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GB69_Cruiser_Mk_II (Stock)

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Totals
31000 Precio
220 Puntos de impacto
14.29 / 14.5 kgPeso
Crew
  1. Comandante
Armor
30/22/12Blindaje del chasis(frontal/laterales/trasero, mm)
30/26/30Blindaje de la torreta(frontal/laterales/trasero, mm)
Maneuver
120 CVPotencia del motor
40 km/hLímite de velocidad
32 grados/sVelocidad de rotación
Firepower
45 Daño de proyectil estándar
64 mmPerforación estándar del proyectil
2.2 Tiempo de recarga
46 grados/sVelocidad de rotación torreta
Communication
320 mCampo de vista
350 mAlcance de radio
III
Cruiser Mk. II
31000
El A10 Cruiser Mk. II fue un desarrollo posterior de la modificación del A9. El A10 tenía un blindaje mejorado sin torretas ametralladoras. Se construyó un prototipo en julio de 1937 y se adoptó para el servicio como un tanque de crucero pesado. Se hizo un pedido por un total de 175 vehículos en 1938-1939, los cuales se fabricaron en septiembre de 1940. Los vehículos entraron en combate en Francia (1940), Grecia (1941) y África del Norte (1941).

At first, the Cruiser Mark II is merely an up-armored version of its predecessor. Because the heavier Mk. II shares the Cruiser Mk. I's engine, it's very slow (nearly as slow as French tanks of its tier). What sets the Mk. II apart from the Mk. I and most other tanks is the available 3.7-inch Howitzer, which can deal enough damage kill most comparable enemies with one shot.

Cruiser Mk. II

Stock

A9
Nivel Torreta Peso (t) Blindaje de la torreta (frontal/laterales/trasero, mm) Velocidad de giro del cañón (gra/s) Alcance de visión (m)
turret II A10E1 2750 30/26/30 46 320
Nivel Cañón Peso (t) Penetración media (mm) Cadencia de tiro Dispersión a 100 m Tiempo en apuntar
gun III QF 2-pdr Mk. IX 130 64/121/23 45/45/60 27.27 0.36 1.9
Nivel Motor Peso (t) Potencia del motor (c.v.) Posibilidad de incendio tras disparo
engine I Rolls-Royce Phantom 340 120 20
Nivel Suspensión Peso (t) Límite de carga Velocidad de giro (gra/s)
chassis II A10 Mk. I 3000 14.5 32
Nivel Radio Peso (t) Alcance de radio (m)
radio III WS No. 11 0 350

A9

Speed

Nivel Torreta Peso (t) Blindaje de la torreta (frontal/laterales/trasero, mm) Velocidad de giro del cañón (gra/s) Alcance de visión (m)
turret II A10E1 2750 30/26/30 46 320
Nivel Cañón Peso (t) Penetración media (mm) Cadencia de tiro Dispersión a 100 m Tiempo en apuntar
gun IV 40 mm Pom-Pom 160 49/71/23 45/45/60 36.92 0.43 1.9
Nivel Motor Peso (t) Potencia del motor (c.v.) Posibilidad de incendio tras disparo
engine II AEC Type 179 360 150 20
Nivel Suspensión Peso (t) Límite de carga Velocidad de giro (gra/s)
chassis II A10 Mk. I 3000 14.5 32
Nivel Radio Peso (t) Alcance de radio (m)
radio V WS No. 9 0 375

A10

Attack

Nivel Torreta Peso (t) Blindaje de la torreta (frontal/laterales/trasero, mm) Velocidad de giro del cañón (gra/s) Alcance de visión (m)
turret III Cruiser Mk. II 2750 30/26/30 46 330
Nivel Cañón Peso (t) Penetración media (mm) Cadencia de tiro Dispersión a 100 m Tiempo en apuntar
gun V 3.7-inch Howitzer 393 47/110/23 370/280/60 5 0.58 3.4
Nivel Motor Peso (t) Potencia del motor (c.v.) Posibilidad de incendio tras disparo
engine II AEC Type 179 360 150 20
Nivel Suspensión Peso (t) Límite de carga Velocidad de giro (gra/s)
chassis III A10 Mk. II 3000 16.7 34
Nivel Radio Peso (t) Alcance de radio (m)
radio VII WS No. 19 Mk. II 0 450

Cruiser Mk II*

Health

Nivel Torreta Peso (t) Blindaje de la torreta (frontal/laterales/trasero, mm) Velocidad de giro del cañón (gra/s) Alcance de visión (m)
turret III Cruiser Mk. II 2750 30/26/30 46 330
Nivel Cañón Peso (t) Penetración media (mm) Cadencia de tiro Dispersión a 100 m Tiempo en apuntar
gun III QF 2-pdr Mk. IX 130 64/121/23 45/45/60 27.27 0.36 1.7
Nivel Motor Peso (t) Potencia del motor (c.v.) Posibilidad de incendio tras disparo
engine II AEC Type 179 360 150 20
Nivel Suspensión Peso (t) Límite de carga Velocidad de giro (gra/s)
chassis III A10 Mk. II 3000 16.7 34
Nivel Radio Peso (t) Alcance de radio (m)
radio VII WS No. 19 Mk. II 0 450

