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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
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[[File:GarageImage_Warrior.jpg|420px|thumb|left]]
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The '''{{specs|name}}''' (or just the '''{{specs|pseudonym}}''') is a Rank {{specs|rank}} British light tank {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.81 "The Valkyries"]].
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' (or just the '''{{specs|pseudonym}}''') is a rank {{Specs|rank}} British light tank {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.81 "The Valkyries"]].
  
 
Warrior is basically a big box with a round turret, which has a little gun in middle, "ears" (ATGM cameras), and the ATGM launcher itself on the right side. Front of the hull is sloped to decrease small firearms damage. IFV hull is huge compared to even medium tanks of some factions (about double the size of [[T-62]]) and looks even bigger when carrying additional armour.
 
Warrior is basically a big box with a round turret, which has a little gun in middle, "ears" (ATGM cameras), and the ATGM launcher itself on the right side. Front of the hull is sloped to decrease small firearms damage. IFV hull is huge compared to even medium tanks of some factions (about double the size of [[T-62]]) and looks even bigger when carrying additional armour.
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On its right front, there are exhaust ports, which are a weak spot in armour structure and may prevent gunner from firing precisely in Realistic Battles due to smoke and heat coming out of them, though usually, it's not a big problem.
 
On its right front, there are exhaust ports, which are a weak spot in armour structure and may prevent gunner from firing precisely in Realistic Battles due to smoke and heat coming out of them, though usually, it's not a big problem.
  
If the vehicle has Add-on armour, it's easily identified for its riveted plates on sides of the vehicle. Usually, after being shot with a high velocity round, they break off. Plates do not protect the rear of the vehicle.  
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If the vehicle has Add-on armour, it's easily identified for its riveted plates on sides of the vehicle. Usually, after being shot with a high velocity round, they break off. Plates do not protect the rear of the vehicle.
  
Practically, the Warrior is the only proper light tank the British faction has. It's mostly played as an aggressive ATGM tank or ambush scout tank, though it can fulfil any role that doesn't involve it being constantly shot at.  
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The Warrior is mostly played as an aggressive ATGM tank or ambush scout tank, though it can fulfil any role that doesn't involve it being constantly shot at.
  
 
It's best described as a hybrid between a slowed down SPAA and assault ATGM launcher, while armour is either nonexistent or installed via a modification to partially protect from hazards that normally annihilate light tanks. The weapon combo is potent enough to destroy even modern MBT's, and with add-on armour, the Warrior can bully even heavy tanks in close range, though the turret is still very vulnerable.
 
It's best described as a hybrid between a slowed down SPAA and assault ATGM launcher, while armour is either nonexistent or installed via a modification to partially protect from hazards that normally annihilate light tanks. The weapon combo is potent enough to destroy even modern MBT's, and with add-on armour, the Warrior can bully even heavy tanks in close range, though the turret is still very vulnerable.
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== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
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[[File:Weakspot warrior.jpg|thumb|304x304px|While this construction outside of {{PAGENAME}} can sometimes stop HESH coming from behind, it will also often doom the tank by allowing chemical shells coming from the side to damage tracks or unprotected parts of the hull, triggering hull break.]]
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'''Overview:'''
  
If necessary use a visual template to indicate the most secure and weak zones of the armour. -->[[File:Weakspot warrior.jpg|thumb|304x304px|This box outside of warrior can sometimes block APHE from leaving the vehicle. On top of that, chemical rounds can also hit it, or construction below it and cause the hull to break.]]
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The {{PAGENAME}} has a huge profile, and its armour is mostly made of aluminum alloys, which compromises its protection against medium tanks. While at the first glance the hull may seem uniform, and technically thick enough to survive hits of kinetic shells up to 120 mm and chemical shells of up to 105 mm, it has a lot of weak points, which trigger instant hull break on hit. For that reason, if artillery hit its hull or turret directly, the {{PAGENAME}} will not survive. A direct hit to the suspension, ventilation, fuel tank or tracks will often instantly destroy the tank if hit by a kinetic round or chemical shell of caliber higher than 75 mm, especially noticeable with HE shells.
Warrior is well protected against heavy machine guns, however, it's a turret, engine ventilation, hull's back and even sides have weak spots, which can be penetrated by 12.7 mm and 14.5 mm HMG, if shot correctly. Frontal armour can sustain light automatic cannon fire. Anything of higher calibre has a high chance of destroying the light tank immediately at close range.
 
  
The Warrior can be hull-broken by any chemical shells of 105 mm calibre and kinetic shells of 120 mm calibre. Due to its huge and boxy profile, it often gets accidentally hit by ATGM's that were meant for other tanks nearby. Also, if artillery hit its hull or turret directly, it will instantly blow up entire tank.
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When considering smaller weapons, the {{PAGENAME}} is well protected against heavy machine guns, however, its turret, engine ventilation, hull's back and even sides have weak spots, which can be penetrated by 12.7 mm and 14.5 mm heavy machine guns. At some angles, the frontal ventilation port can be penetrated even by German 7.92 mm, however it's near impossible to meet those at rank VI.  
  
It's important to remember, that hull itself is somewhat resistant to hull break, but the suspension, ventilation or track hit can instantly destroy the tank if done by '''any''' chemical explosives of '''any''' calibre. Heavy Explosives (HE) of high enough caliber instantly hull break the tank regardless of hit surface, destroying tank even if shockwave barely reaches any part of the tank.
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The hull frontal armour is sloped and can sustain light automatic cannon fire at best, allowing it to fight [[BMP-2]] or SPAA armed with 23 mm guns head-on in some scenarios, as long as they do not know where to fire. It is preferable to fight them from distance or while employing high ground to increase their attack angle as close to 60 degrees as possible, rendering their main weapons useless. The engine to the right of the driver can add a sort of spaced armour effect by absorbing penetrating shells. This works well in addition to the add on armour, as it means that half the front is protected by the engine and the other half by composite armour.
  
Vehicles defences with and without add-on armour vary greatly:
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'''Add-on Armour:'''
  
Coaxial autocannons and low calibre SPAA penetrate turret and hull sides without add-on armour instantly. With add-on armour hull generally can sustain an attack for 1 to 5 seconds, depending on the angle of attack.
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The add-on panels defend the sides of the hull, with a piece of composite on the frontal plate covering the driver. These panels are geared towards protection against Chemical munitions, and add surprisingly little armour against kinetic rounds.
  
Due to armour being thick enough to protect from HMG, it will trigger fuse on any cannon shell in the game, unless it hits engine ventilation (which is extremely unlikely and bad on its own). As such, popular misconception of not using add-on armour to "increase the chance of over-penetration and move faster" should not be taken as a single truth. In fact, single APDSFS or APHE can annihilate Warrior easily by just scratching it, if it enters the vehicle at a bad angle.  
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The side armour plates conceal weak spots on the {{PAGENAME}} hull and are effective against chemical rounds, although they are unlikely to stop most rounds head on. In general, they prevent hull break from being hit by shells smaller than 105 mm and try to deflect HESH and HEAT coming at a sharp angle. Direct hit of a 105+ mm shell can often brute-force its way in between panels and cause hull break anyway by damaging tracks. Angling can be an effective tactic with these panels installed, and it will also help tank to survive some 30 mm kinetic rounds, as long as the screen is not destroyed (which usually doesn't take long).
  
Overall, add-on panels defend the sides and half of the front of the hull, with the frontal plate covering the driver. These panels protect from chemical ammunition and add a bit of an edge against kinetic ammunition. The side panels also hide obvious weak spots on the Warrior's hull (hatches), forcing an enemy to fire randomly. Side armour plates can block HESH and some weaker forms of chemical ammunition with about 130-160 mm of penetration power, the frontal plate can save from about 220 mm of chemical penetration power, saving the light tank from hull break. Unfortunately, since composite armour panel placement is not solid, sometimes shrapnel can penetrate stitches between them and destroy tracks, resulting in hull break.
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The composite in front of the driver is much stronger and is capable of stopping HEAT rounds with about 400 mm of penetration, and will also add enough kinetic protection to stop most direct 20 mm auto cannon round hits. It will not save tank from direct 120 mm HE hit, as explosion will reach tank's turret, track, or ventilation and likely annihilate vehicle via hull break.
  
As such, with Add-on armour, the Warrior can survive almost any machine gun fire, misplaced autocannon fire, close artillery miss, low-caliber SPAA fire, some chemical shells and the other things, that normally cause hull break or annihilate light tanks, so the Warrior can play much more boldly and harass enemy if they are alone.  
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[[File:WarriorArmour ProtectionAnalysis HESH.jpg|x170px|thumb|right|Protection analysis view: frontal panel gives a 45% chance for the Warrior to not be destroyed from frontal HESH shot by just being there. Side armour does the same thing for the entirety of the sides but is significantly weaker. Any shells of 120 mm calibre will likely obliterate Warrior from sides unless it was a grazing shot.]]
  
