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Vickers Medium Mk. II

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UK Medium Tank Tier II
Battle Tiers
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Totals
Cost 3,500  Credits
Hit Points 170190 HP
Weight Limit 13.5/13.914.13/15.2 t
Crew
Commander
Gunner
Driver
Radio Operator
Loader
Mobility
Engine Power 90160 hp
Speed Limit 40 km/h
Traverse 2628 deg/s
Power/Wt Ratio 6.6711.32 hp/t
Pivot NoNo
Armor
Hull Armor 8/8/8 mm
Turret Armor8/6.35/6.358/8/8 mm
Armament
Damage 37.5-62.552.5-87.5 HP
Penetration 29-4843-71 mm
Rate of Fire
14.29100% crew: 14.9 rpm
+ Vents: 15.23 rpm
+ BiA : 15.57 rpm
+ Food: 16.24 rpm
15.79100% crew: 16.47 rpm
+ Vents: 16.84 rpm
+ BiA : 17.21 rpm
+ Food: 17.95 rpm
r/m
Accuracy
0.45100% crew: 0.43 m
+ Vents: 0.42 m
+ BiA : 0.41 m
+ Food: 0.4 m
0.48100% crew: 0.46 m
+ Vents: 0.45 m
+ BiA : 0.44 m
+ Food: 0.42 m
m
Aim time
2.9100% crew: 2.78 s
+ Vents: 2.72 s
+ BiA : 2.66 s
+ Food: 2.55 s
2.3100% crew: 2.21 s
+ Vents: 2.16 s
+ BiA : 2.11 s
+ Food: 2.02 s
s
Turret Traverse
32100% crew: 33.37 deg/s
+ Vents: 34.13 deg/s
+ BiA : 34.88 deg/s
+ Food: 36.39 deg/s
32100% crew: 33.37 deg/s
+ Vents: 34.13 deg/s
+ BiA : 34.88 deg/s
+ Food: 36.39 deg/s
deg/s
Gun Arc 360°
Elevation Arc -7°/+16°-5°/+12°
Ammo Capacity 11180 rounds
General
Chance of Fire 2020 %
View Range
280100% crew: 280 m
+ Vents: 286 m
+ BiA : 292 m
+ Food: 304 m
300100% crew: 300 m
+ Vents: 306.43 m
+ BiA : 312.86 m
+ Food: 325.71 m
m
Signal Range
250100% crew: 260.71 m
+ Vents: 266.61 m
+ BiA : 272.5 m
+ Food: 284.29 m
375100% crew: 391.07 m
+ Vents: 399.91 m
+ BiA : 408.75 m
+ Food: 426.43 m
m
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The Vickers Medium Mk. II is a British tier 2 medium tank.

British medium tank. Developed on the basis of the Vickers Medium Mark I tank in 1924–1925 by Vickers. The vehicle was mass-produced from 1925 through 1934 with approximately 100 tanks manufactured.

The Mark II uses the same chassis as the Mark I. It boasts a top speed of 40, but actual travel speed remains similar to the Mark I. What the Mark II is really about is a bigger gun.

The Vickers Medium Mk. II leads to the Vickers Medium Mk. III.


















Modules

Turret
TierNameArmorTraverse SpeedTraverse ArcView RangeXP CostPriceWeight
01I Vickers Medium Mk. II* 0008 8/6.35/6.35 mm
32100% crew: 33.37 deg/s
+ Vents: 34.13 deg/s
+ BiA : 34.88 deg/s
+ Food: 36.39 deg/s
32100% crew: 33.37 deg/s
+ Vents: 34.13 deg/s
+ BiA : 34.88 deg/s
+ Food: 36.39 deg/s
d/s
360°
280100% crew: 280 m
+ Vents: 286 m
+ BiA : 292 m
+ Food: 304 m
280100% crew: 280 m
+ Vents: 286 m
+ BiA : 292 m
+ Food: 304 m
m
0------ 000000120120 Credits 1,750 1,750 kg
Guns compatible with this Turret:
Gun
TierNameAmmoDamagePenetrationShell PriceRate of FireAccuracyAim TimeElevationXP CostPriceWeight
01I OQF 3-pdr Gun Mk. I 111 50/50/65 HP 38/66/23 mm 0 Credits/2 Gold/0 Credits
14.29100% crew: 14.9 rpm
+ Vents: 15.23 rpm
+ BiA : 15.57 rpm
+ Food: 16.24 rpm
r/m
0.45100% crew: 0.43 m
+ Vents: 0.42 m
+ BiA : 0.41 m
+ Food: 0.4 m
m
2.9100% crew: 2.78 s
+ Vents: 2.72 s
+ BiA : 2.66 s
+ Food: 2.55 s
s

