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[Client Values; Actual values in
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4,950  Gold Cost
15001500 HP Hit Points
55.88/5855.88/58 t Weight Limit
Crew
  1. Commander
  2. Gunner
  3. Radio Operator
  4. Driver
  5. Loader
Mobility
800800 hp Engine Power
31/16 km/h Speed Limit
2828 deg/s Traverse
14.3214.32 hp/t Power/Wt Ratio
YesYes Pivot
Armor
76.2/50.8/38.1 mm Hull Armor
152.4/88.9/88.9152.4/88.9/88.9 mm Turret Armor
Armament







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Shell Cost
150/150/190150/150/190 HP Damage
171/239/38171/239/38 mm Penetration



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13.95 r/m 

Standard Gun

Reload Times
Nominal: 4.3 s
50% Crew: 5.33 s
75% Crew: 4.65 s
100% Crew: 4.12 s
Rammer: 3.71 s
Vents: 4.03 s
Both: 3.63 s
Both and BiA: 3.55 s
Both and Max Crew %: 3.4 s

See Crew, Consumables, or Equipment for more information.



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13.95 r/m 

Standard Gun

Reload Times
Nominal: 4.3 s
50% Crew: 5.33 s
75% Crew: 4.65 s
100% Crew: 4.12 s
Rammer: 3.71 s
Vents: 4.03 s
Both: 3.63 s
Both and BiA: 3.55 s
Both and Max Crew %: 3.4 s

See Crew, Consumables, or Equipment for more information.
Rate of Fire






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2763

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 1 (150 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 2763
50% Crew: 2230.5
75% Crew: 2554.5
100% Crew: 2881.5
100% Crew
Vents: 2946
Rammer: 3201
Both: 3274.5
Both and BiA: 3346.5
Both and Max Crew %: 3492

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 2913
50% Crew: 2380.5
75% Crew: 2704.5
100% Crew: 3031.5
100% Crew
Rammer: 3351
Vents: 3096
Both: 3424.5
Both and BiA: 3496.5
Both and Max Crew %: 3642

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 2 (150 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 2763
50% Crew: 2230.5
75% Crew: 2554.5
100% Crew: 2881.5
100% Crew
Vents: 2946
Rammer: 3201
Both: 3274.5
Both and BiA: 3346.5
Both and Max Crew %: 3492

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 2913
50% Crew: 2380.5
75% Crew: 2704.5
100% Crew: 3031.5
100% Crew
Rammer: 3351
Vents: 3096
Both: 3424.5
Both and BiA: 3496.5
Both and Max Crew %: 3642

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 3 (190 Damage):
With wholly penetrating hits

Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 3499.8
50% Crew: 2825.3
75% Crew: 3235.7
100% Crew: 3649.9
100% Crew
Vents: 3731.6
Rammer: 4054.6
Both: 4147.7
Both and BiA: 4238.9
Both and Max Crew %: 4423.2

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 3689.8
50% Crew: 3015.3
75% Crew: 3425.7
100% Crew: 3839.9
100% Crew
Rammer: 4244.6
Vents: 3921.6
Both: 4337.7
Both and BiA: 4428.9
Both and Max Crew %: 4613.2

See here, here, or here for more information.






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2763

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 1 (150 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 2763
50% Crew: 2230.5
75% Crew: 2554.5
100% Crew: 2881.5
100% Crew
Vents: 2946
Rammer: 3201
Both: 3274.5
Both and BiA: 3346.5
Both and Max Crew %: 3492

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 2913
50% Crew: 2380.5
75% Crew: 2704.5
100% Crew: 3031.5
100% Crew
Rammer: 3351
Vents: 3096
Both: 3424.5
Both and BiA: 3496.5
Both and Max Crew %: 3642

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 2 (150 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 2763
50% Crew: 2230.5
75% Crew: 2554.5
100% Crew: 2881.5
100% Crew
Vents: 2946
Rammer: 3201
Both: 3274.5
Both and BiA: 3346.5
Both and Max Crew %: 3492

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 2913
50% Crew: 2380.5
75% Crew: 2704.5
100% Crew: 3031.5
100% Crew
Rammer: 3351
Vents: 3096
Both: 3424.5
Both and BiA: 3496.5
Both and Max Crew %: 3642

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 3 (190 Damage):
With wholly penetrating hits

Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 3499.8
50% Crew: 2825.3
75% Crew: 3235.7
100% Crew: 3649.9
100% Crew
Vents: 3731.6
Rammer: 4054.6
Both: 4147.7
Both and BiA: 4238.9
Both and Max Crew %: 4423.2

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 3689.8
50% Crew: 3015.3
75% Crew: 3425.7
100% Crew: 3839.9
100% Crew
Rammer: 4244.6
Vents: 3921.6
Both: 4337.7
Both and BiA: 4428.9
Both and Max Crew %: 4613.2

See here, here, or here for more information.
Damage Per Minute


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0.39 m 

With 50% Crew: 0.483 m
With 75% Crew: 0.422 m
With 100% Crew: 0.374 m
With BiA: 0.366 m
With BiA and Vents: 0.358 m
Maximum possible: 0.343 m

For more details, see Crew


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0.39 m 

With 50% Crew: 0.483 m
With 75% Crew: 0.422 m
With 100% Crew: 0.374 m
With BiA: 0.366 m
With BiA and Vents: 0.358 m
Maximum possible: 0.343 m

For more details, see Crew
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2.3 s 

With 50% Crew: 2.849 s
With 75% Crew: 2.488 s
With 100% Crew: 2.205 s
With GLD: 2.005 s
With BiA: 2.157 s
With BiA and Vents: 2.11 s
With both and GLD: 1.918 s
Maximum possible: 1.839 s

For more details, see Crew or Equipment


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2.3 s 

With 50% Crew: 2.849 s
With 75% Crew: 2.488 s
With 100% Crew: 2.205 s
With GLD: 2.005 s
With BiA: 2.157 s
With BiA and Vents: 2.11 s
With both and GLD: 1.918 s
Maximum possible: 1.839 s

For more details, see Crew or Equipment
Aim time
3636 deg/s Turret Traverse
360° Gun Arc
-10°/+20°-10°/+20° Elevation Arc
7474 rounds Ammo Capacity
General
2020 % Chance of Fire






380 m 

With 50% Crew: 298.6 m
With 75% Crew: 339.3 m
With 100% Crew: 380 m
With Recon and Situational Awareness: 399.2 m
With Coated Optics: 418 m
With Binocular Telescope: 475 m
Maximum possible: 544 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment






380 m 

With 50% Crew: 298.6 m
With 75% Crew: 339.3 m
With 100% Crew: 380 m
With Recon and Situational Awareness: 399.2 m
With Coated Optics: 418 m
With Binocular Telescope: 475 m
Maximum possible: 544 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment
View Range


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570 m 

With 50% Crew: 460.1 m
With 75% Crew: 527 m
With 100% Crew: 594.5 m
With 100% Signal Boost: 684 m
When affected by 100% Relaying: 627 m
Maximum possible: 855.7 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment


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570 m 

With 50% Crew: 460.1 m
With 75% Crew: 527 m
With 100% Crew: 594.5 m
With 100% Signal Boost: 684 m
When affected by 100% Relaying: 627 m
Maximum possible: 855.7 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment
Signal Range
FV201 (A45)


VII

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4950

The FV201 (A45) is a British tier 7 premium heavy tank.

Developed starting in 1944 by English Electric as a possible replacement for the A43 Black Prince. Some components were unified with the A41 Centurion. In 1948 trials of a prototype were started. The prototype mounted a Centurion Mk. II turret and a 17-pounder gun. Due to changes in Armored Forces policy and doctrine, development proceeded no further. However, the design later served as a basis for several post-war heavy tanks.

This tank is available upon completing the Freedom to Play event on the NA server.

Modules / Available Equipment and Consumables

Modules

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Guns

Tier Gun Penetration
(mm)
Damage
(HP)
Rate of fire
(rounds/minute)
Dispersion
(m/100m)
Aiming time
(s)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

VII OQF 17-pdr Gun Mk. VII 171/239/38 150/150/190 13.95 0.39 2.3 826 62000

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Turrets

Tier Turret Turret Armor (front/sides/rear)
(mm)
Turret Traverse Speed
(deg/s)
View Range
(m)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

VII FV201 (A45) Universal Tank 152.4/88.9/88.9 36 380 12000 20000

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Engines

Tier Engine Engine Power
(hp)
Chance of Fire on Impact
(%)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

IX Rolls-Royce Meteor Mk. XI 800 20 744 50000

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Suspensions

Tier Suspension Load Limit
(т)
Traverse Speed
(гр/сек)
Rmin Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