Compatible Equipment

Antifragmentación pequeño
Red de camuflaje
Óptica recubierta
Cierre de retícula mejorado
Muelles helicoidales verticales mejorados clase 1
Ventilación mejorada clase 1
Telescopio binocular
Caja de herramientas
Compartim. de munición "húmedo" clase 1

Compatible Consumables

Extintor automático de incendios
Gasolina de 100 octanos
Gasolina de 105 octanos
Extintor manual de incendios
Botiquín de primeros auxilios grande
Kit de reparación grande
Pudding y té
Botiquín de primeros auxilios pequeño
Kit de reparación pequeño

Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • Extremely good gun depression with the 2-pdr and Pom-Pom - one of the best in the game
  • Can use the devastating 3.7-inch Howitzer
  • At longer ranges, the howitzer can arc over small cover
  • Sufficient armor for bouncing many auto-cannons, and very easy to angle.
  • Surprisingly good turning values on both hull and turret, making it easy to deal with encirclements or surprises.


Cons:


  • Low accuracy with Pom-Pom, and even moreso with the Howitzer
  • Very slow - comparable to low-tier French tanks
  • Armor doesn't hold up against most non auto-cannons.
  • Gun depression with the howitzer is only -6°
  • Very low shell velocity with the Howitzer


Performance

The Cruiser Mk. II is a effectively a glass cannon. It's slow moving and poorly armored, which means playing the role of a front-lines attack tank is risky. Exactly how the tank performs depends mostly on which gun the player chooses to use, and while most players opt for the howitzer, the tank can be played effectively with any of the three guns.

The 2-pdr is not nearly as dominant on the Mk. II as it is on the Mk. I, yet it still has enough penetration ability to be effective against most of the enemies a Mk. II will face. When equipped with a 2-pdr, this tank is best used as a sniper. The tank can snipe not only from a well-concealed sniping spot, but can also take advantage of it's excellent gun depression to conceal itself behind the crest of a hill. The 2-pdr also benefits greatly from using APCR rounds, which increases the gun's average penetration value to 121mm (enough to penetrate the frontal armor of tier 5 heavies).

When using the Pom-Pom, the Mk II's role changes to a close-quarters fighter. With this gun, it's best used as a flanker. Attacking the weaker sides and rears of enemy tanks will allow you to use the Pom-Pom to it's full potential, while keeping the fragile tank out of direct fire. The Pom-Pom isn't capable of shooting long range like the 2-pdr; it's inaccurate and doesn't have the penetration to be effective.

The 3.7-inch Howitzer is the gun most players chose to use. The howitzer possess devastating single-shot damage, and is comparable in its tier to only those available for fixed-gun tank destroyers such as the T82 and Valentine AT. The combination of a powerful gun and a free-rotating turret makes the Mk II. a fearsome guerrilla fighter, being able to pop out of cover and vaporize most enemies before they even get the chance to shoot back. Take great care when shooting at an enemy who's aware of you, as the gun's long reload time combined with the tank's lack of armor means a second shot isn't always possible. The howitzer-equipped Mk. II is weakest when being attacked by two enemy tanks simultaneously - it simply doesn't have the firepower or armor to defend itself against two tanks at once. The howitzer is also not good at long-range use. It's long aim time, poor accuracy, and slow shell velocity mean that it can only be used effectively against stationary targets at long ranges.


Early Research

  • The 40 mm Pom Pom gun, the AEC Type 179 engine, and the WS No. 9 radio carry over from the Cruiser Mk. I. You should install the engine and radio immediately; using the Pom-Pom is optional.
  • Research the upgraded suspension first.
  • Next research the second turret.
  • Now you can research the 3.7-inch Howitzer.
  • Go from there.


Historical Info

Cruiser, Mk II (A10), was developed alongside the A9, and was intended to be a heavier, infantry tank version of that type. In practice it was not deemed suitable for the infantry tank role and was classified as a "heavy cruiser".


Development history

The A10 was developed by Sir John Carden of Vickers in 1934 by adaptation of his A9 design. The A10 specification called for armour of up to 1 inch standard (the A9 was 14mm); a speed of 10 mph was acceptable. The two sub-turrets present on the A9 were removed, and extra armour bolted onto that already present on the front and sides of the hull, along with all faces of the turret, providing approximately twice the armour in most areas. The A10 was two tonnes heavier than the A9, but used the same 150 bhp engine, and as a consequence the tank's top speed was cut from 25 mph to 16 mph. The turret armament consisted of a QF 2-pounder (40mm) gun and a coaxial .303 Vickers machine gun. For the production version there was a 7.92mm BESA machine gun mounted in the hull in a barbette to the right of the driver. This was added to give extra firepower but at the expense of simplicity - the Vickers and the BESA using different ammunition. The tank had a total crew of five (Commander, gunner, loader, driver and hull machine gunner), and there was no separation between the driver's compartment and the fighting compartments.

