This edition of the Top of the Tree special will focus on the latest additions to the Soviet medium tank branch.
Follow the research line leading to the Object 430 and enjoy great discounts and credit income bonuses:
30% discount on purchase and 30% more credits earned with the following Soviet vehicles:
Use this opportunity to earn extra credits while driving these unique medium tanks or get them for 70% of their normal value!
These bonuses will be available from 15 May at 07:10 until 1 June at 07:00 CEST (UTC +2).
“A medium tank’s work is never done…let’s go annoy some heavies!”
Just like other top-tier medium tanks in the Soviet tech tree, the Object 430 is a very versatile vehicle. It sports good values in terms of mobility, agility, rate of fire and penetration. However, compared to its Soviet medium counterparts, this tank sports better frontal armour, which, in turn, may improve your chances of survival on the battlefield.
Unfortunately, better armour translates to slower acceleration and slightly reduced performance on soft ground. In addition, just like other tier X Soviet medium tanks, the Object 430 is equipped with a low alpha damage gun. However, this downside is compensated for by the good rate of fire and damage per minute values.
Driving the Object 430 does not differ that much from what you may be used to if you own the Object 140 or the T-62A. The main difference is the aforementioned thicker frontal plate. Play it like you would a typical Soviet medium tank: support your heavy tanks, intercept scouts, flank engaged enemy vehicles and make a run for artillery when the opportunity arises. However, keep in mind that you are a bit slower, so you have to be extra careful when switching positions – after all, you don’t want to have your suspension destroyed and be left in the open like a sitting duck. Also, even though your frontal armour is quite good, please remember that it is still a medium-tank-class plating. This means that even though it has the potential for some nice shell-bouncing, it will not protect you against high calibre guns. Therefore, remember to provide support from the flank and don’t engage enemy heavies head on: it may not end well for you.
Tank Tip: Minding that your engine’s chance of fire upon impact is only 10%, it may be a good idea to use the Lend-Lease Oil consumable instead of a Fire Extinguisher. This way, you will improve your vehicle’s mobility and acceleration and so improve your performance as a medium tank. Please keep in mind, however, that this consumable is more expensive than the Fire Extinguisher and needs to be restocked after each battle, which will cost you an additional 5,000 credits per battle. If you don’t have many credits in your vault, using Lend-Lease Oil can strain your budget quite noticeably. In such cases, either switch to a cheaper consumable and/or wait until there is a discount on consumables so you can stockpile a larger amount of oil at a reduced price.
|Improved Ventilation Class II||Medium Caliber Tank Gun Rammer||Vertical Stabiliser Mk 1|
As always, please consider the setup for both the equipment and crew skills as suggestions. Feel free to experiment on your own and choose what you think works best for you.
Roll out, Commanders!