LG40 Anti-tank Gun Team Symbol

LG40 Anti-tank Gun Team

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Team Weapon
LG40 Anti-tank Gun Team
LG40 Anti-tank Gun Team Portrait
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Heavy weapon team armed with a 75mm recoilless gun.

The LG40 Anti-Tank Gun Team is a Wehrmacht weapons team unit. In skirmishes, the unit is not produced directly. Instead, it is para-dropped as an abandoned weapon via the LG40 Recoilless Gun Paradrop call-in ability with the Luftwaffe Battlegroup.

Once dropped onto the field, like any other abandoned weapon it may be destroyed or crewed by any player in the match, including opponents. As such, it is wise to para-drop these at safe locations or simply at base for the Wehrmacht player and/or allies to crew safely.

The weapon itself is a dedicated anti-tank weapon. It is significantly smaller than standard AT guns like the Wehrmacht . As such, it is less bulkier and more mobile, making it a bit more flexible/faster when it comes to rotating and setting up.

Like any other weapons team, it requires setting up before being able to fire. Once set up, it can only fire within its range and arc of fire. The LG40 noticeably has a very small arc of fire compared to most weapons, limiting its shots in a narrow cone. On the other hand, it sets up and rotates fairly quickly compared to bulkier AT guns.

Compared to the , it is essentially a 'mini AT gun'. It packs less damage and significantly less penetration than standard AT guns, limiting its effectiveness to mainly light vehicles unless firing at the flanks of armoured targets. On the other hand, it uniquely has different costs as it only costs Munitions to para-drop, but must be manned by players to make use of it. Manpower costs can be mitigated by crewing the weapon with cheaper units such as or , or ideally by using the Recrew Weapon ability from units such as the .

As a unique 'lightweight' anti-tank weapon, this can be useful for providing an anti-light vehicle solution early on before better weapons are made available. This is especially true due to its low cost, both in CP and resource cost to deploy (although remember it still needs to be crewed).

Remember that because it is para-dropped alone, it can be crewed by allies in team matches and thus one can purposely drop them in to grant LG40s to teammates.

This weapon cannot be towed.

Veterancy


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1000 XP

Unlocks veteran ability. Unit is harder to hit.
Veteran Star FullVeteran Star FullVeteran Star Empty

3000 XP

Increases accuracy, weapon traverse speed, and unit is harder to hit.
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6000 XP

Increases weapon penetration, rate of fire, and health.

Veterancy Abilities

  • Ambush Camouflage: Active toggle ability. When toggled on, the unit camouflages, becoming invisible to enemies unless they get too close. On the other hand, it will have greatly reduced speed and vision while active. Its camouflage will also disable if the unit attacks or uses any abilities. When attacking to break this invisibility, its first shot (typically dubbed 'ambush bonus') will have significant damage, penetration, and accuracy bonuses. Cannot camouflage while in combat. Overall this is a powerful ability to help keep the LG40 hidden and safe, waiting for the opportune moment to strike. As it is a toggle ability, the unit does not need to stay in cover to remain hidden, though beware of the speed and vision loss. Once a good opportunity arises, the ambush bonus is great for getting a good first shot off that is practically guaranteed to deal damage and even punch above its weight if ambushing a more armoured target.

Abilities


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Hold Fire Disabled
Unit will not engage unless given a manual attack order when active.
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Ambush Camouflage
Camouflages the unit. Unit is invisible to enemies unless they get too close.
+25% damage, +50% penetration, and +50% accuracy on the first shot from camouflage. -50% speed and -50% vision when active.

Weapons


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Mid
Far
Accuracy0.0750.0450.04
Range153560
Penetration16012080
120
0.5
Mp40-crew-ger
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Mid
Far
Accuracy0.420.250.1
Range71535
Penetration00.90.85
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  • Essentially a 'mini AT gun', the LG40 has less damage and significantly less penetration than standard AT guns like the . This limits its effectiveness to mainly light vehicles.