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Universal Carrier 2-pdr

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[Client Values; Actual values in
Specifically, the mismatch in crew values caused by commander's 10% crew skill bonus. Outside of a crew of 1 commander only, 100% crew is a fiction. The client values, given for 100% crew, will normally be taken into battle with 110% crew skill members aside from specific functions, causing their actual performance to deviate from the expected client value. These differences are taken into account in tooltip boxes.
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3,900  Credits Cost
120120 HP Hit Points
4.5/4.54.84/7 t Weight Limit
Crew
  1. Commander (Radio Operator)
  2. Gunner
  3. Driver
  4. Loader
Mobility
85100 hp Engine Power
48/8 km/h Speed Limit
3640 deg/s Traverse
18.8920.66 hp/t Power/Wt Ratio
YesYes Pivot
Armor
10/7/7 mm Hull Armor
Armament







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35/1200/22
Shell Cost
45/45/6070/70/95 HP Damage
64/121/2357/72/29 mm Penetration



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26.09 r/m 

Standard Gun

Reload Times
Nominal: 2.3 s
50% Crew: 2.85 s
75% Crew: 2.49 s
100% Crew: 2.21 s
Rammer: 1.99 s
Vents: 2.16 s
Both: 1.95 s
Both and BiA: 1.9 s
Both and Max Crew %: 1.82 s

See Crew, Consumables, or Equipment for more information.



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19.35 r/m 

Standard Gun

Reload Times
Nominal: 3.1 s
50% Crew: 3.84 s
75% Crew: 3.35 s
100% Crew: 2.97 s
Rammer: 2.67 s
Vents: 2.9 s
Both: 2.61 s
Both and BiA: 2.56 s
Both and Max Crew %: 2.45 s

See Crew, Consumables, or Equipment for more information.
Rate of Fire






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1312.65

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 1 (45 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1312.65
50% Crew: 1059.75
75% Crew: 1213.65
100% Crew: 1368.9
100% Crew
Vents: 1399.95
Rammer: 1521
Both: 1555.2
Both and BiA: 1589.85
Both and Max Crew %: 1658.7

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 1357.65
50% Crew: 1104.75
75% Crew: 1258.65
100% Crew: 1413.9
100% Crew
Rammer: 1566
Vents: 1444.95
Both: 1600.2
Both and BiA: 1634.85
Both and Max Crew %: 1703.7

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 2 (45 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1312.65
50% Crew: 1059.75
75% Crew: 1213.65
100% Crew: 1368.9
100% Crew
Vents: 1399.95
Rammer: 1521
Both: 1555.2
Both and BiA: 1589.85
Both and Max Crew %: 1658.7

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 1357.65
50% Crew: 1104.75
75% Crew: 1258.65
100% Crew: 1413.9
100% Crew
Rammer: 1566
Vents: 1444.95
Both: 1600.2
Both and BiA: 1634.85
Both and Max Crew %: 1703.7

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 3 (60 Damage):
With wholly penetrating hits

Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1750.2
50% Crew: 1413
75% Crew: 1618.2
100% Crew: 1825.2
100% Crew
Vents: 1866.6
Rammer: 2028
Both: 2073.6
Both and BiA: 2119.8
Both and Max Crew %: 2211.6

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 1810.2
50% Crew: 1473
75% Crew: 1678.2
100% Crew: 1885.2
100% Crew
Rammer: 2088
Vents: 1926.6
Both: 2133.6
Both and BiA: 2179.8
Both and Max Crew %: 2271.6

See here, here, or here for more information.






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1354.5

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 1 (70 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1354.5
50% Crew: 1093.4
75% Crew: 1252.3
100% Crew: 1412.6
100% Crew
Vents: 1444.1
Rammer: 1569.4
Both: 1605.1
Both and BiA: 1640.8
Both and Max Crew %: 1711.5

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 1424.5
50% Crew: 1163.4
75% Crew: 1322.3
100% Crew: 1482.6
100% Crew
Rammer: 1639.4
Vents: 1514.1
Both: 1675.1
Both and BiA: 1710.8
Both and Max Crew %: 1781.5

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 2 (70 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1354.5
50% Crew: 1093.4
75% Crew: 1252.3
100% Crew: 1412.6
100% Crew
Vents: 1444.1
Rammer: 1569.4
Both: 1605.1
Both and BiA: 1640.8
Both and Max Crew %: 1711.5

