122mm D-25TA: penetration 175mm/250mm; damage 390; rate of fire: 5 shots per minute
Hull: 120mm/80mm/60mm; Turret: 230mm/120mm/60mm
1550 health points
Top speed: 50km/h, engine: 520HP
WZ-111 is a Chinese tier VIII heavy tank. This vehicle is available for completing a pretty hard mission from the end of 2014 and beginning of 2015. Not many players will probably be able to get him, but it is a good idea to read about him to know how to fight against him. It can be said that WZ-111 is a younger brother of WZ-111 1-4 or an rival of WZ-112. He has a very good armor, especially on the turret, medium tank level of mobility and quite decent cannon. The armor is profiled to look like the nose of a pike fish, thanks to what even a thin iron plate gives quite decent real armor thickness. The weakest part of this tank is his cannon. It gives nice damage for VIII level, but has small penetration, isn't accurate and the aiming time is very long. All that combines makes it a perfect vehicle for close combat, especially in a city.
Development, equipment, crew
Preferred equipment: improved guidance system, toolbox, improved ventilation
Skills and perks: sixth sense for the commander, repair for the rest of the crew. Then, brothers in arms for the entire crew.
When facing WZ-111 you should avoid shooting at this vehicle turret, it is impenetrable for most vehicles. The best on the turret to aim are two hatches on its top. They are quite large, but their thickness is over 150mm. The hull is a better option to aim, especially its lower plate. Real armor thickness down there is around 120mm. The upper plate is slightly thicker and better angled, when shooting at it you must have a cannon with at least 200mm penetration. You must take caution when you're shooting at the sides of the vehicle. In the middle of the hull there is an additional plate that increases the real thickness of the armor to 300mm. You should the area over the tracks. The back of the turret and hull is easy to get through and shouldn't give you any trouble.
How to play...
...as the driver of the WZ-111?
Use the terrain cover to your advantage. Trees, bushes, ruins - all of them increases your chances for survival.
When facing enemies from lower tier you must only remember to secure your lower plate, When you face enemies from tier higher than yours, even the upper plate won't give you enough protection. Tier IX and X cannons usually have more than 200mm penetration.
Take advantage of your impressive top speed to quickly move your vehicle. Don't ride to enemy position without the proper backup from your team.
This tank has very limited rotation of his cannon and shouldn't be used on uneven grounds.
Avoid shooting at WZ-111's turret, the best place to penetrate is the lower plate and his sides. Detracking the vehicle is a good idea as well. When you immobilize this tank, shooting its weakspots will become easier.
Avoid open territories, try to always ride to city/village/pile of rocks. You have a very inaccurate cannon which isn't too good for greater distance
If you fight against lower tier vehicles, you can ride at them. It is highly unlikely that any tier VII or VIII cannon will penetrate you.