Centurion Action X
The Centurion Action X is a premium rank IV British medium tank with a battle rating of 7.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.93 "Shark Attack".
Survivability and armour
- Rolled homogeneous armour (Hull, turret roof, cupola roof)
- Cast homogeneous armour (Turret, cupola sides and center)
|Armour||Front (Slope angle)||Sides||Rear||Roof|
|Hull|| 76.2 mm (57°) Front glacis
76.2 mm (45°) Lower glacis
|50.8 mm (12°) + 6 mm|| 38 mm (7°) Upper plate
20 mm (62°) Lower glacis
| 29 mm (8°) Front |
30 mm Engine deck
|Turret||89-198 mm (1-67°) Turret front|| 89-98 mm
76 mm (43-49°) Side glacis
|89 mm (10-18°)|| 76 mm (20°) Front glacis |
|Cupola||152 mm|| 152 mm Front half
90 mm Rear half
|90 mm|| 29 mm Outer ring |
29 mm (spherical) Centre
- Suspension wheels, tracks and bogies are 20 mm thick.
- The belly is 17 mm thick.
- An internal structural plate of 17 mm thickness separates the forward ammo rack from the driver as seen in X-ray mode.
- Another internal 17 mm structural plate with large openings separates the driver compartment from the crew compartment.
- The steel boxes and the mudguards are 4 mm thick.
|Game Mode||Max Speed (km/h)||Weight (tons)||Engine power (horsepower)||Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)|
Modifications and economy
|84 mm 20pdr OQF Mk.I||Turret rotation speed (°/s)||Reloading rate (seconds)|
The ammunition available to the Centurion Action X offers a wide range of projectiles to engage most types of targets:
- Shot Mk.1: APCBC; an armour-piercing capped shell with ballistic cap that has a good penetration power but a rather average post-penetration damage effect. Make sure to target modules and crew positions to maximize the damage inflicted.
- Shot Mk.3: APDS; an armour-piercing discarding sabot shot that has a very high penetration power but a poor post-penetration damage effect. Make sure to target modules and crew positions to maximize the damage inflicted.
- Shell Mk.1: HE; a shell useful for destroying open and lightly armoured vehicles but whch travels at a slow speed.
- 20pdr Shell SS Mk.1: Smoke; useful to blind enemy vehicles that are too remote for you to disable so that you can progress towards objectives. However, it is a very slow shell.
|Ammunition|| Type of
|Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)|
|10 m||100 m||500 m||1,000 m||1,500 m||2,000 m|
|Ammunition|| Type of
| Fuse delay
| Fuse sensitivity
| Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
|Smoke shell characteristics|
| Screen radius
| Screen deploy time
| Screen hold time
| Explosive Mass|
(TNT equivalent) (g)
|20pdr Shell SS Mk.1||250||9.3||13||5||20||50|
|65||63 (+2)||61 (+4)||53 (+12)||45 (+20)||37 (+28)||29 (+36)||9 (+56)||5 (+60)||1 (+64)||No|
- Shells are modeled individually and disappear from the rack after having been loaded in the breech.
- Racks 8 and 9 are first stage ammo racks. They total 8 shells and get filled first when loading up the tank.
- These 2 racks are also emptied first when firing: the rack depletion order at full capacity is: 9 - 8 - 1 - 2 - 3 until 7.
- If you pack 29 (+36) shells, the rack depletion order will be 9 - 8 - 7.
|Centurion Action X Optics|
|Default magnification||Maximum magnification|
|Main Gun optics||X4.9||X6.0|
|Comparable optics||Strv 104|
|7.62 mm L3A1|
|Mount||Capacity (Belt)||Fire rate||Vertical||Horizontal|
The small calibre of the L3A1 machine gun makes it largely ineffective against all armoured vehicles but the ones with an open compartment. It still can be used to ping targets as a rangefinding help or to mow down minor obstacles blocking your line of sight.
Usage in battles
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Pros and cons
- Powerful and high penetrating 20 pdr gun, available with an APDS choice like other Centurions with 20 pdrs
- Very quick reload time, up to 6.3 seconds per round when in full crew and ace experience
- Have good gun depression and other traits like other Centurion
- Good turret armour, up to 240 mm+ thick in some areas
- Great RP and SL grinder like its Swedish cousin
- With gun stabilizer
- With only 39 (AB), 35 (RB and SB) km/h top speed, its mobility is mediocre when compared to some contemporary mediums
- Ammo rack in the front (will be empty if 33 rounds are loaded) like other Centurions
- Small internal compartment (only 4 crew members), easy to one-shot like its siblings
- Although APDS provide high penetration even in long distances, it provides only punctual damage (Aim carefully)
- Turret armour is not reliable sometimes due to some lower parts of turret armour is thinner (serious damages would occur if enemies penetrate it)
- No explosive filler on any AP shells like other centurions in Rank IV
Development of the Centurion Action X began in the early 1950s. The aim of the project was to improve the Centurion’s ballistic protection by fitting the vehicle with the recently developed ‘mantletless’ turret design. The turret was fitted on a Centurion Mk.7 hull and featured thick, heavily sloped surfaces which further increased its effectiveness.
Furthermore, the vehicle was tested with both the QF 20-pdr as well as the 105mm L7 cannon. In the end however, only a couple prototypes were built and tested in addition to a few turrets being used separately for ballistic trials. The Centurion Action X never passed the testing stage and was thus also not ordered into production. However, the experience gained during its development, specifically regarding the use of the mantletless turret, was later incorporated into subsequent tank designs such as the FV4202 and the well-known Chieftain main battle tank.
- Vehicles equipped with the same chassis
- Vehicles equipped with the same gun
|Britain medium tanks|
|Cromwell||Cromwell I · Cromwell V · Cromwell V (RP-3)|
|Based on Cromwell||Challenger · Comet I · Comet I "Iron Duke IV"|
|Centurion||Centurion Mk 1 · Centurion Mk 3 · Centurion Mk.5 AVRE · Centurion Mk 10 · Centurion Action X · FV4202|
|Chieftain||Chieftain Mk 3 · Chieftain Mk 5 · Chieftain Mk 10|
|Challenger||Challenger Mk.2 · Challenger Mk.3 · Challenger 2 · Challenger 2 (2F)|
|Valentine||Valentine I · Valentine IX · Valentine XI|
|Vickers||Vickers MBT · Vickers Mk.7|
|Foreign||Grant I (USA) · Sherman IC "Trzyniec" (USA) · Sherman Firefly (USA) · Sherman II (USA)|
|A.C.IV (Australia) · ▄Strv 81 (RB 52) (Sweden) · Sho't Kal Dalet (Israel)|
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|Medium tanks||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 · Sho't Kal Dalet · Centurion Action X|
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