Source: http://www.army-technology.com/featu...gends-4359918/ Hello everyone, the army-technology portal published an interview with Richard “Challenger” Cutland, the EU employee responsible for… well, I have absolutely no idea what he does apart from going to meetings with players but apparently, according to US history expert Chieftain, he does a lot, so that’s that. It’s mostly a “we love tank history” article, not that much about the game, but about the attitude of Wargaming towards museums and such. Short version: - Richard Cutland has 30 years of real tanking experience in British Army’s Royal Tank Regiment on Chieftain, Challenger I and Challenger II tanks - he joined Wargaming as a “miliary specialist” in 2012 - attitude of Wargaming towards history is very positive - in WG service, he got to drive AMX-13, Tiger I and T-72 - future plans for real life tanks: restoring a T-34/76 in belarus, lifting a KV-1 from the bottom of the river in Voronezh, restoring the Maus - Maus restoration will be difficult and problematic due to the sheer size of the vehicle, its poor state (everything inside is missing, it’s just a shell) and lack of parts - Wargaming works with museums by bringing new people interested in history to them Regarding the future of cooperation with Bovington: “Bovington’s got a large, mobile fleet, and to keep that on the road for things like Tankfest is quite scarily expensive. We are going to run a series of specials; what that means is there will be a premium package available on the game, with the proceeds going to help Bovington restore their current fleet of operational vehicles. Their Comet is in dire need of a mechanical overhaul. There’s the M4 Sherman as well, an incredibly well-known vehicle that’s really popular. That needs its tracks replaced amongst other repairs before it can get roadworthy again.” - it’s possible Wargaming will have (pay for) some sort of warship restored in the future

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