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Tier / Class:
Czech Republic/Slovakia
Zhang Feng
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
30 (36)
9,955 (10,860)
80 (140) mm
Hit Points:
Hull F/S/R:
70 / 55 / 55
Turret F/S/R:
60 / 30 / 30
Max Speed:
65.00 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
3.53 s
Hull Traverse:
36.00 deg/s
415 m
Accuracy (Spread):
Max Cannon Depression:
-7.0 / +23°
Turret Traverse Speed:
25.00 deg/s

The BVP-M2 SKCZ Šakal is a tier 6 Armored Fighting Vehicle originating from the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and is sold by Zhang Feng. It can be unlocked from the OT-64 Cobra, and leads to the KTO Rosomak.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • 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.
  • Self homing: tracks and follows targets.
  • Recon package: this vehicle's recon package provides an improved vision range when stationary.

Player Recommendations[edit | edit source]

The Šakal is a well-armed and relatively well-armored fighting vehicle capable of mobile flanking and ranged attacks to support advancing MBTs. With twin self-homing ATGMs and a 30mm autocannon, it is capable of inflicting heavy damage on enemy targets and quickly relocating to avoid return fire.

The Šakal's missiles can be guided manually for precision targeting; or instantly locked-on, automatically hitting targets centre-of-mass. Locked-on missiles will even follow targets around corners. The left-mounted missile launcher means that missiles can be fired easily when peeking around right-hand corners, but the vehicle has to be moved far out of cover to fire around a left-hand corner, without hitting your cover.

Pros and Cons[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • Lock-on, self-guiding ATGMs!
  • Excellent camouflage rating
  • Decent mobility
  • Relatively strong armor for an AFV
  • Troop compartment

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Reverse speed is abysmal
  • Missile launcher is far left of the targeting reticle, making close range shots inaccurate
  • Missiles cannot be reloaded one at a time
  • Very poor gun depression

Upgrade Suggestions[edit | edit source]

Upgrading to the Improved Thermal Sight, 30mm M929 APFSDS will increase firepower and damage output. Upgrading to the GALIX 17 Smoke Grenades will also offer an effective smokescreen to help the Šakal retreat when in danger.

Retrofit Suggestions[edit | edit source]

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

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

Šakal Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull F/S/R Hull Composition Hull Modifiers (AP/HE/SC) Turret F/S/R Turret Composition Turret Modifiers (AP/HE/SC) ERA F/S/R ERA Composition ERA Modifiers Turret Traverse
Stock Stock 70/55/55 Steel 60/30/30 Steel 0/0/0 None 25.00deg/s
The BVP Šakal's steel armor provides protection that corresponds to STANAG 4569 Level 2, defending against small arms fire.

Firepower[edit | edit source]

30mm 2A42 Auto. with ATGM
Shell name Type Reputation Salvo Size Damage Area of Effect Penetration Speed Rate of Fire Max Accuracy Aim Time Reload Time
30mm IHLA APFSDS AP Stock 540 30 0m 135mm 970m/s 300.00rd/min 0.17° 2.50s 0.20s
30mm JOSv HEI HE Stock 540 45 0.25m 10mm 920m/s 300.00rd/min 0.17° 2.50s 0.20s
30mm M929 APFSDS AP 46,458 540 36 0m 150mm 1,120m/s 300.00rd/min 0.13° 2.50s 0.10s

Missile Name Type Reputation Salvo Damage Area of Effect Penetration Speed Rate of Fire Caliber Reload Self-homing
Spike-LR ATGM HEAT Stock 2 570 0m 700mm 350m/s 30.00rd/min 130mm 16.00s Affirmative

Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed 0 to 32km/h Hull Traverse
Caterpillar C9.3 430 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 65.00km/h 3.53s 36.00deg/s

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Šakal Technology
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Spall Liner 25,341 365,714 Increases vehicle HP by 150.

GALIX 17 Smoke Grenades 16,894 243,810 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 33,788 487,619 Increases effectiveness of spotting through foliage by 30%.

Improved Suspension 12,670 182,857 Improves handling on rough terrain by 10%.

Special Abilities[edit | edit source]

Name Activation Time Duration Reload Time Ability Changes
Designate Target
Ability Designate.png
2 s 20 s 50 s The designated target remains visible and receives full damage. Component saving -10%
Crew saves -10%
Camouflage factor -100%

Deploy AT Squad
Ability AT squad.png
1 s N/A s N/A s Anti-Tank troops set ambushes that are highly effective against lightly armored vehicles. Deploy 4 Anti-tank troops

Sniper drop
Ability Sniper.png
1 s N/A s N/A s The sharpshooter is also a great scout, very effective against enemy infantry and capable of destroying vehicle optics. Deploy 1 Sniper

Mortar squad drop
Ability Mortar.png
1 s N/A s N/A s Mortar squad delivers stand-off indirect plunging fire. Deploy 1 Mortar squad

History[edit | edit source]

The BVP Šakal is a joint Czech-Slovak experimental IFV designed in 2010 as an upgrade to the existing BVP-2, which was itself a copy of the Soviet BMP-2. It passed its trials but was never accepted into service, as the limitations of upgrading the BMP-2 chassis were apparent.

See also[edit | edit source]