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

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.

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)!

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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!

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

  1. Such humor WG, face palm.
    What an exciting April fools event, we got to read the article!

  2. why is it with WG that, if something looks cool or interesting (also like German April fools day wheeled vehicles last year), it’s just a joke, but the rest of the year is filled with colourful clown crap getting forced down our throats that people can only wish it’d be a prank?

  3. What a funny prank haha. It isn’t too far fetched from what the future vehicles in the christmas gambling addiction loot boxes will look like in a year or two.

    All the cancer in the game is implemented in one vehicle, autoloaders, wheels and artillery.

  4. Its too bad its just a joke.. These kind of vehicles actually might provide WoT a fresh taste. Armored warfare has these kind of tanks too..

      1. AW sure does lack the attention it would deserve, but I can’t rid the feeling that WOT might still “out-die” its competition. Comparing WoT, AW and WT gameplay-wise, it feels like WoT has the least amount of content to offer and shows a much slower implementation and development of new and interesting things to keep people invested.

        I mean… you can’t rely on artificial credit sinks, a maximum of up to two new mini branches, and a premium tier VIII a year forever to keep people around and paying. as always with WG, the fun falls short, and WG does not understand that people might pay for something that is actually fun instead of frustrating.

  5. again shit april fools
    War Thunder has great events every year, WoT had one good event in 2019 and nothing after it

  6. It there!!!!!!

    https://wgmods.net/5488

    MOD DESCRIPTION
    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.

    Please, welcome the first wheeled artillery vehicle—the German Tier VIII Premium wheeled SPG: Radpanzerhaubitze auf Sonderkraftfahrzeug 1337 (G).

    Dress your Tier VII EBR Hotch. Now!

  7. The joke has already been implemented by Wargaming, that’s the confusing bit. “Hurr Durr April fools plebians!11!!” says the Belorussian studio. Except broken wheeled shite has long been a part of the game already. Yes, hilarious WG, look at how you poke fun at your own ineptitude in game design and balance when the reality is that this is the everyday occurance, not just an April 1st thing…
    Anyway, will this latest shit get it’s own event mode I wonder? Seems plausible after the Sturmtiger stuff and it looks as though a bit of work went into the model and textures for it to be wasted on one, unironic example of WG’s ineptitu… I mean, ‘joke’?

  8. And here we can see how WG wastes time modeling a vehicle to make a joke instead of spending time improving the game …

  9. Its a shame this is a joke, I could make so many whiny bitches cry with that machine. Mothers from around the world would be calling in for their inconsolable fat 15 year olds ….

  10. So they’re acknowledging their unpopular shit game designs as a joke. Got it. Shit company.

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