Cheetah Light Tank (Military Landcraft)

The Cheetah was designed as an air-transportable light tank, but as with so many government projects, it grew out of proportion to its initial mission. As finally produced, it could only be carried in heavy lift cargo aircraft, and had a gun too light for the rest of the vehicle. In addition, as a last desperate attempt to cram everything in without upsizing the vehicle again, it was fitted with an experimental computer control system. Difficulty with maintenance in the field made this a much complained about feature. A fully enclosed breathing system is installed for the crew enabling operation in a chemically contaminated environment without use of protective suits.

CraftID: Cheetah Light Tank, TL8, Cr260,878
Hull: 2/5, Disp=2, Config=4USL+turret, Armor=30C, Unloaded=36.8t, Loaded=41.7t
Power: 1/2, MHD=4.8MW, Dur=21hrs
Loco: 1/2, Tracks, P/W=115, Road=189kph, Offroad=113kph
Comm: Radio=Regional(500km), Laser=Distant(5km)
Sensors: 2*Headlights, Light Amplification
Hardpoints=1, Weapon stabilized, 80kph
                     Pen/         Max    Auto   Dngr
          Ammo  Rds  Attn   Dmg   Range  Tgts   Spc    Sig   ROF
cm HV Gun KEAP  140   29     9  Dist(16)  -      -      M    12
           HE    -    15    12  Dist(16)  -      30     M    12
          HEAP   -    26     9  Dist(16)  -      -      M    12
    HMG    -    800   6/3    3 VLong(1.5) 3      -      H    80
Control: Comp Mod 0, ElecLink*5
Accom: Crew=2 (Driver,Gunner/Commander), Seats=Cramped*2, Env=Basic env, basic ls
Other: Fuel=4.4kl, Cargo=0, ObjSize=Small, EmLevel=Moderate

Author: R.S.Dean