Imperial Cavalry Vehicle

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Imperial Cavalry Vehicle
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Armed Air Raft
Tech Level TL–15
Mass 3 dTons
Cost MCr 1.42
Mode Flight (Grav)
Type Air/Raft
Speed 2240kph max
1122kph cruise
Cargo Crew Equipment
Crew 5
Passengers 0
Armament VRF Gauss Gun, Tac Missile Launcher (12 Rounds), Laser Target Designator, 4 Decoy Dispensers

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Imperial Cavalry Vehicle was the standard scout vehicle of the Imperial/Regency planetary forces - army and marines alike - and was used in regimental and battalion scout sections, Marine Armoured Cavalry platoons, and a variety of other light armed roles.

It has the advantage of being fast, inexpensive and carrying the offensive punch of the Marine Fire Support APC.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

These sleds were developed shortly after the Imperium first started deploying TL–15 units.

The Imperial Cavalry Vehicle was designed for use as a Reconnaissance Vehicle, and carries two observers who can be dismounted for ground missions. A full scout section of 5 vehicles can place an infantry squad of two fire teams and a two-man command element on the ground and support them with heavy weapons fire. This makes for a successful intelligence gathering unit and a rear-guard economy of force detachment.

The Regency Army maintains a number of light action civil security battalions that are equipped primarily with Imperial Cavalry Vehicle and Grav belt equipped infantry wrapped around a standard headquarters unit including 8 Imperial class Artillery Vehicle (Multiple Rocket). These units are relatively low impact in terms of public provocation, but effective in terms of area surveillance - and the MRL battery provides a devastating punch which allows the unit to hold its position while awaiting reinforcement.

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