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General characteristics
3 peopleCrew
375 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
38 / 25 / 44Hull
12 / 12 / 12Turret
25.0 tWeight
967 hp507 hpEngine power
39 hp/t20 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
71 km/h forward
13 km/h back
65 km/h forward
12 km/h back
8 roundsAmmunition
8 roundsBelt capacity
120 shots/minFire rate
0° / 85°Vertical guidance
up to 1 km/hFire on the move
25 mm M242 cannonMain weapon
600 roundsAmmunition
0.2 / 0.3 sReload
300 roundsBelt capacity
501 shots/minFire rate
-9° / 59°Vertical guidance
390 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
1 020 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png8 130 / 12 097/8 300 / 12 350/7 600 / 11 308Repair
290 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1 020 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 100 Ge icon.pngAces
232 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
160 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png120 % Sl icon.png


GarageImage ADATS.jpg

The ADATS is a rank VII American medium tank with a battle rating of 10.3 (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, only one key difference being that the sides are thinner by 19 mm. High calibre machineguns such as the 20 mm's on the French Main Battle Tanks 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 just 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), and that the three crewmembers 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 you can sometimes sustain 5-7 direct hits even centre-hull, seen as most rounds just pierce and exit the armour without any shrapnel, over-penetrating, forcing enemies to snipe for crew-members.


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Main armament

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Additional armament

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons


  • Has access to 8 x multi-purpose missile, can effectively eliminate both aircraft and tanks
  • Its missiles can penetrate up to 900 mm of armour
  • Missiles are incredibly fast with 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
  • Can't be destroyed/disabled if someone manages to cover the hull with a rock and fire over it
  • Built on the chassis of M3 Bradly giving it good mobility and acceptable armour
  • Modifications are easy to grind


  • Thin armour not effective against larger cannons
  • High profile makes it hard to conceal, easily spotted
  • Can be destroyed if directly rammed by a plane
  • Only three crew all situated within the hull, if a shot penetrates the hull they will be rendered unconscious
  • Only 1 x 25 mm cannon
  • Only chance against frontal armour of enemy tanks is with missiles


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


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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

USA medium tanks
Early projects  M2
M3  M3 Lee · Grant I
M4  M4 · Calliope · M4A1 · M4A1 (76) W · M4A2 · M4A2 (76) W · M4A3 (76) W · M4A3 (105) · M4A5
M26  T20 · T25 · M26 · M26 T99 · M26E1
Post-war  M46 · M46 "Tiger" · M47 · M48A1 · T54E1 · T95E1
MBT  M60 · M60A1 (AOS) · M60A1 RISE (P) · M60A2 · M60A3 TTS · MBT-70 · XM-803
  XM-1 (Chrysler) · XM-1 (GM) · M1 Abrams · IPM1 · M1A1 Abrams · M1A2 Abrams
Israeli  Magach 3 · Merkava Mk.1 · Merkava Mk.2B
Turkey  M60 AMBT