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GB70_FV4202_105 (Stock)

AnnoFV4202 105.png
Totals
6100000 Price
1950 Hit Points
39.96 / 42.5 kgWeight
Crew
  1. Commander
Armor
121/51/32Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
196/196/35Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
Maneuver
810 h.p.Engine Power
40 km/hSpeed Limit
50 deg/secTraverse Speed
Firepower
390 Standard Shell Damage
268 mmStandard Shell Penetration
8.6 Reload Time
40 deg/secTurret Traverse Speed
Communication
410 mView Range
750 mSignal Range
X
FV4202
6100000
Experimental tank on the basis of the Centurion medium tank. The vehicle was in development from 1956 through 1959. Never saw mass production. Technical decisions and innovations implemented in FV4202 became the basis for FV4201 Chieftain.

Something of a departure from the philosophies of more or less all British mediums before it, the FV4202 may seem at first to be simply an upgrade of the Centurion Mk. 7/1 - and may indeed be played as such - but is in fact quite its own beast. Its significantly smaller profile, extremely well-sloped frontal armor and increased agility means that this tank can stand to take on a much more frontal role than its predecessor, and contributes to make it a much more well-rounded vehicle. In fact, the only things that truly stand out about the FV4202 are its good cannon and turret, and slow top speed; in all other regards it behaves very much like a "Jack of all trades, master of none" sort of tank when compared to its classmates.

The FV4202 is expected to be removed from its Tier 10 medium status in patch 10.0 to become a Tier 8 premium tank, whilst its tier X medium role will instead be filled by the Centurion Action X (see links below).

FV4202

Stock

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret X FV4202 8500 196/196/35 40 410
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun X 105 mm Royal Ordnance L7A1 1282 268/210/105 390/480/480 6.98 0.32 2.1
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine X Rolls-Royce Meteor M120A 744 810 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis X FV4202 8500 42.5 50
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio X SR C45 0 750

Compatible Equipment

Vertical Stabilizer Mk 1
Medium Spall Liner
Camouflage Net
Fill Tanks with CO2
Coated Optics
Enhanced Gun Laying Drive
Enhanced Horizontal Coil Springs 2 Class
Improved Ventilation Class 2
Medium-Caliber Tank Gun Rammer
Binocular Telescope
Toolbox
"Wet" Ammo Rack Class 1

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:


  • Very good responsiveness and mobility
  • HESH shells allow for inordinate damage over time against soft-shelled targets
  • Excellent gun depression and gun handling with and balanced gun characteristics
  • Surprisingly strong upper front plate


Cons:


  • Limited top speed
  • No effective armor other than upper front plate


Performance

The FV4202, by dint of being so well-rounded, fills some sort of imaginary hole between nearly all other Tier X medium tanks. By now, having played the Centurions, one will be used to the role of support tank, and thanks to its quite accurate gun and higher DPM than the E-50 Ausf. M the Brit can fill this role neatly. However, limiting oneself to that alone is sort of undeserving of this tank's potential, as it has superior gun depression and respectable camouflage. Its agility also means that it can fight in between buildings and wolf pack quite effectively, which all adds up to making it a quite potent flanker, best employed as a long-range harasser and sharpshooter from the sides of the enemy front.


Early Research

  • None, as all modules are already researched upon acquiring the tank


Historical Info

FV4202 was a British experimental vehicle based on the Centurion medium tank. The vehicle was in development from 1956 through 1959. Total mass of the tank was around 40 tons. Three prototypes were made before the project was canceled. Technical decisions and innovations implemented in FV4202 became the basis for FV4201 Chieftain.


Historical Gallery

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Light Tanks IICruiser Mk. I IICruiser Mk. III IIICruiser Mk. IV IIICruiser Mk. II IVValentine IVCovenanter VCrusader
Medium Tanks IVickers Medium Mk. I IIVickers Medium Mk. II IIIVickers Medium Mk. III IVMatilda VMatilda Black Prince VICromwell VICromwell Knight VIIComet VIIICenturion Mk. I IXCenturion Mk. 7/1 XFV4202
Heavy Tanks VChurchill I VExcelsior VIChurchill VII VITOG II* VIIBlack Prince VIIICaernarvon IXConqueror XFV215b
Tank Destroyers IIUniversal Carrier 2-pdr IIIValentine AT IVAlecto VAT 2 VIChurchill Gun Carrier VIAT 8 VIIAT 15A VIIAT 7 VIIIAT 15 IXTortoise XFV215b (183)
Self-Propelled Artillery IILoyd Gun Carriage IIISexton II IIISexton I IVBirch Gun VBishop VIFV304 VIICrusader 5.5-in. SP VIIIFV207 IXFV3805 XConqueror Gun Carriage
Medium Tanks
USA IIT2 Medium Tank IIIM2 Medium Tank IVM3 Lee VM4A2E4 Sherman VM4A2E4 Ripper VM4 Sherman VM7 VRam II VIM4A3E8 Sherman VISherman Fury VIM4A3E2 Sherman Jumbo VIIT20 VIIT23E3 VIIIM26 Pershing VIIIT26E4 Super Pershing VIIIT26E4 Freedom VIIIT69 VIIIT95E2 IXM46 Patton IXT54E1 XM48A1 Patton
UK IVickers Medium Mk. I IIVickers Medium Mk. II IIIVickers Medium Mk. III IVMatilda VMatilda Black Prince VICromwell VICromwell Knight VIIComet VIIICenturion Mk. I IXCenturion Mk. 7/1 XFV4202
Germany IIIPz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. A IIIPz.Kpfw. S35 739 (f) IVPz.Kpfw. III IVPz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. D IVVK 20.01 (D) VPz.Kpfw. III/IV VPz.Kpfw. IV VPz.Kpfw. IV Hydrostat VPz.Kpfw. V/IV VPz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. H VT-25 VIPz.Kpfw. IV Schmalturm VIVK 30.01 (P) VIVK 30.01 (D) VIVK 30.02 (M) VIIPanther/M10 VIIPz.Kpfw. V Panther VIIVK 30.02 (D) VIIIPanther mit 8,8 cm L/71 VIIIIndien-Panzer VIIIPanther II IXE-50 IXLeopard prototyp A XE-50 Ausf. M XLeopard 1
France IIID2 IXLorraine 40 t XBat.-Châtillon 25 t
USSR IVT-28 VMatilda IV VT-34 VIA-43 VIT-34-85 VISpectre VIT-34-88 VIIA-44 VIIKV-13 VIIT-43 VIIT-44-122 VIIIObject 416 VIIIT-44 IXObject 430 Version II IXT-54 XObject 140 XObject 430 XT-62A
China VType T-34 VIType 58 VIIT-34-1 VIIIT-34-2 VIIIT-34-3 IXWZ-120 X121
Japan IIChi-Ni IIIType 97 Chi-Ha IVType 1 Chi-He VType 3 Chi-Nu VType 3 Chi-Nu Kai VIType 4 Chi-To VIIType 5 Chi-Ri VIIISTA-1 IXType 61 XSTB-1
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