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NSDF M183A1 Howitzer
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Information
Faction: NSDF
Name: M183A1 Howitzer
Codename: Longbow
Vehicle Type: Self-Propelled Long-Range Artillery Turret
Built By: Unit Factory

Health: 2000
Ammo: 2000
Built Time: 15s
Scrap Cost: 8

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NSDF M183A1-BD Howitzer
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Information
Faction: NSDF Black Dogs
Name: M183A1-BD Howitzer
Codename: Longbow
Vehicle Type: Self-Propelled Long-Range Artillery Turret
Built By: Unit Factory

DescriptionEdit

The M183 Longbow is much the same as the M173 Badger, save for its armament's range and damage capabilities. With its STAB unit deployed, the Longbow can accurately deliver heavy impact shells up to 750 meters away, carefully extrapolating the enemy's position based on its velocity and orientation when the shot is fired. This unit compliments the field commander's vehicle perfectly. Commanders on the front line can order artillery strikes by linking with the Longbow's communications channel and relaying the desired coordinates.

Unfortunately, the calculated precision of the Longbow at long range makes it virtually useless in close quarters, where enemy positions change rapidly relative to its position. The Longbow is often paired with a Badger to account for this shortcoming.

Bug iconBug! Undeployed howitzers can be rendered hostile by a failed attempt to snipe them, prompting them to turn and fire on the player responsible without deploying.

AttributesEdit

PhysicsEdit

  • 15m/s maximum forward velocity
  • 10m/s maximum reverse velocity
  • 15m/s maximum lateral velocity
  • 90°/s maximum rotation

EquipmentEdit

  • 30mm EDD armor
  • 2000 ammunition cells

WeaponsEdit

  • Howitzer

Variants Edit

Black Dog Longbow Edit

Longbows must be deployed before they can fire, but are potent weapons when placed carefully. A single Longbow can easily command hundreds of meters of ground if placed on a high platform. Fitted with long range howitzers as standard.

Trivia Edit

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  • The Longbow's original design was very different from its final version, it had six cannons and two appendages where the final version has its cannons.
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