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VBR
VBR
Details
Tier / Class:
8 AFV
Nation:
France
Dealer:
Sophie Wölfli
Reputation:
1,080,300
Cost:
8,160,000
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
475
DPM:
3,352
Penetration:
850 (900) mm
Hit Points:
1,725
Hull F/S/R:
11 / 11 / 11
Turret F/S/R:
9 / 9 / 9
Max Speed:
100.00 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
2.26 s
Hull Traverse:
54.90 deg/s
Camouflage:
35%
Vision:
430 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.30°
Max Cannon Depression:
-10.0 / -10.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
60.00 deg/s

The VBR is a tier 8 Armored Fighting Vehicle originating from France, and is sold by Sophie Wölfli. It can be unlocked from the VBL Ingwe, and unlocks a tier 9 Unlock Token, which can be used on the CRAB, B1 Draco, Centauro 120, Leopard 2A6, or M1A2 Abrams SEP v.3.

Features[]

  • Subtle movement: moving on a low speed doesn't reduce your camouflage factor. .
  • PELE: good penetration potential and can deal major damage to crew and internal modules.
  • 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.

Player Recommendations[]

Speedy, powerful, and without a shred of armor on its frame, the VBR is a lightning flanker and sniper, capable of dealing massive damage with its four-shot salvo of ATGMs and quickly relocating to avoid counterattacks. When played right, the VBR is a deadly threat to oblivious, low health enemy vehicles whose attention can be drawn away by a teammate MBT. Since the VBR has little in the way of protection, care is required.

Pros and Cons[]

Pros[]

  • Excellent camouflage rating
  • Very good top speed
  • Very good gun depression
  • Devastating burst damage with ATGM launcher

Cons[]

  • Negligible armor
  • Long reload on the four shot ATGM
  • One crew member limits improvement options
  • Takes heavy damage from falling

Upgrade Suggestions[]

As the VBR is all about firepower and mobility, upgrades should be accordingly focused. For mobility, upgrading to the Improved Wheels will improve between-position mobility, while firepower upgrades like the EOSS System and Milan 3 ATGM will increase damage output.

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

Armor[]

Stock VBR Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull Armor (F/S/R) Hull Composition Turret Armor (F/S/R) Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 11/11/11 Steel 9/9/9 Steel
The steel chassis of the VBR is sufficient for some protection against small arms fire, but it is entirely undefended against stronger munitions such as machineguns or autocannons.


Firepower[]

MPCV ATGM Launchers with 20mm MK20 Autocannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Velocity Accuracy (Fully Aimed) Reload Time Shells in Magazine Reload within Magazine Burst Fire Rate
20mm Rh. PELE PELE Stock 22 m 70mm m/s ° 10.00s 100 {{{reloadm}}}s 300.00rd/min
20mm DM63 APDS AP 131,745 20 0m 102mm 1,100m/s 0.30° 10.00s 100 {{{reloadm}}}s 300.00rd/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
MILAN 2T ATGM HEAT Stock 475 850mm 200m/s 16.00s 4 {{{reloadm}}}s 33.00rd/min 0m {{{agility}}}deg/s No


MILAN 3 ATGM-TH Tandem-HEAT 144,920 475 900mm 200m/s 16.00s 4 {{{reloadm}}}s 33.00rd/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
MTU 4R106 Diesel Engine Stock Stock 100.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 2.26s {{{0-max}}} 54.90deg/s {{{firechance}}}



Upgrades[]

VBR Technology
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Spall Liner 33,725 655360 Increases vehicle HP by 150.


GALIX 17 Smoke Grenades 50,590 983040 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.


Hard Kill APS 69,560 1351680 An Active Protection System that has a chance of destroying ATGMs around a player's vehicle from a range of 250m or more.


EOSS System 92,220 1792000 Improves overall accuracy by 10% and increases the effectiveness of spotting through foliage by 30%.


History[]

Class: Reconnaissance Vehicle (Prototype)
Developed: 2001-2002
Service: N/A
Vehicles Built: 1
Operators: N/A

Panhard as a company was doing fairly well in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The VBL (Véhicule Blindé Léger) light armored vehicle, developed in 1988, was a massive success with around 2400 built since 1990. It is no wonder then that an attempt was made to follow up on the success of the VBL with another such vehicle, designated VBR (Véhicule Blindé a Roues). Development of the VBR started in 2001 as a private venture by Panhard and was based on two defining traits: increased payload compared to the VBL and affordability.

While the basic design was taken from the VBL, the VBR was made bigger to increase the vehicle's carrying capacity. This allowed it to carry not just more cargo, but potentially also heavier weapon systems, including remote-controlled turrets. To make the vehicle affordable as well, a number of civilian components was used in the vehicle's construction (including the engine and transmission).

A single prototype of the VBR was built in 2002 and revealed to the public the same year. It attracted some attention back in 2001, but no contracts were ever finalized. Libya was looking into purchasing a number of VBRs, but the volatile political situation and subsequent fall of Qaddafi’s regime prevented the deal from going through. Russia too showed some mild interest, but little more than that.

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