For the Record: Straight outta Supertest: New tank icons
Source: wot-news Hello everyone, recently, someone leaked new icons from supertest again :) Some we have seen before, some are new though, so let’s have a look at it. The descriptions are obviously mine. AMR-35 French light tank, total crap. Might find use in WoT though. E-10 Original Wargaming description (also leaked): A proposed light tank destroyer weighing about 12 tons. Its most innovative feature was to be the ability to adjust the ground clearance, changing the vehicle’s height from 1760 to 1400 mm. The vehice would be powered by either the Maybach HL 100 or the Argus engine. Development was discontinued in favor of the Hetzer. Neubaufahrzeug One of the earliest German tanks. You can read about it a bit more here. Nice premium variant overall. T88 HMC The T88 is simply a Hellcat with a 105mm howitzer. Please note that this is not a tank destroyer, but an artillery vehicle. US Chi-Ri This is apparently an American captured tank version of the Japanese Chi-Ri. It’s nice to see that the development of captured tank continues. US M4A2 Sherman Diesel version of the Sherman, heavily exported to LL countries – Britain and Russia US Shinhoto Chi-Ha Again a captured US version of a Japanese tank. M18 “Super Hellcat” The Super Hellcat is apparently the prototype vehicle, on which the Americans used the M36 turret with a 90mm gun on the Hellcat chassis. This hybrid would make a nice US TD replacement for the (unhistorical) T25 with turret, or it could be a premium US tank destroyer at long last. T3 HMC The T3 is the T18 predecessor. I wrote about it recently as a possible replacement for the (somewhat OP) T18. Soviet GAZ-75 GAZ-75 was a Soviet attempt to create something like the “Hetzer”. By the time it arrived, the concept was already obsolete and there was no need for it, the project was scrapped. You can read more about it here. Soviet IT-45 IT-45 was, like the GAZ-75, an attempt to create a “Hetzer” – cheap mass-produced tank destroyer. By the time it arrived, it was already obsolete and the project was scrapped. Official WG description (also leaked) is: A light tank destroyer on the basis of the T-60 and the T-70. The initial plans were drafted in the summer of 1942. In 1943, development was halted due to emerging difficulties in engine production and the realization that the main gun would be inadequate against increasingly heavy opponents. RBT-5 RBT-5 was a project to mount two massive “land torpedo” rockets on BT-5 chassis. It is unknown, whether this is a serious icon or just a WG joke. T-46-5 T-46-5 was a T-46 upgrade. I wrote about it here in detail. ZIS-30 ZIS-30 is an improvised tank destroyer, created by mounting a 57mm ZIS-2 gun on the T-20 Komsomolec artillery tractor. It was announced a long time ago, but has not appeared in WoT yet. You can read more about it on wiki or here.