It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s the Radpanzerhaubitze auf Sd.Kfz. 1337 (G)!

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s the Radpanzerhaubitze auf Sd.Kfz. 1337 (G)!



HISTORY


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TANK CHARACTERISTICS


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HOW TO PLAY


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GIVEAWAY & OFFERS

Commanders!

Brace yourself for an impact that will shake up World of Tanks like never before. Two classes that were carefully kept apart finally collided in an event of epic proportions. The result is a masterpiece that will kick off a new era of tank battles.

Some might call it controversial. We think it is revolutionary! And you

have


asked


for


it

!

Please, welcome the first wheeled artillery vehicle—the


German Tier VIII Premium wheeled SPG: Radpanzerhaubitze auf Sonderkraftfahrzeug 1337 (G)


.

An awesome name, worthy of a vehicle that will truly leave you and your enemies in awe!

History & Development

Wheeled artillery vehicles aren’t a new idea. There are actual wheeled turreted autoloading SPGs in service around the globe. The concept has been shared with us on multiple occasions, and we took note! Unfortunately, amazing vehicles like the 152mm SpGH DANA are post-World War II and outside the scope of our game. Until now!

As many of you know, we are always rummaging through old archives and searching through World War II collections to find concepts, blueprints, scribbles, and ideas to turn into


new and historic Premium vehicles and Tech Tree branches


. So you can imagine how excited our excellent research team was when they were granted access to


recently declassified German military documents dating back to the early 1940s


. After going through less interesting details about an Amber Room, some kind of secret moon base, and a thing called a Tesseract, they finally found what they were looking for:


actual blueprints of a brand-new tank concept developed by German engineers


. The nearly 80-year-old papers were highly fragile and disintegrated shortly after, but not before we were able to create a detailed 3D model.


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The idea might seem simple, but it would have been unbelievably powerful.


The concept combines the best traits of two fan-favorite classes in one vehicle.


The


unstoppable speed and agility


of a French EBR paired with the


devastating long-distance destructibility


of an SPG. Luckily for the allied war efforts, a prototype was never actually built, but that will not stop this speedster from cruising along the battlefields of World of Tanks.

Tank Characteristics


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Radpanzerhaubitze auf Sonderkraftfahrzeug 1337 (G)

  • Average Damage per Shot
    690 HE / 420 HEAT
  • Standard Shell Penetration
    39 mm / 240 mm
  • Time for Autoreloading One Shell
    18/16.25/14.74/13.37 s/12 s
  • Time for Loading Between Shots
    4.4 s
  • Gun Depression / Elevation Angles
    –3/75°
  • Turret Armor
    245/120/80 mm
  • Hull Armor
    50/20/20 mm
  • Top Speed / Reverse Speed
    70/45 km/h

How to Play the Radpanzerhaubitze auf Sonderkraftfahrzeug 1337 (G)

Speed

Buckle up and get ready for the ride of your life. One of the best qualities of wheeled vehicles is their


incredible speed and high power-to-weight ratio


. They don’t just “roll out”, they


fly into battle


, and the new Radpanzerhaubitze can almost literally do so. Under the hood of this beast sleeps a


powerful engine


that will propel you to


70 km/h


when using the


Rapid Driving mode


. And of course, you can turn on


Cruise mode for increased maneuverability


. With speed like that, you’ll be capturing the enemy base before they have even left their Garages.

Firepower

Some of the most powerful punches in the game are dealt from a distance by SPGs, and that’s what makes this class so unique. But what if you could bring such


a hefty punch to the front line


? Enter our new star in World of Tanks. The Radpanzerhaubitze auf Sonderkraftfahrzeug 1337 (G) is the first vehicle that can be played as an SPG as well as a nimble light tank.

The mighty howitzer mounted atop its six wheels can deal


690 damage with HE shells


and deliver a


420 alpha punch with HEAT shells


. That’s right, you can switch between explosive damage from a distance or a proper punch with


240 mm penetration


to the face!

The enemy is trying to capture the base, but you are on the other side of the map. No worries! Switch to the


top-down artillery view


and use the


extraordinary gun elevation angles of 75°


to send a gift right back home.

A foolish enemy tries to get close and personal? Use the


quick aim time, excellent accuracy, and fast-flying HEAT shells


of your


5-clip autoreloader


to blast them not just back to their Garage, but off the server. The Radpanzerhaubitze uses a similar loading system to the Soviet IS-3A, which means


the first shell into an empty magazine loads faster than the last one


.

Armor

Speed comes at a cost in World of Tanks, and the price to pay is usually armor. The Radpanzerhaubitze is no exception to this rule.


If you want to go fast, you cannot go hard


, and every added slate of steel will be deducted from the top speed. However, as any experienced tank commander will tell you, it doesn’t matter how thick it is, it is all about the angles you use it at.

One peek at this beauty


with 1,050 HP


will tell even a rookie that the Radpanzerhaubitze auf Sd.Kfz. (G) 1337 is


blessed with armor at all the right angles


. Shots at its front will almost


automatically bounce off


, no matter from which direction. But hold on, ‘cause


this baby also got back


! The unique design of the Radpanzerhaubitze allows for


nice angles in the front and an armored party at the rear


. Once again, the best of both worlds!

Giveaway & Radpanzerhaubitze auf Sonderkraftfahrzeug 1337 (G) Offers

The Radpanzerhaubitze will be a literal game-changer for World of Tanks, so


its introduction to the battlefields will be handled with extra care


. We need real data from the live server to see the actual impact of this new type of tank. Therefore,


we will be giving away this beast to lucky commanders for free

, and we will closely monitor their performance.

In order to welcome this unusual addition to the World of Tanks family,


eekeeboo


and


Keyhand


will showcase the power of wheeled SPGs live on stream.

Tune in


on April 1, at 14:00 CEST (UTC+2) to our official World of Tanks Twitch and YouTube channels


, for a chance to win your very own Radpanzerhaubitze auf Sonderkraftfahrzeug 1337 (G)!



The winners will be drawn live on stream!


Be there to learn how to enter into the raffle, and keep your fingers crossed.

Fear not if luck leaves you hanging and without a free tank. If all the tests go according to plan, the


Radpanzerhaubitze auf Sonderkraftfahrzeug 1337 (G)


will enter the


Premium Shop on April 31 at 07:00 CEST (UTC+2) as a permanently available bundle


.

Nevertheless, make sure to tune in to see a new era of Tanks in all its glory and some spectacular tank action!


Roll Out!

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