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Premium  Object 279 early

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[Client Values; Actual values in
Specifically, the mismatch in crew values caused by commander's 10% crew skill bonus. Outside of a crew of 1 commander only, 100% crew is a fiction. The client values, given for 100% crew, will normally be taken into battle with 110% crew skill members aside from specific functions, causing their actual performance to deviate from the expected client value. These differences are taken into account in tooltip boxes.
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22,500  Gold Cost
2400Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable". HP Hit Points
60/65Expression error: Unexpected < operator./Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable". t Weight Limit
Crew
  1. Commander (Radio Operator)
  2. Gunner
  3. Driver
  4. Loader
Mobility
850Unable to match configuration for query: engine:r157_object_279r::top|power hp Engine Power
40/13 km/h Speed Limit
30Unable to match configuration for query: chassis:r157_object_279r::top|traversespeed deg/s Traverse
14.17Expression error: Unexpected < operator. hp/t Power/Wt Ratio
NoNo Pivot
Armor
185/120/90 mm Hull Armor
330/140/90Unable to match configuration for query: turret:r157_object_279r::top|armorturretfront/Unable to match configuration for query: turret:r157_object_279r::top|armorturretside/Unable to match configuration for query: turret:r157_object_279r::top|armorturretback mm Turret Armor
Armament







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Shells




















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Shell Cost
440/440/530Unable to match configuration for query: gun:r157_object_279r::top|damage1/Unable to match configuration for query: gun:r157_object_279r::top|damage2/Unable to match configuration for query: gun:r157_object_279r::top|damage3 HP Damage
258/340/68Unable to match configuration for query: gun:r157_object_279r::top|penetration1/Unable to match configuration for query: gun:r157_object_279r::top|penetration2/Unable to match configuration for query: gun:r157_object_279r::top|penetration3 mm Penetration



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Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable". r/m 

Magazine-fed Gun

Burst Length: Unable to match configuration for query: gun:r157_object_279r::stock|burstcount rounds
Magazine Size: Unable to match configuration for query: gun:r157_object_279r::stock|clipcount roundExpression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
Cycle Time: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s
Magazine Reload Times
Nominal: Unable to match configuration for query: gun:r157_object_279r::stock|reloadtime s
50% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s
75% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s
100% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s
With Vents: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s
With Vents and BiA: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s

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Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable". r/m 

Magazine-fed Gun

Burst Length: Unable to match configuration for query: gun:r157_object_279r::top|burstcount rounds
Magazine Size: Unable to match configuration for query: gun:r157_object_279r::top|clipcount roundExpression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
Cycle Time: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s
Magazine Reload Times
Nominal: Unable to match configuration for query: gun:r157_object_279r::top|reloadtime s
50% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s
75% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s
100% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s
With Vents: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s
With Vents and BiA: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s

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Rate of Fire






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Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".

Magazine-fed Gun

Using Shell Type 1 (Unable to match configuration for query: gun:r157_object_279r::stock|damage1 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
50% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
75% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
100% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
With Vents: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
With Vents and BiA: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
Loaded-mag DPM: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
50% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
75% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
100% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
With Vents: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
With Vents and BiA: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".

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Magazine-fed Gun

Using Shell Type 2 (Unable to match configuration for query: gun:r157_object_279r::stock|damage2 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
50% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
75% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
100% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
With Vents: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
With Vents and BiA: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
Loaded-mag DPM: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
50% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
75% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
100% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
With Vents: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
With Vents and BiA: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".

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Magazine-fed Gun

Using Shell Type 3 (Unable to match configuration for query: gun:r157_object_279r::stock|damage3 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
50% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
75% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
100% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
With Vents: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
With Vents and BiA: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
Loaded-mag DPM: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
50% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
75% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
100% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
With Vents: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
With Vents and BiA: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".

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Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".

