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General info

The Daimler Armoured Car in the garage.

The Daimler Armoured Car Mk.II is a Rank I British light tank with a battle rating of 1.3. It was introduced in Update 1.71 "New E.R.A.". Boasting the usual British Rank 1 QF 2-pounder on a wheeled platform. It is the first vehicule in the AC/AA line of the british tech tree.

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

Everything you could say about a light tank applies to the Daimler AC: it's weak, has decent mobility, and a good gun for supporting your main fire team. Use its good speed to put yourself in a spot from where you could harass enemies. Do not stay on the same spot too long and use peek-a-boo tactics to fire at the enemy. Whenever in danger, just press the reverse button and get back into safety as fast as you got there.

Vehicle characteristics

A QF 2-pounder on 4x4 wheels. This vehicle is made to support infantry in a way similar to cavalry. It is not made to withstand heavy fire. Notably, its wheeled configuration means you will not get good fire when on the move and it will turn in an arc. Meanwhile, its good reverse speed could possibly save you as long as you hit the gas before the enemy hits you. The Daimler is recognisable from other AC by its hexagonal hull center and it's short length. It has 4 mm boxes scattered across the hull and a spare tire on the left side. Besides the main armament, it is equipped with a coaxial BESA MG (same MG as higher rank British vehicles), a decent gun to spread onto an open-topped SPG with lead, ending him rightly.

Tactics

Since this light AC has next to no armour, use its mobility to avoid shots. Only slow down to take shots and continue scouting since stopping near a fight will surely end your life quick. You can actually stop and snipe from a distance, but this is not your main role since your cannon often takes more than 3 shots to end an enemy, provided you hit it.

Specific enemies worth noting

As with any vehicule equipped with the QF 2-pounder, avoid fights against spacey/crowded vehicle such as:

  • LVT(A)(1): Very spacey, most shots just pass through without doing damage, modules are quite small.
  • T-35: 10 crew men and lots of layers, hard to kill.
  • T-28: Similar to the later, 6 crew men

Counter-tactics

Since this is an AC, it's not too hard to disable it: immobilize it and attack it with your main gun until it is dead, it works even better with an auto cannon or HMG. Vehicles with MGs can stop it by sustained fire to the wheels.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Good reverse speed and acceleration.
  • Does not lose speed when turning, smooth driving.
  • Decent turret traverse.
  • Armour is thin enough to avoid detonating APHE shells
  • Has smoke grenade launchers.
  • Many 4 mm boxes scattered on the hull, offering bonus protection against shrapnel and machine guns.
  • -12° of gun depression
  • Compact ammo racks.

Cons:

  • Armour is lacking overall.
  • Bad off-road mobility.
  • As it has no tracks, does not turn on point.
  • Has difficulty reaching max speed.
  • Vulnerable to HMG, especially the tires.
  • Has a tendency to tip over in sharp turns if not careful.
  • Poor stock performance.
  • Only 3 crew men means poor survivability.
  • Generally high profile.

Specifications

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Armaments

1 x 40 mm QF 2-pounder cannon (52 Rounds)
1 x 7.92 mm BESA machine gun (500 Rounds)

