For the Record: Odd Models in World of Tanks
Hello everyone, a lot of people complained about odd models in World of Tanks, so I decided to have a look at some. Other sreenshots were made by Russian players (Zozzoua and Andrey Bazyakin) and EU player Am3r1knu, thanks :) It didn’t take too hard looking to do that, because some of these issues are quite old. They were never fixed however. IS-8 has this 50mm hole at the back of both turrets (stock and elite). There is no real reason for it (there is no hatch or anything) – yep, it’s a bug. RhB Waffenträger has a hole on top of the hull in its armor. There is no real reason for it – there is a hatch, but it’s not like it’s immaterial. Considering the fact that the vehicle’s armor is very thin, it hardly matter, but it’s still a bug (a HE shell can enter the tank directly, bypassing the “usual” mechanics) Waffenträger auf PzIV armor is really odd as well. First and foremost, crewmen are modelled as armor for some reason, a thing few other tanks have (some do, most don’t). Well, okay, but look carefully at the gun shield. When you look at it from the front, it’s there, when you look at it from the back, it’s not there – that’s right, when firing from the back, the shield does not exist. No other vehicle has this kind of mechanism, so it’s most likely a bug. SU-14-2 has wrong side armor. While the spaced armor plate is correct on the right side of the vehicle, the left side has it shifted over the tracks. For some strange reason, the rear plates of most of artilleries (and Object 263) are just “floating in space” (while others have their holders modelled). Batchat 155 55 has its gun clipping through the hull for some reason during high elevation angles. ISU-152 uses lowres textures on the gun for some strange reason, while the rest of the tank is okay. And Chaffee tracks are missing pins, but that’s an old bug.