The Complete Bestiary of Monster Tanks
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The Complete Bestiary of Monster Tanks

October 22, 2020

When did the Monster Tanks first appear in battle? What are their stats? What powers will they reveal come Halloween? Learn all about these mighty monsters!

The Monster Tanks are a rare breed of fighting vehicle. Throughout the year, they tear up the enemy team whenever they’re brought into battle.

Then, once the week of Halloween arrives and our Monsters Awakened mode begins, their true forms awaken on our special Halloween maps and become a sight—or fright—to behold!

The best monster hunters know all about their prey. Learn everything you can about the Monster Tanks, which you can claim through the Monster Hunter Challenge or acquire from the Store. See their stats, the years they were introduced to the game, and much more below!


2015

The Spectre

Tier: VI
Nation: U.S.S.R.
Class: Medium Tank

No one knows why the Spectre tank rises each year on Halloween in Dead City. Stories say that the Spectre is a ghastly fusion of every tank lost in battle over time, locked in an eternal battle.

What we do know is that the Spectre is a spirit tank that, like a ghost, moves eerily and quickly, making almost no contact with the ground. It is piloted by the souls lost during its original destruction, now seen as a skeleton crew. The Spectre fires ectoplasm balls at a high rate of TERROR!!


2016

Lycan T71

Tier: VII
Nation: U.S.A.
Class: Light Tank

Background Information:

This is the Lycan version of an experimental airborne light tank with an oscillating turret. The T71 was developed from 1952 through 1953 as a replacement for the M41. The armament was deemed ineffective, and the development was discontinued. Only one wooden prototype was built.

Tank Characteristics: Lycan T71
  • Matchmaking: Plays up to Tier 9
  • Silver Bonus: 20%
  • XP Bonus: 25%
  • Hit Points: 840
  • Engine Power: 420 hp
  • Power/Weight Ratio: 24.76 hp/ton
  • Speed Limit: 64.4 km/h
  • Hull Traverse Speed: 56 deg/sec
  • Hull Armor: 25/22/19
  • Turret Armor: 22/22/22
  • Turret Traverse Speed: 42 deg/sec
  • Penetration: 175/210/38
  • Damage: 150/150/185
  • Aim Time: 2.1 sec
  • Accuracy: 0.39
  • Gun Caliber: 76 mm
  • Rate of Fire: 12 rounds/min
  • Max Ammo Capacity: 60 rounds
  • View Range: 400 m
  • Signal Range: 745 m

 

About the Monster Within….

Don’t count on a silver bullet to rescue you from this beast. Once its ammo is ready, its rage erupts!

Awakened Powers: As soon as the Lycan T71 finishes loading its ammo, it transforms into Lycan mode. It receives enormous boosts to its speed, handling, rate of fire, and accuracy, and it becomes invulnerable to falling damage!

The Lycan T71 returns to its normal state and loses its boosts once its ammo clip is empty, so stay aware… and be wary!


Revenant Kraft’s Panther

Tier: VII
Nation: Germany
Class: Medium Tank

Background Information:

The destroyed Revenant Kraft’s Panther has returned from the dead to terrorize the battlefield! This famous tank was produced from January 1943 through April 1945, with a total of 5,796 vehicles built plus eight vehicles built on the F-series chassis.

Tank Characteristics: Revenant Kraft’s Panther
  • Matchmaking: Plays up to Tier 9
  • 56% Silver Bonus Earn
  • 20% XP Bonus Earn
  • Hit Points: 1200
  • Engine Power: 700 hp
  • Power/Weight Ratio: 16.33 hp/ton
  • Speed Limit: 55 km/h
  • Hull Traverse Speed: 30 deg/sec
  • Hull Armor: 85/50/40
  • Turret Armor: 100/45/45
  • Turret Traverse Speed: 38 deg/sec
  • Penetration: 198/244/38
  • Damage: 135/135/175
  • Aim Time: 2.50 sec
  • Accuracy: 0.32
  • Gun Caliber: 7,5 cm
  • Rate of Fire: 12.5 rounds/min
  • Max Ammo Capacity: 80 rounds
  • View Range: 360 m
  • Signal Range: 550 m

 

About the Monster Within….

It’s impossible to keep a good body down, they say. The same is true of a good tank… and of the  commander who has returned from the dead to reanimate his long-destroyed tank once more!

Awakened Powers: As a way to deceive its prey, when not moving, the Revenant Kraft’s Panther appears as a destroyed tank that doesn’t reveal its position when spotted. It blends in with the numerous tank corpses that are littered around the decayed battlefield.

