Iron Fist Cuirassiers

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This unit is native to Melody (world). A local baronet owns this unit of native Huscarles. He commands this unit of light tanks personally. He has invested 957,819.86 Cr in the vehicles alone.

The battalion consists of eighty crew in forty light tanks organized into four troops of twenty crew and ten tanks each. There is a maintenance and support company as well, with 7 vehicles and 25 troopers. Each troop consists of a command tank and three platoons of three tanks each. The battalion is commanded by the baronet who is a retired lieutenant colonel. He has his own tank, and also commands the 1st troop. The unit's XO and S3 operations officer, is a major who commands the 3rd troop and supervises the maintenance and support company. The 2nd and 4th troops are commanded by a pair of captains. Each troop leader has a lieutenant commanding each of their three platoons. The 105 man unit has 17 officers and 88 NCOs and other enlisted. Officers carry 9 mm SMGs and the rest (except medics) have rifles.

(40) Iron Fist Light Tracked Tanks (TECH LEVEL 6)[edit]

The vehicle has a crew of 2, a driver, and a gunner/loader/commander. It mounts a 3.7 cm medium velocity CPR gun with TL–5 direct fire control in the unstabilized turret with co-axial and hull mounted LMGs.
Vehicle Dimensions: Height: 1.1463 m (+1 m turret). Width: 2.0574 m. Length: 4.3815 m.
Total usable volume: 11.2 m3
Total mass: 5.9877414 tons.
Production Cost: Cr. 19,281.134
Movement: Road 65 kph/54 cm; Cross-Country 19.5 kph/16 cm.
Movement effect on fire: move less than 1/2 -4 FFP, no fire EFP; move more than 1/2 No Fire
Armor: Turret front 9, turret sides and rear 4; Chassis front 9, chassis sides and belly 4, and the deck is 3.
Target Size DMs: +1 low
Equipment: 1 power radio
Power: 0.09 megawatt internal combustion power plant consumes 45 liters of fuel per hour, fuel capacity is 110 liters, enough for 2.4 hours. Ground Pressure 6.6423459 tons/m2, Power to weight 15.0307.
Weapons:

A pair light machine guns (co-ax and hull mount for the driver) can each engage 2 targets and have a +2 signature. There is storage for 2,340 rounds, enough for 29 fire phases total . Their direct fire characteristics are:

Effective Long Extreme
35(3)+4 70(2)+3 100(2)+2
The medium velocity 3.7 cm gun has TL–5 direct fire control, +1 signature, there is storage for 130 main gun rounds, a full load of KEAP rounds are included in the price. Its direct fire characteristics are:
Effective Long Extreme
400 m 800 m 2,000 m w/KEAP
Ammo available: Penetration: Cost:
HE 4/-/- 4.8
KEAP 15/13/11 7.2
KEAPER 13/11/9 7.92
HEAP 1 7.2
Maintenance:
Vehicle: 8
Weapons: 2
Electronics: 1
Suspension: 2

The maintenance and support company is composed of 1 officer and 24 men in 7 tracked vehicles, 13 mechanics: 8 with tracked vehicle repair tool boxes, 2 suspension repair/maintenance specialists with tool kits, 2 weapons maintenance specialists with weapon tool kits and an electronics/radio repairman with an electronic tool kit. They drive and are carried on the workshop and two utility carriers. The medical detachment also has three vehicles; the battalion aid station and the two ambulances/company clearing stations with 10 crew, which leaves room for 11 ambulatory patients or 5 stretcher borne. There is an officer who is the unit doctor/surgeon, 2 triage/scrub nurses, 3 drivers and 4 combat medics with medical kits. The mess section consists 2 cooks, one of whom drives the mobile field kitchen. All non medical personnel carry rifles.

