World of Tanks Supertest – High tier British Light tanks

It’s a matter of days that British high-tier light tanks will crash into World of Tanks, with stealth and surprise being their element.

As you know, all high-tier light tanks are born scouts. But the role can be played differently. As for the British, they do it by leveraging their small dimensions, a good view range and outstanding guns. So, the very combination gives you a clear clue how to use these vehicles to the best result: nothing is better than to recon the enemy’s position while firing them from the least expected places.

Let’s take a closer look at the newcomers!

New Vehicles…

All in all, four vehicles will be added to the British Tech Tree, all researchable from the Cromwell, a Tier VI medium tank. So, the complete branch goes as follows:

  • GSR 3301 Setter (Tier VII)
  • LHMTV (Tier VIII)
  • GSOR3301 AVR FS (Tier IX)
  • Manticore (Tier X)

It’s too early to reveal the specs of Tier VII to IX vehicles as their fine-tuning is in its full swing. We have come up with a concept for the entire of batch of British tanks and now want to test it on the top vehicle. What is known for sure is that all tanks will sport small dimensions (e.g. the LHMTV is smaller than the Bat-Chat 12t, while the profile AVR FS can be compared to that of the AMX 13 90), as well as imposing concealment abilities and a decent view range.

…And Its Jewel in the Crown…

The branch is topped by the Manticore, a X Tier light tank. The name fits it perfectly as it is nothing short of a controversy of a vehicle. Despite being quite small (the Manticore is smaller than the T-100LT), it manages to bear a huge 105mm gun with excellent characteristics. Imposing armor penetration (248 mm with the standard AP round and 268 mm with the special APCR round), the alpha strike of 390 points, decent stabilization (when firing from a stationary position)—the vehicle’s got everything to be sought after. But let’s face it: it’s not perfect. Its DPM is far from impressive (4.29 shots per minute). Its stabilization when firing on the move is low. Its ammunition is so precious that you’ll have to think over each shot you are about to make.

The Manticore is predator that can wait, while opting for the best place to perform the best. Once the battle begins, it takes a beneficial position to scout and inform its team on the enemy positioning. It doesn’t have to run about the map—other light tanks will do it for the Manticore. Instead, it moves from one position to another, while gradually gaining its tactical advantage. Yes, the tank can play as a scout (and this is where its small dimensions will come in handy). But it’s passive scouting while providing fire support from a distance where its talents shine the brightest.

Each moment, you have to assess the situation and make decisions: is it safe to move further? Is it worth taking a shot to finish off the enemy? Or will your shot just give you away? Because, on the one hand, it’s a shame to keep such a gun idle. But on the other hand, one shouldn’t neglect the tank’s key role (that of a scout).

This is where the zest of playing the Manticore lies. You have to grasp its controversial nature and, having found the perfect balance between the passive scouting and active firing, tame this steel beast. Yes, it’s a challenge, but be sure, you will be rewarded with the thrilling feeling of unique power, that other light tanks can’t get their hands on!

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0 thoughts on “World of Tanks Supertest – High tier British Light tanks

    1. easy! Wargame makes it up as it goes along

      got nothing to do with anything actual real life
      game balance you see

      so 2 or 3 or 4 crew, even 5 crew
      WG will find a way ……… real or fiction not matter

      1. yeah only 1.7m high and probably around 4m long and 2m large so small !!!
        LOL the lights tanks are alredy big af u just have a biaised idea bc of the game but 3 people in a light tanks like that is not really hard… even with the gun and the engine… 1 in the turret 2 in the hull

    2. Same way they fit 3 people in the even 90 (and mind you it had an auto loader so the gun would be even bigger)

  1. \”It doesn’t have to run about the map\” Commence screaming in chat and endless pingspamming, if not being teamkilled because 99% of your teams can\’t grasp this.

    1. But it kinda has to. All tanks with no armour have to. If they don\’t have enough armour to take on the enemy head on all they have left is positioning. If they have no armour, but on top of that have not enough speed and not enough gun handling when moving, they\’re simply too shit to perform well.

    2. Consider how effective the old leopard was when played as a mobile damage doer… well if played the same this will be significantly worse.

  2. finally the British lights and the Tier 10 does look interesting, but I have 2 questions:
    1) wouldn\’t the FV301 (the one that looks like a mini-Centurion) fit Tier 6? (5 are better than 4)
    2) is it just me or does the Tier 7 Setter look like the FV101 Scorpion? (CVR[T] family)

    in fact from Tier 7 to 9 they all look similar and I remember that some of the older line proposals all included vehicles of that family, lets wait and see if the Tier 7 will have the Scorpion 76mm cannon as stock gun (HEAT/HESH firing mini-DERP gun?)

  3. The tier 10 is clearly a french spy. I was hoping for high pen auto cannon like high tier luchs

  4. I hop that they will add to the line, in the future, a tier 5 and 6 to branch from the covenanter. Or even lower tiers, like a tech tree Tetrach or something.

    1. the FV301 (looks like a mini-Centurion) would be a good fit for Tier 6, well, if they do not have in in the TT it probably means it will be a premium, it is from the FV300 family that gave us the marvelous FV304 \”Bert The Avenger\”, it would only be fitting to see it in the game

      and then there\’s the A46 that stylisitcally seems like the successor of the Tetrarch and Harry Hopkins

      Harry Hopkins

      both the A46 ad FV301 were to be equiped with QF 77mm HV (the gun from the Comet), I think they would fit Tier 5 and 6 respectively

  5. I\’ll be interested to learn where these tanks came from…I bet they were originally airborne firepower delivery systems in concept…I also bet they were paper projects like the post-WWII Polish machines.

    1. Tiers 7, 8 and 9 look a bit like the FV101 Scorpion
      there\’s also a book, by someone called Forty (probably Lt. Col. George Forty, former director of The Tank Museum), that shows the mockups for a family of tanks, the chassis of the anti-tank vehicle (bottom left corner) was, supposedly, used as the base for the LHMTV (Tier 8) concept–cmv001.jpg

  6. I do not like the gun on this tank, it needs HESH. The DPM will make the tank lose all scout encounters. it even has bad stabilization, why no HESH? it is British ffs.

  7. What the hell is all this crap? They could easily do a line from tier II with the Tetrarch, but WG be lazy and start from tier 7? And there are tonnes of tanks they could use which would be more popular!

  8. With WG claiming one of the strong assets of the British LTs will be good camo, I\’m actually interested. Still, \”outstanding guns\” seems a bit of an exaggeration, the Senlac one for example has a pretty terrible DPM (not that much better than BC 12t) and low alpha too.

  9. that tier X looks just like AMX 105 version without autoloader…so nothing really special for game…
    still iditic low viewrange on all LTs
    so really…nothing very interesting here, but still nice. A new king of camo?

    others looks a bit interesting from pictures especially tier 8 one
    but..what is this sh1t??
    Setter near AMX looks exactly identical at height and numbers show 145mm difference?? Thats just stupid and not true after models shown in picture.
    manticore vs T100….really?? around 400mm difference in height?? Thats just not visible in picture. Its more like 100mm

    such a wrong correlation between numbers and models….

  10. Why no hesh on the tier ten . Its british was suppose to get good speed HESH . cant wait for these . but still want tanks for bonds already jeez

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