Introduction | British tanks
World of Tanks Guide
British vehicles can be divided into sluggish and well armored infantry tanks and multitask universal tanks. For some time now, also sluggish tank destroyers, which are highly resistant to fire, are also available.
British tanks of the lower tiers, like the Churchill I or the Black Prince, are excellently armored. but have poor mobility and top speed. These are bunkers on tracks that pepper the enemy with a hail of shells. Starting with tier eight, to replace them, you receive the faster and more weakly armored, universal tanks that prefer combat over a longer distance. Thanks to the high penetration value and accuracy matching the ones from the German vehicles, the British heavy tanks are capable of eliminating the enemy before he comes at the distance that allows a precise shot.
Medium tanks are similar, in terms of their effectiveness, to American vehicles. They are just as mobile the cannon's elevation arc is equally good but, they are fitted with better cannons. Their disadvantage, however, is the bulky construction and medium top speed, which makes them an ideal target for the enemy artillery. In spite of that, the Centurion tanks are probably the best ones of their weight class.
The British destroyers are similar, in terms of their effectiveness, to the infantry tanks: they are sluggish but excellently armored. These vehicles are used, mainly, for breaking through the frontline, or for defense of narrow passages, where they cannot be flanked and are not easy to eliminate from the game.
- Good mobility of universal tanks
- Excellent armoring of the infantry tanks and tank destroyers
- Highly precise cannons
- High penetration value of cannons
- High rate of fire of the cannons
- Excellent elevation arc of the cannon
- Very poor armoring of universal tanks
- Terrible mobility of infantry tanks and tank destroyers
- Low damage dealt
- High susceptibility to critical damage
- High vulnerability to artillery fire