It may move more slowly than a normal Kraft’s Panther, but it’s also nearly impossible to track. What else would you expect from the dead come back to life?


Gorynych KV-5

Tier: VIII
Nation: U.S.S.R.
Class: Heavy Tank

Background Information:

This ancient dragon will strike fear into the hearts of its enemies. The development of the KV-5 was started in June 1941, with design evaluation completed by August. The project was canceled because of the Siege of Leningrad.

Tank Characteristics: Gorynych KV-5
  • Matchmaking: Plays up to Tier 9
  • Silver Bonus: 50%
  • XP Bonus: 15%
  • Hit Points: 1,780
  • Engine Power: 1,200 hp
  • Power/Weight Ratio: 11.98 hp/ton
  • Speed Limit: 40 km/h
  • Hull Traverse Speed: 18 deg/sec
  • Hull Armor: 180/150/140
  • Turret Armor: 180/180/180
  • Turret Traverse Speed: 21 deg/sec
  • Penetration: 167/219/54
  • Damage: 300/300/360
  • Aim Time: 2.86 sec
  • Accuracy: 0.43
  • Gun Caliber: 107 mm
  • Rate of Fire: 7 rounds/min
  • Max Ammo Capacity: 60 rounds
  • View Range: 350 m
  • Signal Range: 730 m

 

About the Monster Within….

Some people believe that this dragon of a tank would have been content to lay dormant in its mountainous caves forever, never once storming out to scorch the battlefields with its fiery breath. Some people are fools.

Awakened Powers: Just like the mythical dragon that gives it its name, the Gorynych KV-5 breathes fiery destruction. Not only can it ignite nearby tanks with fire breath; it can also spit powerful fireballs that do HE damage.

As if that doesn’t make the Gorynych KV-5 formidable enough, it also regenerates health slowly over time!


Kaiju O-I

Tier: VI
Nation: Japan
Class: Heavy Tank

Background Information:

This monstrous, lizard-like tank can really throw its weight around! Development of the superheavy O-I tank was started after the Battles of Khalkhyn Gol in 1939. The vehicle was designed as a maneuverable fire unit that was unprecedented in scale—its hull alone weighted 100 tons. Only one prototype was built, without a turret and made of construction steel. Trials were discontinued due to the unreliable engine, and the prototype was scrapped at the end of 1944. The 15 cm Howitzer was to be mounted on the tank after assembly.

Tank Characteristics: Kaiju O-I
  • Matchmaking: Plays up to Tier 8
  • Silver Bonus: 30%
  • XP Bonus: 30%
  • Hit Points: 950
  • Engine Power: 1,200 hp
  • Power/Weight Ratio: 7.98 hp/ton
  • Speed Limit: 29.4 km/h
  • Hull Traverse Speed: 18 deg/sec
  • Hull Armor: 150/70/105
  • Turret Armor: 150/150/105
  • Turret Traverse Speed: 18 deg/sec
  • Penetration: 175/201/53
  • Damage: 300/300/360
  • Aim Time: 3.2 sec
  • Accuracy: 0.43
  • Gun Caliber: 10 cm
  • Rate of Fire: 5 rounds/min
  • Max Ammo Capacity: 100 rounds
  • View Range: 370 m
  • Signal Range: 350 m

 

About the Monster Within….

Was it nature that produced this strange, enormous beast? A nuclear incident? Something… worse? All that anyone knows is that it’s a beast best seen from afar. Its terrible powers make sure of that.

Awakened Powers: In true mega-monster form, the Kaiju O-I shoots lightning-fast electrical bolts and fires an atomic breath that causes heavy damage to tanks foolish enough to get close to it.

And as for defense? In addition to its ability to repair its modules at super-sonic speeds, it boasts an immunity to fire damage!


2017

Dragon Type 62

Tier: VII
Nation: China
Class: Light Tank

Background Information:

The Type 62 light tank was the first tank originally designed in China. Under development since 1958, the tank was intended for the southern regions of China. In 1962, after thorough testing, the vehicle entered service. By 1989 a total of 1500 vehicles were produced. The Type 62 was exported to Albania, Congo, Mali, Sudan, Vietnam and Zaire.