Magazine-fed Gun

Using Shell Type 1 (Unable to match configuration for query: gun:r157_object_279r::top|damage1 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
50% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
75% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
100% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
With Vents: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
With Vents and BiA: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
Loaded-mag DPM: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
50% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
75% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
100% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
With Vents: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
With Vents and BiA: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".

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Magazine-fed Gun

Using Shell Type 2 (Unable to match configuration for query: gun:r157_object_279r::top|damage2 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
50% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
75% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
100% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
With Vents: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
With Vents and BiA: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
Loaded-mag DPM: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
50% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
75% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
100% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
With Vents: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
With Vents and BiA: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".

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Magazine-fed Gun

Using Shell Type 3 (Unable to match configuration for query: gun:r157_object_279r::top|damage3 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
50% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
75% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
100% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
With Vents: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
With Vents and BiA: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
Loaded-mag DPM: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
50% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
75% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
100% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
With Vents: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
With Vents and BiA: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".

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Damage Per Minute


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With 50% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
With 75% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
With 100% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
With BiA: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
With BiA and Vents: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
Maximum possible: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m

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With 50% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
With 75% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
With 100% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
With BiA: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
With BiA and Vents: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
Maximum possible: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m

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Accuracy


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Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable". s 

With 50% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s
With 75% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s
With 100% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s
With GLD: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s
With BiA: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s
With BiA and Vents: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s
With both and GLD: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s
Maximum possible: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s

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Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable". s 

With 50% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s
With 75% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s
With 100% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s
With GLD: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s
With BiA: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s
With BiA and Vents: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s
With both and GLD: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s
Maximum possible: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s

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Aim time
Unable to match configuration for query: turret:r157_object_279r::stock|turrettraverseUnable to match configuration for query: turret:r157_object_279r::top|turrettraverse deg/s Turret Traverse
360° Gun Arc
-5°/+15°-Unable to match configuration for query: gun:r157_object_279r::top|depression°/+Unable to match configuration for query: gun:r157_object_279r::top|elevation° Elevation Arc
Unable to match configuration for query: gun:r157_object_279r::stock|maxammoUnable to match configuration for query: gun:r157_object_279r::top|maxammo rounds Ammo Capacity
General
Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable". % Chance of Fire






Unable to match configuration for query: turret:r157_object_279r::stock|viewrange m 

With 50% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
With 75% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
With 100% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
With Recon and Situational Awareness: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
With Coated Optics: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
With Binocular Telescope: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
Maximum possible: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m

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Unable to match configuration for query: turret:r157_object_279r::top|viewrange m 

With 50% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
With 75% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
With 100% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
With Recon and Situational Awareness: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
With Coated Optics: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
With Binocular Telescope: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
Maximum possible: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m

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View Range


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720 m 

With 50% Crew: 565.7 m
With 75% Crew: 642.9 m
With 100% Crew: 720 m
With 100% Signal Boost: 864 m
When affected by 100% Relaying: 792 m
Maximum possible: 1036 m

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720 m 

With 50% Crew: 565.7 m
With 75% Crew: 642.9 m
With 100% Crew: 720 m
With 100% Signal Boost: 864 m
When affected by 100% Relaying: 792 m
Maximum possible: 1036 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment
Signal Range
Values are Stock - click for Top
Object 279 early


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22500

The Object 279 early is a Soviet tier 10 premium heavy tank.

An early variant of a blueprint project for a high crossing capacity heavy tank with a new configuration scheme. Developed in 1947–1948 by L. S. Troyanov. This vehicle was to feature a low four-track engine, mounted on longitudinal beams that also served as fuel tanks, considerably reducing the chance of fire. These solutions provided high crossing capacity and survivability: the tank could continue moving even with damaged tracks. The placement of the hull above the suspension allowed for a large fighting compartment, and as a result, increased ammunition and an improved autoloader mechanism for a high rate of fire. A functional prototype was manufactured in 1948.

