Vickers Mk.E

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This page is about the Swedish light tank Vickers Mk.E. For the British machine gun, see Vickers E (7.7 mm).
Vickers Mk.E
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Vickers Mk.E
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The Vickers Mk.E Type B is a rank I Swedish light tank with a battle rating of 1.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Fire and Ice".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull17 / 17 / 10
Turret10 / 13 / 10
Crew4 people
Visibility81 %

The armour on the Vickers Mk.E will only stop rifle-calibre munitions reliably, although some machine guns like the British 7.92 mm BESA or the German 7.92 mm MG34/42 can easily punch through certain 10 mm plates. The unsloped armour plates, combined with their weak protection levels boils down to one conclusion: avoid getting shot at. However, unlike the T-26, the Vickers comes with 4 crewmen, which means that shells with no explosive filler shells may not knock out the entire crew with one hit to the hull, giving you a small chance to fight back, but don't count on this too much.

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour
Armour Front Sides Rear Roof
Hull 10 mm (32°, 59°), 17.5 mm (1°) Upper plate
10 mm (80°) Upper glacis
17.5 mm (11°) Lower plate
10 mm (49°) Lower glacis
10 mm (9-59°) Driver's port
10 mm 17.5 mm (1°) Upper plate
10 mm (9°) Lower plate
5 mm Hull
10 mm rear
Turret 13.6 mm (10°) Turret front
13.6 mm (1-71°) Gun mantlet
13.6 mm (10°) 13.6 mm (9°) 5 mm


  • Tracks and suspension wheels are 15 mm thick
  • Belly armour is 5 mm thick.


Speedforward / back
AB39 / 4 km/h
RB and SB36 / 4 km/h
Number of gears4 forward
1 back
Weight8.6 t
Engine power
AB176 hp
RB and SB92 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB20.5 hp/t
RB and SB10.7 hp/t

The Vickers Mk.E has a cruise speed that allows it to keep up with most vehicles at its BR. You will not be doing anything close to racing speeds, but the tank will get you where you need to go in due time.

Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 39 4 8.6 143 176 16.63 20.47
Realistic 36 4 81 92 9.42 10.7

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB106 → 136 Sl icon.png
RB95 → 122 Sl icon.png
SB111 → 142 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications2 970 Rp icon.png
905 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost190 Ge icon.png
Crew training200 Sl icon.png
Experts1 000 Sl icon.png
Aces20 Ge icon.png
Research Aces96 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
10 / 10 / 20 % Sl icon.png
100 / 100 / 100 % Rp icon.png
Mobility Protection Firepower
Mods new tank traks.png
200 Rp icon.png
60 Sl icon.png
55 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank suspension.png
165 Rp icon.png
50 Sl icon.png
45 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank break.png
Brake System
165 Rp icon.png
50 Sl icon.png
45 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank filter.png
250 Rp icon.png
75 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank transmission.png
240 Rp icon.png
75 Sl icon.png
65 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank engine.png
240 Rp icon.png
75 Sl icon.png
65 Ge icon.png
Mods tank tool kit.png
Improved Parts
200 Rp icon.png
60 Sl icon.png
55 Ge icon.png
Mods extinguisher.png
Improved FPE
165 Rp icon.png
50 Sl icon.png
45 Ge icon.png
Mods tank reinforcement sw.png
Crew Replenishment
250 Rp icon.png
75 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
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Horizontal Drive
200 Rp icon.png
60 Sl icon.png
55 Ge icon.png
Mods tank cannon.png
Adjustment of Fire
165 Rp icon.png
50 Sl icon.png
45 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank vertical aiming.png
Elevation Mechanism
250 Rp icon.png
75 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
Mods art support.png
Artillery Support
240 Rp icon.png
75 Sl icon.png
65 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
240 Rp icon.png
75 Sl icon.png
65 Ge icon.png


Main armament

37 mm Psv.K/36 cannon
Ammunition50 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
4.1 → 3.1 s
Vertical guidance-10° / 20°
Main article: Psv.K/36 (37 mm)

The Vickers Mk.E  is equipped with the 37 mm Psv.K/36 which is a fairly mediocre weapon performance wise.

37 mm Psv.K/36 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 50 -10°/+20° ±180° - 13.3 18.4 22.4 24.8 26.4 4.03 3.56 3.29 3.10
Realistic 8.3 9.8 11.9 13.2 14.0


There are two available rounds:

  • an APHE round - Max 55 mm of penetration - Lower penetration but high damage potential.
  • an AP shell - Max 62 mm of penetration - Higher penetration but low damage potential.