Tank Characteristics: Dragon Type 62
  • Matchmaking: Plays up to Tier 9
  • 40% Silver Bonus Earn
  • 25% XP Bonus Earn
  • Hit Points: 880
  • Engine Power: 430 hp
  • Power/Weight Ratio: 20.48 hp/ton
  • Speed Limit: 60 km/h
  • Hull Traverse Speed: 54 deg/sec
  • Hull Armor: 35/20/20
  • Turret Armor: 45/30/20
  • Turret Traverse Speed: 48 deg/sec
  • Penetration: 145/220/43
  • Damage: 180/180/300
  • Aim Time: 2.3 sec
  • Accuracy: 0.37
  • Gun Caliber: 85 mm
  • Rate of Fire: 10.91 rounds/min
  • Max Ammo Capacity: 47 rounds
  • View Range: 390 m
  • Signal Range: 600 m

 

About the Monster Within….

Somehow the monster always seems to be everywhere at once. According to legend, there are many paths that can be traveled through the spirit world. It seems this monster knows exactly where to find them.

Awakened Powers: The Dragon Type 62 has the unique ability to teleport around the map using spirit portals. Whether it uses them to escape pursuit or surprise enemies, the portals are open only to the Dragon!


Höllenhund leKpz M 41 90 mm

Tier: VIII
Nation: Germany
Class: Light Tank

Background Information:

The leKpz M 41 90 mm was the German modification of the M41A1 Walker Bulldog U.S. light tank. Major changes were introduced to the 76 mm gun M32, which was reamed out to 90 mm and shortened by 425 mm.

Tank Characteristics: Höllenhund leKpz M 41 90 mm
  • Matchmaking: Plays up to Tier 10
  • 40% Silver Bonus Earn
  • 20% XP Bonus Earn
  • 50% Crew XP Bonus Earn
  • Hit Points: 1100
  • Engine Power: 500 hp
  • Power/Weight Ratio: 21.28 hp/ton
  • Speed Limit: 72.4 km/h
  • Hull Traverse Speed: 54 deg/sec
  • Hull Armor: 25/25/19
  • Turret Armor: 25/25/25
  • Turret Traverse Speed: 50 deg/sec
  • Penetration: 182/250/102
  • Damage: 240/240/320
  • Aim Time: 1.8 sec
  • Accuracy: 0.38
  • Gun Caliber: 90 mm
  • Rate of Fire: 9.09 rounds/min
  • Max Ammo Capacity: 46 rounds
  • View Range: 400 m
  • Signal Range: 745 m

 

About the Monster Within….

Once a year, the hound breaks free of the darkness and stalks the earth, hunting its next victim. It’s ferocious when it finds it. And if it can’t win? Then it’ll drag its prey back into the depths with it!

Awakened Powers: With every bit of health the awakened Höllenhund leKpz M 41 90 mm loses, its ferocity increases. Its reload speed, aim speed, and handling all increase dramatically as it takes damage… and it becomes an even more savage beast to behold!


2018

Bog Horror

Tier: VIII
Nation: U.S.A.
Class: Heavy Tank

Background Information:

This is a monster version of the M6A2E1. The M6A2E1 was a further development of the T1 and M6 heavy tanks. Developed in August 1944, the vehicle mounted a large turret and the 105 mm gun. It never saw mass production.

Tank Characteristics: Bog Horror
  • Matchmaking: Plays up to Tier 9
  • 67% Silver Bonus Earn
  • 10% XP Bonus Earn
  • Hit Points: 1500
  • Engine Power: 960 hp
  • Power/Weight Ratio: 14.34 hp/ton
  • Speed Limit: 29 km/h
  • Hull Traverse Speed: 24 deg/sec
  • Hull Armor: 191/66/51
  • Turret Armor: 229/89/208
  • Turret Traverse Speed: 23 deg/sec
  • Penetration: 198/245/53
  • Damage: 320/320/420
  • Aim Time: 2.29 sec
  • Accuracy: 0.42
  • Gun Caliber: 105 mm
  • Rate of Fire: 5.05 rounds/min
  • Max Ammo Capacity: 60 rounds
  • View Range: 380 m
  • Signal Range: 570 m

 

About the Monster Within….

They say that the beast is so big, it’s not just a creature of the swamp—it IS the swamp! And once you realize what you’re looking at, it’s already too late. The monster will have you in its grasp…

Awakened Powers: This amphibious atrocity’s Ensnaring Shell ammo traps the enemy in vines, immobilizing their tracks for three seconds.

Additionally, the Bog Horror’s height advantage not only strikes fear into the hearts of its enemies, but allows it to shoot over obstacles and take advantage of positions on the battlefield that others cannot!


Wraith Panzer 58

Tier: VIII
Nation: Germany
Class: Medium Tank

Background Information:

The Panzer 58 was developed in 1953 as a Swiss project to create a medium tank with improved combat characteristics and the ability to fight in mountainous terrain. The plan called for using the gun from the British Centurion tank. A total of two prototypes and ten vehicles were produced, but the vehicle never saw mass production.

