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The Object 263 is a Soviet tier 9 tank destroyer.
The development of a heavy tank destroyer on the basis of the IS-7 heavy tank was started in 1950. Three design projects were developed, one of which resulted in a full-size wooden prototype. However, further development was discontinued due to phasing out mass-production of the IS-7.
The Object 263 was once among the ranks of Tier X Russian Tank Destroyers (before replaced with Object 268 Version 4 in 9.22 patch). Also known as "The Sandal of Stalin" or "Yolo Wagon" as it was well-known for its rapid-firing gun with high DPM, and unexpected strong frontal armor.
The Object 263 is now downtiered into Tier IX position with toned down stats. It has become a cumbersome "Assault Gun" with very poor accuracy, pitiful DPM, and weaker side armor. It retains the good mobility and very strong frontal armor.
Always avoid getting flanked when playing this tank, as your sides and rear won't stand any shots. It's also good to take into account that side scraping is not advisable, due to the extremely weak ammo rack that the tank has, making it dangerous if you're over angling. Face hugging other tanks is not recommended as your gun mantlet is easily penetrated by very high penetrating guns, making it an easy target.
Hugging tall tanks, like the Maus, is also a dangerous idea, as they can easily overmatch your weak hull roof and out trade you easily. If the enemy is using premium ammunition, then it's better to take cover as the enemy can penetrate your front most of the time. The mobility on the Object 263 is rather flexible, with great acceleration and top speed, allowing it to get into position very quickly and support your team where needed. Another serious defect of this tank is the non-enclosed superstructure, exposing the entire crew and critical interior components. Direct hits from artillery will pretty much devastate you in one shot, or leave you extremely damaged. This often leaves you with injured crew members and a damaged ammo rack.
The Object 263 leads to the Object 268 Version 4.
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