CCVL LOSAT, Slinging telephone poles at Mach 4

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Today I’m going to be suggesting what is imo the most insane ATGM out there and I’m honestly amazed it has yet to be suggested, that being the MGM-166 LOSAT more specifically the CCVL with LOSAT turret.

LOSAT and Predecessor history+CCVL LOSAT launcher history

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LOSAT was developed for the AAWS-H program (Advanced Anti-tank Weapon System-Heavy) of 1988, however the weapon itself was merely a modified version of it’s early self the LVS HVM (Loral Vought Systems)(Hyper Velocity Missile) which started life in 1981 as a project to create a new Air-to-Surface weapon for the USAF to mount on their A-10 Thunderbolt II “Warthog” and was intended to be a more cost effective weapon in comparison to the AGM-65 Maverick whilst maintaining the same standoff performance and using less supporting electronics, the USMC and US Army would eventually end up joining the program as a joint development contract in 1984 however the USAF would ultimately drop out of the development project in the late 80s (87-89). The HVM was unique compared to other ATGMs in the fact that not only was it incredibly fast clocking in at a top speed of 1650m/s, 5413.38ft/s, or Mach 4.8, but it also didn’t use fold out fins for stabilization and would rather instead end up utilizing thrust vectoring to generate spin like you would have from using a rifled barrel and a conical shaped flare towards the aft portion of the missile for it’s directional stability and control, the control of the HVM was done by the use of a FLIR system for target acquisition and then a laser for actual target designation and in air adjustments the HVM was just under 3m long and 10cm in diameter. When the AAWS-H program started in 1988 LVS and Texas Instruments(yes the people who make calculators, isnt engineering beautiful?) would end up teaming up and utilizing Ti’s upgraded FLIR sighting system they had developed for the TOW ATGM and LVS would end up modifying the HVM by enlarging it to now be 16.2cm in diameter and now utilizing fins for stabilization and directional stability instead of the previous thrust vectoring system and would now be only 1500m/s, roughly 5000ft/s or nearly Mach 4.4 this new missile would be known as the LOSAT(Line-Of-Sight-Anti-Tank) KEM(Kinetic Energy Missile) and in 1990 LVS would be rewarded a continued development contract from the US army and in 2002 would actually receive a proper military designation of MGM-166 LOSAT. After LVS acquired the continued development contract the development pace would go much slower until 1997 in which a ATCD program (Advanced Technology Concept Demonstrator) would finally allow the MGM-166 to reach production quality. The 1990 contract called for 12 LOSAT vehicles and 144 MGM-166s to be delivered by 2003 and even before this contract was complete, the Army ended up asking for a production run of another 108 MGM-166 in August 2002.The 12 LOSAT units would be delivered in October 2002, and the systems began a series of 18 production-qualification test firings in August 2003 at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico by March 2004, only 18 MGM-166s had been fired at targets under a variety of conditions including both during the day and nigh another 8 would be fired in summer 2004 at Fort Bliss as part of a user-testing exercise. In 1994, Loral Vought Systems was awarded a contract worth up to $42.5 million to integrate the LOSAT missile onto an AGS chassis, a full scale mockup was completed in 1995 with planned delivery in 1996 and with the absence of a conventional turret, a missile pod with 12x MGM-166s was installed the turret was split into 2x 6 tube launcher pods with the FCS in the center the pods had a very interesting wedge style door design that covered the front of the MGM-166s and when open gave the entire system a very interesting look, unfortunately with the cancelation of the AGS program the CCVL LOSAT launcher never went into production and instead the LOSAT wouldn’t be mounted in a static firing position on a stretched Humvee.

Armament
-12x 162mm MGM-166 LOSAT KEM in 2x 6 tube launcher pods
-Possible M2HB .50 Cal MG, unable to clearly tell MG on top of the turret, and currently unable to find any information on round count
-Thermal Imager

Crew
-Driver, Gunner and Commander

Mobility
-Weight: 18t, 40,320lbs, 18288.8kg
-Engine: Detroit Diesel 6V 92TA Multi-Fuel 550hp(JP-8 Fuel) 580hp(Diesel)
-Transmission: General Electric HMPT-500-3EC
-HP/t: 30.5-32.2 depending on fuel used(maybe make it a modification for the vehicle?)
-Top speed: 45 mph (72 km/h)

Images and videos

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Sources

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LOSAT on a tracked vehicle. | Secret Projects Forum
Lockheed Martin MGM-166 LOSAT/KEM
https://www.army-technology.com/projects/losat/

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Would be awesome right behind the M1128, gaijin had forsaken us by making 3 top tier lights FOMO event vehicles. Just give us this one. Id even rather have it be premium than event

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+1 for 9.0 as it would generally be worse than the Krizantema, sure it would have more ready to fire rounds, but the extremely large profile with a bad reverse, no stabilizer or fire on the move capability will extremely hurt it

10.0 only if the missile one shots anything it touches (like it realistically would due to massive energy, but ofc that won’t be implemented in-game) or unless it can actually shoot on the move

The Humvee variant can be premium/event

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Personally i wouldnt mind the humvee and tracked being in a strange folder group. I know, strange idea. Cant stanf FOMO event stuff and an ATGM carrier for event is kinda offkey

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Ladies and Gentlemen we gottem [Development] Tokushu Heiki: LOSAT (3 - Page) ) - News - War Thunder

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@leroyonly should probably move this to implemented suggestions now lol

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As the CCVL (LOSAT) got added as part of the Tokushu Heiki event,

Moved to Implemented Suggestions. o7

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