The final confirmation was announced today by Wargaming: FV215b (183) is getting replaced by the FV205. Just like other recent replacements, owners of the FV215b (183) will keep it in their garage as a special vehicle, and receive the new tank for free.
FV205 – Tier X British Tank Destroyer
I’ve talked about the FV205 and FV217 in a recent article, and it seems its now confirmed: FV205 will replace FV215b (183) as the Tier X British Tank Destroyer. Wargaming continues the policy of two Tier X for the price of one, and everyone loves this.
I would still not make a direct replacement, but make the FV215b (183) an alternative Tier X tank destroyer to the FV4005 branch, enabling future players to get this iconic tank.
The FV205 will continue the concept of an armoured tank destroyer with a high damage per minute, like its predecessors while keeping a very similar play-style. The tank size is about the same as the French Foch, with gun parameters that will make this tank excel at either long or short distance.
Remember, if you still haven’t researched the FV215b (183), it’s time to start. This replacement is probably taking place on Update 9.21 scheduled for the second half of December.
The following information is from Supertest and it’s subject to change before the final version is released to the live server.
|Tier X Tank Destroyer
|Gun||OQF 123mm Mk1|
|Shell Type||APDS Mk I / APDS Mk II / HESH Mk I|
|Shell Avg. Penetration||272 / 320 / 130 mm|
|Shell Avg. Damage||420 / 420 / 520|
|Rate of Fire||8.81 rounds per minute|
|Average Damage per Minute||3,700|
|Gun Depression/Elevation Angles||-10 / +20|
|Hull / Gun Traverse Speed||22 / 16.7 deg/s|
|Top Speed / Reverse Speed||34.3 / 12 km/h|
|Hull Armour||304 / 101 / 31 mm|
|Weight / Max Load
||65.0t / 70.0t|
|Specific Power||14.62 hp/t|
|Concealment of Stationary Vehicle||24.2 %|
|Concealment of Moving Vehicle||14.5 %|
|View Range||390 m|
|Signal Range||782 m|