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Bring the Boom with the SU-100Y "Box Tank"!

Presenting "Box Tank: The Subtle Art of Boom"


It's tank destroyer week again, and the SU-100Y "Box Tank" is on special discount. This TD was built from a prototype heavy tank, so its size and lack of camouflage can be liabilities, though they're mitigated by a magnificent 130mm armament.

Does the SU-100Y fit your profile, or should you save up for something different? Find out below!

Summary | Loadout


The Good

  • Has a huge gun with good accuracy (.36), amazing penetration and great damage per shot, or "alpha damage"
  • Large amount of HP (700)
  • Does well in higher tiers due to high penetration AP and a high-yield HE shell
  • Has a unique Premium round with less penetration but more alpha damage

The Bad

  • You're a huge target with thin armor; you'll have to move if someone spots you 
  • Its lower camouflage rating may force you to play at extreme ranges

The Ugly

  • Poor gun depression (5°) makes it difficult to peek over hills

Reasons to Buy

  • Great Crew trainer for Soviet tank destroyers (Six Crew with two Gunners & Loaders)
  • Similar play style to other Soviet TD's
  • If you enjoy "one-shotting" tanks of lower or equal tiers to you, this is the vehicle for you!

Reasons Not to Buy

  • You want a vehicle with a quick reload (try the Heavy Tank No. VI)
  • You prefer a tank that can flank (Try the Škoda T 40 )

Play Style

  • In the SU-100Y it's all about the gun. Keep yourself intact, be mindful of your large size, and keep your gun talking!


These are only suggestions! Feel free to see what works best for you.
The standard loadout of Small First Aid Kit, Small Repair Kit and a Manual Fire Extinguisher is a good way to go, while Large Repair and First Aid Kits reduce the chance of damage or Crew injury from random artillery and HE Shells.

Alternatively, a Binocular Telescope or Camouflage net can be swapped out with the vents for more view range or concealment.

Crew Skills and Perks

Boosting your Camouflage and Gunnery skills are crucial in this tank, as is Sixth Sense. The first Skill alerts you when you've been spotted, and tells you when to move. The Brothers in Arms Perk is also great as it improves major qualifications and all Skills for the entire Crew!

The explosive SU-100Y is discounted in the Premium Shop for a limited time -- open up with the "Box Tank" today!