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Premium  Matilda Black Prince

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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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1,750  Gold Cost
610610 HP Hit Points
30.04/31.9530.04/31.95 t Weight Limit
Crew
  1. Commander (Radio Operator)
  2. Gunner
  3. Driver
  4. Loader
Mobility
190190 hp Engine Power
22/10 km/h Speed Limit
3535 deg/s Traverse
6.326.32 hp/t Power/Wt Ratio
NoNo Pivot
Armor
75/70/55 mm Hull Armor
76.2/63.5/57.276.2/63.5/57.2 mm Turret Armor
Armament







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Shell Cost
75/75/10075/75/100 HP Damage
110/180/30110/180/30 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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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.
Rate of Fire






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1968.75

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 1 (75 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1968.75
50% Crew: 1589.25
75% Crew: 1820.25
100% Crew: 2053.5
100% Crew
Vents: 2100
Rammer: 2281.5
Both: 2333.25
Both and BiA: 2385
Both and Max Crew %: 2487.75

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 2043.75
50% Crew: 1664.25
75% Crew: 1895.25
100% Crew: 2128.5
100% Crew
Rammer: 2356.5
Vents: 2175
Both: 2408.25
Both and BiA: 2460
Both and Max Crew %: 2562.75

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 2 (75 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1968.75
50% Crew: 1589.25
75% Crew: 1820.25
100% Crew: 2053.5
100% Crew
Vents: 2100
Rammer: 2281.5
Both: 2333.25
Both and BiA: 2385
Both and Max Crew %: 2487.75

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 2043.75
50% Crew: 1664.25
75% Crew: 1895.25
100% Crew: 2128.5
100% Crew
Rammer: 2356.5
Vents: 2175
Both: 2408.25
Both and BiA: 2460
Both and Max Crew %: 2562.75

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 3 (100 Damage):
With wholly penetrating hits

Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 2625
50% Crew: 2119
75% Crew: 2427
100% Crew: 2738
100% Crew
Vents: 2800
Rammer: 3042
Both: 3111
Both and BiA: 3180
Both and Max Crew %: 3317

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 2725
50% Crew: 2219
75% Crew: 2527
100% Crew: 2838
100% Crew
Rammer: 3142
Vents: 2900
Both: 3211
Both and BiA: 3280
Both and Max Crew %: 3417

See here, here, or here for more information.






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1968.75

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 1 (75 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1968.75
50% Crew: 1589.25
75% Crew: 1820.25
100% Crew: 2053.5
100% Crew
Vents: 2100
Rammer: 2281.5
Both: 2333.25
Both and BiA: 2385
Both and Max Crew %: 2487.75

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 2043.75
50% Crew: 1664.25
75% Crew: 1895.25
100% Crew: 2128.5
100% Crew
Rammer: 2356.5
Vents: 2175
Both: 2408.25
Both and BiA: 2460
Both and Max Crew %: 2562.75

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 2 (75 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1968.75
50% Crew: 1589.25
75% Crew: 1820.25
100% Crew: 2053.5
100% Crew
Vents: 2100
Rammer: 2281.5
Both: 2333.25
Both and BiA: 2385
Both and Max Crew %: 2487.75

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 2043.75
50% Crew: 1664.25
75% Crew: 1895.25
100% Crew: 2128.5
100% Crew
Rammer: 2356.5
Vents: 2175
Both: 2408.25
Both and BiA: 2460
Both and Max Crew %: 2562.75

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 3 (100 Damage):
With wholly penetrating hits

Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 2625
50% Crew: 2119
75% Crew: 2427
100% Crew: 2738
100% Crew
Vents: 2800
Rammer: 3042
Both: 3111
Both and BiA: 3180
Both and Max Crew %: 3317

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 2725
50% Crew: 2219
75% Crew: 2527
100% Crew: 2838
100% Crew
Rammer: 3142
Vents: 2900
Both: 3211
Both and BiA: 3280
Both and Max Crew %: 3417

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


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0.41 m 

With 50% Crew: 0.508 m
With 75% Crew: 0.443 m
With 100% Crew: 0.393 m
With BiA: 0.384 m
With BiA and Vents: 0.376 m
Maximum possible: 0.361 m

For more details, see Crew


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0.41 m 

With 50% Crew: 0.508 m
With 75% Crew: 0.443 m
With 100% Crew: 0.393 m
With BiA: 0.384 m
With BiA and Vents: 0.376 m
Maximum possible: 0.361 m

For more details, see Crew
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2.3 s 

With 50% Crew: 2.849 s
With 75% Crew: 2.488 s
With 100% Crew: 2.205 s
With GLD: 2.005 s
With BiA: 2.157 s
With BiA and Vents: 2.11 s
With both and GLD: 1.918 s
Maximum possible: 1.839 s

For more details, see Crew or Equipment


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2.3 s 

With 50% Crew: 2.849 s
With 75% Crew: 2.488 s
With 100% Crew: 2.205 s
With GLD: 2.005 s
With BiA: 2.157 s
With BiA and Vents: 2.11 s
With both and GLD: 1.918 s
Maximum possible: 1.839 s

For more details, see Crew or Equipment
Aim time
3434 deg/s Turret Traverse
360° Gun Arc
-13°/+20°-13°/+20° Elevation Arc
5555 rounds Ammo Capacity
General
1515 % Chance of Fire






350 m 

With 50% Crew: 275 m
With 75% Crew: 312.5 m
With 100% Crew: 350 m
With Recon and Situational Awareness: 367.7 m
With Coated Optics: 385 m
With Binocular Telescope: 437.5 m
Maximum possible: 501.1 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment






350 m 

With 50% Crew: 275 m
With 75% Crew: 312.5 m
With 100% Crew: 350 m
With Recon and Situational Awareness: 367.7 m
With Coated Optics: 385 m
With Binocular Telescope: 437.5 m
Maximum possible: 501.1 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment
View Range


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570 m 

With 50% Crew: 447.8 m
With 75% Crew: 509 m
With 100% Crew: 570 m
With 100% Signal Boost: 684 m
When affected by 100% Relaying: 627 m
Maximum possible: 820.2 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment


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570 m 

With 50% Crew: 447.8 m
With 75% Crew: 509 m
With 100% Crew: 570 m
With 100% Signal Boost: 684 m
When affected by 100% Relaying: 627 m
Maximum possible: 820.2 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment
Signal Range
Matilda Black Prince


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1750

The Matilda Black Prince is a British tier 5 premium medium tank.

