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For the personnel carrier, see GAZ-AAA Cargo.

Description[]

The Gorkiy Auto Zavod-AAA M-4 Maxim AA truck is a Russian tri-axial truck mounted with a quad Maxim M-4 Anti-Aircraft gun. Although the M-4 is designed for use against low flying aircraft it is also an excellent infantry support vehicle.
― Heroes & Generals

Tips

  • This vehicle is fairly slow so try your best to keep hidden from enemy aircraft and tanks alike, also an easy target for snipers.
  • Nearly impossible to flip, but can get stuck if the front wheels are over a ledge.
  • While using this truck, your primary target should always be enemy Aircraft/Paratroopers.
  • This vehicle has the lightest armor of the three mobile AAs. It is the only anti-aircraft truck vulnerable to the armaments of recon planes.
  • This vehicle has the least cover for the gunner out of the three mobile AAs. It is very easy for enemy pilots to splash you out of the vehicle with HE rounds.
  • This vehicle has the best infantry fighting capability out of the three, wide vision, great damage, and a high rate of fire will allow you to effectively create a no mans land if hidden well, hit and run tactics are recommended if fighting infantry at all for the gunner is very vulnerable.
  • The Maxim AA mounted on the back cannot be aimed parallel with the ground as with the other added mobile AA's.
  • In order to fire effectively at infantry the GAZ-AAA must be on an extreme incline in order to aim at them, in urban settings use sidewalks and other ledges to tilt the gun down, in a forest setting use steep hills/cliffs or even a rock.

General Use:

The GAZ-AAA, the Soviet Union's Mobile AA solution for infantry, is effectively a civilian truck with an LMG mounting system that allows the user to fire at passing aircraft. The inherent traits of a low-caliber AA weapon such as the M4 Quad Maxim make this weapon deadly against paratroopers, as it is extremely accurate, has a high rate of fire, and a MASSIVE magazine for halting enemy paratrooper assaults without the need to reload. However, what the M4 Maxim gains in anti-paratrooper capability, it trades in anti-aircraft capability, having the lowest DPS vs enemy aircraft of all AA solutions in the game. This makes it vulnerable to frequent strafing runs, as it will be rare that the M4 Maxim will be able to destroy an aircraft before he or she can bring the craft around for a quick burst of their cannons (which can destroy the truck itself easily), or use a single bomb to take down the truck. HE shells can also easily splash out the gunner, as he is extremely exposed while firing (although the driver is less exposed, thanks to the truck's roof which will spare you from some blast damage). One useful tactic is to attempt to bait the enemy pilot into a dive, then using the Maxim's great accuracy to snipe the pilot out rather than attempting to destroy the craft. While this may not net you the EXP and cash reward of destroying the plane itself, it will keep you alive and help you defend the airspace for your team.

Useful Tips:

  • The truck is horribly slow to start, which can be a deadly flaw when attempting to relocate during hit-n-run strategies. Consider using Driver badge to decrease vehicle startup time, allowing solo players to more effectively avoid incoming gunfire.
  • The 7.62mm cartridge used by the Maxim has a very high bullet velocity, but significant target leading is still required for distant paraplanes. Use the outermost ring of the anti-aircraft sights and "walk" the gun into position by watching your tracers until you begin to recieve "armor penetrated" messages.
  • Paratroopers still in the falling animation require lots of lead, as they are travelling VERY fast.
  • Using the Infantry First badge significantly increases damage against light vehicles.
  • The AA gun's armor penetration is enough to penetrate jeeps and motorcycles, but struggles with any kind of APCs.
  • Consider using the PTRD or PTRS and a wrench as your loadout, and carrying an ammunition crate on the AA truck. The bright stream of tracers attract enemy pilots close for what they believe to be a free kill, but can be swiftly punished with a shot from the Anti-Tank rifle that can result in a vehicle kill if they were previously damaged.

Ammunition

Name Explosion Damage/Radius Penetration Damage[1] Near/Far Range Far Penetration Far Damage Correction Angle Velocity Credits Cost Gold Cost Cost per Shot Maintenance Load
[7.62×54mmR] Type L Light Ball @ m 3mm - 6mm 15 - 20 10m/700m 10% 50% ° 986.24825 m/s 340 Credits 4 Gold 0.17 Credits 0:00s

Camouflage

Factory Vasyugan Light Kutuzov Two Tone
Price (Credits) 100,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 93,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png
Price (Gold) 400 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 370 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
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Upgrades

Supply Crates and other upgrades can be fitted to your vehicle to aid nearby infantry.

Name Contents Credits Cost Gold Cost Spawn Cost Maintenance Load
Ammunition Supply Crate Ammo 1,300 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 15 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 12 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 0:02s
Medic Supply Crate Health 4,400 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 52 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 44 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 0:02s
Anti-tank Supply Crate Panzerfaust 60 7,500 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 90 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 68 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 0:02s

Specialist Ribbon

Vehicle Required: GAZ-AAA M-4 Maxim
V SPC 88.png GAZ-AAA M-4 Maxim Specialist
Using the GAZ-AAA M-4 Maxim AA-truck in battle will earn you points on this ribbon.
More points are awarded for using the vehicles armament to destroy enemy aircraft, vehicles and kill enemy soldiers.
Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Icon-SU-Symbol.png Soviet Unlocks
Ammunition Supply Crate
Kutuzov Two Tone
Vasyugan Light
Medic Supply Crate
Anti-Tank Supply Crate


Gallery[]

  1. Against armor
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