Tank of the Week: VFM5


This week, we’ll take a look at one of the best Light Tanks in Armored Warfare – the Vickers VFM Mk.5 (or simply VFM5) in Merc colors.

When it was designed, the VFM Light Tank by Vickers was expected to be a success. Produced for export, it was just what customers required – MBT-level firepower (thanks to its 105mm Royal Ordnance L7 gun) on a light, tracked and – most importantly – affordable chassis. What the designers at Vickers didn’t anticipate was the end of the Cold War, which flooded the market with surplus cheap armor, sealing the fate of this otherwise excellent vehicle.

You can learn more about its history in our dedicated article!


In Armored Warfare, the VFM5 is a Tier 6 Premium Light Tank. While not nearly as well-armored as the Main Battle Tank class vehicles of the same Tier, it’s very fast, agile and its firepower is off the charts. In skilled hands, it’s an extremely deadly machine, but at the same time, it makes for an excellent Premium introduction to the class for new players. Furthermore, the Merc edition has unique black camouflage (increasing, like any other camouflage, the camouflage factor of the vehicle by 5 percent) and a Level 5 crew.

But that’s not all. To make getting to know this vehicle sweeter, we’ve prepared a few bonuses for you.

Between October 10 and October 13 2017, the following tasks and bonuses are available:

  • Win 5 battles in any mode in a Tier 4 vehicle or higher to receive 5 Gold Battlefield Glory 12-hour Boost tokens
  • 20% Credit income bonus for all battles
  • Commander Experience income increased by 50%

Please note that the Boost tokens will be delivered at the end of the event.

Interested in obtaining the VFM5 Merc? It is now available in the following bundles:

Standard Bundle for 16.25 EUR (USD) containing:

  • VFM5 Merc Tier 6 Premium Light Tank

Extended Bundle for 29.99 EUR (USD) containing:

  • VFM5 Merc Tier 6 Premium Light Tank
  • 7 days of Premium Time
  • 12 Gold Loot Crates

Ultimate Bundle for 39.99 EUR (USD) containing:

  • VFM5 Merc Tier 6 Premium Light Tank
  • 30 days of Premium Time
  • 20 Gold Loot Crates


Please note:

  • This event starts on October 10, 16:00 CEST (7 AM PDT)
  • This event is available until October 13 2017, 16:00 CEST (7 AM PDT)
  • Every bundle can only be purchased once per account
  • Every bundle is delivered either to the EU server or to the NA server, based on your server selection
  • If you already owned a bundle vehicle, you will instead receive its Compensation Value in Gold instead
  • Compensation Value for the VFM5 Merc is 3,250 Gold

We hope that you will enjoy this event and will see you on the battlefield!

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