M181L class Parathan Desert Mobile Field Kitchen

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M181L class Parathan Desert Mobile Field Kitchen
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Unpublished, non-canon vehicle design.
Tech Level TL–6
Mass 3 dton
Cost Cr33,065.1
Mode Ground (Tracked)
Type Service Vehicle
Speed road 50kph
cross country 30kph
Cargo 8m³, 8,000kg
Crew 4 Driver, Gunner/Commander, and 2 cooks
Passengers 0
Armament HMG
Manufacturer Parathan State Armories
Also see Armored Fighting Vehicle
Manufactured by Paratha (world)

The M181L class Parathan Desert Mobile Field Kitchen is a combatant groundcraft.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

M181L class Parathan Desert Mobile Field Kitchen, TL-6: The vehicle's is very lightly armored. They are sealed with a fire suppression system and air conditioning in addition to having over pressure versus chemical/bacteriological/and nuclear threats. One of these vehicles is assigned to feed and supply a mechanized company of 100 troopers. They are armed with an unstabilized, pintel mounted HMG for the commander/gunner's hatch. The vehicle's 5m³ tracked suspension combined with a low ground pressure ensures that it will never get stuck off road. This is a L=logistics version with a field kitchen installed in what was the troop bay. It is heavier and slower than the APC. Each of these vehicles can feed 100 troops and they can carry 8 tons of cargo/supplies. They also carry x6 the fuel capacity of the APCs. With this extra fuel they have greater endurance or can refuel other vehicles.

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 Chassis: Total mass loaded: 34.9425 metric tons
  • Height: 2.8m; Width: 3m; Length: 5m.
  • Total usable volume: 42m³
  • Hull Material: Hard Steel
2. Crew x4 crew: Driver, Gunner/Commander, 2 cooks.
3. Performance Speed: Road, 50kph / 42cm; Cross Country, 30kph / 25cm.
  • Movement effect on fire: if moving less than 1/2 -4 FFP, no fire EFP, more than 1/2 no fire, an unstabilized weapons platform.
  • The ground pressure is 6.9885 tons/m2. The power to weight ratio is 14.3092.
4. Electronics Power / Equipment: Power: a 0.5 megawatt improved internal combustion power plant, geared into a huge transmission for tracked drive.
  • The vehicle consumes 250 liters of fuel/ hour; fuel capacity 6,006 liters, enough for 24 hours.
  • Sealed environment with over pressure for 4 crew (proof against CBR/NBC threats);
  • Passive IR
  • Search light
  • 200 power radio
5. hardpoints One pintel mounted HMG with a gun shield on the chassis deck.
6. Armament The unstabilized, pintel mounted Heavy Machine Gun can engage 4 targets/phase. The gun has a +2 signature when it fires. There is storage for 1,600 rounds, enough for 40 fire phases. A full load of ammo is included in the purchase price. Its other direct fire characteristics are:
Direct Fire Characteristics: HMG
Effective Range: 500m (6) +3
Long Range: 1km (5) +2
Extreme Range: 1.5km (3) +1
7. Defenses Armor: Chassis front 16, chassis sides 8, chassis rear, belly and deck 4.
  • Target Size DMs: +2 low, no high hits
8. Craft None.
9. Fuel Fuel capacity 6,006 liters, enough distilled hydrocarbons for 24 hours.
10. Cost Production Cost: Cr33,065.1.
11. Construction Time 3 weeks.
12. Comments Maintenance:
  • Vehicle 8
  • Electronics 3
  • Weapons 0
  • Suspension 2

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Designed and manufactured at TL–6, these vehicles were commissioned and license built for the certain military clients on Paratha (world), in the Ras Tennol Subsector of the Far Home Sector in the Distant Fringe. The vehicle's two man crew run the vehicle while the culinary specialists feed the company. They are designed to operate and maneuver in the open desert. Lightly armored and inexpensive, they represent a pragmatic design aesthetic. The cargo space is essential to survival, food, water and extra fuel cans can mean the difference between life and death. They are light enough and sealed to be amphibious, which is typically irrelevant on their bone-dry home world. However, on certain colonial deployments on behalf of the glorious leader, this feature has proven an unpleasant surprise to enemy forces. These vehicles are essential for the logistical support of the three Paratha Combat Brigades.

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