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GB73_AT2 (Stock)

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Totals
425000 Price
450 Hit Points
40.91 / 41 kgWeight
Crew
  1. Commander
Armor
203.2/101.6/101.6Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
18/16/16Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
Maneuver
340 h.p.Engine Power
20 km/hSpeed Limit
18 deg/secTraverse Speed
Firepower
75 Standard Shell Damage
105 mmStandard Shell Penetration
2.3 Reload Time
26 deg/secTurret Traverse Speed
Communication
310 mView Range
400 mSignal Range
V
AT 2
425000
Design for an assault tank to break through enemy defensive lines. The design was completed by May 15th, 1943. No prototypes were built, the project helped set the stage for another heavy assault tank, the A39 Tortoise.

The AT 2 is radically different from its predecessors, it's the first true British Tank Destroyer in its line. The AT 2 is very slow, boasts tough all-round armor, and has an increased hitpoint pool. The AT 2, unlike tank destroyers of other nations, is a front-line tank. It is most effective leading the team while drawing and deflecting enemy fire, albeit while moving slowly. The AT 2 is a spearhead breakthrough tank but absolutely requires supporting teammates; it has very poor viewrange and is extremely vulnerable to flanking. A flanked AT 2 should keep its armor towards the enemies in front, it must rely on its teammates to deal with the flank because its turning speed is just too slow.

AT 2

Stock

Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun IV QF 6-pdr AT Gun Mk. III 400 105/170/30 75/75/100 26.09 0.41 1.7
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine III Nuffield Liberty Mk. II 383 340 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis IV AT 2 11000 41 18
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio VI WS No. 19 Mk. I 0 400

AT-2 Mk II

Recon

Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun V 3.7-inch AT Howitzer 393 47/110/30 370/280/100 8 0.49 2.3
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine IV Nuffield Liberty Mk. III 383 395 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis V AT 2 Mk. II 11000 44 20
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio VII WS No. 19 Mk. II 0 450

AT-2 Mk III

Attack

Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun V QF 6-pdr AT Gun Mk. V 450 110/180/30 75/75/100 26.09 0.37 1.7
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine IV Nuffield Liberty Mk. III 383 395 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis V AT 2 Mk. II 11000 44 20
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio VIII WS No. 19 Mk. III 0 550

Compatible Equipment

Large Spall Liner
Camouflage Net
Coated Optics
Enhanced Gun Laying Drive
Improved Ventilation Class 3
Medium-Caliber Tank Gun Rammer
Binocular Telescope
Toolbox
"Wet" Ammo Rack Class 1

Compatible Consumables

Automatic Fire Extinguisher
100-octane Gasoline
105-octane Gasoline
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:


  • Very good all round armor for tier V, with capability of anglig it
  • Ludicrous amounts of frontal armor is virtually immune to enemy fire, even to tier VII and some tier VIII guns
  • Great damage per minute
  • Offers an accurate, quick-aiming, and fast-firing 6-pounder gun (similar to the Churchill III and Ram II)
  • High penetration APCR rounds


Cons:


  • Huge commander's cupola (although it's relatively strong)
  • Slowest tank destroyer of tier V, as far as the British TD line goes
  • Very low traverse speed
  • Far below average firepower for a tier 5 TD, still having the same top gun options the tier 3 Valentine TD had
  • Poor penetration (for a tier 5 TD) on all its guns; when combined with its poor speed use of APCR will often be required to d


Performance

With very thick frontal and substantial rear and side armor, the AT 2 is an intimidating opponent. Even though this TD is extremely well armored, it has weakspots that are easy to hit up-close, a very slow top speed, and a sluggish traverse speed. Furthermore, its armor is weaker than advertised, especially around the gun mantlet and the upper glacis. It is very easy to get killed at close range, be it from weakspot-snipers or faster tanks. Do not get overconfident with the AT 2's armor, especially against tier 7s. Leading a slow charge with your frontal armor will lead your team to victory, but be sure you have tanks who can help defend your rear. In a Tier 5 battle, the AT 2's armor is very difficult to break and most shots to the rear and sides and be deflected with simple angling.

The accurate and rapid-firing 6-pounder gun offers good damage per minute and ensures no enemy wants to stay in your path. Do note that, due to very poor mobility and speed, once the AT 2 chooses a route it is committed to it for the rest of the battle. Always try to keep moving whenever possible, firstly because the AT 2 is an easy target for artillery and secondly because the AT 2 won't be able to keep with its team; or worse, discourage the team from pushing. The AT 2 is big and has a very poor camo value and is thus practically impossible to hide. This coupled with a very poor view range makes the AT 2 an ineffective camper. City maps that provide cover from arty and protection from flanking are the best places for the AT 2, while an open field is where you do not want to find yourself.

The AT 2 is very very slow, comparable to a Maus. Its top speed keeps it at a modest speed even when downhill; this limit also makes being pushed by allies ineffective. Furthermore, the weak engine power means running into trees and stone fences will result in a serious speed decrease. Speed is the biggest flaw of the AT 2 and makes it a tank that is reliant on its team to protect its rear and to spot for it. The AT 2's weaknesses can be minimized by playing with constant support. Once you manage to make it to the enemy you'll find the AT 2's excellent armor and good gun extremely rewarding.


Early Research

  • The 3.7-inch AT Howitzer and WS No. 19 Mk. II Radio carry over from the Alecto. Mount them immediately.
  • Research the QF 6-pdr AT Gun Mk. V and Nuffield Liberty Mk. III Engine in whichever order you want to.
  • Finally, research the AT 2 Mk. II Suspension.


Historical Info

AT-2 is a Nuffield Mechanizations Limited design from May 1943. Total weight was estimated at 41 tons, and the vehicle was running on torsion bar suspension. It was introduced along with the AT-1 design, which had a turret that could mount a 75 mm high velocity gun or a 95 mm howitzer. With AT-2, it was decided an assault tank doesn't need a turret and so it was replaced with a fully enclosed superstructure. Both designs shared the same hull, but since AT-2 was supposed to have a casemate construction, it should have been around 4 tons lighter, and considerably cheaper to produced compared to the AT-1.


Historical Gallery


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