War Thunder British Ships

The Bismark/Tirpitz would be powerful but they wouldn’t compare very well to later UK/US ships - their ships get bigger and stronger with bigger guns, Germany never makes a better boat. Which brings in adding flagships would never make the game balanced.

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US Marine Corps barrage balloon, Parris Island, May 1942

A barrage balloon is a large uncrewed tethered kite balloon used to defend ground targets against aircraft attack, by raising aloft steel cables which pose a severe collision risk to aircraft, making the attacker's approach more difficult. The design of the kite balloon, having a shape and cable bridling which stabilise the balloon and reduce drag, meant that it could be operated with more wind than a circular balloon could. Some examples carried small explosive charges that would be pulled up against the aircraft to ensure its destruction. Barrage balloons are not practical against very high altitude flying aircraft, due to the weight of the long cable required.

First World War[edit]

France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom used barrage balloons in the First World War. Sometimes, especially around London, several balloons were used to lift a length of 'barrage net', in which a steel cable was strung between the balloons and many more cables hung from it. These nets could be raised to an altitude comparable to the operational ceiling (15,000 ft / 4,500 m) of the bombers of that time period. By 1918 the barrage balloon defences around London stretched for 50 miles (80 km), and captured German pilots expressed great fear of them.[1]

From War Thunder Wiki. Pages in category 'Britain ships' The following 52 pages are in this category, out of 52 total. Battle (D14) Battle (D37). As an American, I can surely say that our Air Force has had great success with the.

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Second World War[edit]

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Landing ships putting cargo ashore on one of the invasion beaches during the Battle of Normandy. Note the barrage balloons, raised by the African American 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion.

The most example of submarines being usefully was Germany's U-Boat program during World War II, as they easily attacked Allied shipping over the Atlantic Ocean without any contest early in the war. They were eventually countered later in the war by the british, in which less Allied merchant ships were sunk and the British ended up having enough. Feb 18, 2019 British very high tier is really bad imo. Chieftain mk 3 and mk 5 are fine at 8.3 and 8.7 (Chieftain mk 3 being a bit better for its BR) but. Once you get top tier battle (Chieftain mk 10) the British tanks lacks the most usefull spec in War Thunder: speed and mobility.

Balloons could be launched from specialised vehicles.

In 1938 the British Balloon Command was established to protect cities and key targets such as industrial areas, ports and harbours. Balloons were intended to defend against dive bombers flying at heights up to 5,000 feet (1,500 m), forcing them to fly higher and into the range of concentrated anti-aircraft fire: anti-aircraft guns could not traverse fast enough to attack aircraft flying at low altitude and high speed. By the middle of 1940 there were 1,400 balloons, a third of them over the London area.

While dive-bombing was a devastatingly effective tactic against undefended targets, such as Guernica and Rotterdam, dive-bombers were very vulnerable to attack by fighter aircraft while performing a dive, and their use in this role by Germany against the UK with its effective Royal Air Force was rapidly discontinued. Balloons proved to be of little use against the German high-level bombers with which the dive-bombers were replaced, but continued to be manufactured nonetheless, until there were almost 3,000 in 1944. They proved to be mildly effective against the V-1 flying bomb, which usually flew at 2,000 feet (600 m) or lower but had wire-cutters on its wings to counter balloons. Two hundred and thirty-one V-1s are officially claimed to have been destroyed by balloons.[2]

The British added two refinements to their balloons, 'Double Parachute Link' (DPL) and 'Double Parachute/Ripping' (DP/R). The former was triggered by the shock of an enemy bomber snagging the cable, causing that section of cable to be explosively released complete with parachutes at either end; the combined weight and drag bringing down the aircraft. The latter was intended to render the balloon safe if it broke free accidentally. The heavy mooring cable would separate at the balloon and fall to the ground under a parachute; at the same time a panel would be ripped away from the balloon causing it to deflate and fall independently to the ground.[3]

