How to protect troops and equipment from air attacks? The partial answer to this challenging task could be simple when we talk about low level strikes. You might want to consider including in your military formation M163Vulcan Air Defense System. It is already on the way to support the House of Orange commanders.
How M163 Vulcan will contribute towards your efforts for victory?
M163 Vulcan is mounted on a modified M113 vehicle (the M741 carrier). The system was designed to complement the M48 Chaparral missile system. The strong arm of the M163 Vulcan air defense system was its installation of the M61 Vulcan cannon. The M163s uses a small, range-only radar, the AN/VPS-2, and an M61 optical lead-calculating sight. The system is suitable for night operations with the use of AN/PVS series night vision sights. The rotary cannon was 20mm in caliber and fitted to a powered turret offering 360-degree traverse. Elevation was limited to +80 and -5 and effective range was out to 5 kilometers depending on ammunition type. The gun fires at 3,000 rounds per minute in short bursts of 10, 30, 60, or 100 rounds, or it can fire in continuous fire mode at a rate of 1,000 rounds per minute. A linkless feed system is used. The hull can hold up to 4 persons and is famous as “go anywhere” hull. Ammunition variety was key to the success of the M163 and differing types were eventually offered. This included Armored Piercing Incendiary, High-Explosive Incendiary, HEI-T, MPT-SD, SAPHEI and APDS type rounds.
Beyond the installation of the gun, the chassis of the M113 remained largely intact for the M163. The design was characterized by its slab sides, sloped front glacis plate and squared off rear section. The turret was mounted at the middle-center of the hull roof. A pair of tracks straddled the hull sides and featured five rubber-tired road wheels with the drive sprocket at the front hull and the track idler at the rear. A crew of four was the operating ground and included the driver, seated at front left, the commander, gunner and loader. The rear loading ramp from the M113 was also retained. The powerplant, seated in the front hull, is a General Motors 6V53 series 6-cylinder 2-cycle diesel engine developing 212 horsepower at 2,800rpm.
All that will ease your efforts for air defense and will improve your tactical advantages.
Would you use M163 Vulcan Air Defense System as part of your equipment?