Front: -6°/+16°
Sides: -7°/+16°

Rear: -7°/+16°
--- 0000000000 Credits 0240 240 kg
02II QF 6-pdr 8 cwt Mk. II 80 70/70/95 HP 45/57/29 mm 35 Credits/3 Gold/22 Credits
14.29100% crew: 14.9 rpm
+ Vents: 15.23 rpm
+ BiA : 15.57 rpm
+ Food: 16.24 rpm
r/m
0.52100% crew: 0.5 m
+ Vents: 0.49 m
+ BiA : 0.48 m
+ Food: 0.46 m
m
2.3100% crew: 2.21 s
+ Vents: 2.16 s
+ BiA : 2.11 s
+ Food: 2.02 s
s

Front: -6°/+16°
Sides: -7°/+16°

Rear: -7°/+16°
180 3,0003,000 Credits 0300 300 kg

Turret
TierNameArmorTraverse SpeedTraverse ArcView RangeXP CostPriceWeight
02II Vickers Medium Mk. II** 0008 8/8/8 mm
32100% crew: 33.37 deg/s
+ Vents: 34.13 deg/s
+ BiA : 34.88 deg/s
+ Food: 36.39 deg/s
32100% crew: 33.37 deg/s
+ Vents: 34.13 deg/s
+ BiA : 34.88 deg/s
+ Food: 36.39 deg/s
d/s
360°
300100% crew: 300 m
+ Vents: 306.43 m
+ BiA : 312.86 m
+ Food: 325.71 m
300100% crew: 300 m
+ Vents: 306.43 m
+ BiA : 312.86 m
+ Food: 325.71 m
m
005050 000000350350 Credits 2,000 2,000 kg
Guns compatible with this Turret:
Gun
TierNameAmmoDamagePenetrationShell PriceRate of FireAccuracyAim TimeElevationXP CostPriceWeight
01I OQF 3-pdr Gun Mk. I 111 50/50/65 HP 38/66/23 mm 0 Credits/2 Gold/0 Credits
16.67100% crew: 17.38 rpm
+ Vents: 17.77 rpm
+ BiA : 18.17 rpm
+ Food: 18.95 rpm
r/m
0.45100% crew: 0.43 m
+ Vents: 0.42 m
+ BiA : 0.41 m
+ Food: 0.4 m
m
2.3100% crew: 2.21 s
+ Vents: 2.16 s
+ BiA : 2.11 s
+ Food: 2.02 s
s

Front: -6°/+16°
Sides: -7°/+16°

Rear: -7°/+16°
--- 0000000000 Credits 0240 240 kg
02II QF 6-pdr 8 cwt Mk. II 80 70/70/95 HP 45/57/29 mm 35 Credits/3 Gold/22 Credits
15.79100% crew: 16.47 rpm
+ Vents: 16.84 rpm
+ BiA : 17.21 rpm
+ Food: 17.95 rpm
r/m
0.52100% crew: 0.5 m
+ Vents: 0.49 m
+ BiA : 0.48 m
+ Food: 0.46 m
m
1.9100% crew: 1.82 s
+ Vents: 1.78 s
+ BiA : 1.74 s
+ Food: 1.67 s
s

Front: -6°/+16°
Sides: -7°/+16°

Rear: -7°/+16°
180 3,0003,000 Credits 0300 300 kg
02II OQF 3-pdr Gun Mk. II 111 50/50/65 HP 43/72/23 mm 0 Credits/2 Gold/0 Credits
16.67100% crew: 17.38 rpm
+ Vents: 17.77 rpm
+ BiA : 18.17 rpm
+ Food: 18.95 rpm
r/m
0.43100% crew: 0.41 m
+ Vents: 0.4 m
+ BiA : 0.39 m
+ Food: 0.38 m
m
2.3100% crew: 2.21 s
+ Vents: 2.16 s
+ BiA : 2.11 s
+ Food: 2.02 s
s

