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Conqueror

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UK Heavy Tank Tier IX
Battle Tiers
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Totals
Cost 3,600,000  Credits
Hit Points 1,8501,950 HP
Weight Limit 60/6565.212/68 t
Crew
Commander
Gunner
Driver
Loader (Radio Operator)
Mobility
Engine Power 650950 hp
Speed Limit 34.3 km/h
Traverse 2426 deg/s
Power/Wt Ratio 10.8314.57 hp/t
Pivot YesYes
Armor
Hull Armor 130/51/38 mm
Turret Armor165/112/112152/89/70 mm
Armament
Damage 172.5-287.5300-500 HP
Penetration 170-283202-336 mm
Rate of Fire
8.7100% crew: 9.07 rpm
+ Vents: 9.27 rpm
+ BiA : 9.48 rpm
+ Food: 9.89 rpm
5.71100% crew: 5.96 rpm
+ Vents: 6.09 rpm
+ BiA : 6.23 rpm
+ Food: 6.5 rpm
r/m
Accuracy
0.33100% crew: 0.32 m
+ Vents: 0.31 m
+ BiA : 0.3 m
+ Food: 0.29 m
0.33100% crew: 0.32 m
+ Vents: 0.31 m
+ BiA : 0.3 m
+ Food: 0.29 m
m
Aim time
2.3100% crew: 2.21 s
+ Vents: 2.16 s
+ BiA : 2.11 s
+ Food: 2.02 s
1.9100% crew: 1.82 s
+ Vents: 1.78 s
+ BiA : 1.74 s
+ Food: 1.67 s
s
Turret Traverse
36100% crew: 37.54 deg/s
+ Vents: 38.39 deg/s
+ BiA : 39.24 deg/s
+ Food: 40.94 deg/s
34100% crew: 35.46 deg/s
+ Vents: 36.26 deg/s
+ BiA : 37.06 deg/s
+ Food: 38.66 deg/s
deg/s
Gun Arc 360°
Elevation Arc -7°/+15°-7°/+15°
Ammo Capacity 6535 rounds
General
Chance of Fire 2020 %
View Range
400100% crew: 400 m
+ Vents: 408.57 m
+ BiA : 417.14 m
+ Food: 434.29 m
400100% crew: 400 m
+ Vents: 408.57 m
+ BiA : 417.14 m
+ Food: 434.29 m
m
Signal Range
550100% crew: 573.57 m
+ Vents: 586.54 m
+ BiA : 599.5 m
+ Food: 625.43 m
750100% crew: 782.14 m
+ Vents: 799.82 m
+ BiA : 817.5 m
+ Food: 852.86 m
m
Parent Contour-UK-GB11 Caernarvon.png
Child
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Research
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The Conqueror is a British tier 9 heavy tank.

Developed from 1949 through 1952, this tank was intended to confront new Soviet heavy tanks. A total of 185 vehicles were mass-produced from 1955 through 1959.

A potent continuation of the support tank class of heavy British tanks, the Conqueror plays like an overcharged version of the Caernarvon, featuring a significant jump in firing speed and some small improvements to general characteristics. It is unfortunately burdened, however, by having not only the Caernarvon's sub-par hull, but also a second turret that is worse in almost all regards than the Centurion turret it first mounts. Like the Centurions, it is also highly prone to ammo rack damage. However that would appear to simply be the price one has to pay for playing one of the best and most surely damaging support tanks in the game.

The most surprising aspect of this tank is the introduction to HESH shells on its top gun, a nasty surprise for poorly armored tanks, which is basically a High Penetration HE shell which can obliterate any tank in a few shots but it can be costly, and the shell does not benefit from Normalization meaning that its effects can be neutralized if it hits even the tiniest spaced armor.

The Conqueror leads to the FV215b.


















