Naaka Defense Force

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The nobles of Naaka (world) have a composite NDF battalion to protect their colonial interests. They insisted the vehicles be able to deal with water obstacles.

They have one company of 11 unarmored transports with 121 soldiers. A captain commands the company and each of the three platoons has a lieutenant. These are used to provide AT and AA coverage for the battalion, with their TAC missile systems.

LIGHT AMPHIBIOUS TRACKED MARINE TRANSPORT (TECH LEVEL 9)[edit]

The vehicle has a crew of 3 (driver, gunner and commander) and carries 8 passengers. It mounts a stabilized turret on the chassis deck with the Whirlwind Tactical Missile System, a laser rifle and a HMG.
Vehicle Dimensions: height: 1.6m + 1 m turret. width: 2.5 m. length: 5 m.
Total usable volume: 23.8 m3
Total mass loaded: 15.354777 metric tons.
Production Cost: Cr.407,595.97
Movement: Road, 225kph/188 cm; Cross Country, 113kph/94 cm;
Amphibious 11.3kph/9.4 cm.
Movement effect on fire: Move more than half, -2 EFP
Armor: Turret and chassis all faces, 2.
Target Size DMs: +1 low.
Equipment: Sealed environment with extended life support for 3 for CBR/NBC threats, Laser sensor to detect enemy target designators (7+) linked to a prismatic anti-laser smoke discharger launcher with a 100 can supply of anti-laser aerosols, Image enhancement and Thermal image for vision blocks and night operations, a 5,000km range radio, and 1m3/ 1 ton of cargo space, 5 km Laser Communicator, Map Box with GPS link, 5 power Target Acquisition LADAR, Full weapons stabilization.
Power: 2 megawatt fusion power plant consumes 3 liters of fuel/ hour; fuel capacity 128.272 liters, enough for 42.75 hours. Power to Weight 130.
Weapons: The laser rifle in the turret has a 100 shot battery and the following direct fire characteristics:
Effective Range Long Range Extreme Range
180 m (9) 360 m (4) 1,800 m (1)
There are two 4cm RAM grenade launchers, one mounted remotely, one on each chassis side w/30 HEAP 28 Grenades included in the price for each launcher. Each can engage 1 target, +2 Signature, Direct fire characteristics are:
Effective Range Long Range Extreme Range
250 m 500 m 1,000 m
The heavy machine gun in the turret can engage 4 targets in direct fire. Direct fire characteristics are:
Effective Range Long Range Extreme Range
500 m (6)+3 1,000 m (5)+2 1,500 m (3)+1
Carries 2,000 Rounds of ammo included in price, +2 signature.

There are twelve 100kg capacity launch rails on the sides of the turret, 6 per side. The Whirlwind multiple launch guided rocket system has the following TAC missiles available.

(1) The gunner may select to guide the weapon himself using the 5,000 power radio as a command link. 100 kg missile with a HEAP 57 warhead a +3 DM 35km range or 25km range and +10 DM for hypervelocity speed bonus. Cr. 358
(2) The gunner may use the laser rifle mounted in the turret as a target designator or guidance can be relayed to a forward observer who will use their own laser to designate. 100 kg missile with a HEAP 52 warhead a 106km range or 96km range and +10 DM for hypervelocity speed bonus. Cr. 929
(3) The gunner may release a self-guiding homing missile. 100 kg missile with a HEAP 52 warhead a 106km range or 96km range and +10 DM for hypervelocity speed bonus. Cr. 429
(4) The gunner may send in an IR follow-up missile to increase the armor defeating ability of another missile. 100 kg missile with a HEAP +8 warhead a 106km range or 96km range and +10 DM for hypervelocity speed bonus. Cr. 529

They also have one company of 6 bigger and heavier APCs with 228 soldiers. Each vehicle carries a platoon to the FEBA.

AMPHIBIOUS TRACKED APC (TECH LEVEL 9)[edit]

The vehicle has a crew of 3 (driver, gunner, commander). It carries 35 passengers. It mounts a VRF gauss cannon, a co-axial 4cm RAM AGL with a HMG in the commander's cupolas on the turret deck in a stabilized turret.
Vehicle Dimensions: Height: 3m+1m turret. Width: 4m. Length: 10 m.
Total usable volume: 126 m3
Total mass loaded: 105.33861 metric tons.
Production Cost: Cr. 678,642.53
Movement: Road, 90kph/75 cm; Cross Country, 54kph/45cm, Amphibious 4.5kph/3.75cm.
Movement effect on fire: -no effect move less than 1/2 speed, move more than half, -2 EFP
Armor: Chassis front 33, Chassis rear 24, sides 26, belly and deck 18, Turret front 34, Turret sides 26 and rear 24.
Target Size DMs: +4 low and +1 high.
Equipment: 100 anti-laser aerosols, chemical mine sniffer, map box (GPS), thermal image, image enhancement, 400 power radio, weapon stabilization for all weapons, sealed environment with life support for 38.
Power: 2 megawatt fusion power plant consumes 3liters of fuel per hour, fuel capacity 383.8 liters, enough for 127.9 hours. Power to weight 19, ground pressure 5.3 tons/m2.
Weapons: The VRF gauss cannon in the turret is stabilized and has +4 signature. Direct fire characteristics are:
Effective Range Long Range Extreme Range
1,500m(21)+8 3,000m(19)+6 4,500m(17)+3
There is storage for 30,000 rounds, enough for 23 fire phases.

The co-axial 4cm RAM automatic grenade launcher There is storage for 1,600 grenades, enough for 20 fire phases. It can engage 2 targets and has +2 signature. Direct fire characters are:

Effective Range Long Range Extreme Range
250m+4 500m +3 1,000m +2
Ammo available includes:
Type: Penetration: Cost for 20 rounds:
HEAP 28 400Cr.
HE 9/1cm/2 270Cr.
Flechette (2)10cm danger space +4 to hit 800Cr.
A full load of HEAP grenades are included in the price.

The heavy machine guns on and in the turret can each engage 4 targets in direct fire. Direct fire characteristics are:

Effective Range Long Range Extreme Range
500 m (6)+3 1,000 m (5)+2 1,500 m (3)+1
Carries 800 Rounds of ammo for each included in price, enough for 20 fire phases, +2 signature.
Maintenance:
Vehicle: 8
Electronics: 13
Weapons: 0

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