Eland 90 Mk.7
The Eland 90 Mk.7 is a rank IV British light tank with a battle rating of 6.7 (AB) and 7.0 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Ixwa Strike".
The Eland 90 Mk.7 is a light reconnaissance armoured car, built in 1962 by South Africa as a domestic variant of the French armoured car, the Panhard AML-90.
While the diminutive size and unpretentious look can be deceiving, this armoured car is sure to be one of the most agreeable light vehicles in the British ground forces. This combination of a remarkably mobile and small chassis plus satisfactory firepower is otherwise rarely found in British light vehicles; similarly to the reliable Crusader III and equal to the uncommon AEC Mk.II.
Meanwhile, Eland's weak armour is a problem for survival thus players will have to rely on flanking, scouting or ambushing tactics when engaging heavier armour.
Survivability and armour
Describe armour protection. Note the most well protected and key weak areas. Appreciate the layout of modules as well as the number and location of crew members. Is the level of armour protection sufficient, is the placement of modules helpful for survival in combat? If necessary use a visual template to indicate the most secure and weak zones of the armour.
|Armour||Front (Slope angle)||Sides||Rear||Roof|
|Hull||___ mm|| ___ mm Top
___ mm Bottom
|___ mm||___ - ___ mm|
|Turret|| ___ - ___ mm Turret front
___ mm Gun mantlet
|___ - ___ mm||___ - ___ mm||___ - ___ mm|
|Cupola||___ mm||___ mm||___ mm||___ mm|
|Game Mode||Max Speed (km/h)||Weight (tons)||Engine power (horsepower)||Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)|
Modifications and economy
|90 mm GT-2||Turret rotation speed (°/s)||Reloading rate (seconds)|
|Ammunition|| Type of
|Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)|
|10 m||100 m||500 m||1,000 m||1,500 m||2,000 m|
|OE 90 F1||HE||13||13||13||13||13||13|
|Ammunition|| Type of
| Fuse delay
| Fuse sensitivity
| Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
|OE 90 F1||HE||640||10.45||0||0.1||945||79°||80°||81°|
|Smoke shell characteristics|
| Screen radius
| Screen deploy time
| Screen hold time
| Explosive Mass|
(TNT equivalent) (g)
|29||__ (+__)||__ (+__)||__ (+__)||__ (+__)||__ (+__)||__ (+__)||__|
|7.62 mm Browning MG4|
|Mount||Capacity (Belt)||Fire rate||Vertical||Horizontal|
Usage in battles
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Pros and cons
- Good mobility and acceleration with a dynamic reverse speed, even when stock
- Small size; perfect for ambushes
- 90 mm HEATFS provides great penetration; even more than the APDS found on the similarly ranked FV4202
- Smoke shells and smoke grenades to enhanced protection and support role
- More lenient playstyle than the previous Ratel IFVs, thanks to reduced size while conserving firepower and mobility
- As a light wheeled vehicle, it has an unstable handling at high speed
- Its thin armour means it is easily destroyed by any calibre bigger than a heavy machine gun, making it particularly vulnerable to aircraft
- No stabilizer; the vehicle cannot effectively use the speed and firepower at the same time
- HEATFS damage is unreliable in some situations; the sensitivity of the fuse is the main concern
- Only 3 crew members and ammo tightly storage within, likely to be disabled in a single hit
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<ref></ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article with
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=== In-game description ===, also if applicable).
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- Vehicles with similar chassis
- Related service history
- Similar playstyle and role
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- topic on the official game forum;
- other literature.
|Britain light tanks|
|Armoured cars||Daimler Mk II · AEC Mk II|
|A13||A13 Mk I · A13 Mk I (3rd R.T.R.) · A13 Mk II · A13 Mk II 1939|
|A15||Crusader II · Crusader "The Saint" · Crusader III|
|A17||Tetrarch Mk I|
|Post war||Warrior · VFM5|
|USA||Stuart I · Stuart III|
|South Africa||SARC MkVI (2pdr) · SARC MkVI (6pdr) · Eland 90 Mk.7 · Ratel 20 · Ratel 90 · Rooikat Mk.1D · Rooikat 105 · Rooikat MTTD|