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 1424.5
50% Crew: 1163.4
75% Crew: 1322.3
100% Crew: 1482.6
100% Crew
Rammer: 1639.4
Vents: 1514.1
Both: 1675.1
Both and BiA: 1710.8
Both and Max Crew %: 1781.5

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 3 (95 Damage):
With wholly penetrating hits

Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1838.25
50% Crew: 1483.9
75% Crew: 1699.55
100% Crew: 1917.1
100% Crew
Vents: 1959.85
Rammer: 2129.9
Both: 2178.35
Both and BiA: 2226.8
Both and Max Crew %: 2322.75

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 1933.25
50% Crew: 1578.9
75% Crew: 1794.55
100% Crew: 2012.1
100% Crew
Rammer: 2224.9
Vents: 2054.85
Both: 2273.35
Both and BiA: 2321.8
Both and Max Crew %: 2417.75

See here, here, or here for more information.
Damage Per Minute


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0.38 m 

With 50% Crew: 0.471 m
With 75% Crew: 0.411 m
With 100% Crew: 0.364 m
With BiA: 0.356 m
With BiA and Vents: 0.349 m
Maximum possible: 0.334 m

For more details, see Crew


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0.45 m 

With 50% Crew: 0.557 m
With 75% Crew: 0.487 m
With 100% Crew: 0.431 m
With BiA: 0.422 m
With BiA and Vents: 0.413 m
Maximum possible: 0.396 m

For more details, see Crew
Accuracy


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1.7 s 

With 50% Crew: 2.106 s
With 75% Crew: 1.839 s
With 100% Crew: 1.63 s
With GLD: 1.482 s
With BiA: 1.594 s
With BiA and Vents: 1.559 s
With both and GLD: 1.418 s
Maximum possible: 1.359 s

For more details, see Crew or Equipment


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1.7 s 

With 50% Crew: 2.106 s
With 75% Crew: 1.839 s
With 100% Crew: 1.63 s
With GLD: 1.482 s
With BiA: 1.594 s
With BiA and Vents: 1.559 s
With both and GLD: 1.418 s
Maximum possible: 1.359 s

For more details, see Crew or Equipment
Aim time
2626 deg/s Gun Traverse Speed
44° Gun Arc
-5°/+15°-5°/+15° Elevation Arc
11264 rounds Ammo Capacity
General
2020 % Chance of Fire






300 m 

With 50% Crew: 235.7 m
With 75% Crew: 267.9 m
With 100% Crew: 300 m
With Recon and Situational Awareness: 315.2 m
With Coated Optics: 330 m
With Binocular Telescope: 375 m
Maximum possible: 429.5 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment






300 m 

With 50% Crew: 235.7 m
With 75% Crew: 267.9 m
With 100% Crew: 300 m
With Recon and Situational Awareness: 315.2 m
With Coated Optics: 330 m
With Binocular Telescope: 375 m
Maximum possible: 429.5 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment
View Range


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350 m 

With 50% Crew: 275 m
With 75% Crew: 312.5 m
With 100% Crew: 350 m
With 100% Signal Boost: 420 m
When affected by 100% Relaying: 385 m
Maximum possible: 503.6 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment


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350 m 

With 50% Crew: 275 m
With 75% Crew: 312.5 m
With 100% Crew: 350 m
With 100% Signal Boost: 420 m
When affected by 100% Relaying: 385 m
Maximum possible: 503.6 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment
Signal Range
Values are Stock - click for Top
Universal Carrier 2-pdr


II

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3900

The Universal Carrier 2-pdr is a British tier 2 tank destroyer.

The Universal Carrier was the main armored personnel carrier used by the British Commonwealth forces. A total of 90,000 vehicles were produced from 1937 through 1945. In 1940, a variant with a 40-mm anti-tank gun was developed and modified into an SPG. In addition, the 40-mm guns were mounted on the C21UCG vehicles produced in Canada.

The UC 2-pdr has the second best top speed among the 2 Tank Destroyers (after the T3 HMC), making it easy to relocate and find cover quickly. Like all British low-tier tanks, it suffers from poor armor which refuses to bounce shots from even the weakest weapons in the game. Staying hidden is essential. The 6-pdr gun is quite powerful and can two-shot many Tier 2s, though it has lower penetration than the stock gun. The UC 2-pdr has no trouble penetrating Tier 2 enemies and only the toughest Tier 3s can withstand its gun. It also has fairly good view range which allows it to spot for itself and teammates. The very wide gun arc allows the UC 2-pdr to fire without needing to move its hull which makes it even harder to detect.

The Universal Carrier 2-pdr leads to the Valentine AT.

