Object 279

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Object 279
Object 279
Details
Tier / Class:
5 MBT
Nation:
Soviet Union
Dealer:
Special
Cost:
1,500 gold
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
560
DPM:
3,359
Penetration:
300 mm
Hit Points:
2,150
Hull F/S/R:
270 / 240 / 60
Turret F/S/R:
400 / 305 / 90
Max Speed:
55.00 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
7.99 s
Hull Traverse:
30 deg/s
Camouflage:
13%
Vision:
400 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.15°
Max Cannon Depression:
-9 / -1°
Turret Traverse Speed:
26 deg/s

The Object 279 is a tier 5 Premium Main Battle Tank originating from Soviet Union. The Object 279 is not available to purchase in the in-game dealer trees and has only been sold outside of the game in the web shop during certain sales or events.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • Heavy armor: this vehicle's armor bounces more shots and takes more hits.
  • High caliber: the high caliber weaponry deals an increased damage.
  • Terrain resistance: this vehicle has increased maneuverability.
  • Adjustable suspension: allows you to adjust ground clearance manually.
  • Smoke generators: generate a smoke screen around the vehicle.
  • Trained crews: vehicle goes with 5 level crews.

Player Recommendations[edit | edit source]

Pros and Cons[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • High durability
  • Powerful gun

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Long reload
  • Mediocre acceleration and traverse speed

Upgrade Suggestions[edit | edit source]

Premium vehicles in Armored Warfare come fully upgraded.

Retrofit Suggestions[edit | edit source]

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Commander:
  • Driver:
  • Gunner:
  • Loader:

Armor[edit | edit source]

Object 279 Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull Armor (F/S/R) Hull Composition Turret Armor (F/S/R) Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 270/240/60 Steel 400/305/90 Steel None
Object 279's hull and turret are considerably thicker compared to other heavy tanks. They were equipped with spaced armor that provided protection against 122mm armor piercing munitions and 90mm shaped charge projectiles at any firing range.


Firepower[edit | edit source]

130mm M-65 Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
130mm 53-BR-482 AP AP Stock 630 0m 300mm 0.15° 908 m/s 10.8s
130mm 3VOF43 HE HE Stock 470 3m 42mm 0.20° 785 m/s 10.8s


14mm Secondary Weapon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Velocity Accuracy (Fully Aimed) Reload Time Shells in Magazine Reload within Magazine Burst Fire Rate
14.5mm BS-41 AP AP Stock 20 0m 45mm 855m/s 0.15° 5.00s 400 {{{reloadm}}}s 300.00rd/min


Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
UTMZ 2DG8-M 1000 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 55km/h {{{reverse}}} 7.99s {{{0-max}}} 30.00deg/s {{{firechance}}}


Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Premium vehicles in Armored Warfare come fully upgraded.

Special Ability[edit | edit source]

Name Activation Time Duration Reload Time Ability Changes
Adjustable Suspension
Ability Suspension.png
0.25 s 0 s 0 s Two suspension modes with different setings of acceleration, traverse speed, spotting range, camouflage factor, and accuracy decay rate. -


History[edit | edit source]

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.

Variants[edit | edit source]

  • Object 279 Banner Bearer : This variant fires red smoke instead of grey smoke, visual camo net (no camo bonus provided), and Soviet Victory Banner flag on its turret.
The Object 279 "Banner Bearer", a Premium variant that was purchasable starting May 2018.
  • Object 279 Mir
    Object 279 Mir

External Link[edit | edit source]

Developer Diary: Object 279