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I'll puncture the next thing that moves.
- Quad cannon assembled from the Arms dealer.
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The quad cannon was a Soviet-era (ZSU-23-4) weapon recycled by the GLA by the time of the War against the GLA. It was the organization's prime choice as an economical anti-infantry and anti-aircraft vehicle.

Background

A half-track vehicle equipped with four heavy machine guns on a rotating turret, the quad cannon can tear through soft and lightly-armoured targets. Especially effective in groups, the quad cannon is cheap and easy to acquire through an Arms dealer. Quad cannon crews can upgrade their weapon sets by salvaging parts from destroyed enemy vehicles.

Upgrades

Base

Gen1 AP bullets Icons.png Armor-Piercing Bullets When purchased, this upgrade increases all Quad Cannons' gun damage by 25%. Purchasable at any Black Market for a cost of $2000.
Gen1 Junk Repair Icons.png Junk Repair When purchased, this upgrade allows all Quad Cannons to auto-repair while in the field. Purchasable from any Black Market for a cost of $2000.

Salvage

As previously mentioned, the Quad cannon can also be upgraded by salvaging parts from the battlefield, resulting in better performance.

  • Its first salvage upgrade decreases its damage slightly (from 10 to 8), but doubles the firing rate.
  • Its second salvage upgrade again doubles its firing rate. The damage isn't reduced any further.

Note: Due to an oversight, quad cannons upgraded with scrap actually become less effective than unscrapped quads once they gain veterancy. The reason for this is that the weapon maxes out its firing rate with either Hero veterancy or the first scrap upgrade already, thus only lowering the damage output and not additionally increasing the firerate further as intended with scrap.

Campaign

A unique quad cannon version used by Prince Kassad in the campaign has an exclusive upgrade.

ZH Quad Cannon Snipe Rounds Icons.jpg Quad Cannon Snipe Rounds When purchased at the Palace, this upgrade allows Quad Cannons to kill infantry with one shot.

Game unit

Inexpensive to acquire, the quad cannon can quickly be deployed in divisions of a considerable size, and provides very adequate protection to units lacking in anti-infantry and anti-aircraft protection. Quad cannons are by no means weakly armoured, especially for a light vehicle.

Nevertheless, quad cannons are rather ineffective against heavy armour. Although they have average range, artillery and rogue rocket buggies can destroy them without exposing themselves to the quad cannons. Despite its anti-air specialty, it is unable to fully counter Aurora and Aurora Alpha bombers.

Assessment

Pros

  • Cheap, fast and manueverable
  • Effective against infantry, light vehicles and aircraft
  • Benefits from salvaged parts (except when gaining veterancy due to an oversight)
  • Can kill the soldiers in a Stinger site

Cons

Quotes

I'll puncture the next thing that moves.
- When emerging from the Arms Dealer
Quad cannon.
- When selected
Four on the floor.
- When selected
Uhuh?
- When selected
What?
- When selected
Don't get on my bad side.
- When selected
Going.
- When moving
It better be worth it..
- When moving
Don't push me.
- When moving
I do not have patience for this!
- When moving
I'll get there.
- When moving
Yes, yes.
- When moving
Punch it!
- When ordered to attack land units
Begin stitching.
- When ordered to attack land units
Stop them dead in their tracks.
- When ordered to attack land units
They are brittle.
- When ordered to attack land units
Start the machinery.
- When ordered to attack land units
I see them.
- When ordered to attack air units
Put holes in them!
- When ordered to attack air units
Cut them down!
- When ordered to attack air units
Down to our level!
- When ordered to attack air units
Annoying pests!
- When ordered to attack air units
Clip their wings!
- When ordered to attack air units
The worms should like the dirt.
- When ordered to run over
They will break and shatter.
- When ordered to run over
Crush them into bits.
- When ordered to run over
Hehehehehe!
- When ordered to run over
I'll take it.
- When ordered to salvage a wreck
It's mine!
- When ordered to salvage a wreck
Gimme that!
- When ordered to salvage a wreck

Cut Sniper Quad Cannon quotes

Line them up.
- When selected
Quad Sniper.
- When selected
I'll put them all to rest.
- When selected
Petty insects!
- When ordered to attack
Put them out of their misery!
- When ordered to attack
Mow the lawn!
- When ordered to attack
Mow them down!
- When ordered to attack
Drown them into mud!
- When ordered to attack

Trivia

  • Most modern AA unit uses flak (explosive cannon rounds) to puncture holes in aircraft. The quad cannon, however, uses solid rounds to destroy their targets, similar to the M45 Quadmount heavy machine gun.
  • The Quad Cannon design was inspired by the Philippine Army's Rocket Launcher Vehicle named Bongbong I, the Philippine A00rmy's Armored Rocket Launcher Vehicle and it was a basic copy of Russia's Katyusha Rocket Launcher from the World War II-era. The vehicle was made during the Marcos Reign-era during his presidency in the Philippines from the year 1975-1986.

Gallery

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