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Brick Rigs: M8 AGS
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Download this M8 AGS Mod for Brick Rigs for free and enjoy the dynamic driving and destruction physics of Brick Rigs!
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3 Jun 2018

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0.086 MB

This mod adds M8 AGS to the Brick Rigs.

Specifications:Crew:3x man
Top speed:72 km/h
Armament:1x 105mm XM-35 cannon; 1x 7.62mm M240 machine gun; 12.7mm Browning M2 AA machine gun;
Brick count:770
Cost:4,392u

How to use:Fire extinguish system – Num 5
(AA mg can be used by any crew member in ALT mode, except commander)

M8 AGS had 3 levels of armor:Level 1 – armor of a tank itself (protection from 12.7mm bullets and 23mm shells from the front).
Level 2 – steel&titanium armor plates attached to hull and turret (protection from 14.5mm bullets and 30mm shells from the front).
Level 3 – level 2 + special ERA armor (protection from RPG-7 and 100-115mm HEAT shells).

History of M8 AGS
The United Defense M8 Armored Gun System was an American light tank that was intended to replace the M551 Sheridan in the 82nd Airborne Division, as well as being expected to replace TOW-equipped Humvees in the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment (2nd ACR). The M8 project was eventually canceled in 1997. Its role in the 2nd ACR was eventually taken by the M1128 Mobile Gun System.

In the 1980s, the United States Army began looking for an air-portable replacement for their M551 Sheridan light tanks. Several attempts over the years to update or replace the Sheridan had proved unsuccessful. The Armored Gun System (AGS) competition was initiated and in 1992 FMC/United Defense’s vehicle was selected. In addition to being expected to replace the Sheridan in the 82nd Airborne Division, it was also expected to replace TOW anti-tank missile -equipped Humvees in the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment.

Six prototypes were eventually built for the U.S. Army under the designation XM8 AGS. The M8 was later type-classified by the U.S. Army in late 1995 and initially slated for production in 1996. The M8 project was canceled in 1997 to free up money for other fledgling programs. In March 2004 at the 82nd Airborne Division’s request, the Army approved the transfer of four production vehicles from United Defense’s facility in York, Pennsylvania to the 82nd at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. However, as of June 2004, this transfer was on hold pending an “ongoing analysis.” The M8’s role in the 2nd ACR was eventually taken by the Stryker.

United Defense had reportedly sought overseas customers, without success. In late 1997 they parted with FNSS Defence Systems to offer the M8 AGS to the Turkish Land Forces Command. As of 2006, Taiwan at one point expressed interest as a replacement for its fleet of M24 Chaffee/M41 Walker Bulldog light tanks but would not commit following cancellation by the U.S.

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