Today you’re in for a special treat if you’re a happy owner of a Premium Account, because the Pre-Sales of an all-new vehicle, theHWK 30, have started!
Designed as an export vehicle and destined to Mexico, this tank never went past the drawing table. In World of Tanks, however, the HWK 30 will soon be known as a very capable combat vehicle. As a light tank, this guy will sneak to favourable positions in no time, where it excels with its outstanding view range of 410 m. If danger closes on the HWK 30, it will be able to defend itself thanks to its typical German accuracy, a short aiming time and APCR shells as default ammo.
Today we’re launching the Supertest for two new vehicles, the HWK 30 and the T95/FV4201 Chieftain. They are, respectively, a German Premium Tier VIII light tank and a British reward Tier X heavy. Let’s take a closer look at the HWK 30!
Though this tank is assigned to the German nation, it has Mexican roots. The original was a joint project by Mexico’s Secretariat of National Defense and German tank makers—like the HWK 12 which is already present in the game.
In terms of gameplay, the HWK 30 will fill in the gap between the Ru 251 and the HWK 12, being a mobile vehicle with an excellent spotting range and comfortable firing parameters. The speed of the basic round should be singled out: a whopping 1080 m/s! As you might’ve guessed, the HWK 30 has no armor to speak of, and possesses a modest HP pool: it’s a light tank after all, brave and unassuming. Or crafty, depending on circumstances.
On the battlefield, the HWK 30 works well as a mid-to-long-range scout, due to its spotting and camo combined with outstanding mobility. You may deal some damage, too, especially from the hills’ back slopes: the gun depression allows it, and lack of armor sort of hints you should retreat from enemy fire. To sum up, the HWK 30 is your typical German LT: it survives by being agile and not approaching the frontline and may occasionally bite some HP off an enemy (most likely, by sniping).