In case of frontal panel somehow saving the vehicle from a frontal shot, but failed to completely nullify the attack, the Warrior will be very likely set on fire and have the engine broke, which may mean an impending knock-out if unable to retaliate, so keep that in mind. Keeping low ammo amount (about 30 out of 104 magazines) increases the chance of survival against HEAT shells after hull break prevention.
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These images show a Warrior surviving an ATGM fired from an IT-1 due to the additional armour. Be aware, that surviving direct HEAT hit like on the screenshot is very unlikely due to tracks often triggering hull break:
  
If 120 mm HE hits the frontal NERA plate, an explosion can still reach the turret and blast it off the tank, resulting in hull break. Avoid being hit by it at all costs.
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The front-right side '''does not''' have complete armour protection because it's expected, that engine compartment takes the hit for the vehicle. In-game, it cannot prevent hull break, caused by explosives even touching the track, so '''try to face the enemy with the left side, if possible'''. Engine deck can prevent hull break from HEAT and, sometimes, HESH.
 
 
 
[[File:WarriorArmour ProtectionAnalysis HESH.jpg|x170px|thumb|right|Protection analysis might get all weird with protection and damage values, but essentially frontal panel gives a 45% chance for the Warrior to not be destroyed from frontal HESH shot by just being there. Side armour does the same thing for the entirety of the sides but is weaker. Any shells of 120 mm calibre will likely obliterate Warrior from sides unless it was a grazing shot.]]
 
 
 
The side plates are not invulnerable, and so, after being hit too hard, they will break off, much like explosive reaction armour. The protection quality of these armour plates is most notable when compared to facing the BMP-2 (when it gets destroyed immediately) and the Begleitpanzer (when it actually saves the vehicle from grazing shots and only then falls off).
 
 
 
Any AP based shot, like APHE, will go through composite lists unless it was a grazing shot. Because of this, it's advised to avoid directly attacking SPAA with 30mm guns, and other IFV, as those can destroy the Warrior even without special APDS ammo, and have guns with a much higher rate of fire.
 
 
 
Here is '''the''' most unlikely and ridiculous example of add-on armour saving the Warrior's life. IT-1 ATGM has about 500 penetration power, which should destroy side armour of warrior at any angle, and even frontal plate with ease, however:
 
 
 
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WarriorArmour ProtectionAnalysis MagicPixel.jpg
 
WarriorArmour ProtectionAnalysis MagicPixel.jpg
 
WarriorArmour IT-1Missile (1 of 3).jpg
 
WarriorArmour IT-1Missile (1 of 3).jpg
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</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
Since this particular edge of Armour plates is invulnerable, ATGM destroyed the entirety of Warrior Armour, but Warrior survived. As could be seen here, armour on warrior is '''extremely random'''. The sharper the angle of attack, the bigger the chance of miraculous survival.
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=== Mobility ===
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=== Mobility ===
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{{tankMobility|abMinHp=852|rbMinHp=486|AoAweight=1}}
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Mobility is adequate on vehicle's BR, it can move forward and backwards equally fast, but don't expect it to be climbing mountains like with the Vickers MBT in Arcade Battles. It will just slide down if the surface is too steep.
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Mobility is adequate on vehicle's BR, it can move forward and backwards equally fast, but don't expect it to be climbing mountains like with the powerful [[Vickers MBT]] in Arcade Battles. It will just slide down if the surface is too steep.
  
In Arcade Battles, it's generally driving at 46-54 km/h offroad in either direction without engine upgrades, regardless of additional armour. With mobility upgrades it may drive up to 60 km/h, but not very often. Speed of 81-83 km/h can be reached if the Warrior drove off the hill and keep driving forward, or on completely flat terrains, like roads in the American desert, though sometimes it just doesn't work again at the same spot.  
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In Arcade Battles, it's generally driving at 46-54 km/h offroad in either direction without engine upgrades, regardless of additional armour. With mobility upgrades it may drive up to 60 km/h, but not very often. Speed of 81-83 km/h can be reached if the {{PAGENAME}} drove off the hill and keep driving forward, or on completely flat terrains, like roads in the American desert, though sometimes it just doesn't work again at the same spot.
  
 
Due to its sheer size, it almost never gives in to ramming attempts, though it cannot move enemy heavy tanks either and shouldn't fight them on a narrow street.
 
Due to its sheer size, it almost never gives in to ramming attempts, though it cannot move enemy heavy tanks either and shouldn't fight them on a narrow street.
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Accidentally hitting something on max speed, especially explosive decorations, launches the Warrior up to 5 meters in the air, which is very entertaining, but almost never fazes the enemy.
 
Accidentally hitting something on max speed, especially explosive decorations, launches the Warrior up to 5 meters in the air, which is very entertaining, but almost never fazes the enemy.
  
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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* Adding armour does not decrease {{PAGENAME}}'s hp/ton significantly, and it only reduces maximum climb angle by 2 degrees, so it should be used when unlocked without worries of mobility penalty.
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* Despite having enough horsepower, this vehicle can not climb mountains.
! colspan="4" | Mobility characteristic
 
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! Weight (tons)
 
! colspan="1" | Add-on Armour<br>weight (tons)
 
! colspan="2" | Max speed (km/h)
 
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| rowspan="2" | 22.5 || colspan="1" rowspan="2" | 1.0 || colspan="2" | 83 (AB)
 
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| colspan="2" |75 (RB/SB)
 
|-
 
! colspan="4" | Engine power (horsepower)
 
|-
 
! colspan="1" | Mode
 
!Stock
 
! colspan="2" |Upgraded
 
|-
 
|''Arcade''
 
|852
 
| colspan="2" |1049
 
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|''Realistic/Simulator''
 
|486
 
| colspan="2" |550
 
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! colspan="4" | Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
 
|-
 
! colspan="1" | Mode
 
!Stock
 
!Upgraded
 
!Upgraded w/<br>add-on armour
 
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|''Arcade''
 
|37.87
 
|46.62
 
|44.63
 
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|''Realistic/Simulator''
 
|21.60
 
|24.44
 
|23.40
 
|-
 
|}
 
 
 
* Adding armour does not decrease Warrior's hp/ton significantly, and it only reduces maximum climb angle by 2 degrees, so it should be used when unlocked without worries of mobility penalty.
 
* Despite having enough horsepower, cannot climb mountains.
 
  
 
== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
 
First of all, one needs to understand that both of the weapons on the Warrior are useful.
 
 
 
=== Main armament ===
 
=== Main armament ===
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{{main|L21A1 (30 mm)}}
  
The gun is very slow firing, but with APDS belt it can penetrate the sides of most medium tanks and SPGs. Basically, it's effective against medium tanks, but lacklustre against fast vehicles that have spaced armour. It can be used to hurt crew from over 1 km distance, but it's not very good at damaging enemy ammo racks, so it's best used to destroy engines, tracks and crew unless it's easier to hit.  
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The 30 mm L21A1 RARDEN cannon is an effective autocannon, although its fire rate is sub par. The 30mm APDS belt is capable of penetrating the front armour of most light vehicles, and the sides of almost any tank that the warrior will face. The sub par fire rate and low post penetration effects mean that gunners will need to pick out individual crewmembers or modules in each well placed shot. While not technically stabilized, warrior gunners can manage to fire with some accuracy on the move if they are skilled. The shell velocity in the RARDEN APDS belt allows the warrior to lay down effective fire on light enemy targets up to about 2km, although it will be difficult to hit moving targets past about 1.5km.
  
Proper heavy tanks are normally not fazed by its fire at all, but for them there is the powerful MILAN launcher, which can penetrate them even from the front with its 580 mm penetration power, leaving them completely disabled.  
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There is virtually no reason to use the stock belts on the warrior. The stock belt uses half HE and half AP rounds, but only the HE rounds have tracers. The lack of tracers causes awkward gunnery, and the penetration on the AP shell is not satisfactory. Meanwhile the APDS belt has tracers with every round and is very effective against enemy vehicles.
  
In a perfect world, even in the worst situation, the Warrior can still use its 30 mm gun to de-track charging enemy tank and instantly destroy it with side shot or ATGM, but it's not very likely that the Warrior will live that long.
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Also, in a worst-case scenario, the 30 mm autocannon can be used to try and shoot down planes with it, but it will require skill with slow-firing SPAA (like the Crusader AA MK I), and any plane coming down at a high angle can't be engaged.
 
 
 
Not convinced? The main gun can still remove any trees and solid fences at any range, which is normally a nightmare for any other British ATGM vehicle.
 
 
 
{{main|L21A1 (30 mm)}}
 
 
 
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! colspan="6" | [[L21A1 (30 mm)|30 mm L21A1]]
 
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! colspan="2" rowspan="1" style="width:5em" |Capacity (Belt capacity)
 
! rowspan="1" | Fire rate <br> (shots/minute)
 
! rowspan="1" | Vertical <br> guidance
 
! rowspan="1" | Horizontal <br> guidance
 
! rowspan="1" | Stabilizer
 
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| colspan="2" | 222 (6) || 81 || -10°/+45° || ±180° || N/A
 
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! colspan="6" | Turret rotation speed (°/s)
 
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! style="width:4em" |Mode
 
! style="width:4em" |Stock
 
! style="width:4em" |Upgraded
 
! style="width:4em" |Prior + Full crew
 
! style="width:4em" |Prior + Expert qualif.
 
! style="width:4em" |Prior + Ace qualif.
 
