Straight Outta Supertest: Object 244

Hello everyone,

this is an upcoming tier 6 Soviet premium heavy tank. Please note that this tank will not be sold freely, it will be some sort of event vehicle.


Description: The Object 244 tank was a further development of the Object 237 experimental tank, the main difference being the installation of a more powerful gun. Compared to the Object 237, the steering, engine and transmission were unchanged. Only the combat compartment underwent small changes: amongst the changes were the ammo rack and the periscope optics mount, the radio was moved to the lower part of the turret, a new improved ventilator was also installed. The tank was not accepted in service due to the insufficient durability of the gun barrel.

Characteristics (100 percent crew):

Tier: 6
Hitpoints: 850
Engine: 520 hp
Weight: 44 tons
Power-to-weight: 11,82 hp/t
Maximum speed: 42/14 km/h
Hull traverse: 28 deg/s
Terrain resistance: 1,247/1,438/2,493
Turret traverse: 27,1 deg/s
Viewrange: 340
Radio range: 440

Hull armor: 120/100/?
Turret armor: 100/90/?

Elite gun: 85mm D-5T-85BM
Damage: 180
Penetration: 144
ROF: 10,429
DPM: 1877,1
Reload: 5,753
Accuracy: 0,336
Aimtime: 2,21s
Depression: -5








58 thoughts on “Straight Outta Supertest: Object 244

  1. Because – why not :)

    And probably it will be used in next IM campaign. Because there’s not so much time left for WG to come up with those next 4 tanks.

  2. “The tank was not accepted in service due to the insufficient durability of the gun barrel.”

    Hmm… Does this mean you’ll get your gun knocked out a lot?

      • nahh,, after you push the trigger,, the whole turret will blow off,, since you know,, if you give russian a tank,, they will stuff that tank with ammo,, lot of ammo,, because,, well,, you know,, suck as bushwanker

      • At tier 8, that would be fine on an IS chassis. Harldy any usable amour at the tier, only good against low tiers, and ok for a ht mobility 40km/h, 12hp/t, about the same as an IS 3, but a very good gun 440 dmg and 258mm, and say sorta bad gun depression = a perfecly fine tier 8 ht with regular mm. I cant find any problems with that. Peeka boom, dont count on your amour, and support the other hts, helping to breakthrough points wih strong resistance. whats wrong with this???

  3. TBH , it might be a new “reward for IMs , cause the majority of players will get stuck at the T28 HTC , and won’t have anything new to get … therefore, WG might give “lower” tier rewards in order to spot ppl from crying about how hard the tier 9 and tier 10 IMs are.

    However, that is far as not as important for myself tzhen a possible ETA on 9.6 :D cause I wanna start doing IMs without getting snapshoted by tier 8 TDs :D

    • If you are doing the IMs then the accuracy nerf will hurt you far more than help your progress.

  4. Rather interesting how “RL fail” project’s / prototype’s / drawing phase’s tanks got a second chance in some shooter type game to completely “dominate” most successful RL tanks from WW2.

    “Not to mention, that for WG developers terms “more powerfull gun” actually means more damage PER shot not better penetration., which in turn have no real base in reality only to skew and distort the RL importance of faster reloading”

    • To be fair being successful real life tank generally doesn’t mean also being the best design it means being the most efficient design. Better designs than several tanks in WWII existed as alternatives to “successful” tanks, but were shelved or put off in favor of more logistically efficient vehicles.

    • Actually more damage makes sense – for higher energy shell.
      Let’s put it to an extreme – if there was a 3 cm railgun in the game, giving it 30 – 40 damage (as such caliber “ordinarily” gets) would be far too low.
      So slightly better damage (180 vs 160) is OK for better performing gun. Actually German super long L/100s should do more damage than they do now.

  5. Guys, come on. You complain about copy paste tanks.
    Go to WT and see how many T34 variants are there. You need to unlock and buy entire new tank (for every single possible variant). Different turret – NEW tank. Different gun – NEW tank. Add-on armor plates – NEW tank. Side skirts – NEW tank.

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  7. I love how it looks completely like a prototype. The retarded suspension (did they REALLY have to leave that rear roadwheel on), and the fact that the sprocket on the right has a hole and the one on the left doesn’t. I’ll definitely try to get it.

    • The sprocket part is a model fail. The sixth road wheel on the other hand… Peculiar. Looks as if somebody designed a tank, then figured out that the engine doesn’t fit and instead of redesigning the thing, suspension and all, just went ‘ah fuck it’ and bolted on a pair of spare idlers to an extended hull.

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  9. it would have the best armor at T6, with reasonable gun and for its armor ok mobility… i can see that being pretty good tbh. And easily better than things like vk3601 :D

  10. Hey SS, you saoid patch 9.6 would be out today, it is on the russian server but not on the EU server?

  11. from the stats it looks quite decent for a tier 6 prem :) but i doubt WG could fuck it up :v best QA department, working as intended.

  12. IS armor at T6. If that’s not OP, I don’t know what the hell is. This will be greatly superior to T-150 in every way, except for gun alpha and pen, and ofc much better than fail VK36.

    Good job WG. You really know how to balance tanks.

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    • Technically it’s not an IS-1 it’s an IS-1 lookalotalike! But then… Huh, an early tiger would probably look sufficiently different to make it a t6 premium, right? If only WG would abandon the silly alternative hulls idea…

  14. I would assume this will be a reward tank in the same sense at the T23E3 (IDK too much about that I was away from the game from march 2013 – october 2014)

    however i just can’t see it possible to balance a tank with that side armour when it’s adversaries have guns no more than 170mm pen, the IS hull is a sidescraping monster at tier 7 to have that at tier 6? I want it, I need it but I’ll feel guilty if I play it.