This vehicle features a 6-pounder gun fitted in the A27 turret. Only one prototype was produced, after which development was discontinued due to complications with the turret mounting. The vehicle never entered service.

The Black Prince is an effective, if unexceptional, tier V medium. It has generally lower armor than the Churchill III, but a better profile and a more accurate gun. It is best used in the second line, as your fast rate of fire and quick turning turret will make short work of flankers and scouts. It is always best to aim for weak spots when using this tank as even some lower tier tanks may bounce shots you'll think are certain to penetrate. Since its top speed is barely 22km/h, you wont be able to keep up with the pace of fast battles, but you can make an exceptional defender, sniper, ambusher, and hill fighter with 13 degrees of gun depression.

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)

V QF 6-pdr Mk. V A 110/180/30 75/75/100 26.09 0.41 2.3 450 35000

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Turrets

Tier Turret Turret Armor (front/sides/rear)
(mm)
Turret Traverse Speed
(deg/s)
View Range
(m)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

V Matilda Black Prince 76.2/63.5/57.2 34 350 5000 11100

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Engines

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

III 2x Leyland E165 190 15 331 4550

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Suspensions

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

V Matilda Black Prince 31.95 35 B/2 7200 9800

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Radios

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

IX WS No. 19 Special 570 40 29400


Compatible Equipment

Medium Spall Liner Camouflage Net Coated Optics Experimental Optics Wear-Resistant Gun Laying Drive Venting System Innovative Loading System Extended Spare Parts Kit Enhanced Gun Laying Drive Enhanced Horizontal Leaf Springs Improved Ventilation Class 2 Medium-Caliber Tank Gun Rammer Binocular Telescope Toolbox "Wet" Ammo Rack Class 1 

Compatible Consumables

Stabilizer Greasing Automatic Fire Extinguisher Natural Cover Optical Calibration Aim Tuning Experienced Firefighters 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:


  • Armor is better than it appears thanks to heavy angles and a large internal gun mantlet
  • High rate of fire
  • Relatively low profile
  • Excellent APCR penetration at close range
  • Preferential matchmaking (tier 6 max, no tier 7 battles)


Cons:


  • Agonizingly slow, with poor power to weight ratio. Crawls uphill
  • Low damage and penetration
  • Very high loss of APCR penetration at range, only goes through 126mm at 400m
  • Small ammo capacity
  • Mediocre accuracy


Performance

Compared to a fully upgraded Matilda armed with the QF 2-pdr Mk. X-B gun, the Matilda Black Prince (commonly abbreviated as MBP) has better gun depression, damage, hit points, signal range, view range and credit income. However, it is a tier higher, has poorer hull traverse, turret armor, ammo capacity, penetration, accuracy, aim time, rate of fire and speed. Despite the lighter turret, the MBP strangely weighs a whopping 30 tons compared to the tier IV Matilda's 26 tons.

Take it slow, pick your targets, and watch your ammo. With around 30 shots a minute and only 55 spare, you'll run dry quick if you don't make your shells count. It is better to wait until you are fully aimed before firing, so try to avoid the Churchill tactic of slinging shells at your target knowing you'll hit eventually. Do not engage long-range targets as the 6-pdr gun has slower aim time than reload time, as well as mediocre accuracy.

Avoid climbing hills or crossing rivers, stay on paved ground whenever possible. Its abysmal speed makes it a horrible tank for flanking maneuvers. This often results in the Matilda BP falling far behind the team's advance. Its only option is to take the shortest route to the enemy, supporting teammates along the way. Do not advance without heavy tanks. It is ill-advised to treat the MBP as a heavy tank as its armament, armor and speed are insufficient for that.

Besides the tier IV Matilda, the MBP is not great for training British medium tank crews, as its playstyle is very different. The lack of a radio operator position further diminishes its effectiveness as a crew trainer. Its crew layout is only compatible with high tier British medium tanks like the Centurion Mk. I. However, the loader will be unable to use radio operator skills.


Suggested Equipment


Improved VentilationTank Gun Rammer Enhanced Gun Laying Drive 


Gallery

Historical Info

The Matilda Black Prince (as it is known in-game, see the Historical Accuracy section below) was a project that featured a 6-pounder gun fitted in the A27 turret mounted to the Matilda II tank. Only one prototype was produced, after which development was discontinued due to complications with the turret mounting. The vehicle never entered service. Called the Matilda II with A27 turret. It is sometimes wrongly called the Matilda Cromwell (because of the A27 Cromwell turret).


Historical Gallery

Historical Accuracy Errata

The following are consensus errors or inconsistencies which have been identified with the configuration of the vehicle in question and conflict with information available on the public record. The causes for these divergences in the game are normally not disclosed and may be rooted in game balance.

* The name is incorrect; Matilda Black Prince referred to a separate project involving the Matilda. The real Matilda Black Prince was a radio-controlled tank meant to draw enemy fire and reveal anti-tank gun locations or for demolition missions. This was cancelled due to requiring a conversion of the suspension from Rackham clutch transmission to the Wilson type suspension.


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