Jump to content


Top of the Tree: FV4005 Stage II


  • Please log in to reply
46 replies to this topic

Community #1 Posted 20 July 2020 - 09:07 AM

    Sergeant

  • Content Team
  • 0 battles
  • 34,824
  • Member since:
    11-09-2011
Use the latest Tech Tree spotlight to add her majesty's main gun to your arsenal—the mighty FV4005 Stage II.

The full text of the news item

splash_time #2 Posted 20 July 2020 - 09:16 AM

    Captain

  • Player
  • 17511 battles
  • 2,347
  • [T-D-U] T-D-U
  • Member since:
    02-20-2018
"Mighty" for such a fragile tank? Good one.

Ap4cz #3 Posted 20 July 2020 - 09:25 AM

    Private

  • Beta Tester
  • 18745 battles
  • 31
  • [MIRKO] MIRKO
  • Member since:
    12-17-2010

This tank is for me a pure definition of RNG.



pihip #4 Posted 20 July 2020 - 09:34 AM

    Lieutenant

  • Player
  • 17551 battles
  • 1,656
  • Member since:
    01-11-2013
It's both hilarious and sickening that the flavor text for the crapbarn openly boasts about its gold ammo.

Bias and whatnot aside, this might be the only tank in the game that's entirely balanced around its prem ammunition.

SlyMeerkat #5 Posted 20 July 2020 - 09:36 AM

    Colonel

  • Player
  • 21110 battles
  • 3,854
  • Member since:
    01-29-2013
Oh joy, this is going to be interesting and i shall pick up from where i left off at Tier 6 with this line :)

Jin91 #6 Posted 20 July 2020 - 09:36 AM

    Staff Sergeant

  • Player
  • 3191 battles
  • 485
  • Member since:
    12-29-2018

View Postpihip, on 20 July 2020 - 10:34 AM, said:

It's both hilarious and sickening that the flavor text for the crapbarn openly boasts about its gold ammo.

Bias and whatnot aside, this might be the only tank in the game that's entirely balanced around its prem ammunition.

Type 4 and Type 5



pihip #7 Posted 20 July 2020 - 09:45 AM

    Lieutenant

  • Player
  • 17551 battles
  • 1,656
  • Member since:
    01-11-2013

View PostJin91, on 20 July 2020 - 09:36 AM, said:

Type 4 and Type 5


That was plain brain retardation on the devs part, because neither tank needed the premium gold HE with increased damage.

FV 4005, for how cancerous HESH is, has nothing else to speak of, it literally is its only redeeming feature. And WG likes it that way and keeps the tank in an abysmal state to compensate for how ludicrous HESH is.



mjs_89 #8 Posted 20 July 2020 - 09:57 AM

    Second Lieutenant

  • Player
  • 11909 battles
  • 1,346
  • [95137] 95137
  • Member since:
    08-16-2017
Any stinkers along the line? Planning on starting the grind today with a semi-stock tier 7, is there anything I'll need some free xp for?

DeBarbellian #9 Posted 20 July 2020 - 10:00 AM

    Lance-corporal

  • Player
  • 20775 battles
  • 86
  • Member since:
    03-19-2016

View Postmjs_89, on 20 July 2020 - 09:57 AM, said:

Any stinkers along the line? Planning on starting the grind today with a semi-stock tier 7, is there anything I'll need some free xp for?

Nope, all good!

Tiers 7 might be 'meh' but playable

Tiers 8 is AMAZING, it's a keeper if you have some spare English crew, one of my favorite tech tree tiers 8 TD.

Tiers 9 is okay, either with high dpm gun or high alpha gun

I'll buy the tiers X FV 4005 today and I'll see if it's fun, if not I'll buy again the tiers 8, which is a pure gem 



gunslingerXXX #10 Posted 20 July 2020 - 10:00 AM

    Brigadier

  • Player
  • 15314 battles
  • 4,648
  • [GUNSL] GUNSL
  • Member since:
    11-16-2014
Euhm, we have more than enough FV's in the game already.

Saykecske #11 Posted 20 July 2020 - 10:33 AM

    Sergeant

  • Player
  • 16169 battles
  • 217
  • Member since:
    02-25-2015
I play ranked mostly with FV because simply doing damage from a short distance gives a lot of role XP

Gremlin182 #12 Posted 20 July 2020 - 10:44 AM

    Field Marshal

  • Player
  • 65313 battles
  • 10,713
  • Member since:
    04-18-2012

Fun TD that is if your definition of fun is occasionally getting off more than 2 shots in a game.

Of course its down to players skill really I have seen some good play in the FV.

 

Yes you can do 1750 with Premium HESH assuming the 0,40 accuracy allows you to hit near or on a vulnerable spot or the 220 pen gets through their armour.

Costs you 8000 credits a shot though.

330 pen AP is usable but again 0.40 accuracy means hitting weak spots isn't easy.

You have standard HESH with 92 pen for 1900 credits but given you only have 20 rounds you cannot usually afford the space so HESH and AP is the usual load carried.