The prototype ("Tank, Experimental A10E1") was completed in 1936, a few months after the A9 prototype. Carden had died in an air crash in 1935 and development was slower than expected. In 1937 the A10 was dropped as an infantry support but in 1938 it was decided to produce it as a "heavy cruiser". The A10 was accepted for service - initially as "Tank, Cruiser, Heavy Mk I" and then "Tank, Cruiser A10 Mk 1" and finally "Tank, Cruiser Mk II". Production was ordered in July 1938. Total production was 175 vehicles including the 30 CS versions (see below), 45 were built by Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon Company, 45 by Metropolitan-Cammell, 10 byVickers. In late 1939 another order was placed with Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon Company, this time it was a larger order of 75 vehicles. - entering service in December 1939, but was something of an oddity - it had been intended to sacrifice speed for armour like an Infantry tank, but was still relatively poorly armoured, and was, as a result, not effective.


Combat history

A number of Mark IIs were part of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) sent to France in the early stages of World War II. Their cross country performance was recorded as poor, but they were still used later in North Africa at the defence ofTobruk in 1941, where reliability and suspension performance in the desert conditions was praised. Sixty worn out examples were taken to Greece by the 3rd Royal Tank Regiment and, although they performed well against the German tanks, over 90% were lost due to mechanical breakdowns as opposed to enemy action (mainly tracks).

Variants

Cruiser Mk II (A10 Mk I)

Classified as a 'heavy cruiser' and 31 were sent to France with the 1st Armoured Division, but performed poorly in the following campaign. Also served in the North African Campaignuntil late in 1941.

Tank, Cruiser, Mk IIA (A10 Mk IA)

The coaxial Vickers machine guns were replaced with BESA machine guns. Armoured radio housing added.

Tank, Cruiser, Mk IIA CS (A10 Mk IA CS)

Had a 3.7" (94 mm) howitzer in the turret instead of the 2 pdr. The standard ammunition load was 40 rounds smoke, and a few HE shells. The CS denotes Close Support. This weapon was derived from a World War I field howitzer. It was not related to the 3in howitzer used in later British tanks in World War II, which was itself replaced by a 95mm howitzer in the later versions of the Churchill infantry tanks and all CS versions of the Centaur and Cromwell cruiser tanks. British doctrine was that the CS tank was to provide smoke cover in advances or retreats and hence many more smoke rounds were carried than HE.


Historical Gallery


UK
Light Tanks IICruiser Mk. I IICruiser Mk. III IIICruiser Mk. IV IIICruiser Mk. II IVValentine IVCovenanter VCrusader
Medium Tanks IVickers Medium Mk. I IIVickers Medium Mk. II IIIVickers Medium Mk. III IVMatilda VMatilda Black Prince VICromwell VICromwell Knight 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 VAT 2 VIChurchill Gun Carrier VIAT 8 VIIAT 15A VIIAT 7 VIIIAT 15 IXTortoise XFV215b (183)
Self-Propelled Artillery IILoyd Gun Carriage IIISexton II IIISexton I IVBirch Gun VBishop VIFV304 VIICrusader 5.5-in. SP VIIIFV207 IXFV3805 XConqueror Gun Carriage
Light Tanks
USA IT1 Cunningham IIM2 Light Tank IIT1E6-X IIT1E6-X1 IIT2 Light Tank IIT7 Combat Car IIIM22 Locust IIIM3 Stuart IIIMTLS-1G14 IVM5 Stuart VM24 Chaffee VIT21 VIT37 VIIM41 Walker Bulldog VIIT71 VIIIM41B Brazilian Bulldog VIIIT49
UK IICruiser Mk. I IICruiser Mk. III IIICruiser Mk. IV IIICruiser Mk. II IVValentine IVCovenanter VCrusader
Germany ILeichttraktor IIPz.Kpfw. 38H 735 (f) IIPz.Kpfw. 35 (t) IIPz.Kpfw. I IIPz.Kpfw. II IIIPz.Kpfw. 38 (t) IIIPz.Kpfw. III Ausf. A IIIPz.Kpfw. II Ausf. J IIIPz.Kpfw. I Ausf. C IIIPz.Kpfw. II Ausf. G IIIT-15 IVPz.Kpfw. 38 (t) n.A. IVPz.Kpfw. II Luchs VVK 16.02 Leopard VIVK 28.01 VIIAufklärungspanzer Panther VIIISpähpanzer Ru 251
France IRenault FT IID1 IIHotchkiss H35 IIIAMX 38 IVAMX 40 VELC AMX VIAMX 12t VIF224 AMX Chaffee VIIAMX 13 75 VIIIAMX 13 90
USSR IMS-1 IIBT-2 IIT-26 IIT-60 IITetrarch IIIBT-7 IIIBT-SV IIIM3 Light IIIT-127 IIIT-46 IIIT-70 IVA-20 IVT-50 IVT-80 IVValentine II VIMT-25 VIILTTB VIIIT-54 ltwt.
China IRenault NC-31 IIVickers Mk. E Type B IIIType 2597 Chi-Ha IVM5A1 Stuart VI59-16 VIType 64 VIIWZ-131 VIIIWZ-132
Japan IRenault Otsu IIType 95 Ha-Go IIIType 98 Ke-Ni IVType 5 Ke-Ho
Czechoslovakia
Sweden