(1) Iron Fist Tracked Workshop (TECH LEVEL 6)[edit]

The vehicle has a crew of 1, a driver/mechanic. It is fitted with a modular workshop for the unit's mechanics.
Vehicle Dimensions: Height: 2 m. Width: 2 m. Length: 5 m.
Total usable volume: 20 m3
Total mass: 5.539 tons.
Production Cost: Cr. 54,607.5
Movement: Road 110 kph/92 cm; Cross-Country 55 kph/45.8 cm.
Movement effect on fire: NA
Armor: Chassis all faces 1.
Target Size DMs: +2 low
Equipment: 1 power radio
Power: 0.25 megawatt internal combustion power plant consumes 125 liters of fuel per hour, fuel capacity is 250 liters, enough for 2 hours. Ground Pressure 8.82 tons/m2, Power to weight 45.
Weapons: None
Maintenance:
Vehicle: 8
Weapons: 0
Electronics: 1
Suspension: 4

(1) Iron Fist Tracked Battalion Aid Station (TECH LEVEL 6)[edit]

The vehicle has a crew of 1, a driver and can carry 6 passengers. It is fitted with a modular battalion aid station for the unit's doctor/surgeon.
Vehicle Dimensions: Height: 2 m. Width: 2 m. Length: 5 m.
Total usable volume: 20 m3
Total mass: 7.739 tons.
Production Cost: Cr. 68,494.5
Movement: Road 97 kph/81 cm; Cross-Country 58 kph/48 cm.
Movement effect on fire: NA
Armor: Chassis all faces 1.
Target Size DMs: +2 low
Equipment: 1 power radio
Power: 0.25 megawatt internal combustion power plant consumes 125 liters of fuel per hour, fuel capacity is 878 liters, enough for 7 hours. Ground Pressure 3.8695 tons/m2, Power to weight 32.
Weapons: None
Maintenance:
Vehicle: 8
Weapons: 0
Electronics: 1
Suspension: 0

(2) Iron Fist Tracked Ambulances/Company Clearing Stations (TECH LEVEL 6)[edit]

The vehicle has a crew of 1, a driver and can carry 6 passengers. It is fitted with a modular company clearing station for the unit's medical corpsmen.
Vehicle Dimensions: Height: 2 m. Width: 2 m. Length: 5 m.
Total usable volume: 20 m3
Total mass: 8.839 tons.
Production Cost: Cr. 18,644.5
Movement: Road 95 kph/79 cm; Cross-Country 57 kph/48 cm.
Movement effect on fire: NA
Armor: Chassis all faces 1.
Target Size DMs: +2 low
Equipment: 1 power radio, 1 m3/1 ton of cargo
Power: 0.25 megawatt internal combustion power plant consumes 125 liters of fuel per hour, fuel capacity is 1,478 liters, enough for 11.8 hours. Ground Pressure 4.4195 tons/m2, Power to weight 28.
Weapons: None
Maintenance:
Vehicle: 8
Weapons: 0
Electronics: 1
Suspension: 0

(1) Iron Fist Tracked Field Kitchen (TECH LEVEL 6)[edit]

The vehicle has a crew of 1, a driver/cook and can carry 2 passengers. It is fitted with a modular field kitchen for the unit's cooks.
Vehicle Dimensions: Height: 2 m. Width: 2 m. Length: 5 m.
Total usable volume: 20 m3
Total mass: 6.939 tons.
Production Cost: Cr. 9,294.5
Movement: Road 101 kph/84 cm; Cross-Country 61 kph/51 cm.
Movement effect on fire: NA
Armor: Chassis all faces 1.
Target Size DMs: +2 low
Equipment: 1 power radio
Power: 0.25 megawatt internal combustion power plant consumes 125 liters of fuel per hour, fuel capacity is 878 liters, enough for 7 hours. Ground Pressure 3.4695 tons/m2, Power to weight 36.
Weapons: None
Maintenance:
Vehicle: 8
Weapons: 0
Electronics: 1
Suspension: 0

(2) Iron Fist Tracked Cargo/Utility Vehicles (TECH LEVEL 6)[edit]

The vehicle has a crew of 1, a driver and can carry 5 passengers. It can carry 4m3 /4 tons of cargo.
Vehicle Dimensions: Height: 2 m. Width: 2 m. Length: 5 m.
Total usable volume: 20 m3
Total mass: 10.539 tons.
Production Cost: Cr. 8,444.5
Movement: Road 70 kph/58 cm; Cross-Country 42 kph/35 cm.
Movement effect on fire: NA
Armor: Chassis all faces 1.
Target Size DMs: +2 low
Equipment: 1 power radio
Power: 0.25 megawatt internal combustion power plant consumes 125 liters of fuel per hour, fuel capacity is 878 liters, enough for 7 hours. Ground Pressure 5.2695 tons/m2, Power to weight 23.
Weapons: None
Maintenance:
Vehicle: 8
Weapons: 0
Electronics: 1
Suspension: 1


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