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GB24_Centurion_Mk3 (Stock)

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Totals
3515000 Cost
1580 HPDurability
51.46 / 54 Weight
Crew
  1. Commander
  2. Gunner
  3. Driver
  4. Loader (Radio Operator)
Armor
121/51/35Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
165/112/112Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
Maneuver
650 h.p.Engine Power
40 km/hTop Speed / Reverse Speed
30 deg/sTraverse Speed
Firepower
190 damage
226 mmAverage Penetration
4.87 Reload Time
36 deg/sGun Traverse Speed
Communication
260 mView Range
500 mSignal Range
Centurion Mk. 7/1
IX
Centurion Mk. 7/1
3515000
This upgraded version of the Centurion was developed by Leyland Motors and featured an expanded hull, improved cabin design, larger fuel tanks, and enhanced armor.

The Centurion Mk. 7 (or Centurion 7/1) is a British Tier 9 Medium tank. It is similar to the American Tier 9 Medium, the Tank:M46 Patton and plays like it as well. The Centurion 7/1 is a formidable tank, even with its stock gun, engine, and tracks. It starts out with the OQF 20-pounder gun Type A Barrel, which must be played through to unlock the next gun, also a 20-pounder. The second gun then must be played to unlock the turret, and after the turret is unlocked, you can research the gem of the line: the 105mm Royal Ordnance L7A1 gun.

Turretgun

Turret

Level Turret Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m) Experience Weight (t)
VIII Centurion Mk. 7 165/112/112 36 260 0 10400
Level Gun Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time Experience Weight (t)
VIII OQF 20-pdr Gun Type A Barrel 226/258/42 190/190/250 12.32 0.33 2.3 0 1242
IX OQF 20-pdr Gun Type B Barrel 226/258/42 190/190/250 12.96 0.32 1.9 56250 1282
Level Turret Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m) Experience Weight (t)
IX Centurion Mk. 9 165/112/112 36 265 30000 10900
Level Gun Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time Experience Weight (t)
VIII OQF 20-pdr Gun Type A Barrel 226/258/42 190/190/250 12.32 0.33 2.3 0 1242
IX OQF 20-pdr Gun Type B Barrel 226/258/42 190/190/250 12.96 0.32 1.9 56250 1282
X 105 mm Royal Ordnance L7A1 268/210/105 350/440/440 6.12 0.32 2.1 68750 1282
Engine

Engine

Level Engine Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact Experience Weight (t)
V Rolls-Royce Meteor Mk. IVB 650 20 0 744
IX Rolls-Royce Meteor Mk. IVC 750 20 38750 744
X Rolls-Royce Griffon 950 20 56250 952

Level Suspension Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s) Experience Weight (t)
VIII Centurion Mk. 7 54 30 0 11000
IX Centurion Mk. 9 54 32 28750 11000
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:


  • 105mm Royal Ordnance L7A1 has the highest penetration of any Tier 9 medium tank gun available.
  • Able to use HESH against poorly armored targets.
  • Solid gun mantlet. (Up to 350+mm of armor in certain areas)
  • Absolutely stellar gun depression of -10 degrees.
  • Powerful engine and very maneuverable - unlike the Centurion I, it can circle heavies with ease.


Cons:


  • The tank silhouette is larger than all other Tier 9 mediums, and even bigger than a lot of heavies in the game.
  • Annoyingly long reload on the 105mm, contributing to lower DPM than its peers.
  • Weak hull armor - only ~200mm effective armor on the upper hull. Lower glacis will not bounce
  • Poor brawler due to low DPM and weak armor
  • Relatively low top speed of 40 kph


Performance

When you first purchase this tank, take everything you have learned from the last two previous tanks, play it as you would a Centurion I. Effectively, you ARE a Centurion I with a slight increase in ROF and health. You have the exact same gun, turret, and handling capabilities unitl you get the Royal Ordnance 105mm, it is a interestingly challenging grind to say the least. The Centurion 7/1 is a poor brawler, so keep at least 50+ meters between you and your enemies. The Centurion 7/1 with the top tier 105mm gun is best sutied as a second to third line support tank specifically because of its' powerful gun. The 20-pdr Type B Barrel is not a bad gun at all, with good DPM (on-par with its peers), penetration, and high accuracy. However, you must think outside of the box as to how you will support your team. Use your mobility to find a position on the flanks of the enemy and make their life miserable. You must shoot for weak spots and engage the enemy while they are distracted. Hull down positions are your best friend! Stay hull down and your life expectancy increases dramatically. Once you get the 105mm, you can trade shots easier with your Tier X caliber pen and damage. Just don't expect to win any DPM wars with it. The 105mm makes the Centurion 7/1 a very good sniper or second line support. Due to low DPM, try not to be on the frontlines as tier 8-10 tanks will rip through your weak lower glacis as well as your somewhat sub-par upper glacis.


Early Research

  • Research the engine first, for a much needed mobility increase.
  • Begin on the path to research the 105mm Royal Ordinance.
  • Then get the 20pdr Type B Barrel gun. Afterwards you should then mount the Mk 9 turret before finally grinding out the final gun.
  • You can then easily earn the XP for the tracks as a major mobility boost.


History for this tank not found


UK
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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)
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