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New Player's Guide to Shared Research - UK Tech Tree


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Private_Public #1 Posted Jan 20 2019 - 13:11

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Howdy ladies and gents!

 

There is a point that I have spent the past few weeks hammering over and over. This point being: that for ALL players, newbies and veterans alike, that it is very important to consider the benefits of Shared Research. Tanks that share module research with other tanks will help any player in their grinds. The grind speed of alternative branches in the same tree - or even the speed of researching in the same branch - can be sped up tremendously with shared research.

 

Today, I am going to cover the UK Tech Tree. Super Hint about the UK Tree: Unlock all of the radios on the Covenanter at Tier 4, and you will have practically every tank in the tree covered for radio research. Through Tier 8, the Medium and Heavy branches share many guns. There are also several shared engines between the Medium, Heavy, and TD branches from tiers 4-9. Both TD Branches share almost every gun. As a beginner who may be looking for a tree to concentrate on because of shared research, the UK tree has you covered in many ways to at least Tier 8, and even where it doesn't, the stock guns are usually good enough while you grind for the specialized guns on the Mediums and Heavies.

 

I will only count shared researches if it is an upgrade from stock for the current tank as listed below. This will be a measure of how many tanks in the same tech tree (including the tank you are on) that you can upgrade and/or help speed up research on if you decide to fully upgrade these components. This is especially true if this is the furthest you have gone in the tech tree to this point and you have researched no other branches yet in this tech tree. Also, keep in mind, in a handful of cases, an upgrade/shared research on one tank is a stock module on the next tank up. For example, the stock gun on the Conqueror is the same as the top gun (32-pder) on the Caernarvon, or another example is the stock 120mm on the Conway is the top gun on the Tortoise.

 

Also of note is that it is not uncommon for 2 different modules to have the same name in many tech trees. For example, this often occurs with guns, where the only difference is one is for TD's, and the other is for Mediums/Heavies.

 

Tanks in entire tree: 52

 

Tier 2

Tank Number of Tanks it shares modules with Shared Modules
Cruiser III Guns = 7 Tanks, Engine = 7 tanks QF 2-pdr Mk. IX, 40 mm Pom-Pom, Nuffield Liberty Mk. III
Medium II Guns = 2 Tanks OQF 3-pdr Gun Mk. II, WF 6-pdr 8cwt Mk. I
UC 2-pdr None None
M2 Gun = 2 Tanks, Engine = 2 tanks 37 mm Gun M5, Continental W-670-9A
Cruiser I Gun = 5 tanks, Engine = 2 tanks 40 mm Pom-Pom, AEC 179
Loyd GC Radio = 13 tanks, Engine = 2 tanks WS No. 9, Ford V8-221

 

Tier 3

Tank Number of Tanks it shares modules with Shared Modules
Cruiser IV Guns = 5 tanks, Radios = 30 tanks, Engine = 7 tanks 40 mm Pom-Pom, QF 40 mm Mk. VI Bofors, WS No. 9, WS No. 19 Mk. I, WS No. 19 Mk. II, Nuffield Liberty Mk. III
Medium III Guns = 7 tanks, Radios = 18 tanks 6-pdr 8 cwt Mk. I, QF 2-pdr Mk. IX, WS No. 11, WS No. 9
Valentine AT Guns = 4 tanks, Radios = 30 tanks, Engines = 4 tanks QF 6-pdr AT Gun Mk. IV, 3.7-inch AT Howitzer, WS No. 9, WS No. 19 Mk. I, WS No. 19 Mk. II, AEC A190, GMC 6004 6-71S, GMC 6004 6-71A
Stuart I-IV Gun = 6 tanks, Radios = 30 tanks, Engine = 2 tanks QF 2-pdr Mk. IX, WS No. 9, WS No. 19 Mk. I, WS No. 19 Mk. II, Continental W-670-9A
Cruiser II Guns = 8 tanks, Radios = 30 tanks, Engine = 2 tanks, 40 mm Pom-Pom, 3.7-inch Howitzer, WS No. 9, WS No. 19 Mk. I, WS No. 19 Mk. II, AEC Type 179
Sexton II Gun = 4 tanks, Radios = 30 tanks, Engine = 3 tanks Q.F. 25-Pr. Gun/How., WS No. 19 Mk. II, WS No. 19 Mk. III, Wright Continental R-975C4