Modules

Turret
TierNameArmorTraverse SpeedTraverse ArcView RangeXP CostPriceWeight
08VIII Centurion Mk. III 0165 165/112/112 mm
36100% crew: 37.54 deg/s
+ Vents: 38.39 deg/s
+ BiA : 39.24 deg/s
+ Food: 40.94 deg/s
36100% crew: 37.54 deg/s
+ Vents: 38.39 deg/s
+ BiA : 39.24 deg/s
+ Food: 40.94 deg/s
d/s
360°
400100% crew: 400 m
+ Vents: 408.57 m
+ BiA : 417.14 m
+ Food: 434.29 m
400100% crew: 400 m
+ Vents: 408.57 m
+ BiA : 417.14 m
+ Food: 434.29 m
m
0------ 42,00042,000 Credits 10,400 10,400 kg
Guns compatible with this Turret:
Gun
TierNameAmmoDamagePenetrationShell PriceRate of FireAccuracyAim TimeElevationXP CostPriceWeight
08VIII OQF 20-pdr Gun Type A Barrel 65 230/230/280 HP 226/258/42 mm 680 Credits/11 Gold/170 Credits
8.7100% crew: 9.07 rpm
+ Vents: 9.27 rpm
+ BiA : 9.48 rpm
+ Food: 9.89 rpm
r/m
0.33100% crew: 0.32 m
+ Vents: 0.31 m
+ BiA : 0.3 m
+ Food: 0.29 m
m
2.3100% crew: 2.21 s
+ Vents: 2.16 s
+ BiA : 2.11 s
+ Food: 2.02 s
s

Front: -10°/+18°
Sides: -10°/+18°

Rear: -5°/+18°
--- 120,000120,000 Credits 1,242 1,242 kg
09IX OQF 20-pdr Gun Type B Barrel 65 230/230/280 HP 226/258/42 mm 680 Credits/11 Gold/170 Credits
9.23100% crew: 9.63 rpm
+ Vents: 9.84 rpm
+ BiA : 10.06 rpm
+ Food: 10.5 rpm
r/m
0.32100% crew: 0.31 m
+ Vents: 0.3 m
+ BiA : 0.29 m
+ Food: 0.28 m
m
1.9100% crew: 1.82 s
+ Vents: 1.78 s
+ BiA : 1.74 s
+ Food: 1.67 s
s

Front: -10°/+18°
Sides: -10°/+18°

Rear: -5°/+18°
45,000 180,000180,000 Credits 1,282 1,282 kg

Turret
TierNameArmorTraverse SpeedTraverse ArcView RangeXP CostPriceWeight
09IX Conqueror Mk. II 0152 152/89/70 mm
34100% crew: 35.46 deg/s
+ Vents: 36.26 deg/s
+ BiA : 37.06 deg/s
+ Food: 38.66 deg/s
34100% crew: 35.46 deg/s
+ Vents: 36.26 deg/s
+ BiA : 37.06 deg/s
+ Food: 38.66 deg/s
d/s
360°
400100% crew: 400 m
+ Vents: 408.57 m
+ BiA : 417.14 m
+ Food: 434.29 m
400100% crew: 400 m
+ Vents: 408.57 m
+ BiA : 417.14 m
+ Food: 434.29 m
m
28,30028,300 59,00059,000 Credits 13,800 13,800 kg
Guns compatible with this Turret:
Gun
TierNameAmmoDamagePenetrationShell PriceRate of FireAccuracyAim TimeElevationXP CostPriceWeight
08VIII OQF 20-pdr Gun Type A Barrel 65 230/230/280 HP 226/258/42 mm 680 Credits/11 Gold/170 Credits
9.23100% crew: 9.63 rpm
+ Vents: 9.84 rpm
+ BiA : 10.06 rpm
+ Food: 10.5 rpm
r/m
0.33100% crew: 0.32 m
+ Vents: 0.31 m
+ BiA : 0.3 m
+ Food: 0.29 m
m
1.9100% crew: 1.82 s
+ Vents: 1.78 s
+ BiA : 1.74 s
+ Food: 1.67 s
s

