Supertest: HWK 12 Light Tank



there’s a new light tank in Supertest, the HWK 12:


-Developed in Henschel between the late 1950s and half of 1960. The first prototype was built in 1963 and forty of these vehicles were delivered to Mexico.


Tier: 8
Hitpoints: 1100
Maximum speed: 65/20 km/h
Hull traverse: 44 deg/s
Turret traverse: 44 deg/s
Terrain Resistance:
Viewrange: 410
Radio range:
Hull armor: 14/14/14
Turret armor: 15/10/10
Damage: 240/240/320
Penetration: 180/250/45
Reload: 7.15s
Accuracy: 0.36
Aim: 2.0s

Crew: 3

Armor and Model:

38 comments on “Supertest: HWK 12 Light Tank

  1. Anonymous says:

    I want the awful panther though…

  2. SpeedyCraft51 says:

    That’s the SP.IC without an autoloader.
    Wow, such a new tank, very innovative, no copy at all…

  3. Beermaniac says:

    If they think, that they’re going to take my RU, and give this thing instead, then i’m done with this game.

  4. tuberaider says:

    It looks exactly like a SP1C with better armor… even the same 90mm Mecar gun.

  5. CLAYM0RE says:

    New premium? typical

  6. Lomion_EU says:

    This will be the tier 8. Ru 251 will be t 9 they have already shown the T10

  7. mredweird says:

    Uhm, they sorta need to fill in tiers now that the tanks will be bumped up by a tier.
    IMO this will be the tier 8 after tier 7 SPIC and Ru 251 will be tier 9 as expected…

  8. Thomas A. says:

    Made in Germany, rise by Mexicans… lol

  9. gpc_4 says:

    So SpIC and then basically another SpIC at tier VIII…..people won’t be happy with this.

  10. So simple, bring back the Aufklarungspanther with a 90mm Rheinmetal DM1 in tier 8.
    I guarantee that the barbaric hoards will applaud WG.

  11. Tachenk0 says:

    Why they do not up-tier the SPI C too. They could put Aufkl. Panther back as a tier VII!

  12. Deano says:

    i miss the scout panther… this is cool but the scout panther needs to come back. it was easily my favorite tier 7 lt along side the wz131.

  13. Havoc199 says:

    Another shit German tanks.

    Buff reload to 6 seconds at least. 7 seconds for 240 alpha on a tier 8 light. That’s a joke.

    Also buff spic by: reduce weight to historical 6 tons while leaving engine power. This will give it half decent power to weight to offset the shit mobility of the tank.
    Also buff gun handling stats by about 20% ish. Test and adjust to see if it needs more or less.

  14. So it’s a fail SPIC dumped on Mexico by Germany. Epic.

  15. OrigamiChik3n says:

    I can’t wait to see Wiki entry for this contraption. Especially the “historical gallery” section. I did a quick search but only found a copy of a page of old Jane’s digest where it is described as HWK-11 hull with 90 mm gun turret. No picture.

    • Adrian Paredes says:

      Because the HWK-11 was an APC used on mexico… the HWK-12 was a proposed concept mounting a 90mm recoiless rifle on a turret… but only proposed, no prototypes built

      Note that i said RECOILESS RIFLE not an actual tank gun…

  16. Anonymous says:

    From what I can tell by comparing specs here and on WoT wiki this is not even much of a upgrade from SP1C.

    Its basically same vehicle with 10mm armor “upgraded” to 14mm, top speed from 58kph to 64kph, same gun, same size, same hull and turret traverse, view range from 400m to 410m.

  17. Adrian Paredes says:

    Same russian bias as always…. despite this new spic is million times ligther and have no armor, the LTTB beat him not only on speed but in hp/ton ratio power…oh! ofc in armor too… lttb is like 12 times armored….

    All the new LTs tier 8 will be shadowed for the russian LTTB (same story on the tier 9s… T-54 beat em all)

    • OrigamiChik3n says:

      That’s because LTTB in game is a fake (surprise, surprise). There are several documents. One is the technical drawing of the the hull. Another is army requirements. First of all “requirements” is something that army wants rather than what can actually be delivered.
      Initial reqiurements of 1943 called for a 14-15 ton tank with 45mm frontal armour, 220HP engine (2x110HP diesel engines actually) and top speed of 45km/h.
      Requirements of 1944 for “Light tank with heavy armour” have weight increase to 20 ton and frontal amour increased to 75mm (90mm is scribbled with pencil. It could have been done by anyone at any time and therefore cannot be accepted as a part of historical document). Engine was supposed to be rated at 300HP.
      In game we have fake 90mm of frontal armour, fake 700HP engine and fake 68km/h speed. Result is “light tank” that is lighter than any tier 7 medium tank while being roughly the same size and having thicker armour. It’s also faster than any tier 7 MT. And has a fake gun with better penetration than most tier 7 MTs. In other words the only two historical things about it are name and shape of the hull.

  18. Rombat says:

    it’s looking promising…a very worthy ru251 legagy on tier 8 if the dpm will bw ok. View range is outstanding for tier 8.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Its a WG lie. No light tanks were built of this variant for or by Mexico.

    40 vehicles, all were APC’s. One was tested with a 20mm gun turret with a co-ax 7.62mm. Third version same modified vehicle with turret received a more powerful engine and a French designed turret with a 7.62mm mg

  20. llemito says:

    i want aufklarungspanzer panther back 🙁

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