Conway

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FV4004 Conway
uk_fv4004_conway.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
7.0/7.0/7.0BR
4 peopleCrew
150 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
76 / 50 / 38Hull
132 / 47 / 30Turret
Mobility
50.8 tWeight
1 212 hp635 hpEngine power
24 hp/t13 hp/tSurface density
40 km/h forward
13 km/h back
37 km/h forward
12 km/h back
Speed
Armament
120 mm Ordnance QF Tk. L1A2 cannonMain weapon
20 roundsAmmunition
4 roundsFirst-order
14.9 / 19.4 sReload
-5° / 10°Vertical guidance
7.62 mm L3A1 machine gunCoaxial weapon
3 600 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
250 roundsBelt capacity
500 shots/minFire rate
Economy
120 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
300 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png7 700 / 10 094/4 570 / 5 991/3 240 / 4 247Repair
85 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
300 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 200 Ge icon.pngAces
196 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
180 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png130 % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage Conway.jpg


The FV4004 Conway is a Rank V British tank destroyer with a battle rating of 7.0 (AB/RB/SB). The tank destroyer was released with Update 1.57 "Battle March". It is armed with a cannon developed to take on the heavy Soviet IS-3 tank. It excels in fighting the top-rank heavies.

This tank plays very similarly to the KV-2. It lacks armor on all sides and has a very large caliber gun, able to penetrate everything it faces, severely damaging most. It can be played as a usual tank destroyer, excelling at it with its high velocity APDS rounds, sniping from a distance. Extraordinarily, it is also able to take a heavy tank in a 1v1 as well.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour
  • Cast homogeneous armour (Gun mantlet)
Armour Front Sides Rear Roof
Hull 76.2 mm (58°) Front glacis
76.2 mm (47-48°) Lower glacis
50.8 (12°) + 6 mm 38 mm (8-12°) 29 mm
8-14 mm Engine deck
Turret 132 mm (19°) Turret front
140 mm (7-61°) Gun Mantlet
95 mm (0-6°) Front
47 mm (2°) Middle
30 mm Rear
30 mm Border
20 mm Hatch
17 mm
Armour Front Sides Roof
Cupola 47 mm 47 mm Right side 30 mm Left & Rear 47 mm

Notes:

  • Suspension wheels are 20 mm thick while tracks are 30 mm thick.

Mobility

Mobility characteristic
Weight (tons) Add-on Armour
weight (tons)
Max speed (km/h)
49.8 N/A 41 (AB)
37 (RB/SB)
Engine power (horsepower)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade 902 ___
Realistic/Simulator 562 ___
Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade 18.11 __.__
Realistic/Simulator 11.28 __.__

Armaments

Main armament

Main article: L1A2 (120 mm)
120 mm Ordnance QF Tk. L1A2
Capacity Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
Stabilizer
20 -5°/+10° ±180° N/A
Turret rotation speed (°/s)
Mode Stock Upgraded Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
Arcade 15.9 __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__
Realistic 10.7 __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__
Reloading rate (seconds)
Stock Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
19.4 __.__ __.__ __.__
Ammunition
Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration in mm @ 90°
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m
Shot L1G APDS 362 361 359 354 339 321
Shell L1TK HESH 152 152 152 152 152 152
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
in m/s
Projectile
Mass in kg
Fuse delay

in m:

Fuse sensitivity

in mm:

Explosive Mass in g
(TNT equivalent):
Normalization At 30°
from horizontal:
Ricochet:
0% 50% 100%
Shot L1G APDS 1493 9.1 N/A N/A N/A +1.5° 75° 78° 80°
Shell L1TK HESH 792 16 0.4 0.1 3,970 +0° 75° 78° 80°
Ammo racks
Ammo racks of the Conway.
Full
ammo
Ammo
Part
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
20 Projectiles
Propellants
17 (+3)
16 (+4)
14 (+6)
10 (+10)
13 (+7)
(+19)
(+19)
 
No

Turret empty: 10 (+10)

Machine guns

Main article: L3A1 (7.62 mm)
7.62 mm L3A1
Coaxial mount
Capacity (Belt capacity) Fire rate
(shots/minute)
Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
3,600 (250) 500 N/A N/A

Usage in the battles

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Modules

The first upgrades to head for is Parts and FPE for increased survivability. Once you got these two, everything is good, but get the rangefinder for enhanced RB or SB gameplay.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Very powerful 120 mm gun.
  • Gun mantlet has decent armour.

Cons:

  • Weak armour overall
  • Long reload time
  • Fairly low speed for a lightly armoured vehicle.
  • Only carries a maximum of 20 shells.

History

When the Centurion tanks entered service in British service in 1945, the British didn't tank account to the sudden appearance of the Soviet IS-3. The IS-3 tank showed the Western Allies needed to reconsider their tank inventories, which at the time the IS-3 was introduced only composed of mostly M4 Shermans, M26 Pershings, and the Centurions. The British, recognizing the need of a bigger gun to fight the IS-3, started production on Conqueror tank. However, development takes time and the Conqueror would not be ready until 1955. As an interim project until it is done, the British took a Centurion Mk 3 tank and upgraded with a new turret made from rolled plate that can mount the 120 mm L1 gun, the same gun meant for the Conqueror. This vehicle, designated the FV4004 Conway was to have the heavy armament, yet the same maneuverability as the base Centurion. One of such vehicle was made in this matter before the whole thing was cancelled in 1951. The sole piece made is now stored in the Bovington Tank Museum.

Another attempt at this kind of mounting with the Centurion was the FV4005, which was meant to be a tank destroyer with a larger 183 mm gun. The project started in 1951 and developed in July 1955. The gun was mounted in a similar fashion as the Conway on a lightly armoured turret. This was a limited production and by August 1957, the whole project was disassembled. The FV4005 also has survived in the Bovington Tank Museum.

Media

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Sources

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Britain tank destroyers
Based on infantry tanks  3 inch Gun Carrier · Archer
M10 Achilles  Achilles · Achilles (65 Rg.)
End war  Avenger · Tortoise
Post-war  Charioteer Mk VII · FV4005 · Conway
ATGM  Swingfire · Striker