Front: -6°/+16°
Sides: -7°/+16°

Rear: -7°/+16°
200 3,1003,100 Credits 0250 250 kg
04IV QF 6-pdr 8 cwt Mk. I 80 70/70/95 HP 57/72/29 mm 35 Credits/3 Gold/22 Credits
15.79100% crew: 16.47 rpm
+ Vents: 16.84 rpm
+ BiA : 17.21 rpm
+ Food: 17.95 rpm
r/m
0.48100% crew: 0.46 m
+ Vents: 0.45 m
+ BiA : 0.44 m
+ Food: 0.42 m
m
2.3100% crew: 2.21 s
+ Vents: 2.16 s
+ BiA : 2.11 s
+ Food: 2.02 s
s
-5°/+12° 1,200 25,00025,000 Credits 0450 450 kg

Engine
TierNamePowerFire ChanceTypeXP CostPriceWeight
01I Armstrong Siddeley V8 0090 90 hp 020 20 % Petrol --- 0000000000 Credits 0200 200 kg
01I Armstrong Siddeley V8 SC 0110 110 hp 020 20 % Petrol 35 000000350350 Credits 0200 200 kg
03III Sunbeam Amazon 0160 160 hp 020 20 % Petrol 250 3,0003,000 Credits 0340 340 kg

Suspension
TierNameLoad LimitTraverse SpeedXP CostPriceWeight
01I Vickers Medium Mk. II 13.913.9 t 02626 d/s ------ 000000330330 Credits 3,500 3,500 kg
02II Vickers Medium Mk. IIA 15.215.2 t 02828 d/s 100100 000000620620 Credits 3,500 3,500 kg

Radio
TierNameRangeXP CostPriceWeight
02II WS No. 14
250100% crew: 260.71 m
+ Vents: 266.61 m
+ BiA : 272.5 m
+ Food: 284.29 m
250100% crew: 260.71 m
+ Vents: 266.61 m
+ BiA : 272.5 m
+ Food: 284.29 m
m
0--- --- 000000180180 Credits 0040 40 kg
03III WS No. 11
350100% crew: 365 m
+ Vents: 373.25 m
+ BiA : 381.5 m
+ Food: 398 m
350100% crew: 365 m
+ Vents: 373.25 m
+ BiA : 381.5 m
+ Food: 398 m
m
0100 100 000000600600 Credits 0040 40 kg
05V WS No. 9
375100% crew: 391.07 m
+ Vents: 399.91 m
+ BiA : 408.75 m
+ Food: 426.43 m
375100% crew: 391.07 m
+ Vents: 399.91 m
+ BiA : 408.75 m
+ Food: 426.43 m
m
0610 610 3,6003,600 Credits 0040 40 kg

Historical Info

The Vickers Medium Mark II was a British tank built by Vickers in the Inter-war period.

The Medium Mark II, derived from the Vickers Medium Mark I, was developed to replace the last of the Medium Mark Cs still in use. Production and rebuilding ran from 1925 until 1934. The tank was phased out of service from 1939, replaced by the Cruiser Mk I. It featured several improvements over the Vickers Mark I : a higher superstructure with the driver's vizor on top of it instead of in front of it; an improved suspension protected by armour skirts; and Rackham clutches, providing a primitive form of mechanical servo-control. Due to a slightly higher weight its rated speed was somewhat slower than that of the Medium Mark I, at 13 mph compared to 15 mph.

Design

The Mark II used the same chassis, suspension and transmission as the Medium Mark I but had a new superstructure. The Mark II was equipped with a 3 pdr gun and 4 machine guns in the turret. The back of the turret had a slope so that the machine gun there could be used against aircraft. There were two Vickers machine guns, one in each side of the hull to the rear.

