M247 Sergeant York Divisonal Air Defense (DIVAD) Vehicle

Country of Origin: United States
Image courtesy of Wikipedia (Brian Stansberry); click on image to display larger version

Type: Tracked air defense vehicle Manufacturer: Ford Aerospace
Armor Material: Cast and rolled steel Armor Thickness: Maximum of 120mm
Height: 3.42 m Length: 7.67 m
Weight: 54.4 tons Maximum Speed: 48 kph on-road
Powerplant: Teledyne Continental AVDS-1790-2D diesel Horsepower: 750 hp

Size: 13 Total Actions: 2

Weapon Code Arc S M L EX Acc FC Dam Qty ROF Special Ammo
Bofors L70 40mm antiaircraft gun HAAC T 3 6 12 24 0 0 x12 2 0 - 290 each

Primary Movement: Ground 3/5 (30 kph) Secondary Movement: N/A
Maneuver: -3 Armor: 12 / 24 / 36

Crew: 3 (Driver, Commander, Gunner) Deployment Range: 500 km
Sensors: 0 / 3 km Communications: +1 / 20 km
Perks: Backup Sensors, ECCM (Rating 1, AUX), Smoke Launchers (12 shots, AUX) Flaws: Defective Active Sensors (Rating 2), Defective Fire Control (Rating 2), Large Sensor Profile (Rating 2)
Defects: None Lemon Dice: 1


The Sergeant York became a running joke in the early 1980's about how not to develop a weapons system. The M48A5 chassis, the Bofors cannon and the fire control radar (adapted from the radar built for the F-16 Fighting Falcon) were all successful individually, but the attempt to combine them into a functioning platform failed in a very public fashion. The Wikipedia article on the Sergeant York gives a very good account on the difficulties surrounding the system, which was cancelled in 1985 after the production of only 50 units.

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