T3 “Xiphos”

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This article is timeless and should be accurate for any version of the game.

Colonial Armoured Cars are quick, well-rounded urban assault platforms. These anti-infantry vehicles are equipped with twin-barrelled machineguns.
In-game description

The T3 “Xiphos” is the standard Colonial Armored Car. It is equipped with a twin 7.92mm machine gun.

General Info


The T3 “Xiphos” houses a crew of two soldiers:

  • Driver (Seat 1)
    • Controls the movement of the vehicle, and can see the remaining fuel in the vehicle
    • Activates horn sound with LMB
  • Gunner (Seat 2)
    • Controls the movement, reloading, and firing of the twin 7.92mm machine gun


The T3 “Xiphos” is equipped with one main armament:

  • 7.92mm Twin-Barrel Machine Gun
    • Mounted on a turret (can rotate 360 degrees, turns 60° per second)
    • Ammo Used: 7.92mm
    • Reload Duration: 4 seconds
    • Range: 40 meters
    • Fire Rate: 340 rounds per minute
    • Magazine Size: 50 rounds
    • Accuracy: decent
    • Stability: Loses accuracy quickly, should fire short bursts


It has a dedicated ammo slot that can hold 30 magazines.

Health & Armor

The T3 “Xiphos” has 1000 HP and is disabled under 30% health. It has "Light Armor" resistance: it can soak small arms fire and shrapnel, and it is immune to Flamethrowers. But it won't last long when faced with 12.7mm machine guns, heavy explosives, or anti-tank weaponry.
It has Tank Armor. With it, in best case scenario, penetrating projectiles only have a 85% chance of penetrating and doing damage. That chance goes up quickly if the armor is worn or if it is shot from up close, or on the side or rear from a direct angle, or with ammo that has penetration bonuses.
It takes 95 Basic Materials to fully repair it from 1% to 100% health with a Hammer. Its health and Tank Armor can be instantly repaired at a Garage for 100 Basic Materials.


Structure Input(s) Output Time
Garage 25 x Refined Materials Refined Materials.png  T3 “Xiphos” T3 Xiphos Vehicle Icon.png 25 Hammer hits
Mass Production Factory 75 x Refined Materials Refined Materials.png Crate of 3 x  T3 “Xiphos” T3 Xiphos Vehicle Icon.png 00:20:50

Must be fully researched in the Vehicle IconFilterVehicle.png Tech Tree in order to be produced.

Storage & Transport

The T3 “Xiphos” can be stored in a Storage Depot, Seaport or Storage Ship.

It can be packaged into an small Shippable and transported by any Shipping Vehicle (Crane, Flatbed Truck, Barge, Freighter, Storage Ship, Landing Ships, Flatbed Car, or Large Crane).


The T3 “Xiphos”, like all wheeled armored cars, is a lightly armored car solely designed to combat infantry. In terms of mobility, it has mediocre off-road speed and decent on-road speed, which makes it limited to where it can effectively fight. Along with its slow-turning turret, it is better to stay on roads so the crew can react faster if they're being flanked. Additionally, due to its low health, a single anti-tank mine will nearly destroy it.

Due to the vehicle equipped with 7.92mm ammunition (a light kinetic ammo type), it cannot damage defensive structures and struggles to suppress them due to its bad accuracy. As such, it shouldn't be used to push defenses, especially those with active AI. It is better suited to attacking enemy infantry out in the open or behind certain defenses (such as Trenches, Sandbags, etc.), as well as protecting friendly infantry from enemy forces by suppressing them or killing them.

AC Effectiveness over the Course of the War
Similar to all armored cars, as soon as heavier anti-armor weapons become more common, (such as anti-tank rifles) the T3 “Xiphos” quickly becomes obsolete on the front line, as they will quickly be destroyed, as longer ranged weapons prevent the crew from reacting fast enough before being destroyed.

Standard Equipment Loadout
Like with every other armored vehicle, the crew should ALWAYS equip themselves with a Gas Mask and multiple Filters to avoid dying to Gas Grenades. Additionally, they should bring a Hammer and Basic Materials to repair the vehicle. These tactics can be buffed by wearing either a Tank Uniform or an Engineer Uniform.

Depending on when the crew fields this Armored Car, these equipment may not be unlocked. If they are unlocked, the crew should equip them so they are not easily killed in combat.


  • The O'Brien V.110 and the T3 “Xiphos” have identical stats, which is uncommon when comparing the asymmetrical vehicle designs between the two factions
  • The T3 “Xiphos” appears to take heavy inspiration from the French Panhard 178
  • A Xiphos is a type of short sword used as a backup weapon for close quarters fighting by spearmen in ancient Greece


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