Modules / Available Equipment and Consumables

Modules

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Guns

Tier Gun Penetration
(mm)
Damage
(HP)
Rate of fire
(rounds/minute)
Dispersion
(m/100m)
Aiming time
(s)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

II QF 2-pdr AT Gun Mk. IX 64/121/23 45/45/60 26.09 0.38 1.7 130 2000
IV QF 6-pdr 8 cwt AT Gun Mk. I 57/72/29 70/70/95 19.35 0.45 1.7 450 25000
II QF 6-pdr 8 cwt AT Gun Mk. II 45/57/29 70/70/95 19.35 0.5 1.7 300 3000

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Engines

Tier Engine Engine Power
(hp)
Chance of Fire on Impact
(%)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

I Ford V8-221 85 20 238 200
I Ford V8-239 100 20 258 350

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Suspensions

Tier Suspension Load Limit
(т)
Traverse Speed
(гр/сек)
Rmin Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

I Universal Carrier Mk. I 4.5 36 0 1500 280
II Universal Carrier Mk. II 7 40 0 1500 580

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Radios

Tier Radio Signal Range
(м)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

III WS No. 11 350 40 600


Compatible Equipment

Light Spall Liner Camouflage Net Coated Optics Experimental Optics Wear-Resistant Gun Laying Drive Extended Spare Parts Kit Enhanced Gun Laying Drive Binocular Telescope Toolbox "Wet" Ammo Rack Class 1 

Compatible Consumables

Stabilizer Greasing Automatic Fire Extinguisher Natural Cover Optical Calibration Aim Tuning Experienced Firefighters 100-octane Gasoline 105-octane Gasoline Manual Fire Extinguisher Vent Purge Large First Aid Kit Large Repair Kit Duty Comes First Shell Organizer Orderly Ammo Rack Focus on Target Pudding and Tea Increased Focus Small First Aid Kit Small Repair Kit Gearbox Intricacy Steady Hand Pre-Battle Maintenance Combat Course 


Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • LEGENDARY penetration, accuracy, damage, and rate of fire
  • Great mobility and speed
  • Very wide gun arc
  • Good view range
  • Small size and great camouflage


Cons:


  • Paper-thin armor
  • Open cabin makes it vulnerable to HE shells and can not use a ventilation system
  • Relatively poor signal range
  • 6-pdr guns have poor accuracy


Performance

The UC 2-pdr is the first tank destroyer available in the British line. The only main weakness of this TD is armor which cannot bounce anything, and open-cabin which is very vulnerable to HE shells. The small size and very wide gun arc make the UC 2-pdr difficult to detect and a deadly in an ambush. It is quite mobile, and has a superior gun to most tanks at its tier. So long as you make an effort not to be seen, you will find this tank has the ability to kill anything it can see- an excellent Top Gun farmer for tier 1-3 tanks, when used in the hands of an experienced player.

Be aware the only other British TD in this line with a similar playstyle is the Alecto. Do not place your opinion of future British TDs with this tank alone.


Early Research

  • Radio can be fitted without upgrading the suspension
  • Research the suspension
  • Upgrading the engine is a good decision, as it helps to improve your good mobility even further
  • Make sure to research the top gun, as it has high DPM
  • Go from there


Suggested Equipment


Camouflage Net Enhanced Gun Laying Drive Coated Optics Binocular Telescope 


Gallery

Historical Info

Universal Carrier armed with a 2 pdr gun

The Universal Carrier, also known as the Bren Gun Carrier is a common name describing a family of light armoured tracked vehicles built by Vickers-Armstrong. Produced between 1934 and 1960, the vehicle was used widely by British Commonwealth forces during the Second World War. Universal Carriers were usually used for transporting personnel and equipment, mostly support weapons, or as machine gun platforms. With some 113,000 built in the United Kingdom and abroad, it was the most produced armoured fighting vehicle in history.

The Carrier, Anti-tank, 2-pdr, or Carrier 2-pdr Tank Attack was a heavily modified and lengthened LP2 carrier with a fully traversable QF 2 pounder anti-tank gun mounted on a platform at the rear and the engine moved to the front left of the vehicle. Stowage was provided for 112 rounds of 2pdr ammunition. 200 were produced and used for training.