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| ''Arcade'' || 57.1 ||79.06||96.0||106.16||112.94
 
 
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| ''Realistic'' || 35.7 ||42.0||51.0||56.4||60.0
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! colspan="6" | [[L21A1 (30 mm)|30 mm L21A1]] || colspan="5" | Turret rotation speed (°/s) || colspan="4" | Reloading rate (seconds)
 
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! colspan="4" | Reloading rate (seconds)
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! Mode !! Capacity (Belt) !! Fire rate !! Vertical !! Horizontal !! Stabilizer
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! Stock !! Upgraded !! Full !! Expert !! Aced
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! Stock !! Full !! Expert !! Aced
 
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! colspan="1" style="width:4em" |Stock
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! ''Arcade''
! colspan="1" style="width:4em" |Prior + Full crew
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| rowspan="2" | 222 (6) || rowspan="2" | 81 || rowspan="2" | -10°/+45° || rowspan="2" | ±180° || rowspan="2" | N/A || 57.10 || 79.06 || 96.00 || 106.16 || 112.94 || rowspan="2" | 1.30 || rowspan="2" | 1.15 || rowspan="2" | 1.06 || rowspan="2" | 1.00
! colspan="1" style="width:4em" |Prior + Expert qualif.
 
! colspan="1" style="width:4em" |Prior + Ace qualif.
 
 
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| 1.30 ||1.15||1.06||1.0
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! ''Realistic''
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| 35.70 || 42.00 || 51.00 || 56.40 || 60.00
 
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===== Ammunition =====
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==== Ammunition ====
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* '''Default:''' {{Annotation|AP-I|Armour-piercing incendiary}}{{-}}{{Annotation|HEI-T*|High-explosive incendiary tracer (self-destroying)}} - This belt can be used against other light tanks and certain lightly armoured medium tanks. However, it also includes anti-air round (HEI-T), which does increase damage to air targets but is useless against tanks at rank 5. The low rate of fire of Warrior doesn't compliment this dual belt.
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* '''30x170 APDS-T:''' {{Annotation|APDS|Armour-piercing discarding sabot}}{{-}}{{Annotation|APDS|Armour-piercing discarding sabot}}{{-}}{{Annotation|APDS|Armour-piercing discarding sabot}} - This belt can be used against sides of most medium tanks of rank 5 and 6, and even some heavy tanks can be damaged by it. Performance of this belt deteriorates '''much''' slower than of AP-I belt, but it does less damage the more armour it had to penetrate, resulting in an inability to set off enemy ammo racks in 1 hit if it was behind any good armour. If used against planes, it can damage or rip off wings, or snipe out the pilot.
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{| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align:center" width="100%"
 
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align:center" width="100%"
 
! colspan="8" | Penetration statistics
 
! colspan="8" | Penetration statistics
 
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|-
! rowspan="2" data-sort-type="text" | Ammunition
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! rowspan="2" data-sort-type="text" | Belt
! rowspan="2" class="unsortable" | Type of <br /> warhead
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! colspan="6" | '''Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)'''
! colspan="6" | '''Penetration''' '''''in mm''''' '''@ 0°/60'''
 
 
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! 10m
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! 10 m !! 100 m !! 500 m !! 1,000 m !! 1,500 m !! 2,000 m
! 100m
 
! 500m
 
! 1000m
 
! 1500m
 
! 2000m
 
 
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| Default || AP-I/HEI-T* || 52/26 || 50/25 || 39/20 || 29/14 || 21/11 ||16/8
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| Default || 53 || 50 || 39 || 29 || 21 || 16
 
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| 30x170 APDS-T || APDS || 110/42 || 101/39 || 95/87 || 69/26 || 52/20 || 41/16
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| 30x170 APDS-T || 110 || 101 || 95 || 69 || 52 || 41
 
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===== Belt types =====
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==== [[Ammo racks]] ====
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[[File:Ammoracks_{{PAGENAME}}.png|right|thumb|x250px|[[Ammo racks]] of the {{PAGENAME}}]]
| '''Belts''' || '''Shell composition''' || '''Combat usage'''
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| align="left" |'''''Default''''' || align="left" | AP-I, HEI-T
 
(Armor Piercing Incendiary), (High-explosive incendiary-tracer) shells
 
| align="left" | This belt can be used against other light tanks and certain lightly armoured medium tanks. However, it also includes anti-air round (HEI-T), which does increase damage to air targets but is useless against tanks at rank 5. The low rate of fire of Warrior doesn't compliment this dual belt.
 
 
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| align="left" |30x170 APDS-T|| align="left" | APDS<br>(Armor piercing discarding sabot) shells || align="left" | This belt can be used against sides of most medium tanks of rank 5 and 6, and even some heavy tanks can be damaged by it. Performance of this belt deteriorates '''much''' slower than of AP-I belt, but it does less damage the more armour it had to penetrate, resulting in an inability to set off enemy ammo racks in 1 hit if it was behind any good armour. If used against planes, it can damage or rip off wings, or snipe out the pilot.
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! Full<br>ammo
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! 1st<br>rack empty
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! 2nd<br>rack empty
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! Visual<br>discrepancy
 
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| '''37''' || 30&nbsp;''(+7)'' || 1&nbsp;''(+36)'' || No
 
 
===== [[Ammo racks|Ammo racks]] =====
 
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align:center"
 
|-
 
! class="wikitable unsortable" |Full<br /> ammo
 
! class="wikitable unsortable" |1st<br />  rack empty
 
! class="wikitable unsortable" |2nd<br />  rack empty
 
! class="wikitable unsortable" |3rd<br />  rack empty
 
! class="wikitable unsortable" |4th<br />  rack empty
 
! class="wikitable unsortable" |Visual<br /> discrepancy
 
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|| '''XX''' || XX&nbsp;''(+XX)'' || XX&nbsp;''(+XX)'' || XX&nbsp;''(+XX)'' || XX&nbsp;''(+XX)'' || style="text-align:center" |
 
 
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Turret empty: 62&nbsp;''(+3)'' <br> Front empty: 33&nbsp;''(+32)''
 
 
  
 
=== Additional armament ===
 
=== Additional armament ===
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<!-- ''Some tanks are armed with several guns in one or more turrets. Evaluate the additional weaponry and give advice on its use. Describe the ammunition available for additional weaponry. Give advice on about how to use them and how to fill the ammunition storage. If there is no additional weaponry remove this subsection.'' -->
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{{main|MILAN|MILAN 2}}
  
Warrior carries MILAN missiles as a secondary weapon.
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Warrior carries MILAN missiles as a secondary weapon, although these function more as the primary armament due to the tank based gameplay in Warthunder.
 
  [[File:Warrior sneak attack on tank.JPG|220px|thumb|right|Warrior managed to launch MILAN 2 straight at the enemy tank, instantly destroying it.]]
 
  [[File:Warrior sneak attack on tank.JPG|220px|thumb|right|Warrior managed to launch MILAN 2 straight at the enemy tank, instantly destroying it.]]
The MILAN missile itself is launched at absurdly high speed in contrast to Swingfire missiles while retaining good control. This makes it very hard to dodge up to 700 m range, but harder to turn it into enemy cover, especially horizontally. However, it can be launched above small obstacles and flat hills, if the enemy is far away enough.
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MILAN 1 has 500 mm of RHA penetration. It is 103 mm in diameter.
  
It can be used in general melee range, but cannot be fired point-blank (10 m or so), and if not careful it can overshoot (look at launcher itself in Third-person view to avoid this). It cannot be used for super-long range attack, as it's maximum range is just 2 km.
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MILAN launcher can be upgraded to the MILAN 2, which has 730 mm of RHA penetration. The MILAN 2 is 115 mm in diameter. The flight performance is essentially the same, but it's starting speed is higher.
  
MILAN launcher can be upgraded to the MILAN 2, which has an absolutely insane 730 mm of armour penetration. Needless to say, it simply disintegrates or cripples the target tank that doesn't have chemical armour, unless the missile somehow hits the enemy gun barrel.  
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Missile is guided via gunner's seat crosshair, if gunner cannot see missile directly, tank will lose control over it, so any indirect attacks should be aimed quickly after sending missile as high as possible.
  
The Warrior also cannot be flanked, unlike normal ATGM launcher, since its weapons are turret based.  
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The MILAN can be used at close ranges, but cannot be fired point-blank (10 m or so), and if not careful it can overshoot (look at launcher itself in Third-person view to avoid this). The missile only has 2km of range so it is not particularly useful against enemies at very long range, or more often against helicopters who are hovering far away from the battlefield.
  
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="7" | 103 mm MILAN ATGM
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! colspan="7" | 103 mm [[MILAN]] ATGM
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="3" rowspan="1" style="width:5em" |Capacity
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! Capacity
! rowspan="1" | Vertical <br> guidance
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! Vertical<br>guidance
!Flight speed <br> on launch (m/s)
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! Flight speed<br>on launch (m/s)
! rowspan="1" | Max Flight <br> speed (m/s)
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! Max Flight<br>speed (m/s)
! rowspan="1" | Range (m)
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! Range (m)
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="3" | 8 || N/A
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| 8 || ±5° || ~160 || 200 || 2,000
|~160|| 200 || 2,000
 
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="7" | 115 mm MILAN 2 ATGM
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! colspan="7" | 115 mm [[MILAN 2]] ATGM
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="3" rowspan="1" style="width:5em" |Capacity
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! Capacity
! rowspan="1" | Vertical <br> guidance
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! Vertical<br>guidance
!Flight speed <br> on launch (m/s)
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! Flight speed<br>on launch (m/s)
! rowspan="1" | Max Flight <br> speed (m/s)
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! Max Flight<br>speed (m/s)
! rowspan="1" | Range (m)
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! Range (m)
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="3" | 8 || N/A
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| 8 || ±5° || ~200 || 200 || 2,000
|~200|| 200 || 2,000
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
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* Despite being launched at their max speed, they are still very manoeuvrable, so they still can be curved behind some hills at targets ~500 meters away, and generally targets up to 800 meters can't dodge it.
 