Modules / Available Equipment and Consumables

Modules

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Guns

Tier Gun Penetration
(mm)
Damage
(HP)
Rate of fire
(rounds/minute)
Dispersion
(m/100m)
Aiming time
(s)
Weight
(kg)
Price
( Credits)

122 mm M62-T2A 258/340/68 440/440/530 5.71 0.36 2.3 335000

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Turrets

Tier Turret Turret Armor (front/sides/rear)
(mm)
Turret Traverse Speed
(deg/s)
View Range
(m)
Weight
(kg)
Price
( Credits)

Object 279 early (726) // 28 400 66000

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Engines

Tier Engine Engine Power
(hp)
Chance of Fire on Impact
(%)
Weight
(kg)
Price
( Credits)

V-11-NC 0 132000

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Suspensions

Tier Suspension Load Limit
(т)
Traverse Speed
(gr/sec)
Rmin Weight
(kg)
Price
( Credits)

Object 279 early (726) 0 0 82500

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Radios

Tier Radio Signal Range
(m)
Weight
(kg)
Price
( Credits)

X 10RK-26 720 160 51600

Compatible Equipment

Low Noise Exhaust System Class 1 Vertical Stabilizer Class 1 Heavy Spall Liner Camouflage Net Class 2 Coated Optics Class 1 Stabilizing Equipment System Experimental Optics Wear-Resistant Gun Laying Drive Improved Configuration Venting System Innovative Loading System Enhanced Gun Laying Drive Class 1 Improved Hardening Class 1 Additional Grousers Class 1 Modified Configuration Class 1 Improved Rotation Mechanism Class 1 Improved Aiming Class 1 Improved Ventilation Class 1 Binocular Telescope Class 1 Gun Rammer Class 1 Turbocharger Class 1 

Compatible Consumables

Stabilizer Greasing Automatic Fire Extinguisher Natural Cover Optical Calibration Aim Tuning Experienced Firefighters Manual Fire Extinguisher Pre-Battle Maintenance Vent Purge Large First Aid Kit Large Repair Kit Duty Comes First Lend-Lease Oil Shell Organizer Orderly Ammo Rack Focus on Target Extra Combat Rations Removed Speed Governor Increased Focus Small First Aid Kit Small Repair Kit Gearbox Intricacy Steady Hand Combat Course 


Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • Best DPM among Russian heavy tanks
  • Good gun handling, aim time and accuracy for a 122mm gun
  • Extremely strong turret armor and very well armored upper glacis
  • Does not have a lower plate or other prominent frontal weakspots
  • Good mobility for a heavy tank


Cons:


  • Bad gun depression like most Russian tanks
  • Hull sides and rear are poorly armored
  • Can be tracked like any other tank despite having four tracks
  • One of the most hated tanks in the game - artillery, HE and premium ammo magnet
  • Can only be obtained by finishing a difficult and time-consuming campaign


Performance

Being one of the most futuristic appearing tanks featured in game, the Object 279e brings the breakthrough tank concept to a whole new level.

It's parameters, on the first glance, appears to be something in between the IS-7 and the IS-4, with a mid-large calibre gun, thick armor concentrated on the frontal arc and above average mobility & agility. This can actually be much misleading, for that it has one distinguishing benefit off the paper: the chassis design. Object 279e's boat-shaped hull completely remains above its 4 wide tracks. This odd design eliminated the LFP weakspot common on most ordinary tanks, leaving only the turret cupolas somewhat viable target. The suspension elements supporting the hull are also considered spaced armor as the tracks are, shooting through which causes no damage. As such, instead of side-scrape technique one can "head-scrape" in the 279e: Poke the angled glacis and conceal the weaker inner side behind cover. In this way, opponents who have either too low penetration to pen the glacis (which equal most vehicles ingame, and still many even with premium rounds) or too bad gun handling to target the cupolas will eventually perish beneath the M-62T2A gun, with the 279e barely scratched from the effort. The thick protruding edge of the glacis can also be used as a ramming bar to some extent; just be aware that one shall keep its weight in mind. That being said, it's still way far from invulnerability: to keep its weight in reasonable range, its sides and rear plates are far less sturdy than the IS tanks, and has no spaced armor strips to absorb poorly aim shots. Also most likely as a compromise to its unique layout, its hull bottom plate is only 20mm thick! This can be the Achilles heel against more seasoned opponents: exposing it by moving around inclination will directly negate the benefit of not having a LFP; while this pitiful thickness also takes heavy impact from HE shells landing on one's tracks. Getting pinned to death by high RoF guns spamming HE or simply arty bombardment is highly probable. TL;DR -- the armor on frontal arc is more than tough, just take caution abusing that.

