Onto the Supertest: CS-53 & CS-59
The Supertest claims new testees, and this time they are two vehicles of a newly introduced branch of Polish medium tanks.
et’s start with the Tier VIII medium CS-53. In the top-end configuration, this Pole is armed with a 100mm gun dealing the alpha damage of 300 points. Reloading in 8.6 s, it takes 212 mm off of the enemy armor with a standard AP round, while a special HEAT round goes deeper up to 290 mm. Turning to other characteristics, the dispersion is 0.38 at 100 m, the aiming time is 2.5 s, and the view range is 380 m. So, the Pole can deliver damage. What about enduring damage? With 1300 hit points, its turret has 190 mm of armor in its front area and the upper glacis plate is 90mm thick. With the thrustweight ratio of 17.8 hp/t., the medium develops the top speed of 50 km/h. All in all, the CS-53 is akin to the previously announced CS-52, being a classic medium jack of all trades. Its dynamics and firepower enable it to tackle diverse tasks from flank maneuvering as part of the flock of mediums to support of heavies in defense.
The second Pole to be put to the Supertest is the Tier IX medium CS-59. Not unlike other Polish vehicles, its largely a universal type having no pronounced downsides. Everything about it is medium, including its view range of 390 m and 105mm gun. The latter deals the alpha damage of 390 points. It pierces the enemy armor 252 mm deep with a standard AP, then reloads in 8.8 s, and takes 293 mm with a special HEAT round. With 1800 hit points, its survivability is medium, too. As is its armor which values are typical of medium tanks: The turret has 130 mm in its front area while the hull frontal armor is 110 mm thick. With the thrust-weight ratio of 18 hp/t, the vehicle accelerates to 50 km/h. Wrapping up, the CS-59 is a regular offspring of the Polish branch. Its characteristics are balanced between firepower and mobility. And when in artful hands, the vehicle reveals its multifunctionality to the utmost.