Stingray 2

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Stingray 2
Stingray 2
Tier / Class:
7 LT
United States
Marat Shishkin
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
500 (510)
3,870 (4,348)
440 (530) mm
Hit Points:
Hull F/S/R:
80 / 52 / 31
Turret F/S/R:
80 / 60 / 45
Max Speed:
66.00 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
4.46 (4.10) s
Hull Traverse:
38.50 (40.40) deg/s
440 m
Accuracy (Spread):
Max Cannon Depression:
-7.0 / -1.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
50.00 deg/s

The Stingray 2 is a tier 7 Light Tank originating from the United States, and is sold by Marat Shishkin. It can be unlocked from the Stingray and leads to the M8 Buford.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • Invisible movement: motion does not reduce camouflage factor.
  • HESH: can even penetrate armor with large hit angles.
  • First order ready rack: allows you to fire several rounds and reloads automatically.

Player recommendations[edit | edit source]

An armored follow-up to the relatively light Stingray, the Stingray 2 is best utilized as a flanker and fire support vehicle that is best paired with an MBT. Using its mobility to flank and hit targets from behind, it can cause enough havoc behind the 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 a target from medium range and rapidly disengage. The main difference between this vehicle and its predecessor is the Appliqué package, which improves the frontal hull armor to near MBT levels of protection. However, this armor does not improve the turret, which remains vulnerable.

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • Highly mobile and maneuverable
  • Excellent on the move accuracy allows for quick attacks
  • Good camouflage and view range
  • Frontal hull armor capable of deflecting autocannon fire and some large caliber shells
  • Powerful burst firepower (4-shot autoloader)

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Minimal armor on sides and rear
  • Stock acceleration can feel sluggish
  • Large profile
  • Long reload on clip

Upgrade suggestions[edit | edit source]

Upgrading to the 8V92TA-600 Diesel Engine will improve freedom of movement by increasing the acceleration and traverse speeds. The Improved Gun Stabilizer, Improved Thermal Sight, and Improved Ready Racks, along with the various ammunition upgrades, will increase the effective lethality of the Stingray 2. The Appliqué armor package allows for some frontal protection, but the vulnerable weak spot in the middle and relative lack of armor on the turret counter this, so it should not be a primary focus.

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]

Stingray 2 Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull F/S/R Hull Composition Turret F/S/R Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 80/52/31 Cadloy Steel 80/60/45 Cadloy Steel None
Upgraded from the Stingray 1, the Stingray 2 boasts a new turret alongside its original hull. Cadloy offers base protection against 30mm autocannons from the front at 12.7mm from the sides. The optional innate applique package expansion significantly increases defense on the sides and lower glacis.

Appliqué Package
Reputation Cost Credits Hull F/S/R Hull Composition Turret F/S/R Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
27,320 280/119/31 Cadloy Steel 80/60/45 Cadloy Steel None
Heavy plating upgrades the already well-armored Stingray 2 even further, with broader side skirts of high hardness steel and further protection of the long upper and lower glacis. This increases its ability to combat other AFVs utilizing autocannons, giving it the potential to stop some high caliber rounds at a distance.

Firepower[edit | edit source]

105mm M68
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Velocity Accuracy (Fully Aimed) Reload Time Shells in Magazine Reload within Magazine Burst Fire Rate
105mm M833 APFSDS AP Stock 450 440mm 1,494m/s 0.11° 7.50s 1 {{{reloadm}}}s 20.00rd/min
105mm M393A3 HEP HE Stock 500 137mm 760m/s 0.13° 7.50s 1 {{{reloadm}}}s 7.50rd/min
105mm M152/3 HEAT HEAT 39,275 500 500mm 1,150m/s 0.12° 7.50s 1 {{{reloadm}}}s 20.00rd/min
105mm M883 APFSDS AP 45,020 500 530mm 1,494m/s 0.11° 7.50s 1 {{{reloadm}}}s 20.00rd/min

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 8V92TA Diesel Engine Stock Stock 66.00 km/h {{{reverse}}} 4.46s {{{0-max}}} 38.50 deg/s {{{firechance}}}

Detroit Diesel 8V92TA Diesel Engine 6,210 85,530 66.00 km/h {{{reverse}}} 4.10s {{{0-max}}} 40.40 deg/s {{{firechance}}}

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Stingray 2 Technology
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Spall Liner 9,935 136,845 Increases vehicle HP by 150.

M90 Smoke Grenades 14,905 205,270 Provides a total of 9 smoke deployments with a 3-round magazine. Smoke can be fired every 3 seconds. The magazine takes 60 seconds to reload.

Improved Gun Stabilizer 24,835 342,115 Enhanced accuracy on the move by 20%.

Improved Thermal Sight 32,015 441,010 Increases effectiveness of spotting through foliage by 15%.

Improved Ready Racks 70,635 972,900 Increases reload speed by 10%.

History[edit | edit source]

Created by the United States for the export market, this light tank was developed as an overall upgrade for the Stingray 1. Entering the market in 1996, the Stingray II continued the brand's tradition of offering capable tanks with low acquisition and maintenance costs. However, the vehicle was not able to garner enough interest and was eventually discontinued in 2012.

Variants[edit | edit source]

  • Stingray 2 Shark
  • Stingray 2 Black Eagle
The Stingray 2 Shark, a Premium variant that was purchasable during October 2016 and April 2017

See Also[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]