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XM247 Sergeant York
XM247 Sergeant York
Details
Tier / Class:
5 AFV
Nation:
United States
Dealer:
Special
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Damage:
50
Penetration:
210 mm
DPM:
18,107
Reload time:
0.99 s
Hit Points:
2,300
Hull F/S/R:
110 / 76 / 50
Hull composition:
Steel
Turret F/S/R:
130 / 60 / 55
Turret composition:
Steel
Max Speed:
64.8 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
4.81 s
Vehicle Mass:
40,000 kg
Hull Traverse:
35.27 °/s
Camouflage:
21% %
Vision:
415 m
Cannon Depression:
-10 / 85 °
Accuracy (Spread):
0.095°
Aim time:
1.36 s
Turret Traverse Speed:
76.22 °/s

The XM247 Sergeant York is a tier 5 premium armored fighting vehicle originating from United States. It can be obtained from Last Patriot Battle Path campaign.

Features[]

  • Auto Cannon Only : vehicle is armed with an auto cannon only.
  • PELE : good penetration potential and can deal major damage to crew and internal modules.

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Pros and Cons[]

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Armor[]

XM247 Sergeant York 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 10/76/50 Steel 130/60/55 Steel
The XM247's steel hull and turret offer protection against small caliber AP rounds, at best.


Weight Reduction Measures
Reputation Cost Credits Hull Armor (F/S/R) Hull Composition Turret Armor (F/S/R) Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 10/76/50 Steel 130/60/55 Steel
Allows to increase the acceleration rate by 15% and maximum speed by 20%. However, it also reduces maximum hit points by 200.


Firepower[]

40mm Bofors L70 REMO Autocannon (X2)
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Velocity Accuracy (Fully Aimed) Reload Time Shells in Magazine Reload within Magazine Burst Fire Rate
40mm M1776 AP AP Stock 45-56 0m 210mm m/s 0.100° 1.00s 1,000 {{{reloadm}}}s 360.00rd/min
40mm Supershot Mk.2/40 AP PELE Stock 9-44 0m 90mm m/s 0.100° 1.00s 1,000 {{{reloadm}}}s 360.00rd/min


Mobility[]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Continental AVSI-1790-6 950 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 54.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 5.66s {{{0-max}}} 32.65deg/s {{{firechance}}}


Upgrades[]

RST-V Shadow stock modules
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
M90 Smoke Grenades Stock Stock Provides 12 volleys.
Magazine capacity: 2 rounds.
Takes 1 s to reload.
Duration: 10 s
Magazine reload time: 40 s


Stock Tracks Stock Stock Mobility on Off-road Surfaces 51%
Mobility on Difficult Terrain 25.5%


XM247 Sergeant York upgrade modules
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Radar Warning System Complete 100 Battle Path missions Drastically decreases the SPOTTED BY ENEMY feedback delay.
Vision range from stationary position: 30 m


Special Ability[]

Name Activation Time Duration Reload Time Ability Changes
Radar
Ability Radar.png
1.5 s 0 s 0 s increases the range of spotting targets behind foliage.
Reduces camouflage factor.
Vision Range 15m
Spotting through foliage +30%
Camouflage factor -10%



History[]

Class: Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun
Developed: 1978-1985
Service: 1981-1985
Vehicles Built: 65
Operators: USA

The XM247 Sergeant York stands today as one of the most infamous armored vehicle development programs in the history of the U.S. Army. In the beginning, there was the U.S. Army need to have an armored self-propelled anti-aircraft gun that would be able to accompany mechanized American units and provide protection against enemy helicopters and low-flying attack planes. This requirement eventually led to a program called DIVAD. Several companies applied to develop such a self-propelled gun, including Ford, General Dynamics, General Electric, Raytheon and Sperry.

In 1978, two most promising designs, General Dynamics’ XM246 and Ford’s XM247, were declared the winners of the program. Ford’s design was originally named the Gunfighter and was, like the other DIVAD designs, built on an M48A5 chassis. It was armed with two 40mm L/70 Bofors guns with a combined rate of fire of 600 rounds per minute. These weapons were both a blessing and a curse. On the downside, they were quite old and obsolete. On the upside, this meant that not only were they tried and true and the U.S. forces were familiar with them, but also the fact that ammunition was readily available. Both guns were installed in a large, boxy two-man steel turret and targeted by a radar system derived from the Westinghouse radar used in the F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets.

Both companies received a contract for two prototypes each on January 13, 1978, and were delivered until July 1980. At that point, they underwent several rounds of extensive testing, including their participation in actual army training exercises and mock battles. The tests were, however, rigged and the XM247 prototype won in 1981 despite suffering from many problems. It subsequently received an official name “Sergeant York” after one of the most famous and most decorated American soldiers of the Great War, Alvin C. York. The production was launched in 1982, beginning one of the truly infamous chapters in the U.S. military history. The program was mired in corruption, result falsification and bribery. It quickly became a national scandal after several leaks indicating that the vehicle could not even properly target helicopters. In one widely cited instance, its on-board FCS aimed at a nearby spinning latrine fan instead of the intended helicopter target.

As a result of a major U.S. Department of Justice investigation, the program was terminated in 1985. 65 vehicles were built between 1982 and 1985. The U.S. Army, eager to quickly sweep this embarrassment under the rug, turned most of them into gunnery range targets. Several still exist today.

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