Difference between revisions of "ADATS"

From War Thunder Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
(Removed all the previous infos and replace them with new fully explained details)
m
 
(5 intermediate revisions by 4 users not shown)
Line 9: Line 9:
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
''Describe armour protection. Note the most well protected and key weak areas. Appreciate the layout of modules as well as the number and location of crew members. Is the level of armour protection sufficient, is the placement of modules helpful for survival in combat?''
+
<!--''Describe armour protection. Note the most well protected and key weak areas. Appreciate the layout of modules as well as the number and location of crew members. Is the level of armour protection sufficient, is the placement of modules helpful for survival in combat?'
 +
''If necessary use a visual template to indicate the most secure and weak zones of the armour.''-->
 +
The '''Bradley ADATS''' boasts the same protection as the regular '''[[M3 Bradley]]''' hull-wise, with one key difference being that the side armour is thinner by 19 mm. High-calibre machine guns such as the 20 mm's on French MBTs will easily penetrate the sides and at times even the front part of the hull. It's not advisable to use the '''Bradley ADATS''' as a front-line vehicle but rather as a second-line support vehicle by setting up in key-points around maps.
  
''If necessary use a visual template to indicate the most secure and weak zones of the armour.''
+
[[File:Bradley ADATS Side-view.jpg|thumb|310x310px|The gap between the Loader/Gunner and the Driver visualized with a green square. Also, you can see the unmanned turret.]]
 +
One upside for the '''Bradley ADATS''' is that the turret is completely unmanned, meaning that any Armor-Piercing shells will over-penetrate with no injuries to the crew at all (be aware that explosive shells can cause the rockets to explode and instantly destroy the vehicle). The three crew members are situated in the hull with a massive empty space between the loader/gunner and the driver when approached from the side. Every enemy you face will most likely over-penetrate that section and do minimal damage to the vehicle itself.
 +
 
 +
Overall, the '''Bradley ADATS''' can be quite a 'meme' vehicle as it can sometimes sustain 5-7 direct hits even centre-hull, seeing as most rounds just pierce and exit the armour without generating shrapnel, over-penetrating and forcing enemies to snipe for crew members.
  
 
=== Mobility ===
 
=== Mobility ===
Line 26: Line 31:
 
''Describe the tactics of playing in the vehicle, the features of using vehicles in the team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view but instead give the reader food for thought. Describe the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).''
 
''Describe the tactics of playing in the vehicle, the features of using vehicles in the team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view but instead give the reader food for thought. Describe the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).''
  
=== Pros and cons: ===
+
=== Pros and cons ===
 +
<!--Summarise and briefly evaluate the vehicle in terms of its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark its pros and cons in a bulleted list. Try not to use more than 6 points for each of the characteristics. Avoid using categorical definitions such as "bad", "good" and the like - use substitutions with softer forms such as "inadequate" and "effective".-->
 
'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
  
* Has access to 8x multi-purpose missile,can kill both planes and tanks effectively
+
* Has access to 8 x multi-purpose missiles, can effectively eliminate both aircraft and tanks
* Its missiles can penetrate 900mm of armor
+
* Missiles can penetrate up to 900 mm of armour
* Missiles are incredibly fast with speed of 1200m/s
+
* Missiles are incredibly fast with a speed of 1,200 m/s
* It has both missiles and a 25mm cannon with good APDS for ground targets and HE shells for air targets
+
* Powerful 25 mm cannon with good APDS for ground targets and HE ammunition for use against air targets
* Gunner operates the turret and weapons from hull instead of being in turret
+
* Gunner operates the turret and weapons from behind protective hull instead of being in the turret itself
* Cant be killed If someone manages to cover the hull with a rock and fire over it
+
* Built on the chassis of M3 Bradly- good mobility and acceptable armour
* Built on the chassis of M3 Bradly giving it good mobility and acceptable armor
+
* Modifications are researched fairly quickly
* modifications are easy to grind
 
