Discounts: Object 279


Another round of weekly discounts is here, this time with the Object 279 vehicles. There are two separate versions of the vehicle available – a standard one and one that is called “Banner Bearer.” The latter has the following unique elements:

  • Its smoke discharger fires red smoke instead of the standard grey
  • It has a camouflage net on the hull (this is a visual element that does not provide any bonus)
  • It has a Soviet Victory Banner flag on its turret

The Object 279 vehicles are permanently available in the Web Shop both for both standard currencies and for Gold with 10% discount.


Historically, the Object 279 was one of the last Soviet attempts to produce a Heavy Tank capable of defeating pretty much anything it encountered on the battlefield of the late 1950s. The tank’s strange UFO-like shape was optimized to make its frontal sector completely impervious to enemy armor-piercing or HEAT shells and its massive 130mm M-65 cannon was perhaps the most powerful tank gun of the era. Another rather unique feature was its four-track suspension that allowed it to retain extremely favorable ground pressure and thus off-road capabilities – when going forward.

In reality, steering was very difficult and put a lot of stress on the whole system, resulting in very poor agility as well as reliability issues. The suspension system was also hydro-pneumatic and thus capable of lowering the tank to a static position. And last but not least, the tank was equipped with a NBC system, allowing it to not only survive in irradiated environment, but also, thanks to its distinctive shape, to withstand a nuclear blast shockwave.

While certainly impressive, the tank was also extremely expensive and suffered from the abovementioned issues. It was thus never mass-produced and the only surviving prototype is located in the Kubinka tank museum.

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In Armored Warfare, the Object 279 is a Tier 4 Premium Main Battle Tank. Gameplay-wise, it’s a slow and ponderous vehicle with excellent armor and a powerful 130mm gun, very suitable for players who prefer firepower and protection over speed and agility. On top of that, the gun has excellent depression and elevation values.

However, what makes it truly interesting and unique is its suspension system. The tank has the ability to lower its suspension – now you can squat while driving a tank like a true Slav!

In this squatting position, the tank covers its weakspots better, is harder to spot and has a better aiming time, but it moves and turns significantly slower with its view range lowered as well. The four-track suspension also makes it very hard to immobilize it.

Apart from the permanent standalone offers, the following special bundles are also available between July 24 to July 26, 2018:

Improved Bundle with 17% discount (plus extra 20% off), containing:

  • Object 279 (or Object 279 Banner Bearer) Tier 4 Premium Main Battle Tank
  • 5 Gold Loot Crates
  • 10 Gold Battlefield Glory 12-hour Boost Tokens
  • 15 Gold Crew Insignia tokens
  • 15 Gold Commander Insignia tokens
  • 15 Gold Reputation Insignia tokens
  • 15 Gold Credits Insignia tokens
  • 15 Gold Experience Insignia tokens
  • 500 Gold

Prime Bundle with 32% discount (plus extra 30% off), containing:

  • Object 279 (or Object 279 Banner Bearer) Tier 4 Premium Main Battle Tank
  • 5 Platinum Loot Crates
  • 10 Platinum Battlefield Glory 12-hour Boost Tokens
  • 25 Gold Crew Insignia tokens
  • 25 Gold Commander Insignia tokens
  • 25 Gold Reputation Insignia tokens
  • 25 Gold Credits Insignia tokens
  • 25 Gold Experience Insignia tokens
  • 1.500 Gold


Please note:

  • This offer starts on July 24, 16:00 CEST (7 AM PDT)
  • This offer ends on July 26, 16:00 CEST (7 AM PDT)
  • Every bundle is delivered either to the EU server or to the NA server, based on your server selection
  • If you already owned a bundle vehicle, you will instead receive its Compensation Value in Gold instead

We hope that you will enjoy this offer and will see you on the battlefield!

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