The German Tier IX medium tank Kunze Panzer has been introduced to Supertest today, the vehicle is labelled Reward in the game files, so we can make the assumption the vehicle will be a reward for either Ranked Battles Season 2021/2022 or the Frontlines/Steel Hunter event, but we do not know for sure.
The Kunze Panzer will feature a siege mode, but unlike the Swedish medium tanks, and STB-1 where it activates automatically, the mode will have to be activated manually, just like the Swedish tank destroyers. The vehicle will be the first-ever featuring a forward-tilted turret, this means the turret it’s at an angle, making it possible to reach up to -15 degrees of depression when in siege mode. But nothing comes without a cost, the siege mode will make the vehicle and rate of fire slower, while increasing is accuracy.
The vehicle will definitively be interesting to play, but maybe it will be a too complicated mechanism for more regular players? Let us know your opinion in the comment section.
The Kunze Panzer was a forward-tilted turret vehicle project developed in 1964. The vehicle was to feature all its crew inside the turret. The development was discontinued at the design stage.
All characteristics are subject to change before the final release.