Development history

The origins of the Universal Carrier family can be traced back generally to the Carden Loyd tankettes family which was developed in the 1920s, and specifically the Mk VI tankette. In 1934 Vickers Armstrong produced, as a commercial venture, a light tracked vehicle that could be used either to carry a machine gun or to tow a light field gun. The VA.D50 had an armoured box at the front for driver and a gunner and bench seating at the back for the gun crew. It was considered by the War Office as a possible replacement for their "Dragon" artillery tractors and took 69 as the "Light Dragon Mark III". One was built as the "Carrier, Machine-Gun Experimental (Armoured)" carrying a machine gun and its crew. The decision was made to drop the machine gun and its team and the next design had a crew of three – driver and gunner in the front, third crew-member on the left in the rear and the right rear open for stowage. A small number of this design as "Carrier, Machine-Gun No 1 Mark 1" were built and entered service in 1936. Some were converted into pilot models for the Machine gun Carrier, Cavalry Carrier and Scout Carrier – the others were used for training.
Bren Carrier of the British army

The carrier put the driver and commander at the front sitting side-by-side; the driver to the right. The engine was in the centre of the vehicle with the final drive at the rear. The suspension was a mixture of the Vickers light tank and Horstmann springs Directional control was through a (vertical) steering wheel. Small turns moved the front road wheel assembly warping the track so the vehicle drifted to that side. Further movement of the wheel braked the appropriate track to give a turn. The hull in front of the commander's position jutted forward to give room for the Bren gun (or other armament) to fire through a simple slit. To either side of the engine were two areas in which passengers could ride or stores be carried. Initially, there were several different types of Carrier that varied slightly in design according to their purpose: "Medium Machine Gun Carrier" (the Vickers machine gun), "Bren Gun Carrier", "Scout Carrier" and "Cavalry Carrier". However, production of a single model came to be preferred and the Universal design appeared in 1940; this was the most widely produced of the Carriers. It differed from the previous models in having a rectangular body shape in rear section, with more space for crew.

Production history

Production of Carriers began in 1934 and it ended in 1960. Before the Universal design was introduced, the vehicles were produced by Aveling and Porter, Bedford Vehicles, the British branch of the Ford Motor Company, Morris Motors Limited, the Sentinel Waggon Works, and the Thornycroft company. With the introduction of the Universal, production in the UK was undertaken by Aveling-Barford, Ford, Sentinel, Thornycroft, and Wolseley Motors. By 1945 production amounted to approximately 57,000 of all models, including some 2,400 early ones. The Ford Motor Company of Canada manufactured about 29,000 of the Universal Carriers. Smaller numbers of them were also produced in Australia (about 5,000), where hulls were made in several places in Victoria and by South Australian Railways workshops in Adelaide, South Australia. About 1,300 were also produced in New Zealand.

Combat history

Universal carrier - Mortar_version

The Reconnaissance Corps regiments – which replaced the cavalry regiments in supporting Infantry divisions after 1940 – were each equipped with 63 carriers along with 28 Humber Scout cars. Universal Carriers were issued to the Support companies in infantry rifle battalions for carrying support weapons (initially 10, 21 by 1941, and up to 33 per battalion by 1943). A British armoured division of 1940–41 had 109 carriers in total; each motor battalion had 44. Artillery units used them as an artillery tractor for the Ordnance QF 6 pounder anti-tank gun. The British Carrier Platoon originally had ten Universal Carriers with three Carrier Sections of three Universal Carriers each plus another Universal Carrier in the platoon HQ. Each Universal Carrier had a NCO, a rifleman and a driver/mechanic. One Universal Carrier in each section was commanded by a sergeant and the other two by corporals.

All the Universal Carriers were armed with a Bren light machine gun and one Carrier in each Carrier Section also had a Boys anti-tank rifle. By 1941 the Carrier platoon increased in strength to contain four Carrier sections and one Carrier in the Carrier sections also carried a 2-inch mortar. By 1943 each Universal Carrier now had a crew of four, an NCO, driver/mechanic and two riflemen. The Boys anti-tank rifle was also replaced by the PIAT anti-tank weapon. The Universal Carrier's weapons could be fired from in or outside of the Carrier. A Carrier platoon had a higher number of light support weapons than a rifle company.

The Carrier, Anti-tank, 2-pdr, or Carrier 2-pdr Tank Attack was a heavily modified and lengthened LP2 carrier with a fully traversable QF 2 pounder anti-tank gun mounted on a platform at the rear and the engine moved to the front left of the vehicle. Stowage was provided for 112 rounds of 2pdr ammunition. 200 were produced and used for training.


Historical Gallery


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Heavy Tanks VChurchill I VExcelsior VIChurchill VII VITOG II* VIIBlack Prince VIIFV201 (A45) VIIICaernarvon IXConqueror XFV215b
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