Gamescom 2018 is coming up at the end of August and it might reserve a few surprises for World of Tanks. One of them will be the upcoming Premium American medium T26E3 Cologne or T26E3 Eagle. The final name might change, but this tank was already added to the game files and there are several clues to guess this vehicle will come during Gamescom.
To start you will notice the serial number at the front: 30119836. You might not recognize the number but I’m sure many of you have seen this tank on Youtube before. T26E3 Pershing 30119836 was of the 32nd Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Division and saw action in Cologne 6 March 1945, also known as Cologne Tank Duel. This tank was commanded by Sgt. Robert Early and destroyed the Panther on the Cathedral plaza in Cologne.
From here we just need to look at the visuals, the tank is almost identical to the famous Pershing you can see in pictures and video and make our own conclusions. Gamescom is in Cologne, so we really might be looking at a special Premium tank dedicated to the event.
Introducing a Premium tank with a very interesting history attached to it is quite nice, but its yet another American Premium tank added to the game. Could this be a good alternative to other American Premiums? That will depend entirely on your preferences and if you are looking to play with a Pershing at Tier VII, this vehicle might be for you. Just have a look at its characteristics and let me know what do you think: Is is it OK for it’s Tier? Do you like to see tanks with such history in the game?
Please note the following information is from Supertest and it’s subject to change before final release.
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