Tank Characteristics: Wraith Panzer 58
  • Matchmaking: Plays up to Tier 10
  • 50% Silver Bonus Earn
  • 15% XP Bonus Earn
  • Hit Points: 1300
  • Engine Power: 600 hp
  • Power/Weight Ratio: 13.45 hp/ton
  • Speed Limit: 44 km/h
  • Hull Traverse Speed: 40 deg/sec
  • Hull Armor: 30/40/90
  • Turret Armor: 120/65/40
  • Turret Traverse Speed: 33 deg/sec
  • Penetration: 212/259/45
  • Damage: 240/240/320
  • Aim Time: 2.3 sec
  • Accuracy: 0.36
  • Gun Caliber: 9 cm
  • Rate of Fire: 7.5 rounds/min
  • Max Ammo Capacity: 48 rounds
  • View Range: 380 m
  • Signal Range: 570 m

 

About the Monster Within….

Ghost-like, untouchable, the Wraith appears only when the end is near. Then, whatever strength its victim has left, the Wraith claims for its own.

Awakened Powers: The Wraith Panzer 58 possesses the uncanny Life Leech ability. Every bit of damage it does to an enemy tank allows it to leech life from that tank and heal itself for that same amount. In other words, the ratio of damage to health gained is 1:1. Anyone challenging the Wraith faces daunting odds!


2019

Inferno Chimera

Tier: VIII
Nation: U.K.
Class: Medium Tank

Background Information:

The Chimera was the result of project for a heavy British tank, designed to counter the Soviet IS-3. Despite non-standard solutions and the application of German tank-building technologies, the project was discontinued and existed only in blueprints.

Tank Characteristics: Inferno Chimera
  • Matchmaking: Plays up to Tier 10
  • 30% Silver Bonus Earn
  • 15% XP Bonus Earn
  • Hit Points: 1400
  • Engine Power: 900 hp
  • Power/Weight Ratio: 15.76 hp/ton
  • Speed Limit: 50 km/h
  • Hull Traverse Speed: 28 deg/sec
  • Hull Armor: 114/76/51
  • Turret Armor: 203/76/76
  • Turret Traverse Speed: 24 deg/sec
  • Penetration: 202/252/64
  • Damage: 440/440/530
  • Aim Time: 2.9 sec
  • Accuracy: 0.42
  • Gun Caliber: 127 mm
  • Rate of Fire: 3.87 rounds/min
  • Max Ammo Capacity: 40 rounds
  • View Range: 380 m
  • Signal Range: 750 m

 

About the Monster Within….

Three creatures, merged by unthinkable forces to create a new and terrifying beast. Just when you think its reign is over, it comes back from the abyss to devastate its enemies!

Awakened Powers: The Inferno Chimera will re-spawn for a total of three lives, each with its own ability!

  • First Life: Goat (Purple)
    • Quick repairs and intense ramming power.
  • Second Life: Snake (Bluish Green)
    • Dramatic gains in engine power, turret rotation, and camouflage.
  • Third Life: Lion (Lighter Purple)
    • Fearsome piercing ability and relentless reload times.


Bellerophon Centurion Mk. 5/1 RAAC

Tier: VIII
Nation: U.K.
Class: Medium Tank

Background Information:

The Centurion Mk. 5/1 RAAC was a variant of the British post-war Centurion Mk. 5 tank with improved frontal armor, machine guns, and a more powerful engine. The vehicle featured a 100-gallon additional armored fuel tank in the rear, and was not provided with screens. The tank saw service in Australian tank units in Vietnam.

Tank Characteristics: Bellerophon Centurion Mk. 5/1 RAAC
  • Matchmaking: Plays up to Tier 10
  • Silver Bonus: 50%
  • XP Bonus: 15%
  • Hit Points: 1400
  • Engine Power: 950 hp
  • Power/Weight Ratio: 18.22 hp/ton
  • Speed Limit: 50 km/h
  • Hull Traverse Speed: 30 deg/sec
  • Hull Armor: 121/51/38
  • Turret Armor: 254/89/89
  • Turret Traverse Speed: 34 deg/sec
  • Penetration: 226/258/42
  • Damage: 230/230/280
  • Aim Time: 2.3 sec
  • Accuracy:  0.33
  • Gun Caliber: 20 pdr
  • Rate of Fire: 8 rounds/min
  • Reload Time: 7.5s
  • Max Ammo Capacity: 65 rounds
  • View Range: 400 m
  • Signal Range: 750 m

 

About the Monster Within….

