Tier 10 – Concept No.5
In the post-war years in Britain, work continued on heavy armored vehicles. One of the ambitious projects was called Concept 5 Future Tank Design. In fact, it was a tank on wheels. Such vehicles were intended for specific theaters of war, where wheeled vehicles had an advantage. For example, for rocky deserts. Armament in the form of a 105-mm cannon made it possible to fight medium tanks of that period. The project remained at the concept stage due to the decision to develop main tanks and tracked combat vehicles.
Tier 9 – GSOR 1006 Scheme 7
The project was developed by the British School of Tank Technology (STT) in 1961. The machine with a small mass and the highest possible level of firepower was intended for reconnaissance and support. As part of the GSOR 1006 project, more than ten layout schemes were developed with both caterpillar and wheel propulsion. One of them was GSOR 1006 Scheme 7. The project remained on paper, but was subsequently merged with GSOR 1010 and became the foundation for further development, culminating in the creation of the Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked) tracked combat vehicles family.
Tier 8 – FV601 Saladin
The FV601 Saladin armored car, developed by Alvis Car and Engineering Company, was supposed to replace the AEC Armored Car. The beginning of work is dated 1946, but the practical stage began only in the first half of the 50s. Distinctive features of the car are a chassis with a 6×6 wheel arrangement and a suspended suspension. The first two samples of the FV 601(B) were ready in 1955. Two years later, 6 pre-production armored vehicles were manufactured, and in 1958 mass production began. The armored car was produced until 1972, most often in the Saladin Mk.2 modification. A total of 1177 copies were produced. The machine was actively used in the Middle East and Africa.
Tier 7 – FSV Scheme A
In December 1961, it was decided to combine the requirements for the GSOR 1106 and 1010, creating a basic chassis that could be used as a platform for a whole family of combat vehicles. Two years later, the GSOR 3301 specification appeared, which also implied a wheeled multi-purpose analogue. It was planned 5 versions, among which the reconnaissance cannon armored vehicle was considered a priority. However, the 6-wheel GSOR 3301 with all-wheel drive turned out to be larger and heavier than planned, which was the main reason for the cessation of work.
Tier 6 – Staghound Mk. III
The armored car was developed in 1941–1942. in USA. Produced by General Motors. From October 1942 to December 1943, 2844 units were produced. The car entered service only with the army of Great Britain and its dominions, it was not used by the US army. There were several modifications for various purposes, in 1944 the Staghound Mk was created. III, which became the most heavily armed armored car of the Second World War. Canadian units managed to use these armored cars in battles. After the war, 14 Staghound Mk. III ended up in Denmark. Also, a number of vehicles were used by the Lebanese army.
Tier 5 – AEC Armoured Car
Armored car developed on the basis of the AEC Matador 0853 tractor and became the heaviest British armored car produced in a large series. From 1941 to 1943, 629 vehicles were built in various modifications.
The AEC Armored Car was in service until 1977, and its combat weight, armor thickness and relatively powerful armament made it possible to speak of it as a wheeled tank.
❗️IMPORTANT: Previously, the transition to a new sub-branch was shown by the developers from the Tier 5 of Covenanter, which did not work with the current mechanics of development trees. By the release, the transition was corrected and now it starts from the Tier 4 Cruiser Mk. IV, as expected.
Tier 5 – (AEC Armored Car) = 10 200 exp.
* This experience can be accumulated in advance ffrom the Tier 4 Cruiser Mk. IV. The opening comes after the TOP gun QF 40 mm Mk. VI Bofors
Tier6 – (Staghound Mk. III) = 24 450 exp./41 300 exp.
Tier7 – (SV Scheme A) = 52 250 exp./104 350 exp.
Tier8- (FV601 Saladin) = 96,000 exp./219,350 exp.
Tier 9 – (GSOR 1006 Scheme 7) = 149 400 exp./427 750 exp.
Tier 10 – (Concept No.5) = 225,000 exp./728,350 exp.
— 728 350 exp. overall with the modules, starting from the research of the Tier 5 AEC Armored Car.
source: WOT Express