M5 APC

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Fully upgraded M5 APC
Turret-mounted auto-cannon
Sponson-mounted support weapon
Sponson-mounted support weapon

"The M5 is a 4-seat armored personnel carrier equipped with a double barrel light auto-cannon and two smaller support weapons. It traverses snow and shallow water with ease."
- Armory Description

Stratagem Code[edit | edit source]

Players must enter the following sequence, using the controller d‑pad, in order to call down this single-use Stratagem during a mission:
Arrow 1 D.pngArrow 3 R.pngArrow 1 D.pngArrow 2 L.pngArrow 2 L.pngArrow 3 R.png

Unlock Requirement[edit | edit source]

The M5 APC (Armored Personnel Carrier) is granted to the player as a reward for completing all the missions on its associated planet (typically a medium-low level planet - difficulty 4 to 6).

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Upgrade Cost Effect
Strat M5 APC mk1.png Mk1 Basic variant, no upgrades.
Strat M5 APC mk2.png Mk2 Research-point.png 2 Increases on-board ammunition supply and adds a laser sight to the main gun.
Strat M5 APC mk3.png Mk3 Research-point.png 3 Improved speed, handling and turret rotation speed.

Detailed Statistics[edit | edit source]

For a detailed overview and comparison of the statlines for Helldivers, their equipment and all enemies, check the Detailed Statistics page.

Health Constitution Armor
Base Decay Base Decay Location Min Max
1000 0 1000 150 default 20 2000
Attacks Power Crit AP? Effects
Crush n/a n/a no explosive
Gun 65 n/a no n/a
Cannon 180 n/a yes n/a
Area/Explosive Anti-Personnel Direct Ignore AP? Effects
Radius Power Radius Power Armor Shields
Crush 1.5 100 1.5 100 no yes no n/a
Vehicle Exploding 3.0 200 4.0 200 no no no n/a
M5 Autocannon Detailed Analysis
Weapon Info Additional Notes
Weapon Category Autocannon
Fire Mode Full-auto
Damage
Base Upgraded Additional Notes
Damage 180 250* * Requires Mk3 upgrade
Center Mass Damage N/A N/A No damage bonus
Status Effect None None
AP Ammo Armor Reduction -15 -15
Statistics
Base Upgraded Additional Notes
Cyclic Rate of Fire (RPM) 300 300
Capacity 180 180
Spread Fixed firing pattern
Max Range 100 m 100 m
Bullet Spread Simulation todo
M5 Support Weapon Detailed Analysis
Weapon Info Additional Notes
Weapon Category Machine Gun
Fire Mode Full-auto
Damage
Base Upgraded Additional Notes
Damage 65 65
Center Mass Damage N/A N/A No center mass bonus
Status Effect None None
AP Ammo Armor Reduction 0 0
Statistics
Base Upgraded Additional Notes
Cyclic Rate of Fire (RPM) 1500 1500
Capacity 750 1000* * Requires Mk2 upgrade
Spread Fixed firing pattern
Max Range 100 m 100 m
Bullet Spread Simulation todo

Gameplay Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Compared to the more heavily armed and armored M5-32 HAV, the M5 APC has better acceleration and top speed.
  • The sponson-mounted machine guns have a magazine capacity of 750 rounds each (1000 when upgraded); the turret-mounted double-barrel autocannon has a 150-round magazine (300 when upgraded).
    • Compared to the Helldiver-portable MG-94, vehicle-mounted machine guns have a 50% faster rate of fire.
  • Vehicles are larger than Hellpods, requiring more space to deploy. They can land anywhere within a fairly wide radius of where the beacon that called it in. In rough terrain, this can lead to the vehicle being deployed on top of unsuspecting Helldivers.
  • When calling in multiple stratagems, it is advisable to deploy any vehicles only after all equipment-bearing Hellpods have arrived. This is because Hellpods will instantly destroy any vehicle they land on.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

Stratagems
Supply Stratagems

Resupply REP-80 AD-289 Angel AD-334 Guard Dog LIFT-850 Jump Pack Resupply Pack SH-20 Shield Generator Pack SH-32 Directional Kinetic Shield

MG-94 Machine Gun MGX-42 Machine Gun AC-22 Dum-Dum LAS-98 Laser Cannon FLAM-40 Incinerator TOX-13 Avenger Obliterator Grenade Launcher MLS-4X Commando RL-112 Recoilless Rifle EAT-17 REC-6 Demolisher M-25 Rumbler

EXO-44 Walker Exosuit EXO-48 Obsidian Exosuit EXO-51 Lumberer Exosuit M5 APC M5-32 HAV TD-110 Bastion MC-109 Hammer Motorcycle

Defensive Stratagems

A/AC-6 Tesla Tower A/GL-8 Launcher Turret A/MG-11 Minigun Turret A/RX-34 Railcannon Turret Airdropped Anti-Personnel Mines Airdropped Stun Mines Anti-Personnel Barrier AT-47 Anti-Tank Emplacement Distractor Beacon Humblebee UAV drone Thunderer Smoke Round

Offensive Stratagems

Airstrike Close Air Support Heavy Strafing Run Incendiary Bombs Missile Barrage Orbital Laser Strike Railcannon Strike Shredder Missile Strike Sledge Precision Artillery Static Field Conductors Strafing Run Thunderer Barrage Vindicator Dive Bomb

Special Stratagems

Emergency Beacon ME-1 Sniffer Metal Detector NUX-223 Hellbomb Reinforce