GSOR 1008: A Jack of all Trades in the Box

Commanders!

Turn the crank and see what surprise pops out! But beware, this box doesn’t contain a clown. No, there is something even more menacing inside: the VIII GSOR 1008 , a brand-new British tank destroyer. Let’s see why this newcomer is nothing to joke about.

How to Play

General
Firepower
Survivability
Mobility
GSOR 1008
VIII
Average damage
320/320/420 HP
Average penetration
226/321/53 mm
Hit points
1,200 HP
Top speed / Reverse speed
60/17 km/h
Commander (Radio Operator, Loader)
Gunner (Loader)
Driver
Firepower
Average damage
320/320/420 HP
Average penetration
226/321/53 mm
Magazine reload time
45/2 s
Reload time between the shells in the magazine
2 s
Ammo rack capacity
40 shells
Number of shells in the magazine
4 shells
Dispersion at 100 m
0.34 m
Aiming time
2.3 s
Shell types
Shell flight speed
Armor-Piercing
1,066 m/s
AP Composite-Rigid
1,411 m/s
High-Explosive
1,066 m/s
Survivability
Concealment of moving vehicle
10.66/2.23%
Hit points
1,200 HP
Concealment of stationary vehicle
17.73/3.7%
Hull armor
99/51/38 mm
Signal range
570 m
View range
370 m
Mobility
Engine power
640 h.p.
Specific power
14.7 h.p./t
Traverse speed
28 deg/s
Top speed / Reverse speed
60/17 km/h
   

The first thing to keep in mind is that the magazine of the VIII GSOR 1008 takes about 43 seconds to reload (with a 100% trained crew), which makes it extremely vulnerable for an extended period of time. So, always think of ways to retreat to a safe position and stick with your allies.

Your 11 degrees of gun depression is excellent and allow you to hide behind ridges and hills without exposing too much of yourself. Stick to advantageous positions and plan your route across the battlefield.

The GSOR 1008 is a mean damage-dealing machine that likes to hunt in a pack. Call a trusted ally to your side and catch unsuspecting enemies while they are reloading. Not every tank can unload 4 shells in 6 seconds, so don't be afraid to finish off opponents and hunt for easy prey that rolls around on its last track.

Armor

Size doesn’t matter. And the GSOR 1008 proves it. While this British tank destroyer is definitely at the lower end of the size scale, it is by no means squishy or weak. The turret is protected by 152 mm of hardened steel, which might not sound like much, but thanks to 11 degrees of gun depression, all you really have to show is a small strip of your front when you peek over a ridge.

Nevertheless, running and hiding is usually a better survival strategy. A top speed of 60 km/h allows quick maneuvering, while the low profile and good camouflage value make hiding behind bushes a reliable tactic.

Firepower

Just lay your trap and wait for a victim. They won't see it coming until 4 hefty punches send them back to their Garage. The 105 mm AT Gun L7A1 is a quick and powerful autoloader with 2 seconds intra-clip loading time, 2.3 seconds aim time, and fairly accurate 0.34 m dispersion. The GSOR 1008 might be small, but it sure is deadly, especially with a well-trained crew and the right equipment.

Equipment

Recommended Setup

The choice of equipment for the GSOR 1008 is determined by your playstyle. If you prefer to take on the role of an active hunter, make sure to equip "Improved Ventilation", "Improved Rotation Mechanism", and "Coated Optics". All of your stats will see a nice boost, and you will be able to effectively support your allies in medium tanks.

Recommended Setup
 

However, if you prefer a low and slow playstyle with sneaky ambushes and quick attacks, we recommend adding "Improved Ventilation", "Binocular Telescope", and a "Camouflage Net". You will blend in with the environment even more and will see opponents coming from over 400 meters away. The perfect passive scout with a proper bite.

Crew Skills

Commander
Gunner
Driver

No matter which role you prefer, the choice of crew skills should minimize your chance of getting spotted and maximize your chance of survival. Therefore, "Concealment" should be early on your list, followed by "Brothers in Arms" and rounded off with "Repair". Once your crew is all set and familiar with the tank, start fine-tuning their skills with "Situational Awareness", "Snap Shot", and "Smooth Ride".

Where to Get It

Available from December 9, 2020 at 07:00 CET through January 11, 2021 at 07:00 CET (UTC+1)

The VIII GSOR 1008 is part of the line-up of Premium vehicles that are hidden in this year's Large Holiday Ops Boxes.

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Additional Grousers

Increases mobility on soft and medium terrain.

Increases hull traverse speed.

Increases the ability to maintain speed.