In January 1945, during Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm raids on the Palembang oil refineries, the British aircrews were surprised by massive use of barrage balloons in the Japanese defences. These were spherical and smaller than the British type. One Grumman Avenger was destroyed, and its crew killed, from striking a balloon cable.[4]

Power line disruption[edit]

In 1942 Canadian and American forces began joint operations to protect the sensitive locks and shipping channel at Sault Ste. Marie along their common border among the Great Lakes against possible air attack.[5] During severe storms in August and October 1942 some barrage balloons broke loose, and the trailing cables short-circuitedpower lines, causing some localised disruption to mining and manufacturing.[citation needed] In particular, metals production was disrupted. Canadian military historical records indicate that one of the more serious incidents, known as 'The October Incident', caused an estimated loss of 400 tonnes (390 long tons; 440 short tons) of steel and 10 tonnes (9.8 long tons; 11 short tons) of ferro-alloys. The winter weather also, apparently, played a part.[citation needed]

As a result, balloons were stored during the winter months and training was improved.[citation needed] Lessons learned from breakaway balloons led to Operation Outward, the intentional release of balloons trailing conductive cables to disrupt power supplies on the occupied European mainland.

Post-war nuclear weapon tests[edit]

After the war, some surplus barrage balloons were used as tethered shot balloons for nuclear weapon tests throughout most of the period when nuclear weapons were tested in the atmosphere. The weapon or shot was carried to the required altitude slung underneath the barrage balloon, allowing test shots in controlled conditions at much higher altitudes than test towers. Several of the tests in the Operation Plumbbob series were lifted to altitude using barrage balloons.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^Ege, L. 'Balloons and Airships', Blandford (1973).
  2. ^'Barrage Balloons for Low-Level Air Defense'. Air & Space Power Journal. Summer 1989. Archived from the original on 2007-08-12. Retrieved 2007-04-16.
  3. ^[1] RAF Museum online exhibition 'Air Diagrams'
  4. ^Iredale, W. The Kamikaze Hunters 2015 pp189-208 ISBN9780230768192
  5. ^'Protecting Steel Lifeline / Barrage balloon goes aloft at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., to protect Soo canal against possible air raids..' [photo caption], The Lima News [Lima, OH], 9 Apr. 1942, p. 3.

External links[edit]

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USA

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Tier I
Of course, it’s m22, one of the smallest and fastest tanks ever, you can take it even on tier IV, his gun can penetrate side armor of King Tiger.

PROS
+very fast
+very small
+good gun for its BR (fast reload, good penetration)
CONS
-no more binoculars to spot enemies
-slow turn in place

Tier II
After buff M4A1 with 105mm short gun get 2.7 BR, that makes this tank fight against 1.7 sometimes.

PROS
+good frontal armor
+.50 cal browning at 2.7
+good main gun
+stabiliser but weak
CONS
-very slow turret rotation

Tier III
After Sherman Jumbo get nerfed, the M18 Hellcat is best tier III American vehicle.

PROS
+very fast
+good gun
+fast reverse speed
CONS
-no armor (hullbreak)

Tier IV
As many good tanks we have at American tier 4, but we dont have any “BEST tier 4 american tank”
Im gonna show you one of best tier 4 tank, American T34.

PROS
+very good frontal turret armor
+good gun
+2x .50 cal brownings
+good turret rotation speed
CONS
-weak mobility
-slow reloading

Tier V
Im not sure about good tier 5 vehicles after XM-1 gets to tier 6. However i found M48A1 really good tank

PROS
+faster than M60
+cheaper than M60
+better armor
CONS
-worse gun

Germany

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Tier I
Not a tank but anti-air vehicle Pz.38 “Gepard” 64mm pen with almost no reload makes it deadly against first tier, however only 2 crew members.

PROS
+good gun(penetration, reloading)
+can destroy planes
CONS
-2 crew members

Tier II
88mm flak truck, pz. IV F2 or Puma? of course PUMA! Truck gets nerfed several times, pz. IV F2 is very good tank, but Puma can fight against any tier if you have skills tho.

