VTT DCA

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Rank 6 USA
F-5C Pack
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VTT DCA
AB RB SB
3.0 3.0 3.0
Class:
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Purchase:16 000 Specs-Card-Lion.png
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Description

The AMX-13 VTT DCA is a rank II French SPAA with a battle rating of 3.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Alpha Strike".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull20 / 20 / 15
Turret6 / 6 / 6
Crew4 people
Visibility79 %

The ATV's DCA armour is weak and will only withstand the MG. Unlike the CCKW 353 AA, its crew is not in the open air but protected by armour, however thin it may be. It is rather small and will hide easily in bushes.

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour (Hull, Turret)
  • Cast homogeneous armour (Transmission area)
  • Structural steel (Tracks, Additional Armour of 4 mm)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 20 mm (31°) Upper Glacis - Cheeks
20 mm (27°) Upper Glacis - Top
20 mm (66°) Upper Glacis - Bottom
40 mm (6-40°) Lower Glacis - Transmission
15 mm (84°) Lower Glacis - Bottom
20 mm (0-40°) Top
20 mm Bottom
10 mm Rear side of center hull
15 mm Rear plate
10 mm Around the turret
10 mm Floor under the turret
10 mm (40-90°) Rear
15 mm (65°) Lower Glacis in rear
Turret 6.35 mm (spherical) Turret front 6.35 mm + 6.35 mm Turret structure N/A N/A

Notes:

  • Turret is 6.35 mm thick and tracks are 15 mm thick.
  • There are two 10 mm (87°) plates inside the tank, on the edges.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB66 / 8 km/h
RB and SB61 / 7 km/h
Number of gears5 forward
1 back
Weight14.5 t
Engine power
AB515 hp
RB and SB270 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB35.5 hp/t
RB and SB18.6 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 66 8 14.5 384 515 26.48 35.52
Realistic 61 7 239 270 16.48 18.62

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB684 → 880 Sl icon.png
RB541 → 696 Sl icon.png
SB848 → 1 091 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications8 430 Rp icon.png
9 430 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost640 Ge icon.png
Crew training4 500 Sl icon.png
Experts16 000 Sl icon.png
Aces160 Ge icon.png
Research Aces190 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
40 / 50 / 60 % Sl icon.png
118 / 118 / 118 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
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Tracks
Research:
420 Rp icon.png
Cost:
470 Sl icon.png
75 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank suspension.png
Suspension
Research:
380 Rp icon.png
Cost:
430 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank break.png
Brake System
Research:
380 Rp icon.png
Cost:
430 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank filter.png
Filters
Research:
530 Rp icon.png
Cost:
600 Sl icon.png
95 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank transmission.png
Transmission
Research:
910 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 000 Sl icon.png
165 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank engine.png
Engine
Research:
910 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 000 Sl icon.png
165 Ge icon.png
Mods tank tool kit.png
Improved Parts
Research:
420 Rp icon.png
Cost:
470 Sl icon.png
75 Ge icon.png
Mods extinguisher.png
Improved FPE
Research:
380 Rp icon.png
Cost:
430 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
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Crew Replenishment
Research:
530 Rp icon.png
Cost:
600 Sl icon.png
95 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
12mm_usa_M2HB_API_ammo_pack
Research:
420 Rp icon.png
Cost:
470 Sl icon.png
75 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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Horizontal Drive
Research:
420 Rp icon.png
Cost:
470 Sl icon.png
75 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
12mm_usa_M2HB_AP_ammo_pack
Research:
380 Rp icon.png
Cost:
430 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods tank cannon.png
Adjustment of Fire
Research:
380 Rp icon.png
Cost:
430 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
12mm_usa_M2HB_APIT_ammo_pack
Research:
530 Rp icon.png
Cost:
600 Sl icon.png
95 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank vertical aiming.png
Elevation Mechanism
Research:
530 Rp icon.png
Cost:
600 Sl icon.png
95 Ge icon.png
Mods art support.png
Artillery Support
Research:
910 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 000 Sl icon.png
165 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Main armament

4 x 12.7 mm M2HB machine gun
Ammunition3 200 rounds
Belt capacity200 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate575 shots/min
Vertical guidance-10° / 90°
Main article: M2HB (12.7 mm)

Give the reader information about the characteristics of the main gun. Assess its effectiveness in a battle based on the reloading speed, ballistics and the power of shells. Do not forget about the flexibility of the fire, that is how quickly the cannon can be aimed at the target, open fire on it and aim at another enemy. Add a link to the main article on the gun: {{main|Name of the weapon}}. Describe in general terms the ammunition available for the main gun. Give advice on how to use them and how to fill the ammunition storage.

12.7 mm M2HB (x4) Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 3,200 (200) 575 -10°/+90° ±180° - 52.8 73.1 88.8 98.2 104.5 18.20 16.10 14.84 14.00
Realistic 35.7 42.0 51.0 56.4 60.0

Ammunition

  • Common: API-T · I · AP · API-T
  • API: API-T · AP-I · API-T
  • AP: AP · AP · API-T
  • APIT: API-T

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
I 7 7 6 5 3 3
API-T 29 27 19 12 7 5
AP 31 29 21 14 9 6
AP-I 30 27 19 12 8 5
Shell details
Ammunition Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
I 944 0.04 0 3 0 47° 56° 65°
API-T 929 0.04 - - - 47° 56° 65°
AP 894 0.05 - - - 47° 56° 65°
AP-I 929 0.04 - - - 47° 56° 65°

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the VTT DCA
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
16 12 (+4) (+8) (+12) (+16) No

Notes:

  • Since there are four .50 M2HB machine guns, each reload will load 4 ammo boxes onto the guns with each box containing 200 rounds.

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

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Cons:

History

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Devblog

Based on the AMX-13 light tank, the VTT armored personnel carrier was developed and launched into mass production in 1957. As this chassis was widely produced it became quite a suitable platform for numerous experimental variants, a notable example being the AMX-13 VTT / DCA (Véhicule de Transport de Troupe/Défense Contre Avions). It was armed with an American M45 .50 caliber quadmount, the same found on the iconic M16 Half-track. Unlike the M16 however, the VTT DCA was only a single prototype and didn't reach mass production.

Media

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See also

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

External links


France anti-aircraft vehicles
Wheeled/Half-tracked  P.7.T AA · CCKW 353 AA · TPK 6.41
AMX-13 Derivatives  VTT DCA · AMX-13 DCA 40
Radar SPAAG  AMX-30 DCA
Missile SPAA  SANTAL · Roland 1 · ▄ItO 90M
Other  AMX-10P