The American Challenge: Hunt Down the TS-5

Stock up on ammo and rework your loadouts, Commanders!

This spring you’ll have the chance to earn yourself a new vehicle coming straight from the United States. Prepare for new levels of excitement when you're on the hunt, because this challenge’s Grand Prize is the first-ever American Tier VIII Premium TD in World of Tanks, the TS-5. This steel beast is a natural-born damage dealer with decent armor, and a worthy reward for those who prefer fighting at the frontline to sniping or active flanking.   

What's on the Table?

In World of Tanks, there are many different tank destroyers, but there isn't a single American Tier VIII Premium TD. Considering that the United States was one of the first nations in the game, it's time we fix this with a new Premium tank destroyer born in the USA!

If you already play American TDs you'll feel right at home with the TS-5 because it combines some of their best qualities.

Whether you're a novice or an experienced Commander, the TS-5 is as sweet as apple pie:

  • High alpha damage (400 points) and a good rate-of-fire mean it's got plenty of firepower
  • Stand strong behind 260mm of front armor (that's 10.23 inches in American!)
  • A low profile and good concealment with high DPM mean you can hit hard and they'll never see it coming!

NOTE: The TS-5 is best played at the front, using its incredibly tough hull to bounce enemy shells. So get a shot off, and then pop back into cover so that enemies have a hard time hitting you.

Main Characteristics
Firepower
Survivability
Mobility
TS-5
VIII
Average Damage
400/400/515 HP
Average Penetration
248/300/60 mm
Hit Points
1,500 HP
Top Speed / Reverse Speed
26/12 km/h
Commander (Radio Operator)
Gunner
Driver
Loader
Loader
Firepower
Average Damage
400/400/515 HP
Gun Reload Time
8.5 s
Average Penetration
248/300/60 mm
Ammunition
40 item(s)
Dispersion at 100 m
0.44 m
Aiming Time
1.8 s
Gun Depression / Elevation Angles
-5/20°
Gun Traverse Limits
10/10°
Shell Types
Shell flight speed
AP
860 m/s
HEAT Shell
1,050 m/s
HE Shell
860 m/s
Survivability
Concealment of Moving Vehicle
9.18%
Hit Points
1,500 HP
Concealment of Stationary Vehicle
15.28%
Hull Armor
260/100/51 mm
Signal Range
745 m
View Range
370 m
The TS-5’s survivability to a large extent depends on one’s skill with using vehicle armor and selecting an appropriate opponent. Keep in mind that the TD’s impressive armor will help against Tier VIII adversaries, and may save the vehicle when facing Tier IX opponents, however confrontations against Tier X’s should take place on your terms. Choose a combat direction wisely, considering what your allies do.
Mobility
Engine Power
750 h.p.
Specific Power
12.5 h.p./t
Traverse Speed
24 deg/s
Top Speed / Reverse Speed
26/12 km/h
The vehicle’s low mobility makes one choose a combat direction carefully. The TS-5 can fortify the allied defense positions or become a reliable aid to force through the enemy defense lines, but only when the right decision is made at the beginning of a battle. Choose carefully with whom and where you will go once a battle begins.
   

Finally, you can move Crews from other top-tier American tanks destroyers into the TS-5 without penalty, as it has five Crew members.       

The American Challenge: General Overview

This time your chase for the Grand Prize will last 10 days, running from 5 April to 15 April. The American Challenge features 10 consecutive stages to complete, fulfilling tasks for Mastery or for Commitment.

  • Missions for Commitment. The best option for players with a strong desire to get their hands on the outstanding TS-5. Task conditions will be diverse, but they must be performed using Tier VI – X vehicles. Just remember: Your result will only count if you finish in the top 10 of your team’s roster at the end of battle — no matter whether your team wins or loses.
  • Missions for Mastery. You can opt for alternative, but more complex tasks. Fulfilling these objectives will save you time, but you’ll have to give your all to succeed. You can only complete these tasks using Tier IX-X machines.

NOTE: Both sets of tasks can be fulfilled simultaneously (given all conditions are met), so it doesn’t matter how exactly you end up progressing to the next stage. The mission that is completed first will go in your victory column.

However, compared to the most recent challenge for the Panhard EBR 75, missions for Commitment will be modified. Thanks to your feedback and suggestions, we have slightly adjusted the conditions of some tasks that you were struggling with during the Wheeled Challenge.

We are also continuing to look for the optimal balance between mission complexity and their feasibility based on our statistics. This time we removed tasks in which you need to achieve a certain number of victories. Instead, we added a new type of task where you need to deal a certain amount of damage.

