A13 Mk II 1939
|This page is about the light tank A13 Mk II 1939. For other uses, see A13 (Family).|
The Tank, Cruiser, Mk IV (A13 Mk II) 1939 is a rank I British light tank with a battle rating of 1.7 (AB/RB/SB). The tank was added in Update 1.53 "Firestorm" and was one of the first British tanks introduced in the game. It was available for purchase during the early stages of the British tanks introduction, but has since been removed from the store. However, it briefly became available on two different occasions: first, during the 2017 April Fools event when Gaijin made it available in the "A Very British Exit" Pack; second, during the War Thunder 7 Years anniversary event. It is now only obtainable through the Gaijin Marketplace.
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.
Write about the mobility of the ground vehicle. Estimate the specific power and manoeuvrability, as well as the maximum speed forward and backward.
|40 mm OQF 2-pounder|
|Turret rotation speed (°/s)|
|Mode||Stock||Upgraded||Prior + Full crew||Prior + Expert qualif.||Prior + Ace qualif.|
|Reloading rate (seconds)|
|Stock||Prior + Full crew||Prior + Expert qualif.||Prior + Ace qualif.|
|Ammunition|| Type of
|Penetration in mm @ 90°|
|Shot Mk.1 AP/T||AP||71||68||52||37||27||19|
|Shot Mk.1 APCBC/T||APCBC||88||83||64||46||33||24|
|Shot Mk.1 APHV/T||AP||80||78||67||56||47||40|
|Shell Mk.1 AP/T||APHE||65||62||49||36||26||20|
|Ammunition|| Type of
Mass in kg
| Fuse delay
| Fuse sensitivity
| Explosive Mass in g
| Normalization At 30°
|Shot Mk.1 AP/T||AP||792||1.08||N/A||N/A||N/A||-1°||47°||60°||65°|
|Shot Mk.1 APCBC/T||APCBC||792||1.24||N/A||N/A||N/A||+4°||48°||63°||71°|
|Shot Mk.1 APHV/T||AP||853||1.08||N/A||N/A||N/A||-1°||47°||60°||65°|
|Shell Mk.1 AP/T||APHE||792||1.08||1.2||9||19||+4°||47°||60°||65°|
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|87||78 (+9)||75 (+12)||72 (+15)||69 (+18)||66 (+21)||62 (+25)||60 (+27)||56 (+31)||51 (+36)||47 (+40)||43 (+44)||41 (+46)||36 (+51)||31 (+56)||16 (+71)||1 (+86)||No|
Center hull empty: 41 (+46)
Explain how the optic's status can affect the tank's gameplay in any unique or meaningful way. A comparison to rival tanks of the rank is welcome.
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|A13 Mk II 1939 Optics|
|Which ones||Default magnification||Maximum magnification|
|Main Gun optics||x1.85||x3.5|
|Comparable optics||AMR.35 ZT3|
|7.7 mm Vickers|
|Capacity (Belt capacity)|| Fire rate
| Horizontal |
Usage in battles
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Pros and cons
Summarize and briefly evaluate the vehicle in terms of its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark its pros and cons in a bulleted list. Try not to use more than 6 points for each of the characteristics. Avoid using categorical definitions such as "bad", "good" and the like - they can be substituted with softer forms such as "inadequate" and "effective".
Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the ground vehicle in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too big, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the vehicle and adding a block "/ History" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Vehicle-name)/History) and add a link to it here using the
main template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using
<ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article. This section may also include the vehicle's devblog entry (if applicable) and the ingame encyclopedia description (under
=== Encyclopedia Info ===, also if applicable).
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Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:
- reference to the series of the vehicles;
- links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.
Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:
- topic on the official game forum;
- encyclopedia page on the tank;
- 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|
|Foreign||Stuart I (USA) · Stuart III (USA) · Rooikat Mk.1D (South Africa)|