On what it looks like Wargaming teasing us for whats coming later this December, we can all just assume the New Year free tank for 2018 will be the Soviet medium tank T-29. This tank was hinted it could be coming for Wargaming anniversary, but this year we didn’t get any free
garage slot tank, as the game developers think almost everyone would sell the tank, so instead, they decided to stop the six-year tradition, for anniversary and new year events.
Other main reason why this radical decision was made, was supposedly due to the fact the lower tier tanks need to be rebalanced and Wargaming didn’t want to introduce new lower tier tanks that could cause problems.
None the less, we now have a video where the T-29 is the centrepiece and the Holiday Ops banner has a T-29 as a centrepiece too, leaving us to guess the tank will be coming later this year as a free
garage slot gift that everyone should consider keeping.
Why should you keep T-29 Medium Tank?
Many of these low tier free tanks are sold by players so they can get a free garage slot. Let’s face it, if you aren’t a collector, why should you want to keep it? So, why is the T-29 different?
If you have a close look at the stats you are going to notice something very interesting: they are good for its Tier. Yes, what it might not look like it, T-29 Medium Tank has very good stats for its Tier, the gun can kill any tank of similar Tier with only two shots, it has enough penetration to deal with almost any Tier IV that might face in the battle, aiming time is good and it’s fast and with decent ground resistances.
While it might not look like a sealclubber, when you compare it with the Gr.Tr. and the Pz. S35 you will see the T-29 potential of becoming the next Tier breaker tank. Unfortunatelly we will have to wait until the New Year to confirm if we get the T-29 and if it’s as good as it looks on paper.
I can’t confirm we will defenitly get the T-29 during the New Year event, but all the hints do make me think we will.
|Tier III – Medium Tank – Gift/Premium
|Gun||76 mm L-10A|
|Shell Type||AP / HEAT / HE|
|Shell Velocity||558 / 446 / 558 m/s|
|Shell Avg. Penetration||66 / 78 / 38 mm|
|Shell Avg. Damage||110 / 110 / 164|
|Shells in Magazine||N/A|
|Magazine Reload Time||N/A
|Rate of Fire||12.033 rounds per minute|
|Average Damage per Minute||1,323.6
|Gun Depression/Elevation Angles||-5 / +25|
|Chassis / Turret Traverse Speed||46 / 35.5 deg/s|
|Top Speed / Reverse Speed||44.6 / 20 km/h|
|Hull Armour||30 / 20 / 20 mm|
|Turret Armour||20 / 20 / 20 mm|
|Weight / Max Load
||28.50t / 30.00 t
|Engine Power||500 hp|
|Specific Power||17.54 hp/t|
|Concealment of Stationary Vehicle||21.1%|
|Concealment of Moving Vehicle||15.8%|
|View Range||300 m|
|Signal Range||312.9 m|
|Crew||Commander, Driver, Gunner, Radio Operator, Radio Operator|