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Centaur IV Medium Tank

Centaur IV Medium Tank
Centaur IV Medium Tank Portrait
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Medium tank very effective against infantry and structures.

The Centaur IV Medium Tank is a UKF medium tank. It is only available in multiplayer skirmishes as a call-in from the Royal Air and Sea Battlegroup.

The Centaur is essentially a direct fire 'mortar' tank. Instead of firing standard direct shots, its cannon instead fires a lobbing volley that has a longer travel time, and explodes with wide impact upon contact. As such, it can have trouble hitting rapidly moving targets.

The Centaur is most effective against infantry and structures, fulfilling the role of a mobile support weapon that can help take down defensive positions. It is also capable of dealing significant damage to light vehicles as well, though generally it is not effective unless they are stationary. The weapon lacks penetration and thus is not effective against heavier armour.

The large area of effect make it deadly against infantry, especially as cover is meaningless against its weapon. However, due to its projectile travel time the opponent can reduce damage taken by staying on the move. Structures meanwhile take extra damage from its weapon, making the Centaur great at taking down emplacements and garrisons.

Compared to the Crusader II tank, the Centaur is more durable with greater health and armour values, which pairs nicely with its relatively short range and support role. However it is still fairly vulnerable, having significantly less armour than other tanks like the USF Sherman.

Note that using Attack Ground can be effective with the Centaur, to help ensure its attacks land where you want them to or to attack through fog of war when vision is lacking.

The Centaur gains Smoke Shot upon reaching veterancy level 1, giving it a bit more utility.

This unit benefits from the Armored Vehicle Training upgrade available at the Training Center.


medium tank

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Veteran Star FullVeteran Star EmptyVeteran Star Empty

1500 XP

Unlocks veteran ability. Increases turret traverse speed, and acceleration.
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4500 XP

Increases rotation rate, rate of fire, and accuracy.
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9000 XP

Increases rotation rate, rate of fire, and acceleration.

Veterancy Abilities

  • Smoke Shot: Active ability gained upon reaching veterancy level 1. Fires a smoke shot directly at the target area. A simple way to get a smoke cloud on demand relatively quickly.


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Emergency Engine Repair
Crew will repair vehicle criticals when out of combat and stationary.
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Smoke Shot
Orders the crew to fire a smoke shell at the target.
Time Cost


Note: Emergency Engine Repair is campaign exclusive and not available in skirmishes.

Research Upgrades

  • Armored Vehicle Training: Available from the Training Center. Grants +1250 veterancy XP, and veteran medium/heavy vehicle units gain +10% accuracy, +10% reload speed, and +10% penetration.