Rock Rover

Rock Rover.jpg
RRV "Rock Rover" Half-Track
Production information
Manufacturer Pinard Electric Motors[1][2]
Production Year 2619[3]
Use Motorized or Mechanized Infantry Vehicle
Logistic Transport
Tech Base Inner Sphere[1][2]
Chassis Type (Size) Tracked (Small)[1][2]
Equipment Rating D/D-E-D[2]
Cost  ???
Introduced 2619
Technical specifications
Mass 4 Tons[1][2]
Cruise Speed 21.6 km/h
Flank Speed 32.4 km/h
Power Plant Electric Fuel Cell Engine[1][2]
Fuel (Type/Range) 625 km
Armament Support Laser[1][2]
2 x Automatic Rifle[1][2]
Heat Sinks None[1][2]
Armor BAR 8[1][2]
Crew 4 (1 enlisted/non-rated, 3 gunners)[2]



Description[edit]

The RRV "Rock Rover" Half-Track is built by Pinard Electric Motors, which produces the vehicle for the Taurian Concordat's mechanized and motorized infantry platoons. The vehicle is built to withstand the rigors of infantry fighting, working alongside other small, military-grade infantry vehicles. Even though the vehicle is not built for speed, it is strong enough to deliver its cargo of infantry to its target.[1][2]

Production of the Rock Rover was uninterrupted by the Jihad.[2]

Equipment and Capabilities[edit]

The Rock Rover is principally armed with a Support Laser that is mounted in the vehicle's turret. The laser has thirty shots it can fire before it is exhausted. A pair of pintle-mounted automatic rifles in bubble turrets are on each side of the vehicle. These guns come with 300 rounds of ammunition each.[1][2]

The vehicle has an Infantry Bay of 1,000 kg with a door mounted in the rear of the vehicle. The capacity allows for a full squad of troops. Also, the vehicle has additionally a 779 kg cargo capacity door also to the rear of the vehicle. The crew has access to a single, handheld Searchlight, mounted in its front and features a Armored Chassis and Control Modifications.[1][2]

Variants[edit]

  • Rock Rover (Speed) 
    This demilitarized version of the Rock Rover is produced in 2633[4] for security forces. The vehicle's weapons and general cargo capacity are dropped for a meager increase in speed.[1][2]

Related Vehicles[edit]

  • Limpet - This four-ton infantry vehicle is produced by the Draconis Combine-based manufacturer Buda Imperial Vehicles. The vehicle is a virtual copy of the Rock Rover with the exception of its main weapon. The vehicle mounts an SRM Launcher in place of the Rover's Support Laser.[1]
  • Rumbler-HT - This is a three-ton infantry vehicle that is similar to the "Rock Rover". It is produced by Gienah Automotive.[1]

Notes[edit]

As of this writing, there is no published BV or record sheets for this vehicle.

References[edit]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex, p. 48, "RRV "Rock Rover" Half-Track"
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex Revised, p. 30, "Lesseps Dump Truck"
  3. online date for the Rock Rover
  4. online date for the Rock Rover (Speed) variant

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