* Despite being launched at their max speed, they are still very manoeuvrable, so they still can be curved behind some hills at targets ~500 meters away, and generally targets up to 800 meters can't dodge it.
  
===== Ammunition =====
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==== Ammunition ====
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align:center" width="100%"
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center" width="100%"
 
! colspan="8" | Penetration statistics
 
! colspan="8" | Penetration statistics
 
|-
 
|-
 
! rowspan="2" data-sort-type="text" | Ammunition
 
! rowspan="2" data-sort-type="text" | Ammunition
! rowspan="2" class="unsortable" | Type of <br /> warhead
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! rowspan="2" | Type of<br>warhead
! colspan="6" | '''Penetration''' '''''in mm''''' '''@ 90°'''
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! colspan="6" | '''Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)'''
 
|-
 
|-
! 10m
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! 10 m !! 100 m !! 500 m !! 1,000 m !! 1,500 m !! 2,000 m
! 100m
 
! 500m
 
! 1000m
 
! 1500m
 
! 2000m
 
 
|-
 
|-
| MILAN || ATGM || 580 || 580 || 580 || 580 || 580 || 580
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| MILAN || ATGM || 530 || 530 || 530 || 530 || 530 || 530
 
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|-
| MILAN 2 || ATGM || 730 || 730 || 730 || 730 || 730 || 730  
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| MILAN 2 || ATGM || 730 || 730 || 730 || 730 || 730 || 730
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align:center" width="100%"
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center" width="100%"
! colspan="11" | Shell details
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! colspan="10" | Shell details
 
|-
 
|-
 
! rowspan="2" data-sort-type="text" | Ammunition
 
! rowspan="2" data-sort-type="text" | Ammunition
! rowspan="2" class="unsortable" | Type of <br /> warhead
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! rowspan="2" | Type of<br>warhead
! rowspan="2" |Velocity <br /> in m/s
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! rowspan="2" | Velocity<br>(m/s)
! rowspan="2" |Projectile<br />Mass in kg
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! rowspan="2" | Projectile<br>Mass (kg)
! rowspan="2" | ''Fuse delay''
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! rowspan="2" | Fuse delay<br>(m)
''in m:''
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! rowspan="2" | Fuse sensitivity<br>(mm)
! rowspan="2" | ''Fuse sensitivity''
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! rowspan="2" | Explosive Mass<br>(TNT equivalent) (g)
''in mm:''
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! colspan="3" | Ricochet
! rowspan="2" | ''Explosive Mass in g<br /> (TNT equivalent):''
 
! rowspan="2" | ''Normalization At 30° <br> from horizontal:''
 
! colspan="3" | ''Ricochet:''
 
 
|-
 
|-
! 0%
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! 0% !! 50% !! 100%
! 50%
 
! 100%
 
 
|-
 
|-
| MILAN || ATGM || 200 || 6.6 || 0.0 || 0.1 || 1,400 || +0° || 80° || 82° || 90°  
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| MILAN || ATGM || 200 || 6.55 || 0.0 || 0.1 || 1,400 || 80° || 82° || 90°
 
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|-
| MILAN || ATGM || 200 || 7.0 || 0.0 || 0.1 || 1,800 || +0° || 80° || 82° || 90°  
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| MILAN 2 || ATGM || 200 || 7.00 || 0.0 || 0.1 || 1,800 || 80° || 82° || 90°
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
===== [[Ammo racks|Ammo racks]] =====
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==== [[Ammo racks]] ====
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align:center"
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[[File:Ammoracks_{{PAGENAME}}.png|right|thumb|x250px|[[Ammo racks]] of the {{PAGENAME}}]]
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
|-
 
|-
! class="wikitable unsortable" |Full<br /> ammo
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! Full<br>ammo
! class="wikitable unsortable" |1st<br /> rack empty
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! 1st<br>rack empty
! class="wikitable unsortable" |2nd<br /> rack empty
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! 2nd<br>rack empty
! class="wikitable unsortable" |3rd<br /> rack empty
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! 3rd<br>rack empty
! class="wikitable unsortable" |Visual<br /> discrepancy
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! Visual<br>discrepancy
 
|-
 
|-
|| '''8''' || XX&nbsp;''(+XX)'' || XX&nbsp;''(+XX)'' || XX&nbsp;''(+XX)'' || style="text-align:center" |
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| '''8''' || 5&nbsp;''(+3)'' || 1&nbsp;''(+7)'' || 0&nbsp;''(+8)'' || No
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
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==== Optics and night vision ====
  
==== Optics and night vision ====
 
  
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''Try to fill in the specifications of the tank optics. If you are having problems with it, refer to the [[Optics|optics gallery]] or [[Night Vision Devices|Night vision]] pages for examples. Remember, not every tank has optic magnification specified in X-ray and each NVD can only be used from their designated point of view.
 
''Try to fill in the specifications of the tank optics. If you are having problems with it, refer to the [[Optics|optics gallery]] or [[Night Vision Devices|Night vision]] pages for examples. Remember, not every tank has optic magnification specified in X-ray and each NVD can only be used from their designated point of view.
  
Try to explain how optics affect your gameplay on a tank. A comparsion to rival tanks of the rank is welcome. If the vehicle optic devices are unique in some way, or the way the optics are placed on a tank is affecting the gameplay in meaningful way, or damage to optics can disable some features or weapons of a tank, specify it here as well.''
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Try to explain how optics affect your gameplay on a tank. A comparison to rival tanks of the rank is welcome. If the vehicle optic devices are unique in some way, or the way the optics are placed on a tank is affecting the gameplay in a meaningful way, or damage to optics can disable some features or weapons of a tank, specify it here as well.''
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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|-
 
! Commander's View
 
! Commander's View
| X6 / 3PV || 800X600 || ? || high || Not Fitted || Only useable with tier 4 upgrade
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| X6 || 800X600 || ? || high || Not Fitted || Only useable with tier 4 upgrade
 
|-
 
|-
 
! Driver's View
 
! Driver's View
| X1 || 800X600 || ? || high || Not Fitted || Only useable with tier 4 upgrade
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| X1 / 3PV || 800X600 || ? || high || Not Fitted || Only useable with tier 4 upgrade
 
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|-
 
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If commander optics (the ones on top of the turret) get destroyed, warrior cannot launch ATGM anymore. They can only be repaired via "manual repair".
 
If commander optics (the ones on top of the turret) get destroyed, warrior cannot launch ATGM anymore. They can only be repaired via "manual repair".
  
After researching the NVD upgrade, a thermal scope of a gunner can be used to find enemy tanks, or to see if anything can block your ATGM on a way to the target. Be aware, as long as you press "go forward" the smoke and heat from exhaust on your right will prevent you from seeing anything throught thermal scope, so let go of the gas, when trying to look right.
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After researching the NVD upgrade, a thermal scope of a gunner can be used to find enemy tanks, or to see if anything can block your ATGM on a way to the target. Be aware, as long as you press "go forward" the smoke and heat from exhaust on your right will prevent you from seeing anything throught thermal scope, so let go of the gas, when trying to look right.-->
  
 
=== Machine guns ===
 
=== Machine guns ===
<!--''Offensive and anti-aircraft machine guns not only allow you to fight some aircraft but also are effective against lightly armoured vehicles. Evaluate machine guns and give recommendations on its use.''-->
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<!-- ''Offensive and anti-aircraft machine guns not only allow you to fight some aircraft but also are effective against lightly armoured vehicles. Evaluate machine guns and give recommendations on its use.'' -->
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{{main|L94A1 (7.62 mm)}}
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The machine gun is kind of useless for Warrior, but it can still destroy weak fences, which normally slows any tank down if they hit them, and it makes much less noise than the main gun. For enemy marking purposes, Scouting should be used instead, as it doesn't reveal the vehicle.
 
The machine gun is kind of useless for Warrior, but it can still destroy weak fences, which normally slows any tank down if they hit them, and it makes much less noise than the main gun. For enemy marking purposes, Scouting should be used instead, as it doesn't reveal the vehicle.
  
{{main|L94A1 (7.62 mm)}}
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center" width="50%"
 
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="7" | [[L94A1 (7.62 mm)|7.62 mm L94A1]]
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! colspan="5" | [[L94A1 (7.62 mm)|7.62 mm L94A1]]
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="7" | ''Coaxial mount''
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! Mount !! Capacity (Belt) !! Fire rate !! Vertical !! Horizontal
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="4" rowspan="1" style="width:5em" |Capacity (Belt capacity)
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| Coaxial || 2,000 (2,000) || 600 || N/A || N/A
! rowspan="1" | Fire rate <br> (shots/minute)
 
! rowspan="1" | Vertical <br> guidance
 
! rowspan="1" | Horizontal <br> guidance
 
|-
 
| colspan="4" | 2,000 (2,00) || 600 || N/A || N/A
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
== Usage in battles ==
 
== Usage in battles ==
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Generally, Warrior needs to quickly get into the medium range of the expected enemy, then figure out its strategy for the current battle. While moving towards an objective, Warrior should keep a low profile and scout every enemy it can notice.
 
