Another new German vehicle arrived on Supertest at the end of June 2023, this time in the form of a tier 8 medium with hydropneumatic suspension (making this the third German tank in the game to feature this mechanic, after the two Battle Pass tier 9 rewards — Kunze Panzer and the recently-added Kpz. 3 Pr.07 HK):
VIII 🇩🇪 Kpz. Pr.68 (P)
The Tier VIII German Kpz. Pr.68 (P) medium tank is equipped with a hydropneumatic suspension that allows its hull to be tilted. The standard gun depression angle is –5 degrees, but the hydropneumatics improve this to –9 degrees. The hydropneumatic suspension is activated automatically.
The combination of hydropneumatic suspension and good damage per shot will appeal to those who prefer medium tanks with high alpha.
The Kpz. Pr.68 (P) is equipped with a 120 mm gun that deals 400 HP of damage per shot. The penetration value of the standard shell is 230 mm, while the special shell penetrates 300 mm. It has an aiming time of 1.8 s, a dispersion of 0.33 m, and a reload time of 15 s. Its view range is 390 m.
The armor thickness in the turret’s front reaches 90 mm. It has a top speed of 55 km/h, and its specific power is 19.6 h.p./t. The vehicle’s durability is 1,350 HP.
The vehicle also received its first iteration of changes on 5 July 2023:
- Repair cost: from7,695 to7,410
- Aiming time: from 1.73 to1.92 s
- Dispersion from movement (max): from 0.20 (11.00) to0.25 (13.75)
- Dispersion from hull rotation (max.): from 0.20 (7.93) to0.25 (9.91)
- Durability/HP: from 1,350 to1,300
While no official preview renders were provided, WoT Express published some early in-game previews of the vehicle (shown with SD textures):
It is not yet known what this vehicle will be used for. As always, stay tuned for more info!