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World of Tanks Type 4 Heavy - 7 Kills 8,1K Damage
Medals received: Spartan, Steel Wall, High Caliber, Top Gun
The Type 4 Heavy is a Japanese tier 9 heavy tank.
The Type 4, also known as the Type 2604, is a variant of the superheavy O-I tank that was developed during World War II. The vehicle was designed for breakthrough attacks on enemy fortifications as well as for coastal defense.
The Type 4 Heavy or often simply referred as Type 4, has bit different design compared to earlier Japanese heavies. It has much thicker overall armor, and it has completely different guns; it no longer carries similar 10cm guns or 15cm Type 96 howitzer like them, but has whole new bunch of huge naval guns, with it's 14 cm gun notably having the highest alpha damage in it's tier. Compared to O-Ho, it no longer carries miniturrets that limits frontal depression. It also has very thick tracks that are effective at absorbing damage.
While Type 4 has much thicker side armor than predecessors, its cheeks on hull are now noticeably weaker than frontal hull armor. Combined with the fact that ammorack is located behind them, Type 4 isn't still all that good at sidescraping. Furthermore, its heaviest tank in the line (160 tons) but carries the same 1200 HP engine, which makes it even slower than other tanks on the line. It's large guns also suffer from poor rate of fire, accuracy and gun handling.
Type 4, while slow and clumsy, can be relatively respectable opponent due to its huge alpha damage and thick armor. It shares few traits among with its brother, Type 5 Heavy, which prepares the player for it. However, it has few extra weaknesses compared to its brother, such as weaker cheek armor, noticeably weaker turret armor and much worse soft stats on its guns.
The Type 4 Heavy leads to the Type 5 Heavy.
Outro song: OST World of Tanks – Intro Login 2018