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T249 Vigilante
T249 Vigilante
Details
Tier / Class:
9 AFV
Nation:
United States
Dealer:
Oscar Faraday
Reputation:
2,520,000
Cost:
23,520,000
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Damage:
32
Penetration:
150 mm
DPM:
9,875
Reload time:
15 s
Hit Points:
1,800
Hull F/S/R:
25 mm vs AP, 25 mm vs HEAT
Hull composition:
Aluminum
Turret F/S/R:
20 mmvs AP, 20mm vs HEAT
Turret composition:
Steel
Max Speed:
68 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
4.46 s
Vehicle Mass:
15,000 kg
Hull Traverse:
42.45 °/s
Camouflage:
32% %
Vision:
430 m
Cannon Depression:
-6 / 85 °
Accuracy (Spread):
0.160°
Aim time:
2 s
Turret Traverse Speed:
54.00 °/s

The T249 Vigilante is a tier 9 armored fighting vehicle originating from United States, and is sold by Oscar Faraday. It can be unlocked from the Ramka-99, and leads to the M8 MGM166.

Features[]

  • Harder to Spot: When moving slowly, this vehicle does not lose any camouflage and can effectively creep around.
  • Autocannon Only: This vehicle is armed only with a (usually more powerful) autocannon
  • Gatling Gun: This vehicle is armed with a multi-barreled rotary cannon with an extremely high rate of fire, which is, however, prone to overheating.

Player Recommendations[]

Pros and Cons[]

Pros[]

  • Gatling gun unleashes 192 shells within 10 seconds.
  • Speedy compared to M48 GAU-8, although inferior in terms of firepower.
  • Very good reload for magazine reload.

Cons[]

  • Thin and low HP risks being killed easily.

Upgrade Suggestions[]

Retrofit Suggestions[]

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[]

Armor[]

T249 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 25mm vs AP, 25mm vs HEAT Aluminum 20mm vs AP, 20mm vs HEAT Steel - -
This vehicle's light armor offers basic protection from autocannons and machineguns.


Firepower[]

37mm T250 Rotary Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Velocity Accuracy (Fully Aimed) Reload Time Shells in Magazine Reload within Magazine Burst Fire Rate
37mm T69 AP AP Stock 32 0m 150mm 950m/s 0.160° 15.00s 192 -s 3,000rd/min


Mobility[]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Detroit Diesel 6V53T 275 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 68 km/h 25 km/h 4.46s 21.51 s 42.45 deg/s 8 %


Upgrades[]

Stock modules
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
M82 Smoke Grenades Stock Stock Comes with 4 charges
Takes 60s to recharge
Duration: 10s


Stock Tracks Stock Stock Mobility(Light Terrain) 91.6%
Mobility(Heavy Terrain) 78.3%


T249 Upgrades
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
M90 Smoke Grenades 34,000 xxx Comes with 6 charges in total
Magazine capacity: 2 charges
Takes 3s to recharge
Duration: 10s
Magazine reload time: 25s


Improved Loading Mechanism 204,000 xxx Rate of fire is increased by 7%


Improved Weapon Cooling System 409,000 xxx Barrel cooling rate is increased by 20%


Gyroscopic Optics 68,000 xxx Turret traverse doesn't affect overall accuracy.


Improved Thermal Sight 136,000 xxx Ability to spot targets behind foliage improved by 45%


Improved Commander Optics 306,000 xxx Vision range is increased by 15m


Improved Cooling System 102,000 xxx Camouflage factor increased by 2%
Enemy Thermal Sights effectiveness reduced by 30%


Special Ability[]

Name Activation Time Duration Reload Time Ability Changes
RadarAbility Radar.png 1.5 s - s - s Increases your vision range and the ability to spot enemies hiding behind foliage (bushes, canopies) at the cost of your own camouflage factor. In other words, activating this ability makes you easier to spot. Vison Range 30m
Spotting through foliage +30%
Camouflage Factor -5%


History[]

Class: Self-Propelled Anti-Aircaft Gun (Prototype)
Developed: 1956-1962
Service: N/A
Vehicles Built: 3
Operators: N/A

By the 1950s, the Americans were struggling to provide their armored forces with adequate anti-aircraft capabilities. Additionally, the American projects of tracked AA platforms with guns had an additional enemy that was far more powerful than any Soviet airplane – the U.S. Military. During this era, anti-aircraft (or even aircraft) guns in general were regarded as obsolete and it was believed that guided missiles would be the next big thing. The Vietnam War would prove that notion wrong, but that is a story for another time.

It was during this time that the Vigilante was introduced with the work on the weapon system beginning in 1956. It was a project undertaken by the Sperry Corporation with three prototypes made at some point in the late 1950s. The chassis was a heavily modified M113 APC, on which a massive radar-controlled turret, armed with a six-barrel T250 37mm rotary cannon. The vehicle had a crew of three. The crew was protected by generally thin aluminum armor, similar to that of the M113 APC. What this meant was protection against small arms (but little else).

Mobility was generally comparable to the original M113 APC and the suspension was also taken from the M113 but the vehicle was made longer and had a special feature where it could be locked to become rigid in order to better withstand recoil. And some recoil it was – the 37mm T250 Gatling gun was capable of firing up to 3000 high-explosive rounds per minute from a 192-round drum (emptying it in under 4 seconds), although a reduced rate of fire was available as well, should the Vigilante engage ground soft targets. Against armored targets, the gun wasn’t very effective due to the fact that the only shells available for it were high-explosive.

The three prototype vehicles were tested until 1960 but with the focus shifting towards missiles and a lot of hopes being put into the Mauler program that ran in parallel with the Vigilante, cancelation was but a matter of time. The development ran until 1962 or so, at which point it was mothballed, only to re-surface in the form of the Sperry DIVAD proposal in the late 1970s. One of the three prototypes survived and is currently displayed in the Fort Sill museum in Oklahoma.


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