Gun Stabilizer

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Gun Stabilizer refers to the stabilization system present on an armament mounted onto a platform.

General Info

The gun stabilizer is a system that improves the tank gun’s aim at the target and preserves (stabilizes) its aim even when the hull vibrates during movement, which allows it to perform effective aimed fire during vehicle movement or when temporarily stopped.

Reaction time and accuracy between target detection and effective hit draw the line between life and death in tank warfare

Currently a stabilizer on specific tanks is simulated with a generic high vertical guidance (elevation) speed on the gun - which, of course, makes firing on the move or after a short stop easier, but still this does not provide a real simulation of stabilizer and fire control systems. After the introduction of the accurate stabilizer simulation, the vertical guidance speed on specifically equipped vehicles will be reduced to real life values.

This new feature will increase realism on machines historically equipped with a gun stabilisation system

The stabilization system for tank guns will be enabled by default for all armored vehicles on where such systems were historically installed. For tanks with the ability to aim the gun using a lever, by default the gun will aim as before, with the help of the aiming mechanism. The button to enable the stabilizer on such tanks will unlock the gun and enable stabilization mode.

-Devblog for Gun Stabilizer

Effect of Stabilizers

There are three types of stabilizers in the game: Single-plane, Shoulder-stop, and Two-plane.

Single-plane

Single-plane stabilizer is a simple stabilizer system that only stabilizes on a vertical axis. As such, the sights will still bounce quite a bit if moving fast on cross-country terrain, but it still provides a stable fighting platform when stopping to fire.

Stability while on the move is effective up to 15 kph on most tanks with the system. If the tank moves faster than 15 kph, the stabilizer disengages and the vehicle gun starts bouncing with the terrain until the speed returns to 15 kph.

Shoulder-stop

Shoulder-stop stabilizer is not truly a stabilizer in real life, but follows a principle due to the elevation mechanism on smaller caliber guns. This affects tanks with a small caliber gun such as the 2-pounder, which uses a shoulder rest for the gunner to manually elevate the gun. Due to the liberty the gunner had in the elevation on his shoulder rather than on gears, he could hold the gun steady as the tank was on the move and fire with relative ease. Aside from this description, its function in the tank is not as different as the single-plane, just not as fine.

Stability while on the move is effective only to around 8-9 kph before the stabilizer disengages.

Two-plane

The ultimate in gun stabilizing system, the two-plane stabilizer represents very stable steadiness with a stabilizing function of the horizontal and vertical axis. This gives a very smooth gun sighting when traveling on cross-country terrain.

Stability on the move is effective on all range speed, though one should caution in firing after moving around rough hills as while the sight remains on target, the gun may still be unaligned for a few seconds before returned to on target.

Vehicles with Gun Stabilizers in-game (Stabilization plane)

As of v.1.91.0.96

Single-plane, Vertical

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LVT(A)(1)
M3 Lee
M3 Stuart
M3A1 Stuart
M3A1 (USMC)
M4
Calliope
M4A1 (76) W
M4A1
M4A2 (76) W
▀M4 748 (a)
M4A2
M4A3E2 (76) W
M4A3E2
Cobra King
M4A3 (76) W
M4A5
M5A1
M5A1 (5th arm.div.)
M6A1
M24
M24 (TL)
T14
T18E2
T20
T25
▂M3 Medium
▂M4A2
Grant I
Sherman II
▅M4A3 (76) W
▅M24
␗M3A3 Stuart
␗M4A1 (75) W
␗M4A4
M4A4 (1st PTG)
␗M5A1
␗M24
Type 59
▄M4A1
▄M4A3E2

Shoulder-stop, Vertical

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M2A4
M2A4 (1st Arm.Div.)
▀Pz.Kpfw. Churchill
Pz.35(t)
Pz.38(t) A
Pz.38(t) F
Pz.II C
Pz.II C (DAK)
Pz.II F
Sd.Kfz.221 (s.Pz.B.41)
Independent
Tetrarch Mk I
Cromwell I
Matilda Mk II
A13 Mk I
A13 Mk.I (3rd RTR)
A13 Mk II
A13 Mk II 1939
Churchill Mk I
Churchill Mk III
AEC Mk.II
Crusader Mk II
Crusader Mk III
Daimler AC Mk.II
Valentine Mk I
Chi-He
Ka-Mi
I-Go Ko
Ha-Go
Ha-Go Commander
Chi-Ha
Chi-Ha Kai
Ke-Ni
␗Chi-Ha
␗Chi-Ha Kai
L3/33 CC AMC.34 YR
AMC.35 (ACG.1)
AMR.35 ZT3
B1 bis
B1 ter
FCM.36
H.35
H.39
H.39 "Cambronne"
R.35 (SA38)
S.35

Two-plane

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M1 Abrams
IPM1
M1A1 Abrams
M3 Bradley
M60A1 (AOS)
M60A1 RISE (P)
M60A2
M247
M551
MBT-70
Merkava Mk.1
XM-1 (Chrysler)
XM-1 (GM)
XM-803
Gepard
KPz-70
Leopard 2A4
Leopard 2A5
Leopard 2K
Leopard A1A1
Leopard A1A1 (L/44)
TAM
BMP-2
IT-1
Object 685
Object 906
PT-76B
T-10M
T-55AM-1
T-55A
T-62
T-62M-1
T-64B
T-64A (1971)
T-72A
T-80B
T-80U
ZPRK 2S6
ZSU-23-4
Centurion Mk 3
Strv 81 (Rb.52)
Centurion Mk 10
Sho't Kal Dalet
Challenger Mk.2
Challenger 2
Challenger Mk.3
Chieftain Marksman
Chieftain Mk 3
Chieftain Mk 5
Chieftain Mk 10
Conqueror
Falcon
Striker
Caernarvon
FV4202
Vickers MBT
STB-1
Type 16
Type 74
Type 74G
Type 87
Type 89
Type 90
CM11
M60A3 TTS
Т-62 №545
ZTZ59D1
Type 69
AUBL/74 HVG
Centauro
Centauro ROMOR
Ariete
Ariete (P)
Ariete PSO
OF-40 Mk.2A
OF-40 (MTCA)
R3 T20 FA-HS
SIDAM 25
SIDAM 25 (Mistral)
OTOMATIC
AMX-30 Super
AMX-40
Leclerc

History

To be Filled

Screenshots and fan art

Videos

British presentation of the gun stabilizer on the Centurion Mk 3
A modern gun stabilizer on a Leopard 2A4 tank shows what it can do with a beer mug
Effect of stabilization on vehicle's gunnery.
-by Inceptor57
Stabilizer effect while on the move.
-by Inceptor57

Additional information (links)

References