Mavuzo class Air Raft
|Mavuzo class Air Raft|
Unpublished, non-canon vehicle design.
|Crew||3 commander, gunner, and driver|
|Armament||Laser Rifle, TAC missile launcher, RP Fusion gun|
|These are deployed by the forces of the Principality of Mavuzo.|
The Mavuzo class Air Raft, TL-12: The vehicle's superdense 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 rapid pulse fusion cannon. There is a magazine fed TAC missile launchers in the turret. A laser rifle allows the missile launcher to paint and engage 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
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.
|1.||Tonnage|| Total mass loaded: 154.48527 metric tons.
|2.||Crew||x3 crew: driver, commander, and gunner|
|4.||Electronics||Equipment: TL-12 Avionics, 5,000 power radio, map box, extensive ECM, thermal image, image enhancement, battle computer, 100 power target acquisition RADAR, radio command link operator guidance package for TAC missiles, 10 power target acquisition LADAR, 1,000 km maser communicator, full weapon stabilization, sealed environment with life support for 10.|
|5.||Hardpoints|| a fully rotating turret on the chassis deck with full stabilization, 2.8m wide, 1m tall, 4m long,
A TL–9 Laser Rifle is mounted in the turret. It has a 100 shot battery. Its direct fire characteristics are:
The Rapid Pulse Fusion Gun: It is turret mounted and is automatically spotted when it fires. It has TL–12 point defense fire control and can engage four targets. The weapon is +3 to hit and rolls 10 dice versus indirect fire missions.
|7.||Defenses|| Laser sensor 4+, 100 prismatic aerosols,
|9.||Fuel||Fuel capacity 573.96 liters, the power plant consumes 60 liters/hour, it carries enough for 9.566 hours.|
|10.||Cost||Production Cost: Cr. 4,713,688.5|
|11.||Construction Time||2 weeks.|
|12.||Comments||It is equipped with a guidance packages for operator guided missiles, using a radio command link.|
There is a 200kg capacity magazine fed launch tube in the turret. They use a massive 24kg 30cm HEAP 59 warhead and it takes four crew members 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 laser rifle with a 100 shot battery to designate its own targets and can hand off to deployed infantry to spot and mark targets. A full load of ten missiles is carried for the launcher in the magazine, detailed below is included in the price.
|Homing HEAP 59,||44km or 34km +10 speed DM||Cr619|
|Target Designated HEAP 59, ten carried||44km or 34km +10 speed DM||Cr519|
|IR Follow Up HEAP +8,||44km or 34km +10 speed DM||Cr719|
|Operator guided, +3 to hit, radio command link HEAP 59,||40.9km or 30.9km +10 speed DM||Cr518|
History & Background (Dossier)
The Mavuzo class Air Raft was designed and manufactured at TL–12, these vehicles are manufactured for the Principality of Mavuzo in Mavuzog and Theta Borealis Sectors. They have TL–12 point defense fire control systems for the heavy energy weapons. The name is a misnomer, because this is a Grav APC and not a simple civilian Air Raft. The fusion gun is defensive and the TAC missiles are the anti-tank punch. Four vehicles is equivalent to a cavalry platoon of 44 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.
References & Contributors (Sources)
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- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis), Captain, and Lead Naval Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr. of the Imperial Navy
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science