Daimyo HQ

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Daimyo HQ 67-K
Production information
Manufacturer Buda Imperial Vehicles
Production Year 2781[1]
Mission Mobile Command Post
Type Wheeled
Technical specifications
Mass 50 Tons
Armor StarSlab/3
Engine Vlar 230 Fusion
Speed 86 km/h
Crew 4+
Communications System Sipher Battlesys 5.2
Targeting Tracking System Eagle Eye VY 9-3
Heat Sinks 10
Armament
BV (2.0) 561[2][3][4]


Description[edit]

The Daimyo HQ was a heavy theater command unit utilized by the Draconis Combine.

The first Daimyo was fielded in 2796 at the beginning of the Succession Wars by Jinjiro Kurita, who used the vehicle during the Kentares Massacre. While the Coordinator attended executions in person, the Daimyo HQ's crew transmitted the data to ComStar representatives on the planet who then sent the data through the whole Inner Sphere. When Jinjiro discovered the treason, the whole crew of the unit was executed. Daimyo production ceased between the years 3027 and 3063 because the unit's communication system technology become a form of Lostech.[2]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Daimyo weighs twice as much as a standard Mobile HQ, using the additional tonnage to increase its defensive armament and add 7 tons of armor. Its Large laser gives it a serious punch at long range, while the Machine Gun defends it from infantry.[2] Most Daimyo variants have a four ton Infantry Compartment as well, but whether this is to provide accommodations for a security team or headquarters staff is not clear.

A unique feature of the Daimyo is the expandable sides, which create a large room inside the unit with a holotank displaying a real-time overview of the battlefield for the commander and a few additional officers. The vehicle can travel with its sides expanded, although this renders it unable to achieve its full speed.[2] It also carries seven tons of Communications Equipment.[5]

Variants[edit]

  • 67-K2 
    features two Light PPCs in the turret and a Machine Gun on the right and left sides instead of top turrets. Created as an upgrade for 67-K after the year 3063. BV (2.0)=620[6][7]
  • 67-NC 
    This version removes the seven tons of Communications Equipment found in other Daimyo versions and instead uses a larger engine to increase ground speed to a maximum of 96km/h. The armament remains the same as a standard 67-K Daimyo, but the infantry compartment has been reduced to three tons. BV(2.0)=583[8]

References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the Daimyo HQ
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Technical Readout: 3075, pp. 204-205, "Daimyo HQ Vehicle Profile"
  3. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged, p. 195
  4. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - Age of War, p. 92
  5. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - Age of War, p. 92
  6. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged, p. 196
  7. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - Age of War, p. 93
  8. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - Age of War, p. 94
  9. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - Age of War, p. 95

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