FV4005 Stage II

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General info

The FV4005 Stage II in the garage.

The FV4005 Stage II is a Rank IV British tank destroyer with a battle rating of 6.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.67 "Assault".

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

Vehicle characteristics

Tactics

Specific enemies worth noting

With the turret armour at a laughable 14 mm of armour thickness all around, every tank and nearly every aircraft in the game poses a significant threat. If the enemy tank or aircraft has just one machine gun that fires bullets bigger than .30 caliber, they can easily kill this tank.

Counter-tactics

  • Don't be on the recieving end of this aptly named 'Death Star'.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • The FV4005 is armed with the gigantic 183mm cannon, which is the biggest and most powerful gun in the game. Even a shot from the gigantic 183mm shell that only hits the tracks of an enemy tank can create enough spalling, which travels into the hull of the enemies tank, can leave it severely crippled.
  • 183mm HESH will cause the spalling of enemy armour that is 254 mm thick or less. Which give this gun enough penetrating power to potentially destroy a Maus or E-100 even when firing at the upper glacis plate of either tank.
  • Has Centurion hull armour.
  • Large gun breech can potentially protect some of the turret crew from incoming fire and shrapnel.
  • The co-axial machine gun has a very similar trajectory to the 183 mm gun, making it ideal for ranging

Cons:

  • A large weak turret with only 14mm of armour all around.
  • Lots of ammo lining the entire turret which can be detonated with little effort.
  • 4/5 crew in turret. An APHE penetration or high calibre HE shell hit will likely one shot the tank.
  • Carries only 12 shells.

Specifications

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Armaments

1 x 183 mm QF L4 cannon (12 rounds)
1 x 7.62 mm Browning M1919A4 machine gun (3,600 rounds)

Main armament

1 x 183 mm QF L4 cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 12 Shells
  • Gun Depression: -7°
  • Gun Elevation: 15°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 10.7°/s (Stock), __._°/s (Upgraded), __._°/s (Upgraded + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reload Rate: 43.3s (Stock), __._s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
1 x 183 mm QF L4 cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 12 Shells
  • Gun Depression: -7°
  • Gun Elevation: 15°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 10.7°/s (Stock), __._°/s (Upgraded), __._°/s (Upgraded + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reload Rate: 43.3s (Stock), __._s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
1 x 183 mm QF L4 cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 12 Shells
  • Gun Depression: -7°
  • Gun Elevation: 15°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 10.7°/s (Stock), __._°/s (Upgraded), __._°/s (Upgraded + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reload Rate: 43.3s (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%
Shell L1 254 254 254 254 254 254 HESH 716 72 0.4 2.0 16,260 +0° 15° 12° 10°
Ammo racks
Ammo racks of the FV4005.
Full
ammo
Ammo
part
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
Recommendations Visual
discrepancy
12 Projectiles
Propellants
(+5)
11 (+1)
(+11)
(+3)
 
(+7)
 
(+11)
Keep full yes

Secondary armament

1 x 7.92 mm M1919A4 machine gun (coaxial)

Crew

  • Commander
  • Gunner
  • Loader x2
  • Driver

Total: 5 crew members

Armour

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour
  • Cast homogeneous armour (Gun mantlet)
Armour Front Sides Rear Roof
Hull 76.2 mm (61°) Front glacis
76.2 mm (44°) Lower glacis
50.8 (12°) + 6 mm 38 mm (6°) Top
38 mm (13°) Bottom
38 mm
29 mm Engine deck
Turret 14 mm (10°) Turret front
14 mm (12-61°) Gun mantlet
14 mm (0-8°) 14 mm (1°) 14 mm

Notes:

  • Tracks and suspension wheels are both 20 mm thick.
  • Spaced armour plates are placed on the side of the Centurion chassis, giving an additional 6 mm of side armour.
  • The rear has a steel rack providing an additional 15 mm of protection.

Engine & mobility

Weight: 59.5 ton

Max Speed: 31 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 1007 hp @ 2550 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 21.99 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 40°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: ___ hp @ 2550 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: __°
Weight: 59.5 ton

Max Speed: 28 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 575 hp @ 2550 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 9.66 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 40°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: ___ hp @ 2550 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: __°
Weight: 59.5 ton

Max Speed: 28 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 575 hp @ 2550 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 9.66 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 40°

Upgraded

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

Modules and improvements

Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tracks Parts Horizontal drive
II Suspension, Brake system FPE Adjustment of fire
III Filters Crew replenishment Elevation mechanism
IV Transmission, Engine

Recommendation:

History of creation and combat usage

Work started on a 180 mm self-propelled gun in the 1950 by Nuffield Mechanizations & Aero. Designated the FV215B, the plan was to mount the gun onto the Conqueror hull.[1] It was intended for the three trial vehicles to be built from the span of 1951-1955. The project was cancelled in early 1957 with no prototypes produced.[2]

During the development phase of the FV215B, another project was done on the Centurion.[2] Labeled the FV4005, it was an attempt to mount the 180 mm on the Centurion hull. The design phase is distinctive in two parts, Stage I and II. Stage I had the gun mounted on an open-topped hull. The gun had a concentric recoil system and an auto-loader. Stage II had the gun encased in a lightly armoured, splinter-proof turret with a conventional recoil system and manual loading.[3][4]

In December 1952, the 180 mm gun was increased into a 183 mm gun mounting. Though a single prototype was made for testing, the project never passed basic feasibility. In August 1957, the project was abandoned as well.[3][4] The lone prototype is currently stationed outside at Bovington Tank Museum

Screenshots and fan art

Skins and camouflages for the SM.79 series from live.warthunder.com.

Additional information (links)

[Devblog] FV4005 - Big Box Surprise

References

  1. Ware 2012a, p. 79
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ware 2012a, p. 80
  3. 3.0 3.1 Ware 2012a, p. 78
  4. 4.0 4.1 Ware 2012b, p. 109

Sources

  • Ware Pat. Images of War: British Tanks: 1945 to the Present Day Great Britain: Pen & Sword Military, 2012a
  • Ware Pat. Images of War Special: The Centurion Tank Great Britain: Pen & Sword Military, 2012b
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Icon-country-gbr.png FV4005 Stage II
Nation Britain
Type Tank Destroyer
Rank 4
Battle Rating
6.7
6.7
6.7

   Metric✓       Imperial   

   Metric       Imperial✓   

Characteristics
Weight
59,500 kg
131,175 lb
Number of Crew 5
Hull armour thickness
76.2/56.8/38/29 mm
3.00/2.24/1.50/1.14 inches
Statistics
Engine power (stock)
923 hp
575 hp
575 hp
Engine power (upgraded)
___ hp
650 hp
650 hp
HP/ton ratio (stock)
15.51
15.76
9.66
9.82
9.66
9.82
HP/ton ratio (Upgraded)
__.__
__.__
10.92
11.10
10.92
11.10
Max speed
30 km/h
18.9 mph
28 km/h
17.4 mph
28 km/h
17.4 mph
Main Weapon
1 x 183 mm QF L4 Cannon
Ammo stowage 12 rounds
Vertical guidance -7°/15°
Secondary Weapon
1 x 7.62 mm M1919A4 Machine gun
Ammo stowage 3,600 rounds
Mount Coaxial
Economy
Required RP 95,000 RP
Vehicle cost 260,000 SL
Crew training cost 75,000 SL
Max repair cost*
6,500 SL
1,950 SL
2,200 SL
Free repair time (Stock)
6d
6d 18h
6d 02h
Free repair time (Upgraded)
2d
2d 06h
2d
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