Meet the New German Light Tanks
Update 2.6 is coming soon and brings a brand-new branch of the German tech tree: light tanks. Some of these, like the Pz.Kpfw. II Luchs and Spähpanzer Ru 251, have been eagerly anticipated and we're pleased to add a new line for players who enjoy scouting and hit-and-run tactics!
New to light tanks or brushing up? Check out our guides for playing the quickest class in the game:
Pz.Kpfw. II Ausf. G
The new light tank line begins with the Pz.Kpfw. II Ausf. G, a highly maneuverable tank that can brag about exceptional speed and unparalleled radio range in its tier. Light tanks aren't known for their firepower, but the final gun on this one boasts fantastic penetration!
Pz.Kpfw. II Luchs
There's a lot to like about the Luchs—speed, base camouflage value, and view range are just some of its more appealing characteristics. Upgrade its gun to the 3cm autocannon to add some firepower to an already sneaky tier IV tank.
VK 16.02 Leopard
The Leopard's good radio and view range help make it a good scout, but it boasts impressive characteristics in other areas as well. For example, the armor is great for a tier V scout, with the same amount of hull armor as the M4 Sherman. When fully upgraded, the Leopard can turn on a dime, meaning that it's almost as nimble as its animal namesake.
The VK 28.01 is big for a light tank, but that heft also means it makes for a decent ramming tank in case typical scouting tactics aren't for you. On the other hand, with a massive view range you'll be able to keep eyes on enemy movement and your gun can easily take out lightly-armored vehicles.
Spähpanzer SP I C
Scouting is a cinch for the Spähpanzer thanks to its small size, good base camouflage value and view range. Good penetration, damage, and the ability to use an autoloader means it can also pack a punch. Speedy, sneaky, and deadly? That's Supäh.
Spähpanzer Ru 251
Speed that's worthy of the fast lane on the Autobahn should put this light tank on everyone's wish list, but there's even more to love with the Ru 251, like lots of damage-dealing potential and quick aim time. Light armor means you'll need to take advantage of your speed to avoid being hit, but if you're the kind of player that feels the need for speed, the Ru 251 is for you!