Arkham class MICV

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Arkham class MICV
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Unpublished, non-canon vehicle design.
Tech Level 10
Mass ~2 dton
Cost Cr620,736.38
Mode Wheeled
Speed road 110kph
cross country 22kph
Cargo None
Crew 3 Driver, Gunner, and Commander
Passengers 0
Armament 6cm Hyper Velocity Cannon CPR, TAC missiles, 7mm Mini Gun
First detailed in the Felid (world)

The Arkham class MICV is a combatant groundcraft.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Arkham class MICV, TL-10: The vehicle's 11.9cm crystal iron frontal armor is rather strong. This design is sealed with over pressure for the three crew to operate in a chemical/bacteriological/and nuclear protected forces role. There is a 6cm hyper velocity CPR gun in a remote mount on the chassis deck. There is a co-axial 7mm mini-gun, and 4 magazine fed TAC missile launchers. The suspension is vast at 12.56 m³, and vehicle has a low ground pressure and will never get stuck off road.

Basic Vehicle Characteristics[edit]

Following the Imperial Army and IISS Universal Vehicle Profile and data, additional information is presented in the format shown here. The small craft factor indicates the number of squadrons (of ten craft) carried on the vehicle when applicable. Tonnage on the universal vehicle profile is shown in kilotons (thousands of tons) where necessary.

Basic Vehicle Characteristics
#. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage Chassis: Total mass loaded: 45.57592 metric tons
  • Height: 1.51m; Width: 2.77m; Length: 6.28m.
  • Total usable volume: 26.267356m³
  • Hull Material: Crystal Iron
2. Crew x3 crew: Driver, Gunner, and Commander
3. Performance Speed: Road, 110kph / 92cm; Cross Country, 22kph / 18cm.
  • Movement effect on fire: None, fully stabilized weapons platform.
  • The ground pressure is 7.257312 tons/m2. The power to weight ratio is 19.7472.
4. Electronics Power / Equipment: Power: a 0.9 megawatt MHD turbine power plant, geared into a huge transmission for 4x4 drive.
  • The vehicle consumes 270 liters of fuel/ hour; fuel capacity 2,340.148 liters, enough for 8.6 hours.
  • Sealed environment with over pressure for 3 crew (proof against CBR/NBC threats);
  • Headlights
  • Battle computer, map box, extensive ECM,
  • Thermal image, image enhancement,
  • 10 power Target Acquisition RADAR,
  • 5,000 power radio, 10 km MASER communicator
5. hardpoints One dorsal remote weapons mount, fully rotating turntable on the chassis deck.
6. Armament Turret Mounted 6cm Hyper Velocity CPR Cannon: There is a TL–10 direct fire control and the weapon is fitted with an auto-loader and a 30 round ammo drum. The weapon has a +2 signature. Rounds mass 6kg and the vehicle comes equipped with a load of 30 KEAP rounds.
Direct Fire Characteristics: 6cm Cannon (with KEAP)
Effective Range: 2.5km(3km)
Long Range: 3.5km(4km)
Extreme Range: 5km(5.5km)
Characteristics: Rounds Available
Type Effect Price
HEAP 30 Cr30
KEAP 32/29/26 Cr60
KEAPER 30/27/24 Cr66
Flechette 3 20cm +4 DM Cr150

The fully stabilized, turret mounted 7mm Gatling Gun can engage 16 targets/phase. The gun has a 640 ROF and a +5 signature when it fires. There is storage for 12,800 rounds, enough for 20 fire phases. A full load of ammo is included in the purchase price. Its other direct fire characteristics are:

Direct Fire Characteristics: 7mm Mini gun
Effective Range: 400m (3) +7
Long Range: 750m (2) +5
Extreme Range: 1.2km (2) +3
7. Defenses Armor: Chassis front 44, chassis sides 36, chassis rear, belly and deck 28.
  • Target Size DMs: +2 low, no high hits
8. Craft None.
9. Fuel Fuel capacity 2,340.148 liters, enough hydrogen for 8.6 hours.
10. Cost Production Cost: Cr620,736.38.
11. Construction Time 3 weeks.
12. Comments Maintenance:
  • Vehicle 5
  • Electronics 76
  • Weapons 14
  • Suspension 3

TAC Missiles[edit]

There are four magazine fed tube missile launchers in the remote dorsal weapons mount. Each launcher has a 20 missile magazine. Two launchers carry a combined total of 40 Homing missiles with 7cm HEAP 34 warheads. These 3kg homing missiles have a +1 speed DM. The other two launchers can fire the 40 operator guided missiles. These 5kg missiles have a 1km range and a +3 DM to hit.

Characteristics:
Type Attack Range Price
Homing HEAP 34, 2.5km Cr306.5
Laser Op-Guided HEAP 34, 1km Cr155.5

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Designed and manufactured at TL–10, these vehicles were commissioned and license built for the certain military clients on Felid (world), in the Orret Subsector of the Far Home Sector in the Distant Fringe. The vehicle's tiny crew of three have their hands full to say the least. They are designed to operate and maneuver in crowded city streets. The space for three passengers was lost. A cable and winch system has been proposed, but is yet to be adopted. The mini-gun was substituted for a 2.5cm auto-cannon, that ended up being too massive to fit. The final design is half the speed intended. The powerplant would have to double in size and the 28 tons of armor would need to be reduced to get the speed up. This vehicle was also considered for a drone and/or robot crew option which has yet to be fielded. The driver's space was also to be fitted with and advanced ejection seat. This vehicle is a bit of a bully, it is great at picking on weaker targets, and has excellent armor for its size and weight class. However, its weapons are a bit lacking when going up against enemy armored vehicles.

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