There is one Soviet heavy tank that makes the European player community go crazy and its name is Object 252U also know as Defender. After it’s initial sale, this vehicle was never available again, but this might be about to change.
This vehicle was the centre of a lot of debates about an overpowered vehicle, while in my opinion the vehicle isn’t overpowered, it certainly is broken. The gun is, well, Soviet, takes ages to aim and has the Stalin aiming system that makes you hit the most awkward shots and miss the most aimed ones.
But it’s armour is broken to the point that makes the vehicle overpowered. If you are lucky enough to face Tier VIII and lower vehicles, you can pretty much carry the whole team on your back, as almost nothing in the battlefield will be able to take you down. Of course, you can’t just steamroll your enemies and any YOLO rush will just get you destroyed quickly, but if you play with a minimum of skill, you will love this vehicle.
Wargaming mentioned before they would like to bring the vehicle back to sale, but the community was quite loud against it, so the question remains, would like to see it back?
A very reliable source of mine has confirmed Wargaming has plans to bring the vehicle back on sale, for the European server, very soon, in fact so soon that is from November 1 to November 5, a limited time sale that will enable anyone who doesn’t have one a chance to get one more vehicle in their garage.
As you might think, I also didn’t want to believe my source, so I keep saying to myself that Wargaming wouldn’t do something like this, but who knows? We will have to wait and see if next week, Tier VIII battles will be full of Object 252U Defenders, or if we will have players with pitchforks and torches in the streets.