|66.54 / 95.2 Weight|
- Radio Operator
|200/80/80Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)|
|150/120/80Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)|
|550 h.p.Engine Power|
|35 km/hTop Speed / Reverse Speed|
|18 deg/sTraverse Speed|
|198 mmAverage Penetration|
|12.3 Time for Complete Loading|
|16 deg/sGun Traverse Speed|
|230 mView Range|
|500 mSignal Range|
The Tankenstein is a Tier VII German Premium tank that was available for free through a series of experience missions for Halloween 2015. This tank could also have been bought for 10,000 gold. The Tankenstein is an entirely fictional tank utilizing parts from other tanks and was created by the same mad scientist behind the development of the IS-3 Defender.
This tank is no longer available for purchase.
|Level||Turret||Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm)||Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s)||View Range (m)||Experience||Weight (t)|
|VI||Stein Type 1||150/120/80||16||230||0||15000|
|Level||Gun||Average Penetration (mm)||Rate of Fire||Dispersion at 100 m||Aiming Time||Experience||Weight (t)|
|VIII||105 mm Gun T5E1||198/245/53||310/310/400||4.88||0.42||2.5||0||2400|
|VIII||130 mm B-13-S2||196/171/65||460/530/600||3||0.45||2.9||0||5290|
|Level||Engine||Engine Power (h.p.)||Chance of Fire on Impact||Experience||Weight (t)|
|VI||Stein Type 1||550||20||0||670|
|Level||Suspension||Load Limit||Traverse Speed (deg/s)||Experience||Weight (t)|
|VI||Stein Type 1||95.2||18||0||18000|
|Level||Radio||Signal Range (m)||Experience||Weight (t)|
Pros and Cons
- Very tough frontal armor; same hull as the Tiger P
- Near impenetrable turret mantlet with the 105mm Gun T5E1
- Very high alpha damage on the 130mm B-13-S2 making it a great peeka-boom tank
- Choice of two guns for different playstyles
- Tank skin is very unique; exhaust is fire!
- Extremely slow and sluggish; traverse and manuverability are horrible. You will easily be flanked by more nimble tanks
- Numerous weakspots; hull has weak corners and the second mini-turret on top of the main one is easily penetrable
- Using the 130mm B-13-S2 also removes the "beast" mantlet, leaving your turret front exposed
- Both gun Aim Time and Dispersion values are poor
This Tier VII German heavy tank was available for free throughout a series of experience missions as part of an event for Halloween 2015. The Tankenstein is a mixture of several tank parts from other nations. The Hull is adapted from the Tiger P, the Turret is modeled after the KV-4-5 turret (armor values are different, however), and the Guns are the American 105mm Gun T5E1 found on the T29 and the Soviet 130mm B-13-S2 found on the SU-100Y.
The Tankenstein is very heavily armored at the front; combined with the god-like mantlet with the 105mm Gun, enemies will be forced to shoot at your weakspots; staying at long range can cause enemies to miss. The side hull armor and side turret armor, however, are weak in comparison. As a result, always keep the tank pointed towards the enemy. The hull's weakspots are the lower glacis plate and the corners. The turret's weakspot is the mini-turret at the very top. However, one can protect the weakpoints by going hull down, wiggling the hull from side to side, and raising the gun to shield the mini-turret, as well as shaking the turret. Mastering the art of hiding weakspots is crucial, and once practiced enough, one can bait enemies into firing.
The downside of the Tankenstein is the mobility. The suspension and engine are weak and give this tank poor acceleration and traverse stats. While the top speed is decent, it will take a long time to reach it. Any ridges or hills will leave the tank lagging behind tremendously. The traverse and turret traverse are extremely poor and enemy tanks will easily circle you. Anticipating enemy movements is helpful, but the average gun depression may have issues dealing with short tanks. Ramming is a viable option; however, your tank takes time to reach top speed and will actually take more damage than one would expect.
In order to play this tank effectively, make sure that one has support from teammates and that whatever direction the player chooses is where the battle will take place; this tank will not move from place to place quickly. Hiding weakspots and keeping the front of the tank to the enemy is key, and avoiding flanking fire and being outmaneuvered is crucial.
This is a Premium tank and will make around 15k to 45k from a decent to good battle.
All modules are already researched for this tank.
History for this tank not found
|USA||VT14 • VT1 Heavy Tank • VIM6 • VIIT29 • VIIIT32 • VIIIT34 • VIIIT34 Independence • IXM103 • XT110E5|
|UK||VChurchill I • VExcelsior • VIChurchill VII • VITOG II* • VIIBlack Prince • VIIICaernarvon • IXConqueror • XFV215b|
|Germany||IVPz.Kpfw. B2 740 (f) • IVDurchbruchswagen 2 • VVK 30.01 (H) • VIVK 36.01 (H) • VIITiger I • VIITiger (P) • VIITankenstein • VIIILöwe • VIIITiger II • VIIIVK 45.02 (P) Ausf. A • IXE 75 • IXVK 45.02 (P) Ausf. B • XE 100 • XMaus|
|USSR||VChurchill III • VKV-220 Beta-Test • VKV-1 • VIKV-1S • VIKV-2 • VIT-150 • VIIIS • VIIKV-3 • VIIIIS-3 • VIIIIS-6 • VIIIIS-6 Fearless • VIIIKV-5 • VIIIKV-4 • IXIS-8 • IXST-I • XIS-4 • XIS-7|