Stormer HVM

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FV4333 Stormer HVM
uk_stormer_hvm.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
10.0/10.0/10.0BR
SPAAClass
3 peopleCrew
Mobility
13.5 tWeight
7 forward
7 back
Gear box
Armament
Starstreak HVM SAMWeapon 1
16 roundsAmmunition
1 roundsBelt capacity
60 shots/minFire rate
-10° / 60°Vertical guidance
Economy
390 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
1 020 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png6 870 / 8 786/7 500 / 9 592/16 920 / 21 640Repair
290 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1 020 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 100 Ge icon.pngAces
x 2.32 Rp icon.pngReward for battle

Description

GarageImage Stormer HVM.jpg


The FV4333 Stormer HVM is a rank VII British self-propelled anti-aircraft vehicle with a battle rating of 10.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.89 "Imperial Navy".

General info

Survivability and armour

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Mobility

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Armaments

Main armament

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Usage in battles

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Modules

Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tracks Parts
II Suspension Brake System FPE
III Filters Crew Replenishment Smoke grenade
IV Transmission Engine Artillery Support

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Unique AA missiles - triple missile with one of the highest speed in-game
  • Good speed
  • X10-40 optics allow it to track enemy until the very end
  • Invisible to anti-radar (helicopters)

Cons:

  • High profile
  • Weak defence
  • Lock-on does not provide targeting solution - only hints
  • Turret and optical system sometimes fail to track planes properly, relying on crew and operator skills to compensate
  • Due to huge gap in optics zoom levels, operator is often required to manually adjust scope, instead of just hitting "maximum zoom" button
  • Missiles constantly spiral, making precise aiming at ground forces pointless
  • Most tanks are immune to its attacks even from the side and it cannot hull break light tanks or other SPAA either

History

In the mid 1980’s it became clear that supersonic aircraft and strike helicopters proved to be dangerous against ground troops. To counter these threats back in 1986, the British Ministry of Defence began development of the “Starstreak HVM” (High Velocity Missile) anti-aircraft missile system. The production was done by the Shorts Missile Systems company. On the 1st of September in 1997, the famous Starstreak anti-aircraft missile system had been put into service by the British Army. Initially it was developed in 3 different variants: portable, stationary and mobile, although later they additionally developed an air version but it didn’t find a practical application.

The armoured personnel carrier Stormer was created by using the propulsion system, the transmission and chassis of the light scouting FV101 Scorpion tank for the mobile version of the system. In 1975 on the base of this armoured personnel carrier, the self-propelled anti-tank missile system FV102 Striker was created. Since the vehicle proved itself well, it was decided to additionally create the self-propelled anti-aircraft system Alvis Stormer HVM on its platform.

- From Devblog

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See also

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External links


Britain anti-aircraft vehicles
Mk.VIA AA · T17E2 · AC Mk II AA · Crusader AA Mk II · Crusader AA Mk I · Falcon · Chieftain Marksman · Stormer HVM