A new vehicle has entered the supertest. This time, the first light tank in World of Tanks without a turret -- the TKSz nkm 20A, a tier II Polish vehicle. Read on for more info, as well as the initial stats for this vehicle.
The TKS, a light but brave Tier II Polish tank enters the closed test.
This tank was based on the TK tankette, the most mass-produced armored vehicle of pre-WWII Wojsko Polskie (the Polish Armed Forces). The TK started its Army service in 1931, and by 1933, 300 had been made. Several years of TK operation provided lots of feedback for the engineers who delivered an improved version, the TKS, not long before the WWII.
In 1939, 24 TKSs were equipped with 20mm FK-A wz.38 autocannons and received the TKSz nkm 20A designation. The famous Polish ace tanker, Roman Edmund Orlik, fought in one and managed to destroy 10 German tanks (including a PzKpfw IV Ausf B) on September 18–19 1939. (Have you ever won the Orlik’s medal, by the way?)
In the game, the TKSz nkm 20A is a very mobile vehicle able to quickly reach covered firing positions. Its strong sides are fast-firing gun and nice shell penetration. The 20mm gun uses 10-round cases and fires 2 shells in a single shot.
This fast, stealthy and quick firing tank is very vulnerable for enemy fire. Being both cautious and bold will bring you success (probably even one of Orlik’s grade).
The stats of Orlik’s TKS may change based on test results. Stay tuned, and best of luck in battle!
Note: As always, these are subject to change before release. Additionally, while this vehicle's purpose is currently unconfirmed, it is more likely than not that it will be a gift vehicle at some point.
Cannon: n.k.m. 20 mm wz. 38 FK-A
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