T2 Light Tank

The T2 Light Tank is an American tier 2 premium light tank.

The vehicle prototype was designed and built by Rock Island Arsenal in 1933. The chassis and suspension elements of the Vickers Mk. E (Vickers "6-tonner") tank were used. Trials of the T2 prototype were successful, but the T2E1 variant was preferred due to its higher terrain crossing capacity.

The T2 Light Tank is a very fast tank, with a top speed of 72 km/h and one of the highest hp/ton ratings of any tank in game. It has a fairly weak gun and poor armor though, with the second weakest rear armor of any tank. Its use as a deep penetration scout is limited by its short radio range. The only way to play this tank is to never stop and try to engage the enemy by circling, but beware that it has a large turning radius at speed so you'd better plan ahead as you approach. Its light weight means it takes heavy damage when rammed, usually tracking it and often outright killing it.

Pros and Cons

Pros:

Great acceleration and top speed
Good gun for tier 2
Good gun elevation
Small size and good camouflage helps while scouting/spotting in bushes
Absurdly high ammo (1200)

Cons:

Poor armor
Poor view range
Poor signal range
Dies easily if rammed
Has scout matchmaking so can see tier 4 battles

Performance

The T2 Light will excel when top tier, as it is very fast and has a wealthy amount of burst damage. You are unable to bounce shots in this tank however, so take caution when fighting enemies, and try to attack them when they are distracted and use your speed to get back into cover, then 7 seconds later, repeat. As it is, it's fast, but it has a lousy radio, so it doesn't make for a good scout. Training your radio operator in the perk Signal Boosting will improve your radio range.

Historical Info

This vehicle started the use of aircraft engines in tanks. This eventually became the M2A2 light tank. One unit was built based on the experience gained from the Cunningham T1 - T6 series. This unit was built at the Rock Island Arsenal.