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The Ripsaw is a tracked, unmanned ground combat vehicle undergoing development with the US Army, with the most recent M5 variant being tested as the RCV-M (Robotic Combat Vehicle-Medium). It can be remotely operated, with more recent variants featuring fully autonomous capability, and design tailored to preserve communication even when disabled. Available weapon systems include a 30mm autocannon and anti-tank missiles, as well as less-lethal options for deterrence.

Appearing in Battlefield 2042 as the M5C Bolte, it was first seen in the Battlefield 2042 Official Reveal Trailer (ft. 2WEI), seen chasing LCAA Hovercrafts in the ice fields of Breakaway.

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"Designed to strike fast and create chaos. The A1 modification increases composite armor protection, reducing vulnerability to small arms fire without sacrificing performance."

— In-game description

The M5C Bolte is a Light Tank featured in Battlefield 2042, unlocked at Level 50. It seats two players, a driver and gunner. Its high speed on ground and uncommon weaponry make it a durable harrasser of infantry and ground vehicles.

Though not initially equipped with offensive options, the driver may unlock a smart Missile Launcher system, and various devices for laying ahead of an enemy advance.

The tracked vehicle has an advantage on rough terrain over the other light vehicles, but lacks some of the unusual movement options of the LCAA Hovercraft, and slightly lower maneuverability than the LATV4 Recon. The Bolte does not carry any reconnaisance equipment, relying on direct observation and team reporting to locate attack opportunities.

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