Generally, Warrior needs to quickly get into the medium range of the expected enemy, then figure out its strategy for the current battle. While moving towards an objective, Warrior should keep a low profile and scout every enemy it can notice.
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If forced, Warrior can always use a smokescreen to disrupt enemy plans of taking it down, either baiting them to waste time looking for it, or using smokescreen, MILAN-2, scouting and add-on armour together to attack the enemy from the fog with little fear of being punished for it. For some reason enemy does not often reply to ATGM shots but instantly fires back at cannon fire, so use cannon sparingly during this.
 
If forced, Warrior can always use a smokescreen to disrupt enemy plans of taking it down, either baiting them to waste time looking for it, or using smokescreen, MILAN-2, scouting and add-on armour together to attack the enemy from the fog with little fear of being punished for it. For some reason enemy does not often reply to ATGM shots but instantly fires back at cannon fire, so use cannon sparingly during this.
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[[File:Warrior shadow strike.jpg|thumb|Example of using smokes and armour '''offensively''' in arcade battle. Not only enemy is blinded and can't hold the line, allowing the team to rush in, but even if they fire towards the Warrior's general direction, they will likely load HESH and fire at the hull, hitting the add-on armour and doing no damage. MILAN-2, on the other hand, is almost unblockable and does fatal damage, and the player can clearly see the direction they are in due to '''scouting'''. A skilled Warrior can take out up to 2 tanks per 1 smoke deploy like that. Works on any range from 30m to 800m.]]
 
[[File:Warrior shadow strike.jpg|thumb|Example of using smokes and armour '''offensively''' in arcade battle. Not only enemy is blinded and can't hold the line, allowing the team to rush in, but even if they fire towards the Warrior's general direction, they will likely load HESH and fire at the hull, hitting the add-on armour and doing no damage. MILAN-2, on the other hand, is almost unblockable and does fatal damage, and the player can clearly see the direction they are in due to '''scouting'''. A skilled Warrior can take out up to 2 tanks per 1 smoke deploy like that. Works on any range from 30m to 800m.]]
 
In any mode, but especially in AB, mark the enemy with the "scout" ability, so they can be found whenever smoke is deployed. This must be done for two main reasons:
 
In any mode, but especially in AB, mark the enemy with the "scout" ability, so they can be found whenever smoke is deployed. This must be done for two main reasons:
  
 
# Since the MILAN ATGM can instantly destroy or cripple anything, even seeing just the name of enemy and type of tank through smoke is good enough for the Warrior to have a chance for a hit. In realistic battles, it's less reliable, but the Warrior can still see where the enemy is. For light tanks, the 30 mm autocannon can work just fine (just don't do that against BMP; unless it already spotted and scouted the Warrior, it's not worth it).
 
# Since the MILAN ATGM can instantly destroy or cripple anything, even seeing just the name of enemy and type of tank through smoke is good enough for the Warrior to have a chance for a hit. In realistic battles, it's less reliable, but the Warrior can still see where the enemy is. For light tanks, the 30 mm autocannon can work just fine (just don't do that against BMP; unless it already spotted and scouted the Warrior, it's not worth it).
# In Arcade Battles, If the "intelligence" reward is obtained for marking enemy that was or is invisible to teammates and then got destroyed, the player will get artillery support point and airstrike point. If the '''squadmates''' destroys the marked target, the player will get airstrike point regardless as a squad assist.  
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# In Arcade Battles, If the "intelligence" reward is obtained for marking enemy that was or is invisible to teammates and then got destroyed, the player will get artillery support point and airstrike point. If the '''squadmates''' destroys the marked target, the player will get airstrike point regardless as a squad assist.
  
 
Due to this, in 9.0 arcade battle warrior can call in ATGM helicopters on '''very first minute''' of a fight, simply by marking 2 enemy vehicles and destroying someone with an almost undodgeable and unblockable missile, while the enemy cannot even request gunships to protect themselves from it. ATGM helicopter than can destroy 6 to 10 enemy tanks, '''significantly''' weakening the enemy team. As the game goes on, Warrior can join multiple air battles in a row as second attack helicopter or bomber, because it's a scout vehicle.
 
Due to this, in 9.0 arcade battle warrior can call in ATGM helicopters on '''very first minute''' of a fight, simply by marking 2 enemy vehicles and destroying someone with an almost undodgeable and unblockable missile, while the enemy cannot even request gunships to protect themselves from it. ATGM helicopter than can destroy 6 to 10 enemy tanks, '''significantly''' weakening the enemy team. As the game goes on, Warrior can join multiple air battles in a row as second attack helicopter or bomber, because it's a scout vehicle.
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Since MILAN has relatively good controls and there is 8 missiles total, the Warrior can try and fire it above hills and guide it down on people, much like Swingfire and Striker. It's harder to aim at the enemy without a straight visual firing line, but if it hits anywhere important, they could be knocked out anyway. Since the Warrior is considered a scout vehicle, mark them and ping them on the map, even if a shot lands a hit.
 
Since MILAN has relatively good controls and there is 8 missiles total, the Warrior can try and fire it above hills and guide it down on people, much like Swingfire and Striker. It's harder to aim at the enemy without a straight visual firing line, but if it hits anywhere important, they could be knocked out anyway. Since the Warrior is considered a scout vehicle, mark them and ping them on the map, even if a shot lands a hit.
  
In Arcade Battles (AB), it's best to fire the missile at tank's gunner, so in case if it didn't destroy the tank on its own, the Warrior can just circle around the enemy and use the main gun to destroy the engine, then proceed to incapacitate the crew. In Realistic battles (RB) even taking out cannon barrel or breach might be enough, as repairs in that mode take much more time, and field repair doesn't even guarantee, that gun won't just jam itself again or fire in a completely different direction.
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In Arcade Battles (AB), it's best to fire the missile at tank's gunner, so in case if it didn't destroy the tank on its own, the Warrior can just circle around the enemy and use the main gun to destroy the engine, then proceed to incapacitate the crew. In Realistic battles (RB) even taking out cannon barrel or breech might be enough, as repairs in that mode take much more time, and field repair doesn't even guarantee, that gun won't just jam itself again or fire in a completely different direction.
  
 
As with all light tanks play style, be very wary of people that have any kind of explosive ammo, as the Warrior has the Hull Break mechanism on it and can be easily engaged. With Add-on armour, the Warrior can fight them directly, but the vehicle's turret, front and back are still a giant weak spot.
 
As with all light tanks play style, be very wary of people that have any kind of explosive ammo, as the Warrior has the Hull Break mechanism on it and can be easily engaged. With Add-on armour, the Warrior can fight them directly, but the vehicle's turret, front and back are still a giant weak spot.
  
Usually, MBT's will carry AP ammo as their first shot, which may just over-penetrate and maybe do almost nothing. So if there is an absolute must directly attack someone, attack them, SPGs or other non-Soviet light tanks.  
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Usually, MBT's will carry AP ammo as their first shot, which may just over-penetrate and maybe do almost nothing. So if there is an absolute must directly attack someone, attack them, SPGs or other non-Soviet light tanks.
  
 
There is also a trick related to the Warrior - if baiting an enemy that is looking towards the Warrior, pull the Warrior's rear end out of cover first. Since the rear has very little critical components outside of the MILAN missile stowage, usually being shot there doesn't do anything too drastic for the overall tank health. After being fired at, drive out of cover and fire back at them. This trick probably won't work twice, indicating you should make the most out of the opportunity you have at hand. Nobody likes to be shot with ATGMs and the second shot coming will most certainly be HE of some kind. This tactic may backfire if your IFV gets shot with APHE, or APDSFS will enter the vehicle at a bad angle, but those types of ammunition have the potential of instantly destroying Warrior regardless of the entry point.
 
There is also a trick related to the Warrior - if baiting an enemy that is looking towards the Warrior, pull the Warrior's rear end out of cover first. Since the rear has very little critical components outside of the MILAN missile stowage, usually being shot there doesn't do anything too drastic for the overall tank health. After being fired at, drive out of cover and fire back at them. This trick probably won't work twice, indicating you should make the most out of the opportunity you have at hand. Nobody likes to be shot with ATGMs and the second shot coming will most certainly be HE of some kind. This tactic may backfire if your IFV gets shot with APHE, or APDSFS will enter the vehicle at a bad angle, but those types of ammunition have the potential of instantly destroying Warrior regardless of the entry point.
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====Counter-tactics====
 
====Counter-tactics====
 
<!--What to expect, if it would be in command of the enemy and how to counter it. (i.e. Just flank)-->
 
<!--What to expect, if it would be in command of the enemy and how to counter it. (i.e. Just flank)-->
Just fire at its turret, preferably with explosives or high fire rate guns.  
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Just fire at its turret, preferably with explosives or high fire rate guns.
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If it tries to spook away a threat by being ominous and peeking over hills, disable its ATGM camera (on "ears") with concentrated fire if a direct hit to the crew and modules is not possible. Keep in mind that must damage whole IFV really hard for ATGM repairs to take long (otherwise it may take less than rearm time, which is not good).
  
