Wargaming announced another replacement, this time it will be the T-10, Tier IX from the Soviet heavy tank branch. This tank will be replaced by a vehicle that was on Supertest last year: Object 257 Heavy Tank.
Of course, all of you will ask why are they replacing it, and what will happen to the T-10. First, the replacement occurs because the T-10 never fitted the branch. In between the IS-3 and IS-7, two tanks where you can reliably use your armour and with an assault tank play style, you have the T-10, a glass heavy tank that plays more as a support role. With the replacement of this tank with Object 257, the branch will feel more natural to progress and will keep the same playstyle.
And what will happen to T-10 heavy tank? For now, Wargaming has ideas of re-introducing it as a Tier IX of a brand new mini-branch starting on the IS-3. This is not yet a final decision and Wargaming will share more information soon.
|Tier IX Heavy Tank – Regular
|Hull Armour||150 / 140 / 70 mm|
|Turret Armour||350 / 240 / 100 mm|
|Shell Avg. Penetration||248 / 340 / 68 mm|
|Shell Avg. Damage||440 / 440 / 530|
|Rate of Fire||4.88 rounds/minute|
|Average Damage per Minute||2,147.2|
|Gun Depression / Elevation
||– 5 / +15 deg|
|Turret Traverse Speed||26 deg/s|
|Traverse Speed||28 deg/s|
|Top Speed / Reverse Speed||50 / 15 km/h|
|Engine Power||850 hp|