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Cruiser Mk. II

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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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31,000  Credits Cost
220240 HP Hit Points
14.33/14.514.61/16.7 t Weight Limit
Crew
  1. Commander
  2. Gunner
  3. Driver
  4. Radio Operator
  5. Loader
Mobility
120150 hp Engine Power
40/15 km/h Speed Limit
3234 deg/s Traverse
8.3710.27 hp/t Power/Wt Ratio
NoNo Pivot
Armor
30/22/12 mm Hull Armor
30/26/3030/26/30 mm Turret Armor
Armament







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156/5600/15
Shell Cost
45/45/60370/280/60 HP Damage
64/121/2347/110/23 mm Penetration



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27.27 r/m 

Standard Gun

Reload Times
Nominal: 2.2 s
50% Crew: 2.73 s
75% Crew: 2.38 s
100% Crew: 2.11 s
Rammer: 1.9 s
Vents: 2.06 s
Both: 1.86 s
Both and BiA: 1.82 s
Both and Max Crew %: 1.74 s

See Crew, Consumables, or Equipment for more information.



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5 r/m 

Standard Gun

Reload Times
Nominal: 12 s
50% Crew: 14.87 s
75% Crew: 12.98 s
100% Crew: 11.51 s
Rammer: 10.36 s
Vents: 11.26 s
Both: 10.13 s
Both and BiA: 9.91 s
Both and Max Crew %: 9.5 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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1850

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 1 (370 Damage):
With wholly penetrating hits

Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1850
50% Crew: 1494.8
75% Crew: 1709.4
100% Crew: 1927.7
100% Crew
Vents: 1972.1
Rammer: 2142.3
Both: 2190.4
Both and BiA: 2238.5
Both and Max Crew %: 2334.7

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 2220
50% Crew: 1864.8
75% Crew: 2079.4
100% Crew: 2297.7
100% Crew
Rammer: 2512.3
Vents: 2342.1
Both: 2560.4
Both and BiA: 2608.5
Both and Max Crew %: 2704.7

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 2 (280 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1400
50% Crew: 1131.2
75% Crew: 1293.6
100% Crew: 1458.8
100% Crew
Vents: 1492.4
Rammer: 1621.2
Both: 1657.6
Both and BiA: 1694
Both and Max Crew %: 1766.8

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 1680
50% Crew: 1411.2
75% Crew: 1573.6
100% Crew: 1738.8
100% Crew
Rammer: 1901.2
Vents: 1772.4
Both: 1937.6
Both and BiA: 1974
Both and Max Crew %: 2046.8

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 3 (60 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 300
50% Crew: 242.4
75% Crew: 277.2
100% Crew: 312.6
100% Crew
Vents: 319.8
Rammer: 347.4
Both: 355.2
Both and BiA: 363
Both and Max Crew %: 378.6

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 360
50% Crew: 302.4
75% Crew: 337.2
100% Crew: 372.6
100% Crew
Rammer: 407.4
Vents: 379.8
Both: 415.2
Both and BiA: 423
Both and Max Crew %: 438.6

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


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0.36 m 

With 50% Crew: 0.446 m
With 75% Crew: 0.389 m
With 100% Crew: 0.345 m
With BiA: 0.338 m
With BiA and Vents: 0.33 m
Maximum possible: 0.317 m

For more details, see Crew


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0.58 m 

With 50% Crew: 0.718 m
With 75% Crew: 0.627 m
With 100% Crew: 0.556 m
With BiA: 0.544 m
With BiA and Vents: 0.532 m
Maximum possible: 0.51 m

For more details, see Crew
Accuracy


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1.9 s 

With 50% Crew: 2.354 s
With 75% Crew: 2.055 s
With 100% Crew: 1.822 s
With GLD: 1.656 s
With BiA: 1.782 s
With BiA and Vents: 1.743 s
With both and GLD: 1.584 s
Maximum possible: 1.519 s

For more details, see Crew or Equipment


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3.4 s 

With 50% Crew: 4.212 s
With 75% Crew: 3.678 s
With 100% Crew: 3.26 s
With GLD: 2.964 s
With BiA: 3.188 s
With BiA and Vents: 3.119 s
With both and GLD: 2.835 s
Maximum possible: 2.718 s

For more details, see Crew or Equipment
Aim time
4646 deg/s Turret Traverse
360° Gun Arc
-15°/+20°-6°/+20° Elevation Arc
10030 rounds Ammo Capacity
General
2020 % Chance of Fire






320 m 

With 50% Crew: 251.4 m
With 75% Crew: 285.7 m
With 100% Crew: 320 m
With Recon and Situational Awareness: 336.2 m
With Coated Optics: 352 m
With Binocular Telescope: 400 m
Maximum possible: 458.1 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment






330 m 

With 50% Crew: 259.3 m
With 75% Crew: 294.7 m
With 100% Crew: 330 m
With Recon and Situational Awareness: 346.7 m
With Coated Optics: 363 m
With Binocular Telescope: 412.5 m
Maximum possible: 472.4 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment
View Range


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350 m 

With 50% Crew: 282.5 m
With 75% Crew: 323.6 m
With 100% Crew: 365 m
With 100% Signal Boost: 420 m
When affected by 100% Relaying: 385 m
Maximum possible: 525.4 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment


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450 m 

With 50% Crew: 363.3 m
With 75% Crew: 416 m
With 100% Crew: 469.3 m
With 100% Signal Boost: 540 m
When affected by 100% Relaying: 495 m
Maximum possible: 675.5 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment
Signal Range
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III

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31000

The Cruiser Mk. II is a British tier 3 light tank.

The A10 Cruiser Mk. II was a further development of the A9 modification designed by John Carden. The A10 had enhanced armor and no machinegun turrets. A prototype was built in July 1937 and adopted for service as a heavy cruiser tank. A total of 175 vehicles were ordered between 1938–1939, which were manufactured by September 1940. The vehicles saw combat in France (1940), Greece (1941) and North Africa (1941).

At first, the Cruiser Mark II is merely an up-armored version of its predecessor. Because the heavier Mk. II shares the Cruiser Mk. I's engine, it's very slow (nearly as slow as French tanks of its tier). What sets the Mk. II apart from the Mk. I and most other tanks is the available 3.7-inch Howitzer, which can deal enough damage to kill most comparable enemies with one shot.

The Cruiser Mk. II leads to the Valentine.

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)

III QF 2-pdr Mk. IX 64/121/23 45/45/60 27.27 0.36 1.7 130 6000
V 3.7-inch Howitzer 47/110/23 370/280/60 5 0.58 3.4 393 35000
IV 40 mm Pom-Pom 49/71/23 45/45/60 34.29 0.43 1.9 160 20000

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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)

II A10E1 30/26/30 46 320 2750 730
III Cruiser Mk. II 30/26/30 46 330 2750 1700

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Engines

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

I Rolls-Royce Phantom 120 20 340 300
II AEC Type 179 150 20 360 1200

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Suspensions

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

II A10 Mk. I 14.5 32 B/2 3000 670
III A10 Mk. II 16.7 34 B/2 3000 1700

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Radios

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

VII WS No. 19 Mk. II 450 40 21000
VI WS No. 19 Mk. I 400 40 15000
V WS No. 9 375 40 3600
III WS No. 11 350 40 600


Compatible Equipment

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

Compatible Consumables

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 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:


  • Extremely good gun depression with the 2-pdr and Pom-Pom - one of the best in the game
  • Can use the devastating 3.7-inch Howitzer
  • At longer ranges, the howitzer can arc over small cover
  • Sufficient armor for bouncing many auto-cannons, and very easy to angle.
  • Surprisingly good turning values on both hull and turret, making it easy to deal with encirclements or surprises.


Cons:


  • Low accuracy with Pom-Pom, and even moreso with the Howitzer
  • Very slow - comparable to low-tier French tanks
  • Armor doesn't hold up against most non auto-cannons.
  • Gun depression with the howitzer is only -6°
  • Very low shell velocity with the Howitzer


Performance

The Cruiser Mk. II is a effectively a glass cannon. It's slow moving and poorly armored, which means playing the role of a front-lines attack tank is risky. Exactly how the tank performs depends mostly on which gun the player chooses to use, and while most players opt for the howitzer, the tank can be played effectively with any of the three guns.

The 2-pdr is not nearly as dominant on the Mk. II as it is on the Mk. I, yet it still has enough penetration ability to be effective against most of the enemies a Mk. II will face. When equipped with a 2-pdr, this tank is best used as a sniper. The tank can snipe not only from a well-concealed sniping spot, but can also take advantage of it's excellent gun depression to conceal itself behind the crest of a hill. The 2-pdr also benefits greatly from using APCR rounds, which increases the gun's average penetration value to 121mm (enough to penetrate the frontal armor of tier 5 heavies).

When using the Pom-Pom, the Mk II's role changes to a close-quarters fighter. With this gun, it's best used as a flanker. Attacking the weaker sides and rears of enemy tanks will allow you to use the Pom-Pom to it's full potential, while keeping the fragile tank out of direct fire. The Pom-Pom isn't capable of shooting long range like the 2-pdr; it's inaccurate and doesn't have the penetration to be effective.

