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|315252 HP Hit Points|
|20.45/20.711.61/0 t Weight Limit|
- Commander (Radio Operator)
|350350 hp Engine Power|
|72.4/14 km/h Speed Limit|
|2020 deg/s Traverse|
|17.11Expression error: Unexpected < operator. hp/t Power/Wt Ratio|
|14/14/14 mm Hull Armor|
|280//280// HP Damage|
|22//22// mm Penetration|
|r/m 6.74 r/m 6.74 Rate of Fire|
▲1058.4 Damage Per Minute
With 50% Crew: 0.818 m
With 50% Crew: 0.818 m
|s 4.8 s 4.8 Aim time|
|2020 deg/s Gun Traverse Speed|
|31° Gun Arc|
|-5°/+45°-5°/+45° Elevation Arc|
|110110 rounds Ammo Capacity|
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|m 255 m 255 View Range|
|m 450 m 700 Signal Range|
Prototype light SPG developed by Vickers. Development started in 1947. However, the prototype was not manufactured until 1950. The design of the SPG was already obsolete by this time, and the project was canceled.
The FV304, referred to by most players as "Bert", is a very unique SPG. It has very good accuracy and aiming time, along with a fast rate of fire -- as little as a 10 second reload. This is balanced by the fact that it has very low damage and penetration, as well as virtually no splash radius. It also has very short range for tier 6, although its blistering speed allows it to relocate to proper range in short time. It is necessary to bring the FV304 closer to the action than a typical SPG, due to its low range, and support its team with a constant barrage of sustained fire.
In a pinch, the FV304 is capable of acting as more than an SPG. Its tiny size, good camouflage, and high top speed allow it to be a surprisingly effective scout. However, if it needs to defend itself, despite having good gun's accuracy and aiming time, the low alpha damage makes one-shotting enemy impossible unless its on low health (below 100), and the low shell velocity makes hitting fast moving lights difficult, even in short range. All in all, the FV304 is quite a capable SPG, but also has the potential to fulfill many other roles.
The FV304 leads to the Crusader 5.5-in. SP.
Modules / Available Equipment and Consumables
|Rate of fire
|IV||Q.F. 25-Pr. Gun/How.||22||280||6.74||0.66||4.8||510||28500|
|Q.F. 4.5-in. Howitzer||28||450||4.44||0.7||4.8||43000|
|Chance of Fire on Impact
|Rolls-Royce Meteorite V8||0||12000|
|Rolls-Royce Meteor M300||0||15000|
|FV304 Mk. II||0||0||15000|
|VII||WS No. 19 Mk. II||450||40||21000|
|VIII||WS No. 22||700||40||25000|
|VIII||WS No. 19 Mk. III||550||40||22000|
Pros and Cons
- Gun range: stock: 1050 m, top: 500 m
- Fastest SPG in the game due to top speed and pw/wt ratio
- Great camouflage and small profile
- One of the most accurate artillery in the game
- Very high gun arc allows it to hit enemies behind cover easily at close-to-maximum range
- Awful range especially at this tier
- Low damage and penetration, often bouncing off some heavily armored tanks
- Rather underwhelming rate of fire for its alpha, lower than Bishop
- Very slow traverse speed compared to its acceleration and top speed
- Extremely low splash radius
This SPG is different from most other SPGs. It has low range (about 500m) but is very fast and very small. The trick with this SPG is to play more as a support tank, this can be done by hiding behind rocks or small houses as the high elevation of it's cannon will allow you to shoot over such obstacles. With this SPG you have to know where the enemy and your team is, because the moment a flank is weakening you should try to get there and support it as fast as possible. Your high speed will allow you to do this. The low damage and penetration of its cannon is countered by a high rate-of-fire. You can track tanks and leave them helpless out in the open or just shoot them yourself. You also have an over-abundance of shells so you don't have to be shy about using them. This SPG should not be thought of lightly as he can escape dangerous situations easily then retaliate late; keeping tanks tracked and even scout late-game if needed.
Also, this SPG, if played correctly, do well as a fast TD. But keep in mind that this sort of gameplay is better suited for experienced players, or players that are very familiar with the ELC AMX. That means: use cover often, attack distracted enemies and most importantly: STAY ALIVE
- The Q.F. 4.5-in. Howitzer and WS No. 19 Mk. III Radio carry over from the Bishop. Mount them immediately.
- First, research the Rolls-Royce Meteor M300 Engine.
- Next, research the FV304 Mk. II Suspension.
- Finally, research the WS No. 22 Radio.
Development of the FV300 started in 1943 when the Tank Board called for a British Light Tank to be in production by 1945 to replace the USA's Stuart, and later Chaffee, in British service. A contract was place with Vickers for a tank of 14 to 16 tons mounting a 77mm (as subsequently in Comet). This was the first time that a machine of this category was to have armament suitable for the task it would have to carry out, which was in reconnaissance troops of tank regiments. Transmission and suspension were kept as simple as possible to reduce power loss at the sprockets, and the tank owed a good deal to the experience which had been gained from Harry Hopkins and Tetrarch. FV300 was intended to be air-portable in unladen form, and the possibility of carrying the turret, gun and even tracks separately in another aircraft was seriously considered. Even then, it would have been necessary to lift a 10-ton load, and thereby to accept much reduced strategic range in any transport aircraft available at that date. The air-portability requirement was therefore dropped, and as the order was only for 80 production tanks, progress was extremely slow. The wooden mock up led to many modifications, among them being the substitution of a Meteorite V-8 350 h.p. engine in place of the 210 h.p. GMC6-71 motor originally proposed. The engine and gearbox were moved to the right front of the hull, leaving the final drive at the back, to bring the gun layout into line with that selected for the SP's and other variants.1946 saw a revived interest in the project, and it was brought into new series as FV301.
By 1947 further changes had been made. The Rolls-Royce Meteor petrol-injection 500 h.p. engine coupled to a TN10 gearbox in place of the earlier Spicer box was to be used, on a sub-frame for easy removal as a unit. Torsion bar suspension was used, in preference to the Christie type, The turret was composite-built, with a front casting and rolled plates for the rest. The 77mm gun had a new concentric recoil system, promising even better accuracy, and it was mounted well forward in the turret to provide room for the crew. An equilibrator was used to compensate for the out-of-balance. Eighty rounds could be stowed in the hull, a considerable design feat, considering the size of the ammunition. But frontal armour was reduced to 2"actual thickness, the all up weight of the machine having risen to 21 tons. However in 1950, doubts arose about the value of such lightly armored vehicles on the modern battlefield. In parenthesis, one may be permitted to wonder why these doubts had not been properly evaluated earlier; but the result of the later views led to the cancellation of the entire FV300 series by 1953.
FV301 - Light Tank
FV302 - Command Post
FV303 - 20pnd SP Gun
FV304 - 25pnd SP Gun
FV305 - 5.5" SP Gun
FV306 - Light ARV
FV307 - Radar vehicle
FV308 - Field Artillery Tractor
FV309 - Ammunition Vehicle
FV310 - Light APCFV311 - Armoured Load Carrier
Historical Accuracy Errata
The 4.5-inch howitzer was never developed for the FV304. It was only used on the BT-42, a Finnish assault gun.
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