 

Tier 4

Tank Number of Tanks it shares modules with Shared Modules
Covenanter Guns = 8 tanks, Radios = 41 tanks 40 mm Pom-Pom, OQF 3-inch Howitzer Mk. I, QF 40 mm Mk. VI Bofors, WS No. 19 Mk. 1, WS No. 19 Mk. II, WS No. 19 Mk. III,
Matilda Gun = 4 tanks, Radios = 30 tanks OQF 3-inch Howitzer Mk. 1, WS No. 9, WS No. 19 Mk. I, WS No. 19 Mk. II
Alecto Guns = 4 tanks, Radios = 30 tanks QF 6-pdr AT Gun Mk. IV, 3.7-inch AT Howitzer, WS No. 9, WS No. 19 Mk. I, WS No. 19 Mk. II
Grant Guns = 7 tanks, Radios = 30 tanks, Engine = 3 tanks, 75 mm Gun M3, QF 6-pdr Mk. III, WS No. 9, WS No. 19 Mk. I, WS No. 19 Mk. II, General Motors 6046
Valentine Guns = 8 tanks, Radios = 3 tanks, Engines = 4 tanks QF 6-pdr Gun Mk. V, 75 mm Gun Mk. V, QF 6-pdr Mk. III, WS No. 9, WS No. 19 Mk. I, AEC A190, GMC 6004 6-71S, GMC 6004 6-71A
Birch Gun Gun = 4 tanks, Radios = 30 tanks, Q.F. 25-Pr. Gun/How., WS No. 19 Mk. II, WS No. 19 Mk. III,

 

Tier 5

Tank Number of Tanks it shares modules with Shared Modules
Crusader Guns = 8 tanks, Radios = 41 tanks, Engine = 5 tanks OQF 3-inch Howitzer Mk. I, QF 6-pdr Mk. III, QF 6-pdr Gun Mk. V, WS No. 19 Mk. 1, WS No. 19 Mk. II, WS No. 19 Mk. III, Nuffield Liberty Mk. V
Churchill I Guns = 10 tanks, Radios = 41 tanks, Engine = 4 tanks OQF 3-inch Howitzer Mk. I, QF 6-pdr Mk. III, QF 6-pdr Gun Mk. V, 75 mm Gun Mk. V, 75 mm Vickers HV, WS No. 19 Mk. II, WS No. 19 Mk. III, Bedford Twin-Six
AT 2 Guns = 5 tanks, Radios = 41 tanks, Engine = 7 tanks QF 6-pdr AT Gun Mk. V, 3.7-inch AT Howitzer, No. 19 Mk. II, WS No. 19 Mk. III, Nuffield Liberty Mk. III
Sherman III Guns = 8 tanks, Radios = 41 tanks, Engines = 5 tanks 105 mm M4, QF 6-pdr Mk. III, QF 6-pdr Gun Mk. V, 76 mm Gun M1A1, No. 19 Mk. II, WS No. 19 Mk. III, General Motors 6046, Chrysler A57, Wright Continental R-975C4
Archer Guns = 6 tanks, Radios = 41 tanks OQF 17-pdr AT Gun Mk. II, OQF 17-pdr AT Gun Mk. VII, No. 19 Mk. II, WS No. 19 Mk. III
Bishop Gun = 3 tanks, Radios = 41 tanks, Engines = 4 tanks Q.F. 4.5-in. Howitzer, No. 19 Mk. II, WS No. 19 Mk. III, AEC A190, GMC 6004 6-71S, GMC 6004 6-71A

 

