Major Tom's Mega Force

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The duke on Watanabe (world) has his own unit of Huscarles, who serve as his personal protection detail. They are equipped with locally produced weapons and vehicles as a patriotic gesture. They have been known to accept mercenary contracts, as long as imperial interests are not in jeopardy.

30 MCr. Budget

Close Air Support[edit]

(2) F-4 Phantoms (Cr. 5,473,587 each) 2 pilots 10,947,174

Airborne Sniper Platoon (25men)[edit]

one transport plane w/1 pilot 343,362.5 (24) Snipers with laser carbines, 50 shots 8kg Cr. 3,500 15(7) 30(3) 150 (1) Cr.149,380.8 10kg parachutes Cr. 1,000 each, Helmets,(32) Hellfires, (16) Stingers

Airborne Sapper Platoon (26men)[edit]

one transport plane w/1 pilot 343,362.5 (24) Sappers with (2) 10kg conv. satchel demolition charges, 10kg parachutes Cr. 1,000 each 24 Rifleman Kits Cr. 73,320 one tracked combat engineering carrier w/1 crew 119,386 w/680kg of AT mines, 1,700 mines, 170 mine fields Cr. 174,080 318kg of Claymores 1,590 mines, 106 mine fields Cr. 193,980

(2) Artillery Batteries (143men)[edit]

(16) Tracked Weapon Carriers w/8 men each (Cr. 266,047.25 each) 4,256,756 (16) Towed 8cm Mortars (Cr. 16,680 each) 266,880 96 Riflemen Kits Cr.187,680 (1) Electronic Warfare and FDC (15 men) 7,891,293.8 24,946,655.6

(4) Decoy Scout Companies (400 men)[edit]

(100) Dune Buggies (Cr. 18,936.25 each) 1,893,625

Dis-mountable Laser Rifles w/o pintel mounted gunshield 100 shots, 10kg Cr. 5,000 18(9) 36(4) 180(1) 100 helmets, 100 Stingers, 100 Javelins, 200 Hellfire Cr.455,400 100 Riflemen Kits

(200) Scout Cycles (Cr. 6,922.5 each) 1,384,500

200 Riflemen Kits, 100 Stingers, 100 Javelins Cr.458,360 (52) Vehicle Crew Basic Load 1.5kg (Cr. 870 each) Cr. 45,240 Helmet w/0.1kg 20 power radio, L3/IR goggles Cr. 650 9mm auto-pistol 1(1) 4(0) 9(0) .75/.5kg (30 rounds) Cr. 220 Canteen 150ml 0.15kg Riflemen 10kg (Cr. 1,955 each) Helmet w/0.1kg 20 power radio, L3/IR goggles Cr. 650 9mm ACR 3.5kg 45(6)+2 90(3)+1 Cr. 1,000 Bayonet 0.25kg Cr. 10 (11) clips of DS 5.5kg Cr. 275 (1) HEAT 32 rifle grenade 0.5kg Cr. 20 Canteen 150ml 0.15kg =816,219.4

Weapon Systems include:

Man Portable Shoulder Launched Tactical Missiles (8.55kg each=2.85kg launcher, 5.7kg missiles) Stinger HE 18/2/3 Homing Guidance, 2km range Cr. 335.9 Hellfire HEAP 40 Target Designated, 2km range Cr. 637.7 Javelin HEAP 40 Homing, 2km range Cr. 337.7

Sappers

Conventional Charges 10kg Penetration 42 Cr. 50 TDX 1kg Penetration 43 Cr. 150 Shaped Charges 20kg Penetration 54 Cr. 100

Land Mines

Anti-Tank contact, pressure trigger, non-metallic HEAP 15 0.4kg each, Cr.102.4 Claymore proximity/radio command flechette Pen 3, +2 to hit, 5cm danger space, 0.2kg Cr. 122 Heavy AP proximity/radio command flechette Pen 3, +6 to hit, 5cm danger space, 20kg Cr.320

Vehicles include:

Decoy Scout Motorcycle (TECH LEVEL A)[edit]

The wheeled vehicle has a crew of 1, a driver/gunner. It mounts (2) disposable ATGL on the handlebars.

Vehicle Dimensions: Height: 1m. Width: 1m. Length: 2m.
Total usable volume: 2 m3
Total mass: 2.326 tons.
Production Cost: Cr. 6,922.5
Movement: Road 244kph/203cm; Cross-Country 73.2kph/61cm.
Movement effect on fire: move less than 1/2 -4 FFP, no fire EFP; move more than 1/2 No Fire
Armor: Chassis front, rear, sides, belly 2, open topped.
Target Size DMs: +0 low and no high hits.
Equipment: none
Power: 0.3 megawatt MHD turbine power plant consumes 90 liters of fuel per hour, fuel capacity 390 liters, enough for 4.3 hours. Ground Pressure 4.652 tons/m2, Power to weight 129.
Weapons:

(2) Disposable ATGL w/HEAP 36 warheads

Effective: Long: Extreme:
20 40 60
Maintenance:
Vehicle: 5
Weapons: 0
Electronics: 0

Decoy Scout Dune Buggy (TECH LEVEL A)[edit]

The wheeled vehicle has a crew of 2, a driver and a gunner. It carries a pintel mounted laser rifle.

