LOSAT

From War Thunder Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
LOSAT
us_losat_ccv.png
GarageImage LOSAT.jpg
LOSAT
Show in game
MARKET

Description

The LOSAT-CCVL is a gift rank VII American tank destroyer with a battle rating of 10.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced during Update "Sons of Attila" as a reward for the 2023 Tokushu Heiki event.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull38 / 25 / 25
Turret25 / 25 / 25
Crew3 people
Visibility72 %

The most well protected side of the tank is the front, even though it has not much armour since it is based on the CCVL chassis. The biggest weak spot on the tank is the huge turret on top of the chassis holding all the ammunition for the vehicle. Any tank that fires at the turret with its main armament will most certainly completely destroy the LOSAT.

Armour type:

Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull ___ mm ___ mm Top
___ mm Bottom
___ mm ___ - ___ mm
Turret ___ - ___ mm Turret front
___ mm Gun mantlet
___ - ___ mm ___ - ___ mm ___ - ___ mm
Cupola ___ mm ___ mm ___ mm ___ mm

Notes:

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB75 / 16 km/h
RB and SB69 / 15 km/h
Number of gears6 forward
2 back
Weight19.5 t
Engine power
AB1 097 hp
RB and SB575 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB56.3 hp/t
RB and SB29.5 hp/t

Write about the mobility of the ground vehicle. Estimate the specific power and manoeuvrability, as well as the maximum speed forwards and backwards.

Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 75 16 19.5 817 1,097 41.9 56.26
Realistic 69 15 509 575 26.1 29.49

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB4 497 → 5 774 Sl icon.png
RB4 864 → 6 245 Sl icon.png
SB6 367 → 8 175 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications243 900 Rp icon.png
413 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 900 Ge icon.png
Crew training240 000 Sl icon.png
Experts830 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 100 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 140 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
160 / 210 / 250 % Sl icon.png
238 / 238 / 238 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
Mods new tank traks.png
Tracks
Research:
18 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
28 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank suspension.png
Suspension
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
23 000 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank break.png
Brake System
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
23 000 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank filter.png
Filters
Research:
33 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
51 000 Sl icon.png
570 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank transmission.png
Transmission
Research:
29 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
45 000 Sl icon.png
500 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank engine.png
Engine
Research:
29 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
45 000 Sl icon.png
500 Ge icon.png
Mods tank tool kit.png
Improved Parts
Research:
5 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
28 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
Mods extinguisher.png
Improved FPE
Research:
4 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
23 000 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
Mods tank reinforcement us.png
Crew Replenishment
Research:
33 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
51 000 Sl icon.png
570 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank horizontal aiming.png
Horizontal Drive
Research:
18 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
28 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
Mods tank laser rangefinder.png
Laser rangefinder
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
23 000 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
Mods thermal sight.png
NVD
Research:
29 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
45 000 Sl icon.png
500 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Laser rangefinder
Reduces the error and increases the maximum measurable distance of the rangefinder
Night vision device
Improves visibility by enhancing natural light or active illumination.
Thermal imager
Allows to see thermal radiation in the infrared range day and night

Main armament

LOSAT/MGM-166 ATGM
Ammunition12 rounds
Belt capacity12 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
19.5 → 15.0 s
Fire rate120 shots/min
Fire on the moveup to 5 km/h
Main article: LOSAT/MGM-166A
LOSAT/MGM-166A missile Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity (Belt) Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 12 (12) - ±110° - __._ __._ __._ __._ __._ _.__ _.__ _.__ _.__
Realistic __._ __._ __._ __._ __._

Ammunition

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
MGM-166 ATGM 70 150 443 775 729 -
Missile details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Range
(m)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
MGM-166 ATGM 1,520 5,000 78.92 - - - 78° 80° 81°

Ammo racks

Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
1 __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __

