British Wheeled Vehicles: Support Strength
Although these new vehicles have wheels, they are a different beast than the French wheeled lights. The Brits excel at supporting the team, using their formidable firepower to protect flanks and other vulnerable spots.
Run by three-person crews, all British wheeled mediums pack an accurate single-shot cannon that delivers high damage and penetration with a quick aiming time. Calibers range from 40 to 105 mm, depending on the vehicle’s tier. Their average DPM can distract foes at medium to long ranges, but full-time sniper tactics are occasionally thwarted by the vehicle’s bulky shape.
Armor and Dynamics
With hull armor thickness in the double-digits, these vehicles are hardly first line. While the turret provides a bit more padding, avoid direct trades. But if you can’t avoid them, then at least don’t show your sides to avoid being penetrated by HE shells.
The top speed of all the medium tanks is well above average at 60–65 km/h, with a reverse speed of 30–32 km/h, depending on the specific vehicle. Vehicles retain excellent mobility in either direction. Aiding the vehicle’s maneuverability is a wheeled suspension mechanic that allows it to turn in place, similar to their tracked counterparts. Where track damage is concerned, the wheeled Brits are not brought to a dead halt when a wheel is damaged—although their speed is reduced, and it’s temporarily saddled with an eyesore of a wobbly tire.
For these vehicles, damage to one wheel reduces both top forward and reverse speeds by approximately 60% each. Damage to each subsequent wheel reduces the speed by approximately one-third of its current value. Even with all wheels damaged, the vehicle is still mobile—although barely—at around 4.5 km/h going forward and 2 km/h in reverse.
Tier 9 – GSOR 1006 Scheme 7
The GSOR 1006/7 is the penultimate wheeled vehicle in the line. In reality, the airborne vehicle never entered service, and one of its designs helped create Swingfire anti-tank guided missiles. In World of Tanks, its 535 hp engine can reach a 65 km/h top speed and is protected with 60 mm of frontal hull armor and 85 mm of frontal turret armor. The most noticeable improvement is the optional 105 mm cannon with 1,080/1,240/1,080 m/s velocity that causes 390/390/480 HP of damage with 248/315/53 mm of penetration—take an occasional break from support duty and play sniper!
Crowned Cruiser: Concept No.5
Tier 10 – Concept No.5
Lighter than most medium tanks in the game, the 24-ton Concept No.5 sits at the top of this Tech Tree. It brings more of everything—1,800 HP, 70/40/35 mm of hull armor, powered by a 580 hp engine—but it only carries one gun: a 110 mm boomstick that penetrates 260/318/55 mm and causes 430/430/515 HP of damage. All in, it can deliver 2,205 DPM, which is enough to send some heavies back to the Garage. Use the 65 km/h top speed and 400 m view range to scout enemy positions. Take advantage of 8 degrees of gun depression to peek over uneven terrain to spot and take potshots at unsuspecting enemies, putting its 1,230/1,420/1,120 m/s velocity shells to good use.
Even with the increased armor, the Concept No.5 is still a thin-shinned vehicle. As always, avoid head-on combat and instead join up with other mediums in support and reconnaissance. You can see for yourself when Update 1.22 is released!
Enjoy these British mediums with wheels, Commanders!