Other than the outstanding survivability, its firepower is nothing to be looked down upon. The M-62T2 may not have been new around with its just acceptable penetration and accuracy, but this one boasts improved reload rate, making its DPM comparable to those of the more nimble Chinese HTs. The only issue is the vertical clearance: 5 degrees of depression might not be very handy in facehugs or rough terrain.

Despite inheriting the awful ground resistance of previous Soviet HTs, its comparatively powerful 850hp diesel engine ensured superior mobility to the cumbersome IS-4, and is roughly on par with the Super Conqueror. One won't arrive anywhere in a blink, but it usually will do.

Overall, the Obj. 279e is a brilliant brawler, be it bullying meds or tricking other heavies. It's definitely worth going through the long mission chain.


Early Research

Special vehicle, comes elite in its stock configuration.


Suggested Equipment


Tank Gun Rammer Vertical Stabilizer Improved VentilationEnhanced Gun Laying Drive Coated Optics 


Documented Tank and Crew Builds

Equipment Setup:

Gun Rammer is mandatory. VStab preferrable to enhance gun handling, yet aim time isn't that long to benefit greatly from a GLD; for the 3rd slot, GLD for handling, Vents for overall performance, Optics to gain more assists or Toolbox to keep the tracks going, at one's own leisure.


Crew Skills

One should already have no less than 1 set of highly trained Soviet HT crew member upon obtaining the Obj. 279e, and this vehicle doesn't require other specific skills than those one would train on techtree peers, whether the IS line or the KV line. However, note that its crew setup doesn't fit that of the IS-7's, with no 2nd loader slot (who doubles as radioman); other 3 top tier Soviet heavies all have identical crew setup.



Gallery

Historical Info

It was supposed to expand the joint work of OKBT LKZ and VNII-100 on the project of a new experimental heavy tank proposed by L.S. Troyanov. Conducting full-scale studies on this tank made it possible to get an answer to the question of the appropriateness of using a new chassis in promising tank building, as well as the use of such combat vehicles as special for operations in some specific areas of the country (Far North, deserts, etc.). ..

The general idea of ​​a new layout scheme of a heavy cross-country tank was presented by L.S. Troyanov back in 1947-1948. in the preliminary design of the tank "Object 726". In this project, the overall width of the machine allowed by the conditions of railway transportation was used to accommodate a low four-track mover. The project noted: “Using the entire width of the envelope to transfer normal loads to the ground and the presence of four identical leading track tracks allowed to place the required number of track rollers (with a small load on the roller) and reduce not only a purely normative indicator, average specific ground pressure, but and the actual specific pressure, which deforms the track and determines the depth of immersion of the tracks. Almost the entire bottom was blocked from the bottom by the tracks,

Small loads on the skating rink and a large number of them, increasing throughput and reducing the forces of resistance to movement on soft soils, at the same time contribute to an increase in ride smoothness when driving at high speeds. The presence of four tracks increases the survivability of tanks. In case of combat defeats of one of the independent tracks, two middle or middle and extreme neonotomous sides, the machine can continue to move and maintain controllability. Longitudinal beams, passing along the symmetry axes of the right and left pairs of tracks, make it possible to mount a low chassis on them, which is not achieved with the usual installation of suspensions on the body. The beams impart rigidity to the bottom and serve as a tank to accommodate the entire fuel supply, which has been completely removed from the hull to eliminate fires.

