M5 Half-track Transport
A M5 Half-Track
|Role||Medium Infantry Transport Vehicle|
|Upkeep per Minute||?|
|Produced By||Tankoviy Battalion Command|
|Primary armament||.50cal Machine Gun|
|Can Be Loaded With||Up to 2 squads of Infantry, 12 men maximum|
The M5 Half-Track is a medium vehicle, available for the Soviet Union in Company of Heroes 2. Its main task is support of infantry through transport and reinforcing on the battlefield. Although initially lightly armored and armed, it can be equipped with anti-aircraft system, which allows it to effectively fight with enemy infantry, light vehicles and planes.
A powerful anti infantry half-track which can be upgraded with an AA gun. However it cannot pierce armor of tanks and other heavy vehicles. Very weak against anti-tank weaponry due to light armor but is fairly resistant to HMGs, light machine guns and rifles.
Troop Transportation and Reinforcement Edit
In addition to its offensive capabilities, the M5 Half-track Transport is a transportation and reinforcement vehicle. You may load up to 12 infantrymen into this halftrack, or two infantry squads. Garrisoned infantry are protected from cold weather, and can fire out of the vehicle. Squads can also be reinforced from the half-track.
This ability increases the maneuverability of the vehicle and decreases its chance of being hit.
Anti-air package Edit
This upgrade adds four .50 cal machine guns into the deck. This disables its ability to transport and reinforce infantry.
The M5 Half-Track Transport receives experience points for killing enemy units. Once it has accumulated a sufficient number of experience points, it will automatically advance to the next level of veterancy.
At each veterancy level, the M5 Half-Track Transport gains a specific set of bonuses. These bonuses are cumulative to each other:
|Level 1 Veterancy:
|Level 2 Veterancy:
|Level 3 Veterancy:
The M5 Half-Track is a medium vehicle and can easily be destroyed by enemy anti-tank weaponry. Although enemy vehicles are less dangerous, because M5 Half-Track can use its speed to avoid them, anti-tank guns will destroy it quickly. It is advised to keep it on the rear of the attacking force and repair it everytime when it has been damaged.