Operational History

The Vickers Medium Mark II and its predecessor the Vickers Medium Mark I replaced some of the Mark V heavy tanks. Both tanks equipped the Royal Tank Regiments until they were phased out starting in 1938. In November 1939, some Medium Mark IIs were sent to Egypt for experiments being conducted by Major-General Sir Percy Hobart and his Mobile Division (Egypt), but the Vickers Mediums in Egypt were also phased out before Italy declared war in June 1940. The Mediums were used for initial instruction in driver training.

During the threat of German invasion of the summer of 1940, some of these outmoded vehicles were reactivated for a short time. No "mobile" Vickers Mediums faced the Italian invasion of Egypt in September 1940, but at least one was dug in as an armoured pillbox in the British defenses at Mersa Matruh at the time of the invasion.

Variants

Mark II: the original version of which a hundred were built.

Mark II*: Fifty-six of the same vehicles with the Hotchkiss machine guns removed, a coaxial Vickers machine gun added and the commander's post shifted somewhat further back as in the original position he had been in a very real danger of being hit in the stomach by spent shells ejected by the main gun's breech block!
Mark IIA: Twenty vehicles newly built in 1930. The bevel was removed from the rear of the turret and an armoured electrical ventilator fan added on the left side.
Mark II**: in 1932 the remaining 44 Mark II's were brought to Mark II* standard; in addition a wireless set was fitted in an armoured container at the back of the turret. the weight rose to 13.5 short tons.
Mark IIA*: the twenty Mark IIA's brought to Mark II** standard.
Medium Mark II Tropical: in 1928 five tanks were shipped to Egypt. They were modified by fitting insulation against the heat, such as spaced asbestos plates on the upper surfaces.
Mark IIA CS: the Mark IIAs were later rebuilt as close support vehicles, their main armament replaced by a 15-pounder 3.7 inch mortar[citation needed], mainly intended to give smoke cover, though in practice some HE shells were carried. Each company was equipped with two of these vehicles. The weight was increased to 14 tons.
Mark D : the Vickers Mk. D was a one-off design built for the Irish Free State and delivered in 1929. It had a more powerful, water cooled, rear mounted, 6-cylinder Sunbeam Amazon petrol engine, developing 170 bhp at 2100 rpm. A 6 pdr gun was fitted and as many as 4 Vickers .303 machine guns. The tank was scrapped in 1940.
Medium II Bridgecarrier: an experimental project to convert any Mark II optionally into a bridgecarrier by fitting the bridge girders to the vehicle together with a contraption to launch the bridge when finished. This proposal was not adopted.
Medium II Female: Under the command of Lieutenant J.T. Crocker in 1927 two tanks were built for the Indian Government. The turret had no main gun but four Vickers machine guns. Although they were in fact Medium II's and always called that way, their official designation was Tank Light Mark IA Special (L) India.
Medium II Box Tank: This was a single command tank, converted from a Medium II in 1928, by removing the turret from the fighting compartment and fitting a large rectangular superstructure. Its only armament was a single machine gun in a ballmounting in the front of that armoured box. Two radio sets were fitted: a short range set for tactical communication and a long range one to contact higher levels. The Box tank was first used by a battalion commander and from 1931 by the Brigade Commander.
Medium Mark II* Special: in 1929 four vehicles were built for Australia with the coaxial machine gun to the left of the main gun and an additional Vickers machine gun in the right side of the turret.
Medium Mark II* Command Tank: in 1931 another command tank was created for the Tank Brigade by replacing the main armament by a dummy gun, fixing the turret in place and fitting an additional wireless set in the space thus gained.
English Workman: the nickname given by the Russians to 15 (or 16) Vickers Medium Mk.IIs purchased in 1931. This variant had no cupola, less pronounced turret bevels, and cowled ventilation fans on the hull sides. About half a dozen were found without engines or guns by Finnish forces near Vitele in autumn 1941 during the Continuation War.[2]
Birch Gun: three prototypes built between 1926 and 1929 of a self-propelled gun for the experiments then conducted in the field of mechanised warfare. The Mark I had the Ordnance QF 18 pounder, The Mark II chassis was lengthened and fitted with an 75 mm gun on a mounting capable of high elevations.


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