The hull is placed on top, above the low chassis, occupying again the entire permissible width of the envelope, and not its part, due to which it is possible to carry out a wide fighting compartment over its entire height, which is located between the tracks in existing heavy tanks, occupying only the remaining part, usually not exceeding half the total width. There is the possibility of placing an increased stock of ammunition in places accessible for the charging and the implementation of automation of the loading process to increase the rate of fire. With a large body width, the required volume is obtained at a significantly lower height, which gives a gain in booking and reduces the overall height of the car.

Reservation of the tower is also improved, since the tower can be without a tail niche, usually used to place ammunition, due to the small capacity of the hull. The presence of a tail niche significantly increases the silhouette of the most striking upper part of the machine. The capacity of the wide hull allows you to place the entire stock of ammunition in a less affected and more protected place, eliminating the tail niche of the tower. "

It should be noted that as early as 1948, a working model of the tank with a four-track mover in a scale of 1:10, controlled by wire, was completed. In addition to turns and overcoming a number of obstacles (ditches, grooves, rises, etc.), the model demonstrated the possibility of self-digging on light soils by communicating to two middle caterpillars the direction of movement opposite to the movement of the extreme caterpillars.

To check the cross-country ability and agility by the end of 1952, as a result of the joint work of VNII-100 and OKBT LKZ, they made an experimental four-track machine equipped with the necessary measuring instruments. At the same time, it was planned to draw up a real base for creating a heavy cross-country tank and other special tracked vehicles based on it (artillery tractors, self-propelled artillery installations, heavy-duty transporters, engineering vehicles) intended for use in difficult terrain, for example, in swamps, snow and other

In 1953, comparative tests of an experimental four-tracked vehicle and serial tanks ( T-54 and T-10 ) were held, which showed its clear advantage in mobility. The new chassis made it possible to create a heavy off-road tank with a simultaneous increase in the main indicators that determined its combat qualities. Draft studies of such a machine, carried out in accordance with the TTT project for a promising heavy tank, as well as the mock-ups of its various options, were presented to the Ministry of Transport and Heavy Engineering in March, June and November 1953.

In order to ensure high traffic of other types of vehicles on the instructions of the Deputy Minister Yu.E. Maksarev VNII-100 completed projects of a heavy artillery tractor of high cross-country ability and a light floating armored personnel carrier with a special four-track chassis. These projects, with all the necessary explanatory materials, were also sent to the Ministry of Transport and Heavy Engineering.

In early 1954, VNII-100 began to develop a conceptual design of a heavy tank according to a completely new layout using a four-track chassis, which provided a sharp increase in cross-country ability and a significant increase in the size of the fighting compartment. However, due to the lack of harmonized and approved TTT for the design of such a combat vehicle, these works acquired an abstract character. Until the end of 1954, the Institute completed only the justification of the parameters laid down in the design of the tank and continued testing the four-track experimental vehicle to study the patency, agility and resistance to movement of such a chassis in various conditions. At the same time, the machine was loaded up to 88 tons.


Historical Gallery

Historical Accuracy Errata

The following are consensus errors or inconsistencies which have been identified with the configuration of the vehicle in question and conflict with information available on the public record. The causes for these divergences in the game are normally not disclosed and may be rooted in game balance.

* The model in-game was known as Object 726 and it had had no direct connection to the actual Object 279. Although the design information and testing results from the Object 726 project was used as a basis for the development of the Object 279.
  • The actual Object 279 was developed from 1957-59 and one surviving example can still befound at Kubinka Tank Museum. The object 279 has a more disk-like hull with 269mm of maximum armour thickness, with effective armour easily surpassing 400mm.


