KE006 Gruneg class Speeder

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KE006 Gruneg class Speeder
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Unpublished, non-canon vehicle design.
Tech Level TL–10
Mass 6 dton
Cost 5,924,371.1
Mode Flight (Grav)
Type Ground Attack Craft
Speed 2,120kph
Cargo 1m³ 1,000kg
Crew 2 commander/gunner, driver
Passengers 8
Armament (x2) Laser Rifles, (x2) TAC missile launchers, x1 Plasma gun, x1 VRF Gauss gun
Manufacturer Various
Also see TBD
These are deployed on KE5 Cataclysm class Patrol Boats among others.

The KE006 Gruneg class Speeder is a TL-10 Armored Fighting Vehicle.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The KE006 Gruneg class Speeder, TL-10: The vehicle's crystaliron armor sheaths the chassis to levels of protection equivalent to starship hull metal and better. This design is sealed with life support for the crew and passengers in vacuum and protected forces roles. A stock fusion power plant is installed for movement and to power the plasma gun. There are two magazine fed TAC missile launchers in the turret. The design features a VRF Gauss Gun for infantry suppression and point defense. A pair of laser rifles allow both missile launchers to paint and engage their own targets. The 8 passengers have full life support (proof against CBR/NBC threats) and exit via an airlock to the rear of the vehicle.

Basic Vehicle Characteristics[edit]

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.

Basic Vehicle Characteristics
#. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage Total mass loaded: 274.94727 metric tons.
  • Vehicle Dimensions: 5m wide, 2m tall, 10.5m long, +3 low hits
  • Total usable volume: 84m³
2. Crew x2 crew: driver, commander/gunner
3. Performance Movement:
  • Weapons ON 0.9 maneuver Gs 1,080kph/900cm; cruise 810kph/675cm; NOP 140kph/117cm.
  • Weapons OFF 2 maneuver Gs 2,120kph/1,767cm; cruise 1,590kph/1,325cm; NOP 140kph/117cm.
4. Electronics Equipment: TL-10 Avionics, 5,000 power radio, map box, extensive ECM, thermal image, image enhancement, battle computer, 500 power target acquisition RADAR, 1,000 km laser communicator, full weapon stabilization, sealed environment with life support for 10.
5. Hardpoints a fully rotating turret on the chassis deck with full stabilization, 4m wide, 1m tall, 5.25m long,
6. Armament Weapons:

Laser Rifles

Two Laser Rifles are mounted in the turret. Each has a 100 shot battery. Their direct fire characteristics are:

Direct Fire Characteristics: Laser Rifles TL 9
Effective Range: 180m (9)
Long Range: 360m (4)
Extreme Range: 1.8 km (1)

VRF Gauss Gun: is turret mounted, stabilized, with TL–10 point defense fire control (rolls 6 dice versus indirect fire missions). It can engage 16 targets with a +4 signature. The weapon has 30,000 rounds of ammunition, enough for 23 fire phases.

Direct Fire Characteristics: VRF Gauss gun
Effective Range: 1.5 km (21) +8
Long Range: 3 km (19) +6
Extreme Range: 4.5 km (17) +3

The Plasma Gun: It is turret mounted and is automatically spotted when it fires. It has TL–10 direct fire control and can engage one target.

Direct Fire Characteristics: Direct Fire Characteristics: 31.7 MW input/6.34 MW output Plasma Gun
Effective Range: 2.5km (60)/37m (44)
Long Range: 4km (47)/25m (31)
Extreme Range: 5.5km (20)/13m (4)
7. Defenses Laser sensor 6+, 50 prismatic aerosols,
  • Hull Material: Crystaliron
  • Armor: Turret and Chassis front 50, turret sides 46, chassis sides 45, turret rear, chassis rear, belly and deck 40.
  • Target Size DMs: +3 low, +1 high hits
8. Craft None.
9. Fuel Fuel capacity 3,099.65 liters, the power plant consumes 126 liters/hour, it carries enough for 24.6 hours (... 1 standard day).
10. Cost Production Cost: Cr. 5,924,371.1
11. Construction Time 2 weeks.
12. Comments It is not equipped with guidance packages for operator guided missiles.
13. Maintenance
  • Vehicle 5
  • Electronics 81
  • Weapons 23

TAC Missiles[edit]

There are two 42 kg capacity magazine fed launch tubes in the turret. They use a 20cm HEAP 52 warhead and it takes a crew member to manually reload these missiles if additional rounds are available, or carried in the cargo space. The homing missiles struggle to achieve intercepts against vehicles protected with advanced ECM abilities. The vehicle uses a pair of laser rifles with 100 shot batteries to designate a pair of its own targets and can hand off to deployed infantry to spot and mark targets. A full load of twenty missiles is carried for each launcher in the magazine, detailed below is included in the price.

Characteristics: HEAP Warhead Missiles
Type Range Price
Homing HEAP 52, ten carried 24km or 14km +10 speed DM Cr371
Target Designated HEAP 52, twenty carried 24km or 14km +10 speed DM Cr671
IR Follow Up HEAP +8, ten carried 24km or 14km +10 speed DM Cr471

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The KE006 Gruneg class Speeder was designed and manufactured at TL–10, these vehicles are manufactured for the Korsumug Empire in Mavuzog and Theta Borealis Sectors. They have TL–10 point defense fire control systems for the heavy energy weapons. Four vehicles is equivalent to a cavalry platoon of 40 marines. The 32 dismounted marines tend to spot for the target designated missiles to extend their engagement envelop. They use RADAR for longer range target acquisition and the homing missiles are less effective against vehicles with ECM. The weapon load tends to reduce the crews ability to multi-task, and as a result they tend to engage with one weapon system at a time.

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