If it tries to spook away a threat by being ominous and peeking over hills, disable its ATGM camera (on "ears") with concentrated fire if a direct hit to the crew and modules is not possible. Keep in mind that must damage whole IFV really hard for ATGM repairs to take long (otherwise it may take less than rearm time, which is not good). If the missile is already homing towards a vehicle with no way to break visual, try to get outside of direct missile control range (which will make missile spiral crazily and possibly missing by a centimetre) or face it with the gun barrel in hopes that it would absorb the damage and not cripple any critical modules.
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If the missile is already homing towards a vehicle with no way to avoid it, try to get outside of direct missile control range by not letting the light tank to aim at you directly (which will make missile spiral crazily and possibly missing by a centimetre) or face it with the gun barrel and fire all machine guns in hopes that it would get shot mid-air or get absorbed by the gun and not damage or destroy any critical modules.
  
 
Never fire pure AP rounds to the back of this tank, since unless it hits one of the missile ammo racks there, it will just do nothing to it.
 
Never fire pure AP rounds to the back of this tank, since unless it hits one of the missile ammo racks there, it will just do nothing to it.
  
If the Warrior has the add-on armour package, '''do not''' underestimate it and use anything possible when engaging it, not just HMG. Warrior repairs and reloads fast enough to disable its adversaries, if it must, just set it on fire is not going to stop it. Low calibre machine guns are useless against hull from front, despite it having incomplete add-on armour protection.
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If the Warrior has the add-on armour package, '''do not''' underestimate it and use anything possible when engaging it, not just HMG. Warrior repairs and reloads fast enough to disable its adversaries, if it must, "just set it on fire" mindset is not going to stop it. Low calibre machine guns are useless against hull from front, despite it having incomplete add-on armour protection.
  
 
In case Warrior destroyed your primary weapon, but you still have 12.7 mm machinegun, you can fire at its ventilation to destroy it. It's very well hidden on the right-front side of the IFV (left for you, if facing it) behind a small grey shield, making it nearly unnoticeable. Firing at ventilation from the side is also possible, but it will do less than fatal damage.
 
In case Warrior destroyed your primary weapon, but you still have 12.7 mm machinegun, you can fire at its ventilation to destroy it. It's very well hidden on the right-front side of the IFV (left for you, if facing it) behind a small grey shield, making it nearly unnoticeable. Firing at ventilation from the side is also possible, but it will do less than fatal damage.
  
 
The Warrior can be destroyed by a fighter jet. However, do not just strafe it directly, as it actually can fire back and may have armour. It's best to attack it from the top.
 
The Warrior can be destroyed by a fighter jet. However, do not just strafe it directly, as it actually can fire back and may have armour. It's best to attack it from the top.
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=== Modules ===
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{| class="wikitable"
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! Tier
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! colspan="2" | Mobility
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! Protection
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! colspan="3" | Firepower
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|-
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| I
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| Tracks
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|
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| Parts
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| Horizontal Drive
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| 30x170 APDS-T
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|
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|-
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| II
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| Suspension
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| Brake System
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| FPE
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| Adjustment of Fire
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| Airstrike
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|
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|-
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| III
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| Filters
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|
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| Crew Replenishment
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| Elevation Mechanism
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| MILAN 2
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| Laser rangefinder
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|-
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| IV
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| Transmission
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| Engine
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| Additional Protection Package
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| Artillery Support
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| Improved optics
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| NVD
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|-
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=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
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'''Pros:'''
  
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The FV510 infantry fighting vehicle was developed as part of a program to create a modern IFV for the British army at the end of the ’70s. The vehicle went into series production in 1986. The vehicle was equipped with 30 mm gun, fed by magazines of three shells each. This gun was designed to destroy lightly armoured vehicles with maximum accuracy. For the Desert Storm operation, the Warriors were equipped with Chobham passive armour – add-on armour plates that significantly improved the IFV’s defence in battle, allowing it to survive a hit from an RPG-7 grenade and shrapnel from high-calibre HE rounds. A little later, in 1990, the military decided to equip the Warrior with anti-tank weaponry – a 30 mm gun for these targets was clearly not enough. The roof of the turret was equipped with a launcher for the MILAN ATGM. The commander used a hatch to fire the ATGM, and it was reloaded through the upper hatch of the armoured vehicle’s infantry compartment. The FV510 Warrior is still in service with the British army and is the main IFV of the United Kingdom.
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The FV510 infantry fighting vehicle was developed as part of a program to create a modern IFV for the British army at the end of the '70s. The vehicle went into series production in 1986. The vehicle was equipped with 30 mm gun, fed by magazines of three shells each. This gun was designed to destroy lightly armoured vehicles with maximum accuracy. For the Desert Storm operation, the Warriors were equipped with Chobham passive armour – add-on armour plates that significantly improved the IFV's defence in battle, allowing it to survive a hit from an RPG-7 grenade and shrapnel from high-calibre HE rounds. A little later, in 1990, the military decided to equip the Warrior with anti-tank weaponry – a 30 mm gun for these targets was clearly not enough. The roof of the turret was equipped with a launcher for the MILAN ATGM. The commander used a hatch to fire the ATGM, and it was reloaded through the upper hatch of the armoured vehicle's infantry compartment. The FV510 Warrior is still in service with the British army and is the main IFV of the United Kingdom.
  
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Latest revision as of 21:22, 11 September 2020

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Combat Vehicle, Personnel, Tracked, 30mm Gun, Warrior FV510
uk_fv510_isv.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
8.0/8.0/8.0BR
3 peopleCrew
70 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
44 / 44 / 44Hull
25 / 25 / 12Turret
Mobility
23.5 tWeight
1 049 hp550 hpEngine power
45 hp/t23 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
83 km/h forward
83 km/h back
74 km/h forward
74 km/h back
Speed
Armament
MILAN ATGMRocket
8 roundsAmmunition
-5° / 5°Vertical guidance
200 m/sFlight speed
6 500 mRange
mousemouseMethod of aiming
up to 5 km/hFire on the move
30 mm L21A1 automatic cannonMain weapon
222 roundsAmmunition
1.0 / 1.3 sReload
6 roundsBelt capacity
81 shots/minFire rate
-10° / 45°Vertical guidance
7.62 mm L94A1 machine gunCoaxial weapon
2 000 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
2 000 roundsBelt capacity
600 shots/minFire rate
Economy
220 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
580 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png3 200 / 5 635/3 000 / 5 282/1 990 / 3 504Repair
170 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
580 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 100 Ge icon.pngAces
220 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
170 % Sl icon.png130 % Sl icon.png100 % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage Warrior.jpg


The Combat Vehicle, Personnel, Tracked, 30mm Gun, Warrior FV510 (or just the Warrior) is a rank VI British light tank with a battle rating of 8.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.81 "The Valkyries".

Warrior is basically a big box with a round turret, which has a little gun in middle, "ears" (ATGM cameras), and the ATGM launcher itself on the right side. Front of the hull is sloped to decrease small firearms damage. IFV hull is huge compared to even medium tanks of some factions (about double the size of T-62) and looks even bigger when carrying additional armour.

On its right front, there are exhaust ports, which are a weak spot in armour structure and may prevent gunner from firing precisely in Realistic Battles due to smoke and heat coming out of them, though usually, it's not a big problem.

If the vehicle has Add-on armour, it's easily identified for its riveted plates on sides of the vehicle. Usually, after being shot with a high velocity round, they break off. Plates do not protect the rear of the vehicle.

The Warrior is mostly played as an aggressive ATGM tank or ambush scout tank, though it can fulfil any role that doesn't involve it being constantly shot at.

It's best described as a hybrid between a slowed down SPAA and assault ATGM launcher, while armour is either nonexistent or installed via a modification to partially protect from hazards that normally annihilate light tanks. The weapon combo is potent enough to destroy even modern MBT's, and with add-on armour, the Warrior can bully even heavy tanks in close range, though the turret is still very vulnerable.

The Warrior can be played defensively (mostly around hills and mountains), or aggressively (on flat terrains and in towns), given that there is enough cover for the Warrior. In realistic battles, Warrior can also hide relatively well and use either of its weapons to punish unsuspecting people, or just scout them.

This vehicle is very easy to play while still in stock mode, as it has most essentials available at stock or unlocked early on, however, every upgrade only makes it even stronger.

General info

Survivability and armour

While this construction outside of Warrior can sometimes stop HESH coming from behind, it will also often doom the tank by allowing chemical shells coming from the side to damage tracks or unprotected parts of the hull, triggering hull break.

Overview:

The Warrior has a huge profile, and its armour is mostly made of aluminum alloys, which compromises its protection against medium tanks. While at the first glance the hull may seem uniform, and technically thick enough to survive hits of kinetic shells up to 120 mm and chemical shells of up to 105 mm, it has a lot of weak points, which trigger instant hull break on hit. For that reason, if artillery hit its hull or turret directly, the Warrior will not survive. A direct hit to the suspension, ventilation, fuel tank or tracks will often instantly destroy the tank if hit by a kinetic round or chemical shell of caliber higher than 75 mm, especially noticeable with HE shells.

