|2500 Hit Points|
|69.96 / 73 kgWeight|
|152.4/101.6/76.2Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)|
|254/152.4/101.6Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)|
|950 h.p.Engine Power|
|34.3 km/hSpeed Limit|
|38 deg/secTraverse Speed|
|400 Standard Shell Damage|
|259 mmStandard Shell Penetration|
|8.7 Gun Loading|
|34 deg/secTurret Traverse Speed|
|410 mView Range|
|750 mSignal Range|
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).
|Level||Turret||Weight (t)||Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm)||Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s)||View Range (m)|
|Level||Gun||Weight (t)||Average Penetration (mm)||Rate of Fire||Dispersion at 100 m||Aiming Time|
|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|
|Level||Suspension||Weight (t)||Load Limit||Traverse Speed (deg/s)|
|Level||Radio||Weight (t)||Signal Range (m)|
Pros and Cons
- High DPM
- High accuracy (Good on the move as well)
- Very quick aim time
- Can use HESH against poorly armored targets
- High health pool
- 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
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.
Sources and External Links
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|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)|
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|UK||VChurchill I • VExcelsior • VIChurchill VII • VITOG II* • VIIBlack Prince • VIIICaernarvon • IXConqueror • XFV215b|
|Germany||IVPz.Kpfw. B2 740 (f) • IVDurchbruchswagen 2 • VVK 30.01 (H) • VIVK 36.01 (H) • VIIPz.Kpfw. VI Tiger • VIIPz.Kpfw. VI Tiger (P) • VIIILöwe • VIIIPz.Kpfw. Tiger II • VIIIVK 45.02 (P) Ausf. A • IXE-75 • IXVK 45.02 (P) Ausf. B • XE-100 • XMaus|
|France||IVB1 • VBDR G1 B • VIARL 44 • VIIAMX M4 mle. 45 • VIIIAMX 50 100 • VIIIFCM 50 t • VIIIFCM 50 t Liberté • IXAMX 50 120 • XAMX 50 B|
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|China||VIIIS-2 • VIII110 • VIII112 • IXWZ-111 model 1-4 • X113|