VII FV201 (A45) Universal Tank 58 28 0 13000 20000

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Radios

Tier Radio Signal Range
(м)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

IX WS No. 19 Special 570 40 29400


Compatible Equipment

Vertical Stabilizer Mk 2 Heavy Spall Liner Camouflage Net Fill Tanks with CO2 Coated Optics Stabilizing Equipment System Experimental Optics Wear-Resistant Gun Laying Drive Venting System Innovative Loading System Extended Spare Parts Kit Enhanced Gun Laying Drive Enhanced Coil Springs Class 3 Improved Ventilation Class 3 Medium-Caliber Tank Gun Rammer Binocular Telescope Toolbox "Wet" Ammo Rack Class 2 

Compatible Consumables

Stabilizer Greasing Automatic Fire Extinguisher Natural Cover Optical Calibration Aim Tuning Experienced Firefighters 100-octane Gasoline 105-octane Gasoline Manual Fire Extinguisher Vent Purge Large First Aid Kit Large Repair Kit Duty Comes First Shell Organizer Orderly Ammo Rack Focus on Target Pudding and Tea Increased Focus Small First Aid Kit Small Repair Kit Gearbox Intricacy Steady Hand Pre-Battle Maintenance Combat Course 


Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • Fairly good gun depression and turret armor
  • Decent accuracy on the move
  • Above average mobility
  • High HP pool (1500)
  • High DPM


Cons:


  • Rather lacking in firepower
  • Hull armor provides little protection
  • Ammo rack tends to get hit
  • Low top speed
  • Does not get preferential match making


Performance

The FV 201 has a fairly strong frontal turret, which follows the trend of the Caernarvon and the Centurions. The gun, however, is a similar but less accurate version of the gun that is mounted on the TOG II. With 171 mm of penetration and 150 damage, It is tied for the lowest penetration of any tier 7 HT. The hull armor is weak, though the side skirts, fortunately, add a few extra mm of armor. The turret area above the gun is very weak and can be easily penetrated. This can be prevented by angling the turret to the side, turning it into a an auto-bounce zone. The rear and engine deck are easily penetrated.

The mobility is slightly below average for a T7 heavy tank. It has a slower kph forward than the average, but a faster reverse, at 31 and 16 kph respectively. Terrain resistance is slightly worse than the tier average. An interesting side effect of the slower speed makes the aiming circle minimally affected by movement. It will be advised to utilize this attribute to your advantage, and firing on the move is a viable tactical option.

The main problem with the A45 is that the 17 pounder is simply the wrong gun for this kind of vehicle. Its low alpha damage requires the A45 to stay exposed for long period of time in order to do significant damage, relying on out-DPM-in the enemy, rather than trading shots. Unlike the Black Prince, which has the necessary armor to weather the return fire, the A45 will not survive this. Nor does the A45 have the maneuverability to flank its opponents. As a result, the A45 often does better in matches where it is not top tier and therefore does not need to carry the game. It can be an efficient support tank, provided it can stay hidden while firing.


Early Research

Premium tank, no research required.


Suggested Equipment


"Wet" Ammo Rack Class 2 Coated Optics Medium-Caliber Tank Gun Rammer 


Gallery

Historical Info

The chassis was from the A45 Infantry Support Tank, which project was started in 1944 shortly after that of the A41 Centurion. After the war, the project was relocated to that of the "Universal Tank" design of the FV 200 series. The 200 series was to have used a common hull for all uses (self-propelled artillery, armoured personnel carrier, three varieties of tank, etc.). One tank type was to be the heavy FV 201 of 55 tonnes, armed with an 83.4 mm gun.


In 1949, it was decided to bring the armament up to 120 mm. As this delayed the project, in 1952 the FV 201 hull was combined with a 17 pounder-armed Centurion Mk 2 turret to give the FV 221 Caernarvon Mark I. Twenty-one were built with the Mk III 20 pounder turret as the Caernarvon Mk II. The FV 221 may originally have been intended to be the "Main Battle Tank" member of the FV 201 series, but with the success of the A41 Centurion such a vehicle was no longer required. In either event, the Caernarvon was only used for chassis development work serving in troop trials. In 1955, the first Conqueror was produced. Twenty Mark 1 and 165 Mark 2 Conquerors were built, including conversions of Caernarvon MkIIs. Production continued until 1959. It lost much tactical relevance once the Centurion was upgraded to an L7 105 mm gun.


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