Kokou

Kokou Tank silhouette.jpg
Kokou Defense Tank
Production information
Manufacturer Clans
Mission Defense Tank
Type Tracked
Technical specifications
Tech Base Clan
Mass 70
Armor Ferro Fibrous (Clan)
Engine Fusion
Speed 32 km/h
Crew 4[1]
Communications System Unspecified
Targeting Tracking System Unspecified
Heat Sinks 10
Armament

1x LRM 15
x3 Large Pulse Lasers

BV (2.0) 1,189[2]


Description[edit]

The Kokou Defense Tank is a early Clan Combat Vehicle utilized in the Clan Homeworlds during the Succession Wars Era. The heavy tanks was typically used as defense vehicle for important facilities utilized by various Clans.[3]

One noted use was Clan Hell's Horses Beta Galaxy's defense of their Clan's Tokasha MechWorks Alpha factory on Tokasha in 2921 from Clan Ghost Bear.[4]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

Constructed using standard Clan technologies, the Kokou is powered by a Standard engine and protected upwards of 8.5 tons of Ferro Fibrous armor, with majority armor focus in it's front and turret.[5] The vehicle is not terribly fast, its fusion engine only able to move it no faster than 32 kph.

It's long-range weapon is it's 10-Tubed Long-Range Missile Launcher mounted in front of the tank's hull. The two tons of ammunition for the launcher is protected by CASE. While intermediate and close range are handled by blistering three Large Pulse Lasers found in it's turret.

The tank is also equipped with a Trailer Hitch.[6]

Variants[edit]

  • Kokou Defense Tank (XL) 
    This variant differs little from the Standard model with exception of the Extra Light Fusion Engine, which increase it's maximum speed to 54 kph. BV2 1,474[7]

Notes[edit]

  • As of this writing, there is no official art work for this vehicle or Master Unit List. The image currently used is a Silhouette of the original art work for the Burke tank used in TRO: 2765.
  • While there is not background information regarding the Kokou, the vehicle weaponry is pattered nearly identical to the Burke Defense Tank, which is implying it is the successor given speed, quality of energy weapons, its name "Defense Tank", and placement of missiles.

References[edit]

  1. TechManual, P.103 Add Control Systems - Calculations of number of crew is assigned to Kokou.
  2. Turning Points: Tokasha, p. 40 Kokou Defense Tank - Record Sheet lists Battle Value 2.
  3. Turning Points: Tokasha, pp. 1, 7 - Short Story & RAT show the vehicle was used by multiple Clans and vehicle was used defensive unit for the Factory. Most Clans used vehicles as defensive units with some exceptions.
  4. Turning Points: Tokasha, pp. 1 Holding the Line - Short Story of gunner of Kokou fighting off the Ghost Bears.
  5. Battletech Forums/Errata Threat for Turning Points: Tokasha, specifies the type and quantity of armor is fitted to the vehicle.
  6. Turning Points: Tokasha, p. 40 Kokou Defense Tank - Record Sheet and it's stats the vehicle has.
  7. Turning Points: Tokasha, p. 40 Kokou Defense Tank XL - Record Sheet and it's stats the variant of the main vehicle has.

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