PROS
+very fast
+fast reverse speed
+fast reload
+no armor best armor (no hullbreak at its BR, except some 15cm guns)
CONS
-a bit slow turret rotation speed
-meh penetration against T-34 or shermans
-hard to drive on high speed

Tier III
Uhhh can’t see any “BEST” german vehicle at third tier, but “Tiger E” is all ways better than “Tiger H1”

PROS
+better speed than tiger H1
+good gun
+good turret frontal armor
+can unlock additional armor
CONS
-weak mobility
-a bit slow turret rotation speed

Tier IV
Hard choice between King Tiger and Panther II, however if you have “Tiger II (Sla.16)” you have best tier 4 german tank

PROS
+good maximum speed for heavy tank, however you can reach it only when drive off the hill
+very good armor(better side armor than original king tiger)
+very good gun
+good turret rotation
CONS
-nearly impossible to get “Tiger II (Sla.16)”
-weak mobility

Tier V
Leopard I is an absolute leader here

PROS
+fast speed
+very good gun
+fast reverse speed
CONS
-bad armor

USSR

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Tier I
BT-5 is soviet fast reserve tank, can fight against high tier tanks.

PROS
+fast speed
+good gun for its BR
+reserve vehicle
+russian bias
CONS
-bad armor (hullbreak if you take it on high BR battles)

Fredro starr and brandy norwood

Tier II
of course one of T-34’s here, the “T-34 (1942)“.

PROS
+fast speed
+fast turret rotation speed
+good armor angle
+impossible to pen 75mm hatch
+additional armor
CONS
-meh reload speed

Tier III
A lot of cool vehicles USSR have on this tier, but T-34-57 is most OP after penetration changes.

PROS
+very good gun(penetration, reloading speed, projectile speed)
+good armor
+fast speed
+fast turret rotation
CONS
-meh armor against 5.3
-no additional armor

Tier IV
T-44 is most powerful gopnik

PROS
+very good armor
+very fast speed
+fast turret rotation
+better penetration than T-34-85
CONS
-repair cost
-hardly can pen Tiger II in front

Tier V
Do you think I put T-54 here, after all those nerfs? no! T-54 isn’t good anymore(repair price, shell price, penetration compared to other 7.7 tanks, mobility, remember when it was 7.3?
The new leader now is stronk “Zsu-57-2”

PROS
+very good guns(twin 57mm, 132mm pen after update, very good ballistic, very fast reload speed, good damage)
+very fast turret rotation
+can shot down slow planes and choppers
+fast speed
+very cheap
+can be used against 10.0
CONS
-no armor(hullbreak)

Great Britain

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Tier I
Crusader Mk.III aka “tier 1 MBT” or “smoke machine”, its one of best tanks in game, can fight against any vehicle except E-100 and Maus.

PROS
+very good gun (120mm penetration at 2.7, fast reload speed and fast projectile speed)
+very fast turret rotation
+no armor best armor (no hullbreak)
+50 smoke grenades (record)
+stabiliser (weak tho)
CONS
-cant penetrate maus or e-100

Tier II
100mm frontal armor at 3.0 with 75mm gun? 3inch gun carrier!
can’t get penetrated by t-34 and kv-1 but avoid Pz. IV or japanese tanks.

PROS
+very good armor
+good gun
CONS
-very slow speed (reversed too)

Tier III
Comet I is not overpowered, but very good tank if you skilled player, however even you can play well you can’t damage enemies well…

PROS
+fast speed
+good gun (penetration, ballistics)
+20 smoke nades
CONS
-very bad reverse speed
-weak damage

Tier IV
Caernarvon is tank with hull of Conqueror and turret from Centurion, but BR still 6.7.

PROS
+very good hull armor and good turret armor
+good gun (penetration, ballistics)
+good reverse speed (compared to previous british tanks)
+Stabilised turret
CONS
-meh mobility
-repair cost

Tier V
Even with no armor and no fast speed “Vickers MBT” is best tier 5 tank, compared to leopard 1 this tank have 7.0 BR, stabiliser, faster reload.