 

Armour 14 mm on the turret unless they hit the gun then its a whopping 44mm I suppose they could be unlucky and hit your hull where its 90mm

Now on to camo values where once again you are a record breaker with a camo value of 1,37 worst in game since the waffentrager E100 was removed.

Well worst TD camo the Type 5 Heavy is worse at 0.17 but its got armour so yeah.

 

If you think you might like the gameplay then go for it

Its not a good tank but it is a fun one

 

 


Edited by Gremlin182, 20 July 2020 - 10:46 AM.


Simona2k #13 Posted 20 July 2020 - 11:04 AM

    Second Lieutenant

  • Player
  • 4645 battles
  • 1,356
  • [FOXZA] FOXZA
  • Member since:
    10-01-2017
Crazy tank

saxsan4 #14 Posted 20 July 2020 - 12:04 PM

    Brigadier

  • Player
  • 26883 battles
  • 4,968
  • [-WR--] -WR--
  • Member since:
    11-08-2011

View PostGremlin182, on 20 July 2020 - 09:44 AM, said:

Fun TD that is if your definition of fun is occasionally getting off more than 2 shots in a game.

Of course its down to players skill really I have seen some good play in the FV.

 

Yes you can do 1750 with Premium HESH assuming the 0,40 accuracy allows you to hit near or on a vulnerable spot or the 220 pen gets through their armour.

Costs you 8000 credits a shot though.

330 pen AP is usable but again 0.40 accuracy means hitting weak spots isn't easy.

You have standard HESH with 92 pen for 1900 credits but given you only have 20 rounds you cannot usually afford the space so HESH and AP is the usual load carried.

 

Armour 14 mm on the turret unless they hit the gun then its a whopping 44mm I suppose they could be unlucky and hit your hull where its 90mm

Now on to camo values where once again you are a record breaker with a camo value of 1,37 worst in game since the waffentrager E100 was removed.

Well worst TD camo the Type 5 Heavy is worse at 0.17 but its got armour so yeah.

 

If you think you might like the gameplay then go for it

Its not a good tank but it is a fun one

 

 


you are playing it Wrong, full HESH odour with 1 ap shell is the way to go



_Old_Spice_ #15 Posted 20 July 2020 - 12:45 PM

    Corporal

  • Player
  • 41193 battles
  • 118
  • Member since:
    08-11-2011

View PostDeBarbellian, on 20 July 2020 - 10:00 AM, said:

Nope, all good!

Tiers 7 might be 'meh' but playable

Tiers 8 is AMAZING, it's a keeper if you have some spare English crew, one of my favorite tech tree tiers 8 TD.

Tiers 9 is okay, either with high dpm gun or high alpha gun

I'll buy the tiers X FV 4005 today and I'll see if it's fun, if not I'll buy again the tiers 8, which is a pure gem 

You are right, but he needs free XP for tier8 Charioteer top gun (105 mm L7 with excellent penetration, good Alfa damage and useful HESH )

otherwise Charioteer sucks (with 230 damage gun)... imao...



Shrewd_Ape_In_The_Mist #16 Posted 20 July 2020 - 12:51 PM

    Corporal

  • Player
  • 8944 battles
  • 105
  • Member since:
    09-19-2011
I'd grind this line if not for WG completely destroying my willingness to play.

Galaxy_class #17 Posted 20 July 2020 - 12:52 PM

    Sergeant

  • Player
  • 13195 battles
  • 205
  • Member since:
    06-05-2015
This tank shouldn’t be in the game. :)

NekoPuffer_PPP #18 Posted 20 July 2020 - 01:25 PM

    Major General

  • Player
  • 37324 battles
  • 5,589
  • [VRTC] VRTC
  • Member since:
    09-13-2013

Time to finally buy the Conway and spam that disgusting broken HESH all the time.

 

770 damage every 12 seconds. Nearly 4000 DPM.



xXK4L1NXx #19 Posted 20 July 2020 - 01:57 PM

    Corporal

  • Player
  • 37172 battles
  • 106
  • Member since:
    01-19-2013
Dunno about y'all, but this is the first WoT article in a very long time that I've enjoyed reading

Gremlin182 #20 Posted 20 July 2020 - 03:21 PM

    Field Marshal

  • Player
  • 65313 battles
  • 10,713
  • Member since:
    04-18-2012

View Postsaxsan4, on 20 July 2020 - 12:04 PM, said:


you are playing it Wrong, full HESH odour with 1 ap shell is the way to go


Didn't actually say how much AP and HESH I carry.

One thing I do know When I was in my Type 5 Heavy the reason I managed to get the block x damage mission done was thanks to a couple of FVs spamming HESH at me and doing very little

SO 330 pen AP is useful to carry

Ill correct after I check in game but think I have 10/10 AP HESH and given my ability I have never god remotely close to using up either.

Game over or me dead before I get 5 or 6 shells fired.






2 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 2 guests, 0 anonymous users