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VBL Ingwe
VBL Ingwe
Details
Tier / Class:
7 AFV
Nation:
France
Dealer:
Sophie Wölfli
Reputation:
540,300
Cost:
6,080,000
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
550
DPM:
3,771
Penetration:
750 (850) mm
Hit Points:
1,280
Hull F/S/R:
11 / 11 / 9
Turret F/S/R:
9 / 9 / 9
Max Speed:
100.00 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
1.77 s
Hull Traverse:
80.00 deg/s
Camouflage:
38%
Vision:
420 m
Accuracy (Spread):
N/A°
Max Cannon Depression:
-8.0 / -7.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
51.10 deg/s

The VBL Ingwe is a tier 7 Armored Fighting Vehicle originating from France, and is sold by Sophie Wölfli. It can be unlocked from the FV721 Fox, and leads to the VBR.

Features[]

  • 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 takes increased damage.
  • Recon package: this vehicle's recon package provides an improved vision range when stationary.
  • Missile weapons only: this vehicle only has missile weaponry.

Player Recommendations[]

Featuring excellent mobility and a potent ATGM launcher, the VBL Ingwe is an ATGM-only vehicle which functions as a flanker and long-range sniper. With excellent camouflage, a good view range, and effectively limitless gun depression, the VBL Ingwe is tailor made for long range ridge poking and sniping, relying on its camo rating and mobility to make up for the fact that its armor is ineffective against many weapons.

Pros and Cons[]

Pros[]

  • Excellent camouflage rating
  • Very good mobility
  • Gun depression not an issue
  • Devastating burst damage with four shot ATGM salvo

Cons[]

  • Negligible armor
  • Only fires ATGMs
  • Long reload time between salvos

Upgrade Suggestions[]

Because of the VBL Ingwe’s reliance on firepower and mobility upgrading to the Ingwe-B ATGM-TH and Improved Power Steering should be an early priority.

Retrofit Suggestions[]

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

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[]

  • Commander: Sabrina Washington, to improve the camo rating, view range, and crew stats
  • Driver: Spin to Win, Off-Road Driving
  • Gunner: Sharpshooter, Do the Twist
  • Loader: Rapid Fire, Explosive Shells/Preparation

Armor[]

VBL Scout 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 11/11/9 Steel 9/9/9 Steel
This wheeled vehicle's THD steel and ballistic glass give it small arms resistance, making it an incredibly mobile infantry support and recon vehicle.


Firepower[]

Ingwe ATGM Launcher
Missile Name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Velocity Reload Time Missiles in Launcher Reload within Launcher Burst Fire Rate Splash Radius Flight Agility Self-Guided
ZT3 Ingwe ATGM HEAT Stock 550 750mm 200m/s 24.00s 4 {{{reloadm}}}s 30.00rd/min 0m {{{agility}}}deg/s No


ZT3 Ingwe-B ATGM-TH Tandem-HEAT 116,625 550 850mm 200m/s 24.00s 4 {{{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
Steyr M14 TCI Turbo-diesel Engine Stock Stock 100.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 1.77s {{{0-max}}} 80.00deg/s {{{firechance}}}



Upgrades[]

VBL Ingwe Technology
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
GALIX 17 Smoke Grenades 40,715 678,895 Provides a total of eight smoke deployments with a two-round magazine. Individual charges are on a six second cooldown, with an eighty second cooldown for the magazine.


Improved Thermal Sight 69,980 1,166,850 Increases effectiveness of spotting through foliage by 30%.


Improved Power Steering 15,690 261,655 Increases wheeled vehicle turning speed by 15%.


Improved Suspension 27,140 452,600 Improves handling on rough terrain by 10%.


History[]

Class: Reconnaissance Vehicle
Developed: 1988
Service: 1990+
Vehicles Built: cca 2400
Operators: France, Greece, Oman, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Djibouti, Gabon, Indonesia, Kuwait, Mexico, Nigeria, Portugal, Qatar, Senegal, Togo and UAE

The VBL is a light, four-wheeled armored fighting vehicle, designed for multiple roles while offering its crew basic small arms protection. It is a compact machine, capable of great speeds and a wide variety of duties, including reconnaissance, liaison tasks or even armored vehicle killing.

It was developed by Panhard in the late 1980s and its designation stands for Véhicule Blindé Léger (Light Armored Vehicle). In a way it was designed for the "old" type of war, symmetric warfare where units in such vehicles wouldn't be the most common target of enemy attention. The original purpose of the program was to replace the American Jeep vehicles still in French service in the late 1970s and to provide the French army with a light and affordable platform for multiple weapons systems.

The VBL was accepted in French service in 1990 and has found its way to around a dozen (mostly African) countries. It's a very popular export item thanks to its ruggedness and versatility. The biggest operators include France (approximately 1400 in service), Greece, and Oman. All in all, around 2400 were built. Over the years, the VBLs in French service were mostly involved in peacekeeping operations for the United Nations, such as those in former Yugoslavia, Lebanon and Somalia, but some saw service in Mali, the Ivory Coast and Afghanistan. The Nigerians used VBLs in counter-insurgency operations as light fighting vehicles (the recon variant armed with a Browning M2 .50 caliber heavy machinegun).

This particular model features an experimental INGWE ATGM launcher. This variant was never produced.

Variants[]

VBL Ingwe Beast

  • VBL Ingwe Beast

See also[]

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