We have seen plain ugly tanks like the KV-4, sleek, futuristic beasts like the french “hammerhead” TDs. Some tanks have character and menace in their ugliness like the T110E4 has. The Object 268 in World of tanks is none of above, it’s bewildering for me. The new Russian Tier X tank destroyer looks like it had been grown in a lab instead of assembling in a factory. A strange fuse of biological and mechanical components, the rangefinder is almost Gigerian. Now I know what a terrific weapon lies behind the weird looks, I feel just more insecure if a predator like this is lurking on the same map.
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This TD lives close to its prey
The way I see it, the Object 268 is great tank destroyer for “pubs”. The turreted T110E4 took the second-line assault/supporter role on CW. The 268 doesn’t play like the previous Object 704. The most similar Russian TD is probably the Su-100 with the 122 mm D-2-5S gun. Like the Tier VI TD, the Object 268 is fast and it has good maneuverability, a definite improvement over the 704. The turn speed is inferior to the Su-100, but both forward and reverse acceleration are superior. The closest TD in the terms of mobility is probably the Jagdpanther. The 268 can keep up with fast heavies and most mediums, and its gun packs a tremendous punch like the Su-100-122 does in its own tier, except the Tier X is much more accurate.
The Object 268 lives a “more active” life than the 704. It’s not a bush-sniper equipped with the usual camouflage net and binoculars, or at least less so. If you want to do the same “gallery-shooting”, that’s waste of its potential. It can rush for forward overwatch positions and greet the advancing heavies with unexpectedly early and heavy firepower. It has the speed and agility not only to get into trouble fast, it can reposition in time. 268s in the right hands can have a higher win rate in random games, because they can be so adaptive to the events of the actual map.
Like the Su-100-122, the favorite tactics of the 268 are lurking around map chokepoints, waiting for the opportunity to finish off or flank a damaged/occupied tank. Overall, it is not only a great support vehicle but a deadly hunter of hurt prey, regardless to the Tier and size. I know from painful experience, that a well-coordinated platoon of 268s watching the back of each other can be a quick end to any tank.