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Partisan

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Partisan Heavy Tank
Production information
Manufacturer Kallon Industries
Production Year 2791[1]
Mission Anti-Aircraft
Type Tracked
Cost 1,866,600 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 80 Tons
Armor StarSlab/7
Engine GM SuperLoad 240 I.C.E.
Speed 54 km/h
Crew 6
Communications System Jolex Systems
Targeting Tracking System AntiAir Flak Systems-1
Heat Sinks None
Armament
BV (1.0) 420[2]
BV (2.0) 673


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[edit] Description

Kallon Industries, famous for designing some of the most popular anti-aircraft 'Mechs in the Inner Sphere, designed the Partisan to bring those same capabilities onto a cheaper, more easily produced vehicle. Dedicated to destroying aircraft, its targeting systems can track up to 200 units at once, compute the optimal target, and link to the targeting systems to other Partisans in the unit. The targeting controls are even removable, allowing its crew to work from a safer distance.

While slow and lightly armored, its role tends to keep it in rearward locations, where this is less of a liability. The Partisan is deployed throughout the Inner Sphere, although most of them are found in the Free Worlds League and Federated Suns.

[edit] Weapons and Equipment

The Partisan's four, turret-mounted Flak Autocannon/5s, with its airbursting shells, are optimized for destroying aircraft. However, they prove more then capable at providing direct fire support when needed, and can even be used to shoot down enemy missiles.[3] Additionally, it carries twin Machine Guns for defense against infantry.

[edit] Variants

  • AC/2 
    An experiment at increasing its effectiveness, the AC/2 Partisan replaces the quad AC/5s with five Autocannon/2. BV (1.0) = 327[2], BV (2.0) = 580
  • LRM 
    Another attempt to improve the standard Partisan, this version replaces the autocannons with four LRM-15 launchers. BV (1.0) = 768[2], BV (2.0) = 1,021
  • Air Defense 
    The Partisan Air Defense Tank is a significant upgrade designed to engage and destroy Clan fighters. The older GM Superload ICE was replaced by a compact GM Super fusion engine. Its armor was replaced with advanced Kallon Unity Weave Ferro-Fibrous Armor drastically increasing its protection. A C3 Slave Unit provides for better coordination with the rest of its unit, increasing accuracy. Finally, its weapons complement was replaced with twin Imperator Code Red LB 10-X ACs partnered with a pair of Imperator Smoothie Autocannon/2s for long range fire. BV (1.0) = 588 (C3: 130)[2], BV (2.0) = 923[4]
  • Lance Command 
    The lance command variant of the Partisan Air Defense Tank upgrades the C3 slave unit to a C3 Master unit. To make room for this upgrade, the twin Imperator Code Reds were replaced with a pair of Ultra AC/5s. BV (1.0) = 503 (C3: 105)[2], BV (2.0) = 836
  • Company Command 
    The company command variant of the Partisan Air Defense Tank fits two C3 master units inside its hull. It drops the twin Smoothie ACs to make room for these complex systems. BV (1.0) = 585 (C3: 104)[2], BV (2.0) = 920
  • RAC 
    Mounting a pair each of Rotary AC/5s and LB 2-X ACs, the RAC variant of the Partisan is able to pump out a significant amount of gunfire in a short amount of time. It also adds another ton of armor for increase durability. BV (1.0) = ??, BV (2.0) = ??
  • XL 
    The XL variant of the Partisan utilized an ultra compact 240 GM XL engine, freeing up considerable space. Mounting twelve tons of Ferro-Fibrous armor, twin LB 10-X ACs, and twin Ultra AC/2s, the only stumbling block seems to be its hefty price tag. BV (1.0) = 712 (C3: 143)[2] BV (2.0) = 1,171
  • Quad RAC 
    This variant also uses an XL engine, but mounts four Rotary AC/2s, a Targeting Computer, and a C3 Slave unit to trade targeting data. The armor protection has been increased by nearly 45% over the base XL variant.[5]
  • Fuel Cell (AC) 
    This version of the Partisan uses an advanced Fuel Cell engine in place of the standard ICE. The weapons complement has also changed, carrying a pair of LB 10-X ACs and two AC/2s. For close in defense, this version of the Partisan carries a pair of Machine Guns and a single Anti-Missile System. A C3 Slave allows the Partisan to share targeting data. BV (2.0) = 980[6]
  • Fuel Cell (LRM) 
    Based on the standard LRM version, this variant of the Partisan carries four LRM-15s slaved to Artemis IV guidance systems. A Fuel Cell engine powers the tank, and like the Autocannon variant, this version carries a pair of Machine Guns, AMS, and C3 slave. BV (2.0) = 1,303[7]
  • Nike 
    This variant of the Partisan focuses on firepower rather than the command and coordination abilities of later models. By using less-expensive technology, customers who couldn't afford a Partisan still get a solid anti-aircraft platform. Using a modified support vehicle chassis, a Fuel Cell engine provides a top speed of 54 kp/h while thirteen tons of BAR 9 armor provides protection against most weaponry. Offensively, the Nike carries a pair of Light AC/2s and a pair of LB 5-X ACs with each weapon backed by a two ton ammunition bay. Due to the bulkier nature of some components the Nike weighs 90 tons - ten tons heavier than its inspiration. BV (2.0) = 688[9]

[edit] Related Vehicles

Partisan AA Vehicle - A post-Jihad design, the Partisan AA Vehicle is designed to be lighter and cheaper then the original Partisan without losing any of its effectiveness.

[edit] Vehicle Gallery

[edit] References

  1. MUL online date for the Partisan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Combat Operations, p. 120
  3. Technical Readout: 3026 Revised, p. 78
  4. Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, p. 112,
  5. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 134
  6. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Old is the New New, p. 47
  7. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Old is the New New, p. 48
  8. Experimental Technical Readout: Corporations, p. 12
  9. Experimental Technical Readout: RetroTech, p. 11

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