World of Tanks players have been asking for a decent Premium American tank destroyer for years, today we get closer to get one. A brand new Premium Tier VIII American tank destroyer enters Supertest today and it features something we all know: armour!
Introducing the TS-5, a US tank destroyer project that never made it out of the paper. Featuring an amazing frontal armour of 260mm, this beast will be a faster T28 but Premium.
Fast firing 120 mm gun with a base damage per minute of over 2,800 and 400 alpha, it will hit fast and it will hit hard. Penetration will be more standard for a Tier VIII tank destroyer and its mobility isn’t great, but what can we expect with all that armour.
The precision and speed of the shells do limit the effectiveness of the TS-5 over long distances, after all, this is a hard-shelled tank destroyer. It can also help bring out those “holed-up” enemies from their safe positions. Moreover, it can shake off shells from higher tiered opponents when played effectively, especially if you can hide the lower frontal plate, which is its biggest weak spot.
Last but not least, TS-5 will have a four-man crew: Commander, Driver, Loader, Gunner, the same as a T28. In summary, the TS-5 is a hard-shelled, but a slightly sluggish armoured vehicle with a quick-firing, hard-hitting armament perfect for brawling up close. So what do you think? Something we needed a long time ago or something we don’t really need in the game? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section.