Tier 6

Tank Number of Tanks it shares modules with Shared Modules
Cromwell Guns = 8 tanks, Radios = 41 tanks, Engines = 13 tanks QF 6-pdr Gun Mk. V, 3.7-inch Howitzer, 75 mm Gun Mk. V, 75 mm Vickers HV, No. 19 Mk. II, WS No. 19 Mk. III, Rolls-Royce Meteor, Rolls-Royce Meteor Mk. IVB
Churchill VII Guns = 7 tanks, Radios = 41 tanks, Engine = 4 tanks 75 mm Gun Mk. V, 3.7-inch Howitzer, 75 mm Vickers HV, No. 19 Mk. II, WS No. 19 Mk. III, Bedford Twin-Six
Churchill GC Gun = 3 tanks, Radios = 41 tanks, Engine = 4 tanks OQF 32-pdr AT Gun, No. 19 Mk. II, WS No. 19 Mk. III, Bedford Twin-Six
AT 8 Guns = 6 tanks, Radios = 41 tanks, Engines = 8 tanks OQF 77 mm AT Gun Mk. II, OQF 17-pdr AT Gun Mk. VII, No. 19 Mk. II, WS No. 19 Mk. III, Nuffield Liberty Mk. III, Nuffield Liberty Mk. V
Firefly Guns = 5 tanks, Radios = 41 tanks, Engines = 3 tanks 76 mm Gun M1A1, 105 mm M4, OQF 17-pdr Gun Mk. VII, No. 19 Mk. II, WS No. 19 Mk. III, Chrysler A57, Wright Continental R-975C4
Achilles Gun = 6 tanks, Radios = 41 tanks, Engine = 3 tanks OQF 17-pdr AT Gun Mk. VII, No. 19 Mk. II, WS No. 19 Mk. III, Ford GAA
FV304 Gun = 3 tanks, Radios = 31 tanks Q.F. 4.5-in. Howitzer, WS No. 19 Mk. III, WS No. 22

 

Tier 7

Tank Number of Tanks it shares modules with Shared Modules
Comet Guns = 7 tanks, Radios = 31 tanks, Engine = 11 tanks 3.7-inch Howitzer, 75 mm Vickers HV, OQF 77 mm Gun Mk. II, WS No. 19 Mk. III, WS No. 22, Rolls-Royce Meteor Mk. IVB
Black Prince Gun = 4 tanks, Radios = 31 tanks, Engine = 6 tanks OQF 17-pdr Gun Mk. VII, WS No. 19 Mk. III, WS No. 22, Rolls-Royce Meteor
AT 7 Guns = 7 tanks, Radios = 31 tanks, Engines = 7 tanks OQF 77 mm AT Gun Mk. II, OQF 17-pdr AT Gun Mk. VII, OQF 20-pdr AT Gun Type A Barrel, WS No. 19 Mk. III, WS No. 22, Nuffield Liberty Mk. V, Ford GAA
Challenger Gun = 6 tanks, Radios = 31 tanks, Engine = 11 tanks OQF 17-pdr AT Gun Mk. VII, WS No. 19 Mk. III, WS No. 22, Rolls-Royce Meteor Mk. IVB
Crusader SP Gun = 3 tanks, Radios = 41 tanks, Engine = 5 tanks B.L. 5.5-in. Gun, WS No. 19 Mk. I, WS No. 19 Mk. II, WS No. 19 Mk. III, Nuffield Liberty Mk. V

 