Front: -7°/+15°
Sides: -7°/+15°

Rear: -5°/+15°
--- 120,000120,000 Credits 1,242 1,242 kg
09IX OQF 20-pdr Gun Type B Barrel 65 230/230/280 HP 226/258/42 mm 680 Credits/11 Gold/170 Credits
10100% crew: 10.43 rpm
+ Vents: 10.66 rpm
+ BiA : 10.9 rpm
+ Food: 11.37 rpm
r/m
0.32100% crew: 0.31 m
+ Vents: 0.3 m
+ BiA : 0.29 m
+ Food: 0.28 m
m
1.7100% crew: 1.63 s
+ Vents: 1.59 s
+ BiA : 1.56 s
+ Food: 1.49 s
s

Front: -7°/+15°
Sides: -7°/+15°

Rear: -5°/+15°
45,000 180,000180,000 Credits 1,282 1,282 kg
10X 120 mm Gun L1A1 35 400/400/515 HP 259/326/120 mm 1,060 Credits/11 Gold/900 Credits
5.71100% crew: 5.96 rpm
+ Vents: 6.09 rpm
+ BiA : 6.23 rpm
+ Food: 6.5 rpm
r/m
0.33100% crew: 0.32 m
+ Vents: 0.31 m
+ BiA : 0.3 m
+ Food: 0.29 m
m
1.9100% crew: 1.82 s
+ Vents: 1.78 s
+ BiA : 1.74 s
+ Food: 1.67 s
s

Front: -7°/+15°
Sides: -7°/+15°

Rear: -5°/+15°
60,000 300,000300,000 Credits 2,850 2,850 kg

Engine
TierNamePowerFire ChanceTypeXP CostPriceWeight
05V Rolls-Royce Meteor Mk. IVB 0650 650 hp 020 20 % Petrol --- 16,00016,000 Credits 0744 744 kg
09IX Rolls-Royce Meteor Mk. IVC 0750 750 hp 020 20 % Petrol 31,000 84,00084,000 Credits 0744 744 kg
09IX Rolls-Royce Meteor M120 0810 810 hp 020 20 % Petrol 27,000 92,00092,000 Credits 0744 744 kg
10X Rolls-Royce Griffon 0950 950 hp 020 20 % Petrol 45,000 100,000100,000 Credits 0952 952 kg

Suspension
TierNameLoad LimitTraverse SpeedXP CostPriceWeight
08VIII FV214 006565 t 02424 d/s ------ 31,50031,500 Credits 12,000 12,000 kg
09IX FV214A 006868 t 02626 d/s 23,00023,000 62,00062,000 Credits 12,000 12,000 kg

Radio
TierNameRangeXP CostPriceWeight
08VIII WS No. 19 Mk. III
550100% crew: 573.57 m
+ Vents: 586.54 m
+ BiA : 599.5 m
+ Food: 625.43 m
550100% crew: 573.57 m
+ Vents: 586.54 m
+ BiA : 599.5 m
+ Food: 625.43 m
m
0--- --- 22,00022,000 Credits 0040 40 kg
08VIII WS No. 22
700100% crew: 730 m
+ Vents: 746.5 m
+ BiA : 763 m
+ Food: 796 m
700100% crew: 730 m
+ Vents: 746.5 m
+ BiA : 763 m
+ Food: 796 m
m
4,500 4,500 25,00025,000 Credits 0040 40 kg
10X SR C42
750100% crew: 782.14 m
+ Vents: 799.82 m
+ BiA : 817.5 m
+ Food: 852.86 m
750100% crew: 782.14 m
+ Vents: 799.82 m
+ BiA : 817.5 m
+ Food: 852.86 m
m
9,000 9,000 54,00054,000 Credits 0040 40 kg

Historical Info

The FV 214 Conqueror was a British heavy tank of the post-war era. It was developed as a response to the Soviet Joseph Stalin IS-3 heavy tanks and carried a larger 120 mm gun compared to the 20-pounder (83.4 mm) gun carried by its peer the Centurion. Its role was to provide long range anti-tank support for Centurion tanks. They were issued at nine for each regiment in Germany; usually grouped in three tank troops.

