Today, World of Tanks Supertest will start testing a brand new Tier IX Soviet heavy tank: Object 752. There are no detail for the final use of the vehicle, but based on the Tier, it might be a future reward tank for Frontline, Ranked or other similar events. Object 752 doesn’t come from land of fantasy, it was an actual design proposal but never left the design stage. To learn more about this vehicle, just read our latest historical article.
An oscillating turret and a gun with an autoloader (a quite uncommon combination for a Soviet) are the signature features of this vehicle. The autoloader is a fast one: three shells, 2.75 seconds between shots, and 21.8 seconds for a complete reload. As for the other stats, the gun dispersion is 0.4 m per 100 m, and the aiming time amounts to 3 seconds. The basic AP round can penetrate 256 mm of armour, and the special APCR can pierce 318 mm. The gun’s one-time damage is 440 points, and the vehicle’s view range is 380 m.
The protection of the Object 752 is adequate for a heavy: up to 330 mm of armour at the front of the turret and up to 180 mm at the front of the hull. Yet keep in mind that there’s a weakly armoured oscillating part behind the turret’s frontal plate, so you better engage your enemies at mid-range. Keeping the distance between your opponents and yourself is not a problem with a power-to-weight ratio of 17.4 hp per tonne and a top speed of 50 km/h. A gun depression of -8 degrees lets you use terrain folds to your advantage.
Object 752 combines the aggressiveness of the Soviets with the cautiousness of the French. The dynamics allow it to take advantageous positions first, and its firepower lets it dish out lots of damage over a short period of time. Still, the tank’s operator should think beforehand of a place to wait out the reload time (while covering the weakly armoured parts). The key to efficient play on this tank is reacting quickly to changes in the tactical environment while making use of the vehicle’s strong sides.