40mm Auto Cannon (Apocalypse)

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40mm Auto Cannon
The standard cannon for police and military vehicles; it fires a high velocity armor piercing shell.
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Source: X-COM Apocalypse Ufopedia

The 40mm Auto Cannon is a small sized machine gun for aircraft. It is standard armament for new Hoverbikes.

This weapon is essentially useless. It fires projectiles that are too slow to hit the smaller agile alien craft, yet too weak to pierce the armor of larger UFOs. Hoverbikes will be better served by using lasers and missiles. Perhaps its only effective use is against larger conventional craft, which you will likely never have to worry about all game. What the Auto Cannon lacks in utility, it makes up by coming with a free load of ammo on every Hoverbike, which can be sold separately for a base refund of $1500.

A small group of Hoverbikes armed with 40mm Auto Cannons can bring down the earlier scout craft in the game and can even prove to be a nuisance to the larger ones later on by tearing down their disruptor shields. Set Hoverbikes to aggressive mode to maximize their damage.

An additional perk of the 40mm auto cannon's low damage is that it will not cause a lot of property damage to the city during intense air combat.


  • Size: 1 × 2
  • Weight: 60
  • Damage: 10
  • Accuracy: 70%
  • Firing Arc: 90 degrees
  • Range: 175m
  • Fire Rate: 6.00 r/s
  • Projectile Speed: 20
  • Base Price: $500
  • Minimum Weekly Stock: 7
  • Maximum Weekly Stock: 24
  • Manufacturer: Megapol
  • Ammo: Multi-Cannon Round
    • Ammo Capacity: 300
    • Ammo Base Price: $5
    • Minimum Weekly Stock: 400
    • Maximum Weekly Stock: 1500

See Also

Apocalypse Insignia X-COM: Apocalypse\Vehicles\Vehicle Equipment
Weapons Apoc 40mm auto cannon.png 40mm Auto-Cannon
Apoc bolter laser gun.png Bolter 4K Laser Gun Apoc lancer laser gun.png Lancer 7K Laser Gun
Apoc rendor plasma gun.png Rendor Plasma Gun Apoc lineage plasma cannon.png Lineage Plasma Cannon Apoc plasma multi system.png Plasma Multi-System
Apoc janitor missile array.png Janitor Missile Array Apoc prophet missile launcher.png Prophet Missile Array Apoc justice missile launcher.png Justice Missile Launcher Apoc retribution missile launcher.png Retribution Missile Launcher
Apoc laser defense array.png Laser Defense Array Apoc plasma defense array.png Plasma Defense Array

Apoc light disruptor beam.png Light Disruptor Beam Apoc medium disruptor beam.png Medium Disruptor Beam Apoc heavy disruptor beam.png Heavy Disruptor Beam
Apoc disruptor bomb launcher.png Disruptor Bomb Launcher Apoc disruptor multi bomb launcher.png Disruptor Multi-Bomb Launcher
Apoc stasis bomb launcher.png Stasis Bomb Launcher

Engines SD Standard
SD Deluxe
SD Sports
SD Turbo
SD Elite
SD Special
Weapons Apoc 40mm auto cannon turret.png 40mm Auto Cannon Turret Apoc airguard anti air cannon.png Airguard Anti-Air Cannon Apoc glm array.png GLM Array
Apoc plasma turret cannon.png Plasma Turret Cannon Apoc glm air defense.png GLM Air Defense Apoc rumble cannon.png Rumble Cannon
Engines Metro Roadhog
Metro Roadgrav
Metro Turbograv
Metro Powergrav
Metro Multipower Plus
Add-Ons Weapons Control System (Light, Medium, Heavy, Advanced)
Transport Module (Cargo, Passenger, Bio-Transport)
Small / Large Disruption Shield
Missile Evasion Matrix, Cloaking Field