Development history

The chassis for the new tank was taken from the A45 Infantry Support Tank, started in 1944 shortly after that of the A41 Centurion. After the war the project was relocated to that of the "Universal Tank" design of the FV 200 series. The 200 series was to have used a common hull for all uses (self-propelled artillery, armoured personnel carrier, different varieties of tank, etc.). One tank type was to be the heavy FV 201 of 55 tonnes, armed with an 83.4 mm gun also known as 20 pounder.

In 1949 it was decided to bring the armament up to 120 mm. As this delayed the project, in 1952 the FV 201 hull was combined with a 17 pounder-armed Centurion Mk 2 turret to give the FV 221 Caernarvon Mark I. Twenty-one were built with the Mk III 20 pounder turret as the Caernavon Mk II. The FV 221 may originally have been intended to be the "Main Battle Tank" member of the FV 201 series, but with the success of the A41 Centurion such a vehicle was no longer required. In either event, the Caernarvon was only used for chassis development work serving in troop trials. In 1955 the first Conqueror was produced. Twenty Mark 1 and 165 Mark 2 Conquerors were built including conversions of Caernavon MkIIs. Production continued until 1959. It had lost much enthusiasm once the Centurion was upgraded to an L7 105 mm gun.

The gun design was American, the same as used on the US M103 heavy tank; with separate charge and projectile, as would also be the case in the Chieftain that followed. The charge was not bagged but in a brass cartridge, which offered some safety advantages, but reduced shell capacity to 35 rounds.

The armour was very heavy for the time, especially in the front, where it was seven inches (178 mm) in the horizontal plane. Unfortunately, this, along with the weight of the huge turret required to house the large gun and the very large hull volume, made the vehicle very heavy, giving it a relatively low top speed and making it mechanically unreliable. Also, few bridges could support its weight. However, rather like the Second World War Churchill tank, the Conqueror had exceptional terrain handling characteristics and proved to be as capable cross country as the lighter (and on paper slightly faster) Centurion tank.

One feature of particular note was the rotating commander's cupola, which was at the heart of the Conqueror's fire control system, advanced for its time. The commander could align the cupola on a target independently of the turret, measure the range with a Coincidence rangefinder, and then direct the gunner on to the new lay mechanically indicated to him by the cupola. In theory, when the gunner traversed to the new lay he would find the target already under his sights, ready to be engaged. Meanwhile, the commander was free to search for the next target. (The Soviet bloc also used similar devices, such as the TPKU-2 and TKN-3, on all of their post–World War II tanks though theirs did not use a rangefinder.)

The system may have been inspired by a similar device, without range finder, installed in WII German Panzers which was apparently highly successful, but was not repeated in subsequent tanks until an updated electronic version of the same idea appeared in the American M60A2 variant of the Patton series.

Variants

FV 222 Conqueror ARV Mk II The variants of the Conqueror tank and developments directly related to its development are:

FV 214 Conqueror

- Mk I

- Mk II

- Mk II/I/H[verification needed] - rebuilt Caernarvons

- FV 215b

- Design study of Conqueror chassis with limited traverse turret mounting 183mm gun. Wooden mockup produced.


FV 221 Caernarvon

- Mk I – prototype

- Mk II - experimental series, 21 built


FV 222 Conqueror Armoured Recovery Vehicle (ARV)

- Mk I - 8 produced

- Mk II - 20 produced. Weight: 57 tons. Winch capacity: 45 tons (direct pull).


Surviving vehicles

In the United Kingdom, Conqueror tanks are displayed at the Bovington Tank Museum, and the Land Warfare Hall of the Imperial War Museum Duxford. Other tanks are in the collections of the Musée des Blindés in France, the Royal Museum of the Army in Brussels and the Kubinka Tank Museum, Russia. One is privately owned in the United States as part of the Littlefield Collection. There are also two MkII ARVs at the Military History Museum on the Isle of Wight in an unrestored condition. A MkII ARV is held by theREME Museum of Technology, although it is not on display. There used to be a Conqueror at Base Vehicle Depot Ludgershall - a gate guardian named "William". Now believed to be at the Isle of Wight Military Museum. A Conqueror was used at the Amphibious Experimental Establishment AXE, at Instow in North Devon UK, for beach tank recovery practise.
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