Is it a slayer of monsters? Or a monster itself? All that is known is that this beast fights with a strength that’s almost god-like… and a fury to match.

Awakened Powers: As an homage to one of the greatest heroes and hunters in mythology, the Bellerophon Centurion Mk. 5/1 RAAC uses three brutal types of ammo:

  • Standard Ammo: A spear that hits enemies and shatters to do damage.
  • Force Push: A spear that hits enemies, sticks into them, and pushes them away.
  • Skewer Pull: A spear that hits enemies, sticks into them, and pulls them towards the attacker.


2020

Fangula™ AE Phase 1

Tier: IX
Nation: U.S.A.
Class: Heavy Tank

Background Information:

The AE Phase 1 was developed in 1951. The advantage of four-track vehicles was the capability to continue moving when two tracks were damaged, as well as to mount a large-diameter turret race ring. After studying the project, Associated Engineers Inc. was asked to develop a second variant with another track drive system, one drive on each side. It existed only in blueprints.

Tank Characteristics: Fangula™ AE Phase 1
  • Matchmaking: Plays up to Tier 10
  • 5% XP Bonus Earn
  • Hit Points: 1800
  • Engine Power: 900 hp
  • Power/Weight Ratio: 16.07 hp/ton
  • Speed Limit: 35 km/h
  • Hull Traverse Speed: 28 deg/sec
  • Turret Traverse Speed: 26 deg/sec
  • Hull Armor: 121/89/38
  • Turret Armor: 292/102/51
  • Gun Depression: 10 deg
  • Gun Elevation: 15 deg
  • Penetration: 258/340/60
  • Damage: 400/400/515
  • Aim Time: 2.7 sec
  • Accuracy: 0.38
  • Gun Caliber: 120 mm
  • Rate of Fire: 4.44 rounds/min
  • Reload Time: 13.5 s
  • Max Ammo Capacity: 40 rounds
  • View Range: 390 m
  • Signal Range: 745 m

 

About the Monster Within….

If you want to track where the monster has been, look for the desecrated husks of its victims. Some will bear puncture wounds. Others, blisters and boils. And others still will appear… crushed. Surely one beast couldn’t do all that, could it?

Awakened Powers: The Fangula™ AE Phase 1 decimates its enemies in several ways. It comes with two types of ammo to unload: Crimson Fangs (AP) and Boiling Bursters (HE).

But if you’d prefer to deliver your enemies an unforgettable ending? Press the handbrake to jump in the air and come crashing down on your opponent!


Dread Dozer M48A2 Räumpanzer

Tier: VIII
Nation: Germany
Class: Medium Tank

Background Information:

This was the predecessor of engineering vehicles developed on the basis of the American M48 post-war medium tank. Equipped with the M48A1 dozer blade, these vehicles entered service in Bundeswehr engineering units and were used until the late 1990s in territorial forces, but with demounted guns. A total of 53 vehicles saw service in the Bundeswehr.

Tank Characteristics: Dread Dozer M48A2 Räumpanzer
  • Matchmaking: Plays up to Tier 10
  • 50% Silver Bonus Earn
  • 15% XP Bonus Earn
  • Hit Points: 1450
  • Engine Power: 650 hp
  • Power/Weight Ratio: 13 hp/ton
  • Speed Limit: 40 km/h
  • Hull Traverse Speed: 30 deg/sec
  • Turret Traverse Speed: 26 deg/sec
  • Hull Armor: 152/76/25
  • Turret Armor: 254/76/51
  • Gun Depression: 9 deg
  • Gun Elevation: 19 deg
  • Penetration: 205/255/45
  • Damage: 240/240/320
  • Aim Time:  2.3 sec
  • Accuracy: 0.42
  • Gun Caliber: 9cm
  • Rate of Fire: 6.9 rounds/min
  • Reload Time: 8.69 s
  • Max Ammo Capacity: 64 rounds
  • View Range: 380 m
  • Signal Range: 745 m

 

About the Monster Within….

Pushing dirt aside. Some say that that’s all the monster is good for. But those who see it know that it has something buried under all that dirt…

Awakened Powers: That blade, that vicious blade! Put the Dread Dozer’s blade to good use by ramming your enemies to send them flying through the air.

Or, send your enemies off in a more traditional way by firing the Dread Dozer’s unique Toxic Spikes (AP) or Muck Bomb (HE) ammo!


Get your fright on! Earn one of our ten legacy Monster Tanks from 2015 through 2019 (Hot Wheels™ tanks not included) in our Monster Hunter Challenge, or get any of the Monster Tanks from the Store while you can!

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