Vehicle Dimensions: Height: 1.5m. Width: 1.5m. Length: 3m.
Total usable volume: 6.75 m3
Total mass: 5.5 tons.
Production Cost: Cr. 18,936.25
Movement: Road 224kph/186.7cm; Cross-Country 56kph/46.7cm.
Movement effect on fire: move less than 1/2 -4 FFP, no fire EFP; move more than 1/2 No Fire
Armor: Chassis front, rear, sides, belly 2, open topped.
Target Size DMs: +0 low and no high hits.
Equipment: none
Power: 0.6 megawatt MHD turbine power plant consumes 180 liters of fuel per hour, fuel capacity 1,275 liters, enough for 7 hours. Ground Pressure 4.89 tons/m2, Power to weight 109.
Weapons:

The pintel mounted laser rifle has a gun shield and is fired by a seated gunner, who sits next to the driver. It has a 100 shot battery and can be dismounted w/o the gun shield.

Effective: Long: Extreme:
18(9) 36(4) 180(1)
Maintenance:
Vehicle: 5
Weapons: 0
Electronics: 0

Tracked Weapon Carrier (TECH LEVEL A)[edit]

The vehicle has a crew of 2, a driver and a gunner, and can carry a 6 man mortar crew. It is armed with a stabilized VRF Gauss Gun in an open chassis deck mount.

Vehicle Dimensions: Height: 2m. Width: 3m. Length: 6m.
Total usable volume: 36m3
Total mass: 29.242 tons.
Production Cost: Cr. 266,047.25
Movement: Road 131kph/109cm; Cross-Country 78.6kph/65.5cm.
Movement effect on fire: no effect
Armor: Chassis front 27, rear, sides, belly 13, open topped.
Target Size DMs: +2 low and no high hits.
Equipment: none
Power: 1.2 megawatt MHD turbine power plant consumes 360 liters of fuel per hour, fuel capacity 9,033 liters, enough for 25 hours. Ground Pressure 4.87 tons/m2, Power to weight 41.
Weapons:

The VRF Gauss Gun has storage for 30,000 rounds, enough for 23 fire phases. It has +4 signature, can engage 16 targets and its direct fire characteristics are:

Effective: Long: Extreme:
150m(21)+8 300m(19)+6 450m(17)+3
Maintenance:
Vehicle: 8
Weapons: 0
Electronics: 0

These are used to tow a 8cm mortar system with tech level 10 indirect fire control. Volume: 3.94375m3 Weight: 3.94375 tons Cost: Cr. 16,680 The mortar has +2 signature, and a ROF 21, rounds mass 7kg (14kg for RAP) and there is storage for 420 rounds (210 RAP), enough for 20 fire phases, and a full load of HE included in the price. Its indirect fire characteristics are 7km range (10.5km w/RAP), +1 accuracy up to half range, and -3 to hit over 1/2 range. It takes 8 turns to set up.

Ammo Available:
Type: Penetration: Cost:
HEAP 38 31.5
HE 17/2/3 21
Chemical Smoke 2cmx2cm burns 4 turns 42
Smoke 2cmx2cm 21
Illum 75cm 42
Chaff 75cm 42
CBM 38/9 63
Variable Ballistics can be added for Cr.60, Laser Guidance for Cr.600

Transport Plane (TECH LEVEL A)[edit]

The vehicle has a crew of 1 pilot in a simple cockpit with simple controls. It can carry 24 passengers and 3 tons of cargo.

Vehicle volume: loaded combat ready 600m3, with wings removed for transport loaded 200m3.
Total mass: loaded: 10 tons.
Production Cost: Cr. 343,362.5
Movement: Maximum 800kph/667cm, Cruise 600kph/500cm, Minimum speed 160kph/133cm.
Movement effect on fire: no effect
Damage Points: loaded: 100.
Agility: 8.9
Turns: 45o
Equipment: None
Power: The fast subsonic airframe mounts 1.2MW basic turboprop engines producing 7.8 tons of thrust and consuming 468 liters of fuel per hour, internal fuel capacity 3,450liters, enough for 7.37 hours. Thrust to weight produce 0.702G's loaded. Range: loaded 4,422km on internal fuel.
Weapons: None
Maintenance:
Vehicle: 12
Electronics: 0
Weapons: 0

F-4 Phantom Bomber (TECH LEVEL A)[edit]

The vehicle has a crew of 1 pilot in a complex, armored cockpit with computer enhanced controls and an advanced ejection seat.

