UDES 33

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RANK VI USSR
T-72AV (TURMS-T) PACK
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GarageImage UDES 33.jpg
UDES 33
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Description

The Underlagsgrupp Direkt Eld Stridsfordon 33 (shortened to UDES 33, literally Ground Group Direct Fire Combat Vehicle 33) is a rank V Swedish tank destroyer with a battle rating of 7.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.97 "Viking Fury".

General info

Survivability and armour

Hull break
Low structural strength makes the vehicle susceptible to serious damage
Armourfront / side / back
Hull12 / 6 / 12
Turret18 / 7 / 5
Crew4 people
Visibility65 %

The thickest plate on the UDES 33 is 18.5 mm, and all armour plates are rolled homogeneous steel. Survivability is very poor. A single shot to the hull can instantly knock out at least two of the four crew members (however, hitting all four is far more common). Furthermore, the gunner is completely exposed from the waist up.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB58 / 14 km/h
RB and SB53 / 12 km/h
Number of gears5 forward
1 back
Weight8.6 t
Engine power
AB286 hp
RB and SB150 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB33.3 hp/t
RB and SB17.4 hp/t
Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 58 14 8.6 213 286 24.77 33.26
Realistic 53 12 133 150 15.47 17.44

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB3 260 → 4 228 Sl icon.png
RB5 270 → 6 835 Sl icon.png
SB5 200 → 6 744 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications123 500 Rp icon.png
192 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 200 Ge icon.png
Crew training110 000 Sl icon.png
Experts390 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 300 Ge icon.png
Research Aces780 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
120 / 150 / 180 % Sl icon.png
202 / 202 / 202 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
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Tracks
Research:
8 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
190 Ge icon.png
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Suspension
Research:
9 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank break.png
Brake System
Research:
9 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank filter.png
Filters
Research:
11 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
250 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank transmission.png
Transmission
Research:
14 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
21 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank engine.png
Engine
Research:
14 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
21 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
Mods tank tool kit.png
Parts
Research:
5 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
190 Ge icon.png
Mods extinguisher.png
FPE
Research:
6 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
Mods tank reinforcement sw.png
Crew Replenishment
Research:
11 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
250 Ge icon.png
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Horizontal Drive
Research:
8 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
190 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank vertical aiming.png
Elevation Mechanism
Research:
11 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
250 Ge icon.png
Mods night vision device.png
NVD
Research:
14 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
21 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Night vision device
Improves visibility by enhancing natural light or active illumination.

Main armament

Rbs 55 ATGM
Ammunition10 rounds
Belt capacity1 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
13.0 → 10.0 s
Fire rate5 shots/min
Vertical guidance-20° / 25°
Horizontal guidance-100° / 120°
Fire on the moveup to 5 km/h
Main article: Rbs 55

The Rbs 55 is a potent ATGM at the battle rating, however the reload leaves something to be desired. The time it takes to reload the ATGM will allow many of your foes to replace their crew members before you are ready to fire again, so this must be kept in mind. Often times it is best to retreat back into cover if the missile only knocks out an opponent's gunner, rather than dealing sufficient damage to their gun breech or barrel. Additionally, the UDES 33 can only carry a maximum of 10 missiles, so they must be used sparingly. Taking a full ammo load is recommended. The speed at which the missile launcher can be aimed at a target is decent, however do not expect to be able to quickly return fire at an opponent should you manage to survive a shot from them. The launcher is restricted in horizontal movement to approximately the 3 and 9 o'clock positions.

Rbs 55 missile Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 10 (1) 5 -20°/+25° -100°/+120° N/A __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ _.__ _.__ _.__ _.__
Realistic __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__

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
RB 55 ATGM 430 430 430 430 430 430
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%
RB 55 ATGM 299 18.80 N/A 0.01 2,450 80° 82° 90°

Ammo racks

Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
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Usage in battles

The UDES 33 performs best when using natural terrain cover, as it cannot take very much punishment. It is advisable to sit behind the primary lines of the allied team, and pick enemies off that expose themselves in the distance. Be wary of IFVs and SPAAs (or any vehicle with a high rate of fire), as well as the machine guns mounted on any vehicle, as the gunner is exposed entirely and the hull armor is very weak. Notable opponents include the M3 Bradley, M163, Gepard, BMP-2, ZSU-57-2, ZSU-23-4, Warrior, Falcon, WZ305, SIDAM 25, and AMX-30 DCA. The UDES 33 can perform at battle ratings 8.0-8.7, but when at 6.7-7.3, the angle of armour on many German tanks should be considered before engaging.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Rather agile for its tonnage, and when upgraded is surprisingly quick and nimble, easily allowing for moving from cover to cover
  • Low profile, not a very large target and very unnoticeable when standing still
  • ATGM penetration proves adequate
  • Great gun depression, allowing the vehicle to fire from behind cover by simply exposing the ATGM launcher

Cons:

  • Gunner is largely exposed; his whole torso is above the turret ring, leaving him vulnerable to MG fire, shrapnel, and aircraft guns
  • Somewhat long reload time
  • Can be hull broken pretty easily

History

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Media

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See also

External links

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Sweden tank destroyers
  Spj fm/43-44 · Ikv 72 · Ikv 73 · Ikv 103 · Pvkv II · Pvkv m/43 (1946) · Pvkv m/43 (1963) · Pvrbv 551
  SAV 20.12.48 · Sav m/43 (1944) · Sav m/43 (1946) · U-SH 405 · UDES 33