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LAV/iATM Carrier
« on: 23 February 2019, 19:22:39 »
LAV/iATM Carrier
Mass: 60 tons
Movement Type: Tracked
Power Plant: LTV 180 XL
Cruising Speed: 32,4 kph
Flank Speed: 54 kph
Armor: SCV Hardened
Armament:
3 LRM-20s with Artemis-V FCS
1 Laser Anti-Missile-System
1 ECM Suite
1 Micro Pulse Laser (rear-facing)
Manufacturer: The Society
Primary Factory: Various
Communications System: Communication II (with ECM Suite on LAV)
Targeting and Tracking System: FastScan with IndirectTrack2 (and Artemis-V FCS on LAV)

Overview
   In [retracted] the Society introduced a set of updated missile carrier vehicles that addresses the core weaknesses of the old LRM Carrier that were in wide use, such as the weak armor and lack of short range firepower. This was done to increase the effectiveness and survivability of Society vehicle forces, which have become far less expendable over the decades.

Capabilities
   The end products of the development process consisted out of two related missile carriers. The first one is the LAV Carrier, meant for regular Society forces, and armed using Clan LRM launchers with Artemis-V fire control systems. The second one is the iATM Carrier, meant for critical asset defense, and constructed with restricted technology such as iATM-12 launchers. Both versions have some common characteristics such as thick hardened armor, 180-rated XL Engine, launcher hatches to conceal the number of launcher tubes, a rear-facing Micro Pulse Laser, and a pop-up Laser AMS system.
   With the design being heavily based upon the LRM Carrier, it is possible to fool enemy forces to misidentify either of the missile carriers as an LRM Carrier. Of the two Tanks the LAV version has an easier time convincing opponents that they merely facing an LRM Carrier, provided that the crew use some standard LRM missiles while also keeping the advanced electronics in passive stand-by mode. When the trap goes off the crew can instantly switch on the ECM Suite, Laser AMS, and Artemis-Vs. This will
   The iATM carrier switches the LRM launchers for iATM-12 launchers and upgrades the ECM Suite to a Nova CEWS, allowing for accurate fire support. Also while LAV Carriers use refurbished old carrier chassis for their production, the iATM Carrier uses newly fabricated vehicular-endosteel chassis, freeing up more tonnage for ammunition.

Deployment
   In general both of the new carrier designs are deployed according to their original design
guidelines. But there have been exceptions. For the iATM Carrier the slow cruise speed combined with the sensitive nature of the used equipment, such as the iATM-12s and the Nova CEWS, forced this vehicle into a base defense niche. Thus most of the iATM Carriers are deployed with the defending forces of fixed Coreun bases. However there are some exceptions in where this vehicle was used in offensive missions, where it performed well.



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LAV Carrier Tank

Mass: 60 tons
Movement Type: Tracked
Power Plant: 180 XL
Cruising Speed: 32.4 kph
Maximum Speed: 54 kph
Armor: Hardened
Armament:
     3 LRM 20
     1 Micro Pulse Laser
     1 Laser AMS
Manufacturer: Unknown
     Primary Factory: Unknown
Communication System: Unknown
Targeting & Tracking System: Unknown
Introduction Year: 3145
Tech Rating/Availability: F/X-X-X-E
Cost: 8,560,000 C-bills

Type: LAV Carrier
Technology Base: Clan (Experimental)
Movement Type: Tracked
Tonnage: 60
Battle Value: 1,884

Equipment                                          Mass
Internal Structure                                    6
Engine                        180 XL                5.5
Cruising MP: 3
Flank MP: 5
Heat Sinks:                   10                      0
Control Equipment:                                  3.0
Power Amplifier:                                    0.0
Armor Factor (Hardened)       100                  12.5

                          Internal   Armor   
                          Structure  Value   
     Front                   6         30   
     R/L Side               6/6      25/25   
     Rear                    6         20   


Weapons
and Ammo              Location    Tonnage   
Trailer Hitch           Rear        0.0     
Micro Pulse Laser       Rear        0.5     
Laser AMS              Front        1.0     
3 Artemis V FCSs       Front        4.5     
3 LRM 20s              Front        15.0   
LRM 20 Ammo (66)        Body        11.0   
ECM Suite               Body        1.0


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iATM Carrier Tank

Mass: 60 tons
Movement Type: Tracked
Power Plant: 180 XL
Cruising Speed: 32.4 kph
Maximum Speed: 54 kph
Armor: Hardened
Armament:
     1 Micro Pulse Laser
     3 Improved ATM 12
     1 Laser AMS
Manufacturer: Unknown
     Primary Factory: Unknown
Communication System: Unknown
Targeting & Tracking System: Unknown
Introduction Year: 3145
Tech Rating/Availability: F/X-X-X-X
Cost: 11,512,000 C-bills

Type: iATM Carrier
Technology Base: Clan (Experimental)
Movement Type: Tracked
Tonnage: 60
Battle Value: 2,438

Equipment                                          Mass
Internal Structure                                    6
Engine                        180 XL                5.5
Cruising MP: 3
Flank MP: 5
Heat Sinks:                   10                      0
Control Equipment:                                  3.0
Power Amplifier:                                    0.0
Armor Factor (Hardened)       100                  12.5

                          Internal   Armor   
                          Structure  Value   
     Front                   6         30   
     R/L Side               6/6      25/25   
     Rear                    6         20   


Weapons
and Ammo                                  Location    Tonnage   
Trailer Hitch                               Rear        0.0     
Micro Pulse Laser                           Rear        0.5     
Laser AMS                                  Front        1.0     
3 Improved ATM 12s                         Front        21.0   
Nova Combined Electronic Warfare System    Front        1.5     
Standard iATM/12 Ammo (45)                  Body        9.0
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Re: LAV/iATM Carrier
« Reply #1 on: 27 February 2019, 14:29:04 »

And now a SRM variant, I stripped out all the equipment (with exception of the Laser AMS) for 10 SRM-6s and an engine upgrade (5/8).

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SRM-C Carrier Tank

Mass: 60 tons
Movement Type: Tracked
Power Plant: 300 XL
Cruising Speed: 54 kph
Maximum Speed: 86.4 kph
Armor: Hardened
Armament:
     10 SRM 6
     1 Laser AMS
Manufacturer: Unknown
     Primary Factory: Unknown
Communication System: Unknown
Targeting & Tracking System: Unknown
Introduction Year: 3145
Tech Rating/Availability: F/X-X-X-E
Cost: 9,989,600 C-bills

Type: SRM-C Carrier
Technology Base: Clan (Experimental)
Movement Type: Tracked
Tonnage: 60
Battle Value: 1,606

Equipment                                          Mass
Internal Structure                                    6
Engine                        300 XL               14.5
Cruising MP: 5
Flank MP: 8
Heat Sinks:                   10                      0
Control Equipment:                                  3.0
Power Amplifier:                                    0.0
Armor Factor (Hardened)       100                  12.5

                          Internal   Armor   
                          Structure  Value   
     Front                   6         30   
     R/L Side               6/6      25/25   
     Rear                    6         20   


Weapons
and Ammo              Location    Tonnage   
Trailer Hitch           Rear        0.0     
Laser AMS              Front        1.0     
10 SRM 6s              Front        15.0   
SRM 6 Ammo (120)        Body        8.0     
Herb: "Well, now I guess we'll HAVE to print it. Sounds almost like the apocalypse I've been working for...."

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