M48 GAU-8

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M48 GAU-8
M48 GAU-8
Details
Tier / Class:
10 AFV
Nation:
United States
Dealer:
Oscar Faraday
Reputation:
xx
Cost:
35,410,000
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
25
DPM:
21,513
Penetration:
190 mm
Hit Points:
2,500
Hull F/S/R:
110 / 76 / 35
Turret F/S/R:
153/56/56
Max Speed:
50 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
6.86 s
Hull Traverse:
28.1 deg/s
Camouflage:
12%
Vision:
440 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.120°
Max Cannon Depression:
-10 / 36°
Turret Traverse Speed:
74 deg/s

The M48 GAU-8 Avenger is a tier 10 Armored Fighting Vehicle originating from United States, and is sold by Oscar Faraday. It can be unlocked from the M1 TTB, and is the end of the Oscar Faraday line.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • Gatling Gun : a rapid-fire automatic cannon with multiple rotating barrels.

Player recommendations[edit | edit source]

Pros and cons[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • Devastating rate of fire.
  • Two firing mode : higher damage, short overheat rate or lower damage, long overheat rate.
  • High DPM
  • Depleted Uranium shells can destroy modules with ease.

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Armor can't deflect anything it faces.
  • No protective countermeasure but smoke grenades.
  • The worst mobility for tier 10 vehicles.
  • Most shots will miss the target when firing at long range.

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Armor[edit | edit source]

M48 GAU-8 Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull F/S/R Hull Composition Hull Modifiers (AP/HE/SC) Turret F/S/R Turret Composition Turret Modifiers (AP/HE/SC) ERA F/S/R ERA Composition ERA Modifiers Turret Traverse
Stock Stock 110/76/35 Steel 153/56/56 Steel 0/0/0 None 74deg/s
M48 GAU-8 is an upgraded variant of M48A5, whose steel hull and turret could withstand hits from contemporary armor piercing shells. However, the vehicle offers a rather poor protection against today's modern projectiles.


Firepower[edit | edit source]

30mm GAU-8 Avenger Autocannon
Shell name Type Reputation Salvo Size Damage Area of Effect Penetration Speed Rate of Fire Max Accuracy Aim Time Reload Time
30mm PGU-14/B AP AP Stock 3,000 25 0m 190mm m/s 4,200rd/min 0.120° 1.80s 0.30s


Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed 0 to 32km/h Hull Traverse
Continental AVDS-1790-2A 750 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 50.00km/h 6.86s 28.10deg/s


Continental AVSI-1790-6 950 hp Diesel Engine 211,000 54.00km/h 5.63s 32.99deg/s



Upgrades[edit | edit source]

M48 GAU-8 Avenger Upgrades
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
M82 Smoke Grenades Stock Stock Provides 6 volleys.
Takes 50 s to reload.
Duraiton: 10 s.


Stock Tracks Stock Stock Mobility on Off-road Surfaces 51%
Mobility on Difficult Terrain 25.5%


M90 Smoke Grenades Stock Stock Provides 12 volleys.
Magazine capacity: 2 rounds
Takes 1 s to reload.
Duration: 10 s.
Magazine reload time: 40 s


Improved Cooling System 281,000 Barrel overheat rate is reduced by 5%
Barrel cooling rate is increased by 20%


Gyroscopic Sight 140,000 Turret traverse doesn't affect overall accuracy.


Improved Mount 562,000 Max spread when firing is improved by 50%


Improved Fire Control System 421,000 Aim time reduced by 20%


Weight Reduction Measures Improve vehicle’s acceleration by 15%
Maximum speed increased by 20%
Hitpoints decreased by 200


History[edit | edit source]

This is a prototype of a self-propelled anti-aircraft vehicle build on the M48A5 chassis and armed with a seven-barreled automatic cannon GAU-8. The vehicle was constucted by General Electric for the DIVAD contest.

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