World of Tanks announces its update 8.2

World of Tanks - logo640 has announced the details of the World of Tanks update 8.2. This update brings a new line of Chinese tanks, composed by 17 metal behemoths. The new Chinese tech tree consists of modifications of Soviet, French, British and American tanks as well as Chinese tanks that never went into mass production.

"The Chinese not only produced their own tanks, but also evolved their own unique designs through the modification and improvement of some of the best foreign machines on the planet," said Mike Zhivets, producer of World of Tanks. "The time has come for the Chinese to show their technical achievements. So, prepare to face the speed, hardiness and firepower of the best of People's Liberation Army!"

A large majority of the Chinese designs were influenced by the Soviet Union, but also modified with Western technologies. Thus, Chinese tanks often featured the best possible traits from their foreign counterparts: the maneuverability of the American tanks, the shooting accuracy of the Brits, the fast firing of the French and the sheer power of the Soviets. Some notable names on the list include the light tank Type 62 (WZ131), the medium tank Type 59, and the heavy IS-2U.

Information source: press release.