When considering smaller weapons, the Warrior is well protected against heavy machine guns, however, its turret, engine ventilation, hull's back and even sides have weak spots, which can be penetrated by 12.7 mm and 14.5 mm heavy machine guns. At some angles, the frontal ventilation port can be penetrated even by German 7.92 mm, however it's near impossible to meet those at rank VI.

The hull frontal armour is sloped and can sustain light automatic cannon fire at best, allowing it to fight BMP-2 or SPAA armed with 23 mm guns head-on in some scenarios, as long as they do not know where to fire. It is preferable to fight them from distance or while employing high ground to increase their attack angle as close to 60 degrees as possible, rendering their main weapons useless. The engine to the right of the driver can add a sort of spaced armour effect by absorbing penetrating shells. This works well in addition to the add on armour, as it means that half the front is protected by the engine and the other half by composite armour.

Add-on Armour:

The add-on panels defend the sides of the hull, with a piece of composite on the frontal plate covering the driver. These panels are geared towards protection against Chemical munitions, and add surprisingly little armour against kinetic rounds.

The side armour plates conceal weak spots on the Warrior hull and are effective against chemical rounds, although they are unlikely to stop most rounds head on. In general, they prevent hull break from being hit by shells smaller than 105 mm and try to deflect HESH and HEAT coming at a sharp angle. Direct hit of a 105+ mm shell can often brute-force its way in between panels and cause hull break anyway by damaging tracks. Angling can be an effective tactic with these panels installed, and it will also help tank to survive some 30 mm kinetic rounds, as long as the screen is not destroyed (which usually doesn't take long).

The composite in front of the driver is much stronger and is capable of stopping HEAT rounds with about 400 mm of penetration, and will also add enough kinetic protection to stop most direct 20 mm auto cannon round hits. It will not save tank from direct 120 mm HE hit, as explosion will reach tank's turret, track, or ventilation and likely annihilate vehicle via hull break.

Protection analysis view: frontal panel gives a 45% chance for the Warrior to not be destroyed from frontal HESH shot by just being there. Side armour does the same thing for the entirety of the sides but is significantly weaker. Any shells of 120 mm calibre will likely obliterate Warrior from sides unless it was a grazing shot.

These images show a Warrior surviving an ATGM fired from an IT-1 due to the additional armour. Be aware, that surviving direct HEAT hit like on the screenshot is very unlikely due to tracks often triggering hull break:

Mobility

Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock AoA Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 83 83 22.5 1 852 1,049 37.87 44.64
Realistic 74 74 486 550 21.6 23.4

Mobility is adequate on vehicle's BR, it can move forward and backwards equally fast, but don't expect it to be climbing mountains like with the powerful Vickers MBT in Arcade Battles. It will just slide down if the surface is too steep.

In Arcade Battles, it's generally driving at 46-54 km/h offroad in either direction without engine upgrades, regardless of additional armour. With mobility upgrades it may drive up to 60 km/h, but not very often. Speed of 81-83 km/h can be reached if the Warrior drove off the hill and keep driving forward, or on completely flat terrains, like roads in the American desert, though sometimes it just doesn't work again at the same spot.

Due to its sheer size, it almost never gives in to ramming attempts, though it cannot move enemy heavy tanks either and shouldn't fight them on a narrow street.

Accidentally hitting something on max speed, especially explosive decorations, launches the Warrior up to 5 meters in the air, which is very entertaining, but almost never fazes the enemy.

  • Adding armour does not decrease Warrior's hp/ton significantly, and it only reduces maximum climb angle by 2 degrees, so it should be used when unlocked without worries of mobility penalty.
  • Despite having enough horsepower, this vehicle can not climb mountains.

Armaments

Main armament

Main article: L21A1 (30 mm)

The 30 mm L21A1 RARDEN cannon is an effective autocannon, although its fire rate is sub par. The 30mm APDS belt is capable of penetrating the front armour of most light vehicles, and the sides of almost any tank that the warrior will face. The sub par fire rate and low post penetration effects mean that gunners will need to pick out individual crewmembers or modules in each well placed shot. While not technically stabilized, warrior gunners can manage to fire with some accuracy on the move if they are skilled. The shell velocity in the RARDEN APDS belt allows the warrior to lay down effective fire on light enemy targets up to about 2km, although it will be difficult to hit moving targets past about 1.5km.

There is virtually no reason to use the stock belts on the warrior. The stock belt uses half HE and half AP rounds, but only the HE rounds have tracers. The lack of tracers causes awkward gunnery, and the penetration on the AP shell is not satisfactory. Meanwhile the APDS belt has tracers with every round and is very effective against enemy vehicles.

30 mm L21A1 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 222 (6) 81 -10°/+45° ±180° N/A 57.10 79.06 96.00 106.16 112.94 1.30 1.15 1.06 1.00
Realistic 35.70 42.00 51.00 56.40 60.00

Ammunition

  • Default: AP-I · HEI-T* - This belt can be used against other light tanks and certain lightly armoured medium tanks. However, it also includes anti-air round (HEI-T), which does increase damage to air targets but is useless against tanks at rank 5. The low rate of fire of Warrior doesn't compliment this dual belt.
  • 30x170 APDS-T: APDS · APDS · APDS - This belt can be used against sides of most medium tanks of rank 5 and 6, and even some heavy tanks can be damaged by it. Performance of this belt deteriorates much slower than of AP-I belt, but it does less damage the more armour it had to penetrate, resulting in an inability to set off enemy ammo racks in 1 hit if it was behind any good armour. If used against planes, it can damage or rip off wings, or snipe out the pilot.
Penetration statistics
Belt Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
Default 53 50 39 29 21 16
30x170 APDS-T 110 101 95 69 52 41

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the Warrior
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
37 30 (+7) (+36) No

Additional armament

Main articles: MILAN, MILAN 2

Warrior carries MILAN missiles as a secondary weapon, although these function more as the primary armament due to the tank based gameplay in Warthunder.

Warrior managed to launch MILAN 2 straight at the enemy tank, instantly destroying it.

MILAN 1 has 500 mm of RHA penetration. It is 103 mm in diameter.

MILAN launcher can be upgraded to the MILAN 2, which has 730 mm of RHA penetration. The MILAN 2 is 115 mm in diameter. The flight performance is essentially the same, but it's starting speed is higher.

Missile is guided via gunner's seat crosshair, if gunner cannot see missile directly, tank will lose control over it, so any indirect attacks should be aimed quickly after sending missile as high as possible.

The MILAN can be used at close ranges, but cannot be fired point-blank (10 m or so), and if not careful it can overshoot (look at launcher itself in Third-person view to avoid this). The missile only has 2km of range so it is not particularly useful against enemies at very long range, or more often against helicopters who are hovering far away from the battlefield.

103 mm MILAN ATGM
Capacity Vertical
guidance
Flight speed
on launch (m/s)
Max Flight
speed (m/s)
Range (m)
8 ±5° ~160 200 2,000
115 mm MILAN 2 ATGM
Capacity Vertical
guidance
Flight speed
on launch (m/s)
Max Flight
speed (m/s)
Range (m)
8 ±5° ~200 200 2,000
  • Despite being launched at their max speed, they are still very manoeuvrable, so they still can be curved behind some hills at targets ~500 meters away, and generally targets up to 800 meters can't dodge it.

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
MILAN ATGM 530 530 530 530 530 530
MILAN 2 ATGM 730 730 730 730 730 730
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%
MILAN ATGM 200 6.55 0.0 0.1 1,400 80° 82° 90°
MILAN 2 ATGM 200 7.00 0.0 0.1 1,800 80° 82° 90°

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the Warrior
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
8 (+3) (+7) (+8) No

Machine guns

Main article: L94A1 (7.62 mm)

The machine gun is kind of useless for Warrior, but it can still destroy weak fences, which normally slows any tank down if they hit them, and it makes much less noise than the main gun. For enemy marking purposes, Scouting should be used instead, as it doesn't reveal the vehicle.

7.62 mm L94A1
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 2,000 (2,000) 600 N/A N/A

Usage in battles

Generally, Warrior needs to quickly get into the medium range of the expected enemy, then figure out its strategy for the current battle. While moving towards an objective, Warrior should keep a low profile and scout every enemy it can notice.

After looking around, Warrior either takes some hills or well-protected hull-down position near to capture point to utilize ATGMs and scouting ability for medium-range attacks and team support, or takes an aggressive approach and goes for stealthy flanks and close-range combat. It's not rare to see Warrior try and destroy heavy tanks, which just don't expect the light tank to go at them.

If forced, Warrior can always use a smokescreen to disrupt enemy plans of taking it down, either baiting them to waste time looking for it, or using smokescreen, MILAN-2, scouting and add-on armour together to attack the enemy from the fog with little fear of being punished for it. For some reason enemy does not often reply to ATGM shots but instantly fires back at cannon fire, so use cannon sparingly during this.

