Update 2.6 – New German Vehicles!

Commanders,

Today, we would like to proudly introduce the new Light Tanks that will reinforce the German tech tree. So far, the highest Tier light tank in the game was the British Crusader at Tier V. With update 2.6 that won’t be the case any more as the new light tanks will go up to Tier VIII! The new line will consist of 6 vehicles, culminating with the Spähpanzer Ru 251.

  • Pz.Kpfw. II Ausf. G (Tier III)
  • Pz.Kpfw. II Luchs (Tier IV)
  • VK 16.02 Leopard (Tier V)
  • VK 28.01 (Tier VI)
  • Spähpanzer SP I C (Tier VII)
  • Spähpanzer Ru 251 (Tier VIII)

 

All the presented vehicles are highly mobile, so they perform their scouting role with ease. As you might have expected, they are also really poorly armoured and are unlikely to bounce or ricochet incoming enemy shells, so caution is required. Tanks in this line have decent firepower for their Tiers and can cause disturbances to enemy lines when allowed to.
Let’s have a closer look at the tank that awaits you at the end of the line:

Spähpanzer Ru 251

 

ProtectionManoeuvrabilityFire
  • Hit Points: 1300
  • Hull Armour:
  1. Front: 25 mm
  2. Sides: 20 mm
  3. Rear: 8 mm
  • Turret Armour:
  1. Front: 20 mm
  2. Sides: 20 mm
  3. Rear: 20 mm
  • Weight: 25.58 t
  • Engine Power: 630 hp
  • Speed Limit: 80 km/h
  • Traverse Speed: 45 deg/s
  • Turret Traverse Speed: 44 deg/s
  • Standard Shell Damage: 169 – 281 HP (avg. 225 HP)
  • Standard Shell Penetration: 143 – 238 mm (avg. 190 mm)
  • Rate of Fire: 10.34 rounds per minute
  • Aiming Time: 1.9 s
  • Dispersion at 100 m: 0.36 m
  • View Range: 260 m

 

The Spähpanzer Ru 251 is the first light tank in the game at Tier VIII and it has a lot to offer. Its superb mobility and speed allows it to reach key positions in no time and spot enemy tanks for your team. When playing it, one should never stop. Moving is the most important factor in your survival, as this tank has practically no armour – even HE shell are capable of penetrating it. However, the tank is well able to defend itself. It comes with a fearsome gun that features great penetration, quick aiming time and a very high damage per minute. Use it to rip apart opponents who dare to show you their side or rear armour, from a distance. Although, if you like to live dangerously, you can also do it in close quarters combat!
In conclusion, if you like incredibly fast and mobile tanks with great guns but almost no armour, then the Spähpanzer Ru 251 should be a mandatory addition to your tank collection.

 

 

Stayed tuned for more information about the next update!

 

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