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AS21 Redback
AS21 Redback
Tier / Class:
S. Korea
Francine De Laroche
15,300,000 credits
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
192 mm
Hit Points:
Hull F/S/R:
450 / 185 / 55
Turret F/S/R:
390 / 150 / 45
Max Speed:
64.8 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
3.76 s
Hull Traverse:
34.36 deg/s
470 m
Accuracy (Spread):
Max Cannon Depression:
-8 / 60°
Turret Traverse Speed:
50 deg/s

The AS21 Redback is a tier 9 AFV originating in South Korea. It is sold by Francine De Laroche. It can be unlocked from the Harimau LT, and leads to: the K2 Black Panther MBT. It contributes to Francine De Laroche(Asian Vehicles) Achievements.


  • Large troop compartment: This vehicle features a large troop compartment, allowing you to repair your modules faster, capture objectives more effectively and deploy more Mechanized Infantry troops.
  • Recon Package: This vehicle's set of advanced optics provides an improved vision range when stationary.
  • PELE Rounds: This vehicle can fire special Penetrator with Lateral Effect rounds. These can penetrate thick armor and deal extra damage to the crew and internal components.
  • Active Camo: If the vehicle is not moving, it receives the same bonus to its camouflage, as if it was concealed behind a bush.
  • AI Target Assistant: Electronic assistant that helps you aim at moving targets

Player Recommendations[]

Pros and Cons[]


  • Targeted-homing ATGMs hit vehicles behind cover, from above in their thin top-armor.
  • PELE rounds from stock
  • Decent camo when upgraded with ADAPTIV Active Camo.
  • Large Troop Compartment


  • Large target
  • A bit slow
  • No ammo upgrades
  • Low missile damage, and long flight time

Upgrade Suggestions[]

Start with ADAPTIV Active Camo, and smoke grenades for some extra defence. The missile-related upgrades can be left until last, since the missiles are secondary armament only. The hard-kill APS is the most XP-expensive upgrade, so take both spotting upgrades first, for the same XP cost.

Retrofit suggestions[]

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Commander and crew skill suggestions[]

  • Commander: Sabrina Washington, or similar: for improvements to camo rating, view range, and accuracy
  • Driver: Smooth Ride, Off-Road Driving
  • Gunner: Quick Draw, Sharpshooter


AS21 Stock Armor
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Stock Stock ? mm (vs AP)
? mm (vs HEAT)
Unknown ? mm (vs AP)
? mm (vs HEAT)
Unknown N/A N/A% (vs AP)
N/A% (vs HEAT)
AS21 is a modern IFV with composite armor. It is one of the best protected vehicle of its class with its frontal arc invulnerable to most autocannons as well as some ATGMs.


30mm ATK Mk. 44 Bushmaster II Autocannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Velocity Accuracy (Fully Aimed) Reload Time Shells in Magazine Reload within Magazine Burst Fire Rate
30mm PMC359 APFSDS AP Stock 23 0m 192mm 1,385m/s 0.07° 0.3s 2000 {{{reloadm}}}s 600rd/min
30mm PMC384 PELE PELE Stock 30 0m 120mm 1380m/s 0.08° 0.3s 2000 {{{reloadm}}}s 600rd/min

Javelin ATGM Launcher
Missile Name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Velocity Reload Time Missiles in Launcher Reload within Launcher Burst Fire Rate Splash Radius Flight Agility Self-Guided
FGM-148G ATGM HEAT Stock 500 600mm 270m/s 13s 2 {{{reloadm}}}s 30rd/min 0m {{{agility}}}deg/s Yes


Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
MTU MB 881 Ka-501 1000hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 64.8km/h {{{reverse}}} 3.76s {{{0-max}}} 34.36 deg/s {{{firechance}}}


AS21 Redback Upgrades
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
ADAPTIV Active Camo 62,000 590,000 Provides the equivalent of one piece of foliage camo, when vehicles is stationary. Stacks with actual foliage bonuses.

M90 Smoke Grenades 21,000 xx Provides 9 volleys. Magazine capacity: 3 rounds. Takes 3s to reload. Duraiton: 10s. Magazine reload time: 50s

Iron Fist APS 208,000 xx Automatic hard-kill Active Protection System.
Spotting distance: 400m. Number of charges: 6. Cooldown: 30s

Improved ATGM Loader 104,000 xx ATGM Reload speed +15%

Improved Target Lock-On System 166,000 xx ATGM Lock-om time -25%

Recon Package 125,000 xx Decreases 'spotted by enemy' warning delay. Vision range when still +30m

Improved Thermal Sight 83,000 xx Spotting through foliage +30%. Vision range +25m

Improved Air Induction Precleaner 41,150 xx Crew stats +2%

Special Abilities[]

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 5 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
(2 troops)


Class: Infantry Fighting Vehicle (Prototype)
Developed: 2018-2020
Service: N/A
Vehicles Built: 1-2
Operators: N/A

The cutting edge AS21 Redback by Hanwha is an advanced South Korean AFV prototype and an offshoot of the K31 program to build the successor to the K21 IFV. It was developed primarily for export and was offered widely around the region of South East Asia and in Australia. Its name is derived from a deadly indigenous Australian spider.

See also[]

External Links[]

AW In Development - AS21 Redback

Hanwha Defence - REDBACK Infantry Fighting Vehicle