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Get a Look at the New Italian Heavies!

July 19, 2021

The Italian Tech Tree expands with the addition of four upper-tier heavy tanks!

Italian tank technology offers a gameplay style like no other. Starting on Tuesday, July 20th, you can experience it through a brand-new line of heavy tanks in the World War II Italian Tech Tree!


Branching off from the Tier VI P.43 bis Medium Tank, this line of four tanks features vehicles that play like “heaviums,” combining traits of both heavy and medium tanks. With lighter armor and greater mobility than typical heavy tanks, these vehicles are made for versatility in battle.

Plus, three of the vehicles use the unique auto-reloading gun mechanic, which has the potential to leave vulnerable enemies completely devastated.

Read on to learn more about these four new Italian wonders!


Carro d’assalto P.88

 

  • Class: Heavy Tank
  • Tier: VII
  • Research Cost: 115,545 XP
  • Purchase Cost: 1,480,000 Silver

The Carro d’assalto P.88 is an Italian project for a heavy assault tank, developed in 1942. The work was discontinued at the blueprints stage in favor of more advanced developments.

Carro D Assalto P88 (1)
Carro D Assalto P88 (1)
Carro D Assalto P88 (2)
Carro D Assalto P88 (2)
Carro D Assalto P88 (3)
Carro D Assalto P88 (3)
Carro D Assalto P88 (4)
Carro D Assalto P88 (4)

Progetto CC55 mod. 54

 

  • Class: Heavy Tank
  • Tier: VIII
  • Research Cost: 141,200 XP
  • Purchase Cost: 2,600,000 Silver
  • Auto-reloader

In 1954, Captain Quinzio suggested the idea of a tank division consisting of two types of tracked vehicles: “carro da combattimento” (battle tank) and “carro per tutto il resto” (general purpose tank). His concept of “carro da combattimento” presented a 50-ton vehicle with a powerful gun. No prototypes were built.

Progetto CC55 mod 54 (1)
Progetto CC55 mod 54 (1)
Progetto CC55 mod 54 (2)
Progetto CC55 mod 54 (2)
Progetto CC55 mod 54 (3)
Progetto CC55 mod 54 (3)
Progetto CC55 mod 54 (4)
Progetto CC55 mod 54 (4)

Progetto C50 mod. 66

 

  • Class: Heavy Tank
  • Tier: IX
  • Research Cost: 235,190 XP
  • Purchase Cost: 3,600,000 Silver
  • Auto-reloader

In 1966, General Vittorio La Rosa wrote an article in which he outlined his vision of a tank to replace the M60A1 in the Italian Armed Forces, the development and production of which could have been managed by Italian industry. The project existed only in blueprints.

Progetto C50 mod 66 (1)
Progetto C50 mod 66 (1)
Progetto C50 mod 66 (2)
Progetto C50 mod 66 (2)
Progetto C50 mod 66 (3)
Progetto C50 mod 66 (3)
Progetto C50 mod 66 (4)
Progetto C50 mod 66 (4)

Rinoceronte

 

  • Class: Heavy Tank
  • Tier: X
  • Research Cost: 450,860 XP
  • Purchase Cost: 6,100,000 Silver
  • Auto-reloader

At the turn of the 1960s and 1970s, a number of countries started developing vehicles with unmanned turrets to improve crew survival. Italian military engineers decided to adopt these innovations, but chose to use existing designs. The turret was based on the German turret from the advanced KPz 3 tank. The hull configuration was also adopted from German vehicles. At the same time, Italian engineers tried to increase armor thickness to the maximum. To improve the projectile resistance of the frontal armor, it was decided to make it similar to the “pike nose” shape. Development was discontinued at the drafting stage.

Rinoceronte (1)
Rinoceronte (1)
Rinoceronte (2)
Rinoceronte (2)
Rinoceronte (3)
Rinoceronte (3)
Rinoceronte (4)
Rinoceronte (4)

Available for the Rinoceronte is the Verus Premium Skin. This distinct Skin grants the same concealment bonus as regular camo and can be applied to all season slots. Outfit this powerful tank with a Skin that conjures ancient Rome in all its glory!

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My Great Capture Screenshot 2021-07-16 14-15-09
Rinoceronte (4)-1
Rinoceronte (4)-1
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Rinoceronte (3)-1
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Rinoceronte (2)-1
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