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General Information[edit | edit source]
The FV510 is the principal variant of the Warrior IFV family. Design work began in the 1970s to find a replacement to the FV430 series of vehicles with a vehicle designated as the MCV-80, which eventually became the FV510. In 1980, the company behind the FV510 Warrior, GKN Sankey/Defense, won the production contract. Today, a total of 789 FV510s are in service in the British Army while 254 of a modified variant named the Desert Warrior are in service in the Kuwaiti Army.
The FV510 weighs 25.4 tonnes (25.0 long tons; 28.0 short tons). It is 6.3 m (20 ft 8 in) long, 3.03 m (9 ft 11 in) wide, and 2.8 m (9 ft 2 in) tall. It is operated by a total of 3 crewmen: commander, gunner, driver, and can hold a total of 7 infantrymen. Operating with the Perkins V-8 Condor Diesel with 550 hp (410 kW), it can go up to a speed of 46 mph (75 km/h) on road and 31 mph (50 km/h) off road.
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
- As an IFV, the driver and gunner must be crewmen.
- The Warrior is armed with a 30mm L2A1 RARDEN cannon capable of firing both Armour Piercing SABOT (120 rounds) and High Explosive rounds (120 rounds). The turret also has a coaxial L94A1 7.62mm machine gun as secondary armament and also carries 40mm smoke grenades that it can launch to quickly create a smokescreen. It can only fire the smoke grenades twice before it needs to be rearmed.
- The vehicle's armor is the strongest at the very front, where HEAT/TOW rockets are the only weapon to consistently pierce its heavy slope . The side armor and rear armor is much weaker, with the side armor protecting against small arms and HMGs only, and the rear armor protecting only against small arms fire.
- In comparison to other vehicles in-game of similar role, its side armor is equal to the M2 Bradley, and it lacks TOW missiles, which the Bradley has. Its frontal armor is stronger than a BTR-80 or a BTR-82A but its side armor is actually weaker than them. It should also be noted that the fire-rate of the main gun is noticeably slower than the 30mm of the BTR-82A or the 25mm of the Bradley.
- Given all of these factors, the warriors fits quite well between the M2 Bradley and the BTR-82A. Its frontal armor is better than than anything the BTR-82A has and is slightly inferior to the frontal armor of the Bradley and it can carry more people than a Bradley but less than the BTR-82A. It falls short in its armament and side armor. Its armament is about equal to the Bradley and BTR-82A in terms of firepower, but is a lot slower, and it has no TOWS. Its side armor is equivocal to the Bradley and its rear armor is also poor.
- The biggest disadvantage of the Warrior is that its rounds are loaded in 6 round clips. You need to fire 6 rounds and press R to reload the next set.
- Two versions of the Warrior exist in game, one is up-armoured with additional plating which covers the front engine compartment and the sides of the IFV.
Tips[edit | edit source]
- Remember that with the regular Warrior, your side and rear armor is weak, so keep infantry or other vehicles covering your flanks, and do not rush past enemy lines. Up-armoured Warriors can be more aggressive if they choose, the armour upgrade is significant.
- Remember that each clip only has 6 rounds and then you have to load the next one. In an intense battle you need to keep one eye on the bottom right to keep fresh clips flowing. The reload time is quite short, so you should be able to keep the cannon firing.
- Don't forget about your smoke launchers.
- If you are running a Vehicle Squad, dont forget you can carry infantry. Communicate with Infantry Squads to find out if someone needs transport to an objective, or at the very least escort their MAN trucks. Support the team.