The 3.7-inch Howitzer is the gun most players chose to use. The howitzer possess devastating single-shot damage, and is comparable in its tier to only those available for fixed-gun tank destroyers such as the Valentine AT. The combination of a powerful gun and a free-rotating turret makes the Mk II. a fearsome guerrilla fighter, being able to pop out of cover and vaporize most enemies before they even get the chance to shoot back. Take great care when shooting at an enemy who's aware of you, as the gun's long reload time combined with the tank's lack of armor means a second shot isn't always possible. The howitzer-equipped Mk. II is weakest when being attacked by two enemy tanks simultaneously - it simply doesn't have the firepower or armor to defend itself against two tanks at once. The howitzer is also not good at long-range use. It's long aim time, poor accuracy, and slow shell velocity mean that it can only be used effectively against stationary targets at long ranges.


Early Research

  • The 40 mm Pom Pom gun, the AEC Type 179 engine, and the WS No. 9 radio carry over from the Cruiser Mk. I. You should install the engine and radio immediately; using the Pom-Pom is optional.
  • Research the upgraded suspension first.
  • Next research the second turret.
  • Now you can research the 3.7-inch Howitzer.
  • Go from there.


Suggested Equipment


Improved VentilationEnhanced Suspension Camouflage Net Enhanced Gun Laying Drive 


Gallery

Historical Info

Cruiser, Mk II (A10), was developed alongside the A9, and was intended to be a heavier, infantry tank version of that type. In practice it was not deemed suitable for the infantry tank role and was classified as a "heavy cruiser".


Development history

The A10 was developed by Sir John Carden of Vickers in 1934 by adaptation of his A9 design. The A10 specification called for armour of up to 1 inch standard (the A9 was 14mm); a speed of 10 mph was acceptable. The two sub-turrets present on the A9 were removed, and extra armour bolted onto that already present on the front and sides of the hull, along with all faces of the turret, providing approximately twice the armour in most areas. The A10 was two tonnes heavier than the A9, but used the same 150 bhp engine, and as a consequence the tank's top speed was cut from 25 mph to 16 mph. The turret armament consisted of a QF 2-pounder (40mm) gun and a coaxial .303 Vickers machine gun. For the production version there was a 7.92mm BESA machine gun mounted in the hull in a barbette to the right of the driver. This was added to give extra firepower but at the expense of simplicity - the Vickers and the BESA using different ammunition. The tank had a total crew of five (Commander, gunner, loader, driver and hull machine gunner), and there was no separation between the driver's compartment and the fighting compartments.

The prototype ("Tank, Experimental A10E1") was completed in 1936, a few months after the A9 prototype. Carden had died in an air crash in 1935 and development was slower than expected. In 1937 the A10 was dropped as an infantry support but in 1938 it was decided to produce it as a "heavy cruiser". The A10 was accepted for service - initially as "Tank, Cruiser, Heavy Mk I" and then "Tank, Cruiser A10 Mk 1" and finally "Tank, Cruiser Mk II". Production was ordered in July 1938. Total production was 175 vehicles including the 30 CS versions (see below), 45 were built by Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon Company, 45 by Metropolitan-Cammell, 10 byVickers. In late 1939 another order was placed with Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon Company, this time it was a larger order of 75 vehicles. - entering service in December 1939, but was something of an oddity - it had been intended to sacrifice speed for armour like an Infantry tank, but was still relatively poorly armoured, and was, as a result, not effective.


Combat history

A number of Mark IIs were part of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) sent to France in the early stages of World War II. Their cross country performance was recorded as poor, but they were still used later in North Africa at the defence ofTobruk in 1941, where reliability and suspension performance in the desert conditions was praised. Sixty worn out examples were taken to Greece by the 3rd Royal Tank Regiment and, although they performed well against the German tanks, over 90% were lost due to mechanical breakdowns as opposed to enemy action (mainly tracks).

Variants

Cruiser Mk II (A10 Mk I)

Classified as a 'heavy cruiser' and 31 were sent to France with the 1st Armoured Division, but performed poorly in the following campaign. Also served in the North African Campaignuntil late in 1941.

Tank, Cruiser, Mk IIA (A10 Mk IA)

The coaxial Vickers machine guns were replaced with BESA machine guns. Armoured radio housing added.

Tank, Cruiser, Mk IIA CS (A10 Mk IA CS)

Had a 3.7" (94 mm) howitzer in the turret instead of the 2 pdr. The standard ammunition load was 40 rounds smoke, and a few HE shells. The CS denotes Close Support. This weapon was derived from a World War I field howitzer. It was not related to the 3in howitzer used in later British tanks in World War II, which was itself replaced by a 95mm howitzer in the later versions of the Churchill infantry tanks and all CS versions of the Centaur and Cromwell cruiser tanks. British doctrine was that the CS tank was to provide smoke cover in advances or retreats and hence many more smoke rounds were carried than HE.


