Offensive: Very cheap, decent fire rate along with decent damage per shot makes this along with its variants useful for Blitzkrieg Tactics and are a serious threat in big groups, however with a low armor rating they would require a armored escort. They are pretty slow for a Recon which makes it possible to use them to support slower tanks or artillery.
Defensive: Weak versus moderately promoted tanks, aircraft and any recon unit with better stats than itself. However since it can be produced cheaply it would be wise for commanders to keep these units from forming groups. They are pretty slow for a recon unit so longer range units would have plenty of time to take them out. Any super rare aircraft or better will take them out with ease as the Hishutash VII cannot shoot them.
Variant Specialty Edit
This shares identical stats with the other SR variant and they both are slightly inferior to the UR that has higher attack and defense ratings.