PROS
+very good gun(penetration, ballistics, reloading speed)
+stabilised turret
CONS
-bad armor
-repair cost

Japan

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Tier I
Chi-Ha Kai is the only first tier Japanese vehicle I can call good, sadly Ho-Ro is a skilled vehicle to use to compare with Chi-Ha Kai.

PROS
+good gun
+5 crew members
CONS
-bad armor

Tier II
“Ta-Se” can destroy planes and tanks on its BR, however penetration is worse than “Gepard’s”

PROS
+fast turret rotation speed
+good gun
+fast speed
+can destroy planes
CONS
-bad armor

Tier III
If you skilled player, you will like to play on “Chi-Ri II“, if not, buy Chi-Nu II.

PROS
-fast speed
-very good gun (autoloader)
-second gun (to trick your enemies)
CONS
-meh armor

Tier IV
Ho-Ri “Production” is blueprint, alternative to “Ferdinand”, but better

PROS
+good armor
+good gun
+fast speed
CONS
-very expensive repair price

Tier V
See how “many” tier 5 Japanese vehicles we got? However by all this quantity I can tell you which is best, STB-1 is Japanese Leopard 1, however better a lot!

PROS
+fast speed
+fast reverse speed
+very good gun
+adjustable suspension
+stabilised turret
+good binoculars
CONS
-repair cost

Italy

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Tier I
AB.41 compared to AS.42 have armor to protect against artillery and bullets.

PROS
+very fast speed
+good gun(penetration, 20mm autocannon)
+can used against planes (hardly)
+fast reverse speed
CONS
-very bad armor (hullbreak from 75mm)

Tier II
AB.43! why AutoBlinda again? because it’s fast and can be used against high tier vehicles,
and since “R3 T20” get to tier 3.

PROS
+very fast speed(faster than AB.41)
+fast reverse speed
+pizza camo
CONS
-very bad armor (hullbreak from 75mm)
-slower reloading speed than M15/42

Tier III
75/46 M43 or Breda 501, well M43 got good armor, good gun and slow speed, Breda 501 have everything that M43 has, but better! except for armor.

PROS
+fast speed
+very good gun
+pizza camo
CONS
-no armor (hullbreak)

Tier IV
Aubl 74, is 1974 prototype armored car with 90mm gun, very fast deadly, however not armored well.

PROS
+very fast speed
+fast reverse speed
+good gun
+good turret rotation speed
CONS
-no armor (hullbreak)

Tier V
B1 “Centauro” better than OF-40, because it’s faster and stabilised, they both have bad armor.

PROS
+very fast speed
+fast reverse speed
+good gun
+stabilised turret
CONS
-bad armor (hullbreak)

France

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Tier I
definitely H.39

PROS
+good armor
+fast reloading speed
CONS
-weak mobility

Tier II
B1 Bis is 2.0 Maus!

PROS
+very good armor
+two cannons
+fight against 1.0 vehicles
CONS
-slow speed
-slow reloading

Tier III
Since Jumbo gets nerfed I put ARL-44 (ACL-1) here. Can not get penetrated by Soviet/American tanks, but can be penetrated by German/Japanese tanks.

PROS
+very good frontal armor
+good gun
+fast speed (for heavy tank)
CONS
-bad side armor

Tier IV
Lorraine 40t or AMX-50? nope! Char 25t, lower BR, faster, cheaper but still expensive.

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PROS
+fast speed
+fast reverse speed
+good gun (fast reloading speed)
+frontal armor protected with fuel tank and engine
CONS
-very expensive repair cost

Tier V
AMX-30 is MBT that probably better than Leopard I.

PROS
+fast speed
+fast reverse speed
+very good gun
+20mm autocannon
CONS
-meh armor
-repair cost

This is the ending of War Thunder – All Best Vehicles by Nations guide. I hope it will help you. If there is wrong or you have suggestions, please let’s know and comment us. Have fun.

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