The M4 Powell is a mainline infantry fighting vehicle. Its design was advanced by Coalition shared development between the U.S. and Italian technology. It is designed to carry troops, unload them during high-speed armored assault, and then provide general fire support. Even though it is chiefly an infantry fighting vehicle, the Republic Army uses this vehicle more as an infantry tank and escort for the M2/M3 Bradleys and heavier tanks, as well as performing urban patrol.
Behind the Scenes
In Frontlines: Fuel of War, the tank is an infantry fighting vehicle that can deploy missiles. However, its Gmod port is unable to deploy the missile pods and thus it serves a light tank role.