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Main Battle Tank
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The STAFF Shell is a secondary armament for main battle tanks in Battlefield 4. While capable of direct attack, it is designed to automatically adopt a high-angle attack. It is capable of attacking armor behind short buildings or other low cover.
Like its real-world counterpart, it functions somewhat like the MBT-LAW, actually steering the shell to perform a high-angle attack. It follows an initial ballistic trajectory for roughly 100 meters, then switches to a missile-like trajectory until it detects a nearby vehicle.
Before it was patched, the STAFF Shell has an independent reload timer, much like the Canister Shell had early in the run of Battlefield 3. It could be fired shortly after switching from the primary shell type without needing to wait for the rounds to be swapped. Its reload time is now correctly linked to the other shell.
- The STAFF Shell is based on the XM943 STAFF developed by Alliant Techsystems.