Vehicle volume: loaded combat ready 1,200m3, with wings removed for transport loaded 400m3.
Total mass: unloaded : 20 tons, loaded: 30 tons.
Production Cost: Cr. 5,473,587
Movement:

Empty Maximum 2,800kph/2,333cm, Cruise 2,100kph/1750cm, Minimum speed 280kph/233cm. Loaded Maximum 2,120kph/2,333cm, Cruise 1,590kph/1,325cm, Minimum speed 280kph/233cm

Movement effect on fire: no effect
Damage Points: loaded: 300.
Agility: 35
Turns: Loaded 35 o Empty 75o
Equipment: Basic ECM, 300 power radio, map box
Power: The supersonic airframe mounts 2.04MW basic turbofan engines producing 61.2 tons of thrust and consuming 4,284 liters of fuel per hour, internal fuel capacity 4,760liters, enough for 1.11 hours. Thrust to weight produce 2.04G's loaded. Range: loaded 3,354.9km with external fuel. A center line 4.284 ton external drop tank is required to achieve that range.
Weapons:

The VRF Gauss Gun has storage for 30,000 rounds, enough for 23 fire phases. It has +4 signature, can engage 16 targets and its direct fire characteristics are:

Effective: Long: Extreme:
150m(21)+8 300m(19)+6 450m(17)+3

There are 10 bomb racks for 60 bombs w/(40) drag typical bomb load is 50x50kg 19cm HE 29/4/5 (Cr. 150 each) and 10x250kg 30cm HE 36/6/5 (Cr. 750 each) also available are 100kg 24cm HE 34/6/5 (Cr. 300 each) There are launch rails for 716kg of Tactical Missiles. typical missile load (40) 17.9kg light ATGMs with 17cm HEAP 50 warhead, homing guidance, 9.8km range (Cr. 336.9 each) also available are target designated missiles for (Cr. 636.9 each).

Maintenance:
Vehicle: 12
Electronics: 11
Weapons: 120

Electronic Warfare/Command Tracked Carrier (TECH LEVEL A)[edit]

The vehicle has a crew of 1, a driver and can carry a 14 command crew to man and maintain the electronics.

Vehicle Dimensions: Height: 2m. Width: 4m. Length: 8m.
Total usable volume: 64m3
Total mass: 48.3181tons.
Production Cost: Cr. 7,891,293.8
Movement: Road 115kph/95.8cm; Cross-Country 69kph/57.5cm.
Movement effect on fire: no effect
Armor: Chassis all faces 16.
Target Size DMs: +2 low and no high hits.
Equipment: TL 8 FDC (3 targets, +1 initiative), battle computer, map box, extensive ECM, flash ranging (8+ to locate, -1 day, +2 night), sound ranging (8+ to locate, 20km range, +2 accuracy), image enhancement and thermal image, 5,000 power radar jammer, 5,000 power target acquisition radar, radar direction finder (+7 accuracy), 100 power counter battery radar, 5,000 power radio jammer, radio direction finder (+5 accuracy), 5,000 power radio, 2 tons of cargo.
Power: 1.2 megawatt MHD turbine power plant consumes 360 liters of fuel per hour, fuel capacity 7,119.2 liters, enough for 19.7 hours. Ground Pressure 3 tons/m2, Power to weight 24.8.
Weapons: None
Maintenance:
Vehicle: 8
Weapons: 0
Electronics: 153

Combat Engineering Tracked Carrier (TECH LEVEL A)[edit]

The vehicle has a crew of 1, a driver/combat engineer.

Vehicle Dimensions: Height: 2m. Width: 4m. Length: 8m.
Total usable volume: 64m3
Total mass: 73.784tons.
Production Cost: Cr. 119,386
Movement: Road 95kph/79cm; Cross-Country 57kph/47.5cm.
Movement effect on fire: no effect
Armor: Chassis all faces 16.
Target Size DMs: +2 low and no high hits.
Equipment: 100 bottles of prismatic aerosol, laser sensor (6+ to detect), (2) 20 man assault boats (10cm speed), (2) line charges, vehicle launched bridge (2cm, 50ton capacity, 10 turns to set up), 2ton capacity crane, bulldozer blade (15 armor), chemical mine sniffer, mine laying equipment with 1 ton of cargo for mine storage, pile-driver.
Power: 1.2 megawatt MHD turbine power plant consumes 360 liters of fuel per hour, fuel capacity 3,328 liters, enough for 9 hours. Ground Pressure 4.6 tons/m2, Power to weight 16.
Weapons: None
Maintenance:
Vehicle: 8
Weapons: 0
Electronics: 0

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