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This deadly tank turns predator into prey. A tank Destroyer, the Noble Widow specializes in ambush tactics, waiting for its quarry and striking with destructive high-velocity shells.
In-game description

The Noble Widow MK. XIV is a late-game heavily armored Destroyer Tank fitted with a high velocity 68mm gun.

Description[]

Crew[]

The tank seats three people: the driver, the gunner, and the commander. The commander can toggle their hatch by pressing E and use their secondary equipment when it is opened (binoculars to observe the battlefield, secondary weapon to kill rushing enemy infantry). Although you can use the tank without a commander it is very much recommended for better awareness.

Inventory[]

The single inventory slot is reserved for the cannon's 68mm shells (can stack up to 100 shells).

Armament[]

The tank is fitted with a high velocity 68mm gun that deals 75% more damage than a normal 68mm gun but can only fire forward with about 40 degrees of traverse in total. The gun has a maximum effective range of 40m.

Health & Armor[]

The Widow has more health than a Light Tank but less than an Assault Tank. It possesses more armor than any other tank, it deflects more and lasts longer. Its fuel tank at the back is more prone to being disabled than other tanks however.

Engine & Size[]

The tank's engine is its main drawback. Its speed is very slow and it also turns slowly. Its fuel consumption rate is one of the highest in the game. All this makes the Widow a tank with very little mobility and autonomy.

It can be packaged, forming a large Shippable that can be lifted by a Crane but only transported by a Freighter or Barge.

It is heavy enough to trigger anti-tank mines and too heavy to safely cross Field Bridges. It is large and powerful enough to cross Trenches with ease, run over Sandbags, tier 1 walls, and Barbed Wire Fences.

Tactics[]

The tank is very slow and has a strictly forward facing gun. This means it becomes extremely vulnerable if tracked, as it will be nearly immobile and unable to retaliate against flanking enemies. As such, the Widow needs to have significant support to cover its flanks and not push too much forward on its own. Either have infantry and other tanks covering it or keep the Widow within close proximity of your own defenses.

Another consequence of its forward gun and slow speed is that the Widow should always use its gun at its max range and keep itself with its front toward the danger to make the most out of its superior frontal armor and to be able to fire at the enemy.

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Trivia[]

The vehicle is visually similar to casemated Tank Destroyer designs of World War 2, notably the Jagdpanzer IV, Jagdpanzer 38 "Hetzer" and GAZ-74b/SU-76D. Aesthetically, it appears to draw on inspiration from French designs of the period as well, much like the Devitt Mark III or Silverhand Assault Tanks, seemingly sharing a suspension/road wheel system with the Char B1 or Churchill tanks.


Gallery[]

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