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Cellco Ranger UPU-3000

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Cellco Ranger UPU-3000
Production information
Manufacturer Quikscell Company[1][2]
Production Year 3022[3]
Use Heavy Law Enforcement Vehicle
Tech Base Inner Sphere[1][2]
Chassis Type (Size) Tracked (medium)[1][2]
Equipment Rating C/X-F-D[2]
Cost  ???
Introduced 3022
Technical specifications
Mass 17 tons[1][2]
Speed 50+ kph[1][2]
Cruise Speed 3[1][2]
Flank Speed 5[1][2]
Power Plant I.C.E.[1][2]
Fuel (Type/Range) Natural Gas / 666 km[1][2]
Armament * 1x Machine Gun[1][2]
Heat Sinks None[1][2]
Armor BAR 8[1][2]
Crew 3 (2 enlisted/non-rated, 1 gunner)[2]
BV (1.0)  ???
BV (2.0)  ???



Description[edit]

The Ranger was originally designed as an armored personnel carrier for use in urban combat environments, and it has been adapted to law enforcement duties. The vehicle's current version (UPU-3000) first appeared near the end of the Third Succession War in the Lyran Commonwealth. The Ranger is common in many urban cities in the Great House. It has been given the designation of UPU (Urban Pacification Unit). Though the vehicle was a failure as a military grade Armored Personnel Carrier, the Ranger's basic design has proven to be effective for law enforcement and corporate security in both the Lyran Commonwealth and Federated Suns.[1][2]

Equipment and Capabilities[edit]

The Ranger is equipped with a Machine Gun mounted in the turret with 1 ton of ammo. The vehicle also features two Sprayers mounted in the front and rear of the vehicle. The vehicle carries 0.86 tons of Sprayer fluid (water, other liquids).[1][2]

The Ranger has an Infantry Compartment that can carry up to a ton of personnel who can exit from a rear hatch. It also features an Armored Chassis and Control Modifications, 3 hand searchlights (15kg 2 front, 1 mounted on the turret) and sprayer "ammo" treated as liquid cargo storage.[1][2]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Cellco Ranger is subject to the following Design Quirk:[2]

Variants[edit]

Two modified versions of the vehicle are known: an Armored Car variant introduced in 3031[4] and a Mobile Headquarters variant introduced in 3027[5].[1][2]

Similar Vehicles[edit]

Other corporate interests of other Great Houses have made duplicates or have similar models of the Cellco Ranger.

  • Raptor RRV - A Free Worlds League vehicle which is more advanced and sophisticated. It is lighter and less armored than other urban armored vehicles. The vehicle is equipped with an extended range support laser with a basic fire control system and a large passenger bay with extra room for field gear and additional heavy weaponry.

Notes[edit]

As of this writing, there are no published BV or record sheets for this vehicle.

References[edit]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex, p. 42, "Cellco Ranger UPU-3000"
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex Revised, p. 36, "Cellco Ranger"
  3. online date for the Cellco Ranger UPU-3000
  4. online date for the Cello Ranger (Armored) variant
  5. online date for the Cello Ranger (MHQ) variant

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