An Auto Loader is a device that automatically reloads a normally non-automatic high-caliber firearm, e.g. a tank gun, or even a 406 mm naval "rifle" of a battleship. Autoloaders are used for either two reasons: to load shells too heavy to handle by a person, or to boost the rate of fire and cut down the number of the gun crew.
In Singleplayer, it can be noted that in the two tank missions, the M1 Abrams is equipped with the Auto Loader (even with the fact that Ingham is an A.I. character who loads the tank's sabot).
|IR Smoke (MA), Coaxial LMG (MBT and TD), Stealth (AH) ← → Zoom Optics (MBT, AH and TD), Proximity Scan (MA)|
• 4400 MBT score
Increases reload rate of certain vehicle weapons
• MBT (Driver)
Auto Loader is a specialization for MBTs, Mobile Artillery Vehicles, Tank Destroyers and oddly, attack helicopters that increases the main weapon's reload rate. Other vehicles have a similar specialization—Belt Speed—that increases the weapon's rate of fire by reducing reload times between firing.
It has a similar effect to its counterpart in Battlefield 3. It will reduce the time taken to reload between shots.