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M1097 Avenger
M1097 Avenger
Nation Flag United States United States
Class Anti-Aircraft Missile
Cost 45 Supply
Armor Front 0 / Side 0 / Rear 0 / Top 0
Icon WALB Strength 5
Size Medium
Icon WRD Air Detection Good
Speed 90 km/h
Road Speed 120 km/h
Icon WALB Stealth Poor
Fuel Capacity 100 L
Icon WALB Autonomy 500 km
Icon WALB Year 1997
Icon WALB Type Marines, Airbrone, Motorized, Support
SAM FIM-92C Stinger (Infrared Missile)
The M1097 Avenger is a prototype Anti-Aircraft vehicle for the United States that first appeared in Wargame: AirLand Battle.



Wargame: AirLand BattleEdit

The Avenger is one of the best non-radar SAM vehicles in the game, it uses the Stinger SAM that has incredible accuracy and damage, allowing it to down most planes with only two hits. It has a number of drawbacks however, as a prototype it is only available to the United States and is not available to armored, mechanized or air assault type decks.

It also lacks the range of its Soviet equivalents the BRDM-2 Strela-1M and the MT-LB Strela-10M, both have better range against helicopters, and neither are prototypes although the Avenger has both better accuracy and damage than the former (11 as opposed to 9, HE5 as opposed HE4) and better accuracy than the latter (11 as opposed to 10).

Wargame: Red DragonEdit

The M1097 Avenger returns as one of the United States' IR anti-air options. Firing the Stinger C, it has the same excellent accuracy and fair HE power as the MANPAD variant of the Stinger, while being mounted on a very fast Humvee. However, as with all Stinger variants, the Avenger is lacking in range -- just 2275m versus helicopters, making it one of the shortest-ranged anti-air units in the game. Its anti-plane range is even shorter, limiting its usefulness against either type of aircraft and essentially requiring the unit to be very close to the front line, and as it lacks armor and has only 5HP, it will die easily to almost any kind of damage.

It is almost identical to the Kin-SAM Closed Arrow of Japan, but the Kin-SAM has much-improved range (2450m) at the cost of 10 additional deployment points, and may only be taken in one card.


AirLand BattleEdit

Weapons WAB Icon Stinger
Type SAM No Weapon No Weapon
Name Stinger
Caliber IR
Ammo x 8
Range Ground = N/A m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Accuracy 11
Icon WRD Stabilizer N/A
AP Power 0
HE Power 5
Icon WALB Suppression N/A
Rate of fire 14 r/min

Red Dragon Edit

Weapons WRD Icon Stinger C
Type SAM No Weapon No Weapon
Name FIM-92C Stinger
Caliber Infrared Missile
Ammo x 8
Range Ground = N/A m
Helicopters = 2275 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 1820 m
Accuracy 70%
Icon WRD Stabilizer 70%
AP Power N/A
HE Power 5
Icon WALB Suppression 200
Rate of fire 20 s r/min

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