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M8 AGS
Ingame M8AGS
Info
Nation Flag United States United States
Class Cavalry Tank Prototype
Prerequisite M551A1 Sheridan
Cost 50 Supply
Specifications
Armor Front 3 / Side 2 / Rear 1 / Top 1
Icon WALB Strength 10
Size Small
Optics

Medium

Speed 70 km/h
Road Speed 110 km/h
Icon WALB Stealth Poor
Fuel Capacity 650 L
Icon WALB Autonomy 450 km
Icon WALB Year 1992
Icon WALB Type Airborne, Mechanized, Armored, Motorized
Icon WALB Prototype Yes
Weapons
Main Gun XM-35 (105mm)
MMG M2 Browning (12.7mm)

Available to NATO forces, the M8 Armored Gun System is the only NATO cavalry tank prototype available in Wargame: European Escalation, which requires the M551A1 Sheridan before having the access to unlocking.

HistoryEdit

In the 1980s, the United States Army began looking for a replacement for their M551 Sheridan tanks. Several attempts over the years to update or replace them had proved unsuccessful. The Armored Gun System (AGS) competition was initiated and in 1992 FMC/United Defense's vehicle was selected.

A total of six prototypes were eventually built for the US Army under the designation of the XM8 AGS. The M8 was later type-classified by the US Army in late 1995 and initially slated for production in 1996.

United Defense has reportedly been seeking overseas customers, so far without success. Taiwan at one point expressed interest as a replacement for its fleet of M24 Chaffee/M41 Walker Bulldog light tanks but would not commit following cancellation by the US.

The M8 is armed with the M35 105 mm cannon main gun with an M240 7.62 mm machine-gun mounted co-axially (although it is an M2 Browning in-game). The M35 has a rate of fire of approximately 12 rounds per minute, with a ready capacity of 21 rounds with 9 more in stowage. Power is provided by a Detroit Diesel 6V-92TIA diesel developing 580 hp

OverviewEdit

Weapons Edit

''European Escalation'' Edit

Weapons
Type Main Gun HMG No Weapon
Name XM-35 M2 Browning
Caliber 105mm 12.7mm
Ammo x 20 x 300
Range Ground = N/A m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Ground = N/A m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Accuracy 8 3
Icon WRD Stabilizer N/A N/A
AP Power 7 0
HE Power 3 1
Icon WALB Suppression N/A N/A
Rate of fire 12 r/min 500 r/min

Red Dragon Edit

Weapons WRD Icon XM-35 WRD Icon M2 Browning
Type Main Gun MMG No Weapon
Name XM-35 M2 Browning
Caliber 105mm 12.7mm
Ammo x 30 x 300
Range Ground = 2275 m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Ground = 1050 m
Helicopters = 875 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Accuracy 65% 15%
Icon WRD Stabilizer 69% 5%
AP Power 17 N/A
HE Power 3 .75
Icon WALB Suppression 121 90
Rate of fire 13 r/min 652 r/min

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