|40 / 42.5 Weight|
- Loader (Radio Operator)
|121/51/32Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)|
|196/196/35Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)|
|810 h.p.Engine Power|
|40 km/hTop Speed / Reverse Speed|
|50 deg/sTraverse Speed|
|268 mmAverage Penetration|
|7.6 Reload Time|
|40 deg/sGun Traverse Speed|
|265 mView Range|
|500 mSignal Range|
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 aggressive role than its predecessor, and contributes to make it a much more well-rounded vehicle. In fact, one could consider it a reverse of the previous Centurion tanks; instead of having poor hull armor and tough turret, it gains an extremely sturdy and sloped hull in exchange for a slightly weaker turret with no mantlet. Nonetheless, its marginally increased DPM, superior maneuverability, and tricky armor layout make it a very competitive all-rounder tank for Tier X.
|Level||Turret||Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm)||Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s)||View Range (m)||Experience||Weight (t)|
|Level||Gun||Average Penetration (mm)||Rate of Fire||Dispersion at 100 m||Aiming Time||Experience||Weight (t)|
|X||105 mm Royal Ordnance L7A1||268/210/105||350/440/440||7.89||0.32||2.1||0||1282|
|Level||Engine||Engine Power (h.p.)||Chance of Fire on Impact||Experience||Weight (t)|
|X||Rolls-Royce Meteor M120A||810||20||0||744|
|Level||Suspension||Load Limit||Traverse Speed (deg/s)||Experience||Weight (t)|
|Level||Radio||Signal Range (m)||Experience||Weight (t)|
Pros and Cons
- Very good all-rounder tank
- Higher DPM than the E 50M and M48 Patton
- HESH allows for even higher damage values
- Highly sloped frontal upper hull will likely autobounce anything coming its way
- Quick acceleration and powerful engine (though with a weird speed limit)
- Relatively slow speed limit at 40km/h, but it reaches it very quickly
- Relatively weak turret with no mantlet - can bounce lower tier guns but Tier 10 tanks will punch through it easily. The manle
- Lack of a high penetration premium round limits the tank in roles it can play, and in tight situations with the match on the
- Lowest HP Pool among Tier 10 medium tanks.
- Relatively useless at the start of the game, but quite useful once when the enemy flank is determined.
Very competitive brawling tank. The theoretical DPM while shooting HESH, which can pen all the other Tier 10 medium tanks from the front, is very high, but the chance of all your shots penetrating is not very high. Exercise caution when fighting in the front lines, as your turret armor, though not terrible, is not strong enough to withstand some Tier 10 guns. Try to keep your tank moving to prevent enemies from aiming at your weakspots; the FV4202's armor layout is great for bouncing careless or hasty shots. Use your maneuverability, high DPM, and HESH to their best extent to make yourself a threat to all tanks, while being able to dodge shots quickly and slip back into cover in a heartbeat.
The FV4202 has exceptional gun depression and while it has a soft turret, it is still at home hill fighting. Excellent gun hanling will allow you to take snap shots over ridges with decent accuracy, minimizing your exposure time for the turret and inducing many misses. When executing this quasi hull down maneuver, it is best to choose areas that allow you to move up to the hill sideways to the enemy. Dance quickly up, fire a snap shot and dance back down below a ridge. This tactic elicits many missed shots from enemies relying on auto aim which can't quite keep up with the speed of the maneuver.
When driving an FV4202 take care to avoid situations where you will encounter heavy tanks frontally. The soft turret and lack of high penetration premium round make this technique a recipe for failure. Instead, position yourself to get side shots on enemy tanks, or work on medium tank foes. Whenever you have side shots with the FV4202, switch to HESH, or even HE which has very high penetration averaging 110mm can over-match the side armor of many tier X vehicles.
The FV4202 has a gun that is identical to the top gun on Centurion 7/1, but with much shorter reload time. This means that it is even more suited to do the sniping task, which is one of the strength in this tank with 0.32 Dispersion, one of the best guns in the game. With this accuracy, you can reliably penetrate frontal weak spots of most tanks without angling. The FV4202 is suited to be a game finishier, while you preserve your HP Pool at the start of the game and then trade shots near the end of the game. This tactic means that your win rate will be heavily depended on Allies' performance.
Circling tactics is surprisingly useful in this tank, due to is hull transverse speed, and you should constantly find rear or side weak spots of the enemy and prepare to change shells often, as your non-premium HE Round have the Highest penetration values among ALL Tier X Medium Tanks, with >100 Penentration means that it is useful to penentrate the rear of nearly all tanks that you can meet in Tier X, some in the rear, and even the frontal armour of the Leopord Series.
All in all, it got an Below average arnor but competitive at front, a Better than average gun, and the best non-premium HE round penentration with Short Reload Time
None in terms of Modules. However, you need to get at least 75% crew skills to let the tank be competitive in Tier X Matches
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