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Supertest: Object 259A Soviet Tier VIII Heavy Tank

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The Object 259a, a Soviet Tier VIII heavy tank, is coming to the closed Supertest. Continuing the trend at the end of 2021, Wargaming is now creating Tier VIII Premium vehicles from prototype versions of vehicles at Tier X. The K2 heavy tank is a down tiered IS-4 and now we have Object 259A, a down tiered Object 260, which at the end of the day is the IS-7 prototype!

The Object 259a has a characteristic feature typical of all IS-7 prototypes—a pike nose. Its frontal hull armour reaches 110 mm. The tank’s turret is streamlined, cast, with frontal armour of 260 mm. The vehicle has 1,450 hit points. Maximum speed—60 km/h, specific power—15 h.p./t, view range—380 m.

The tank is armed with a 122 mm gun with an average damage per shot of 420 hit points. The standard APCR shell penetrates 233 mm of armour, while the special HEAT shell penetrates 285 mm. The aiming time of the gun is 3.2 s, reload time is 15 s, and dispersion is 0.42 m.

Object 259a is a frontline heavy tank. Thanks to its good armour and relatively good manoeuvrability, the vehicle can occupy advantageous positions and engage in successful positional combat. Also, keep in mind that the gun’s accuracy won’t let you fire effectively from long range.

All characteristics are with a crew trained to 100% and subject to change before the final release.







Object 259AObject 259A122 mm S34 IIKCH 30 A10PK-26
Firepower - 273
Average Damage per Shot (HP)420/420/530
Average Penetration (mm)233/285/61
Rate of Fire (rounds/min)4.17
Reload Time (s)14.38
Gun Traverse Speed  (deg/s)30.25
Gun Depression/Elevation Angles  (deg)-6/16
Aiming Time (s)3.07
Dispersion at 100 m (m)0.40
Average Damage per Minute  (HP/min)1 752
Survivability - 347
Hit Points (HP)1 450
Hull Armour (front/sides/rear mm)110/100/90
Turret Armour (front/sides/rear mm)260/155/100
Suspension Repair Time (s)12.03
Mobility - 639
Weight/Load Limit (t)60.00/62.50
Engine Power (h.p.)900
Specific Power (h.p./t)15.00
Top Speed/Reverse Speed (km/h)60/12
Traverse Speed (deg/s)31.29
Concealment - 90
Concealment of Stationary Vehicle (%)5.93/1.13
Concealment of Moving  Vehicle (%)2.96/0.56
Spotting - 550
View Range (m)380
Signal Range (m)720
Firepower Hidden Stats
Dispersion moving0.24
Dispersion tank traverse0.24
Dispersion turret traverse0.12
Dispersion after firing4.00
Shell Velocity (m/s)790/820/790
Mobility Hidden Stats
Hard Terrain Resistance1.30
Medium Terrain Resistance1.70
Soft  Terrain Resistance2.50
Hard Terrain Traverse (deg/s)
Medium Terrain Traverse (deg/s)
Soft Terrain Traverse (deg/s)

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  1. another premium, heavy, fast, heavily armored stalinium tank with decent gun dep, good pen, good alpha? that so new and so unbiased!

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