Sources and External Links

USSR
Light Tanks IMS-1 IIBT-2 IIT-45 IIT-26 IIT-60 IITetrarch IIIBT-SV IIILTP IIIM3 Light IIIBT-7 artillery IIIT-116 IIIBT-5 IIIT-127 IIIT-46 IIIT-70 IVBT-7 IVT-80 IVValentine II VA-20 VT-50 VIMT-25 VIT-50-2 VIILTG VIIILTTB VIIILT-432 IXT-54 ltwt. XT-100 LT
Medium Tanks IIIT-29 IVA-32 IVT-28E with F-30 IVT-28 VMatilda IV VT-34 shielded VT-34 VIA-43 VIT-34-85M VIT-34-85 Rudy VILoza's M4-A2 Sherman VIT-34-85 VIIA-44 VIIKV-13 VIIT-43 VIIT-44-122 VIIIObject 416 VIIIT-54 first prototype VIIIT-44-100 (B) VIIIT-44-100 (K) VIIIT-44-100 (R) VIIIT-44-100 (U) VIIISTG VIIISTG Guard VIIIT-44 IXObject 430 Version II IXObject 430 IXT-54 XObject 140 XObject 907 XT-22 medium XK-91 XObject 430U XT-62A
Heavy Tanks VChurchill III VKV-220-2 VKV-220-2 Beta Test VKV-1 VIKV-1S VIKV-2 VIKV-2 (R) VIKV-85 VIObject 244 VIT-150 VIIIS VIIKV-3 VIIKV-122 VIIIS-2M VIIIS-2 shielded VIIIS-2 VIIIIS-3 VIIIIS-6 VIIIIS-6 B VIIIKV-5 VIIIKV-4 VIIIIS-5 (Object 730) VIIIIS-3A VIIIKV-4 Kreslavskiy VIIIObject 252U Defender VIIIObject 252U VIIIIS-M VIIIObject 703 Version II VIIIIS-2-II IXT-10 IXObject 777 Version II IXObject 257 IXObject 705 IXIS-3-II IXST-I XIS-4 XIS-7 XObject 260 XObject 705A XObject 277 XObject 279 early XST-II
Tank Destroyers IIAT-1 IIISU-76I IVSU-85A IVSU-76M VSU-85 VSU-85I VISU-100 VISU-100Y VIIISU-122S VIISU-152 VIISU-100M1 VIISU-122-44 VIIIISU-152 VIIIISU-130 VIIIT-103 VIIISU-130PM VIIIISU-152K VIIISU-101 IXObject 704 IXObject 263 XObject 268 XObject 268 Version 4
Self-Propelled Artillery IISU-18 IIISU-26 IVSU-5 VSU-122A VISU-8 VIIS-51 VIISU-14-1 VIIISU-14-2 IX212A XObject 261
Heavy Tanks
USA VT14 VT1 Heavy Tank VIM6 VIIKing Tiger (Captured) VIIT29 VIIIChrysler K VIIIChrysler K GF VIIIT26E5 VIIIT26E5 Patriot VIIIM54 Renegade VIIIM6A2E1 VIIIT32 VIIIT34 VIIIT34 B IXAE Phase I IXM103 IXT54E1 XT110E5 XT57 Heavy Tank
UK VChurchill I VExcelsior VIChurchill VII VITOG II* VIIBlack Prince VIIFV201 (A45) VIIICaernarvon VIIICaernarvon Action X IXConqueror XFV215b XSuper Conqueror XT95/FV4201 Chieftain
Germany IVPz.Kpfw. B2 740 (f) IVDurchbruchswagen 2 VITiger 131 VIVK 30.01 (P) VIVK 36.01 (H) VIIVK 45.03 VIITiger I VIITiger (P) VIIIVK 100.01 (P) VIIIVK 168.01 (P) VIIIVK 168.01 Mauerbrecher VIIIVK 75.01 (K) VIIIE 75 TS VIIILöwe VIIITiger II VIIIVK 45.02 (P) Ausf. A IXE 75 IXMäuschen IXVK 45.02 (P) Ausf. B XE 100 XPz.Kpfw. VII XMaus XVK 72.01 (K)
