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INCOMING: Seven New Eastern Alliance Tanks!

August 23, 2021

Expand your Eastern Alliance fleet with four new light tanks and three tank destroyers.

Ready to use the Eastern Alliance’s brand-new weapons? As the new season hits the battlefield on August 24th, so too will four new light tanks and three new tank destroyers, all belonging to the regular Tech Tree!

Read on for all the details you need regarding the new vehicles, including Eras, costs, backgrounds, and more.

Tank tip: Elite your T-44A before these lines become available to have both the SU-122-54 and the PT-76 instantly unlocked after the update!

New Tank Destroyers

New Light Tanks


SU-122-54 ’56

  • Purchase Cost: 3,460,000
  • Class: Tank Destroyer
  • Era: Post-War
  • Affiliation: Eastern Alliance
  • Unlocked with the T-44A
  • First tank in the new tank destroyer branch
  • Gives access to the Object 268 ’56

 

Initially known as “Object 600,” the SU-122-54 was designed as a long-range tank destroyer to be built using components from the T-54 along with a 122mm main gun. Development began in 1949; production ran only from 1955 to 1957, with the number of units completed estimated between 77 and 95.

SU-122-54 ’56 (5)
SU-122-54 ’56 (5)
SU-122-54 ’56 (1)
SU-122-54 ’56 (1)
SU-122-54 ’56 (2)
SU-122-54 ’56 (2)
SU-122-54 ’56 (3)
SU-122-54 ’56 (3)
SU-122-54 ’56 (4)
SU-122-54 ’56 (4)

Object 268 ’56

  • Purchase Cost: 4,380,000
  • Class: Tank Destroyer
  • Era: Post-War
  • Affiliation: Eastern Alliance
  • Unlocked with the SU-122-54 ’56
  • Gives access to the Object 120

 

Josef Koten, the prominent engineer behind the IS tank series, was also responsible for developing the Object 268 after World War II. This vehicle married a 152mm M-64 gun to components from the T-10. Although the prototype revealed in 1956 performed well, the appearance of the U.S. M60 and British Chieftain vehicles led the Soviet Union to abandon the Object 268 to pursue more sophisticated and efficient designs.

Object 268 ’56 (3)
Object 268 ’56 (3)
Object 268 ’56 (2)
Object 268 ’56 (2)
Object 268 ’56 (1)
Object 268 ’56 (1)
Object 268 ’56 (5)
Object 268 ’56 (5)
Object 268 ’56 (4)
Object 268 ’56 (4)

Object 120

  • Purchase Cost: 5,400,000
  • Class: Tank Destroyer
  • Era: Escalation
  • Affiliation: Eastern Alliance
  • Unlocked with the Object 268 ’56
  • Last tank destroyer in the new branch
  • Connects back to the T-72A heavy tank line

 

Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, the Soviet Union pursued several tank designs that incorporated large-caliber guns in order to damage enemy tank armor more effectively. One of these designs was the Object 120. The single prototype, built in 1956, featured a 152.4mm M-69 Taran rifled gun. However, other technologies like the 125mm smoothbore cannon ultimately proved more efficient, and the Object 120 was not produced further.

Object 120 (1)
Object 120 (1)
Object 120 (2)
Object 120 (2)
Object 120 (3)
Object 120 (3)
Object 120 (4)
Object 120 (4)
Object 120 (5)
Object 120 (5)

PT-76

  • Purchase Cost: 3,460,000
  • Class: Light Tank
  • Era: Post-War
  • Affiliation: Eastern Alliance
  • Unlocked with the T-44A
  • First tank in the new light tank branch
  • Gives access to the BMP-1

 

The Soviet PT-76 entered service in 1951. Designed for armed reconnaissance, and also used for transport, it was an amphibious light tank that featured a boat-shaped hull with thin welded steel armor that enabled floatation. The PT-76 had space for a three-person crew, with the commander also operating the gun and radio. Despite its age, the PT-76 remains in service to this day, with about 12,000 units (including variants) built throughout its lifetime.

PT-76 (5)
PT-76 (5)
PT-76 (4)
PT-76 (4)
PT-76 (3)
PT-76 (3)
PT-76 (2)
PT-76 (2)
PT-76 (1)
PT-76 (1)

BMP-1

  • Purchase Cost: 5,400,000
  • Class: Light Tank
  • Era: Escalation
  • Affiliation: Eastern Alliance
  • Unlocked with the PT-76
  • Fires ATGM
  • Gives access to the BMP-2

 

As the world’s first infantry fighting vehicle, the BMP-1 redefined armored warfare and became a symbol of Cold War-era conflict. Unlike the open-top armored personnel carriers of World War II, the BMP-1 featured a fully enclosed, all-welded steel construction, with ports that allowed infantry to open fire on the battlefield without leaving the vehicle’s protection. It was also armed with a 73mm gun and an AT-3A Sagger anti-tank guided missile system and fitted with full nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) filtration. Additionally, it was completely amphibious. The BMP-1 entered service in 1966.

BMP-1 (4)
BMP-1 (4)
BMP-1 (2)
BMP-1 (2)
BMP-1 (1)
BMP-1 (1)
BMP-1 (3)
BMP-1 (3)
BMP-1 (5)
BMP-1 (5)

BMP-2

  • Purchase Cost: 7,230,000
  • Class: Light Tank
  • Era: Escalation
  • Affiliation: Eastern Alliance
  • Unlocked with the BMP-1
  • Fires ATGM
  • Gives access to the BMP-3

 

Designed to serve alongside BMP-1 vehicles instead of replacing them, the BMP-2 nevertheless incorporated several improvements over its predecessor. The commander’s position was relocated from behind the driver to a seat beside the gunner in the turret for an improved view. Additionally, the BMP-1’s 73mm gun was traded for a 30mm automatic gun capable of increased accuracy, two rates of fire, and elevation up to +74 degrees. The BMP-2 was unveiled to the public during a parade in Moscow’s Red Square in 1982.

BMP-2 (1)
BMP-2 (1)
BMP-2 (2)
BMP-2 (2)
BMP-2 (3)
BMP-2 (3)
BMP-2 (4)
BMP-2 (4)
BMP-2 (5)
BMP-2 (5)

BMP-3

  • Purchase Cost: 8,250,000
  • Class: Light Tank
  • Era: Détente
  • Affiliation: Eastern Alliance
  • Unlocked with the BMP-2
  • Fires ATGM
  • End of the branch

 

Boasting some of the heaviest firepower of any infantry fighting vehicle of the time, the BMP-3 represented a notable design departure from the BMP-2. Its 100mm gun was mounted on a two-person turret and was capable of firing laser-guided anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM) as well as conventional ammo. A 30mm autocannon and three 7.62mm machine guns bolstered its firepower. The BMP-3 entered production in 1989.

BMP-3 (1)
BMP-3 (1)
BMP-3 (2)
BMP-3 (2)
BMP-3 (3)
BMP-3 (3)
BMP-3 (4)
BMP-3 (4)
BMP-3 (5)
BMP-3 (5)