Adrenaline Rush

Decreases the gun reload time by 10% if your vehicle's HP drops below 10%.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Brothers in Arms / Sisterhood of Steel

Increases the training level of your crew members by 5%.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100% for every single crew member.

Band of Brothers

Increases the training level of your crew members by 5%.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100% for every single crew member.

Also works if other crew members have the Brothers in Arms / Sisterhood of Steel perk.

Call for Vengeance

Reports the location of enemy vehicles for two more seconds after the destruction of your own vehicle.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Clutch Braking

Increases the traverse speed of your vehicle.

The higher the skill progress, the stronger the effect.

Commander's Vision System

Reduces the concealment of moving enemy vehicles.

Reduces the concealment of enemy vehicles behind foliage.

Concealment

Increases the camouflage value of your vehicle.

The higher the skill progress, the stronger the effect.

Controlled Impact

Increases the ramming damage dealt and decreases damage taken by ramming.

The higher the skill progress, the stronger the effect.

Deadeye

Increases the chance of landing a critical hit.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Designated Target

Keeps targeted vehicles visible for two more seconds.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Eagle Eye

Allows you to identify damaged/destroyed modules as well as injured crew members of an enemy vehicle by hovering your mouse over it for several seconds.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Firefighting

Reduces the damage and duration of fire.

The higher the skill progress, the stronger the effect.

Intuition

Grants a slight chance to change shell type without having to reload again.

Doesn't work with autoloaders. Works also while reloading.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Improved Aiming

Smaller aiming circle size.

Improved Hardening

Fully restores suspension hit points after repairs.

Increases suspension load capacity.

Increases vehicle hit points.

Enhances suspension durability.

Reduces hull damage caused by suspension damage during impact.

Faster suspension repair speed.

Improved Radio Set

Increases the time an enemy vehicle is visible.

Reduces the time your vehicle is visible to the enemy.

Improved Rotation Mechanism

Reduces dispersion during vehicle movement and traverse, as well as during turret rotation.

Improves hull and turret traverse speed.

Jack of All Trades

Reduces the performance penalty of wounded crew members.

The higher the skill progress, the stronger the effect.

Low Noise Exhaust System

Reduces the visibility of a stationary or moving vehicle.

Mentor

Increases the Crew XP gained for each crew member apart from the commander.

The higher the skill progress, the stronger the effect.

Modified Configuration

Prevents one fuel tank fire, ammo rack explosion, or engine destruction in one battle.

Increases engine durability and the capacity of the ammo rack and fuel tank.

Reduces the damaged ammo rack penalty and damaged engine penalty.

Reduces the chance of engine fire.

Increases repair speed.

Off-Road Driving

Increases mobility on medium and soft terrain.

The higher the skill progress, the stronger the effect.

Preventative Maintenance

Reduces the chance of engine fire.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Recon

Increases the view range of your vehicle.

The higher the skill progress, the stronger the effect.

Relaying

Increases the signal range of allied vehicles within your radio coverage.

The higher the skill progress, the stronger the effect.

Repair

Reduces the repair time of destroyed modules.

The higher the skill progress, the stronger the effect.

Safe Stowage

Increases the durability of your vehicle's ammo rack.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Signal Boosting

Increases the signal range of your vehicle.

The higher the skill progress, the stronger the effect.

Situational Awareness

Increases the view range of your vehicle.

The higher the skill progress, the stronger the effect.

Sixth Sense

Shows a light bulb three seconds after you've been spotted.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Smooth Ride

Reduces the dispersion penalty while driving.

The higher the skill progress, the stronger the effect.

Snap Shot

Reduces the dispersion penalty when traversing the turret.

The higher the skill progress, the stronger the effect.

Spall Liner

Decreases damage taken by ramming and high-explosive splash.

Turbocharger

Increases engine power.

Increases top forward speed.

Increases top reverse speed.

Binocular Telescope

Increases the view range of your vehicle by 25%.

Your hull must be stationary for at least 3 seconds.

Camouflage Net

Significantly increases the camouflage value of your vehicle.

Your hull must be stationary for at least 3 seconds.

Enhanced Gun Laying Drive

Reduces the aiming time of your gun by 10%.

Coated Optics

Increases the view range of your vehicle by 10%.

Tank Gun Rammer

Reduces the reload time of your gun by 10%.

Toolbox

Decreases the repair time of destroyed modules.

Cumulative with the Repair skill.

Improved Ventilation

Increases the training level of your crew members by 5%.

Vertical Stabilizer

Reduces the dispersion penalties when moving and during hull and turret traverse by 20%.

"Wet" Ammo Rack

Increases the module HP of your ammo rack.

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