Light Tank: Cruiser Mk. III

Cruiser Mk. III

The vehicle was developed by extensively upgrading two prototype М1931 Christie tanks that the British Army had purchased in 1936. The vehicle was intended as a fast, lightly-armored breakthrough tank. The modified design was deemed successful and became the basis for other cruiser tanks. Sixty-five vehicles of that type were built. They saw combat in France and North Africa in 1940–1941.

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

Main Characteristics

Tier II
Hit Points 140 HP
Weight/Load Limit 14.19 / 14.5 t
Price 3,800
Crew
  1. Commander (Radio Operator)
  2. Gunner
  3. Driver
  4. Loader
Mobility
Engine Power 340 h.p.
Speed Limit 48 km/h
Traverse Speed 32 deg/sec
Turret Traverse Speed 46 deg/sec
Armor
Hull Armor (mm)
  • front 14
  • sides 14
  • rear 14
Turret Armor (mm)
  • front 14
  • sides 14
  • rear 14
Armament
Gun 15 mm Machine Gun BESA
Ammunition 400 pcs
Damage 7-11 HP
Armor Penetration 20-34 mm
Rate of Fire 122.86 rounds/min
View Range 320 m
Signal Range 350 m

Configuration

Turrets

Turrets

Tier Turret Armor
(mm)
Traverse Speed
(deg/sec)
View Range
(m)
Price
(credits)
I Cruiser Mk. III
  • front 14
  • sides 14
  • rear 14
46 320 120
II Cruiser Mk. III*
  • front 14
  • sides 12
  • rear 14
42 320 500
Guns

Guns

Tier Gun Damage
(НР)
Penetration
(mm)
Rate of Fire
(rounds/min)
Price
(credits)
I 15 mm Machine Gun BESA 9 27 122.86 1,900
III QF 2-pdr Mk. IX 45/45/60 64/121/23 24.0 6,000
IV 40 mm Pom-Pom 45/45/60 49/71/23 24.3 20,000
Engines

Engines

Tier Engine Power
(h.p.)
Chance of Fire
(%)
Price
(credits)
III Nuffield Liberty Mk. II 340 20 500
IV Nuffield Liberty Mk. III 395 20 11,500
Suspensions

Suspensions

Tier Suspension Load Limit
(t)
Traverse Speed
(deg/sec)
Price
(credits)
I Cruiser Mk. III 14.5 32 330
II Cruiser Mk. III* 17.0 35 610
Radios

Radios

Tier Radio Signal Range
(m)
Price
(credits)
III WS No. 11 350 600
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