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GB23_Centurion (Stock)

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Totals
2350000 Cost
1350 HPDurability
42.36 / 48 Weight
Crew
  1. Commander
  2. Gunner
  3. Driver
  4. Loader (Radio Operator)
Armor
76/51/38Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
127/76/76Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
Maneuver
600 h.p.Engine Power
40 km/hTop Speed / Reverse Speed
35 deg/sTraverse Speed
Firepower
160 damage
148 mmAverage Penetration
4.85 Reload Time
38 deg/sGun Traverse Speed
Communication
260 mView Range
500 mSignal Range
Centurion Mk. I
VIII
Centurion Mk. I
2350000
Development of the Centurion started in 1943. The vehicle was designed as a "universal tank" to replace existing infantry and cruiser tanks. The Centurion was the first Britsh vehicle that featured sloped armor plates. The tank entered service in 1947. A total of 100 vehicles of this series were manufactured from 1945 through 1946.

An interesting shift in playstyle from the Comet, the Centurion I features a great gun selection and is still fairly agile, though not nearly as much as its predecessors. Although notably bulky and with spectacularly poor hull armor, it is quick on its feet and its 20-pounder gun features spectacular penetration and accuracy. It appears to have something of a weakness in that its ammunition rack and driver are both vulnerable to frontal hits. Fully upgraded though, it is a monster at long-range fighting and hill battles.

The Centurion Mk. I leads to the Centurion Mk. 7/1.

Turretgun

Turret

Level Turret Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m) Experience Weight (t)
VII Centurion Mk. I 127/76/76 38 260 0 8400
Level Gun Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time Experience Weight (t)
VII OQF 17-pdr Gun Mk. VII 171/239/20 160/160/200 12.71 0.34 2.1 15000 826
VII OQF 77 mm Gun Mk. II 148/208/20 160/160/200 12.37 0.34 1.9 0 681
Level Turret Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m) Experience Weight (t)
VIII Centurion Mk. III 165/112/112 36 260 16000 10400
Level Gun Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time Experience Weight (t)
VII OQF 17-pdr Gun Mk. VII 171/239/20 160/160/200 13.33 0.34 1.9 15000 826
VII OQF 77 mm Gun Mk. II 148/208/20 160/160/200 12.99 0.34 1.9 0 681
VIII OQF 20-pdr Gun Type A Barrel 226/258/42 190/190/250 10.34 0.33 1.9 16400 1242
Engine

Engine

Level Engine Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact Experience Weight (t)
V Rolls-Royce Meteor 600 20 0 744
V Rolls-Royce Meteor Mk. IVB 650 20 2240 744
IX Rolls-Royce Meteor Mk. IVC 750 20 38750 744

Level Suspension Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s) Experience Weight (t)
VII Centurion Mk. I 48 35 0 10000
VIII Centurion Mk. III 48 37 16000 10000
Radio

Radio

Level Radio Signal Range (m) Experience Weight (t)
VIII WS №19 Mk.III 500 0 40


Compatible Equipment

Vertical Stabilizer Mk 1
Medium Spall Liner
Camouflage Net
Fill Tanks with CO2
Coated Optics
Enhanced Gun Laying Drive
Enhanced Horizontal Coil Springs 2 Class
Improved Ventilation Class 2
Medium-Caliber Tank Gun Rammer
Binocular Telescope
Toolbox
"Wet" Ammo Rack Class 1

Compatible Consumables


Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • 20 pdr. gun is arguably the best gun available for any Tier 8 medium tank. Very accurate and highest penetration of any mediu
  • Great gun depression
  • Second turret gun mantlet provides good protection
  • Good view range
  • Good hp/t ratio and acceleration - good at climbing hills


Cons:


  • Absolutely horrendous hull armor - you will not bounce a thing with it
  • DPM, while not bad, is nothing to write home about (a Comet can easily out-DPM you if you fight one face-to-face)
  • Large size for a medium, low camo values
  • Low top speed
  • Very susceptible to module and crew damage (especially the ammo rack, which can be damaged even by frontal hits)


Performance

Centurion Mk. I continues the trend on British mediums line where tanks transform from fast flankers like Cromwell more to hull-down snipers starting with Comet. Centurion Mk. I is woefully under-armored on the hull, yet the cannons it has access to somehow make up for it – it has arguably the best gun complement of all Tier 8 medium tanks, being able to deal almost the same damage as a Panther II, while having more penetration, accuracy and better aim time. Even the 17-pounder (which you may research on the Black Prince) could be considered an adequate gun because of its higher DPM, provided that you can stand the low penetration.

The Centurion I is very much a long-range fighter, and thrives around hills. The reasons for this are self-evident; it is large and bulky for a medium, has atrocious hull armor, poor camouflage, and is prone to module and crew damage. However, thanks to its amazing guns, cannon depression and well-armored upgraded turret, it can make beautiful use of cover. Stock, you are going to have huge problems with performing if you do not already have the 17-pounder gun from the Black Prince. But, when fully upgraded and properly handled, this tank can support like none other at its tier.


Early Research

  • Get the engine; you will need the acceleration.
  • Then research the turret, which has an almost impenetrable mantlet.
  • Finally, get the main thing: the 20 pounder.
  • The suspension should be researched merely for a slight boost.
  • You can get the 17 mm if you want.


History for this tank not found


UK
Light Tanks IICruiser Mk. III IIICruiser Mk. IV IVCovenanter VCrusader
Medium Tanks IVickers Medium Mk. I IIVickers Medium Mk. II IIIVickers Medium Mk. III IVMatilda IVAC 1 Sentinel VMatilda Black Prince VICromwell VIIComet VIIICenturion Mk. I IXCenturion Mk. 7/1 XFV4202
Heavy Tanks VChurchill I VExcelsior VIChurchill VII VITOG II* VIIBlack Prince VIIICaernarvon IXConqueror XFV215b
Tank Destroyers IIUniversal Carrier 2-pdr IIIValentine AT IVAlecto VAngry Connor VAT 2 VIChurchill Gun Carrier VIAT 8 VIIAT 15A VIIAT 7 VIIIAT 15 IXTortoise XFV215b (183)
Medium Tanks
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