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Tortoise — Tier IX English tank destroyer

Tortoise

IX
Cost
  • 3 500 000
  • 161 000
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Competes with

Parameters

Compare tank's parameters with others from:
1800
HP
1 / 10
277.2m
View range
2 / 10
Firepower
Shell
3702
DPM
3 / 10
259
Penetration
8 / 10
400
Damage
9 / 10
165
Devices/crew damage
8 / 10
Burst damage
— / —
1067
Velocity
2 / 10
7.72%
Penetration loss over distance
10 / 10
Explosion radius
— / —
3146
DPM
3 / 9
326
Penetration
6 / 9
340
Damage
8 / 9
165
Devices/crew damage
7 / 9
Burst damage
— / —
1334
Velocity
2 / 9
8.59%
Penetration loss over distance
2 / 6
Explosion radius
— / —
4766
DPM
4 / 10
120
Penetration
1 / 10
515
Damage
8 / 10
165
Devices/crew damage
8 / 10
Burst damage
— / —
1067
Velocity
2 / 10
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
2.42
Explosion radius
9 / 10
DPM
— / —
Penetration
— / —
Damage
— / —
Devices/crew damage
— / —
Burst damage
— / —
Velocity
— / —
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
Explosion radius
— / —
120.0
Caliber
9 / 10
9.25
Rate of fire
2 / 10
6.48
Reload time
2 / 10
Magazine reload time
— / —
Time to load next shell
— / —
Magazine size
— / —
Time before next shell is ready
— / —
Gun handling
1.99
Base aim time
4 / 10
0.281
Dispersion
1 / 10
Dispersion factors
0.250
When moving
7 / 10
0.250
When rotating
7 / 10
0.100
When rotating turret
3 / 10
4.000
After shot
4 / 10
Gun angles
10°
Depression
1 / 10
20°
Elevation
2 / 10
20°/20°
Aiming arc (left / right)
4 / 10
31.59
Turret traverse speed
1 / 10
Mobility
76.88
Weight
2 / 10
Speed
20
Forward
9 / 10
10
Backward
8 / 10
Effective Power / Weight ratio
8.92
On hard terrain
9 / 10
7.73
On medium terrain
9 / 10
5.52
On soft terrain
9 / 10
Traverse speed
33.36
On hard terrain
4 / 10
28.91
On medium terrain
4 / 10
20.65
On soft terrain
4 / 10
6.76m×4.00m×2.59m
Size
10 / 10
Concealment
19.30%
While still
9 / 10
13.20%
While moving
9 / 10
8.13%
Upon firing while still
7 / 10
6.48%
Upon firing while moving
7 / 10
Spotting distance by enemy with view range of 282m
237.2m
While still
251.4m
While moving
263.1m
Upon firing while still
267.0m
Upon firing while moving

Armor profile

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Primary armor
  • 328–410
  • 246–328
  • 164–246
  • 82–164
  • 0–82
Spaced armor
  • 288–360
  • 216–288
  • 144–216
  • 72–144
  • 0–72
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 development of this assault tank began in Great Britain in 1942. The design was finalized by February 1944, and an order was placed for 25 vehicles. However, by the fall of 1947 only five tanks had been manufactured.