It's best to take a mix of both types of ammunition, the APHE has the potential to knock out some enemy tanks, but will be completely ineffective against the more heavily-armoured vehicles you'll likely meet when uptiered, for these tanks it's best to use AP and try to aim for crew members if possible.

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
psav Vj4 AP 62 58 42 29 20 14
pstkr 27-34 APHE 55 51 37 26 17 12
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
0% 50% 100%
psav Vj4 AP 810 0.74 - - - 47° 60° 65°
pstkr 27-34 APHE 800 0.74 1.2 9 15 47° 60° 65°

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the Vickers Mk.E
rack empty
rack empty
50 43 (+7) (+49) No


  • Shells are modeled individually and disappear after having been shot or loaded.
  • Turret empty: 43 (+7) shells.

Machine guns

Ammunition4 000 rounds
Belt capacity250 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate649 shots/min
Main article: ksp m/36 (8 mm)

The small calibre of the ksp m/36 machine gun makes it only suited to damage open-topped vehicles or low-flying aircraft. The belt is large enough to fire continuously at the enemy for at least 20 seconds.

8 mm ksp m/36
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 4,000 (250) 649 - -

Usage in battles

It is recommended to play the Vickers Mk.E in a support role, flanking the battlefield and finding a good position to support your teammates from. The 37 mm cannon has quite good characteristics with its rounds (APHE, AP) being able to deal a fair amount of damage to enemy vehicles from short and long ranges. The fast reload allows for quick adjustment of aim between shots, meaning the Vickers Mk.E can be a highly effective flanking vehicle if a good camping spot is found. The gun depression of 10 degrees allow it to hide its hull to be less visible to the enemy. Keeping back at long-range is certainly an effective way to avoid taking damage.

The lack of armour is something to be kept in mind, because heavy-calibre machine guns like the 12.7 mm M2HB and 13.2 mm Breda Model 31 will be able to go through your thickest plates of armour. Because of this, it is recommended to try your best to avoid enemy vehicles getting the first shot. Driving under cover is advisable to avoid being spotted.

It is also worth keeping in mind that the Vickers Mk.E only has a reverse speed of -4 km/h. This is important to remember when driving into potential enemy fire. It is recommended to be aware of enemy positions and cover, as a retreat will be a lot slower than an advance.

Be aware that enemy aircraft with bombs or powerful guns can easily take out the Vickers Mk.E. It is advised to stick to the treeline to avoid being spotted and attacked. The Vickers Mk.E has little anti-aircraft capabilities so it is also advised to let the friendly SPAAs deal with aircraft.

Enemies worth noting:

  • Pz.II and other tanks with autocannons can shred your armour and the modules behind it. Generally, it is advised not to engage head on but if you are forced to, then make sure you get off the first shot before they start spraying. 
  • SPAAs - Nearly every anti-aircraft vehicle at the tier will be able to penetrate and destroy the Vickers Mk.E with ease. Not to mention that SPAAs guns have high rates of fire. As with any other vehicles, it is advised to shoot first. Certain SPAAs which are commonly underestimated like the French P.7.T AA, and CCKW 353 AA and the American M15 CGMC, and should be especially noted, as despite not having 20 mm autocannons like their Axis counterparts, they all have weapons capable of efficiently knocking out a Vickers Mk.E.
  • The D2 and some other french tanks have over 40 mm of armour which is is thick enough to stop you from penetrating them when at range or when they angle. It's advised to avoid engaging them from the front or at ranges above 500 m and instead moving closer to them to maximise the chances of penetration.

Pros and cons


  • The APHE round has a adequate penetration for the low BR and inflicts potent post-penetration damage
  • Very short reload time
  • Fairly accurate gun at short to medium ranges
  • Adequate gun depression


  • Poor protection, side armour can be penetrated even by light machine guns
  • Struggles against better-armoured foes like the D2
  • Slow reverse speed


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See also

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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" · Vickers Mk.E*
See also  Vickers-Armstrongs Aircraft Limited
  ***Previously Armstrong Whitworth
  *Previously Vickers Limited
  **Vickers Defence Systems
  ****Built for Japan

Sweden light tanks
L-60  Strv m/38 · Strv m/39 · Strv m/39 TD · Strv m/40L
Strv m/41  Strv m/41 S-I · Strv m/41 S-II
Ikv 91  Ikv 91 · Ikv 91-105
CV 90  Strf 9040B · Strf 9040C · Strf 9040 BILL
  CV 90105 · CV 90120
Wheeled  Pbil m/40 · U-SH 405
Other  Strv m/31 · Strv 74
Finland  Vickers Mk.E · ▄T-26E · ▄PT-76 · CV9030FIN · CT-CV 105HP