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
, a brand-new British tank destroyer. Let’s see why this newcomer is nothing to joke about.
How to Play
Top speed / Reverse speed
Commander (Radio Operator, Loader)
Magazine reload time
Reload time between the shells in the magazine
Ammo rack capacity
Number of shells in the magazine
Dispersion at 100 m
Shell flight speed
Concealment of moving vehicle
Concealment of stationary vehicle
Top speed / Reverse speed
The first thing to keep in mind is that the magazine of the
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
is part of the line-up of Premium vehicles that are hidden in this year's Large Holiday Ops Boxes.
Head to the Premium Shop and get your bundle of festive boxes from one of four different categories. They are filled to the brim with plenty of treats, such as decorations for your festive Garage, gold & credits, World of Tanks Premium Account, exclusive 3D styles, and of course Premium vehicles such as the GSOR 1008.
Lunar New Year
Purchasing will be available from December 9, 06:00 (UTC)