World of Tanks Supertest just received a brand new Tier VI Premium American Tank Destroyer, the T78 Gun Motor Carriage. The T78 was a July 1943 project to arm the Chaffee chassis with a 90mm gun in an M36 turret. By that time, however, the Chaffee wasn’t even in the prototype stage, so this concept was purely theoretical. It was put on half in August 1943, because the Chaffee chassis was yet to prove itself. Despite the fact the Chaffee project was successful, the T78 development was never resumed.
In-game it’s a relatively mobile vehicle with its turret able to rotate full 360 degrees and a very efficient and easy-to-handle gun with excellent depression, but the T78’s protection it’s almost non-existent.
The T78 will be similar to the Hellcat in terms of gameplay, nevertheless, there are some differences. With less mobility, you won’t be able to follow your teammates as easily around the map. On the other hand, the gun of the T78 reloads faster and has better stabilization on the move than that of the Hellcat. Taking all this into consideration, the best way to play the T78 is changing your position often and firing at your enemies from behind a bush and hull down position.
As per usual, all characteristics are preliminary and subject to change at any time. What do you think? Something World of Tanks has been needing, more American Premium tank destroyers, filling up the existing gaps? Let us know what you think in the comment section.