Shandra Advanced Scout Vehicle

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Shandra Advanced Scout Vehicle
Production information
Manufacturer Brigadier Corporation
Production Year 3089[1]
Mission Reconnaissance,
Electronic Warfare,
Covert Operations
Type Wheeled
Introduced 3087
Technical specifications
Mass 25
Armor Krupp 155
Engine GM 180 Fusion Engine
Speed 129 km/h
Crew 2
Communications System Exeter LongScan
Targeting Tracking System Standard TargetTrack
Heat Sinks 10
Armament

1x SRM 4
1x ER Small Laser
2x Machine Guns

BV (1.0) 264[2]
BV (2.0) 417[3][4][5]


Description[edit]

The Shandra Advanced Scout Vehicle is a light Combat Vehicle created in the last decades of the thirty-first century and used well into the next century. The vehicle began to be produced in 3087 by Brigadier Corporation on Oliver and became highly popular with many of the Inner Sphere nations, which began to adopt Combined Arms doctrine for their militaries.

Due to their popularity, they would be among forefront of scout missions, where it’s been known for different factions using these vehicles to clash during this time period. A noted action using the Shandra was noted during the Victoria War, when a House Davion employed vehicle encountered a Spider BattleMech during the conflict on Victoria. The corporal and his gunner managed to survive the encounter with the ancient 'Mech due to speed and a lucky shot that stunned the House Liao Home Guard MechWarrior.[6]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The modern version of the vehicle was introduced in 3089, in which it was armed with a front mounted Four-Tube Short Range Missile Launcher, which is backed up with an ER Small Laser and a pair of Machine Guns mounted to the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle has one ton of ammo for the SRM launcher and half ton of ammo for its Machine Gun in its main body.[2]

This wheeled vehicle is powered by a GM 180 rated fusion engine and it is protected by four tons of standard armor.[2] Its wheeled form movement type allows the vehicle to travel quickly on paved roads, while it can still handle off-road operational areas that are needed to be scouted.

The Shandra also can serve as a basic electronic warfare vehicle, using its Guardian ECM Suite to shield friendly units from enemy sensors.[7][8]

Variants[edit]

  • Shandra Advanced Scout Vehicle (Original)
    When it was introduced in 3087, the Shandra was lightly armed and powered by a ICE power plant. In this original incarnation it has the same armor protection and mounts the Guardian ECM Suite. However, the vehicle only had its rear mounted twin Machine Guns as its weapons. BV2(2.0)=311[9][10][11]

Notes[edit]

The Shandra Advanced Scout Vehicle was originally conceived by Wizkids for its MechWarrior Dark Age Collectable Miniatures game as a part of its original release of the game. The figure would be used as a general combat vehicle used by a number of factions featured in the CGC game. The Shandra would first be adapted for use in the tabletop game by FanPro, when the company published its first and only adaption of Wizkids units in Record Sheets: MechWarrior Dark Age I. Later it would be adapted by Catalyst Game Labs and redefined for use in tabletop game again the company advanced the franchise's timeline to 3145.

Design Quirks[edit]

The Shandra Advanced Scout Vehicle has the following Design Quirks:

References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the Shandra Advanced Scout Vehicle
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Record Sheets: MechWarrior Dark Age I, p. 20
  3. Technical Readout: 3145 Republic of the Sphere, pp. 15 & 68 Shandra Advanced Scout Vehicle - BV
  4. Record Sheets: 3145 Unabridged, p. 338 Shandra Advanced Scout Vehicle - Record Sheet for vehicle includes BV2.
  5. MUL Profile for Shandra Advanced Scout Vehicle (Standard) - BV2 and Introduction Year.
  6. Technical Readout: 3145 Republic of the Sphere, pp. 15 & 68 Shandra Advanced Scout Vehicle - Background information
  7. Technical Readout: 3145 Republic of the Sphere, pp. 15 & 68 Shandra Advanced Scout Vehicle - Stats
  8. Record Sheets: 3145 Unabridged, p. 338 Shandra Advanced Scout Vehicle - Record Sheet for vehicle includes Stats and capabilities.
  9. Technical Readout: 3145 Republic of the Sphere, pp. 14-15 & 69 Shandra Advanced Scout Vehicle - BV
  10. Record Sheets: 3145 Unabridged, p. 339 Shandra Advanced Scout Vehicle (Original) - Record Sheet for the original version of the vehicle which includes its stats and BV2.
  11. MUL Profile for Shandra Advanced Scout Vehicle (Original) - BV2 and Introduction Year.

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