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Artillery Truck IRL

A Pierce-Arrow Armoured Lorry with a 2-Pounder Anti-Aircraft gun.

The Pierce-Arrow Anti-Aircraft Armoured Lorry was a mobile artillery vehicle produced by Wolseley Motors Ltd. of Great Britain. A Vickers Naval 2-pounder Mk II "Pom Pom" automatic gun was mated to a 5-ton truck provided by Pierce-Arrow Motor Car Company of America, and enhanced with up to 7.5mm of armor. A Maxim gun could be fitted at various points along the body, including the co-driver's armored shutter. Forty-eight of these vehicles were produced in 1914 for the Royal Marine Artillery.[1]

Battlefield 1Edit

Artillery Truck
Artillery Truck Icon
Vehicle passengers 1 Tanker
Vehicle armor Heavy
Main weapon Lewis Gun (Armored Artillery/Anti-Aircraft Package)
Maxim MG (Armored Mortar Package)
Upgrades Armored Artillery Package
Armored Anti-Aircraft Package
Armored Mortar Package
Vehicle speed Moderate
Vehicle maneuverability Moderate
This item has a Codex entry: Artillery Truck
"A fast formidable versatile but weakly armored gun platform serving many different roles in the Great War. The driver has a defensive machine gun that can be used when parked."
— In-game description

The Armored Artillery Truck is a vehicle featured in Battlefield 1. It was first seen during the "Battlefield 1 Gameplay Series: Vehicles" trailer.

SingleplayerEdit

Artillery Truck appears in every level excluding Storm of Steel and The Runner. In campaign, an unique Transport variant is seen. It is armed only with HMG and has ability to transport up to 5 soldiers (driver + 4 passengers). It is used as a standard transport vehicle of Imperial German Army, Austria-Hungary and Ottoman Empire. Its Artillery package is seen at the end of Nothing Is Written, when a convoy of Ottoman trucks drives to a village.

MultiplayerEdit

Intended for long range bombardment, it is operated by a single Tanker. The driver may freely switch between a machine gun mounted on the front of the vehicle (usable while driving), and an artillery piece in the rear bed, depending on the Vehicle Package.

Though heavily armored, the truck does not have as much health as the various tanks, and will be outmatched at close range. Its long wheelbase can also cause issues on unfavorable terrain. However, it is incredibly fast which makes for quick getaways should the position be compromised.

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TriviaEdit

  • In Through Mud and Blood (Breakdown), if the player gets spotted while trying to complete the level stealthy, two artillery trucks will arrive to village, reinforcing the enemy and increasing a quanity of them to 10 enemies more.
  • In Nothing Is Written (Young Men's Work), two trucks are seen patrolling the desert. They drive through all three Ottoman strongholds. They transport soldiers, that will support their allies if player gets spotted. Due to driving on constant tracks, player can forsee their next location and prepare an ambush, to minimalize a risk of being spotted by patrols when driving a horse on a desert.
  • In Avanti Savoia at the end of "O la Vittoria", when player controls the AA gun, about 15 Artillery Trucks with Austrian camouflage and symbols can be seen staying in the valley. They gradually get destroyed by enemy bombers. It is unknown why Austrian pilots attack their teammates. It is also possible that these trucks actually belong to Italians (Matteo's unit), which would make more sense and it was an oversight with the developer's part.

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