M163 Vulcan

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The M163 Vulcan Air Defense System in the Garage.

The Gun Air Defence Artillery Self-Propelled 20-mm M163, or the M163 Vulcan Air Defense System (VADS) is a Rank V American anti-aircraft vehicle with a battle rating of 8.0. It was introduced in Update 1.63 "Desert Hunters". Featuring the 20 mm Vulcan gatling gun on a mobile mount, the high volume of fire allows for a saturation of fire on a distant target, perfect for anti-aircraft duties.

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

Pros and cons

Pros

  • 20mm Vulcan that fires 3000 Rounds per minute
  • High amount of ammo
  • High hp/t ratio

Cons

  • Has to reload halfway through ammo
  • Thin aluminium armor
  • Gunner is exposed on top
  • Unable to penetrate Rank V vehicles even from the sides

Specifications

Arcade Realistic Simulator

Arcade Realistic Simulator

Arcade Realistic Simulator


Main armament

1 x 20 mm M168 cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 2200 Shells (Two 1100 round magazines)
  • Gun Depression: -5°
  • Gun Elevation: 80°
  • Fire Rate: 3000 rounds per minute
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 44.6°/s (Stock), __._°/s (Upgraded)
1 x 20 mm M168 cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 2200 Shells (Two 1100 round magazines)
  • Gun Depression: -5°
  • Gun Elevation: 80°
  • Fire Rate: 3000 rounds per minute
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 44.6°/s (Stock), __._°/s (Upgraded)
1 x 20 mm M168 cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 2200 Shells (Two 1100 round magazines)
  • Gun Depression: -5°
  • Gun Elevation: 80°
  • Fire Rate: 3000 rounds per minute
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 44.6°/s (Stock), __._°/s (Upgraded)

Ammunition

Ammunition Penetration in mm @ 90° Belt
Composition
Velocity
in m/s
Projectile
Mass in kg
Fuse delay
in m:
Fuse sensitivity
in mm:
Normalization At 30°
from horizontal:
Ricochet:
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m 0% 50% 100%
Default 40 39 29 20 13 9 API-T, HEF-I, API-T N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
HEI 40 39 29 20 13 9 HEFI-T, HEFI-T, HEFI-T, API-T N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
API 40 39 29 20 13 9 API-T, API-T, API-T, HEFI-T N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Belts

  • Default:
  • HEI  :
  • API  :

Ammo racks

Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
Recommendations Visual
discrepancy
XX XX (X+) Keep Full no

Crew

  • Commander
  • Gunner
  • Driver

Total: 3 Crew members

Armor

Armor Type:

  • Aluminum alloy 7039
Armour Front Sides Rear Roof
Hull 38 + 6 mm (46°) Front glacis
38 mm (25°) Lower glacis
44 + 6 mm 38 mm (10-11°) 38 mm
Turret 60 mm 17 mm 17 mm N/A

Engine & Mobility

Weight: 11.2 ton

Max Speed: 64 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 301 hp @ 2800 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 26.87 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 17°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: ___ hp @ 2800 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: __°
Weight: 11.2 ton

Max Speed: 64 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 187 hp @ 2800 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 16.70 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 19°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: ___ hp @ 2800 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: __°
Weight: 11.2 ton

Max Speed: 64 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 187 hp @ 2800 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 16.70 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 19°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: ___ hp @ 2800 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: __°

Modules and improvements

__MODIFICATIONS__

History of creation and combat usage

Ingame description

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Screenshots and fan art

Additional information (links)

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