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Fwd: 20/06/2020 HSTV-L Missing XM884 HE (Proximity / Multipurpose)


1. The full name of the vehicle affected.

High Survivability Test Vehicle Lightweight (HSTV-L).


2. A detailed description of the issue you have or what you see as being erroneous regarding its representation in-game.

The HSTV-L is currently missing its high explosive shell, XM884. XM884 had an IR proximity fuse for use against aircraft, as the 75mm XM274 cannon was a dual purpose anti-armor / anti-air system. The HSTV-L was specifically designed with high cannon elevation angles so that it could defend itself against aircraft.


BVV_d seemed to imply in a stream that the HSTV-L would not be receiving proximity based ammunition because it wasn't ready, however this is not that case. XM884 and XM885 were developed concurrently and both test fired while the HSTV-L was undergoing testing.


Due to the lack of HE-VT ammunition, the HSTV-L is incapable of defending itself from aircraft, especially helicopters. Hitting a helicopter with the APFSDS shell does no damage, and the 7.62mm machine guns aren't enough to adequately take down top tier helicopters. Due to the lack of radar, the HSTV-L with XM884 would not be able to fulfill the role of an anti-aircraft gun. It would only be able to reliably engage targets that are in very close proximity to it, making XM884 useful only for self defense.


3. Unless the data is taken from an official Gaijin statement, please provide a documented test and provide the Client Log from that session.



4. A detailed description of the fix you suggest. Provide sources including reference that underline your position.

Give the HSTV-L XM884 HE-VT ammunition. XM884 is based off of the Navy's 76mm Mark 199 IR proximity round, which is fired from the 76mm Mark 75 cannon, also known as the 76mm OTO-Melara. As such, XM884's performance could be extrapolated from the 76/62 HE-MOM shell used by the OTOMATIC.




From "Department of Defense Appropriations for 1984 (July 6th, 1983)"



From "Armor Magazine Volume 85 January-February 1976" 


From "Armor Magazine Volume 89 July-August 1981" 



From "DoD Financial Management Regulation Volume 15, Appendix B"



From "Armed Forces Journal International Volume 121"




From "Jane's Armour and Artillery 1991-92"



From "Defense Logistics Agency - Federal and International Cataloging - Ammo (dla.mil)"






Department of Defense Appropriations for 1984 (July 6th, 1983)

Armor Magazine Volume 85 January -February 1976

Armor Magazine Volume 89 July-August 1981

DoD Financial Management Regulation Volume 15, Appendix B

Armed Forces Journal International Volume 121 (No Cover Available)

Jane's Armour and Artillery 1991-92

Defense Logistics Agency (dla.mil)

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Thank you for your interest and help improving the game.


Your information has been forwarded to the Developers for their consideration. If there is anything further regarding this report a Technical Moderator will contact you.


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