Machine guns

Ammunition1 000 rounds
Belt capacity200 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate575 shots/min
Vertical guidance-5° / 10°
Horizontal guidance-70° / 70°
Main article: M2HB (12.7 mm)
12.7 mm M2HB
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Pintle 1,000 (200) 575 -5°/+10° ±70°

Usage in battles

The LOSAT is a very quick and agile vehicle. Although it boasts very little armour, its armament is exceptional. The MGM-166 is small propelled dart which does more damage the further it travels. The LOSAT has a very simple playstyle: use it in long range engagements, roughly at 1,500 or more metres. This will allow the ammunition to speed up to its full potential dealing extreme amounts of penetration as much as 729 mm on a standard vehicle regardless of the angle and direction. It is recommended to snipe with the vehicle across maps. Simply position somewhere and let loose with your supersonic weapons.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • MGM-166s are kinetic penetrators and not reliant on HEAT charges, which can make it avoid most ATGM ERAs
    • Extremely high penetration values at farther ranges
  • 12 missiles are highly effective and enough to deal with targets
  • Missiles can be too fast for IRCM systems to react

Cons:

  • No vertical guidance at all
  • The MGM-166s instability can cause inaccuracy when hitting targets, especially when firing from angled surfaces
  • Being in close-medium combat can be too short to effectively generate enough velocity to penetrate armour
  • Missile drop when firing can cause impact into terrain/objects
  • Extremely long ammo replenish length (over a minute in Realistic battles, around 30 seconds in Arcade battles)

History

HUMVEE test-firing a LOSAT missile at the White Sands Missile Range

The LOSAT (Line-of-Sight Anti-Tank) system was an evolution of a prior multi-platformed guided missile system design. The concept was initially born out of a US Army requirement for a missile with the capabilities to destroy all types of tanks and armoured vehicles found to be outside of conventional gun range. While other missiles currently in service such as the Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided (TOW) system were capable of meeting the range requirements, the Army was concerned that these missiles were ineffective due to slow speeds and long flight times to their target at long range. The missile itself was designed by the "Vought" Aerospace company, while Texas Instruments partnered with the firm by providing their upgraded FLIR system. The initial plan for the system was to mount it to the M2 Bradley, and later the M8 Armored Gun chassis. However, due to cost concerns, it would eventually be mounted onto HUMVEEs with additional missiles carried by trailer.

The missile's specifications and design made it very different to most ATGM systems of its time. Rather than a dual-warhead, shaped-charge, or HEAT design, it relied on kinetic energy at very high speeds to penetrate the armour of any target it encountered. The design was first test-fired at the White Sands Missile Range in 1990, and orders for the missiles in small numbers were placed after the Army renewed the production contract. Despite this, production did not really begin in any notable numbers until the late 1990s, and only a dozen vehicles paired with 150 missiles were ordered. However, the DOD reduced the program to "Demonstration" status in 1996 and recommended that the program be killed entirely. It was instead re-instated under Lockheed Martin, and the order of missiles and vehicles began to slowly be delivered in 2002, shortly after a second order for 100 more missiles was placed. By this time, it had been nearly 15 years after the initial proposal by Vought. The missiles continued to be test-fired (this time at Fort Bliss) in 2004 before it became obvious to all involved that the project was simply going to be terminated for good. As time had gone on, the Army changed its requirements for the same type of system, preferring to employ a more compact, and lighter missile known as the Compact Kinetic Missile System that had already entered development and could achieve the same results.

Media

Skins

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the series of the vehicles;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

  • Lockheed Martin MGM-166 LOSAT/KEM. (n.d.). http://www.designation-systems.net/dusrm/m-166.html
  • Wikipedia contributors. (2022, November 5). MGM-166 LOSAT. Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MGM-166_LOSAT


USA tank destroyers
M10  M10 GMC
M36  M36 GMC · M36B2
T95  T28 · T95
M109  M109A1
ATGM  LOSAT · M901 · XM1069
Wheeled  M3 GMC · T55E1
Other  M8 HMC · M50 · M56
China  ▃LVT(A)(4) (ZIS-2)