|This page is about the French air-to-ground missile AS-30L Nord. For the other version, see AS-30 Nord.
The AS-30L Nord is a French air-to-surface missile used primarily by the French Air Force. Developed during the 1970s, it is laser-guided and designed for precision strikes against ground targets. With a range of around 3 to 11 kilometres, it was typically launched from combat aircraft to engage fortified positions, vehicles, or other high-value targets. It was introduced in Update "Ground Breaking".
Vehicles equipped with this weapon
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|99.56 kg TNTeq
The AS-30L Nord has the capability of penetrating 79 mm of armour from any distance and angle of attack.
Comparison with analogues
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Usage in battles
The AS-30L should be used at killing players due to the fact you can only take limited numbers of it. in Ground Battles its use is pretty self explanatory. However in Air Battles, it can be used in multiple ways. You can use it for its intended purpose, shooting a pillbox or a heavily armoured target (they generally give more reward than artillery or AAA), it can be used as a decoy, where you shoot it at enemy planes with the help of your targeting pod which should be locked on enemy planes (it can semi reliably kill big and slow targets, when they are not manoeuvring from medium range, but it's not worth taking just for this purpose because of its weight and drag). The last and most situational use of it can be when going to kill an enemy on their airfield. Due to it being a high explosive missile, it will easily destroy a plane that is on or close to the ground with its splash damage. So it can be used to shoot planes landing, repairing and taking off.
Pros and cons
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- 8-10km launch range
- Sometimes unreliable due to low warhead
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