Alecto I

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Alecto I
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Alecto I
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The Alecto I is a premium gift rank I British tank destroyer with a battle rating of 1.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced during Update "Wind of Change" as a reward for the "Battle for Arachis" event.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull6 / 10 / 6
Turret10 / 0 / 0
Crew4 people
Visibility104 %

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Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 6 mm (36°) Front glacis
10 mm (7°) Lower glacis
5 mm Top - Front upper plate
6 mm (57°) Top - Front centre glacis
5 mm Top - Front lower plate
6 mm (33°) Top - Rear glacis
10 mm (37°) Bottom
10 mm Upper plate
6 mm  (36°) Lower glacis
4 mm Engine compartment
Gun shield 10 mm (cylindrical) Turret front
10 mm Gun mantlet


  • Suspension wheels and torsion bars are 20 mm thick, while tracks are 15 mm thick.
  • Belly armour is 6 mm thick.
  • There is a 6 mm thick plate separating the crew compartment from the engine compartment.
  • The driver seats in a compartment surrounded with 4 mm thick plates on the front and the sides.
  • Mudguards are 4 mm thick.


Speedforward / back
AB53 / 7 km/h
RB and SB49 / 7 km/h
Number of gears4 forward
1 back
Weight8.0 t
Engine power
AB315 hp
RB and SB165 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB39.4 hp/t
RB and SB20.6 hp/t
Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 53 7 8 234 315 29.25 39.38
Realistic 49 7 146 165 18.25 20.63

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB540 Sl icon.png
RB190 Sl icon.png
SB150 Sl icon.png
Crew training450 Sl icon.png
Experts3 000 Sl icon.png
Aces40 Ge icon.png
Research Aces220 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 20 / 20 / 20 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 100 / 100 / 100 % Rp icon.png
Mobility Protection Firepower
Mods new tank traks.png
Mods new tank suspension.png
Mods new tank break.png
Brake System
Mods new tank filter.png
Mods new tank transmission.png
Mods new tank engine.png
Mods tank tool kit.png
Mods extinguisher.png
Mods tank reinforcement uk.png
Crew Replenishment
Mods new tank horizontal aiming.png
Horizontal Drive
Mods tank cannon.png
Adjustment of Fire
Mods new tank vertical aiming.png
Elevation Mechanism
Mods tank ammo.png


Main armament

95 mm Howitzer, Tank №1, Mk.I
Ammunition48 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
11.1 → 8.6 s
Vertical guidance-5° / 25°
Horizontal guidance-15° / 15°
95 mm Howitzer, Tank No.1, Mk.I Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 48 -5°/+25° ±15° N/A 8.8 12.2 14.8 16.4 17.4 11.18 9.89 9.12 8.60
Realistic 6.0 7.0 8.5 9.4 10.0


Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
Shell H.E./A.T. HEAT 110 110 110 110 110 110
Shell Mk.Ia HE 10 10 10 10 10 10
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
0% 50% 100%
Shell H.E./A.T. HEAT 502 6.72 0 0.3 781.66 62° 69° 73°
Shell Mk.Ia HE 320 11.34 0 0.1 666 79° 80° 81°
Smoke shell characteristics
Ammunition Velocity
Mass (kg)
Screen radius
Screen deploy time
Screen hold time
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Shell SE Mk,I 320 11.34 13 5 20 50

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the Alecto I
rack empty
rack empty
48 25 (+23) (+47) No


  • Shells are modeled individually and disappear after having been shot or loaded.

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons


  • High penetration round for a tier 1 tank
  • HEAT shell does not lose penetration over range


  • Long reload time for a rank I vehicle
  • Thinly armoured & open-topped
  • Shell drop makes long range engagements difficult


The Alecto I is a British self propelled gun developed from the Tetrach light tank towards the end of the Second World War. Fitted with a newly developed 3.75 inch howitzer in an open top casemate configuration, the Alecto only completed trials after the war had ended, leading to it serving briefly with the British Army in Germany and the Middle East without seeing any combat.


A further development of the Tetrarch light tank concept resulted in the Mk.VIII Harry Hopkins light cruiser tank, which Vickers-Armstrongs was creating to be an airborne tank. Since the mass of the vehicle by the beginning of the production exceeded the allowable for the project, and the design itself still required serious improvements, the company's engineering team decided to continue their work, turning the project into a light self-propelled unit with a 3.75”” howitzer Q.F. 95mm. The chassis engine compartment was completely unified with the Harry Hopkins, while the combat compartment and the gun were completely new for the series. The SPG is called Alecto I (or Alecto Mk. I) went to the testing in 1944 and, after implementing new changes (again with an increase in the mass of the machine), the self-propelled guns were built in a small batch by June 1945. The war had already ended by that time, and all units built were used mainly for training purposes and were decommissioned in 1955.



See also

External links

Vickers-Armstrongs Limited
Tribal-class  HMS Eskimo · HMCS Haida
Invincible-class  HMS Invincible***
Kongō-class  IJN Kongo****
Light Tanks  VFM5**
Light Tank Mk VI  Light AA Mk I
Light Tank Mk VII  Tetrarch I
Light Tank Mk VIII  Alecto I
Tank, Infantry, Valentine  Valentine I · Valentine IX · Valentine XI · Archer
Vickers MBT  Vickers Mk.1 · Vickers Mk.3 · Vickers Mk.7**
Heavy Tanks  Independent*
Export  ▂МК-IX "Valentine"
See also  Vickers-Armstrongs Aircraft Limited
  ***Previously Armstrong Whitworth
  *Previously Vickers Limited
  **Vickers Defence Systems
  ****Built for Japan

Britain tank destroyers
Infantry tank derivatives  Archer · Gun Carrier (3-in)
Light tank derivatives  Alecto I
M10 Achilles  Achilles · Achilles (65 Rg.)
Post-war  FV4005 · Conway
ATGM  Swingfire · Striker
Other  Tortoise
Canada  QF 3.7 Ram · ADATS (M113)
South Africa  G6 · ZT3A2

Britain premium ground vehicles
Light tanks  A13 Mk I (3rd R.T.R.) · A13 Mk II 1939 · AEC Mk II · Crusader "The Saint" · Rooikat 105
Medium tanks  A.C.I · Grant I · Cromwell V (RP-3) · Sherman IC "Trzyniec" · A.C.IV · Comet I "Iron Duke IV"
  ▄Strv 81 (RB 52) · Centurion Mk.5 AVRE · Centurion Mk.5/1 · ▄Sho't Kal Dalet · Centurion Action X
  Challenger DS
Heavy tanks  Independent · Matilda Hedgehog · Excelsior · Black Prince
Tank destroyers  Alecto I · Achilles (65 Rg.) · QF 3.7 Ram