The Tier VII French wheeled armored car rolls onto the Supertest. We’re going to check how well balanced its stats are, and also to continue battle-testing the new game mechanics. When we’re through, we’ll decide on the release set of game mechanics and the finalization of the entire wheeled vehicle mini-branch.
The Hotchkiss EBR is a ‘transitional’ vehicle introducing the players to the gameplay peculiarities of the top-tier wheeled armored cars. It doesn’t have the two driving modes like them, but it does have the Charge ability and the special ‘magnet’ lock-on feature. The 75-mm gun is autoloading. The dynamics and maneuverability of the Hotchkiss EBR are worse than those of Tier VIII–X vehicles, and the absence of their Drive (fast) results in a lesser top speed. Depending on test results, the stats of the Hotchkiss EBR may change.
From WoT Forums.