Arkham class MICV
|Arkham class MICV|
Unpublished, non-canon vehicle design.
|Type||Armored Personnel Carrier|
cross country 22kph
|Crew||3 Driver, Gunner, and Commander|
|Armament||6cm Hyper Velocity Cannon CPR, TAC missiles, 7mm Mini Gun|
|Also see||Armored Fighting Vehicle|
|First detailed in the Felid (world)|
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
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.
|1.||Tonnage||Chassis: Total mass loaded: 45.57592 metric tons
|2.||Crew||x3 crew: Driver, Gunner, and Commander|
|3.||Performance||Speed: Road, 110kph / 92cm; Cross Country, 22kph / 18cm.
|4.||Electronics||Power / Equipment: Power: a 0.9 megawatt MHD turbine power plant, geared into a huge transmission for 4x4 drive.
|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.
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:
|7.||Defenses||Armor: Chassis front 44, chassis sides 36, chassis rear, belly and deck 28.
|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.|
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.
|Homing HEAP 34,||2.5km||Cr306.5|
|Laser Op-Guided HEAP 34,||1km||Cr155.5|
History & Background (Dossier)
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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