Tank Tears - Loyd Gun Carriage vs SU-18
Comparing the Loyd Gun Carriage to the SU-18 in World of Tanks
Tank Tears is about picking two tanks and seeing which one is better than the other. Sometimes this can be difficult as one might beat the other in a 1v1, but it might perform better in a large scale battle. We try to take all of this into consideration when we compare the tanks. So far we've looked at a couple of medium tanks and a couple of light tanks. Today we’re comparing the Loyd Gun Carriage and the SU-18, two Tier 2 SPGs. Which one will reign supreme?
Loyd Gun Carriage
The Loyd Gun Carriage is a British Tier 2 SPG that is one of the first, most popular, and only SPGs available in lower tiers. As far as real-world existence goes, the Loyd Gun Carriage has been known as the
The idea for the Loyd Gun Carriage originated out of a garage project by Major Giffard LeQuesne Martel, a British engineer and tank strategist. From this design, a
As for the World of Tanks Loyd GC, it boasts a wealth of appealing attributes that make it a liking contender for the throne. With a view range of 320 m, the Loyd can be further away from the enemy and see them sooner, leading to earlier kills as well as ensuring enemies keep their distance. Couple this with
The Loyd also boasts more HP than the SU-18, along with a more powerful signal range and a higher top speed. This allows the Loyd Gun Carriage to get into position faster, receive enemy placements from allies further away, and land shots on them from said distance. However, the Loyd is completely reliant on allies as it has practically no noteworthy
The SU-18 is a Soviet Union Tier 2 SPG and one of the highest performing SPGs in World of Tanks and a fitting combatant for the Loyd Gun Carriage. The SU-18 first appeared as a variant of the T-18 and was originally built on a Renault FT hull that had been captured.
Instead of the usual tower, the SU-18 was fitted with a truncated pyramid-like
Compared to the Loyd, the SU-18’s view range is positively anaemic, coming in at a mere 260 m. However, what it lacks in view range it makes up for in its armaments. The SU-18 is able to use HE rounds that offer the same damage and penetration as the Loyd, but it is also capable of using HEAT rounds that offer substantially more penetration. Not only this, but the standard HE rounds have a faster travel time than the Loyd can offer and in combination with the faster rate of fire and reload time, the SU-18 can put out more damage for longer.
The problems with the SU-18 are in its inability to position itself quickly and interact with allies at a distance, whereas this is where the Loyd excels. Another problem is the crew of the SU-18 consists of only two, the Commander and the Driver, whereas the Loyd has three, making it easier to keep the tank moving after losing a crew member. However, SPGs aren’t known for their movement once a spot is found, are instead played for their accuracy and firing style, of which the SU-18 succeeds thanks to its greater accuracy and aim time compared to the Loyd. So while the movement speed and
We have to give it to the SU-18. While the Loyd Gun Carriage is faster, offers a better view
Thank you to Tanks-Encyclopedia.com for historical information regarding these two tanks.