Centurion Action X

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Rank 2, Sweden
"The Swedish revolver": SAV 20.12.48
Centurion Action X
uk_centurion_action_x.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
6.7/6.7/6.7BR
4 peopleCrew
119 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
76 / 50 / 38Hull
198 / 89 / 89Turret
Mobility
50.8 tWeight
1 240 hp650 hpEngine power
24 hp/t13 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
38 km/h forward
13 km/h back
34 km/h forward
12 km/h back
Speed
Armament
84 mm 20pdr OQF Mk.I cannonMain weapon
65 roundsAmmunition
8 roundsFirst-order
6.3 / 8.1 sReload
-10° / 20°Vertical guidance
two-planeStabilizer
7.62 mm L3A1 machine gunCoaxial weapon
3 600 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
250 roundsBelt capacity
500 shots/minFire rate
Economy
6 090 Ge icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png4 430/4 100/3 200Repair
10 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
420 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 100 Ge icon.pngAces
190 × 2 Talisman.png % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
160 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png140 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png100 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage Centurion Action X.jpg


The Centurion Action X is a premium rank IV British medium tank with a battle rating of 6.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.93 "Shark Attack".

General info

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.

Mobility

Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 38 13 50.8 1007 1,240 19.82 24.41
Realistic 34 12 575 650 11.32 12.8

Armaments

Main armament

84 mm Ordnance QF 20-pounder Mk.I Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 65 -10°/+20° ±180° Two-plane 17.1 __._ __._ __._ __._ 8.1 __.__ __.__ 6.3
Realistic 10.7 __._ __._ __._ 18.00

Ammunition

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
Shell Mk.1 HE 15 15 15 15 15 15
Shot Mk.1 APCBC 232 229 216 201 187 173
Shot Mk.3 APDS 285 283 262 239 218 198
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Normalisation at 30°
from horizontal
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
Shell Mk.1 HE 600 7.5 0.4 0.5 1,130 +0.0° 79° 80° 81°
Shot Mk.1 APCBC 1,000 9.1 N/A N/A N/A +4.0° 48° 63° 71°
Shot Mk.3 APDS 1,400 3.2 N/A N/A N/A +1.5° 75° 78° 80°
Smoke shell characteristics
Ammunition Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Screen radius
(m)
Screen deploy time
(s)
Screen hold time
(s)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
20pdr Shell SS Mk.1 250 9.3 13 5 20 50

Ammo racks

Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
65 __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __

Optics

Centurion Action X Optics
Default magnification Maximum magnification
Main Gun optics X4.9 X6.0
Comparable optics ___

Machine guns

Main article: BESA (7.92 mm)
7.92 mm BESA
Mount Capacity
(Belt capacity)
Fire rate
(shots/minute)
Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
Coaxial 3,600 (225) 600 -1°/+2° N/A

Usage in battles

Describe the tactics of playing in the vehicle, the features of using vehicles in the team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view but instead give the reader food for thought. Describe the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).

Modules

Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tracks Parts Horizontal Drive
II Suspension Brake System FPE Adjustment of Fire Shot Mk.3
III Filters Crew Replenishment Elevation Mechanism Smoke grenade
IV Transmission Engine Artillery Support 20pdr Shell SS Mk.1

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • 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

Cons:

  • 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

History

Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the vehicle in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too long, 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></ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article with <references />. This section may also include the vehicle's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under === In-game description ===, also if applicable).

Media

Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

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.

External links


Britain medium tanks
Valentine  Valentine Mk I · Valentine Mk IX · Valentine Mk XI
Cromwell  Cromwell I · Cromwell V · Cromwell Mk.V (RP-3)
Based on Cromwell  Challenger · Comet I · Iron Duke IV
Foreign  Grant I · Sherman II · A.C.IV · Strv 81 (RB 52)
Firefly (M4)  Sherman IC "Trzyniec" · Sherman Firefly
Centurion  Centurion Mk 1 · Centurion Mk 3 · Centurion Mk.5 AVRE · Centurion Mk 10 · Centurion Action X · Sho't Kal Dalet · FV4202
Chieftain  Chieftain Mk 3 · Chieftain Mk 5 · Chieftain Mk 10
Challenger  Challenger Mk.2 · Challenger Mk.3 · Challenger 2
Vickers  Vickers MBT · Vickers Mk.7

Britain premium ground vehicles
Light tanks  A13 Mk.I (3rd RTR) · A13 Mk II 1939 · AEC Mk.II
Medium tanks  Grant I · Cromwell Mk.V (RP-3) · Sherman IC "Trzyniec" · A.C.IV · Iron Duke IV
  Strv 81 (RB 52) · Centurion Mk.5 AVRE · Sho't Kal Dalet · Centurion Action X
Heavy tanks  Independent · Excelsior · Black Prince
Tank destroyers  Achilles (65 Rg.) · QF 3.7 Ram · Rooikat 105