MHI Defense AA Tank

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MHI Defense AA Tank
Production information
Manufacturer Michaelson Heavy Industries
Production Year 3106[1]
Mission Anti-Air Defense
Fire-Support
Type Tracked
Technical specifications
Mass 60 Tons
Armor StarSlab/7 Heavy Ferro-Fibrous with CASE
Engine GM 240 XL Fusion
Speed 64 km/h
Communications System Garret T12-S
Targeting Tracking System Garret D2j
Heat Sinks 10 Double Heat Sinks
Armament

2x LB-X 10s
3x Light Machine Guns

BV (2.0) 1,026[2]


Description[edit]

The MHI Defense AA Tank is a mid thirty-second century Heavy Class Combat Vehicle which was prominent in the armies of Republic of the Sphere and the Federated Suns. The vehicle is designed to be a robust and flexible vehicle able to handle the demands of protecting ground units from airborne attack. Its flexible main guns are also able to provide fire support for allied forces on the ground.

The vehicle was secretly deployed among Republican forces sent outside of the Republic's Wall into neighboring nations to disrupt and keep potential enemies off guard.[3]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

Michaelson's engineers made the Defense AA able go anywhere, which included giving the vehicle limited amphibious capacities. While not speedy, its tracked motive system gives it the ability to go most places on the ground, while being able to resist some damage inflicted in combat. One of the vehicle's noted features is its 8 tons of StarSlab/7 Heavy Ferro-Fibrous armor, giving it more durability while under fire.

The Defense AA main weapons consists of a pair of turret-mounted Armstrong Class-B LB 10-X Autocannons. The guns are supplied by 4 tons of CASE-protected ammunition, allowing its crew to choose what ammunition types they need for any particular mission. As secondary weapon against infantry, the tank comes with a trio of Light Machine Guns mounted in front, with a half ton of ammunition also protected by the vehicle's CASE.[4]

Notes[edit]

This vehicles features Limited Amphibious Equipment.

The MHI Defense AA was original conceived by Wizkids' MechWarrior Dark Age Collectable Miniatures game as a part of its Counter Assault expansion set. The figure would be used as a general use vehicle in the CGC game. The Vehicle would later adapt by Catalyst Game Labs and redefined in the tabletop game once the company advanced the franchise's timeline to 3145.

Design Quirks[edit]

The MHI Defense AA Tank has the following Design Quirk

References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the MHI Defense AA Tank
  2. Technical Readout: 3145 Republic of the Sphere, pp. 25, 88 MHI Defense AA Tank - BV2.
  3. Technical Readout: 3145 Republic of the Sphere, pp. 25, 88 MHI Defense AA Tank - Background.
  4. Technical Readout: 3145 Republic of the Sphere, pp. 25-26, 88 MHI Defense AA Tank - Stats and abilities.

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