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GB68_Matilda_Black_Prince (Stock)

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Totals
1750 Price
610 Hit Points
30 / 31.95 kgWeight
Crew
  1. Commander
Armor
75/70/55Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
76.2/63.5/57.2Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
Maneuver
190 h.p.Engine Power
22 km/hSpeed Limit
35 deg/secTraverse Speed
Firepower
75 Standard Shell Damage
110 mmStandard Shell Penetration
2.3 Reload Time
34 deg/secTurret Traverse Speed
Communication
350 mView Range
570 mSignal Range
Matilda Black Prince
V
Matilda Black Prince
1750
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 lower armor than the Churchill I, 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 24km/h, you wont be able to keep up with the pace of fast battles, but you can make an exceptional defender, sniper and ambusher.


Matilda Black Prince

Stock

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Turret Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret V Matilda Black Prince 5000 76.2/63.5/57.2 34 350
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun V QF 6-pdr Mk. V A 450 110/180/30 75/75/100 26.09 0.41 2.3
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine III 2x Leyland E165 331 190 15
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis V Matilda Black Prince 7200 31.95 35
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio IX WS No. 19 Special 0 570

Compatible Equipment

Medium Spall Liner
Camouflage Net
Coated Optics
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

Automatic Fire Extinguisher
Manual Fire Extinguisher
Large First Aid Kit
Large Repair Kit
Pudding and Tea
Small First Aid Kit
Small Repair Kit

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
  • Above average HP


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).

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.

As strange as it might sound, the real WWII Matilda II version named Black Prince was in fact a unarmed and remote-controlled version meant to draw fire and trick enemy AT guns into revealing their positions.


History for this tank not found

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