UDES 33

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RANK 4 FRANCE
Somua SM PACK
Underlagsgrupp Direkt Eld Stridsfordon 33
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AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
7.7/7.7/7.7BR
4 peopleCrew
65 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
12 / 6 / 12Hull
18 / 7 / 5Turret
Mobility
8.6 tWeight
286 hp150 hpEngine power
33 hp/t17 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
57 km/h forward
13 km/h back
52 km/h forward
11 km/h back
Speed
Armament
Rbs 55 ATGMMain weapon
10 roundsAmmunition
10.0 / 13.0 sReload
1 roundsBelt capacity
5 shots/minFire rate
-20° / 25°Vertical guidance
-100° / 120°Horizontal guidance
up to 5 km/hFire on the move
Economy
160 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
390 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png5 600 / 7 263/4 700 / 6 095/2 500 / 3 242Repair
110 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
390 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 300 Ge icon.pngAces
202 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
180 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png120 % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage UDES 33.jpg


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

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

Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 57 13 8.6 213 286 24.77 33.26
Realistic 52 11 133 150 15.47 17.44

Armaments

Main armament

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.

Modules

Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tracks Parts Horizontal Drive
II Suspension Brake System FPE
III Filters Crew Replenishment Elevation Mechanism
IV Transmission Engine NVD

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 noticeable 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

History

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Media

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Videos

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