VCR/TH

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In Team Yankee[edit]

The VCR/TH is a French wheeled vehicle with a TOW missile launcher that fills the anti NATO armour role in the Iraqi list much like the Soviet Storm.

The VCR/TH’s main weapon is an AT23 FP3+ missile that can only be fired while stationary, and can remain gone to ground even after firing. This means a default 4+ to hit, given the Iraqi 3+ to hit profile.

Now the big question: is this unit worth bringing? Probably. Unlike the NATO factions and their generation-three tanks, your best tank the T-72M will not have a good time against the M1 Abrams or the Leopard 2. The VCR/TH is the only budget version for players who need a tool in their list that can guarantee kills against the best armour in the game. The Hind and the Warthog might be decent for the role at higher pointages, but a small unit of VCRs firing from ambush could cripple a platoon of NATO tanks. Against PACT forces however, the T-72M and the Spandrel will fill your anti-armour need very respectably.

A tech unit that serves as the Iraqis' low-cost solution against the latest armoured platforms around today.

IRL[edit]

Its like an armoured car which decided to evolve cat ears...

The Panhard VCR is a French light APC designed for the export market. The VCR in particular was made per an Iraqi request for a light ATGM carrier, though a basic variant armed with a machinegun is also available. An amphibious variant for Argentina called the "hydrojet" used actual jet propulsion for faster speed in water, whereas most other amphibious vehicles of its class rely on wheels. Most of the original Iraqi VCRs were destroyed in the Gulf War, though some still exist in Mexico, Argentina, and the UAE.

Iraqi Forces in Team Yankee
Tanks: T-55 - T-62 - T-72M
Transports: BTR-60 - OT-64 - AMX-10P - BMP-1
Troops: Motor Rifle Company
Artillery: 2S1 Carnation - 2S3 Acacia - AMX Auf1 - BM-21 Hail
Anti-Aircraft: ZSU 23-4 Shilka - SA-13 Gopher - SA9 Gaskin - SA-8 Gecko - Roland AA
Tank Hunters: Spandrel - VCR/TH
Recon: BRDM-2 - BTR-60 OP
Aircraft: MI-24 Hind - Gazelle HOT
US Support: A-10 Warthog - AV-8 Harrier