WPB Anders

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WPB Anders
WPB Anders
Details
Tier / Class:
9 LT
Nation:
Poland
Dealer:
Zhang Feng
Reputation:
1,620,300
Cost:
15,300,000
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
520 (530)
DPM:
6,316 (7,081)
Penetration:
630 (690) mm
Hit Points:
2,350
Hull F/S/R:
250 / 120 / 50
Turret F/S/R:
135 / 150 / 80
Max Speed:
66.60 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
2.76 s
Hull Traverse:
42.49 deg/s
Camouflage:
27%
Vision:
440 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.12°
Max Cannon Depression:
-8.0 / -1.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
44.30 deg/s

The WPB Anders is a tier 9 Light Tank‏‎ originating from Poland, and is sold by Zhang Feng. It can be unlocked with a tier 9 Unlock Token, and unlocks a tier 10 Unlock Token, which can be used on the B1 Centauro 155 or Wilk XC-8.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • Invisible movement: motion does not reduce camouflage factor.
  • High caliber: the high caliber weaponry deals an increased damage.
  • Uninhabited modules: the uninhabited turret (battle module) received reduced damage.
  • Magazine loader: allows you to fire several rounds without reloading.

Player recommendations[edit | edit source]

With mobility and damage on a lightly armored frame, the WPB Anders is a light tank capable of devastating enemy targets with its six round clip and rapidly relocating to avoid enemy fire. Useful as a flanker, AFV hunter, and sniper, the Anders is a multirole fighter capable of punching well above its weight.

Pros and cons[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • Good mobility
  • Excellent burst damage from six round clip
  • Well sloped upper frontal armor
  • Modern APS
  • Unmanned turret
  • Invisible movement
  • Looks badass and unlike the PL-01, not like a huge Adidas sneaker with a gun

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Weak armor when not sloped. Driver's hatch is big and easy to hit/penetrate with autocannons.
  • Rear mounted turret
  • High profile
  • Long reload on the clip, with no option for partial reload

Upgrade suggestions[edit | edit source]

The WPB Anders is all about heavy firepower on a light frame, so it should be upgraded.  Researching the Improved Laser Rangefinder, Improved Autoloader, and upgraded ammunition will significantly improve lethality. While the upgrades to mobility are sparse, they should be researched relatively early, to augment the already impressive mobility.

Retrofit suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Improved Gun Breech
  • 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: Quick Draw, Sharpshooter

Armor[edit | edit source]

WPB Anders Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull F/S/R Hull Composition Turret F/S/R Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 250/120/50 Composite 135/150/80 Composite None
This WPB Anders model includes additional screens that ensure 30mm autocannon protection from the front and resistance against small arms fire from other directions.


Firepower[edit | edit source]

120mm RUAG CTG
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Velocity Accuracy (Fully Aimed) Reload Time Shells in Magazine Reload within Magazine Burst Fire Rate
120mm DM43A1 APFSDS AP Stock 520 630mm 1,200m/s 0.12° 16.00s 6 {{{reloadm}}}s 22.00rd/min
120mm DM11 HE AP Stock 520 38mm 980m/s 0.12° 16.00s 6 {{{reloadm}}}s 22.00rd/min
120mm DM12A1 HEAT-MP HEAT Stock 575 700mm 1,140m/s 0.12° 16.00s 6 {{{reloadm}}}s 22.00rd/min
120mm DM53 APFSDS AP Stock 530 690mm 1,200m/s 0.12° 16.00s 6 {{{reloadm}}}s 22.00rd/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
MTU 8V199TE20 Diesel Engine Stock Stock 66.60 km/h {{{reverse}}} 2.76s {{{0-max}}} 42.49 deg/s {{{firechance}}}



Upgrades[edit | edit source]

PL-01 Technology
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Spall Liner 42,979 490,213 Increases vehicle HP by 150.


GALIX 17 Smoke Grenades 38,681 522,894 Provides 9 total smoke grenades with a 3-round magazine. Smoke can be fired every 3 seconds. The magazine takes 60 seconds to reload.


Zaslon-L APS 85,958 980,426 An Active Protection System that has a chance of destroying ATGMs around a player's vehicle from a range of 200m or more.


Improved Laser Rangefinder 64,468 817,021 Improves overall accuracy by 7%.


Turret Drive System 118,192 1,143,830 Increases turret traverse speed by 10%.


Improved Autoloader 128,936 1,634,043 Increases reload speed by 10%.


Improved Suspension 32,234 522,894 Improves handling on rough terrain by 10%.


Thermal Shield 60,170 980,426 Reduces the effectiveness of Thermal Sights by 20% and increases the vehicle's camouflage factor by 3%.


Improved Drive Sprocket 34,383 588,255 Improves the vehicle's acceleration on soft or difficult terrain up to a maximum of 5%.


History[edit | edit source]

Class: Light Tank (Prototype)
Developed: 2008-2010
Service: N/A
Vehicles Built: 1-2
Operators: N/A

The Anders Multi-Role Combat Platform (Wielozadaniowa Platforma Bojowa, WPB) started as an attempt to replace the aging Soviet-era arsenal with something more suitable for the modern battlefield. The platform was named after General Władysław Albert Anders, a famous commander of the Polish forces in the Second World War. The initial idea was to transform the Polish armed forces to a highly-mobile force organized into Mechanized Brigades, equipped with either light wheeled vehicles (the Rosomak platform) or with tracked vehicles (the Anders platform). The Puma family of upgraded BMPs was also considered for the role, but the program was canceled earlier on.

The actual development started in 2008. It took only 24 months to develop the platform and to build a demonstrator of the Light Tank configuration. The Light Tank configuration demonstrator was first introduced to public during the MSPO 2010 expo in Kielce. The prototype was intended for a crew of three men (driver, commander and gunner) and was made of welded steel plates. The vehicle was equipped with a low-profile manned turret with the crew sitting in the turret basket inside the hull. The turret was armed with a Swiss 120mm RUAG smoothbore gun.

The MSPO introduction of the vehicle was met with lukewarm response. The most common criticisms included the fact that the vehicle was under-developed at the time and its protection levels were considered insufficient. These issues resulted in the military’s dismissal of the project. Despite these setbacks, OBRUM continued to develop the platform, resulting in an IFV configuration demonstrator. Another Fire Support version also appeared two years later, this time with a Belgian CT-CV turret by Cockerill, armed with a 105mm gun. This variant was introduced to public during the EUROSATORY expo in Paris in 2012. The platform re-appeared in 2016 under a different name as an IFV but, once again, went nowhere, this time likely for good.

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