Light Tank: Crusader

Crusader

The Crusader was developed by Nuffield Mechanizations Ltd. from 1938 through 1940. More than 5,300 vehicles were mass-produced from 1941 through 1943. They were most extensively used in the North African сampaign in 1941–1942.

Characteristics for a vehicle with basic configuration and a crew with 100% qualification.

Main Characteristics

Tier V
Hit Points 410 HP
Weight/Load Limit 19.0 / 19.3 t
Price 380,000
Crew
  1. Commander (Radio Operator)
  2. Gunner (Loader)
  3. Driver
Mobility
Engine Power 395 h.p.
Speed Limit 44 km/h
Traverse Speed 38 deg/sec
Turret Traverse Speed 48 deg/sec
Armor
Hull Armor (mm)
  • front 32
  • sides 27
  • rear 27
Turret Armor (mm)
  • front 39
  • sides 19
  • rear 23
Armament
Gun QF 2-pdr Mk. X
Ammunition 180 pcs
Damage 38-63 HP
Armor Penetration 59-98 mm
Rate of Fire 28.57 rounds/min
View Range 340 m
Signal Range 375 m

Configuration

Turrets

Turrets

Tier Turret Armor
(mm)
Traverse Speed
(deg/sec)
View Range
(m)
Price
(credits)
IV Crusader Mk. I
  • front 39
  • sides 19
  • rear 23
48 340 3,980
V Crusader Mk. III
  • front 51
  • sides 23
  • rear 28
46 360 11,000
Guns

Guns

Tier Gun Damage
(НР)
Penetration
(mm)
Rate of Fire
(rounds/min)
Price
(credits)
IV QF 6-pdr Mk. III 75/75/100 105/170/30 27.27 27,000
IV OQF 3-inch Howitzer Mk. I 175/110 38/100 13.95 30,000
IV QF 2-pdr Mk. X 50/50/60 78/121/23 28.57 6,000
V QF 6-pdr Gun Mk. V 75/75/100 110/180/30 27.27 35,000
Engines

Engines

Tier Engine Power
(h.p.)
Chance of Fire
(%)
Price
(credits)
IV Nuffield Liberty Mk. III 395 20 11,500
V Nuffield Liberty Mk. V 410 20 12,500
Suspensions

Suspensions

Tier Suspension Load Limit
(t)
Traverse Speed
(deg/sec)
Price
(credits)
IV Crusader Mk. I 19.3 38 2,000
V Crusader Mk. III 21.0 40 9,500
Radios

Radios

Tier Radio Signal Range
(m)
Price
(credits)
V WS No. 9 375 3,600
VI WS No. 19 Mk. I 400 15,000
VII WS No. 19 Mk. II 450 21,000
VIII WS No. 19 Mk. III 550 22,000