Maxwell 4T class Grav APC

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Maxwell 4T class Grav APC
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Unpublished, non-canon vehicle design.
Tech Level TL–11
Mass 4.0 dton
Cost Cr3,107,947.9
Mode Flight (Grav)
Type Armored Personnel Carrier
Speed Maximum 1,829kph
cruise 1,371kph
NOE 150kph
Cargo 1m³ 1,000kg
Crew 3 Driver, Gunner and Commander
Passengers 8
Armament 4cm RAM AGL
20x TAC missile rails
Manufacturer Various
Also see TBD
TBD

The Maxwell 4T class Grav APC is a Armored Fighting Vehicle.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Maxwell 4T class Grav APC was designed and manufactured at TL–11, these vehicles were license built for the High Senate at Denirad (world), along the Distant Fringe. The vehicle has a crew of three: driver, gunner and commander, and carries eight passengers. These probably date from models used during the Scybrian Wars.

High Senate Maxwell 4T class Grav APC, TL-11: The vehicle's crystaliron armor sheaths the chassis to levels of protection equivalent or slightly inferior to starship hull metal. This design is sealed with life support for the crew and passengers in vacuum and protected forces roles. It features heavy frontal armor on the radically slope chassis front, proof against most current weapon systems. Traditionally deployed in companies of ten APCs with 30 crew, and 80 dismounts, support units are concentrated at higher levels. One of the fundamental trade offs in the design was the decision to omit a main weapon in a stabilized turret on the vehicle's deck. A stock power plant is installed to save mass and cost, the grav modules do not need to compete for power. The turret is fitted with a laser rifle for target designation and a 4cm RAM AGL for suppressing softer targets. The TAC missiles appear as an expensive afterthought and their range is limited. They require a great deal of maintenance to keep operational and crews complain that the weapons load is insufficient to kill all enemy tank models. They must attempt to flank units to score killing strikes.

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: TBD metric tons.
  • Vehicle Dimensions: TBD
  • Total usable volume: TBD
2. Crew TBD
3. Performance Movement: TBD
4. Electronics Equipment: TBD
5. Hardpoints TBD
6. Armament Weapons: TBD
7. Defenses TBD
8. Craft None.
9. Fuel Fuel capacity TBD liters, enough for TBD hours (...almost TBD standard days).
10. Cost Production Cost: Cr. TBD
11. Construction Time TBD weeks.
12. Comments TBD

Chassis:[edit]

Height: 2m (+0.5m turret); Width: 4m; Length: 7m.
Total usable volume: 56m³
Total mass loaded: 151 metric tons
Hull Material: Crystaliron
Armor: Chassis front 55, turret front 50, turret and chassis sides 42, turret and chassis rear, belly and deck 34.
Target Size DMs: +2 low, +0 high hits
Production Cost: Cr3,107,947.9

Movement:[edit]

The Grav Tank has 1.6490066 maneuver Gs. NOP flight is limited by available TL–11 avionics, and not the 400 tons of thrust.

Speed:
Maximum, 1,829kph / 1,524cm; Cruise, 1,371kph / 1,143cm, NOP 150kph/125cm.
Movement effect on fire: None

Weapons:[edit]

Full weapons stabilization.


Turret Mounted Weapons[edit]

There is a laser rifle mounted with the 4cm RAM AGL in the turret, which can be used for target designation. It has a 100 shot battery.

Direct Fire Characteristics: Laser Rifle
Effective Range Long Range Extreme Range
180 m (9) 360 m (4) 1,800 m (1)

The automatic 4cm RAM grenade launcher comes with 1,600x HEAP (36) grenades. It can engage 2 targets and has a +2 signature.

Direct Fire Characteristics: RAM GL
Effective Range Long Range Extreme Range
370 m 750 m 1,500 m

TAC Missiles[edit]

There are twenty 22.1835kg capacity launch rails in a pod on the side of the turret. They use a 17cm HEAP 50 warhead or a HE 28/4/5 warhead and both have a 8.367km range. It takes a single crew member to manually reload these missiles externally 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. Ten HEAP 50 target designated, and ten HE 28/4/5 homing missiles are included in the price.

Characteristics: HEAP Warhead Missiles
Type Range Price
Homing HEAP 50/HE 28/4/5 8.367km Cr341.1835/333.1835
Target Designated HEAP 50/HE 28/4/5 8.367km Cr441.1835/433.1835
IR Follow Up HEAP +8 8.367km Cr441.1835/433.1835

Power / Equipment:[edit]

Power: a stock 40 megawatt fusion power plant
consumes 60 liters of fuel/ hour; fuel capacity 1,549.5 liters, enough for 25.825 hours.
  • Sealed environment with extended life support for 11 crew and passengers(proof against CBR/NBC threats);
  • 100 bottles of prismatic aerosols
  • basic ECM
  • map box
  • 1m³ 1,000kg cargo
  • thermal and image enhancement
  • 5 power LASER communicator
  • 5,000 power radio
  • 10 power target acquisition LADAR

Maintenance[edit]

Vehicle 5

Electronics 19

Weapons 60

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Infantry formations have had use of these Grav APCs for several years and modified variants are beginning to come into service with different weapon packages. There is an indirect fire version arriving in artillery batteries.

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