France IVB1 VBDR G1 B VIARL 44 VIIAMX M4 mle. 45 VIIIAMX 50 100 VIIIAMX M4 mle. 49 VIIIAMX M4 mle. 49 Liberté VIIIAMX 65 t VIIISomua SM VIIIFCM 50 t IXAMX 50 120 IXAMX M4 mle. 51 XAMX 50 B XAMX M4 mle. 54
USSR VChurchill III VKV-220-2 VKV-220-2 Beta Test VKV-1 VIKV-1S VIKV-2 VIKV-2 (R) VIKV-85 VIObject 244 VIT-150 VIIIS VIIKV-3 VIIKV-122 VIIIS-2M VIIIS-2 shielded VIIIS-2 VIIIIS-3 VIIIIS-6 VIIIIS-6 B VIIIKV-5 VIIIKV-4 VIIIIS-5 (Object 730) VIIIIS-3A VIIIKV-4 Kreslavskiy VIIIObject 252U Defender VIIIObject 252U VIIIIS-M VIIIObject 703 Version II VIIIIS-2-II IXT-10 IXObject 777 Version II IXObject 257 IXObject 705 IXIS-3-II IXST-I XIS-4 XIS-7 XObject 260 XObject 705A XObject 277 XObject 279 early XST-II
China VIIIS-2 VIIIWZ-111 VIIIWZ-111 Alpine Tiger VIII110 VIII112 IXWZ-111 model 1-4 X113 XWZ-111 model 5A
Japan IIIType 91 Heavy IVType 95 Heavy VO-I Experimental VIHeavy Tank No. VI VIO-I VIIO-Ni VIIIO-Ho IXType 4 Heavy XType 5 Heavy
Czechoslovakia
Sweden VIIIEmil I VIIIEMIL 1951 IXEmil II XKranvagn
Italy
Poland VII45TP Habicha VIII50TP prototyp VIII53TP Markowskiego IX50TP Tyszkiewicza X60TP Lewandowskiego
Premium tanks
USA IIT1E6 IIT2 Light Tank IIT7 Combat Car IIIM22 Locust IIIMTLS-1G14 VM4 Improved VM4A2E4 Sherman VRam II VT14 VIM4A3E8 Fury VIM4A3E8 Thunderbolt VII VIT78 VIIM56 Scorpion VIIT28 Concept VIIT26E3 Eagle 7 VIIKing Tiger (Captured) VIISuper Hellcat VIIT23E3 VIIIT25 Pilot Number 1 VIIIChrysler K VIIIChrysler K GF VIIIT26E5 VIIIT26E5 Patriot VIIITS-5 VIIIM54 Renegade VIIITL-1 LPC VIIIT77 VIIIM46 Patton KR VIIIT92 VIIIM6A2E1 VIIIT26E4 SuperPershing VIIIT34 VIIIT34 B VIIIT95E2 IXAE Phase I XM60 XT95E6
UK IILight Mk. VIC IIISexton I IVAC 1 Sentinel VValiant VExcelsior VMatilda Black Prince VIA46 VIAC 4 Experimental VITOG II* VICromwell B VISherman VC Firefly VIExcalibur VIIFV201 (A45) VIIAT 15A VIIIFV1066 Senlac VIIIFV4202 VIIIChieftain/T95 VIIICaernarvon Action X VIIICenturion Mk. 5/1 RAAC VIIIChimera VIIITurtle Mk. I XFV215b XFV215b (183) XT95/FV4201 Chieftain
