Today a new Swedish tank enters Supertest, EMIL 1951, a Tier VIII Premium heavy tank with an autoloader! What many players have been asking for, to better fit the current Tech Tree that always has been missing a high Tier Premium heavy tank.
In terms of gameplay, it will look like a lighter version of the regular Tier VIII EMIL I, with less armour but more mobile. It has one less round in the loading mechanism, but the aiming parameters are better and it’s also faster shooting.
The hull has less armour offering less protection, but with its new 400 HP engine, you will be able to relocate easier using it’s increased 15.15 hp/t specific power. Aside from this, there isn’t much difference from the regular Emil I and the main question will be: how much power creep will be compared to it.
On the other hand, a small but more positive note is, the EMIL 1951 turret seems to be modelled to the real specification of EMIL 1951 project. It still has small differences, but certainly is more accurate and to be fair, it should be what Wargaming should’ve used since the start. In regards to the hull, I couldn’t find any information if this was a real proposal or just a made-up version to fit the purpose. For now, all we can think is that it’s just yet another clone to fit the missing gap.
As always, depending on test results the above characteristics might change. What do you think of EMIL 1951? Looking forward to it or would you prefer something a bit different but more historical?