Czech Out the Brand-New and Mighty Škoda T 56

OFFERS | TECH TREE DISCOUNTS | HOW TO PLAY

Commanders!

Czech out a brand-new heavy launching with the release of the Czechoslovakian heavy line. The VIII Škoda T 56  packs a 2-shell autoloader and menacing 130 mm gun that boasts 460 HP of damage—one of the highest among fellow Tier VIII tanks.

Take a look at the exciting launch offers and Tech Tree discounts, and scour our how-to-play guide below for tips and tricks that will prepare you for combat and help you select the best crew skills and equipment options for you. Dive into battle and take it for a spin today!


Škoda T 56 Offers

Available from August 11 at 07:00 CEST (UTC+2) through August 23 at 07:00 CEST (UTC+2).

PACKAGE CONTENTS Škoda T 56 100% trained crew Garage slot Gold x5 XP mission Personal Reserves Equipment Consumables DISCOUNT
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Tech Tree Discounts

Available from August 11 at 07:00 CEST (UTC+2) through August 18 at 07:00 CEST (UTC+2).

You're in luck, Commanders! There are huge Tech Tree discounts that coincide with the launch of the Czechoslovakian heavy line. Snap up these bargains if you don't already own the vehicles!

Credit Discount

Vehicles

50% II LT vz. 35  
50% III LT vz. 38  
50% IV ST vz. 39  
50% V Škoda T 24  
30% VI Škoda T 25  

How to Play the Škoda T 56

FIREPOWER | SURVIVABILITY | MOBILITY | EQUIPMENT | CREW SKILLS

The VIII Škoda T 56   stands out with an incredible gun for its tier, while the combination of formidable firepower and plucky survivability puts you in a commanding position in any combat situation. But now is not the time to be too gung-ho! Here's a brief guide to set you up before you get too deep into fierce confrontations.

 

The parameters displayed are valid for the vehicle with each crew member trained to 100% major qualification level. Some vehicle characteristics can be further improved with the commander's bonus to major qualification level, crew perks and skills, as well as special in-game items.

 

Main Characteristics
Firepower
Survivability
Mobility
Škoda T 56
VIII
Average Damage
460/460/640 HP
Average Penetration
208/248/68 mm
Hit Points
1,500 HP
Top Speed / Reverse Speed
35/15 km/h
Commander (Radio Operator)
Gunner
Driver
Loader
Firepower
Average Damage
460/460/640 HP
Gun Reload Time
25 s
Average Penetration
208/248/68 mm
Ammunition
30 shells
Dispersion at 100 m
0.42 m
Gun Depression / Elevation Angles
-8/15°
Aiming Time
3 s
Shell Types
Shell Velocity
AP
1,020 m/s
AP
1,020 m/s
HE
863 m/s
Survivability
Concealment of Moving Vehicle
3.42/0.52%
Hit Points
1,500 HP
Concealment of Stationary Vehicle
6.78/1.04%
Hull Armor
100/70/70 mm
Signal Range
850 m
Turret Armor
220/95/70 mm
View Range
370 m
Turret Traverse Speed
26 deg/s
Mobility
Engine Power
650 h.p.
Specific Power
13.5 h.p./t
Traverse Speed
26 deg/s
Top Speed / Reverse Speed
35/15 km/h
   

Firepower

The Škoda T 56's pièce de résistance is its explosive firepower. It boasts a remarkable 130 mm caliber 2-shell autoloader capable of inflicting 460 damage. The rapid reload time between shots means it can cause 920 HP of damage in under 4 seconds! Take large chunks out of opponents, or inflict the final blow to anyone unlucky enough to run into you in a battle's latter stages.

Pack special AP shells to penetrate 248 mm. Just make sure to time your shell reloads well to avoid being stranded with your tracks down. If diving into the heat of battle isn't your thing, use the handy –8 degrees of gun depression to pick apart enemies from ridge lines farther away and start gaining the upper hand for your team.

Survivability

A typical heavy tank, the Škoda T 56 has enough shielding to hold some of the most ferocious attacks at bay. The upper armor will be your biggest asset. The thickness of the frontal turret armor reaches 220 mm, with a durability of 1,500 HP. It's not enough to repel multiple attackers, but it should stand you in good stead in one-on-one situations.

The great gun depression plays in your favor here, while the sturdy turret with screens provides good protection against HEAT and new HE shells. Terrain will be your best friend, so find natural cover where possible and avoid flat, open areas that will expose any weaknesses.

Mobility

This tank's gruff 650 h.p. engine is enough to secure a top speed of 35 km/h and 15 km/h reverse speed. Unfortunately, the rest of its mobility stats are a bit more modest. Choose your map positions wisely. What use is such a magnificent gun if you're going to get kicked out straight away?

A view range of 370 meters and a signal range of 850 meters is nothing to brag about. Instead, it's best to rely on annihilating enemies with your fiery autoloader as soon as you've tasted blood and are within range.

Equipment

Check out the setup below to ensure the maximum performance of your tank.

Recommended Setup

Hover your cursor over the images for more information on each piece of equipment.

Adding a Turbocharger will improve the power-to-weight ratio and boost your top speed. That will enable you to reach positions in which you can put your heavy armor and firepower to good use.

The Improved Rotation Mechanism reduces dispersion during vehicle movement and traverse, as well as during turret rotation. It ultimately improves the hull and turret traverse speed.

Crew Skills

Commander
Gunner
Driver
Loader

Don't miss the chance to command this powerful brute. See you on the battlefield, Commanders—Roll Out!

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

Reduces the time to switch between shells in a fully loaded gun, double-barreled gun, or magazine.

The skill is effective after training starts. The average skill level is applied if multiple loaders are trained.

Minimum time to switch: 1 second for standard guns, or 2.5 seconds for double-barreled guns and magazines.

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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