Daimler AC Mk.II

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Daimler Armoured Car Mk.II
General characteristics
3 peopleCrew
76 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
14 / 10 / 14Hull
16 / 14 / 10Turret
7.6 tWeight
181 hp95 hpEngine power
24 hp/t13 hp/tSurface density
77 km/h forward
36 km/h back
69 km/h forward
33 km/h back
40 mm QF 2-pounder cannonMain weapon
52 roundsAmmunition
2.8 / 3.6 sReload
-12° / 25°Vertical guidance
7.92 mm BESA machine gunCoaxial weapon
500 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
225 roundsBelt capacity
600 shots/minFire rate
2 900 Rp icon.pngResearch
700 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png180 / 245/140 / 191/100 / 136Repair
200 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
20 Ge icon.pngAces
100 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
20 % Sl icon.png20 % Sl icon.png20 % Sl icon.png


GarageImage DaimlerACMkII.jpg

The Daimler Armoured Car Mk.II is a rank I British light tank with a battle rating of 1.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.71 "New E.R.A.". Boasting the usual British Rank 1 QF 2-pounder on a wheeled platform. It is the first vehicle in the AC/AA line of the British tech tree.

A QF 2-pounder on 4x4 wheels. This vehicle is made to support infantry in a way similar to the cavalry. It is not made to withstand heavy fire. Notably, its wheeled configuration means the car will not get good fire when on the move and it will turn in an arc. Meanwhile, its good reverse speed could possibly save the car as long as the move happens before the enemy shoots. The Daimler is recognisable from other AC by its hexagonal hull centre and its short length. It has 4 mm boxes scattered across the hull and a spare tire on the left side. Besides the main armament, it is equipped with a coaxial BESA MG (same MG as higher rank British vehicles), a decent gun to spread onto an open-topped SPG with lead, ending him rightly.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour
  • Cast homogeneous armour (Gun mantlet)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 14 mm (1°) Front plate
14 + 4 mm Front glacis
14 mm (34°) Lower glacis
16 mm (1°) Driver's port
10 mm (19-34°) Top
10 mm Bottom
14 mm (1°) Top
14 mm (18-24°) Bottom
8 mm
Turret 16 mm (16°) Turret front
16 mm (0-79°) Gun mantlet
14 mm (16-17°) 10 + 4 mm 4 mm


  • Belly armour is 7 mm thick.
  • Wheels provide 2 mm thick armour.
  • A 14 mm RHA plate separates the engine compartment from the crew.


Mobility characteristic
Weight (tons) Add-on Armor
weight (tons)
Max speed (km/h)
7.6 N/A 77 (AB)
70 (RB/SB)
Engine power (horsepower)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade 112 137
Realistic/Simulator 84 95
Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade 14.74 18.03
Realistic/Simulator 11.05 12.50


Main armament

40 mm OQF 2-pounder
Capacity Vertical
52 -12°/+25° ±180° Vertical
Turret rotation speed (°/s)
Mode Stock Upgraded Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
Arcade 9.50 _.__ _.__ _.__ _.__
Realistic 9.50 _.__ _.__ _.__ _.__
Reloading rate (seconds)
Stock Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
3.60 _.__ _.__ _.__
Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
Penetration in mm @ 90°
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m
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
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
in m/s
Mass in kg
Fuse delay

in m:

Fuse sensitivity

in mm:

Explosive Mass in g
(TNT equivalent):
Normalization At 30°
from horizontal:
0% 50% 100%
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°
Ammo racks
Ammo racks of the Daimler AC Mk.II.
rack empty
rack empty
rack empty
rack empty
52 40 (+12) 27 (+25) 14 (+38) (+51) No

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Daimler AC Mk.II Optics
Which ones Default magnification Maximum magnification
Main Gun optics x1.85 x3.5
Comparable optics AMR.35 ZT3

Machine guns

Main article: BESA (7.92 mm)
7.92 mm BESA
Coaxial mount
Capacity (Belt capacity) Fire rate
500 (225) 600 N/A N/A

Usage in the battles

Everything that could say about a light tank applies to the Daimler AC: it's weak, has decent mobility, and a good gun for supporting the main fire team. Use its good speed to put the car in a spot from where it could harass enemies. Do not stay on the same spot too long and use peek-a-boo tactics to fire at the enemy. Whenever in danger, just press the reverse button and get back into safety as fast as the car got there.

Pros and cons


  • Good reverse speed and acceleration.
  • Does not lose speed when turning, smooth driving
  • Decent turret traverse
  • Armour is thin enough to avoid detonating APHE shells
  • Has smoke grenade launchers
  • Many 4 mm boxes scattered on the hull, offering bonus protection against shrapnel and machine guns
  • -12° of gun depression
  • Compact ammo racks


  • Armour is lacking overall
  • Bad off-road mobility
  • As it has no tracks, does not turn on point
  • Has difficulty reaching max speed
  • Vulnerable to HMG, especially the tires
  • Has a tendency to tip over in sharp turns if not careful
  • Poor stock performance
  • Only three crewmen means poor survivability
  • Generally high profile


The excellent performance of the turretless Daimler Scout Car led people to suggest that a larger armoured car version with a turret be built as well. The Daimler AC was similar in design but also introduced a rear-facing wheel for the commander to use in an emergency. It carried the same turret as the Tetrarch light tank, putting it on a par with early-war British tanks. German bombing raids over England hampered production, however, and the vehicle did not enter combat until mid-1942. 2,694 would be built. In the Desert Campaign, they were used by the King's Dragoon Guards and the Royal Dragoons, and by the time of the Tunisia campaign, additional armoured car regiments. In the desert, the Daimler was normally the heaviest-armed armoured car, with one in each three-car troop. After the North Africa campaign, armoured car troops were reorganized into 4-car troops with two Daimlers and two lighter armoured scout cars. Daimlers were also used by the 11th Cavalry in the Burma campaign. They remained in British service until 1960.


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Britain light tanks
Armoured cars  Daimler AC Mk.II · AEC Mk.II
A13  A13 Mk I · A13 Mk.I (3rd RTR) · A13 Mk II · A13 Mk II 1939
A15  Crusader Mk II · Crusader Mk III
A17  Tetrarch Mk I
Post war  Rooikat Mk.1D · Warrior