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The RST-V Shadow is a Tier 10 premium Armored Fighting Vehicle under Oscar Faraday's dealership.

History[ | ]

Class: Armored Fighting Vehicle (Prototype)
Developed: 1999-2006
Service: N/A
Vehicles Built: 4
Operators: N/A

The RST-V Shadow (RST-V stands for “Reconnaissance, Surveillance, Targeting Vehicle”) was an attempt to build something truly advanced for the U.S. Special Forces troops and the U.S. Marines to use as a fast attack and recon vehicle. The famous DARPA laboratory, in cooperation with the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy, funded a General Dynamics Land Systems project to create a light assault and recon platform that would combine the 21st century recon capabilities with low weight, stealthy movement, high speeds and, of course, durability. At the same time, the vehicle would have to be light to fit into larger helicopters in order to match the transportability of the earlier platforms.

What made it truly unique was the propulsion. Instead of a massive engine such vehicles usually sport, the Shadow was powered by a hybrid drive. A 2.5 liter Detroit Diesel engine (rated at 150hp) powered an electric generator, which in turn either charged the vehicle’s on-board batteries, or powered four electric motors, one installed in each of its wheels.

Four prototypes were delivered by GDLS in 2002 and extensively tested until 2004. The 2004 tests were largely successful and, in 2005, General Dynamics Land Systems received a contract to upgrade the Shadow based on their results and in 2006, one or more Shadow prototypes were allegedly sent to and tested in Iraq for three months. And that’s where its story abruptly ended. During the years that followed, the Shadow was sporadically mentioned in connection with the JLTV program that was launched in 2006 to replace the old Humvee in pretty much every role within the U.S. military, but it would not appear as a serious contender during its run that ended only fairly recently. The Shadow was likely defunded sometime after 2006 and will likely remain a prototype only.

Vehicle Traits[ | ]

  • Harder to Spot: When moving slowly, this vehicle does not lose any camouflage and can effectively creep around.
  • Recon Package: This vehicle's set of advanced optics provides an improved vision range when stationary.
  • Missiles Only: This vehicle is only armed with anti-tank guided missiles or unguided rockets, making it only viable in mid-to-long-range combat, since both are often difficult to aim at short distances.
  • Hybrid Engine: This vehicle's engine is partially electric, which ensures excellent mobility and stealth. This engine can't be set on fire and its repairs are quicker.
  • Adjustable Suspension: This vehicle features a hydraulic suspension that allows you to manually change its ground clearance.
  • Neutral Steering: This vehicle can turn on the spot much like a tracked vehicle would.
  • Improved Reverse: This vehicle can drive backwards much faster than other vehicles can.

Ammunition[ | ]

# Ammo
XP Cost Damage Penetration Velocity Reload
1 FGM-148G ATGM ATGM Stock 500[note 1] 700 mm 270 m/s 6.00 s
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 300 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Flight Agility: 90.00 deg/s
  • Self-Guided: Yes
  • Lock-on Time: 1.50 s
2 7.62mm AP AP Stock 8 18[note 2] mm 855 m/s 5.00 s
  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.15 °
  • Magazine Type: Clip
  • Partial Reload: Yes
  • Magazine Size: 800
  • Burst Fire Rate: 400 rd/min
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °

Upgrades[ | ]

Armor[ | ]

RST-V Shadow Stock Armor
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Stock Stock 5 mm (vs AP)
5 mm (vs HEAT)
Military Aluminum 5 mm (vs AP)
5 mm (vs HEAT)
Military Aluminum N/A N/A vs AP
This vehicle's light armor offers basic protection from autocannons and machineguns.

Weapon[ | ]

# Name XP Cost Credit Cost Aim Time Reload Time More Info
Weapon1 Javelin ATGM Launcher Stock Stock N/A 6.00 s
7.62mm AP

Engine[ | ]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Max Speed Reverse Speed Forward
Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Detroit Diesel DI-4V 153 hp Hybrid Engine Stock Stock 112 km/h 112 km/h 1.90 s (0 to 32 km/h)
23.98 s (0 to Max Speed)
50.16° 0 %

Parts[ | ]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Description Notes
M90 Smoke Grenades
Stock Stock Comes with 6 charges in total
Magazine capacity: 2 charges
Takes 3s to recharge
Duration: 10s
Magazine reload time: 25s
Silent ATGM Launch System
Experience 250,000 Credits 2,500,000 Camo penalty from shooting is reduced by 50%
Upgraded Semi-Automatic Targeting System
Experience 1,000,000 Credits 5,000,000 Allows you to launch another ATGM while the first one is still in the air
Launcher reload speed is increased by 26%
Reconnaissance Package
Stock Stock Drastically decreases the Spotted by Enemy indicator delay in PvP
Bonus vision range when standing still: 60 m
Ability to spot targets behind foliage is improved by 30%
Improved Thermal Imager
Experience 500,000 Credits 5,000,000 Ability to spot targets behind foliage is improved by 60%
Stock Wheels
Stock Stock Mobility (Light Terrain): 91.7%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 76.9%
Ability Jamming
Experience 1,500,000 Credits 7,500,000 This ability reduces the vision range of all enemies within the 300m radius.

Abilities[ | ]

# Name XP Cost Stats Activation
Duration Cooldown More
a Ability Suspension
Adjustable Suspension
Stock N/A 0.25 s N/A N/A

This vehicle can lower its suspension to become stealthier and more accurate at the cost of mobility and vision range.

No conditions bound to this ability.


  1. 100 for Non-Penetrating Hits
  2. 18 mm at 100m;
    9 mm at 1000m
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