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Tier / Class:
United Kingdom
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
180 mm
Reload time:
1.79 s
Hit Points:
Hull F/S/R:
12 / 10 / 8
Hull composition:
Military Aluminum
Turret F/S/R:
18 / 18 / 15
Turret composition:
Military Aluminum
Max Speed:
80.00 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
3.03 s
Vehicle Mass:
8,101 kg
Hull Traverse:
67.96 °/s
41% %
410 m
Cannon Depression:
-10.0 / 40 °
Accuracy (Spread):
Aim time:
1.18 s
Turret Traverse Speed:
51.61 °/s

The Sabre is a tier 6 Armored Fighting Vehicle originating from the United Kingdom. It is an Premium Vehicle that is given out as the reward for the full completion of the 4th Episode of the 1st Storyline Campaign.


  • Subtle Movement : moving on a low speed doesn't reduce your camouflage factor
  • Designated Target : vehicle has the ability to designate targets that are within line of sight and vision range. Designated targets are called out and take increased damage
  • Recon Package : this vehicle's recon package provides an improved vision range when stationary

Player Recommendations[]

Relying on mobility to survive, the Sabre is an agile AFV with a 30mm autocannon capable of shredding MBTs from the sides and rear, as well as Swingfire Missiles that can be used against thicker armor. Using its excellent mobility and camouflage to its advantage, it can easily outflank strong enemy positions and ambush lone enemies. Care should be taken though, as the vehicle's armor is not suitable for heavy combat.

Pros and Cons[]


  • Excellent burst damage
  • Highly mobile
  • Excellent camouflage


  • No effective armor
  • Main gun is severely inaccurate when fired rapidly
  • Low penetration can only be used for side and rear attacks on MBTs

Upgrade Suggestions[]

Premium vehicles in Armored Warfare come fully upgraded.

Retrofit Suggestions[]

  • Advanced Muzzle Reference System
  • Advanced Fire Control
  • Augmented Optics

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[]

  • Commander: Sabrina Washington, for improvements to camo rating, view range, and accuracy, or Erin O'Connell, for passive scouting
  • Driver: Smooth Ride, Spin to Win
  • Gunner/Loader: Sharpshooter, Quick Draw


XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Stock Stock ? mm (vs AP)
? mm (vs HEAT)
Unknown ? mm (vs AP)
? mm (vs HEAT)
Unknown N/A N/A% (vs AP)
N/A% (vs HEAT)
An assembly of the proven Scorpion FV101 hull along with the Fox turret provides almost no protection against anti-vehicle fire, but allows for a high mobility hybrid combat package.


30mm L21 RARDEN Autocannon with Swingfire ATGM Launchers
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Velocity Accuracy (Fully Aimed) Reload Time Shells in Magazine Reload within Magazine Burst Fire Rate
30mm L13A2 HE HE Stock 23 0.25m 10mm 950m/s 0.10° 1.80s 6 {{{reloadm}}}s 400.00rd/min
30mm L14A3 APFSDS AP Stock 23 0m 180mm 1,410m/s 0.10° 1.80s 6 {{{reloadm}}}s 400.00rd/min

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 820 700mm 185m/s 28.00s 2 {{{reloadm}}}s 20.00rd/min 0m {{{agility}}}deg/s No


Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
BTAA 5.9 Diesel Engine Stock Stock 80.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 3.03s {{{0-max}}} 67.96deg/s {{{firechance}}}


Sabre Stock modules
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Spall Liner Stock Stock Hit points increased by 150

Rapid-fire Smoke Grenade Launchers Mk.1 Stock Stock Provides 8 volleys.
Magazine capacity: 2 rounds
Takes 6 s to reload
Duration: 10 s
Magazine reload time: 80 s

Recon Package Stock Stock Drastically decreases the SPOTTED BY ENEMY feedback delay.
Vision range from stationary position: 30 m


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.

See also[]