WoT Supertest – Caernarvon AX

Tier: VIII HT, GB, premium
HP: 1400
Engine power: 950 HP
Weight: 65 t
Max. weight: 70 t
Power-to-weight ratio: 15.5 HP/t
Max. speed forwards/backwards: 36 / -12 km/h
Hull traverse speed: 28 °/s
Turret traverse speed: 36 °/s
Terrain resistance: 1.055 / 1.247 / 2.205
View range: 380 m
Signal range: 782.1 m

Hull armor: 130 / 50 / 38
Turret armor: 254 / 152 / 95

Gun: OQF 20-pdr Gun Type B Barrel

Damage: 230 / 230 / 280
Penetration: 226 / 258 / 42
Reload speed: 6.3 s
Accuracy: 0.32
Aim time: 2.3 s
Gun depression/elevation: -10 / +20



30 thoughts on “WoT Supertest – Caernarvon AX

  1. On the Asia forums the admin that made the post regarding it said “Within the gameplay, the new premium tank has the same concept as British heavies have”

    So I’m thinking this might be the first tier 8 premium HT for the British… and it’s about damn time.

    I honestly don’t care how fake this tank may be, I want one. The burster plates is an interesting touch to the turret as well

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    1. Yeah I am very sure its intended to be a tier 8 premium for UK HT branch, especially considering WG has recently added T8 premiums for branches that doesnt have one yet.

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    1. I recon this is because it’s developed by a whole different dev team. One that is not responsible for 9.20.1 development and also does not communicate with the 9.20.1 dev team.

      Storm once said (2 years ago) inter department communications in WG are very “bureaucratic” and some projects are sometimes developed separately but in a same timeline.


    2. The main issue with the Caern was always it’s lack of DPM. It has or had many other issues, but having only 230 alpha with 1700 DPM was just bonkers and an obvious way of getting it into a place where it matters (instead of being irrelevant), was upping it’s DPM to 2k+.


  2. Good….about damn time!!! So this is just the Tier 8 Caernarvon, slightly adjusted to be premium…ok, no big deal. It isnt breaking anything.
    Since i have already maxed this line 2 years ago, it would have been nice as a trainer. Seeing as i have Tier 8, 9 10 already with a 3 tiered crew…well to little to late to buy it to be useful.


  3. and as a prem it gets 2,2k DPM because reasons. it’s not like is better than all the other tier 8 HTs. yes, the alpha is lousy, but the turret will be impenentrable when using the full gun depression (roof is autobounce and the sides get spaced armor even against HEAT.

    it even gets a better engine than Caern in 9.20 has.

    so much for “prems should not be better than tech tree” …

    but the basic idea (to get all the branches some prem-tanks to train crews an grind creds) sounds very good.

    except for the basic problem, which is tier 8 matchmaking. as long as that is not fixed, all the new prems are bad.


    1. Recently the devs said that they abandoned the idea of premiums being worse than tech tree tanks the new idea is they should be competetive at their teir but also be unique


      1. Nobody said the prems should be worse. But they should NOT be better, because they net you more creds and let you train crews as bonus. And the prem-Caern is now hands down better than the vast majority of the tech tree tanks. That’s IMHO pay to win (or at least get measurable better chances in battle).

        And 250+ mm might be far from impenetrable, but most tier 8s will need prem to pen it and even tier 9s habe rather low chances with AP.


        1. “And the prem-Caern is now hands down better than the vast majority of the tech tree tanks.”

          No. Just no. That pew-pew gun and paper hull really holds it back vs other tier 8 HTs.


  4. I’ll only get this if they add it to the tech three and give it the 280 alpha damage the Caernarvon will have. Decrease dpm a tad if not needed.

    I thought WG made the trade-in system for a reason.
    All I see is “Limited time, OP get now or suffer” tanks in the shop.


  5. They’re finally buffing the regular Caernarvon and already planning to sell the soon-to-be old one as a premium? As long as it will have that 230 alpha nerf gun it will never be a reasonable threat.


  6. At the moment, new premium tanks seem to be announced at a rate of 2 to 3 new
    tanks a week. I guess that’s one way to slowly kill off your game.


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