The Patriot SAM is a heavy anti air truck used by the United States of America.
- Heavy Anti-Air
- AIM-120E SLAMRAAM Missiles
- Repair itself
- Gen. Bradley Exclusive for v2.0
|Patriot SAM Upgrades|
The Patriot SAM is a rather small truck with an attached trailer to it that houses an advanced surface to air missile launcher. It is able to fire in quick succession and without the need to reload, but it does not have any anti-ground weaponry save for instances when you upgrade it with battle drones.
To aircraft, it is surely a major hinderence when a group of these can cut down an impending airstrike, before they deploy their munitions.
The Patriot SAM can constantly launch missiles on targeted aircraft and few could ever survive 1-2 of them; However the Su-47 Berkut (with its evasive maneuvers) and the Harrier (with it's chaff countermeasures) could theoretically survive, but it is pure luck if it could outmaneuver three Patriot SAMs.
Other USA aircraft such as the Widowmaker and the Nighthawk could temporarily survive with their countermeasures. Given to its range and quick veterancy rate, it should bring down light-armored helicopters rather quickly whereas heavier armored ones might be able to withstand the punishment longer.
The Patriot SAM also is more mobile than most other heavy AA units from other factions, being able to fire while on the move. This is especially useful when attempting to avoid Sokols as they are more than capable of taking out Patriot SAMs before they're destroyed by the missiles.
Despite the power and range of these missiles, they travel quite quickly, similar to the Russian Grumble. However, they may be intercepted by other anti-air units and defenses.
- The Patriot SAM replaces the obsolete Chaparral, but is near identical in function.