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GB48_FV215b_183 (Stock)

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Totals
6100000 Price
2000 Hit Points
59.96 / 64 kgWeight
Crew
  1. Commander
Armor
152.4/50.8/76.2Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
254/101.6/76.2Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
Maneuver
800 h.p.Engine Power
34.3 km/hSpeed Limit
32 deg/secTraverse Speed
Firepower
1150 Standard Shell Damage
310 mmStandard Shell Penetration
30 Reload Time
16 deg/secTurret Traverse Speed
Communication
400 mView Range
750 mSignal Range
FV215b (183)
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FV215b (183)
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This proposed heavy tank destroyer utilized components of the Mk.II Conqueror. The vehicle featured the gun in a rear-mounted oscillating turret. The project was canceled shortly after a dummy vehicle was built.

Assault tank based on the Conqueror chassis with a 183mm gun mounted on it. The project was cancelled in the 1950s and it never saw military service.

The "land arty." This known for its notoriously apocalyptic gun. Especially when loaded with premium shells, this monster is a death sentence to any tank and you must avoid frontal combat with this tank at all costs unless it's reloading.

As a downside, the FV215b (183) can only turn its turret 45 degrees either direction. The gun has a horrific load time and low ammo capacity, comparable to SPGs, and is not very accurate. So as long as you can outmaneuver its gun range you will be able to destroy it.

FV215b (183)

Stock

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret X FV215b 17000 254/101.6/76.2 16 400
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun X 183 mm L4 5400 310/275/92 1150/1750/1750 2 0.4 3.4
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine X Rolls-Royce Meteor Mk. 12 744 800 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis X FV215b 12000 64 32
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio X SR C45 0 750

Compatible Equipment

Large 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:


  • Unbelievable raw gun statistics: mind-boggling damage-per-shot, overkill penetration
  • Very wide fire arc vs other British TDs or even TDs in general
  • Excels at peek-a-boom while sidescraping


Cons:


  • Long reloading cycle
  • Poor gun handling: aim time is long but not unexpected, dispersion bloom from any source is extreme; subpar accuracy
  • Very limited ammunition storage


Performance

This vehicle is very different from its predecessor. The 18.3cm gun is still immensely powerful(as powerful as the 180mm gun on the Object 261) and has a turret as well. Due to these facts, the vehicle is capable to spread fear and unorganized retreat under its opponents on close and middle distances, making it a quite powerful defensive unit. Nevertheless, these advantages are only useful in urban battlefields, where flanking operations are often unavailable for the enemy due to cover from the own team.

On open and plain maps players should strictly avoid to lead a push in the first few minutes of a round if they do not want to get blown up by artillery fire and flanking medium tanks. Furthermore a player should look for good cover, from which he or she is able to open fire while staying undetected. In case of the necessity of a push always stay in the second row and try to get flank cover from other tanks. If your teammates do not react or even refuse to cover you, try to use the landscape even more in order to avoid as much direct enemy fire as possible. When this is not possible, have an eye on the positions of the enemy and those of your team members and go to positions, from which you have natural cover from your team members (because then they will spot the enemy before they are able to spot you).

Finally, if you have HESH loaded, and you have a nice IS-7 in your sights, let the gun crack and see him lose most, if not all of his HP. Also, using gold rounds, the FV can easily turn an astray battle entirely in your favor. However, with only 230mm of penetration and a tendency for tracks and other spaced armor prevent penetration, the HESH shell is the ultimate in randomness and can only be used with careful aim or deliberate acceptance of 500 damage per shot.


Early Research

Vehicle is elite in its stock configuration.


Historical Info

The FV215b (183) was a project variant of the FV 214, or its more known name, the Conqueror. The 183mm L4 tank gun developed by ARDE in the mid 50’s is the largest tank gun ever made and was first tested on the FV 4005 Conway. The huge gun, firing only HE or HESH rounds, was designed with the ability to defeat any current (IS-3) or future Soviet armour. After tests failed the gun would attempted to be mounted on the conqueror as the FV215b. Information about this project is very limited, as the project was scrapped after a full size mock up was built and examined.


Historical Gallery

Sources and External Links

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