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Tetrarch_LL (Stock)

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Totals
750 Price
140 Hit Points
7.15 / 7.9 kgWeight
Crew
  1. Commander
Armor
16/14/10Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
16/14/10Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
Maneuver
180 h.p.Engine Power
64 km/hSpeed Limit
51 deg/secTraverse Speed
Firepower
45 Standard Shell Damage
64 mmStandard Shell Penetration
2.85714285714286 Time for Complete Loading
44 deg/secTurret Traverse Speed
Communication
260 mView Range
545 mSignal Range
Tetrarch
II
Tetrarch
750
Developed in 1936 by the Vickers-Armstrong company, with a total of 177 vehicles in two basic modifications the Tetrarch Mk I and the Tetrarch Mk ICS manufactured from 1941 through 1942. In 1942 twenty vehicles were delivered to the USSR under Lend-Lease, of which 19 fought on the Eastern Front until October 1943.

The Tetrarch was given as a New Years gift from Wargaming at the beginning of 2012 and has since appeared in gift shop bundles on a few occasions. Historically a British design, it was one of a number models provided to the USSR under the Lend-Lease Act and therefore appears in the USSR tech tree. Though the Tetrarch is extremely fragile, its incredible speed and powerful armament make it a highly dangerous tank capable of damaging almost anything it meets.

Tetrarch

Stock

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Turret Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret I Tetrarch 1000 16/14/10 44 260
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun IV QF 2-pdr Mk. IX-A 130 64/121/23 45/45/60 21 0.4 2.29
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine III Meadows MAT 362 180 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis II Tetrarch 1000 7.9 51
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio VII Type 9 0 545

Compatible Equipment

Small Spall Liner
Camouflage Net
Coated Optics
Enhanced Gun Laying Drive
Improved Ventilation Class 1
Binocular Telescope
Toolbox

Compatible Consumables

Automatic Fire Extinguisher
Manual Fire Extinguisher
Large First Aid Kit
Large Repair Kit
Lend-Lease Oil
Extra Combat Rations
Removed Speed Governor
Small First Aid Kit
Small Repair Kit

Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • Very good acceleration and top speed
  • Good hull and turret traverse
  • Powerful gun with great penetration


Cons:


  • Very fragile, even moreso than other lights
  • Poor view range
  • High aim spread
  • Low ground clearance; regularly bottoms-out on small bumps
  • Low ammo capacity


Performance

The Tetrarch is a tank that combines gameplay aspects of light tanks and tank destroyers of its tier. Its 2-pounder gun has more than enough penetration to deal with most tier II-III enemies and is great for sniping. Unlike many other snipers at the tier however, the Tetrarch is incredibly fast and maneuverable. This, combined with its turret-mounted armament means that the Tetrarch can quickly relocate to different sniping positions or flank unsuspecting enemies easily. This combination of speed and firepower make it a very effective tank when played correctly, even in tier III games.

Despite its strong points, the Tetrarch is not without its drawbacks. With little to no armor and a small hitpoint pool, an exposed Tetrarch will not survive long against autloaders, machine guns, and anything shooting large HE shells. For this reason, the Tetrarch is usually best played at a distance. Unfortunately, while the Tetrarch is adept at taking out targets from such a distance, it is usually dependent on its team to spot them. The Tetrarch's poor spotting range often necessitates the use of coated optics or binoculars to see targets at a safe distance. Another thing worth noting is the Tetrarch's low ground clearance, which leaves it prone to bottoming-out on rough terrain and slows it down considerably when this happens.


Early Research

All modules are researched with the tank.


Historical Info

MkVII Tetrarch - A World War II air transportable British light tank. Developed by Vickers between 1938-1940 on its own initiative, initially as a reconnaissance tank, to replace the obsolete Mk VI. However, because of poor results shown by light tanks in the first year of World War II, the production of the Tetrarch, which began in 1940, was soon stopped. Interest in the Mk VII began again in 1941 when it was decided to use it as an air transportable tank. Series production of the Tetrarch was resumed and continued from 1941 to 1942. Total production amounted to 177 vehicles. The Tetrarch saw limited use by British troops in battle during the years 1942-1945 and remained in service after the war until the end of the 1940s. The MkVII was also available in the USSR in small quantities during the war under the Lend-Lease program.


Historical Gallery

Sources and External Links

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