M181 class Parathan Tracked APC

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M181 class Parathan Tracked APC
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Unpublished, non-canon vehicle design.
Tech Level TL–6
Mass 3 dton
Cost Cr31,363.75
Mode Ground (Tracked)
Type Armored Personnel Carrier
Speed road 65kph
cross country 39kph
Cargo 1m³, 1,000kg
Crew 2 Driver, Gunner/Commander
Passengers 13
Armament HMG
Manufacturer Parathan State Armories
Also see Armored Fighting Vehicle
Manufactured by Paratha (world)

The M181 class Parathan Tracked APC is a combatant groundcraft.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

M181 class Parathan Tracked APC, 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. It carries an infantry section of 13 dismounts that form half of the typical mechanized platoon. 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.

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: 24.1371 metric tons
  • Height: 2.8m; Width: 3m; Length: 5m.
  • Total usable volume: 42m³
  • Hull Material: Hard Steel
2. Crew x2 crew: Driver, Gunner/Commander
3. Performance Speed: Road, 65kph / 54cm; Cross Country, 39kph / 33cm.
  • 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 4.82742 tons/m2. The power to weight ratio is 20.7149.
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 1,000.6 liters, enough for 4 hours.
  • Sealed environment with over pressure for 15 crew+passengers (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
  • x8 smoke dischargers
8. Craft None.
9. Fuel Fuel capacity 1,000.6 liters, enough distilled hydrocarbons for 4 hours.
10. Cost Production Cost: Cr31,363.75.
11. Construction Time 3 weeks.
12. Comments Maintenance:
  • Vehicle 8
  • Electronics 3
  • Weapons 0
  • Suspension 0

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 have their hands full to say the least. 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 for the 15 souls which call these steel boxes home. They stow tents, tools, medical kits, shovels, extra ammo etc. 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. Each pair of vehicles can deploy a platoon of thirty troopers. Each platoon has a single medic, with a medical kit. Each squad deploys with a LMG and a pack of ten disposable ATRLs. These vehicles form the basis for a whole series of vehicles, and form the foundation of the three Paratha Combat Brigades.

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