|“||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 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.
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 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.
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.
The vehicle is based on the World War II German Hetzer tank destroyer.