HSTV-L

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RANK 6 BRITAIN
Rooikat 105 PACK
High Survivability Test Vehicle — Lightweight
us_hstv_l.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
9.7/9.7/9.7BR
3 peopleCrew
88 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
0 / 19 / 25Hull
25 / 25 / 25Turret
Mobility
20.5 tWeight
1 240 hp650 hpEngine power
61 hp/t32 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
92 km/h forward
17 km/h back
83 km/h forward
15 km/h back
Speed
Armament
75 mm XM274 cannonMain weapon
26 roundsAmmunition
6 roundsFirst-order
1.5 sReload
-17° / 45°Vertical guidance
two-planeStabilizer
1 600 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
200 roundsBelt capacity
750 shots/minFire rate
1 600 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
200 roundsBelt capacity
750 shots/minFire rate
Economy
390 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
1 020 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png7 640 / 12 170/5 460 / 8 697/4 920 / 7 837Repair
290 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1 020 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 100 Ge icon.pngAces
232 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
160 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png130 % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage HSTV-L.jpg


The High Survivability Test Vehicle — Lightweight is a rank VII American light tank with a battle rating of 9.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Starfighters".

General info

Survivability and armour

Describe armour protection. Note the most well protected and key weak areas. Appreciate the layout of modules as well as the number and location of crew members. Is the level of armour protection sufficient, is the placement of modules helpful for survival in combat? If necessary use a visual template to indicate the most secure and weak zones of the armour.

Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull ___ mm ___ mm Top
___ mm Bottom
___ mm ___ - ___ mm
Turret ___ - ___ mm Turret front
___ mm Gun mantlet
___ - ___ mm ___ - ___ mm ___ - ___ mm
Cupola ___ mm ___ mm ___ mm ___ mm

Notes:

Mobility

Write about the mobility of the ground vehicle. Estimate the specific power and manoeuvrability, as well as the maximum speed forwards and backwards.

Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 92 17 20.5 _,___ 1,240 __.__ 60.49
Realistic 83 15 _,___ 650 __.__ 31.71

Armaments

Main armament

Main article: XM274 (75 mm)

Give the reader information about the characteristics of the main gun. Assess its effectiveness in a battle based on the reloading speed, ballistics and the power of shells. Do not forget about the flexibility of the fire, that is how quickly the cannon can be aimed at the target, open fire on it and aim at another enemy. Add a link to the main article on the gun: {{main|Name of the weapon}}. Describe in general terms the ammunition available for the main gun. Give advice on how to use them and how to fill the ammunition storage.

75 mm XM274 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 26 -17°/+45° ±180° Two-plane __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5
Realistic 33.9 __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__

Ammunition

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
XM885 APFSDS 276 269 262 252 243 234
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
XM885 APFSDS 1,463 3.05 N/A N/A N/A 78° 80° 81°

Ammo racks

Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
26 __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __

Machine guns

Main article: M240 (7.62 mm)

Offensive and anti-aircraft machine guns not only allow you to fight some aircraft but also are effective against lightly armoured vehicles. Evaluate machine guns and give recommendations on its use.

7.62 mm M240
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 1,600 (200) 750 N/A N/A
Pintle 1,600 (200) 750 __° __°

Usage in battles

Describe the tactics of playing in the vehicle, the features of using vehicles in the team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view but instead give the reader food for thought. Describe the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).

Modules

Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tracks Parts Horizontal Drive
II Suspension Brake System FPE Adjustment of Fire Airstrike
III Filters Crew Replenishment Elevation Mechanism Laser rangefinder Smoke grenade
IV Transmission Engine Artillery Support Improved optics NVD

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Good mobility, is on par with MBTs
  • Powerful gun with one of the fastest reload times in the game of 1.5 seconds
  • Due to its light armour, some kinetic rounds may over penetrate, leaving it untouched
  • Excellent urban fighting vehicle as in up-tiers, side shots are much more effective
  • Can bounce multiple shots due to extremely angled armour
  • Internal 30 mm armour can help protect crew
  • Thermal sight for both gunner and commander = Great scouting vehicle
  • Up to 45° elevation and -30° depression.

Cons:

  • As with all light vehicles, it is susceptible to the "Hull Break" mechanic
  • Commander's cupola can be penetrated by heavy machine gun fire
  • Limited ammo, at only 26 rounds
  • Extremely poor ammo selection; can only fire APFSDS
  • APFSDS round has problems penetrating frontal armour of later MBTs

History

Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the vehicle in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the vehicle and adding a block "/History" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Vehicle-name)/History) and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <ref></ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article with <references />. This section may also include the vehicle's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under === In-game description ===, also if applicable).

Media

The Shooting Range #203 - Metal Beasts section at 00:30 discusses the HSTV-L.
HSTV-L - Tank History and Review

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the series of the vehicles;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links


USA light tanks
  M8 · M22 · T18E2
LVT  LVT(A)(1) · LVT(A)(4)
M2  M2A2 · M2A4 · M2A4 (1st Arm.Div.)
Stuart  M3 Stuart · M3A1 Stuart · M3A1 (USMC) · M5A1 · M5A1 (5th arm.div.)
M24  M24 · M24 (TL)
Post-war  M41A1 · T92 · M551 · M3 Bradley · HSTV-L