Update #1 – 09:15 – 31/01/2018
Everyone seems to have been caught with surprise when the Sherman Repotenciado was announced to come on several blogs. A reliable source of mine, inside Wargaming, has come forward with some information about it and has confirmed it going to be introduced in the game, but not in February.
I was told the developers are busy with the release of Update 1.0 and with the update being a priority they couldn’t create and test the tank in time for the initial proposed date, due to this reason the tank has been postponed. So, the tank is confirmed to come to the game but on a later date not yet disclosed.
While the first leak of information sounded fake, it seems there was a bit of miscommunication on what is coming and when, but at least we now know that all the Sherman fans out there, and the Argentinian playerbase, will have an exclusive tank to look forward.
I’ll update the article with more information if such is leaked.
Could it be true, or will this only be a false hype for all the Argentinians that play World of Tanks? According to an insider source of our friend Dom1n.com, Wargaming could be close to release the first ever Argentinian tank: Sherman Repotenciado.
For those who don’t know, Sherman Repotenciado were conversions of British Sherman VC and IC Hybrid to include a diesel engine and a new armament: the 105 mm FTR L44/57 gun (an Argentine licensed copy of the CN-105-57 Gun used on the AMX-13).
The chassis and tracks were also slightly changed and the turret equipped with stowage baskets at the rear. Due to the size of the 105mm rounds, the crew was reduced to three man: Commander, Gunner, Driver.
What is more surprising about this leak, is the tank is coming to the NA/LATAM Region in February, more precisely from 15 to 26 of February. According to the insider, the tank will be very similar to the French Revalorisé, meaning it will most probably be Tier VIII and just a copy of the same vehicle already in the game.
There was no indication if this vehicle will be implemented with its own nation, similar to what we already have with the Polish tank Pudel, or if it will be part of another nation at all.
I’ve confirmed part of this information with my sources, but I’m still sceptical if the introduction of this vehicle is true or not. If it’s confirmed to be true, I bet all the Argentinians out there, and tank fans, will be delighted to have yet another Tier VIII Premium Sherman in the game.