Cruise Missile 90

Cruise Missile 90
Production information
Type Artillery (Missile)
Tech Base Inner Sphere[1] Experimental
Year Availability 3065[1]
Technical specifications
Heat 90
Damage 90 (Artillery)
Minimum Range -
Short Range -
Medium Range -
Long Range 120 mapsheets
Tons 100[1]
Ammo Per Ton 1/45 (each missile weighs 45 tons)
Cost (unloaded) 2,550,000[1]
Ammo Cost (per ton) 90,000/missile[1]
BV (2.0) 1530 (launcher)/191 (missile)[2]



Description[edit]

Until the Federated Suns started researching them, the Cruise Missile had been resigned to history. Basically a large version of the unguided Arrow IV missile, the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns began testing the Cruise Missile in 3065. Unlike the Arrow IV missile system, there is no "guided" or "homing" cruise missile. This relative inaccuracy offsets the tremendous damage they cause.[3] What cruise missiles lack in precision however, they make up for in sheer terror. Even at the tactical level the effect of massive warheads impacting without warning on the battlefield can make even the most experienced and capable units break and flee. [4]

The Cruise Missile 90 weighs as much as an Atlas. The missiles are more difficult to transport than a Phoenix Hawk or Vindicator. They haven't been seen in action yet, and no information about their deployment is known.

Models[edit]

There is no information about manufacturers or models.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Tactical Operations, p. 405, "Heavy Weapons And Equipment Construction Data"
  2. Tactical Operations, p. 383, "Inner Sphere Weapons And Equipment BV Table"
  3. Tactical Operations, pp. 284-285, Arillery - Cruise Missile Artillery
  4. Tactical Operations, pp. 211-212, "Morale Checks" - (Cruise Missiles Attacks).

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