Germany IIPz.Kpfw. II Ausf. D IIMKA IIPz.Kpfw. 38H 735 (f) IIIGroßtraktor - Krupp III43 M. Toldi III IIIPz.Kpfw. II Ausf. J IIIPz.Kpfw. S35 739 (f) IIIPz.Kpfw. T 15 IVPz.Kpfw. B2 740 (f) VStuG IV VPz.Kpfw. III Ausf. K VTurán III prototípus VPz.Kpfw. IV hydrostat. VPz.Kpfw. V/IV VPz.Kpfw. V/IV Alpha VPz.Kpfw. T 25 VIDicker Max VITiger 131 VIPz.Kpfw. IV Schmalturm VIIE 25 VIIKrupp-Steyr Waffenträger VIIVK 45.03 VIIPanther/M10 VIIIPanther mit 8,8 cm L/71 VIIIKanonenjagdpanzer 105 VIIIRheinmetall Skorpion G VIIIRheinmetall Skorpion VIIIPanzer 58 VIIISchwarzpanzer 58 VIIIPanzer 58 Mutz VIIIleKpz M 41 90 mm VIIIleKpz M 41 90 mm GF VIIIVK 168.01 (P) VIIIVK 168.01 Mauerbrecher VIIIHWK 30 VIIIVK 75.01 (K) VIIIM48A2 Räumpanzer VIIIE 75 TS VIII8,8 cm Pak 43 Jagdtiger VIIILöwe IXT 55A IXKampfpanzer 50 t XVK 72.01 (K)
France IIAM 39 Gendron-Somua IIAMR 35 IIIFCM 36 Pak 40 VM10 RBFM V105 leFH18B2 VIBretagne Panther VIIAMX 13 57 VIIAMX 13 57 GF VIIIPanhard EBR 75 (FL 10) VIIIBat.-Châtillon Bourrasque VIIILorraine 40 t VIIIAMX Chasseur de chars VIIIM4A1 Revalorisé VIIIAMX M4 mle. 49 VIIIAMX M4 mle. 49 Liberté VIIISomua SM VIIIAMX Canon d'assaut 105 VIIIELC EVEN 90 VIIIFCM 50 t IXChar Futur 4 XAMX 50 Foch (155)
USSR IIT-45 IITetrarch IIIBT-SV IIILTP IIIM3 Light IIIBT-7 artillery IIIT-29 IIIT-116 IIISU-76I IIIT-127 IVA-32 IVT-28E with F-30 IVValentine II VChurchill III VKV-220-2 VKV-220-2 Beta Test VMatilda IV VT-34 shielded VSU-85I VIKV-2 (R) VIT-34-85M VIObject 244 VIT-34-85 Rudy VILoza's M4-A2 Sherman VIT-50-2 VISU-100Y VIIISU-122S VIIKV-122 VIIIS-2M VIIIS-2 shielded VIIIS-2 VIISU-122-44 VIIT-44-122 VIIIIS-6 VIIIIS-6 B VIIIKV-5 VIIIISU-130 VIIIT-54 first prototype VIIIIS-5 (Object 730) VIIIIS-3A VIIIT-44-100 (B) VIIIT-44-100 (K) VIIIT-44-100 (R) VIIIT-44-100 (U) VIIIKV-4 Kreslavskiy VIIIObject 252U Defender VIIIObject 252U VIIIT-103 VIIISTG VIIISTG Guard VIIILT-432 VIIISU-130PM VIIIObject 703 Version II VIIIISU-152K IXObject 777 Version II XObject 907 XObject 260 XT-22 medium XObject 279 early
China VIType 64 VIIType 62 VIIIType 59 VIIIWZ-111 VIIIWZ-111 Alpine Tiger VIIIT-34-3 VIII112 VIII59-Patton VIIIWZ-120-1G FT VIIIM41D VIIIType 59 G X121B
Japan IIType 97 Te-Ke VType 3 Chi-Nu Kai VIHeavy Tank No. VI VIIISTA-2
Czechoslovakia VIŠkoda T 40 VIIIŠkoda T 27
Sweden IIL-60 VIStrv m/42-57 Alt A.2 VIIIStrv S1 VIIIStrv 81 VIIIPrimo Victoria VIIIEMIL 1951 VIIILansen C
Italy VIIIProgetto M35 mod. 46
Poland IITKS z n.k.m. 20 mm VIPudel VIT-34-85 Rudy VIII50TP prototyp VIIICS-52
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