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FV438 Swingfire
FV438 Swingfire
Details
Tier / Class:
6 TD
Nation:
United Kingdom
Dealer:
Sophie Wölfli
Reputation:
270,300
Cost:
4,000,000
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
700
DPM:
3,818
Penetration:
625 (700) mm
Hit Points:
1,870
Hull F/S/R:
12 / 10 / 8
Turret F/S/R:
8 / 8 / 8
Max Speed:
67.68 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
9.26 (5.96) s
Hull Traverse:
51.40 (58.70) deg/s
Camouflage:
31%
Vision:
410 m
Accuracy (Spread):
N/A°
Max Cannon Depression:
45.0/45.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
N/A deg/s

The Swingfire is a tier 6 Tank Destroyer originating from the United Kingdom, and is sold by Sophie Wölfli. It can be unlocked from the Wiesel 1 TOW, and leads to the FV510 Warrior MILAN.

Features[]

  • High spot and rof: had high spotting ranges and rate of fire.
  • Missile weapons only: this vehicle only has missile weaponry.
  • Waterproof: this vehicle can remain longer under water.

Player Recommendations[]

Featuring a potent two shot ATGM launcher, but mediocre mobility, the Swingfire is a long-range sniper capable of devastating enemy tanks and must quickly relocate after it fires its salvo. But with no effective armor and a flight path that does not allow the Swingfire to shoot at close range targets, it relies heavily on outranging and avoiding incoming fire. Effectively defenseless at close range.

Pros and Cons[]

Pros[]

  • Excellent camouflage rating
  • Great spotting capabilities
  • Devastating ATGM salvo
  • Able to fire and guide missiles from behind cover

Cons[]

  • Non-existent armor
  • Only fires ATGMs
  • Long reload time
  • Missiles fire upwards, making the Swingfire useless in point-blank range
  • Fixed pod (turret)

Upgrade Suggestions[]

With a reliance on firepower and mobility, upgrading to the Swingfire SWIG ATGM and K60 Multi-fuel Engine should be an early priority, to capitalize on the strengths of the vehicle.

Retrofit Suggestions[]

  • Advanced Muzzle Reference System
  • Augmented Optics
  • Improved Gun Breech
  • Improved Pioneer Tool Kit

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[]

  • Commander: Rashid Al-Atassi, to improve ATGM reload time, view range, and camo rating
  • Driver: Spin to Win, Off-Road Driving
  • Gunner: Sharpshooter, Do the Twist
  • Loader: Rapid Fire, Explosive Shells/Preparation

Armor[]

FV438 Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull Armor (F/S/R) Hull Composition Turret Armor (F/S/R) Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 12/10/8 Steel 8/8/8 Steel
Based on the FV432 hull, the Swingfire boasts a steel turret and hull which protect against small arms fire.


Firepower[]

Swingfire Launchers
Missile Name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Velocity Reload Time Missiles in Launcher Reload within Launcher Burst Fire Rate Splash Radius Flight Agility Self-Guided
Swingfire ATGM HEAT Stock 700 625mm 185m/s 20.00s 2 {{{reloadm}}}s 30.00rd/min 0m {{{agility}}}deg/s No


Swingfire SWIG ATGM HEAT 75,085 700 700mm 185m/s 20.00s 2 {{{reloadm}}}s 30.00rd/min 0m {{{agility}}}deg/s No


Mobility[]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Rolls Royce B81 Petrol Engine Stock Stock 67.68km/h {{{reverse}}} 9.26s {{{0-max}}} 51.40deg/s {{{firechance}}}


Rolls Royce K60 Multi-fuel Engine 12,015 256,000 67.68km/h {{{reverse}}} 5.96s {{{0-max}}} 58.70deg/s {{{firechance}}}


Upgrades[]

Swingfire Technology
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Spall Liner 19,220 409,600 Increases vehicle HP by 150.


L8 Smoke Grenades 28,830 614,400 Provides 8 total smoke grenades with a 2-round magazine. Smoke can be fired every 6 seconds. The magazine takes 80 seconds to reload.


Retrofits[]

Proven
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Improved Filter Systems v2 33,790 750,000 Increases acceleration and improves engine durability.


Special Ability[]

Name Activation Time Duration Reload Time Ability Changes
Top Speed
Ability Override.png
0 s 20 s 60 s Improves acceleration time, increases maximum speed and hull traverse rate.
Reduces camouflage factor in motion.
Acceleration +200%
Max Speed +5%
Hull Traverse Speed +50%
Camo Factor in Motion +50%


History[]

Class: Anti-Tank Missile Carrier
Developed: 1970s
Service: 1970s-1986
Vehicles Built: N/A
Operators: United Kingdom

This British-designed armored fighting vehicle was created as a variant of the FV432 chassis, armed with Swingfire anti-tank guided missiles. A notable feature for this vehicle is that the launchers can be reloaded from inside the vehicle, allowing the crew to remain protected in combat. An interesting feature of this vehicle was that it could be fired remotely by a crewmember located up to 100 meters away from the vehicle, allowing it to stay completely hidden while firing. The FV438 entered service in the 1970s with the British Infantry and Royal Armoured Corp, and eventually transitioned to the Royal Artillery in the 1980s. The vehicle has never seen combat and was phased out in 1986.

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