WoT Obj 257 is a Heavy Soviet tier IX tank. In order to develop the complete model of this tank which participates in the World of Tanks, the creators of this computer game took tank IS-7 (Iosif Stalin-7) developed in 1945 in the USSR as a basis. The Soviet tank IS-7 was designed only in the drawings.
|Gun||122 mm BL-9|
|Turret armor (front/sides/rear), mm||350 x 240 x 100|
|Engine Power||700 hp|
|Load Limit||55 T|
|Signal Range||625 m|
|Width||102 mm (4″)|
|Lenth||188 mm (7.4″)|
|Lenth with gun||274 mm (10.8″)|
|Height||74 mm (2.9″)|
In the World of Tanks, there are numerous gaming fanatics and contents are constantly being created for these tanks’ enthusiasts in the form of videos, as created by QuickyBaby, internet posts/articles, and Resinscales models. Various Resinscales models of the object 257 tank exist, and the mould is scaled to the specified dimension giving the desired Resinscales model.
The tank was conceived as a combat vehicle with thick armor, excellent cannon and a powerful engine that allowed it to accelerate to 60 km/h. The design of the heavy tank was born of changes in the new German armored vehicles that were used on the front lines in 1943, especially Ferdinand – then called the “Tank Destroyer”.
But the level of technology of the time and the low speed of implementation of such projects did not allow to make even a prototype. Only with the development of computers the developers and 3d artists of World of Tanks make it possible to see and use the Object 257 tank in a computer battle.