Imperial class Grav APC - Fire Support
|Imperial Army Fire Support APC|
Imperial Army Fire Support APC
|Type||Armored Personnel Carrier|
|Speed||758kph max, 569kph cruise|
|Cargo||Personal Equipment + 150 Missiles|
|Passengers||2 (standard) + 2 (Cramped)|
|Armament||VRF Gauss Gun, Missile Launch Railsx32, Decoy Launchersx4|
In keeping with Imperial doctrine, platoon command vehicles double as the platoon fire support element, replicating the role of weapons platoons in low-tech leg-infantry units. Thus the Imperial Army Fire Support APC is a fully capable combat unit. The Imperial Army expects to deal with situations short of all-out war; Brushfires, counter-insurgency, peacekeeping and security. These require weaponry that can be used with discretion and finesse, in quantity and thus inexpensively.
The vehicle was too expensive for the Platoon role and insufficiently capable for the higher command roles. Thus two alternatives were developed after 1110: Imperial class Austere Fire Support APC and the Imperial class Command Computer Staff APC. These supplemented and then replaced this model.