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Cruiser III — Tier II English light tank

Cruiser III

II
Cost
3 800
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Competes with

Parameters

Compare tank's parameters with others from:
310
HP
5 / 17
258.4
View range
1 / 17
Firepower
Shell
836
DPM
12 / 17
49
Penetration
3 / 17
45
Damage
4 / 17
40
Devices/crew damage
10 / 17
135
Burst damage
5 / 10
732
Velocity
10 / 17
22.45%
Penetration loss over distance
4 / 17
Explosion radius
— / —
743
DPM
6 / 15
71
Penetration
3 / 15
40
Damage
4 / 15
40
Devices/crew damage
10 / 15
120
Burst damage
2 / 8
915
Velocity
8 / 15
14.08%
Penetration loss over distance
3 / 14
Explosion radius
— / —
1115
DPM
5 / 11
12
Penetration
7 / 11
60
Damage
4 / 11
40
Devices/crew damage
10 / 11
180
Burst damage
2 / 4
732
Velocity
4 / 11
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
0.35
Explosion radius
4 / 11
DPM
— / —
Penetration
— / —
Damage
— / —
Devices/crew damage
— / —
Burst damage
— / —
Velocity
— / —
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
Explosion radius
— / —
40.0
Caliber
4 / 17
18.58
Rate of fire
9 / 17
0.00
Reload time
— / —
8.44
Magazin reload time
6 / 10
3
Magazine size
8 / 10
0.63
Shell reload time
8 / 10
Gun handling
1.78
Base aim time
9 / 17
0.450
Dispersion
9 / 17
Dispersion factors
0.220
When moving
12 / 17
0.220
When rotating
12 / 17
0.120
When rotating turret
7 / 17
3.000
After shot
8 / 17
Gun angles
15°
Depression
3 / 17
20°
Elevation
8 / 17
180°/180°
Aiming arc (left / right)
1 / 17
44.80
Turret traverse speed
4 / 17
Mobility
14.53
Weight
1 / 17
Speed
48
Forward
8 / 17
20
Backward
1 / 17
Effective Power / Weight ratio
23.40
On hard terrain
7 / 17
19.50
On medium terrain
5 / 17
15.60
On soft terrain
5 / 17
Traverse speed
39.75
On hard terrain
13 / 17
33.13
On medium terrain
13 / 17
26.50
On soft terrain
12 / 17
5.55m×2.09m×2.21m
Size
16 / 17

Armor profile

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Primary armor
  • 64–80
  • 48–64
  • 32–48
  • 16–32
  • 0–16
Spaced armor
  • 64–80
  • 48–64
  • 32–48
  • 16–32
  • 0–16
Weak
Strong
Chances of getting penetrated from 100m distance by average tank of given type:
  • — less than 30%
  • — between 30% and 70%
  • — more than 70%

Armor performance

Based on tank position, enemy tank type and shells
In battle vs:
Head on
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
From the side
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
From the back
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
Historical Reference

The vehicle was developed on the basis of the M1931 Christie tanks, purchased by the British Army in 1936. The vehicle was intended to be a fast, lightly-armored breakthrough tank. The modified design was deemed successful and became the basis for other cruiser tanks. A total of 65 vehicles were built. They saw combat in France and North Africa in 1940–1941.