STORE: The Ultimate Sentinels!

After the Matilda Black Prince, the AC1 Sentinel and the famous Cromwell B, another unique vehicle will be reinforcing its Premium medium tank brothers from the most royal nation in Blitz, the United Kingdom! Commanders, we are proud to introduce the brand new AC4 Sentinel! Its name might sound familiar to some of you and it should as it’s the older brother of the AC1 Sentinel, which also appears in the Store alongside its successor!

AC4 Sentinel – A little bit of history

By early 1942, it was finally concluded that a larger gun was needed, rather than the 2-pounder of the AC1. The only larger gun in production in Australia was the 25-pounder, which set the stage for the AC3. A larger turret mounting the field gun was designed, but ultimately, the 25-pounder was a field gun. When production of the 17-pounder started in Australia, they quickly looked to see if the gun could be mounted onto the AC3’s turret. The final design solution would involve modifying the hull for a larger turret ring, and removing the bow gun and gunner, replacing it with a smooth sloped glacis. However, a realization that the most likely enemy was going to be Japanese infantry in jungles, and not German panzers in North Africa meant that the anti-tank focused AC4 was no longer ideal, and combined with the readily available tanks from the UK and US resulted in the program being cancelled and the men and resources being put to use elsewhere.

However, fear not as the AC4 Sentinel has found its way into Blitz! Let’s have a look together how it presents itself in the game!

AC4 Sentinel – Gameplay in a nutshell

To make it clear and simple, the tank plays the best as a support vehicle. Why? Well, it's quite compact, with a fast hull and a good turret traverse, a high top speed and great gun depression, but it unfortunately lacks the one major element needed for being the first line brawler – the armour. You cannot really rely on it, so if you will have a chance to avoid a shot, certainly do so!

Its accurate gun with good penetration values combined with the excellent gun depression, makes this vehicle a fantastic ridge warrior. Peeking over hills and devastating enemies with pinpoint accuracy shots is AC4’s speciality.

You can also try to perform flanking manoeuvres, but be sure to pick up speed before doing that, not to end up slowing down among a pack of steel-hungry enemies!

That pretty much sums the AC4 Sentinel up! If the description above sounds like your playstyle, then don’t hesitate and pick one up, you won’t regret it!

The Sentinel siblings will be available in the Store from 30 September at 12:00 CEST (UTC+2) to 14 October at 11:00 CEST (UTC+2).

 

Ultimate Sentinels - €19.99

  • AC4 Sentinel, Tier VI, British Premium Medium Tank
  • AC1 Sentinel, Tier IV, British Premium Medium Tank
  • 2 Garage Slots
  • 1,500
  • 500 (free bonus!)

AC4 Sentinel Premium Bundle - €14.99

  • AC4 Sentinel, Tier VI, British Premium Medium Tank
  • Garage Slot
  • 1,250
  • 250 (free bonus!)

AC4 Sentinel - €11.99

  • AC4 Sentinel, Tier VI, British Premium Medium Tank
  • Garage Slot
  • 250

 

Disclaimer: Prices given are based on the euro price set by the App Store at the time of publication. Actual prices may vary.

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