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Vickers Mk.11: The Wheeled Behemoth

The Vickers Mk.11 is a prototype wheeled combat vehicle developed by British company Vickers as part of a private venture in response to an Australian requirement in the 1990s, this vehicle will arrive in the game with the next War Thunder update!

Vickers Mk.11: A Light Tank for Britain at Rank VI!


  • Versatile 105 mm cannon.
  • Laser rangefinder.
  • Light protection.
  • Large in size.
Vehicle History

Development of the Mk.11 began in 1990 with Vickers launching the program under its own initiative in order to meet a requirement from the Australian armed forces for a new long-range patrol vehicle. Given its unique intended use case, the Mark 11 was designed as a wheeled APC, armed with a 105mm cannon and fitted with a spacious fighting compartment. Full-scale development of the vehicle began in March 1993 with a first prototype already being displayed at the UK Armed Forces Exhibition in September.

Vickers ensured a high development speed by utilizing off-the-shelf components in nearly all aspects of the vehicle, while only applying minor design modifications. As a result, the hull of the vehicle was based on the Timoney Mark 8 APC while the turret was adopted from Vickers’ VFM5 light tank design. Apart from the long-range patrol version, a whole vehicle family was also designed around the platform, including a dedicated APC, SPAAG, ATGM carrier, command and ambulance vehicle as well as others.

However, despite the rapid development and broad possible applications, the Mk.11 failed to attract any interest from potential operators. As a result, the vehicle never left the prototype stage with only unit ever being produced.

Meet the Vickers Mk.11!

The next dev blog season has begun! Coming to War Thunder in the next major update, the Vickers Mk.11 will help to bolster Britain’s ground research tree at rank VI! Highly agile and packing an impressive punch, the Mk.11 will be sure to provide you with an impressive choice for flanking and scouting. Let’s dive into the details of what this vehicle has to offer!

Right off the bat, you may have already noticed something oddly familiar about the Mk.11. Its size? Yes, it’s an absolute unit, but what we mean is its turret! This vehicle inherits its entire turret from the VFM5 light tank which you may already be familiar with, as it’s already in the game. This means that it sports a very-capable 105 mm LRF cannon, featuring excellent ballistic properties and a great rate of fire!

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Unlike the VFM5, the Mk.11 features a wheeled 6x6 chassis, offering you good mobility. This vehicle can reach speeds of up to 105 km/h on paved surfaces, all while retaining good off-road characteristics apart from in the most difficult terrain types such as deep snow or mud.

Interesting: The Vickers Mk.11 is big. And we really mean big. To put it into perspective, its height is almost the size of two 6ft people standing on top of each other! So large that it could carry 4 crew and 7 additional crew members. In the game, it will have 4 regular crew members.

The fact that the Mk.11 is based on a modified APC chassis means that it won’t really offer you much protection in your matches. Featuring only lightweight armor, this vehicle will be able to withstand light machine guns and autocannons at a distance. However, dedicated anti-tank weapons will most certainly make short work of its thinly armored hull. Therefore, a smarter tactic would be to make use of its excellent mobility to stay out of sight from any enemies that you may encounter, all while picking off enemies from flank positions!

In your matches: Pro-tips when using the Vickers Mk.11 by Tom (Oxy), WT Community Manager (TL): “As the vehicle is so massive and very lightly armored, it’s important to keep its size in mind while considering your positioning, common defensive spots won’t work too well for it as it’s just so tall. The best strategy will be to focus on its speed, aiming to push aggressively to a good position early on. Fighting like an MBT head-on won’t be too reliable for it — if you can plan your initial route well and get to the side of your enemies, it doesn’t matter how little armor you have (at least for a while!).”

This wheeled behemoth, the Vickers Mk.11, will soon be available at rank VI in the British ground forces research tree when the next major update is released! Make sure that you’re keeping an eye on our website for other exciting dev blogs that we’ll be revealing. Until then, enjoy your matches!

Kick-start your British ground research with this starter pack:

British Starter Pack
British Starter Pack
  • Crusader II “The Saint”
  • Spitfire Mk.IIa Venture I
  • Premium Account for 7 days
  • 120000 Silver Lions

You can greatly speed up the research of the Vickers Mk.11 with this premium pack:

Rooikat 105 Pack
Rooikat 105 Pack
  • Rooikat 105
  • Premium account for 15 days
  • 2000 Golden Eagles
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