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RST-V Shadow
RST-V Shadow
Tier / Class:
10 AFV
United States
Oscar Faraday
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
600 mm
Reload time:
6 s
Hit Points:
Hull F/S/R:
5 / 5 / 5
Hull composition:
Military Aluminum
Turret F/S/R:
5 / 5 / 5
Turret composition:
Military Aluminum
Max Speed:
112 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
1 s
Vehicle Mass:
3,629 kg
Hull Traverse:
50.16 °/s
40% %
440 m
Aim time:
1.5 s
Turret Traverse Speed:
51.1 °/s

The RST-V Shadow is a tier 10 premium armored fighting vehicle originating from United States. It can be obtained from Battalion contract.


  • Subtle Movement : moving on a low speed doesn't reduce your camouflage factor
  • Recon Package : this vehicle's recon package provides an improved vision range when stationary
  • Missile Weapon Only : this vehicle only has missile weaponry
  • Hybrid Engine : ensures excellent mobility and low detectability. This engine can't be set on fire, and it's repaired quicker
  • Adjustable Suspension : allows you to adjust ground clearance manually
  • Advanced Dynamic Suspension V2 : allows you to adjust frontal, rear, and side clearance independently

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RST-V Shadow Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull Armor (F/S/R) Hull Composition Turret Armor (F/S/R) Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 5/5/5 Military Aluminum 5/5/5 Military Aluminum
RST-V SHadow's aluminum alloy hull and ballistic glass windows offer resistance against small arms. This vehicle can therefore be used only for reconnaissance and light fire support.


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 Top-Attack HEAT Stock 450-715 600mm m/s 6.00s 1 {{{reloadm}}}s rd/min 0m {{{agility}}}deg/s affirmative


Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Detroit Diesel Dl-4V 153 hp Hybrid Engine Stock Stock 112.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 1.00s {{{0-max}}} 50.16deg/s {{{firechance}}}


RST-V Shadow stock modules
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
M90 Smoke Grenades Stock Stock Provides 8 volleys.
Magazine capacity: 2 rounds.
Takes 6 s to reload.
Duration: 10 s
Magazine reload time: 80 s

Stock Tires Stock Stock Mobility on Off-road Surfaces 80%
Mobility on Difficult Terrain 30%

Reconnaissance Package Stock Stock Drastically decreased the SPOTTED BY ENEMY feedback delay.
Vision range from stationary position is increased by 60m
Ability to spot targets behind foliage is improved by 30%

RST-V Shadow upgrade modules
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Flash Suppressor 250,000 Camo Factor while shooting is reduced by 50%

Semi-automatic ATGM Targeting System 1,000,000 Increases the number of ATGMs you can control simultaneously
Reload speed is improved by 20%

Improved Thermal Sight 500,000 Ability to spot targets behind foliage is improved by 60%

Special Ability[]

Name Activation Time Duration Reload Time Ability Changes
Ability Jamming.jpg
s s s Reduces vision ranges of all enemies within the 300m radius.


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.

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In Development: Shadow RST-V