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GB13_FV215b (Stock)

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Totals
6100000 Price
2500 Hit Points
69.96 / 73 kgWeight
Crew
  1. Commander
Armor
152.4/101.6/76.2Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
254/152.4/101.6Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
Maneuver
950 h.p.Engine Power
34.3 km/hSpeed Limit
38 deg/secTraverse Speed
Firepower
400 Standard Shell Damage
259 mmStandard Shell Penetration
8.7 Reload Time
34 deg/secTurret Traverse Speed
Communication
410 mView Range
750 mSignal Range
FV215b
X
FV215b
6100000
Proposed plan for a heavy tank on the basis of the Conqueror Mk. II. Unlike the production model, this modification featured rear placement of the fighting compartment. No prototypes were manufactured.

Possibly the most consistently and seriously damaging heavy tank in the game, the FV215b is as quirky as it is potentially devastating. Most easily likened to the American T110E5, the 215b is outfitted with a marginally better hull than the Caernarvon and Conqueror. Nevertheless, the tank makes some spectacular leaps from its predecessor in terms of turret thickness, gun performance, general stats, and not least in agility as it receives roughly a 65% increase in traverse speed. Also, it may take some time to get used to the rear mounted turret and finds its gameplay similar that of the Maus in that aspect.

The FV215b is expected to be removed from World of Tanks in a far future patch, at which time its tier X heavy place will be taken by the Chieftain Mk2 (see links below).

FV215b

Stock

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Turret Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret X FV215 16500 254/152.4/101.6 34 410
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun X 120 mm Gun L1A1 2850 259/326/120 400/400/515 6.9 0.33 1.7
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine X Rolls-Royce Griffon 952 950 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis X FV215 12000 73 38
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio X SR C45 0 750

Compatible Equipment

Vertical Stabilizer Mk 2
Superheavy Spall Liner
Camouflage Net
Fill Tanks with CO2
Coated Optics
Enhanced Gun Laying Drive
Enhanced Horizontal Coil Springs 3 Class
Improved Ventilation Class 3
Large-caliber Tank Gun Rammer
Binocular Telescope
Toolbox
"Wet" Ammo Rack Class 2

Compatible Consumables

Automatic Fire Extinguisher
100-octane Gasoline
105-octane Gasoline
Manual Fire Extinguisher
Large First Aid Kit
Large Repair Kit
Pudding and Tea
Small First Aid Kit
Small Repair Kit

Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • High DPM
  • High accuracy (Good on the move as well)
  • Very quick aim time
  • Can use HESH against poorly armored targets
  • High health pool


Cons:


  • Rear turret
  • Weak all around armor for a heavy, especially the side armor
  • Ammo rack is weak
  • Catches fire easily, with weak fuel tanks in the front
  • Easy to track


Performance

The FV215b shares a few similarities with the American tier 10 heavy, the T110E5. Both have above average gun depression, both have 400 alpha guns with not-too-alien gun stats to each other, and they both have worthless side and rear armor.

More often than not, the trick to playing the 215b is to play it as a medium tank. It cannot perform on the front lines due to the low alpha (for a heavy) gun, poor armor, and significant vulnerability to artillery. It performs much better as a sniper where its quick aim time, high accuracy, and DPM to cut down opponents without mercy. Should the opportunity present itself, the 215b can also hull down successfully due to the moderate (7 degrees) gun depression and tough turret.

If you for example get a city map like Ruinberg and you can't hull down or snipe, you are generally out of luck as your low top speed and nonexistent camouflage values ensure you'd be bombarded by artillery or flanked if you would try to go with the medium group. At this point it's best to try staying one or two tanks behind the much more tougher heavies like the IS-7, E 100, and sometimes a side scraping IS-4. Wait for them to receive a shot, then peek out and fire back at the enemy once or twice depending on how fast your reload is compared to theirs.

Despite the rear mounted turret, don't try to side scrape all the time. Your hull armor is so weak that any gold round will pierce your upper front plate and unless at autobounce angles, will also always penetrate your hull armor. The only piece of armor you can expect to work sometimes is your turret armor, and side scraping should only be used to minimize exposure rather than bounce shells, or to pray that the shot gets absorbed by the tracks.


Historical Info

The FV215b (183) was a project variant of the FV 214, or its more known name, the Conqueror. The 183mm cannon was first tested on the FV 4005 Conway, but testing yielded unsatisfactory results despite the gun's power. A purpose built vehicle, designated FV215b was proposed to carry the gun instead. Information about the FV215b project is very limited, as the project was scrapped after a full size mock up was built and examined. This 120mm variant does not exist in the historical record.


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