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The Rise of the Main Battle Tanks


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Community #1 Posted 05 August 2019 - 01:00 PM

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Since August's star is the STB-1, let's focus on the first MBTs!

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The_King_Of_Sparta #2 Posted 05 August 2019 - 01:15 PM

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Very good stuff. :P

TheNightFox #3 Posted 05 August 2019 - 01:16 PM

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Interesting history. Also, is this a prelude for tier 10+? :)

The_Trickster #4 Posted 05 August 2019 - 01:40 PM

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An articale about MBTs and no mention of the Centurion???? Really.......

KOCATKA #5 Posted 05 August 2019 - 01:50 PM

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View PostThe_Trickster, on 05 August 2019 - 03:40 PM, said:

An articale about MBTs and no mention of the Centurion???? Really.......

This ^

I would say Panther---> Centruion---> T-54---> others

 



arthurwellsley #6 Posted 05 August 2019 - 01:53 PM

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Centurion = first designed MTB

Samulayo #7 Posted 05 August 2019 - 03:19 PM

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Do something about AMX 30B.
Some inside sources leaked it will be replaced. Any update on that?

Simona2k #8 Posted 05 August 2019 - 03:51 PM

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cool story

clickfingers #9 Posted 05 August 2019 - 04:30 PM

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View PostTheNightFox, on 05 August 2019 - 12:16 PM, said:

Interesting history. Also, is this a prelude for tier 10+? :)

yeah tier 11 T90SM, tier 12 T14 Armata :)


Edited by clickfingers, 05 August 2019 - 04:30 PM.


parim1331 #10 Posted 05 August 2019 - 04:42 PM

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View PostKOCATKA, on 05 August 2019 - 01:50 PM, said:

This ^

I would say Panther---> Centruion---> T-54---> others

 

 

In my honest opinion, T-54's were still somewhat relics of the old era, since they still relied a lot on their armor, but one can argue of course.



SlyMeerkat #11 Posted 05 August 2019 - 04:44 PM

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Great read

marcushorne #12 Posted 05 August 2019 - 06:40 PM

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stb1 1968 chieftain 1966 so why is the chieftain not in the game but useless lights are coming in?

 



Kothaar #13 Posted 05 August 2019 - 08:55 PM

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Yes, MTB's, or Main Battle Tanks were the answer and made both light and heavy tanks obsolete. Except in this game, where heavy tanks are given extra mobility and extra fast gun loading, and so a 1940's Soviet heavy can fight as equal against a 1960's MTB which in real life would take it out in seconds.
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View Postparim1331, on 05 August 2019 - 04:42 PM, said:

 

In my honest opinion, T-54's were still somewhat relics of the old era, since they still relied a lot on their armor, but one can argue of course.


T-54 was designed to withstand anti tank guns of the late 1940's. When western intelligence found out about its armor, brits designed the 105 mm L7 gun which could penetrate T-54's frontal armor. When hollow charge ammunition and especially anti tank missiles with strong hollow charge warheads appeared, all ordinary rolled steel armor became obsolescent, and so 1960's tanks were designed with very light armor and high mobility. When laminated armor which was effective against hollow charge was invented, tanks again became heavily armored.


Edited by Kothaar, 05 August 2019 - 08:55 PM.


ChingyLegend #14 Posted 06 August 2019 - 11:08 AM

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View PostTheNightFox, on 05 August 2019 - 01:16 PM, said:

Interesting history. Also, is this a prelude for tier 10+? :)

I think there has been a video of Developer Diaries Series where they planned to extend the content of the game beyond level 10 but would never meet before-modernized-tanks/mbts 



WindSplitter1 #15 Posted 06 August 2019 - 09:01 PM

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Is this the prelude for Tier XI+ vehicles?

 

Rather pointless to add more trees/branches as WoT is playing itself out to the point it's repetitive.

 

As I've stated before, Tier XI needs not to have composite armour, ATGMs, etc. As there are already vehicles very much suitable for Tier XI already in the game (Bobject, for instance).

 

At Tier XI, you'd still have vehicles with RHA as armour. Actual MBTs (T-64 for example).

At Tier XII, enhanced armour would be introduced (still not composites), as per the article (less armour but laminated like the forumites above said).

At Tier XIII you'd finally get composites and at a later stage, ATGMs.



PlasticGangsta #16 Posted 07 August 2019 - 06:12 PM

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I always thought that the first truly modern French MBT that was deployed in numbers was known as the LeClerc or something similar.....




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