A/AC-8 Autocannon Sentry

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An automated cannon turret firing anti-tank ammunition over long ranges. Sacrifices agility for range and power.

— Ship Management Terminal

The A/AC-8 Autocannon Sentry is a powerful defensive stratagem firing armor-piercing, high-explosive shells. It fires in 3 round bursts and has the slowest turning speed of all the sentries. Unlike the AC-8 Autocannon support weapon, the rounds that the sentry fires do not bounce, have higher armor penetration, and will always explode on impact.


Call-in Time Standard 7.75 seconds
Upgraded 4.75 seconds
Uses Unlimited
Cooldown Standard 180 seconds
Upgraded 162 seconds
Ammo Standard 24
Upgraded 36
Turn Rate Standard 32 °/s
Upgraded 48 °/s

Detailed Weapon Statistics

A/AC-8 Autocannon Sentry
Main Health 200
Main Armor Armor AV2 Icon.png Light II
Cooldown 180 sec
Call-in Time 8 s
Capacity 24
Cannon 40mm APHE Projectile
APHE 40mm Explosion
Cannon 40mm APHE
Caliber 40 mm
Mass 900 g
Initial Velocity 1021 m/s
Drag Factor 30%
Gravity Factor 100%
Penetration Slowdown 25%
Standard 300
vs. Durable 300
Direct Armor AP5 Icon.png Heavy I
Slight Angle Armor AP5 Icon.png Heavy I
Large Angle Armor AP5 Icon.png Heavy I
Extreme Angle Armor AP0 Icon.png Unarmored
Special Effects
Demolition Force 30
Stagger Force 40
Push Force 10
APHE 40mm
Area of Effect
Inner Radius 2 m
Outer Radius 6 m
Shockwave Radius 8 m
Inner Radius 150
Outer Radius 149 - 0
Inner Radius Armor AP3 Icon.png Medium I
Outer Radius Armor AP2 Icon.png Light II
Shockwave Armor AP3 Icon.png Medium I
AoE Effect
Demolition Force 30
Stagger Force 30
Push Force 30

Gameplay Tips

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  • Due to its slow turn speed, this sentry is vulnerable to being flanked and/or overwhelmed by enemies. If possible, place it on top of rocks and cliffs out of reach of enemies.
  • The Autocannon Sentry is able to effectively deal with Chargers provided they do not run into the turret, destroying it.
  • Due to its explosion on impact and powerful armor penetration—much stronger than the smaller man-portable AC-8 Autocannon and relentless fire rate, the Autocannon Sentry is a very potent and versatile choice useful in any situation, capable of devastating distant tightly packed crowds as easily as it piles damage on larger targets. Be wary of its slow turning speed however, as this leaves it vulnerable to enemy attack before it can dispatch them, especially immediately after deployment. Moreover, while its range is long, Automaton enemies can easily outrange it given sufficient line of sight.

Applicable Ship Modules

The following Ship Modules affect the A/AC-8 Autocannon Sentry:

Department Ship Module Effect
Bridge Morale Augmentation Reduces cooldown time for all Stratagems by 5%.
Synthetic Supplementation Reduces cooldown time for Sentry, Emplacement, and Resupply stratagems by 10%.
Advanced Construction Increases health of Sentry stratagems by 50%.
Dynamic Tracking Removes deployment time for Sentry stratagems.
Shock Absorption Gel Increases ammo for Sentry stratagems by 50%.
High-Quality Lubricant Increases the rotation speed for Sentry stratagems.
Blast Absorption Sentries take 50% less damage from explosions.


Tutorial Video Demonstrating Use of the A/AC-8 Autocannon Sentry

Change History




  • Sentries now have a higher destruction value so most explosions do not instantly destroy them regardless of the damage amount.



  • Increased durability from 0% to 80%.