Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Future inclusion in the US tree the M1921 medium tank

While we wait for the patch to come, here's what's cooking in a recent vid from Wargaming called Uncle Sam's Tanks that you can watch on the WoT site when they are done with the patch.

This is the M1921 medium tank. If you've never seen or heard of it, that's because it never saw service. It was a eh, testbed vehicle much like the FV4202, made with the idea to try new techniques and gain experience in tank design.

At least its not another paper tank - it actually exists in the real world. Thus we do know what its capable of and how it will fit. The M1921  carries a 6 pounder gun, a 220 or 338 hp engine and weights 18.5 tons with a top speed(depending on the engine) of 26kmph. Armor values are unknown at the time, however judging by the extremely similar T1E1, its going to be 25mm at its thickest. All this means it can be a perfectly viable tier 2 or tier 3 tank, premium or not.

Eh, why tier 3? Well, let's look at ANOTHER tank with almost identical stats - the Vickers MK III which is also 18 tons, has a 6 pounder for main gun, 220 hp engine and armor values that at best will stop a strong gust of wind. Matter of fact, if the M1921 has one inch of sloped armor as UFP it will be perfectly adequately protected for both Tier 2 and Tier 3.

Its not exactly news - I mean you can see it in this screenshot of  supertest tank icons on the first row with other new US tanks, one of which - the T1E6 we already have ingame.

Better rev up those engines btw - patch will be ready for downloading in a matter of 1-2 hours.

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