Example of using smokes and armour offensively in arcade battle. Not only enemy is blinded and can't hold the line, allowing the team to rush in, but even if they fire towards the Warrior's general direction, they will likely load HESH and fire at the hull, hitting the add-on armour and doing no damage. MILAN-2, on the other hand, is almost unblockable and does fatal damage, and the player can clearly see the direction they are in due to scouting. A skilled Warrior can take out up to 2 tanks per 1 smoke deploy like that. Works on any range from 30m to 800m.

In any mode, but especially in AB, mark the enemy with the "scout" ability, so they can be found whenever smoke is deployed. This must be done for two main reasons:

  1. Since the MILAN ATGM can instantly destroy or cripple anything, even seeing just the name of enemy and type of tank through smoke is good enough for the Warrior to have a chance for a hit. In realistic battles, it's less reliable, but the Warrior can still see where the enemy is. For light tanks, the 30 mm autocannon can work just fine (just don't do that against BMP; unless it already spotted and scouted the Warrior, it's not worth it).
  2. In Arcade Battles, If the "intelligence" reward is obtained for marking enemy that was or is invisible to teammates and then got destroyed, the player will get artillery support point and airstrike point. If the squadmates destroys the marked target, the player will get airstrike point regardless as a squad assist.

Due to this, in 9.0 arcade battle warrior can call in ATGM helicopters on very first minute of a fight, simply by marking 2 enemy vehicles and destroying someone with an almost undodgeable and unblockable missile, while the enemy cannot even request gunships to protect themselves from it. ATGM helicopter than can destroy 6 to 10 enemy tanks, significantly weakening the enemy team. As the game goes on, Warrior can join multiple air battles in a row as second attack helicopter or bomber, because it's a scout vehicle.

Since MILAN has relatively good controls and there is 8 missiles total, the Warrior can try and fire it above hills and guide it down on people, much like Swingfire and Striker. It's harder to aim at the enemy without a straight visual firing line, but if it hits anywhere important, they could be knocked out anyway. Since the Warrior is considered a scout vehicle, mark them and ping them on the map, even if a shot lands a hit.

In Arcade Battles (AB), it's best to fire the missile at tank's gunner, so in case if it didn't destroy the tank on its own, the Warrior can just circle around the enemy and use the main gun to destroy the engine, then proceed to incapacitate the crew. In Realistic battles (RB) even taking out cannon barrel or breech might be enough, as repairs in that mode take much more time, and field repair doesn't even guarantee, that gun won't just jam itself again or fire in a completely different direction.

As with all light tanks play style, be very wary of people that have any kind of explosive ammo, as the Warrior has the Hull Break mechanism on it and can be easily engaged. With Add-on armour, the Warrior can fight them directly, but the vehicle's turret, front and back are still a giant weak spot.

Usually, MBT's will carry AP ammo as their first shot, which may just over-penetrate and maybe do almost nothing. So if there is an absolute must directly attack someone, attack them, SPGs or other non-Soviet light tanks.

There is also a trick related to the Warrior - if baiting an enemy that is looking towards the Warrior, pull the Warrior's rear end out of cover first. Since the rear has very little critical components outside of the MILAN missile stowage, usually being shot there doesn't do anything too drastic for the overall tank health. After being fired at, drive out of cover and fire back at them. This trick probably won't work twice, indicating you should make the most out of the opportunity you have at hand. Nobody likes to be shot with ATGMs and the second shot coming will most certainly be HE of some kind. This tactic may backfire if your IFV gets shot with APHE, or APDSFS will enter the vehicle at a bad angle, but those types of ammunition have the potential of instantly destroying Warrior regardless of the entry point.

Finally, the Warrior can also repair any allies, so if in cover and not busy - do help them.

Specific enemies worth noting

Any Soviet light tanks: Destroy it with ATGM, use scout ability to see when they are trying to leave their cover, use gun adjustment to never miss, generally never play around with them. BMP-1 will just hull break the Warrior, BMP-2 will just turn on full auto mode and unload half of its magazine into its target, even if it misses its ATGM, just to get rid of a threat and even add-on armour won't save the Warrior at that point. Oddly enough, the infamous Object 906 is probably the least dangerous of them, but it will still destroy the Warrior with proper shot placements. If the Warrior is spaded in modifications, just call artillery strike on them.

IS-7: Do not ever engage this thing frontally without MILAN 2 and add-on armour. It is also extremely risky to attack it on a narrow street. Fire at the right (their left) side, to disable its turret. The main goal in engaging this tank is to disable its engine with the 30 mm gun and then blow it up by destroying its ammo in back of a turret or just blowing it up by firing ATGM in the middle of it or into ammo rack, if there is a spare ATGM (the IS-7, as a threat to any BR below 8.0, should be prioritized with every missile in the Warrior's capacity). Even the many machine guns on the IS-7 can shred the Warrior apart.

Any tank with heavy machine guns: If possessing the add-on armour modification, simply avoid turning the rear towards them, otherwise the weak rear armour would be easily penetrated. Weaker machine guns of around 7.62 mm calibre can't penetrate the Warrior armour at all, and even 14,5 mm will have some problems penetrating the front of the hull and protected sides, so just destroy them by returning cannon fire and avoiding being hit in the turret. They'll never see it coming.

Counter-tactics

Just fire at its turret, preferably with explosives or high fire rate guns.

If it tries to spook away a threat by being ominous and peeking over hills, disable its ATGM camera (on "ears") with concentrated fire if a direct hit to the crew and modules is not possible. Keep in mind that must damage whole IFV really hard for ATGM repairs to take long (otherwise it may take less than rearm time, which is not good).

If the missile is already homing towards a vehicle with no way to avoid it, try to get outside of direct missile control range by not letting the light tank to aim at you directly (which will make missile spiral crazily and possibly missing by a centimetre) or face it with the gun barrel and fire all machine guns in hopes that it would get shot mid-air or get absorbed by the gun and not damage or destroy any critical modules.

Never fire pure AP rounds to the back of this tank, since unless it hits one of the missile ammo racks there, it will just do nothing to it.

If the Warrior has the add-on armour package, do not underestimate it and use anything possible when engaging it, not just HMG. Warrior repairs and reloads fast enough to disable its adversaries, if it must, "just set it on fire" mindset is not going to stop it. Low calibre machine guns are useless against hull from front, despite it having incomplete add-on armour protection.

In case Warrior destroyed your primary weapon, but you still have 12.7 mm machinegun, you can fire at its ventilation to destroy it. It's very well hidden on the right-front side of the IFV (left for you, if facing it) behind a small grey shield, making it nearly unnoticeable. Firing at ventilation from the side is also possible, but it will do less than fatal damage.

The Warrior can be destroyed by a fighter jet. However, do not just strafe it directly, as it actually can fire back and may have armour. It's best to attack it from the top.

Modules

Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tracks Parts Horizontal Drive 30x170 APDS-T
II Suspension Brake System FPE Adjustment of Fire Airstrike
III Filters Crew Replenishment Elevation Mechanism MILAN 2 Laser rangefinder
IV Transmission Engine Additional Protection Package Artillery Support Improved optics NVD

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Extremely powerful ATGM with 8 missiles
  • Can stop pushes if manages to get to good cover
  • Can survive a direct hit by a miracle and even brawl with MBT's if armour mod is installed
  • First of the only British light tanks beyond rank I (aside from the rare exception being rank II AEC Mk.II), the other one one being Rooikat Mk.1D, meaning British players are now able to use scouting mechanics
  • Has gunner thermal (2nd generation) vision and commander / driver night vision

Cons:

  • Can be destroyed by other light tanks easily, especially if situation awareness is not maintained
  • Any properly landed turret shot will destroy the vehicle, with nearly no way to survive if it was a HE shell
  • Many will be disheartened by the main gun's performance, especially in a duel with other light tanks
  • Add-on armour does less than one may expect from it, it's not clear when the Warrior survived a hit by sheer luck or because of armour plates.
  • Engine exhaust placement (front right corner of tank) means that hot exhaust fumes obscure gunners thermal vision when looking between approximately 45° and 80° to the right.

History

The FV510 infantry fighting vehicle was developed as part of a program to create a modern IFV for the British army at the end of the '70s. The vehicle went into series production in 1986. The vehicle was equipped with 30 mm gun, fed by magazines of three shells each. This gun was designed to destroy lightly armoured vehicles with maximum accuracy. For the Desert Storm operation, the Warriors were equipped with Chobham passive armour – add-on armour plates that significantly improved the IFV's defence in battle, allowing it to survive a hit from an RPG-7 grenade and shrapnel from high-calibre HE rounds. A little later, in 1990, the military decided to equip the Warrior with anti-tank weaponry – a 30 mm gun for these targets was clearly not enough. The roof of the turret was equipped with a launcher for the MILAN ATGM. The commander used a hatch to fire the ATGM, and it was reloaded through the upper hatch of the armoured vehicle's infantry compartment. The FV510 Warrior is still in service with the British army and is the main IFV of the United Kingdom.

- From Devblog

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Britain light tanks
Armoured cars  Daimler Mk II · AEC Mk II
A13  A13 Mk I · A13 Mk I (3rd R.T.R.) · A13 Mk II · A13 Mk II 1939
A15  Crusader II · Crusader "The Saint" · Crusader III
A17  Tetrarch Mk I
Post war  Warrior
Foreign  Stuart I (USA) · Stuart III (USA) · Rooikat Mk.1D (South Africa)