  
 
'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
  
* Thin armor not effective against cannons
+
* Thin armour not is effective against larger cannons
* High profile makes it hard to conseal it and makes it easily spotted
+
* High profile makes it hard to conceal, it is easily spotted
* Can be destroyed if directly rammed by a plane
+
* Can be destroyed if directly rammed by a plane (hull-break)
* Only 3 crew all sitted in hull if a shot penetrates the hull it will kill them
+
* The three crew members are all situated within the hull, and can all be rendered unconscious if a shot penetrates the hull  
* Only 1x 25mm cannon
+
* The only way to penetrate the frontal armour of enemy tanks is with missiles
* Cant deal any damage without its missiles if faced other tanks front armor
 
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
 
<!--Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the ground vehicle in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the vehicle and adding a block "/ History" (example: <nowiki>https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Vehicle-name)/History</nowiki>) and add a link to it here using the <code>main</code> template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <code><nowiki><ref></nowiki></code>, as well as adding them at the end of the article. This section may also include the vehicle's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under <code><nowiki>=== In-game description ===</nowiki></code>, also if applicable).-->
 
<!--Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the ground vehicle in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the vehicle and adding a block "/ History" (example: <nowiki>https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Vehicle-name)/History</nowiki>) and add a link to it here using the <code>main</code> template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <code><nowiki><ref></nowiki></code>, as well as adding them at the end of the article. This section may also include the vehicle's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under <code><nowiki>=== In-game description ===</nowiki></code>, also if applicable).-->
The ADATS was developed at the end of the 1980’s as a general-purpose weapon capable of bringing down low-flying airborne targets as well as armoured opponents. Hence the abbreviation: Air Defence Anti-Tank System. The system was comprised of radar for detecting and tracking targets, a complex radio kit for coordinating multiple vehicles, and eight MIM-146 guided missiles in transport and launch containers. The US Army version was built on the Bradley IFV chassis and fitted with a 25mm auto cannon. Notwithstanding the fact that it was selected after a US Army competition for the Forward Area Air-Defence program, it was found to be excessively expensive to manufacture and never made it to serial production on the Bradley chassis.
+
The ADATS was developed at the end of the 1980s as a general-purpose weapon capable of bringing down low-flying airborne targets as well as armoured opponents. Hence the abbreviation: Air Defence Anti-Tank System. The system was comprised of radar for detecting and tracking targets, a complex radio kit for coordinating multiple vehicles, and eight MIM-146 guided missiles in transport and launch containers. The US Army version was built on the Bradley IFV chassis and fitted with a 25 mm autocannon. Notwithstanding the fact that it was selected after a US Army competition for the Forward Area Air-Defence program, it was found to be excessively expensive to manufacture and never made it to serial production on the Bradley chassis.
  
 
''-From [[wt:en/news/6173-development-bradley-adats-one-to-rule-them-all-en|Devblog]]''
 
''-From [[wt:en/news/6173-development-bradley-adats-one-to-rule-them-all-en|Devblog]]''

Latest revision as of 07:47, 21 June 2019

ADATS
us_adats_bradley.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
10.0/10.0/10.0BR
3 peopleCrew
Mobility
25.0 tWeight
3 forward
1 back
Gear box
Armament
MIM146Weapon 1
8 roundsAmmunition
8 roundsBelt capacity
120 shots/minFire rate
0° / 85°Vertical guidance
25 mm M242 cannonWeapon 2
600 roundsAmmunition
300 roundsBelt capacity
501 shots/minFire rate
-9° / 59°Vertical guidance
Economy
390 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
1 020 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png6 440 / 8 790/7 030 / 9 595/15 860 / 21 648Repair
290 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1 020 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 100 Ge icon.pngAces
x 2.32 Rp icon.pngReward for battle

Description

GarageImage ADATS.jpg


The ADATS is a rank VII American medium tank with a battle rating of 10.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.89 "Imperial Navy".

