M113 ACAV

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M113 ACAV
M113 ACAV
Details
Tier / Class:
3 TD
Nation:
United States
Dealer:
Sophie Wölfli
Reputation:
21,600
Cost:
18,000
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Damage:
460
Penetration:
450 mm
DPM:
4,088
Reload time:
6375 s
Hit Points:
1,250
Hull F/S/R:
38 / 45 / 38
Hull composition:
Military Aluminum
Max Speed:
68.00 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
5.69 s
Vehicle Mass:
12,338 kg
Hull Traverse:
52.16 °/s
Camouflage:
36% %
Vision:
400 m
Cannon Depression:
-10.0 / 48 °
Accuracy (Spread):
0.16°
Aim time:
2.8 s
Turret Traverse Speed:
60.00 °/s

The M113 ACAV is a tier 3 Tank Destroyer originating from the United States, and is sold by Sophie Wölfli. It can be unlocked from the XM800T LAW, and leads to the LAV-300 and Wiesel 1 TOW.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • Slayer: This vehicle carries an extremely powerful and accurate weapon, allowing it to destroy enemy armor at long distances.
  • HESH rounds: This vehicle can fire special Squash Head rounds. These are extremely effective against angled armor that is typical for Soviet tanks.
  • Amphibious: This vehicle is more resistant to taking on water, allowing it to traverse wider rivers or lakes.
  • Troop Compartment: This vehicle features a troop compartment, allowing you to repair your modules faster and to capture objectives more effectively.

Player Recommendations[edit | edit source]

A tank destroyer with a powerful gun capable of shooting over ridges, the M113 ACAV is a mobile flanker capable of inflicting heavy damage on the enemy from a distance. With excellent gun depression and camouflage, it's capable of getting into hull down positions at range and suppressing targets without the risk of return fire.

Pros and Cons[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • Excellent camouflage rating
  • Very good mobility
  • Very good gun depression
  • Mechanized infantry further expands its firepower potential

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Negligible armor
  • Only fires HEAT rounds

Upgrade Suggestions[edit | edit source]

As the M113 ACAV is all about the firepower and mobility, upgrading to the Improved Stowage for faster firing and 6V53T Diesel Engine for improved acceleration should be a high priority.

Retrofit Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Advanced Muzzle Reference System
  • Augmented Optics
  • Improved Gun Breech
  • Improved Pioneer Tool Kit

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Commander: Juan Carlos, to improve the aim speed and crew stats
  • Driver: Spin to Win, Off-Road Driving
  • Gunner: Sharpshooter, Do the Twist
  • Loader: Rapid Fire, Explosive Shells/Preparation

Armor[edit | edit source]

M113 Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull F/S/R Hull Composition Turret F/S/R Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 38/45/38 Military Aluminum 0/0/0 Steel - -
This successful troop transport is defended with military strength 5083 aluminum that offers near-steel protection with less weight.


Firepower[edit | edit source]

106mm M40 Recoilless Rifle
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
105mm M40 HEAT HEAT Stock 450 450mm 0.16° 503 m/s 6.75s
105mm M40 HEP HE 7,710 450 230mm 0.17° 480 m/s 6.75s


12.7mm Machine Gun
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Velocity Accuracy (Fully Aimed) Reload Time Shells in Magazine Reload within Magazine Burst Fire Rate
12.7mm AP AP Stock 4-9 30mm 855m/s 0.15° 5.00s 400 {{{reloadm}}}s 300.00rd/min


Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Chrysler 75M 209 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 68.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 5.69s {{{0-max}}} 52.16deg/s {{{firechance}}}


Detroit Diesel 6V53T 275 hp Diesel Engine 520 16,150 68.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 3.43s {{{0-max}}} 58.54deg/s {{{firechance}}}



Upgrades[edit | edit source]

M113 ACAV Stock Modules
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
M82 Smoke Grenades Stock Stock Provides 2 volleys

Takes 60 s to reload.
Duration: 10 s


Stock Tracks Stock Stock Mobility (Light Terrain) 69%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain) 34.5%


Troop Compartment Stock Stock Base capture rate increased by 25%
Repair rate in stationary position increased by 25%


M113 ACAV Upgrades
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
M90 Smoke Grenades 1,250 38,765 Provides 8 volleys

Magazine capacity: 2 rounds.
Takes 6 s to reload.
Duration: 10 s
Magazine reload time: 80s


Improved Rangefinder 1,820 56,530 Max spread is improved by 10%.


Improved Loading Mechanism 4,210 131,230 Reload speed increased by 5%.


Improved Tracks 430 13,325 Mobility (Light Terrain) 79%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain) 39.5%


Special Abilities[edit | edit source]

Name Activation Time Duration Reload Time Ability Changes
Deploy AT Squad
Ability AT squad.png
1 s N/A s N/A s Anti-Tank troops set ambushes that are highly effective against lightly armored vehicles. Deploy 4 Anti-tank troops


Sniper drop
Ability Sniper.png
1 s N/A s N/A s The sharpshooter is also a great scout, very effective against enemy infantry and capable of destroying vehicle optics. Deploy 1 Sniper


Mortar squad drop
Ability Mortar.png
1 s N/A s N/A s Mortar squad delivers stand-off indirect plunging fire. Deploy 1 Mortar squad


History[edit | edit source]

Class: Infantry Fighting Vehicle
Developed: 1963-1965
Service: 1963-1974
Vehicles Built: 50-100
Operators: USA, South Vietnam

The M113 ACAV is a variant of the ubiquitous American M113 APC, which became famous during the Vietnam War. ACAV stands for Armored Cavalry Assault Vehicle, signifying a switch from the traditional U.S. APC battle taxi role to something resembling an Infantry Fighting Vehicle doctrine. The M113 would no longer be used to just transport troops around and bail out once the fighting got thick, but to accompany the infantry into battle and actively support them with the fire of its weapons. The first ACAV vehicles were actually not designed by the Americans, but by their South-Vietnamese allies, who actively used the M113 in battle. They installed machinegun shields, added some extra armor plating and sometimes installed a 106mm M40 recoilless rifle on top of the vehicle for some extra firepower. This weapon turned out to be extremely useful against various barricades and jungle fortifications.

The Americans also adopted the gun shield idea and by 1965 production of an ACAV kit was underway in the United States and Okinawa. These kits were then installed by the troops in the field, although in some later cases ACAV kits were installed on M113 vehicles that were still located in the United States. The first time the ACAV variant was used in large numbers was Operation Cedar Falls in January 1967, during which it was used by 11th Armored Cavalry. Many were afterwards used as convoy escorts. There were several mount variants of the M40 ACAV, but most disappeared with the end of the Vietnam War. Some were given to the Cambodian Khmer forces. Hundreds of M113s ended up in North Vietnamese hands, many of which were of the ACAV variant. Exactly how many vehicles were equipped with recoilless rifles is unknown, perhaps several dozen.

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