Introducing the T26E3 Eagle 7

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Billed as "Europe's biggest trade fair for interactive games and entertainment," Gamescom opens on Aug. 22, and we've got somethng special to celebrate! So today we're excited to introduce a new vehicle to World of Tanks: the T26E3 Tier VII medium tank — also known as the Eagle 7!

As a member of the Pershing family, the T26E3 is a real "king of the hill:" use its terrific gun handling and great depression to peek over the terrain for a few shots. You can always use its thick mantlet to withstand a few shells, and rely on the precision of your 90 mm cannon in case of a counter-attack. Here's a detailed look:


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Main Characteristics
Hit Points
1,200 HP
Average Damage
240/240/320 HP
Top Speed / Reverse Speed
48/20 km/h
Commander / Gunner / Driver / Radio Operator / Loader
Average Damage
240/240/320 HP
Average Penetration
172/207/45 mm
Dispersion at 100 m
0.39 m
Aiming Time
2.3 s
Rate of Fire
6.98 rounds/min
Gun Reload Time
8.6 s
Gun Depression / Elevation Angles
Turret Traverse Speed
36 deg/s
Signal Range
745 m
Turret Armor
101/76/76 mm
View Range
380 m
Hit Points
1,200 HP
Load Limit
43 t
Hull Armor
101/76/50 mm
70 item(s)
Engine Power
500 h.p.
Specific Power
12.7 h.p./t
Traverse Speed
37 deg/s
Top Speed / Reverse Speed
48/20 km/h

Spearhead: The World War II Odyssey of an American Tank Gunner

Available February 19, 2019

The M26E3 Eagle 7 was involved in the battle of Cologne. On March 6, 1945, two months before Germany surrendered, the Eagle 7 made history when it was filmed taking out an MK5 Panther in front of the Cologne Cathedral. The soldier who fired the three rounds was gunner Clarence Smoyer, a Pennsylvania factory worker, who entered Europe via Normandy weeks after D-Day. The upcoming book Spearhead: The World War II Odyssey of an American Tank Gunner chronicles Smoyer's experiences in Europe during World War II, and tells what happened after before and after the camera captured the historic footage.

Watch Part 1 of our 2018 interview with Clarence Smoyer:

For some inspiration, make sure and read the backstory of this tank, which won a duel against a German Panther during the battle of Cologne, the city where Gamescom takes place! Take a look at our historical article on the subject to know more about the Eagle 7!

Pershing vs. Panther: A Duel in Cologne

Other History-Making Tanks


World of Tanks goes to great lengths to ensure in-game vehicles, whether mass-produced or in blueprint form, are as historically accurate as possible. Here are four specific tanks that made history and have been reproduced in-game down to their actual markings and other aesthetic identifiers. The T26E3 Eagle 7 joins the ever-expanding circle of these special Premium vehicles!

Loza's M4-A2 Sherman 

VI Loza's M4-A2 Sherman  

A Sherman tank provided by U.S. forces under Lend Lease to the Soviet army. The moniker comes from the vehicle’s commander, Fedorovich Loza, and it bears the number "936" as used in combat. Loza is the in-game Tank's commander, and he comes with  a filly developed Sixth Sense Perk.

M4A3E8 Thunderbolt VII

VI M4A3E8 Thunderbolt VII  

The Thunderbolt packs a 76mm cannon and more armor than the M4A3E8 Sherman sister model, and historically, it was under the command of Lieutenant Creighton Abrams in World War II. The tank has the field-placed extra armor panels, and "Thunderbolt VII" insignia printed on the sides.

Sherman VC Firefly

VI Sherman VC Firefly  

British gunner Joe Ekins' Sherman VC Firefly took out Michael Wittmann's Tiger No. 007 (in addition to two other tanks) at Normandy on August 8, 1944. Wittmann was one of the most feared German tank commanders, as he is credited with destroying more than 100 enemy tanks. In keeping with this history, the Sherman VC Firefly has "12" on the turret, which was the number of the tank that scored that scored the fatal hit to Wittmann's Tiger.

Tiger 131

VI Tiger 131  

This particular Tiger tank, captured by Allied forces in Tunisia in 1943, is on display today at The Tank Museum in England. The fully restored number “131” tank is the only Tiger in the world that runs on its own engine. 


Gamescom Special: T26E3 Eagle 7

Aug. 21-Sept. 4, 04:20 PT | 06:20 CT | 07:20 ET




T26E3 Eagle 7: War Chest

  • VII T26E3 Eagle 7  
  • 5,000 Gold
  • 5,000,000 Credits
  • GetXP for the first 40 wins in the T26E3 Eagle 7
  • 1xGarage Slot

(19% Off)


T26E3 Eagle 7: Ultimate

  • VII T26E3 Eagle 7  
  • 2,500 Gold
  • Improved Ventilation Class 2
  • Medium-caliber Tank Gun Rammer
  • Vertical Stabilizer Mk. 1
  • GetXP for the first 20 wins in the T26E3 Eagle 7
  • 10x Personal Reserves: +200%Crew XP (1 hour)
  • 30 DaysPremium Account
  • 1xGarage Slot

(12% Off)


T26E3 Eagle 7: Loaded

  • VII T26E3 Eagle 7  
  • Improved Ventilation Class 2
  • Medium-caliber Tank Gun Rammer
  • Vertical Stabilizer Mk. 1
  • 5x Personal Reserves: +200%Crew XP (1 hour)
  • 1xGarage Slot



T26E3 Eagle 7: Base