FV4004 Conway

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General info

The Conway in the Garage.

The FV4004 Conway is a Rank V British tank destroyer with a battle rating of 7.0. The tank destroyer was released with Update 1.57 "Battle March". It is armed with a cannon, developed to take on the heavy Soviet IS-3 tank. It excels in fighting the top-rank heavies.

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

This tank plays very similarly to the KV-2. It lacks armor on all sides and has a very large caliber gun, able to penetrate everything it faces, severely damaging most. It can be played as a usual Tank destroyer, excelling at it with its high velocity APDS rounds, sniping from a distance. Extraordinarily, it is also able to take a heavy tank in a 1v1 as well.

Vehicle characteristics

Tactics

Specific enemies worth noting

Counter-tactics

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Very powerful 120 mm gun.
  • Gun mantlet has decent armour.

Cons:

  • Weak armour overall
  • Long reload time
  • Fairly low speed for a lightly armoured vehicle.
  • Only carries a maximum of 20 shells.

Specifications

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Armaments

1 × 120 mm Ordnance QF Tk. L1A1 cannon (20 rounds)
1 x 7.62 mm Browning M1919A4 machine gun (3,600 Rounds)

Main armament

1 × 120 mm Ordnance QF Tk. L1A1 cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 20 Shells
  • Gun Depression: -5°
  • Gun Elevation: 10°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 10.7°/s (Stock), __._°/s (Upgraded), __._°/s (Upgraded + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Rate of Fire: 19.4s (Stock), _._s (Full Crew), _._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), _._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
1 × 120 mm Ordnance QF Tk. L1A1 cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 20 Shells
  • Gun Depression: -5°
  • Gun Elevation: 10°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 10.7°/s (Stock), __._°/s (Upgraded), __._°/s (Upgraded + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Rate of Fire: 19.4s (Stock), _._s (Full Crew), _._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), _._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
1 × 120 mm Ordnance QF Tk. L1A1 cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 20 Shells
  • Gun Depression: -5°
  • Gun Elevation: 10°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 10.7°/s (Stock), __._°/s (Upgraded), __._°/s (Upgraded + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Rate of Fire: 19.4s (Stock), _._s (Full Crew), _._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), _._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
Ammunition
Ammunition Penetration in mm @ 90° Type of
warhead
Velocity
in m/s
Projectile
Mass in kg
Fuse delay
in m:
Fuse sensitivity
in mm:
Explosive Mass in
TNT equivalent
in g:
Normalization At 30°
from horizontal:
Ricochet:
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m 0% 50% 100%
Shot L1G 362 361 359 354 339 321 APDS 1493 9.1 N/A N/A N/A +1.5° 15° 12° 10°
Shell L1TK 152 152 152 152 152 152 HESH 792 16 0.4 0.1 3,970 +0° 15° 12° 10°
Ammo racks
Ammo racks of the Conway.
Full
ammo
Ammo
Part
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
Recommendations Visual
discrepancy
20 Projectiles
Propellants
17 (+3)
16 (+4)
14 (+6)
10 (+10)
13 (+7)
(+19)
(+19)
 
Turret empty: 10 (+10) No

Secondary armament

1 x 7.62 mm Browning M1919A4 machine gun (coaxial)

Crew

  • Commander
  • Gunner
  • Loader
  • Driver

Total: 4 Crew members

Armour

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour
  • Cast homogeneous armour (Gun mantlet)
Armour Front Sides Rear Roof
Hull 76.2 mm (58°) Front glacis
76.2 mm (47-48°) Lower glacis
50.8 (12°) + 6 mm 38 mm (8-12°) 29 mm
8-14 mm Engine deck
Turret 132 mm (19°) Turret front
140 mm (7-61°) Gun Mantlet
95 mm (0-6°) Front
47 mm (2°) Middle
30 mm Rear
30 mm Border
20 mm Hatch
17 mm
Armour Front Sides Roof
Cupola 47 mm 47 mm Right side 30 mm Left & Rear 47 mm

Notes:

  • Suspension wheels are 20 mm thick while tracks are 30 mm thick.

Engine & mobility

Weight: 49.8 ton

Max Speed: 41 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 902 hp @ 2550 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 18.11 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 40°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: ___ hp @ 2550 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: __°
Weight: 49.8 ton

Max Speed: 37 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 562 hp @ 2550 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 11.28 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 40°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: ___ hp @ 2550 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: __°
Weight: 49.8 ton

Max Speed: 37 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 562 hp @ 2550 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 11.28 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 40°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: ___ hp @ 2550 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: __°

Modules and improvements

The first upgrades to head for is Parts and FPE for increased survivability. Once you got these two, everything is good, but get the rangefinder for enhanced RB or SB gameplay.

History of creation and combat usage

When the Centurion tanks entered service in British service in 1945, the British didn't tank account to the sudden appearance of the Soviet IS-3. The IS-3 tank showed the Western Allies needed to reconsider their tank inventories, which at the time the IS-3 was introduced only composed of mostly M4 Shermans, M26 Pershings, and the Centurions. The British, recognizing the need of a bigger gun to fight the IS-3, started production on Conqueror tank. However, development takes time and the Conqueror would not be ready until 1955. As an interim project until it is done, the British took a Centurion Mk.3 tank and upgraded with a new turret made from rolled plate that can mount the 120 mm L1 gun, the same gun meant for the Conqueror. This vehicle, designated the FV4004 Conway was to have the heavy armament, yet the same maneuverability as the base Centurion. One of such vehicle was made in this matter before the whole thing was cancelled in 1951. The sole piece made is now stored in the Bovington Tank Museum.

Another attempt at this kind of mounting with the Centurion was the FV4005, which was meant to be a tank destroyer with a larger 183 mm gun. The project started in 1951 and developed in July 1955. The gun was mounted in a similar fashion as the Conway on a lightly armoured turret. This was a limited production and by August 1957, the whole project was disassembled. The FV4005 also has survived in the Bovington Tank Museum.

Screenshots and fan art

Skins and camouflages for the _____ from live.warthunder.com.

Additional information (links)

[Devblog] FV4004 Conway: IS Hunter

References


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Icon-country-gbr.png FV4004 Conway
Nation Britain
Type Tank Destroyer
Rank 5
Battle Rating
7.0
7.0
7.0

   Metric✓       Imperial   

   Metric       Imperial✓   

Characteristics
Weight
49,800 kg
109,790 lb
Number of Crew 4
Hull armour thickness
76.2/56.8/38/29 mm
3.00/2.24/1.50/1.14 inches
Statistics
Engine power (stock)
902 hp
562 hp
562 hp
Engine power (upgraded)
___ hp
635 hp
635 hp
HP/ton ratio (stock)
18.11
18.40
11.28
11.47
11.28
11.47
HP/ton ratio (Upgraded)
__.__
__.__
12.75
12.95
12.75
12.95
Max speed
41 km/h
25.2 mph
37 km/h
23.2 mph
37 km/h
50 mph
Main Weapon
1 x 120 mm Ordnance QF Tk. L1A2 Cannon
Ammo stowage 20 rounds
Vertical guidance -5°/10°
Secondary Weapon
1 x 7.62 mm M1919A4 Machine gun
Ammo stowage 3,600 rounds
Mount Coaxial
Economy
Required RP 120,000 RP
Vehicle cost 300,000 SL
Crew training cost 85,000 SL
Max repair cost*
2,910 SL
3,260 SL
3,700 SL
Free repair time (Stock)
4d 21h
9d
7d
Free repair time (Upgraded)
_d __h
_d __h
_d __h
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