The T-249 Vigilante: Trigger Discipline...

The T-250 Vigilante: Trigger Discipline…

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Overview

Good Morning, Good Afternoon, or Good Evening people! Today I wish to suggest an interesting addition to the game, a Anti-Air vehicle that requires extreme trigger discipline, as it only has up to 4 seconds of continuous firing time! Presenting the rival to the M-247 Sergeant York… The T-249 Vigilante, designed by Springfield Armory.


Basic Information

Designation: T-249

Role: Self-Propelled Anti-Air Gun

Crew: 3

Manufacturer: United States Armory and Arsenal at Springfield, FMC Corporation, Sperry Corporation

Total built: 3

Time Built: 1956-1962


Specifications

Dimensions:

  • Length: [DATA UNKNOWN]

  • Width: 8 ft 10 in (2.68 m)

  • Height: [DATA UNKNOWN]

Driving Preformance (Some Specs of Standard M113:

  • Engine: Chrysler 75M V8 gasoline engine, 209 hp (156 kW)

  • Max Speed: 42 mph (68 km/h)

  • Max Range: 300 mi (480 km)

  • Total Weight: 9.2 tons

Armor:

  • ** 5083 Aluminium Alloy 1.1–1.7 in (28–44 mm)

Armament:

  • 1x 37 mm T250 Springfield Armory 6-Barrel Rotary Gun (192 rounds)

Additional Information:

  • Radar: Doppler-Pulse Search and Tracking

Usage in Battles

The Vigilante would require a skilled player to be effective, as at its gun’s max rpm of 3000 rpm along with its 192 round magazine would mean it would only have roughly 4 seconds of continuous fire. The Vigilante also has a 120 rpm firing mode for ground targets, so that could be used to better conserve ammo.

Pros:

  • Large Caliber for Gatling Gun

  • Great Volume of Fire

Cons:

  • runs through ammo extremely quickly

History

The T-249 Vigilante was a project ventured mainly by the Springfield Armory and assisted by the Sperry Company to serve as proposed replacement to the aging M42 Duster as part of the DIVAD program.

Springfield Armory worked to create the T-250, a 37 mm 6-barreled rotary cannon, the largest gatling gun ever built, and the Sperry Company, worked to join the gun to a modified M113, with a lengthened hull and special suspension-locking mechanism. 3 prototypes were produced in the late 1950’s.

The Vigilante saw testing will unsatisfactory results, due to the guns extreme recoil and an issue of ammunition detonating in the chamber after firing more than 48 rounds in succession, and in addition to this, due to the government’s belief at the time that the future of Anti-Air defense was heavily reliant on SAM’s, the T-249 project was abandoned. Sperry did attempt to revive the T-249, remembering it in 35mm NATO and mounting it onto a M48 chassis, however it to was abandoned, beaten by the M-247 Sergeant York.

Currently one last T-249 exists and is on display at the Fort Sill Museum.


Additional Photos

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Technical Drawings & Data

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Sources

T249 Vigilante - Wikipedia

Springfield Armory Museum - Collection Record

Vigilante T249/T250 AA System | Secret Projects Forum

T249 Vigilante (37 mm mobile anti-aircraft gun) : USA (USA)

https://en.topwar.ru/44476-zenitnaya-samohodnaya-ustanovka-t249-vigilante.html

About: T249 Vigilante

T249 Vigilante | Military Wiki | Fandom

T249 Vigilante - Wikiwand

Alternate Armoured Vehicles of Nations | alternatehistory.com

01 Gun Platform 37mm Vigilante T250 Gatling Gun

The US Vigilante SPAAG Prototype

T249 Vigilante


[Would you like to see this in-game?]
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3 Likes

A really obscure vehicle, and that 120 RPM firing mode, lol! This is definitely on my list of US vehicles I want to see, plus the rest of the vehicles from the SPAA program this came from.

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This would be ridiculous, absurd, impossible to use, but LETHAL when mastered. +1

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Would be awesome!

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It reminds me of those jet players who one tap with ADENs, id love it

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YES… is all u need to hear

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