General info

Survivability and armour

The Bradley ADATS boasts the same protection as the regular M3 Bradley hull-wise, with one key difference being that the side armour is thinner by 19 mm. High-calibre machine guns such as the 20 mm's on French MBTs will easily penetrate the sides and at times even the front part of the hull. It's not advisable to use the Bradley ADATS as a front-line vehicle but rather as a second-line support vehicle by setting up in key-points around maps.

The gap between the Loader/Gunner and the Driver visualized with a green square. Also, you can see the unmanned turret.

One upside for the Bradley ADATS is that the turret is completely unmanned, meaning that any Armor-Piercing shells will over-penetrate with no injuries to the crew at all (be aware that explosive shells can cause the rockets to explode and instantly destroy the vehicle). The three crew members are situated in the hull with a massive empty space between the loader/gunner and the driver when approached from the side. Every enemy you face will most likely over-penetrate that section and do minimal damage to the vehicle itself.

Overall, the Bradley ADATS can be quite a 'meme' vehicle as it can sometimes sustain 5-7 direct hits even centre-hull, seeing as most rounds just pierce and exit the armour without generating shrapnel, over-penetrating and forcing enemies to snipe for crew members.

Mobility

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

Armaments

Main armament

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.

Additional armament

Some tanks are armed with several guns in one or more turrets. Evaluate the additional weaponry and give advice on its use. Describe the ammunition available for additional weaponry. Give advice on about how to use them and how to fill the ammunition storage. If there is no additional weaponry remove this subsection.

Usage in battles

Describe the tactics of playing in the vehicle, the features of using vehicles in the team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view but instead give the reader food for thought. Describe the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Has access to 8 x multi-purpose missiles, can effectively eliminate both aircraft and tanks
  • Missiles can penetrate up to 900 mm of armour
  • Missiles are incredibly fast with a speed of 1,200 m/s
  • Powerful 25 mm cannon with good APDS for ground targets and HE ammunition for use against air targets
  • Gunner operates the turret and weapons from behind protective hull instead of being in the turret itself
  • Built on the chassis of M3 Bradly- good mobility and acceptable armour
  • Modifications are researched fairly quickly

Cons:

  • Thin armour not is effective against larger cannons
  • High profile makes it hard to conceal, it is easily spotted
  • Can be destroyed if directly rammed by a plane (hull-break)
  • The three crew members are all situated within the hull, and can all be rendered unconscious if a shot penetrates the hull
  • The only way to penetrate the frontal armour of enemy tanks is with missiles

History

The ADATS was developed at the end of the 1980s as a general-purpose weapon capable of bringing down low-flying airborne targets as well as armoured opponents. Hence the abbreviation: Air Defence Anti-Tank System. The system was comprised of radar for detecting and tracking targets, a complex radio kit for coordinating multiple vehicles, and eight MIM-146 guided missiles in transport and launch containers. The US Army version was built on the Bradley IFV chassis and fitted with a 25 mm autocannon. Notwithstanding the fact that it was selected after a US Army competition for the Forward Area Air-Defence program, it was found to be excessively expensive to manufacture and never made it to serial production on the Bradley chassis.

-From Devblog

Media

Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

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


USA medium tanks
Early projects  Medium Tank M2
M3  M3 Lee · Grant I · M4A5
M4  M4 · Calliope · M4A1 · M4A1 (76) W · M4A2 · M4A2 (76) W · M4A3 (105) · M4A3 (76) W
M26  T20 · T25 · M26 · M26 T99 · M26E1
Post-war  M46 · M46 "Tiger" · M47 · M48A1 · T95E1 · ADATS
MBT  M60 · M60A1 (AOS) · M60A1 RISE (P) · M60A2 · MBT-70 · XM-803 · XM-1 (GM) · XM-1 (Chrysler) · M1 Abrams · IPM1 · M1A1 Abrams
Israeli  Magach 3 · Merkava Mk.1