Daimler AC Mk.II

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Daimler Armoured Car Mk.II
uk_daimler_mk_2.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
1.3/1.3/1.3BR
3 peopleCrew
Mobility
7.6 tWeight
8 forward
5 back
Gear box
Armament
40 mm QF 2-pounder cannonWeapon 1
52 roundsAmmunition
-12° / 25°Vertical guidance
verticalStabilizer
7.92 mm BESA machine gunWeapon 2
500 roundsAmmunition
225 roundsBelt capacity
600 shots/minFire rate
Economy
2 900 Rp icon.pngResearch
700 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png130 / 177/120 / 163/80 / 109Repair
200 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
20 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.00 Rp icon.pngReward for battle

Description

GarageImage DaimlerACMkII.jpg


The Daimler Armoured Car Mk.II is a Rank I British light tank with a battle rating of 1.3. 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 vehicule 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 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 center and it's 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

Notes:

  • 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

Mobility characteristic
Weight (tons) Add-on Armor
weight (tons)
Max speed (km/h)
7.6 N/A 38 (AB)
35 (RB/SB)
Engine power (horsepower)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade 112 ___
Realistic/Simulator 84 95
Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade 14.74 __.__
Realistic/Simulator 11.05 12.50

Armaments

Main armament

40 mm OQF 2-pounder
Capacity Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
Stabilizer
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 _.__ _.__ _.__
Ammunition
Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration in mm @ 90°
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m
Shot Mk.1 AP/T AP 80 79 61 46 32 21
Shot Mk.1 APCBC/T APCBC 74 72 64 58 48 43
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
in m/s
Projectile
Mass in kg
Fuse delay

in m:

Fuse sensitivity

in mm:

Explosive Mass in g
(TNT equivalent):
Normalization At 30°
from horizontal:
Ricochet:
0% 50% 100%
Shot Mk.1 AP/T AP 853 1.1 N/A N/A N/A -1° 47° 60° 65°
Shot Mk.1 APCBC/T APCBC 853 1.2 N/A N/A N/A +4° 48° 63° 71°
Ammo racks
Ammo racks of the Daimler AC Mk.II.
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
52 40 (+12) 27 (+25) 14 (+38) (+51) No

Machine guns

Main article: BESA (7.92 mm)
7.92 mm BESA
Coaxial mount
Capacity (Belt capacity) Fire rate
(shots/minute)
Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
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

Pros:

  • 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.

Cons:

  • 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 3 crew men means poor survivability.
  • Generally high profile.

History

Media

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Britain light tanks
Armoured cars  Daimler Armoured Car Mk.II · AEC Mk.II
A13  Mark IV A13 Mk I · Mark IV A13 Mk.I (3rd Royal Tank Regiment) · Mark IV A13 Mk II · Mark IV A13 Mk II
A15  Crusader Mk II · Crusader Mk III
A17  Mark VII A17 Tetrarch Mk I
Post war  Combat Vehicle, Personnel, Tracked, 30mm Gun, Warrior FV510