Crusader AA Medium Tank Symbol

Crusader AA Medium Tank

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Vehicle
Crusader AA Medium Tank
Crusader AA Medium Tank Portrait
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Medium tank very effective against infantry and light vehicles. Can shoot down aircraft.

The Crusader AA Medium Tank is a UKF medium tank. In skirmishes it is only available as a call-in from the British Armored Battlegroup.

As the name implies, the Crusader AA has an anti-aircraft weapon mounted rather than typical tank cannons. This makes it one of the very few UKF units that can target and shoot down aircraft.

Against ground targets, it is most effective against infantry and light vehicles. Its weapon deals area of effect damage and thus is a bit more capable of damaging infantry even in cover. Its lack of penetration means it will struggle against most armour. Stat wise, the unit is nearly identical to the Crusader II, with the main difference obviously being its weapon. This means it still has relatively low durability and care must be taken with direct frontal engagements with anti-tank weaponry, though it also boasts good speed for a tank its size.

At veterancy level 1 it gains the Rapid Fire ability, which increases rate of fire significantly when activated.

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

Armor


medium tank

CoH3 Stats light Cover Icon75
CoH3 Stats negative Cover Icon50
CoH3 Stats medium tank Portrait
CoH3 Stats heavy Cover Icon100
CoH3 Stats light Cover Icon75

Veterancy


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1500 XP

Unlocks veteran ability. Increases accuracy 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, acceleration, range, and accuracy.

Veterancy Abilities:

  • Rapid Fire: Active ability gained upon reaching veterancy level 1. Increases its rate of fire significantly for a short duration after activation.

Abilities


Rapid Fire icon
Rapid Fire
Crews push the weapon to its maximum rate of fire.
Time Cost

180

Emergency Engine Repair icon
Emergency Engine Repair
Crew will repair vehicle criticals when out of combat and stationary.

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

Weapons


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Near
Mid
Far
Accuracy0.50.40.3
Range102040
Penetration403525
20
2.5

Change Log

February 27 2024 (1 Year Anniversary)

Crusader AA Medium Tank 

We are reverting the majority of the prior changes to the Crusader AA which was previously on-par with the Wirbelwind’s effectiveness despite costing more and being locked to a Battlegroup. 

  • Area of effect increased from 2 to 2.5 

  • Area of effect distance increased from 0.33/1/1.75 to 0.5/1.5/2