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Concept 1B (Tier 9 American HT)

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US heavies don't get bad gun stats and it's something that will consistently cruise at 40-45kpt, is low profile. I guess the drivers hatch is a weakspot so the armor will be trollish/good against good players but shit against anyone with skill. Turret shape is funny. This thing will get penned by high pen HE and Hesh

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I wouldn't be surprised if this thing has a lot of historical data backing it up. USA tanks are generally pretty good about this stuff.

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8 minutes ago, kariverson said:

This is starting to be C&C tiberium wars. 

That might be a good thing....

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26 minutes ago, hall0 said:

Isn't this the M60A2 Starship turret? 

It's missing some things on the top, but it's certainly a similar look. 

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20 hours ago, hall0 said:

Isn't this the M60A2 Starship turret? 

Must've been a concept for it.

EDIT: Looks like I was correct
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That said, the armor profile on this is super interesting. The turret looks strong as fuck until you look the other way a little and they pen the flat turret sides where the gun is mounted. The engine deck can also be shot at when sidescraping a la T28 Prot.

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FFS if they have time to add the Renegade, AE1 and then this (which I'll admit looks mildly interesting) buff the fucking T32, M103 and E5
It's like they're trying to kill their own game......

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On 1/31/2020 at 5:48 PM, hall0 said:

Isn't this the M60A2 Starship turret? 

 

22 hours ago, ZXrage said:

Must've been a concept for it.

More details on the precise history here from The Daily Bounce

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Be advised that the M60A2 ‘Starship’ turret isn’t the same one as the Concept No. 1B. The turret design was taken from Concept No 1B and merged with the Ford Shillelagh system and that created four further concepts. Of the four concepts from that series, the Type B turret was used on what was then the XM66, modified it and went to become M60A2. While they are similar, this vehicle or turret is not a prototype M60A2, as it involves a completely separate design. I will share more information about these designs at a later date, in a dedicated article.

Sounds like it was an ancestor of the Starship turret but the family tree is slightly complicated. 

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Looks like a conqueror turret

Side armour appears very strong for American tanks, I expect it is only in small locations, not the whole side hull. Probably more of 44-76mm range for the rest of the side hull

Fast, high power to weight, good track traverse....another projected heavy tank to contest medium tank roles

HEAT pen is low though, very weird because other USA tanks have 340 pen with 120mm gun

 

Fucking zeros. -H

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On 1/31/2020 at 11:25 PM, Deus__Ex__Machina said:

Tank looks pretty strong atm, doubt it will remain this way.

LOL, you are funny, that's not how WG works. 

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5 hours ago, MagicalFlyingFox said:

LOL, you are funny, that's not how WG works. 

Changes to the 2nd iteration of Concept 1B:
• Reload time: from 9.752 to 10.548
• Rate of fire: from 6.153 to 5.688
• Damage per minute: from 2461 to 2275.3
• Aiming time: from 2.01 to 2.21
• Gun accuracy (spread per 100 m): from 0.345 to 0.364

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6 hours ago, MagicalFlyingFox said:

LOL, you are funny, that's not how WG works. 

 

1 hour ago, Deus__Ex__Machina said:

*WG nerfs it a little*

Made me blow through my nose a little.

The nerf doesn't do too much for the tank though, should still be a very interesting concept. I still wonder what WG is doing with all these tier 9 premiums...

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My guess is wg figure they needed some sort of incentive to get more people playing these events. Tier 8 prems are either broken or meh as far as the community is concerned so lost their allure.

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source = https://worldoftanks.eu/en/news/general-news/frontline-2020/

 

For 2020 Frontlines and Steel Hunter combined it is now possible to gain two tier IX reward tanks;

  • The Object 777 Variant II, a brand-new Soviet heavy tank
  • The Char Futur 4, a unique new French medium tank
  • The AE Phase I, an American heavy tank with four segmented tracks
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On 2/5/2020 at 6:21 AM, Ezz said:

My guess is wg figure they needed some sort of incentive to get more people playing these events. Tier 8 prems are either broken or meh as far as the community is concerned so lost their allure.

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