The World of Tanks developers at Wargaming.net have updated the news site and players forum with a new question and answer regarding new tanks and changes to be added to the pending v7.x patches.
WoT developers have been planning to add a new line of tanks, these the ones made by France during the Second World War. These tanks will add to the Russian, German, and American tanks already in the game as well as the premium-only Chinese tank introduced so far (more of those to come, we find out).
Players were asked to submit their questions about the upcoming additional tanks, especially the French line, and the Q&A series was built out of those. You can read it in its entirety at this link.
Here are some highlights:
We know that most French tanks never entered the war. How will the French tanks be better than the legendary Tiger, KingTiger, Panther and Maus?
They will be neither worse nor better, they will be different. In addition – according to research done by The Chieftain – the French actually had some of the best designed tanks of the second war. Unfortunately they were not able to reach viable production levels with them.
Is it true that the French SPGs will only support a maximum of a 150mm gun?
Since the French SPG will be introduced in late January, we can’t give you any details with regards their characteristics at this time. The case is that in 7.1 we will add only the following tanks, which were balanced and are more or less ready to enter the SuperTest. SPGs were not and their current characteristics and modules are still in flux.
Is it true in the future we will have a tree with tanks from Hungary, Romania, Poland, Finland and Italy called the tree of Europe?
Yes, there will be a European tree, but I can’t tell you the final set of countries for it. There will be Italian, Swedish and Polish tanks for sure, Romania and Hungary – probably. But this tree is not in development yet, just planned.
Can you tell the exact status of French tanks? Are they in SuperTest, or otherwise?
For now we have them in internal testing. A few weeks after the 7.0 release, you will be able to try them out on the Open test.
The Lorraine 40t has very low armor; how are you going to balance it against the other Tier 9s?
Please take in account that it has an auto-loading device and will be capable of firing multiple shots, before the need to reload. Also, low armor=less weight=>more speed.
And finally, the full line of French tanks to be added in v7.1 update:
BDR G1 B
AMX M4 (1945)
AMX 50 100 mm
AMX 50 120mm