VBL

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VBL
VBL
Details
Tier / Class:
5 AFV
Nation:
France
Dealer:
Sophie Wölfli
Reputation:
135,300
Cost:
1,920,000
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
635 (760)
DPM:
2,055 (2,460)
Penetration:
430 (630) mm
Hit Points:
1,280
Hull F/S/R:
11 / 11 / 9
Turret F/S/R:
9 / 9 / 9
Max Speed:
100.00 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
2.40 (1.77) s
Hull Traverse:
78.30 (85.70) deg/s
Camouflage:
43%
Vision:
405 m
Accuracy (Spread):
N/A°
Max Cannon Depression:
-10.0 / -8.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
62.4 deg/s

The VBL TOW is a tier 5 Armored Fighting Vehicle originating from France, and is sold by Sophie Wölfli. It can be unlocked from the XM800T LAW, and leads to the FV721 Fox.

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.
  • Recon package: this vehicle's recon package provides an improved vision range when stationary.
  • Multi turret: this vehicle has several turrets that can be switched while out of combat.

Player Recommendations[edit | edit source]

Featuring excellent mobility and a potent ATGM launcher, the VBL TOW is an ATGM-only vehicle which functions as a long-range sniper. With excellent camouflage, a good view range, and excellent gun depression, the VBL TOW is tailor made for long range ridge poking and sniping, relying on its camo rating and mobility to make up for the fact that its armor is ineffective against many weapons.

Pros and Cons[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • Excellent camouflage rating
  • Very good mobility
  • Very good gun depression
  • High damage ATGM
  • Great DPM for 20mm autocannon. Almost instant reload. Extremely high ROF. Huge clip.
  • Looks cute, but dangerous
  • Invisible movement

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Negligible armor
  • Low hit points
  • Low survivability
  • TOW makes it into an inferior version of "Swingfire"

Upgrade Suggestions[edit | edit source]

Because of the VBL TOW’s reliance on firepower and mobility, upgrading to the BGM-71C TOW ATGM and M14 TCI Turbo-diesel Engine should be an early priority.

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]

VBL with TOW ATGM Launcher
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 11/11/9 Steel 9/9/9 Steel 0/0/0 60.00deg/s
This wheeled vehicle's THD steel and ballistic glass give it small arms resistance, making it an incredibly mobile infantry support and recon vehicle.
This version is equipped with TOW missile launcher.


VBL with 20mm MK 20 Rh 202 Cannon
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 11/11/9 Steel 9/9/9 Steel 0/0/0 150.00deg/s
This wheeled vehicle's THD steel and ballistic glass give it small arms resistance, making it an incredibly mobile infantry support and recon vehicle.
This version is equipped with 20mm automatic cannon.


Firepower[edit | edit source]

20mm Mk 20 Rh 202 Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Salvo Size Damage Area of Effect Penetration Speed Rate of Fire Max Accuracy Aim Time Reload Time
20mm DM-63 AP AP Stock 100 22 0m 102mm 1,100m/s 750rd/min 0.13° 1.4s 2s
20mm Rh. PELE PELE Stock 100 22 0m 80mm 1340m/s 750rd/min 0.25° 1.4s 2s


TOW ATGM Launcher
Missile Name Type Reputation Salvo Damage Area of Effect Penetration Speed Rate of Fire Caliber Reload Self-homing
BGM-71A TOW ATGM HEAT Stock 1 635 0m 430mm 200m/s 3.15rd/min 152mm 19s No


BGM-71C TOW ATGM HEAT 32,295 1 760 0m 630mm 250m/s 3.15rd/min 152mm 19s No


Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed 0 to 32km/h Hull Traverse
Peugeot XD3T 95 hp Turbo-diesel Engine Stock Stock 100.00km/h 2.40s 78.30deg/s


Steyr M14 TCI 129 hp Diesel Engine 4,700 85,050 100.00km/h 1.77s 85.70deg/s



Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Wiesel 1 TOW Technology
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
GALIX 17 Smoke Grenades 11,275 204,120 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 19,380 350,830 Increases effectiveness of spotting through foliage by 30%.


Special Ability[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%


History[edit | edit source]

The French-built VBL, also known as the Panhard VBL, originally entered operation in 1990 and has had many variants built since. One of the export versions is the VBL TOW, equipped with a TOW tube that gives it significant anti-tank capabilities. It has a number of other technological upgrades, including enhanced radio equipment and a night sight system.

Variants[edit | edit source]

VBL Nomad
  • VBL Nomad

See also[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]