Historical Gallery


UK
Light Tanks IICruiser Mk. I IIM2 IICruiser Mk. III IILight Mk. VIC IIIStuart I-IV IIICruiser Mk. IV IIICruiser Mk. II IVValentine IVCovenanter
Medium Tanks IVickers Medium Mk. I IIVickers Medium Mk. II IIIVickers Medium Mk. III IVMatilda IVGrant IVAC 1 Sentinel VCrusader VSherman III VMatilda Black Prince VISherman Firefly VICromwell VIAC 4 Experimental VICromwell B VIIComet VIIICenturion Mk. I VIIIFV4202 VIIIChieftain/T95 IXCenturion Mk. 7/1 XCenturion Action X
Heavy Tanks VChurchill I VExcelsior VIChurchill VII VITOG II* VIIBlack Prince VIIFV201 (A45) VIIICaernarvon IXConqueror XFV215b XSuper Conqueror
Tank Destroyers IIUniversal Carrier 2-pdr IIIValentine AT IVAlecto VArcher VAT 2 VIChurchill Gun Carrier VIAchilles VIAT 8 VIIChallenger VIIAT 15A VIIAT 7 VIIIAT 15 VIIICharioteer IXTortoise IXFV4004 Conway XFV215b (183) XFV4005 Stage II
Self-Propelled Artillery IILoyd Gun Carriage IIISexton II IIISexton I IVBirch Gun VBishop VIFV304 VIICrusader 5.5-in. SP VIIIFV207 IXFV3805 XConqueror Gun Carriage
Light Tanks
USA IT1 Cunningham IIM2 Light Tank IIT1E6 IIT2 Light Tank IIT7 Combat Car IIIM22 Locust IIIM3 Stuart IVM5 Stuart VM24 Chaffee VM7 VIT21 VIT37 VIIT71 CMCD VIIT71 DA VIIIM41 Walker Bulldog IXT49 XXM551 Sheridan
UK IICruiser Mk. I IIM2 IICruiser Mk. III IILight Mk. VIC IIIStuart I-IV IIICruiser Mk. IV IIICruiser Mk. II IVValentine IVCovenanter
Germany ILeichttraktor IIPz.Kpfw. II Ausf. D IIPz.Kpfw. 38H 735 (f) IIPz.Kpfw. 35 (t) IIPz.Kpfw. I IIPz.Kpfw. II III43 M. Toldi III IIIPz.Kpfw. 38 (t) IIIPz.Kpfw. III Ausf. E IIIPz.Kpfw. II Ausf. J IIIPz.Kpfw. I Ausf. C IIIPz.Kpfw. II Ausf. G IIIPz.Kpfw. T 15 IVPz.Kpfw. 38 (t) n.A. IVPz.Kpfw. II Luchs VVK 16.02 Leopard VIVK 28.01 VIIAufklärungspanzer Panther VIISpähpanzer SP I C VIIIleKpz M 41 90 mm GF VIIIHWK 12 IXSpähpanzer Ru 251 XRheinmetall Panzerwagen
France IRenault FT IID1 IIFCM 36 IIRenault R35 IIHotchkiss H35 IIIAMX 38 IVAMX 40 VAMX ELC bis VIAMX 12 t VIIAMX 13 75 VIIAMX 13 57 GF VIIIBat.-Châtillon 12 t IXAMX 13 90 XAMX 13 105
USSR IMS-1 IIBT-2 IIT-45 IIT-26 IIT-60 IITetrarch IIIBT-7 IIIBT-SV IIILTP IIIM3 Light IIIBT-7 artillery IIIT-127 IIIT-46 IIIT-70 IVA-20 IVT-80 IVValentine II VT-50 VIMT-25 VIILTG VIIILTTB IXT-54 ltwt. XT-100 LT
China IRenault NC-31 IIVickers Mk. E Type B IIIType 2597 Chi-Ha IVM5A1 Stuart VI59-16 VIType 64 VIIType 62 VIIWZ-131 VIIIWZ-132 IXWZ-132A XWZ-132-1
Japan IRenault Otsu IIType 95 Ha-Go IIType 97 Te-Ke IIIType 98 Ke-Ni IVType 5 Ke-Ho
Czechoslovakia IKolohousenka IILT vz. 35 IIILT vz. 38
Sweden IStrv fm/21 IIStrv m/38 IIL-60 IIIStrv m/40L
Poland