|2000 Hit Points|
|59.96 / 64 kgWeight|
|152.4/50.8/76.2Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)|
|254/101.6/76.2Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)|
|800 h.p.Engine Power|
|34.3 km/hSpeed Limit|
|32 deg/secTraverse Speed|
|1150 Standard Shell Damage|
|310 mmStandard Shell Penetration|
|30 Gun Loading|
|16 deg/secTurret Traverse Speed|
|400 mView Range|
|750 mSignal Range|
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.
Pros and Cons
- 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
- 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
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.
Vehicle is elite in its stock configuration.
Sources and External Links
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|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)|
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