Main armament

1 x 40 mm QF 2-pounder cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 52 Shells
  • Gun Depression: -12°
  • Gun Elevation: 25°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 9.5°/s (Stock), __._°/s (Upgraded), __._°/s (Prior + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reloading Rate: 3.6s (Stock), __._s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
1 x 40 mm QF 2-pounder cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 52 Shells
  • Gun Depression: -12°
  • Gun Elevation: 25°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 9.5°/s (Stock), __._°/s (Upgraded), __._°/s (Prior + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reloading Rate: 3.6s (Stock), __._s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
1 x 40 mm QF 2-pounder cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 52 Shells
  • Gun Depression: -12°
  • Gun Elevation: 25°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 9.5°/s (Stock), __._°/s (Upgraded), __._°/s (Prior + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reloading Rate: 3.6s (Stock), __._s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
Ammunition
Ammunition Penetration in mm @ 90° Type of
warhead
Velocity
in m/s
Projectile
Mass in kg
Fuse delay
in m:
Fuse sensitivity
in mm:
Explosive Mass in
TNT equivalent
in g:
Normalization At 30°
from horizontal:
Ricochet:
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m 0% 50% 100%
Shot Mk.1 AP/T 80 79 61 46 32 21 AP 853 1.1 N/A N/A N/A -1° 43° 30° 25°
Shot Mk.1 APCBC/T 74 72 64 58 48 43 APCBC 853 1.2 N/A N/A N/A +4° 42° 27° 19°
Ammo racks
Ammo racks of the Daimler AC Mk.II.
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
Recommendations Visual
discrepancy
52 40 (+12) 27 (+25) 14 (+38) (+51) Keep full No

Secondary armament

1 x 7.92 mm BESA machine gun (coaxial)

Crew

  • Commander
  • Gunner
  • Driver

Total: 3 Crew members

Armour

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour
  • Cast homogeneous armour (Gun mantlet)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 14 mm (1°) Front plate
14 + 4 mm Front glacis
14 mm (34°) Lower glacis
16 mm (1°) Driver's port
10 mm (19-34°) Top
10 mm Bottom
14 mm (1°) Top
14 mm (18-24°) Bottom
8 mm
Turret 16 mm (16°) Turret front
16 mm (0-79°) Gun mantlet
14 mm (16-17°) 10 + 4 mm 4 mm

Notes:

  • Belly armour is 7 mm thick.
  • Wheels provide 2 mm thick armour.
  • A 14 mm RHA plate separates the engine compartment from the crew.

Engine & mobility

Weight: 7.6 ton

Max Speed: 89 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 112 hp @ 3600 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 14.74 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 16°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: ___ hp @ 3600 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: __°
Weight: 7.6 ton

Max Speed: 80 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 84 hp @ 3600 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 11.05 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 17°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: ___ hp @ 3600 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: __°
Weight: 7.6 ton

Max Speed: 80 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 84 hp @ 3600 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 11.05 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 17°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: ___ hp @ 3600 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: __°

Modules and improvements

History of creation and combat usage

Screenshots and fan art

Skins and camouflages for the _____ from live.warthunder.com.

Images

The Littlefield Daimler armoured car in California.

Videos

Bovington Tank Museum Tank Chats: Daimler Armoured Car





Additional information (links)

References


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Icon-country-gbr.png Daimler AC Mk II
Nation Britain
Type Armoured car
Rank 1
Battle Rating
1.3
1.3
1.3

   Metric✓       Imperial   

   Metric       Imperial✓   

Characteristics
Weight
7,600 kg
16,755 lb
Number of Crew 3
Hull armour thickness
14/10/14/8 mm
0.55/0.39/0.55/0.31 inches
Statistics
Engine power (Stock)
112 hp
84 hp
84 hp
Engine power (Upgraded)
___ hp
95 hp
95 hp
HP/ton ratio (Stock)
14.74
14.97
11.05
11.23
11.05
11.23
HP/ton ratio (Upgraded)
__.__
__.__
12.50
12.70
12.50
12.70
Max speed
77 km/h
48 mph
70 km/h
43 mph
70 km/h
43 mph
Main Weapon
1 x 40 mm QF 2 pounder Cannon
Ammo stowage 52 rounds
Vertical guidance -12°/25°
Secondary Weapon
1 x 7.92 mm BESA Machine gun
Ammo stowage 500 rounds
Mount Coaxial
Economy
Required RP 2,900 RP
Vehicle cost 700 SL
Crew training cost 200 SL
Max repair cost*
90 SL
140 SL
140 SL
Free repair time (Stock)
11m
22m
22m
Free repair time (Upgraded)
3m
7m
7m
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