Command Van

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Command Van
Production information
Manufacturer N/A
Production Year Early Spaceflight Era
Mission Command
Type Wheeled[1]
Technical specifications
Mass 15 tons[1]
Armor 4
Engine 70 ICE
Speed 97.2 km/h km/h
Crew N/A
Armament

1 x LRM-5
1 x Machine Gun

BV (1.0)  ???
BV (2.0)  ???[2]


Description[edit]

A Command Van can technically refer to any type of enclosed all-terrain vehicle (ATV) used for military or civilian command purposes. The base model for many 'Mech units' command van is a six-wheeled ATV equipped with a variety of gear for command purposes. As it is lightly armed and armored, under normal circumstances during battle the vehicle is far away from the frontlines.[1]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The command van is equipped for self defense usually with an LRM-5 in a roof-mounted turret and a front-facing Machine Gun. It is protected by 4 tons of armor spread evenly across its surface, slightly increased in the forward zone, though the turret is not as well armored. One ton of ammunition each for the LRM-5 and machine gun are carried internally. The van contains medical equipment for first aid, computer tracking systems, and communication systems for surface to surface and surface to orbit transmissions. Six hard rubber tires and a four-ton internal combustion engine help it achieve a cruising speed of 64.8 km/h and top speed of 97.2 km/h.[1]

Variants[edit]

  • Command Van (Fusion) 
    This is a fusion powered variant of the command van.[3] Most Command Vans were originally fusion powered, but as the Succession Wars dragged on the power plants were replaced by ICE engines.[1]

Notes[edit]

A record sheet for the ICE variant of this vehicle is published in Record Sheets Volume Five Vehicles.

Given the rules it was constructed under the Command Van has little room for more than rudimentary communication and medical equipment.

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