Purifier class Grav APC
|Purifier class Grav APC|
Unpublished, non-canon vehicle design.
|Crew||7 a driver/commander and 6 gunners|
|Armament||(6) TAC missile tube launchers, VRF Gauss gun|
|These are deployed by the forces of the Tenjada Moralitate.|
The Purifier class Grav APC, TL-12: The vehicle's 556 tons of superdense armor, strains the gav modules and available hull volume. The front of the chassis is radically sloped and the chassis sides have moderate slopes to increase the armor's effectiveness. As a result this vehicle is actually slower than some of its contemporaries. This is intended to ensure all aspect, uniform protection superior to starship hull metal. This design is sealed with life support for the crew and passengers in vacuum and protected forces roles. A larger fusion power plant is installed to ensure some modest mobility. There are six remote weapon stations located around the vehicle. Each weapon station has a variety of weapons. Six gunners coordinate fire in several different directions simultaneously. A dorsal VRF Gauss point defense turret provides over-watch. There is a section of close assault infantry and the crew which all enjoy the protection of a sealed environment and full life support (proof against CBR/NBC threats) and can exit via an airlock in the front 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: 673.52651 metric tons.
|2.||Crew||x7 crew: driver/commander, and 6 gunners|
|4.||Electronics||Equipment: 5,000 power radio, 1,000km maser, extensive ECM, thermal image, image enhancement, 100 power target acquisition RADAR, TL–12 flight avionics, map box, battle computer, full weapon stabilization, sealed environment with life support for 23.|
|5.||Hardpoints||A fully rotating turret mounted on the chassis deck, 4m wide, 4.58m long and 1m tall, with a volume of 18.32m³, there are six remote weapon stations around the periphery of the vehicle two are in the forward corners, on the port and starboard sides, two are lateral firing to the right and left, and two are in the rear corners. All weapons are fully stabilized to fire on the move.|
There are (x6) Laser Rifles mounted in the six remote weapon stations. Each has a 100 shot battery. Their direct fire characteristics are:
There are (x6) plasma guns, man portable mounted in the six remote weapon stations. Each has a 40 shot battery. Their direct fire characteristics are:
There are (x6) remote mounts with the 4cm RAM AGLs, around the vehicle for infantry suppression. Each can engage 2 targets and has a +2 signature. Each comes loaded with 1,600 HEAP 36 grenades, enough for 20 fire phases. Their direct fire characteristics are:
|7.||Defenses||laser sensor 4+, 100 bottle of prismatic aerosols
|9.||Fuel||Fuel capacity 1,804.2 liters, the 84 MW fusion power plant consumes 126 liters/hour, it carries enough for 14.3 hours.|
|10.||Cost||Production Cost: Cr. 7,150,602|
|11.||Construction Time||4 weeks.|
|12.||Comments||It is equipped with guidance packages for operator guided missiles.|
There are six 50kg capacity tube launchers built into the six weapon stations. There are a variety of guidance packages available. The vehicle comes with six target designated missiles to take advantage of the laser rifles mounted with them to paint targets independently. Different guidance packages come with different sizes of warheads. From 25cm HEAP 58, 22cm HEAP 55 to 21cm HEAP 54 warheads. Each gunner can reload their launcher 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. A set of six TD missiles are included with the purchase price. The teleguided missiles are very expensive can use a radio or maser command link. The radio has longer range, but the maser is faster and can't be jammed.
|Homing HEAP 58,||3.5km||Cr409|
|Target Designated HEAP 58, six carried||3.5km||Cr309|
|IR Follow Up HEAP +8||3.5km||Cr509|
|Operator Guided HEAP 55||15km w/Radio link or 5km +10 DM w/Maser link||Cr286.75|
|Teleguided HEAP 54||14km w/Radio link or 4km +10 DM w/Maser link||Cr1,782|
History & Background (Dossier)
The Purifier class Grav APC was designed and manufactured at TL–12, these vehicles are manufactured for the Tenjada Moralitate in Mavuzog and Theta Borealis Sectors. They have TL–12 point defense fire control systems for the dorsal VRF Gauss gun. A set of six weapon mounts provide all-aspect, covering fire 360 degrees around the vehicle. The six gunners usually set the VRF automatic sentinel mode where it tracks and fires at incoming fire, they focus on close in fire support of their two squads of dismounted assault troopers. The combination of laser rifles, plasma cannons, automatic grenade launchers and a TAC missile provide a potent punch. Longer range missiles which can engage out to the range of the powerful RADAR are being investigated. The crew can manually reload the missiles, if spares are carried in the cargo bay.
The low NOP speed is cited as a weakness, but crews love the extremely heavy armor. The vehicle is immune to most frontal attacks, attacks to the thinner rear, belly or deck armor are needed by most weapon systems to penetrate. Each vehicle is treated as a small lift infantry platoon with a vehicle squad and two dismounted squads. Elite formations use grav belts, chameleon combat armor and use PGMP-12 and man portable TAC missiles for heavy weapon support beyond what this vehicle provides. Laser spotters paint targets and Gauss rifles are the main infantry long arm. These are very expensive weapons platforms, built for close support. They rely on their missiles to deal with heavier threats and lack heavy energy weapons to deal with Grav Tanks armored like themselves.
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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