Tier 8

Tank Number of Tanks it shares modules with Shared Modules
Centurion I Guns = 5 tanks, Radios = 16 tanks, Engines = 11 tanks OQF 17-pdr Gun Mk. VII, OQF 20-pdr Gun Type A Barrel, WS No. 22, SR C42, Rolls-Royce Meteor Mk. IV B, Rolls-Royce Meteor Mk. IVC
Caernarvon Gun = 2 tanks, Radios = 16 tanks, Engines = 9 tanks OQF 32-pdr Gun Mk. II, WS No. 22, SR C42, Rolls-Royce Meteor Mk. IV C, Rolls-Royce Meteor M120
AT 15 Guns = 5 tanks, Radios = 16 tanks, Engines = 8 tanks OQF 32-pder AT Gun, OQF 20-pder AT Gun Type A Barrel, OQF 20-pder AT Gun Type B Barrel, WS No. 22, SR C42, Rolls-Royce Meteor, Rolls-Royce Meteor Mk. V
Charioteer Gun = 3 tanks, Radios = 31 tanks, Engine = 11 tanks OQF 20-pder AT Gun Type B Barrel, WS No. 19 Mk. III, WS No. 22, Rolls-Royce Meteor Mk. IVB
FV207 Gun = 2 tanks, Radios = 16 tanks, Engine = 7 tanks Q.F. 6-in. Gun Mk. V, WS No. 22, SR C42, Rolls-Royce Meteor Mk. IVC

 

Tier 9

Tank Number of Tanks it shares modules with Shared Modules
Centurion 7/1 Radios = 16 tanks, Engines = 10 tanks WS No. 19 Mk. III, WS No. 22, Rolls-Royce Meteor Mk. IVC, Rolls-Royce Griffon
Conqueror Gun = 2 tanks, Radios = 16 tanks, Engines = 12 tanks 120 mm Gun L1A1, WS No. 19 Mk. III, WS No. 22, Rolls-Royce Meteor Mk. IVC, Rolls-Royce Griffon, Rolls-Royce Meteor M120
Tortoise Guns = 4 tanks, Radios = 16 tanks, Engine = 4 tanks OQF 20-pdr AT Gun Type B Barrel, 120 mm AT Gun L1A1, WS No. 19 Mk. III, WS No. 22, Rolls-Royce Meteor M120
Conway Radios = 16 tanks, Engines = 10 tanks WS No. 19 Mk. III, WS No. 22, Rolls-Royce Meteor Mk. IVC, Rolls-Royce Griffon
FV3805 Gun = 2 tanks, Radios = 16 tanks, Engine = 7 tanks Q.F. 6-in. Gun Mk. V, WS No. 19 Mk. III, WS No. 22, Rolls-Royce Meteor Mk. IVC


Midwinter_Apathy #2 Posted Jan 20 2019 - 15:08

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Wish this was here when I was grinding the Brits. lel

 

Great post man, great post!  Thank you for easing things up for new players! Keep it up! :)



dfox709 #3 Posted Jan 20 2019 - 16:21

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Bookmarked - thks!

Private_Public #4 Posted Jan 20 2019 - 21:40

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View PostOctavariumDT8, on Jan 20 2019 - 09:08, said:

Wish this was here when I was grinding the Brits. lel

 

Great post man, great post!  Thank you for easing things up for new players! Keep it up! :)

 

Thanks!  I'm already working on the next 2 in the series - France (holding off for the wheeled vehicles) and Czechoslavkia (basically ready, it was really quick to put together).  

 

View Postdfox709, on Jan 20 2019 - 10:21, said:

Bookmarked - thks!

 

Cool!  Keep a watch out as I will be posting more in the series soon.  Also, click on my name and go to my posts made by me - you will find the prior 3 in the Series - USA, Germany, and USSR.



oldewolfe #5 Posted Jan 21 2019 - 13:40

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Playing on the Test Server, I found the 2nd Motor on the Conq doesn't even need Researched at all if you have the 7/1 OR 4005 Topped Out....        They both Unlock the Top Motor making it a Straight Purchase, no Grinding...      

 

So, knowing this, if you've Ground thru the First Medium Line to the AX at the very least, from the Elited Matilda it takes 448,300 XP to get a Topped Out Conq....       Leaving just the S.Conq to be Ground Out....      That's alot of Free XP for those not wanting to Grind the Churches, but if you have it, that's the Total....     I have the AX and I have the Charioteer and Firefly, so nearly all of the Churches Modules were Unlocked already....     Painless Grind iverall except the Tank Headaches really.....






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