In addition, we slightly changed the distribution of some rewards for completing specific missions. But as before, finishing each stage will fill your vault with Credits, Personal Reserves, and Consumables. Check it out!

  • Stage 1
  • Stage 2
  • Stage 3
  • Stage 4
  • Stage 5
  • Stage 6
  • Stage 7
  • Stage 8
  • Stage 9
  • Stage 10
Stage 1

Mission for commitment  

Earn at least 250 points of base experience 4 times. 

Available only for Tier VI-X vehicles.

Mission for mastery 

Earn at least 750 points of base experience 1 time.

Available only for Tier IX-X vehicles.

Rewards 

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Stage 2

Mission for commitment

Earn a total of 4,500 points of base experience.

Only experience earned for being among the top 10 players on your team by experience earned on Tier VI-X vehicles is counted.

Mission for mastery 

Be among the top 3 players on your team by experience earned 2 times and earn at least 550 points of base experience in each battle.

Available only for Tier IX-X vehicles.

Rewards  

х100 000 х5

Stage 3

Mission for commitment

Be among the top 10 players on your team by experience earned 12 times.

Available only for Tier VI-X vehicles.

Mission for mastery 

Cause at least 3,000 HP of damage 3 times and be among the top 5 players on your team by damage caused in each battle. 

Available only for Tier IX-X vehicles.

Rewards  

х100 000  +300% 1h x5

Stage 4

Mission for commitment

Earn a total of 12,000 points of base experience.

Only experience earned for being among the top 10 players on your team by experience earned on Tier VI-X vehicles is counted.

Mission for mastery 

Earn at least 800 points of base experience 6 times.

Available only for Tier IX-X vehicles.

Rewards  

х150 000 х1 х10

Stage 5

Mission for commitment

Cause at least 500 HP of damage 25 times.

Available only for Tier VI-X vehicles.

Mission for mastery 

Cause at least 15% of the total amount of damage caused by your team 7 times.

Available only for Tier IX-X vehicles.

Rewards  

 х1 х10

Stage 6

Mission for commitment

Earn a total of 20,000 points of base experience.

Only experience earned for being among the top 10 players on your team by experience earned on Tier VI-X vehicles is counted.

Mission for mastery 

Destroy at least 2 enemy vehicles 9 times and cause at least 3,000 HP of damage in each battle.

Available only for Tier IX-X vehicles.

Rewards  

х250 000  х15  

+300% 1h x10 

Stage 7

Mission for commitment

Earn at least 500 points of base experience 25 times.

Available only for Tier VI-X vehicles.

Mission for mastery 

Earn at least 850 points of base experience 12 times and be among the top 3 players on your team by experience earned in each battle. 

Available only for Tier IX-X vehicles.

Rewards  

х300 000 х15

+200% 2h x10 

Stage 8

Mission for commitment

Cause at least 500 HP of damage 40 times.

Available only for Tier VI-X vehicles.

Mission for mastery 

Finish the battle as the top player on your team by experience earned 12 times and cause at least 2,000 HP of damage in each battle.

Available only for Tier IX-X vehicles.

Rewards  

х400 000 х1

 х15          

Stage 9

Mission for commitment

Earn a total of 30,000 points of base experience.

Only experience earned for being among the top 10 players on your team by experience earned on Tier VI-X vehicles is counted.

Mission for mastery 

Finish the battle as the top player on your team by damage caused 12 times and destroy at least 2 enemy vehicles in each battle.

Available only for Tier IX-X vehicles.

Rewards  

х500 000  

 +50% 2h x10х30

Stage 10

Mission for commitment

Be among the top 10 players on your team by experience earned 50 times.

Available only for Tier VI-X vehicles.

Mission for mastery 

Finish the battle as the top player on your team by experience earned 12 times and earn at least 850 points of base experience.

Available only for Tier IX-X vehicles.

Rewards  

  

Full crew with the Brothers in Arms perk trained to 100%

 

The Fast Track

If you’re willing to try out the new experience immediately, you can head straight for the Premium Shop and purchase the whole bundle featuring all the rewards for each event battle mission and the TS-5.

Completing stages beforehand will give you discounts on the final price — 10% off for each stage completed — if you decide to purchase the bundle. For example, completing 5 out of 10 stages will knock 50% off the price. Purchasing the bundle gives you the full collection of rewards and automatically checks all event battle missions as completed, so you won’t be able to access them once you have the bundle.

Take on the American Challenge and grab your well-deserved rewards!

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