The M4 Powell is a mainline, infantry fighting vehicle. The design was advanced by Coalition shared development between the U.S. and Italian technology. It is designed to carry troops, unload them during high-speed armored assault, and then provide general fire support.
Mounted in the turret is a laser guided anti-tank missile, which is excellent for taking out ground vehicles and even low-flying helicopters. Furthermore, it mounts a wire-guided ATGM in the roof, making the Powell feared even by main battle tanks.
The Threat Alert System enhances both inter-vehicle communications and threat detection and awareness by providing target designation abilities between primary and secondary positions.
Lastly, an active defence countermeasure system (ADCS) makes it nearly impossible to hit with any sort of guided rocket, grenade, or mortar type ordinance. Incoming threats such as these will literally be shot out of the air by the automated, or manually operated ADCS.--Field Guide text entry
The M4 provides and fills the role of an infantry fighting vehicle and light armor to the Western Coalition. The two-man crew has the ability to effectively fight against entire squads of soldiers or armor with the right skills at using the weapons the Powell brings to the fight.
When the second user's seat is being used, a turret will deploy out of the roof of the turret of the M4. This can be used tactically - both friend and foe - to determine quickly if a Powell is currently able to use its defensive system.
The driver has control over the 25mm auto cannon and 130mm wire-guided anti-tank missile, while the second user has control over the 150mm wire-guided anti-tank missile and the countermeasure system.
The M4 comes equipped with an Active Defense Countermeasure System, or ADCS which when used properly can render the Powell a hard to destroy target.
Behind the Scenes
The vehicle is referred to in the game's files as, "VHW_APC_MediumArmor", with 'VH' standing for vehicle, 'W' for Western Coalition, 'APC' as vehicle type, and 'MediumArmor' as sub type.
The M4 was designed by Nathan Campbell, and was modeled by Brian Burrell.