Logically, what are the options:
- everything stays as it was: why would they make a 183mm 215b model
- the tier 10 TD will be the 183mm FV215b without anything else: why would they have two identical tanks as tier 10 heavy and TD? Also, the 120mm FV215b is a complete fabrication and SerB is known to hate fictional tanks. Also, two identical vehicles are completely unappealing.
- FV215b moves to the TD slot and at the same time gets replaced by a heavy tank - this happened before, but Storm specifically denied this. Also, I am pretty sure Wargaming isn't keen on handing out free tier 10 tanks, or giving people less incentive to grind the new British TD line
- FV215b gets copied to the TD slot and for a while stays in the heavy tree, until it gets eventually replaced. Noone gets anything "for free", but both tier 10 slots recieve new vehicles: this seems most likely. It's the simpliest solution, provides no handout and reflects the different timeframes for the 183mm FV215b (model is already prepared) and the new tier 10 heavy (they are still gathering info). The difference between both switches could be as much as 4 months.
GeneralDirection (US developer) wrote:
Just to be clear, the 215b TD is not the same as the heavy. It would have the 183, obviously.
The heavy is not changing as of right now. We need more info before that happens.
For now think of it the same way as the T110 series.
Original source - SerB's posts from the Q/A thread: