S5 class Sopolian Tracked Battalion Aid Station

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S5 class Sopolian Tracked Battalion Aid Station
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Unpublished, non-canon vehicle design.
Tech Level TL–6
Mass 3 dton
Cost Cr149,367.25
Mode Ground (Tracked)
Type Service Vehicle
Speed road 70kph
cross country 42kph
Cargo None
Crew 3 Driver, Gunner and Commander
Passengers 5 Stretchers
Armament HMG, TAC Missile
Manufacturer Sopol Military Production, some export
Also see Armored Fighting Vehicle
Manufactured by Sopol (world), limited export

The S5 class Sopolian Tracked Battalion Aid Station is a combatant groundcraft.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

S5 class Sopolian Tracked Battalion Aid Station, TL-6: The vehicle a member of a family of military vehicles from the planet Sopol (world). 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 a massive maintenance workshop capable of supporting up to twenty mechanics. However, it can't carry that many. They must ride and drive other vehicles and bring their own tool kits depending on their respective specialty. They are armed with an unstabilized, HMG and a TAC missile in the turret. The vehicle's 8.4m³ tracked suspension combined with a low ground pressure ensures that it will never get stuck off road. It is lighter and faster than the S1 class Sopolian Tracked Cargo Carrier from which it is derived, they are more expensive.

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: 48.0726 metric tons
  • Height: 2m (+1m turret); Width: 3m; Length: 7m.
  • Total usable volume: 42m³
  • Hull Material: Hard Steel
2. Crew x3 crew: Driver, Gunner and 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 5.7 tons/m2. The power to weight ratio is 20.8.
4. Electronics Power / Equipment: Power: a 1 megawatt improved internal combustion power plant, geared into a huge transmission for tracked drive.
  • The vehicle consumes 500 liters of fuel/ hour; fuel capacity 2,251 liters, enough for 4.5 hours.
  • Sealed environment with over pressure for 3 crew (proof against CBR/NBC threats);
  • Head lights
  • 10 power radio
  • Battalion Aide Station, room for 5 stretcher borne casualties
5. hardpoints
  • One stabilized turret, fully rotating with a HMG and a TAC missile on the chassis deck.
6. Armament The unstabilized, turret 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

There is a tube missile launcher in the turret on the chassis deck. The launcher carries a single operator guided missile with a wire command link, included for the purchase price. These missiles are 8.4kg and carry a 9cm HEAP 32 warhead. These missiles have a +1 DM to hit and a 4km range.

Characteristics:
Type Attack Range Price
Wire Op-Guided HEAP 32, 4km Cr52.9
7. Defenses Armor: Turret front 22, Chassis front 21, chassis sides 13, chassis rear, belly and deck 13.
8. Craft None.
9. Fuel Fuel capacity 2,251 liters, enough distilled hydrocarbons for 4.5 hours.
10. Cost Production Cost: Cr149,367.25.
11. Construction Time 3 weeks.
12. Comments Maintenance:
  • Vehicle 8
  • Electronics 2
  • Weapons 3
  • Suspension 1

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Designed and manufactured at TL–6, these vehicles were commissioned and license built for the certain military clients on Sopol (world), in the Abidal Subsector of the Halcyon Sector in the Distant Fringe. The vehicle's three man crew have their hands full to say the least. Some of these vehicles have found their way into other military inventories. Some have been captured in battle and some have been sold on the open market. They are not specifically designed for desert combat, the Paratha Combat Brigade has had trouble with their lack of intake compression. The Parathan Forces are fond of their heavier bullet-proof armor. These serve as medical support vehicles in the Sopolian Regimental Combat Teams. They present a design dilemma for users. They are armed, which is a problem according to the Rissa Accords. They carry a battalion aide station which must be dismounted and set up to function in a fixed location. It doesn't work while packed away on the vehicle. There is no additional room for dedicated medical personnel, so the wounded arrive without receiving ambulance level assistance while in transit, a dangerous proposition OR crew must be swapped out for medics OR fewer wounded must be carried per trip to make room for a unit medic and their personal medical kit.

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