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FV103 Spartan
Nation Flag United Kingdom United Kingdom
Class 25
Cost 25 Supply
Armor Front 2 / Side 2 / Rear 1 / Top 1
Icon WALB Strength 10
Size Small

Very Good

Speed 95 km/h
Road Speed 110 km/h
Icon WALB Stealth Medium
Fuel Capacity 350 L
Icon WALB Autonomy 300 km
Icon WALB Year 1978
Icon WALB Type Marine, Airborne, Mechanised, Armored, Motorized, Support
MMG GPMG (7.62mm)

FV103 Spartan is a tracked armour personnel carrier of the British Army. In Wargame: Red Dragon, FV103 Spartan changed roles to Armored Recon. It was developed as the APC variant of the Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked) family. The vehicle can carry up to 7 personnel, including 3 crew members. Armed with a single machine gun, it is almost indistinguishable from the FV102 Striker in external appearance. Rather than a general personnel carrier for infantry, the Spartan has been used for moving specialist teams such as anti-aircraft missile teams.


In Wargame, the Spartan has one true role: Getting troops wherever they are needed as quickly as possible. With a meager 7.62 GPMG it is not very effective against the majority of targets, lacking range, damage, and power,. Its very high 95kph speed and very low cost makes it great for getting infantry where they are needed at little additional cost.

It is important to consider its advantages for getting basic infantry where they are needed in comparison to the NATO VAB. While the Spartan is very slightly faster and has some side armor, the VAB has a much more effective 12.7mm machine-gun and much better fuel efficiency and range at the same cost.

It is armed with one 7.62 mm L37A1 machine gun, and can have four smoke dischargers on each side. In addition to the APC role, it has also been used as a resupplying vehicle to the FV102 Striker, carrying extra Swingfire missiles. The FV103 has combat weight of 10,670 kilograms (23,500 lb). It can achieve a maximum speed of 96 kilometres per hour (60 mph) and has a range of 510 kilometres (320 mi). It is capable of negotiating up to 60% gradients.


The FV103 Spartan was developed during the 1970s as the Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) version of the British Army's Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked) (CRV(T)) family of armoured fighting vehicles, designed by Alvis plc. The vehicle entered service with the British military in 1978. The Spartan is similar in appearance to the FV102 Striker, except for the missile launcher on the Striker.

The FV103 Spartan is powered by a Bedford 600 6-cylinder diesel engine, or a Cummins BT 5.1 engine. The vehicle is 5.16 metres (16.9 ft) in length and 2.48 metres (8 ft 2 in) in width. With a ground clearance of 0.33 metres (1 ft 1 in), it has a height of 2.63 metres (8 ft 8 in). As the APC variant of the CVR(T) family, the FV103 has been used by small specialized groups such as mortar fire controller teams, anti aircraft teams and also reconnaissance teams. The vehicle can carry 7 personnel, as a combination of 3 crew members and 4 passengers or 2 crew members and 5 passengers.


European EscalationEdit

Weapons GPMG
Type MMG No Weapon No Weapon
Caliber 7,62mm
Ammo x 3000
Range Ground = N/A m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Accuracy 4
Icon WRD Stabilizer N/A
AP Power 0
HE Power 1
Icon WALB Suppression N/A
Rate of fire 600 r/min

Red Dragon Edit

Weapons WRD Icon GPMG
Type MMG No Weapon No Weapon
Caliber 7.62mm
Ammo x 1500
Range Ground = 875 m
Helicopters = 575 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Accuracy 20%
Icon WRD Stabilizer 10%
AP Power N/A
HE Power .5
Icon WALB Suppression 55
Rate of fire 652 r/min

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