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Tracked Tank
Tech Level TL–8
Mass ~1.8 dton
Cost 425,451.0625
Mode Tracked Ground Vehicle
Type Main Battle Tank
Speed maximum, 119kph
Cargo None
Crew 3
Passengers 0
Armament 13cm Hypervelocity CPR
Manufacturer A Cleth National Military
Also see Peoples Liberation Army
Reference Protectorate of Leset

The Cleth PLA MBT is a tracked vehicle.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Cleth People's Liberation Army's Main Battle Tank (TECH LEVEL 8): This vehicle has moderately sloped hull armor and a crew of three (driver, gunner, commander). It has fully armored turret on the chassis deck. It is armed with a 13cm hyper velocity CPR with an auto-loader in the turret mount. It has a co-axial MMG and a pintel mounted HMG on the commander's hatch.

Vehicle Dimensions: height: 1m (+1m turret) :width: 3 m length: 7 m.
Total usable volume: 24.9 m3
Total mass loaded: 36.66955 metric tons
Production Cost: Cr. 425,451.0625
Movement: Road, 119kph/99cm; Cross Country 59.5kph/49cm.
Movement effect on fire: All turret mounts are stabilized, move less than half speed no effect, more than 1/2 speed -4 EFP
Armor: Turret front 42, Chassis front 40, turret and chassis sides 26, turret rear, chassis rear, belly and deck 18.
Target Size DMs: +1 low, +1 high hits
Equipment: sealed with life support for three crew versus NBC/CBR threats; 8 smoke dischargers, thermal, image enhancement, 100 power radio, basic ECM, laser sensor 8+, 10 anti-laser aerosols.
Power: 1.8 megawatt MHD turbine power plant consumes 540 liters of fuel/ hour; fuel capacity 1480.25 liters, enough for 2.7 hours. Ground Pressure 9.1673875 tons/m2, Power to Weight 49.
Weapons: There is a co-axial MMG in the turret mount, +2 signature, and it can engage 8 targets, there is storage for 3,200 rounds, enough for 40 fire phases. The direct fire characteristics are:
Effective Range Long Range Extreme Range
400m(3)+4 750m(2)+3 1,200m(2)+1

The pintel mounted HMG is typically operated by the vehicle commander, from his hatch. It has +2 signature, and can engage 4 targets. There is storage for 800 rounds, enough for 20 fire phases. The turret weapons are stabilized, and the HMG is not. The vehicle has TL 8 direct fire control. There is an auto-loader and a 30 round ammo bin. Rounds mass 46kg each, a full load of HEAP is included with the price. The main gun has a +3 signature when it fires and can engage a single target per fire phase. Its direct fire characteristics of the 13cm hyper velocity CPR gun are:

Effective Range Long Range Extreme Range
2,000m w/KEAP 3,000m 4,500m
Round Available Include:
HE 12/1/2 Cr 230
HEAP 43 Cr 345
KEAP 40/35/30 Cr 460
KEAPER 38/33/28 Cr 506
Flechette 2 20cm +6 Cr 1,150
Vehicle 8
Electronics 14
Weapons 2
Suspension 4

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

For troops and vehicles in the Peoples Liberation Army the sealed environment and life support are critical for all protected forces operating on this planet. The frigid temperatures can be lethal for those unprotected. The vehicle's ground pressure is too high for quick cross country mobility. Their road speed is considered respectable for a tracked vehicle. Caution most be exercised when cornering to avoid throwing a track, or causing suspension damage due to the high ground pressure. However, the design will not bog down in snow, sand, soft ground or mud. The counter measures are an effort to compensate for its lack luster armor package. They have a low profile and low mass for vehicles typical of this role, which helps with transport. The very short operational duration can be lethal to crews who wander too far from support vehicles when the power goes out. Most crews insist on operating in CES with supplemental oxygen tanks in case of hull breach, power loss or the need to bail out. Logistical support and diligent maintenance is essential for these units.

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