Top of the Tree: We're Halfway Through


The first half of August is pretty much over, but the STB-1 missions keep going. As per our tradition, we'll also take a short look at the mid-tier vehicles of the line featured in the Top of the Tree special, since we're in the middle of the month.

All values below correspond to a 100% trained crew.

Type 3 Chi-Nu

Main Characteristics:

  • Hit Points: 480
  • Top Speed: 38 km/h
  • View Range: 350 m
  • Hull Armour: 50/25/20 mm
  • Turret Armour: 50/35/25 mm
  • DPM: 1,500
  • Dispersion: 0.37 m
  • Damage: 125/125/175 HP
  • Penetration: 124/155/38mm
  • Vertical Gun Angles: -10°/+15°

As the first Japanese mid-tier medium tank, it defines the playstyle of the next vehicles. What makes it stand out is its high penetration and good damage per shot. This will help you penetrate your enemies more reliably, yet you need to be a little closer to them (preferably second line) to hit them. Mind the sub-par mobility – you won't be as agile as other medium tanks.

Type 4 Chi-To

Main Characteristics:

  • Hit Points: 820
  • Top Speed: 45 km/h
  • View Range: 360 m
  • Hull Armour: 75/35/35 mm
  • Turret Armour: 75/35/50 mm
  • DPM: 2,052
  • Dispersion: 0.36 m
  • Damage: 130/130/175 HP
  • Penetration: 155/186/38mm
  • Vertical Gun Angles: -10°/+20°

Consider this tank a supercharged Chi-Nu. Basically, everything has seen major improvements, except the acceleration. You'll be most effective as second-line support, where you use your very high damage per minute to pick on your targets. Thanks to its amazing gun depression angle, you'll find it easy hiding your squishy tank behind terrain, resulting in a higher chance of survival.

Type 5 Chi-Ri

Main Characteristics:

  • Hit Points: 1,250
  • Top Speed: 42 km/h
  • View Range: 370 m
  • Hull Armour: 75/35/35 mm
  • Turret Armour: 75/50/50 mm
  • DPM: 1,950
  • Dispersion: 0.35 m
  • Damage: 130/130/175 HP
  • Penetration: 155/186/38 mm
  • Vertical Gun Angles: -10°/+20°

The Chi-Ri is in a league of its own. Despite it looking like a fat Chi-To, its gameplay is quite different, as it has a feature unlike any other Japanese medium tank: its three-round autoloader. Stat-wise, it is basically the same gun as the predecessor. Make good use of the clip and its super-fast shell reload time of one second to surprise your opponents.

Boost your way up to the STB-1

Here's your last chance to blaze through the tech tree with the bundle below, containing useful bonuses to significantly accelerate your progress. Each of these can be purchased only once per account.

Best Buy
  • Two extra x5 XP bonuses for every vehicle in the line
  • 20,000 XP credited to the STB-1*
  • Double rewards for the mission "STB-1"
  • 1 "Made in Japan" Style, Emblems and Inscriptions
  •  World of Tanks Premium Account: 30 days
ends in:
Top of the Tree Boost
  • Two extra x5 XP bonuses for every vehicle in the line
  • 20,000 XP credited to the STB-1*
  • Emblems and Inscriptions
ends in:

Play a battle in the STB-1 to receive the XP bonus.


Roll out!