War Thunder Best British Tanks By Tier

Welcome to Great Britain!

These guys have some pretty decent tanks, they’re easy to play for the most part and are balanced in terms of armor, armaments, and mobility. I will quickly discuss some of their best features, how to properly use them in combat and why you should play them. Let’s go!

Tier 1

The best tank: Stuart III

Although our little Stuart might not look too intimidating, this guy’s main cannon can deal serious damage, as it penetrates up to 84 mm from a distance of 100 meters with the M51B1 shell. For a T1 tank, Stuart III has incredible mobility(it can reach the speed of 60 KM/H) and turns well if you manage to keep up the speed. In terms of armor, the front is strong enough to sustain a few hits, although it’s important to not push your luck, as your crew is packed up tightly and can get eliminated with a single, well-placed shot.

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Stuart_III 

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMp4wsFfwuQ 

The second-best tank: Daimler Mk II

A tank that looks extremely ridiculous but does a great job at providing smoke cover to yourself and your teammates. Another thing that improves the chances of survivability is the reverse speed, which is around 35-40 KM/H. One thing that you might not like about this tank is the fact that it has pretty lackluster armor, that’s why you should always be on the move and be aware of your surroundings. Your main cannon is strong enough to deal with your opponents and the turret’s traverse speed will allow you to react to flankers more efficiently. 

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Daimler_Mk_II 

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqaUkYj3ocI 

Tier 2

The best tank: Churchill I

Churchill I is one of these tanks that not only look badass but also perform well during combat. This feller can sustain plenty of hits and still keep moving. The main cannon(QF 2-pounder (40 mm)) is good enough to deal with light/medium armored vehicles but doesn’t perform well at longer distances. The tank also proves to be resilient to smaller caliber weapons and if angled correctly, it’s extremely hard to destroy this tank.

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Churchill_I 

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wwH5101RCw 

The second best tank: AEC Mk II

One of the best features of this tank is the fact that it can reach speeds up to 75 KM/H - that’s amazing for a T2 tank. It’s equipped with a 6pdr OQF Mk.V (57 mm) cannon that’s accurate and the reload speed is rather short. If engaging in combat ain’t too much of your style, you can also try supporting your teammates by deploying smoke grenades/scouting!

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/AEC_Mk_II 

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20qnI8OXh_s 

Tier 3

The best tank: Comet I

Comet is a nice tank and has a decent crew of 5 people, which already greatly increases your chances of survival. Although don’t rely on this tank’s reverse speed, cuz it’s ass. It’s pretty fast and the tank is pretty low-profile, which allows for flanking and other sneaky gameplay. The armor on the turret is decent and can take a beating. Cool tank!

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Comet_I 

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcAbv6FNr1Y 

The second-best tank: Churchill_VII

A durable tank, especially from the front, can take a beating from other tanks, although it’s important to know that this is a heavy tank, which means that it’s slow. Take cover often, play with your teammates, and don’t do stupid things that will get you killed(such as going full YOLO against 5 opponents). The armaments are good but only good enough for vehicles that are less armored than you. The smoke grenades can also be handy, you can easily cover a whole battlefield with smoke if there comes a need. 

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Churchill_VII 

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uyyo4kEPGS4 

Tier 4

The best tank: Conway

Real tawk, this tank is big enough to fit in a whole planet. On a serious note though, this tank is known for its mind-breakingly good main cannon(120mm Ordnance QF Tk. L1A2) that can easily destroy other tanks with one hit. It’s also pretty slow(figures), which means that you should play it in a stationary position, as a sniper, for example. For some reason, if you play this tank for too long, you might have an urge to eat chicken wings.

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Conway 

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WxLjVzt1m8 

The second-best tank: Caernarvon

A tank that you will have plenty of fun with if you fancy sitting around in cities and waiting for unsuspecting n00bs to come over and ka-boom them into space. The turret’s traverse/reload speed is decent, making it easier to react to threats, such as the flankers. Kinda slow but whatever, the armaments are good enough to instagib other tanks!

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Caernarvon 

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qjtDL5FHWM 

Tier 5

The best tank: Vickers Mk.3

One of my favorite sniper tanks at this tier, thanks to the awesome zoom optics(x10 magnification) and a laser rangefinder, this is one of the best tanks for sniping. Thanks to the mobility of the tank, you can change positions effectively to prevent being hunted down. It has a few useful shells that have decent penetration, so make use of ‘em!

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Vickers_Mk.3 

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfD6jntsT18 

The second-best tank: Conqueror

Conqueror, besides having a badass name, also has a crew of 4 people that don’t stick together, which makes it highly likely that the tank will still be operable after 1 hit. The 120mm cannon is supported by a stabilizer, making it easier to aim while on the move, loading it with the APDS rounds will make this a very fearsome tank to play against!

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Conqueror 

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODirFRgPrPQ 

Tier 6

The best tank: Challenger_Mk.3

The tank is protected with ERA/NERA armor on the front and the sides, providing decent protection against ATGMs and heat missiles. The main cannon is decent and can make short of work other opponents if you know what you’re aiming at, it’s also equipped with a stabilizer, which should make it easier to aim. 

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Challenger_Mk.3 

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJsX_J2nSx8 

The second-best tank: Vickers Mk.7

This big boy can’t hide very well, that’s why you should play either alone(as a sniper) or with your teammates. This tank is capable of deploying smokes when necessary and can easily get from point A to point B, due to being relatively fast - both on the road and off the road. I forgot to add that this tank has incredible optics(4x-12x), which again, makes this an interesting sniper tank!

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Vickers_Mk.7 

See it in action:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNOjk8C1VDw 

Tier 7

The best tank: Black Night

Well, the tank IS equipped with night vision, making the name of this tank appropriate. It’s also equipped with a rangefinder and a stabilizer, which greatly improves the accuracy of the main cannon. The armor is excellent and can protect you against most weaponry, although skilled players will take advantage of certain weak spots that the tank has. It also has 20 smoke grenades, which also makes this a very useful support tank for providing smoke cover/scouting. 

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Black_Night 

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfsDwrW1Tdo 

The second-best tank: Challenger 2 (2F)

And finally, the last tank. This Challenger variant is known to be resilient against ATGMs and has a fast reload speed of the main cannon(around 5 seconds if the crew is trained). It can even go in reverse at 40 KM/H, which can become handy if you need to bail out of bad situations. The turret is sturdy to handle even the worst shells and the rest of the tank’s armor is decent, although with some weak spots here and there. It’s equipped with thermals, and decent optics, and generally, it’s a fun-to-play tank!

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Challenger_2_(2F) 

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jH-IG8NN9L0 

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