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GB70_FV4202_105 (Stock)

Totals
6100000 Cost
1800 HPDurability
40 / 42.5 Weight
Crew
  1. Commander
  2. Gunner
  3. Driver
  4. Loader (Radio Operator)
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/hTop Speed / Reverse Speed
50 deg/sTraverse Speed
Firepower
350 damage
268 mmAverage Penetration
7.6 Reload Time
40 deg/sGun Traverse Speed
Communication
265 mView Range
500 mSignal Range
X
FV4202
6100000
Experimental tank on the basis of the Centurion medium tank. The vehicle was in development from 1956 through 1959, but never saw mass production. Technical decisions and innovations implemented in the FV4202 became the basis for the 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 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.

Turretgun

Turret

Level Turret Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m) Experience Weight (t)
X FV4202 196/196/35 40 265 0 8500
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
Engine

Engine

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)
X FV4202 42.5 50 0 8500
Radio

Radio

Level Radio Signal Range (m) Experience Weight (t)
X C45 500 0 40


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


Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • 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)


Cons:


  • 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.


Performance

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


Early Research

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


Historical Info

The FV4202 was a prototype platform as a "40 ton Centurion" which was used to develop concepts for the modernized Chieftan design.



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