VFM Mk. 5

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VFM Mk. 5
VFM Mk. 5
Details
Tier / Class:
6 LT
Nation:
United Kingdom
Dealer:
Marat Shishkin
Cost:
3,250 gold
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
450
DPM:
3,632
Penetration:
440 mm
Hit Points:
1,930
Hull F/S/R:
140 / 86 / 42
Turret F/S/R:
165 / 84 / 55
Max Speed:
72.00 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
4.00 s
Hull Traverse:
43.70 deg/s
Camouflage:
30%
Vision:
430 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.12°
Max Cannon Depression:
-10.0 / 2.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
42.00 deg/s

The VFM Mk. 5 is a tier 6 Premium Light Tank originating from the United Kingdom. It can be purchased from Marat Shishkin for 3,250 Gold. A second variant, the VFM Mk. 5 MERC, is occasionally available for purchase during sales.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • Invisible movement: motion does not reduce camouflage factor.
  • HESH: can even penetrate armor with large hit angles.

Player recommendations[edit | edit source]

A powerful, mobile platform, the VFM is an archetypal light tank capable of flanking with its high firepower gun and excellent mobility, causing enough havoc behind enemy lines to allow a large scale MBT push to break through while the enemy is disheveled. Its excellent gun handling and on-the-move accuracy allow it to hit targets from medium range and rapidly disengage, and its armor also allows for protection against smaller auto-cannon fire.

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • Good mobility
  • Good camouflage and view range
  • Frontal protection against autocannon fire

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Large profile

Upgrade suggestions[edit | edit source]

Premium vehicles in Armored Warfare come fully upgraded.

Retrofit suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Advanced Fire Control
  • Advanced Muzzle Reference System
  • Electro-Optical Absorbing Paint
  • Augmented Optics

Commander and crew skill suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Commander: Sabrina Washington, for improvements to camo rating, view range, and accuracy
  • Driver: Smooth Ride, Off-Road Driving
  • Gunner: Sharpshooter, Quick Draw
  • Loader: Rapid Fire, Explosive Shells

Armor[edit | edit source]

VFM Mk. 5 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 140/86/42 Military Aluminum 165/84/55 Military Aluminum None
A light and fast vehicle intended to be air portable, the Vickers is well protected frontally from the majority of autocannon and machinegun fire. Although it has a strong gun, it is completely unsuited for dealing with any anti-tank threats in its role as a scout and troop support vehicle.


Firepower[edit | edit source]

105mm L7 L/52 Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
105mm M774 APFSDS AP Stock 450 0m 440mm 0.12° 1,509 m/s 5.7s
105mm M393A2 HEP HE Stock 445 0m 137mm 0.14° 760 m/s 5.7s
105mm M456A2 HEAT HEAT Stock 450 0m 450mm 0.13° 1,174 m/s 5.7s


Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Diesel Engine Stock Stock 72.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 4.00s {{{0-max}}} 43.70deg/s {{{firechance}}}



Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Premium vehicles in Armored Warfare come fully upgraded.

History[edit | edit source]

Class: Light Tank (Prototype)
Developed: 1984-1986
Service: N/A
Vehicles Built: 1
Operators: N/A

For many years, Vickers has been a major armor producing company, having developed a number of successful export tank designs, including the Vijayanta or the Vickers Mk.3 MBT. The VFM Mk.5 Light Tank was one of the company's later designs. The philosophy behind the design was quite unusual. It was created as a response to increasing demand for a light vehicle with excellent firepower to form part of the newly formed rapid-response units that were starting to appear all over the world at the time.

The VFM Mk.5 Light Tank was a private venture design that was always intended for export. It was designed in the 1980s in cooperation with the American FMC Corp and the first prototype was ready in 1986. The vehicle officially completed firing and mobility trials in 1987. The design itself is actually quite interesting. For one, it's not originally British but based on the FMC Close Combat Vehicle - Light (CCV-L), a contender in the U.S. Armored Gun System (AGS) program. In this sense, the Mk.5 is actually related to the American M8, but the main drawback of the CCV-L was that it was extremely expensive, something most potential clients for the VFM could not afford.

While a solid design in its own right, unfortunately, the VFM Mk.5 came at the wrong time. Just two years after the completion of all the required trials, the Soviet Union started collapsing and thousands of cheap armored vehicles flooded world markets. The VFM Mk.5 never found its intended buyer and the entire project remained at the prototype stage.

Variants[edit | edit source]

  • VFM Mk. 5 MERC
The VFM Mk. 5 MERC, a Premium variant that was purchasable starting November 2015

External links[edit | edit source]