Archer Light Gravtank (Military Aircraft)

The Archer is built under license by a number of concerns in the Spinward Marches. The tank is intended for light combat and reconnaissance duties, and is accordingly fitted with a powerful sensor suite, accounting for about 20% of the vehicle's cost. One unusual feature of the design is the provision of two different main weapons, mounted coaxially in the remote turret. Doctrine calls for the use of the laser at long distances and the plasma gun at short. While the vehicle has sufficient power to fire both weapons simultaneously, the plasma gun tends to induce atmospheric distortions which reduce the laser's capability substantially.

CraftID: Archer Light Gravtank, TL10, Cr5,359,000
Hull: 2/5, Disp=2, Config=4SL+turret, Armor=50E, Loaded=111.3t, Unloaded=110.9t
Power: 1/2, Fusion=40MW, Dur=1/3
Loco: 1/2, StdGrav, Thrust=200t, TopSpeed=960kph, Cruise=720kph, NOE=140kph
Comm: Radio=Planetary, LaserComm=Regional(500), MaserComm=VDist(50)
Sensors: EMSActive(Regional), EMSJammer(VDist), EMSPassive(Continental), ActObjScan=Diff, ActObjPin=Diff, PassEnScan=Diff
                      Pen/          Max     Auto   Dngr
                Ammo  Attn    Dmg   Range   Tgts   Spc  Sig ROF
A-10 Plasma Gun   -   44/5    20  VDist(5.1) 2     15    H  40
0MW Pulse Laser   -   30/3    10  VDist(25)  3     -     H  80
     2*HMG      1200   6/3     3  VDist(1.5) 3     -     H  80
Control: Comp1*2, DynLink*50
Accom: Crew=4(Commander, Gunner, Driver, Electronics), Seats=Cramped*4, Env=basic env, basic ls
Other: Fuel=720l, Cargo=0.3cm, ObjSize=Avg, EmLevel=Moderate

Author: R.S.Dean