XM800T LAW

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XM800T LAW
XM800T LAW
Details
Tier / Class:
3 AFV
Nation:
United States
Dealer:
Sophie Wölfli
Reputation:
21,600
Cost:
120,000
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
20
DPM:
9,000
Penetration:
78 (102) mm
Hit Points:
1,645
Hull F/S/R:
15 / 12 / 10
Turret F/S/R:
15 / 15 / 10
Max Speed:
73.80 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
2.43 s
Hull Traverse:
51.60 deg/s
Camouflage:
0.330
Vision:
405 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.30°
Max Cannon Depression:
-15.0 / -8.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
42.10 deg/s

The XM800T LAW is a tier 3 Armored Fighting Vehicle originating from the United States, and is sold by Sophie Wölfli. It can be unlocked from the LAV-150, and leads to the VBL.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • Subtle movement: moving on a low speed doesn't reduce your camouflage factor.
  • Designated target: vehicle has the ability to designate targets that are within line of sight and vision range. Designated targets are called out and takes increased damage.
  • Recon package: this vehicle's recon package provides an improved vision range when stationary.
  • Waterproof: this vehicle can remain longer under water.
  • Rocket weapon: trajectory does not change after firing.
  • Smoke generators: generate a smoke screen around the vehicle.

Player Recommendations[edit | edit source]

As one of the first Armored Fighting Vehicles a new player is exposed to, the XM800T LAW showcases what the player can expect from the class in stellar form. With high mobility, a rapid fire autocannon, and a powerful secondary weapon, the XM800T is a mobile flanker capable of getting behind heavily armored targets and tearing them apart with a fusillade of autocannon fire.

Pros and Cons[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • High rate of fire
  • Excellent camouflage rating
  • Very good mobility

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Negligible armor
  • Autocannon bloom makes sustained fire very inaccurate.

Upgrade Suggestions[edit | edit source]

With few upgrades, the research path taken generally focuses on firepower. Upgrades to the gun, specifically the Improved Gunner Sight and improved ammunition loadout, will allow the XM800T to take out lone enemies faster while minimizing return fire.

Retrofit Suggestions[edit | edit source]

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

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
  • Loader: Rapid Fire, Explosive Shells/Preparation

Armor[edit | edit source]

XM800T Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull F/S/R Hull Composition Turret F/S/R Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 15/12/10 Military Aluminum 15/15/10 Military Aluminum None
Intended as a low weight air-droppable scout vehicle, the military aluminum hull and turret of the XM800T offer resistance against small arms fire and artillery splinters only.


Firepower[edit | edit source]

20mm M139 Autocannon with 66mm M72 LAW
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Velocity Accuracy (Fully Aimed) Reload Time Shells in Magazine Reload within Magazine Burst Fire Rate
20mm DM43A1 API AP Stock 20 78mm 1,100m/s 0.30° 2.00s 75 {{{reloadm}}}s 600.00rd/min
20mm DM63 APDS AP 3,195 20 102mm 1,150m/s 0.30° 2.00s 75 {{{reloadm}}}s 600.00rd/min
66mm M72A4 LAW Rocket HEAT Stock 200 285mm 860m/s 0.12° 3.64s 1 {{{reloadm}}}s 9.67rd/min
66mm M72A1 LAW Rocket HEAT 4,175 210 330mm 908m/s 0.12° 3.67s 1 {{{reloadm}}}s 9.67rd/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
Detroit Diesel 6V53T Diesel Engine Stock Stock 73.80km/h {{{reverse}}} 2.43s {{{0-max}}} 50.10deg/s {{{firechance}}}



Upgrades[edit | edit source]

XM800T LAW Technology
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Rapid-deployment Smoke Mk.1 1,395 52,070 Provides a total of 8 exhaust smoke deployments.
Magazine capacity: 2 bursts.
Restock time: 6 s
Duration: 10 s
Magazine restock time 80s


Improved Gunner Sight 2,035 75,930 Improves overall accuracy by 10%.


Special Ability[edit | edit source]

Name Activation Time Duration Reload Time Ability Changes
Designate Target
Ability Designate.png
2 s 20 s 50 s The designated target remains visible and receives full damage. Component saving -10%
Crew saves -10%
Camouflage factor -100%


History[edit | edit source]

Class: Reconnaissance Vehicle (Prototype)
Developed: 1972-1974
Service: N/A
Vehicles Built: 1
Operators: N/A

After the 1966 appearance of the BMP-1, the U.S. Army found itself in need of an IFV. The M113 would no longer cut it – it was still in production at that point, but it wasn't capable of threatening modern Soviet vehicles. As one of the earlier attempts, the Americans decided to revisit the Mechanized Infantry Combat Vehicle program from the early 1960s in 1968.

This resulted in several projects starting from 1969, including the XM765 AIFV (basically a slightly up-armored M113 with a 20mm cannon) and the XM723 MICV (bigger, sturdier and faster than the XM765, but with underdeveloped armament). In the early 1970s, military project funding was in short supply due to budget cuts, which is why the overseers of the MICV program were not happy to find out in October 1971 that some of their funds were being diverted to a U.S. Army (specifically Armored Cavalry) program called Armored Reconnaissance Scout Vehicle. The idea behind it was to replace the troubled Sheridan and the M114 (which was basically just a modified M113, completely unsuitable for its intended scout roles).

The replacement had to be fast, stealthy and, ideally, air-droppable. Lockheed and FMC were asked to provide their proposals. FMC went for a tracked vehicle while Lockheed proposed a 6x6 wheeled vehicle designated XM800W. The initial contracts for four prototypes were closed in May 1972, but the number was later reduced to one per producer. FMC's prototype for the tracked category, designated XM800T, was ready in May 1973 and the official government testing began in November 1973. The XM800T was armed with a stabilized 20mm Hispano-Suiza HS.820 autocannon, capable of dealing with the opponents it was expected to come up against, such as the BMP-1.

The trials were quite successful and the design was promising, beating Lockheed in nearly every aspect of the tests. However, with the Vietnam War still raging, money was short. The decision to cancel the project eventually came from very high up the command chain, officially due to the lack of funding, although it is said that Lockheed, the losing party, also played a role in it as its lobbyists carried a lot of weight in Washington DC. The ARSV program was cancelled in November 1974 and the single XM800T prototype was mothballed.

See also[edit | edit source]