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Unit of the Day #04: Antey-2500

Unit of the Day returns, detailing new vehicles for Act of Aggression. We are back with Chimera to have a look at one of the most advanced vehicle in its arsenal: the Antey-2500.

The real Antey.

The Russian Antey-2500 is an early 2000’s upgrade of the Cold War-era Soviet S-300V (I knew that name was somehow familiar 😉 ).

It is both a heavy SAM (Surface-to-Air missile) able to target and destroy planes at very long range and high altitude, an anti-ballistic missile, a precision-guided munitions launcher, … 

Mounted on a tracked chassis, it can be fielded in both two and four-tubes variants. 

HD video here

The Antey ingame.

Just like the Patriot for the US Army, the Antey holds a dual purpose in Chimera’s arsenal.

In the first place, it is the UN strike force’s best anti-aircraft weapon system. Able to engage both planes & helicopters at long range (same as the Patriot), one single hit from its SAM (Surface-to-Air Missiles) will deal crippling damages to its target.

 

But Antey also grants Chimera the ability to target and defeat enemy tactical weapon strike. If in range, and supplied with “interceptor missile”, it will automatically fire at the enemy weapon and defeat it before it strikes its target. But unlike the SAM missiles which are infinite, the anti-ballistic ones are all accounted for. And must be supplied (hence paid) individually.

And that’s where the Antey‘s upgrade allowing it to double its number of launching tubes takes all of its interest. With twice the tubes, the Antey can storage twice the number of anti-ballistic missiles to counter a volley of tactical weapons coming in quick succession.

But where the Antey distinguished itself from the Patriot, and even all other anti-tactical weapons platform, is that it is a vehicle. Not a building. Although it required its very own building to be produced, the platform is therefore mobile, and can accompany a battleground on the move and shield it from a tactical strike. Something no other faction can do.

 

 

We will be back next friday with another “Unit of the Day” … 

Unit of the Day #04: Antey-2500
[EUG]MadMat

12 Comments

  • Erhan
    June 19, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    Damn, this seriously rocks! Can’t wait to play, but please don’t rush this game.
    Take your time, while we are drooling over the videos 😀

  • Oskar
    June 19, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    This one looks badass =D

  • Cam
    June 19, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    loved the gladiator refrence

      • DM
        June 20, 2015 at 3:50 pm

        C’est de la veille techno, en fait.

  • GrammarNazi!
    June 19, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    Isn’t “both” is used to connect o_n_l_y 2 adjectives (descriptions)? ]:>
    Not 3 and more? ]:<

  • GeorgeS
    June 19, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    Hope to see some infantry Units of the day 🙂

  • Dmitriy Krokhun
    June 21, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    When does preorder start?

  • Opticalx
    June 21, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    Juicy 😀

  • Сергей Чернышов
    June 23, 2015 at 11:16 am

    I’ve long thought what’s wrong with this unit.

    And finally I realized: S-300 type SAMs has vertical-launched missiles, that are fired from the raised to 90 degrees Containers.

    But on the video above Antey-2500 tracks the helicopters like some sort of Patriot, but actually it can’t rotate launchers on 360 degrees, there are simply no drives for that.

      • Сергей Чернышов
        June 23, 2015 at 5:52 pm

        Well, Wargame also had not realistic in AA ranges – BUK-M1 had a maximum of around 4500 meters.

        A modification with two tubes is primary anti-ballistic, with four – anti-aircraft. I were you, I would make a 4-tube launcher to be able to upgrade to an anti-ballistic version. Vertical-launched missiles would not allow the vehicle to fire on move, also deployed S-300 would look much more badass ^_^

        Ok, let it have a rotating turret, but it should never fire missiles from only one tube! That’s really ugly.

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