WarGaming announced today that the premium tank Type59 will be removed from the in-game store starting with 16th of this month:
We will soon be updating the World of Tanks in-game store. As of January 16, 2012, the Type 59 premium tank will be removed from the in-game store after the server restart which will take place at 5:00-5:30 GMT. While the tank will not be available for purchase, all existing Type 59 owners will keep their tank intact.
This decision has been made to ensure a healthy gameplay balance at higher tiers, and also to encourage a wider variety of tier 8 medium tank usage. Should the T59 become available again through special events in future, we will make sure to announce such events ahead of time.
Greedy assholes, it was premeditated: 1st put an promotional video of Type59, then they release 0.7.1 patch that puts this tank in tier 10 battles and finally they decide to remove it altogether from the store.
guess we'll see the IS-6 premium heavy tank sooner than anticipated