TC004 Rambler class Grav APC
|TC004 Rambler class Grav APC|
Unpublished, non-canon vehicle design.
|Type||Armored Personnel Carrier|
|Crew||x2 Driver, Gunner/Commander|
|Armament||4cm RAM AGL|
x20 TAC missile rails
RP Plasma Gun
Rambler 4T class Grav APC, TL-11: The vehicle's crystaliron armor sheaths the chassis to levels of protection equivalent or slightly superior 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. 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 sentinel 4cm RAM automatic grenade launcher above the commander's cupolas. This remote mount can be set to automatically engage enemy infantry that doesn't IFF register correctly. The twenty TAC missile launch rails provide the heavy hitting power but suffer from limited range. The plasma gun is used for point defense and has limited abilities as an offensive weapon. The vehicle has a crew of two: driver, and gunner/commander and carries eight passengers. They have good operational range and endurance.
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: TBD metric tons.
|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.|
- Height: 3m (+0.5m turret); Width: 4m; Length: 7m.
- Total usable volume: 56m³
- Total mass loaded: 201 metric tons
- Hull Material: Crystaliron
- Armor: Chassis front 54, turret front 58, turret and chassis sides 50, turret rear 42, chassis rear, belly and deck 40.
- Target Size DMs: +3 low, +0 high hits
- Production Cost: Cr3,518,117.8
The Grav Tank has 0.98/0.49 maneuver Gs. NOP flight is limited by available TL–11 avionics, and not the 400 tons of thrust.
- Maximum, Weapons ON: 588kph/490cm; Cruise, 441kph / 368cm, NOP 150kph/125cm.
- Maximum, Weapons OFF: 1,185kph/987cm; Cruise, 888kph / 740cm, NOP 150kph/125cm.
- Movement effect on fire: None
Full weapons stabilization.
Turret Mounted Weapons
There is a remote mounted with the 4cm RAM AGL above the commander's cupolas for infantry suppression. It can engage 2 targets and has a +2 signature. It comes loaded with 1,600 HEAP 36 grenades, enough for 20 fire phases.
|Effective Range||Long Range||Extreme Range|
|370 m||750 m||1,500 m|
The Rapid Pulse Plasma Gun is automatically spotted when it fires. It can engage two targets with a +2 hit DM. The point defense fire control rolls 8 dice versus indirect fire missions.
|Effective Range||Long Range||Extreme Range|
|1.095km (36)/20m(20)||2.19km (28)/10m(12)||4.381km (4)|
There are twenty 135kg capacity launch rails in a pod on the side of the turret. They use a 30cm HEAP 59 warhead and it takes three crew members 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. Twenty HEAP 59 maser linked, teleguided missiles are included in the price. The vehicle lacks the ability to designate its own targets and relies on deployed infantry to spot and mark targets.
|Homing HEAP 59||18km||Cr554|
|Target Designated HEAP 59||18km||Cr654|
|IR Follow Up HEAP +8||18km||Cr654|
|Operator Guided HEAP 59 with maser command link +3 DM, and +5 Speed DM||10km||Cr453|
|Operator Guided with radio command link +3 DM||15.9km||Cr453|
|Teleguided HEAP 59 with maser command link +4 speed DM||10km||Cr1,700|
|Teleguided HEAP 59 with radio command link||14km||Cr1,700|
Power / Equipment:
- Power: a stock 40 megawatt fusion power plant
- consumes 60 liters of fuel/ hour; fuel capacity 2,989.8 liters, enough for 49.83 hours.
- Sealed environment with extended life support for 10 crew and passengers(proof against CBR/NBC threats);
- Laser Sensor 5+
- 100 bottles of prismatic aerosols
- Extensive ECM
- Map Box
- 1m³ 1,000kg cargo
- Thermal and Image enhancement
- 1,000 power MASER communicator
- 5,000 power radio
- 100 power target acquisition RADAR
- Electronic Tool Kit
History & Background (Dossier)
The TC004 Rambler class Grav APC was designed and manufactured at TL–11, these vehicles were license built for the Trooles Confederation in the Theta Borealis Sector. These probably date from models used during the formation of the confederacy. Built to cope with combat vehicles from Korsumug Empire. They are maintenance hogs and require several dedicated technicians to keep their weapons and electronics functional over time. Traditionally deployed in companies of twelve APCs with 24 crew, and 96 dismounts, or 120 troopers in three platoons of four vehicles each. The unit commander is traditionally the platoon commander of the first platoon, and double hats, with logistical support units concentrated at higher levels.
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