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The Object 279 is a Tier 5 premium Main Battle Tank under Marat Shishkin's dealership.

History[ | ]

Class: Heavy Tank (Prototype)
Developed: 1957-1959
Service: N/A
Vehicles Built: 1
Operators: N/A

Historically, the Object 279 was one of the last Soviet attempts to produce a Heavy Tank capable of defeating pretty much anything it encountered on the battlefield of the late 1950s. The tank’s strange UFO-like shape was optimized to make its frontal sector completely impervious to enemy armor-piercing or HEAT shells and its massive 130mm M-65 cannon was perhaps the most powerful tank gun of the era. Another rather unique feature was its four-track suspension that allowed it to retain extremely favorable ground pressure and thus off-road capabilities – when going forward.

In reality, steering was very difficult and put a lot of stress on the whole system, resulting in very poor agility as well as reliability issues. The suspension system was also hydro-pneumatic and thus capable of lowering the tank to a static position. And last but not least, the tank was equipped with a NBC system, allowing it to not only survive in irradiated environment, but also, thanks to its distinctive shape, to withstand a nuclear blast shockwave. While certainly impressive, the tank was also extremely expensive and suffered from a number of issues. It was thus never mass-produced and the only surviving prototype is located in the Kubinka tank museum.

Vehicle Traits[ | ]

  • Armored: This vehicle's armor can withstand a lot of punishment, allowing it to survive even serious firefights.
  • Heavy Weapon: This vehicle carries one of the largest weapons around with significantly increased damage per shot.
  • Off-Road Capability: This vehicle has increased maneuverability in rough terrain and on soft surfaces that would normally slow a tank down.
  • Adjustable Suspension: This vehicle features a hydraulic suspension that allows you to manually change its ground clearance.
  • Smoke Generators: This vehicle generates smoke all around it and lays down smoke cover by driving forward.
  • Trained Crew: This vehicle comes with a fully trained Level 5 crew.

Ammunition[ | ]

# Ammo
Name
Ammo
Type
XP Cost Damage Penetration Velocity Reload
Time
More
Info
1 130mm 53-VBR-482 APBC APBC Stock 670 570[note 1] mm 908 m/s 10.50 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.14 °
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °
2 130mm 3VOF43 HE HE Stock 1000[note 2] 45 mm 785 m/s 10.50 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.17 °
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 100 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Splash Radius: 1.50 m
  • Splash Penetration: 90 mm
3 14.5mm BS-41 AP AP Stock 20 45[note 3] mm 855 m/s 5.00 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.15 °
  • Magazine Type: Clip
  • Partial Reload: Yes
  • Magazine Size: 400
  • Burst Fire Rate: 300 rd/min
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °

Upgrades[ | ]

Armor[ | ]

Object 279 Stock Armor
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Stock Stock 480 mm (vs AP)
595 mm (vs HEAT)
Steel 980 mm (vs AP)
1415 mm (vs HEAT)
Steel Layers with Air Gaps N/A N/A vs AP
N/A vs HEAT
Object 279's steel hull and turret offer excellent frontal protection thanks to their shape, optimized to withstand a nuclear blast.

Weapon[ | ]

# Name XP Cost Credit Cost Aim Time Reload Time More Info
Weapon1 130mm M-65 Rifled Cannon Stock Stock 2.50 s 10.50 s
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Stats:

  • Depression/Elevation: -9.0° / 19.0°
Ammo:
130mm 53-VBR-482 APBC
130mm 3VOF43 HE
14.5mm BS-41 AP

Engine[ | ]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Max Speed Reverse Speed Forward
Acceleration
Hull Traverse Fire Chance
UTMZ 2DG8-M 1000 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 55 km/h 22 km/h 6.83 s (0 to 32 km/h)
30.04 s (0 to Max Speed)
30.28° 10 %

Parts[ | ]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Description Notes
Smokegenerator
Upgraded Exhaust Smoke Generator
Stock Stock Provides 5 exhaust smoke charges
Recharge time: 60s
Duration: 14s
Gunstabilizer
Improved Gun Stabilizer
Stock Stock Overall accuracy while moving is improved by 20%
Gunnersight
Improved Gunner Optics
Stock Stock Accuracy is improved by 10%
Gunstabilizer
Upgraded Fire Control System Sensors
Stock Stock Reduces the accuracy penalties for firing and traversing the hull.
Treads01
Chassis with Four Tracks
Stock Stock Mobility (Light Terrain): 92.5%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 85.0%
Improvedsuspension
Adjustable Hydropneumatic Suspension
Stock Stock This module improves vehicle stats.

Abilities[ | ]

# Name XP Cost Stats Activation
Time
Duration Cooldown More
Info
a Ability Suspension
Adjustable Suspension
Stock N/A 0.25 s N/A N/A
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Description:
This vehicle can lower its suspension to become stealthier and more accurate at the cost of mobility and vision range.

Conditions:
No conditions bound to this ability.

Footnotes[]

  1. 570 mm at 150m;
    428 mm at 500m
  2. 280 for Partial Penetration;
    70 for Non-Penetrating Hits
  3. 45 mm at 100m;
    23 mm at 1000m
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