SPG: Bishop

Bishop

Developed by Birmingham Carriage and Wagon in June 1941 on the basis of the Valentine II infantry support tank. From 1942 through 1943, a total of 149 SPGs were produced. In general they were considered unsuccessful. From 1943 onward, they were relegated to use as training vehicles.

Characteristics for a vehicle with basic configuration and a crew with 100% qualification.

Main Characteristics

Tier V
Hit Points 350 HP
Weight/Load Limit 17.69 / 17.7 t
Price 405,000
Crew
  1. Commander (Radio Operator)
  2. Gunner
  3. Driver
  4. Loader
Mobility
Engine Power 135 h.p.
Speed Limit 24 km/h
Traverse Speed 20 deg/sec
Turret Traverse Speed 20 deg/sec
Armor
Hull Armor (mm)
  • front 60
  • sides 50
  • rear 60
Armament
Gun Q.F. 25-Pr. Gun/How.
Ammunition 32 pcs
Damage 210-350 HP
Armor Penetration 33-55 mm
Rate of Fire 6.82 rounds/min
View Range 300 m
Signal Range 400 m

Configuration

Guns

Guns

Tier Gun Damage
(НР)
Penetration
(mm)
Rate of Fire
(rounds/min)
Price
(credits)
IV Q.F. 25-Pr. Gun/How. 280/180/180 44/92/71 6.82 28,500
V Q.F. 4.5-in. Howitzer 450 57 4.65 43,000
Engines

Engines

Tier Engine Power
(h.p.)
Chance of Fire
(%)
Price
(credits)
II AEC A189 135 20 2,150
III AEC A190 131 15 2,500
IV GMC 6004 6-71S 138 15 9,000
V GMC 6004 6-71A 165 15 11,000
Suspensions

Suspensions

Tier Suspension Load Limit
(t)
Traverse Speed
(deg/sec)
Price
(credits)
IV Valentine Mk. II 17.7 20 4,500
V Bishop 20.0 22 8,800
Radios

Radios

Tier Radio Signal Range
(m)
Price
(credits)
VI WS No. 19 Mk. I 400 15,000
VII WS No. 19 Mk. II 450 21,000
VIII WS No. 19 Mk. III 550 22,000