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The Sabre is a Tier 6 special premium Armored Fighting Vehicle under Marat Shishkin's dealership.

History[]

Class: Reconnaissance Vehicle
Developed: 1995
Service: 1995-2004
Vehicles Built: 136-138 (sources vary)
Operators: United Kingdom

Combining the turret from the Fox reconnaissance vehicle and the hull from the Scorpion Light Tank produced the Sabre. There are two theories on why the Scorpion was retired. One mentions the general poor state of the Scorpions, which needed a complete overhaul, while the other is based on the Scorpion being treated as a tank during the 1990s demilitarization treaties and not as a scout.

Another vehicle that was phased out in the mid-1990s was the FV721 Fox, which suddenly left the British with a number of obsolete Fox turrets and Scorpion hulls. Retirement of the Fox and Scorpion meant a temporary shortage of tracked scouting vehicles for the British scout troops. Since the Fox, like the Scimitar, was also armed with a 30mm RARDEN autocannon, the British decided to bring these two components to zero hour state and mate them together to create a cheaper alternative to the Scimitar. This vehicle was developed by Alvis and was called the Sabre.

The Sabre was accepted into service in 1995 and phased out 9 years later, in 2004. For what it represented – a mating of four decades old components – it was successful enough and saw limited service during the Iraq War and allegedly also during the peacekeeping missions in former Yugoslavia.

Vehicle Traits[]

  • Harder to Spot: When moving slowly, this vehicle does not lose any camouflage and can effectively creep around.
  • Designate Target: This vehicle has the ability to designate targets that are within its line of sight. Designated targets are marked to other players and take increased damage.
  • Recon Package: This vehicle's set of advanced optics provides an improved vision range when stationary.
  • Improved Reverse: This vehicle can drive backwards much faster than other vehicles can.

Ammunition[]

# Ammo
Name
Ammo
Type
XP Cost Damage Penetration Velocity Reload
Time
More
Info
1 30mm L14A3 APFSDS APFSDS Stock 32 300[note 1] mm 1410 m/s 0.60 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.11 °
  • Magazine Type: Clip
  • Magazine Size: 6
  • Burst Fire Rate: 500.00 rd/min
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °
2 30mm L13A2 HE HE Stock 72[note 2] 17 mm 950 m/s 0.60 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.14 °
  • Magazine Type: Clip
  • Magazine Size: 6
  • Burst Fire Rate: 500.00 rd/min
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 100 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 100 %
  • Splash Radius: 0.25 m
  • Splash Penetration: 35 mm
3 Swingfire SWIG ATGM ATGM Stock 630[note 3] 1000 mm 200 m/s 15.00 s
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  • Magazine Type: Clip
  • Partial Reload: Yes
  • Magazine Size: 2
  • Reload within Magazine: 3.00 s
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 300 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 25 %
  • Flight Agility: 40.00 deg/s
  • Self-Guided: No

Upgrades[]

Armor[]

Sabre Stock Armor
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Stock Stock 25 mm (vs AP)
25 mm (vs HEAT)
Steel 125 mm (vs AP)
155 mm (vs HEAT)
Steel N/A N/A vs AP
N/A vs HEAT
This vehicle's light armor offers basic protection from autocannons and machineguns.

Weapon[]

# Name XP Cost Credit Cost Aim Time Reload Time More Info
Weapon1 30mm L21 RARDEN Autocannon Stock Stock 2.20 s 0.60 s
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Stats:

  • Magazine Type: Clip
  • Magazine Size: 6
  • Burst Fire Rate: 500.00 rd/min
  • Depression/Elevation: -10.0° / 40°
Ammo:
30mm L14A3 APFSDS
30mm L13A2 HE
Weapon2 Swingfire ATGM Launcher Stock Stock N/A 15 s
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Stats:

  • Magazine Type: Clip
  • Magazine Size: 2
  • Reload within Magazine: 3.00 s
  • Burst Fire Rate: 20.00 rd/min
  • Depression/Elevation: 45° / 45°
Ammo:
Swingfire SWIG ATGM

Engine[]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Max Speed Reverse Speed Forward
Acceleration
Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Cummins BTAA 5.9 190 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 80 km/h 80 km/h 2.20 s (0 to 32 km/h)
9.49 s (0 to Max Speed)
53.69° 10 %

Parts[]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Description Notes
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Spall Liner
Stock Stock Hit points are increased by 150
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L8 Smoke Grenades
Stock Stock Comes with 6 charges in total
Magazine capacity: 2 charges
Takes 3s to recharge
Duration: 10s
Magazine reload time: 25s
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Improved Commander Optics
Stock Stock Vision range is increased by 20m
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Reconnaissance Package
Stock Stock Drastically decreases the Spotted by Enemy indicator delay in PvP
Bonus vision range when standing still: 30 m
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Improved Cooling System
Stock Stock Camouflage factor is increased by 5%
Enemy Thermal Sights effectiveness is reduced by 30%
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Stock Tracks
Stock Stock Mobility (Light Terrain): 91.6%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 78.3%

Abilities[]

# Name XP Cost Stats Activation
Time
Duration Cooldown More
Info
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Designate Target
Stock N/A 2.5 s 10 s 15 s
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Description:
A target designated by this ability will remain spotted for its duration and will receive increased damage.

Conditions:
No conditions bound to this ability.

Footnotes[]

  1. 300 mm at 100m;
    90 mm at 400m
  2. 48 for Partial Penetration;
    24 for Non-Penetrating Hits
  3. 126 for Non-Penetrating Hits
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