Skanda

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Skanda
Production information
Manufacturer Quikscell Company
Production Year 3094
Mission Recon
Anti-Air
Fire-Support
Type Tracked
Technical specifications
Mass 35 Tons
Armor Compound VM22 Ferro-Fibrous
Engine Standard 245 XL
Speed 118 km/h
Communications System K9 CommSys
Targeting Tracking System Hunter (2) Dedicated TTS
Heat Sinks 10
Armament

2x UAC/2s
2x ER Medium Lasers

BV (2.0) 1,078[1][2][3]


Description[edit]

Designed by the Quikscell Company of Pandora, the Skanda Light Tank was a general use light combat vehicle first produced in Lyran Commonwealth. Introduced in the last decade of the thirty-first century, the vehicle would be sold through the Inner Sphere until the Clan Jade Falcon Invasion of the Commonwealth in 3142, when the vehicle would become exclusive to the Clan as part of the Falcon's garrison forces.[4][5]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Skanda is swift for a tracked vehicle; this is due in part of its 245-Rated Extra-Light Fusion Engine, powering the vehicle upwards to 118 kph. This speed allows the tank to serve as ground reconnaissance element for forces unable deploy airborne units. Modestly armored for a light tank, the Skanda's armored hide is protected with 6.5 tons of Compound VM22 Ferro-Fibrous.

A turret less design, the Tank’s weaponry is all fixed forward. Its long-reaching firepower which gives the vehicle ability take down airborne elements comes from pair of Ultra Class 2 Autocannons. Backing the autocannons, comes in form of pair of Series 2b Extended Range Medium Lasers. The tank's fire-controls systems are geared towards being able target opponents in long ranges.[6]

Notes[edit]

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

Design Quirks[edit]

The Skanda is subjected to the following Design Quirk:

References[edit]

  1. MUL Profile for the Skandra Light Tank - BV2 & Introduction Year.
  2. Technical Readout: 3145 The Clans, p. 19 & 72 - BV2
  3. Record Sheets: 3145 Unabridged, p. 428
  4. Era Report: 3145, pp. 22, 26-27 - Falcons invasion of the Commonwealth noted with year listed.
  5. Technical Readout: 3145 The Clans, pp. 18-19 - Skanda's background.
  6. Technical Readout: 3145 The Clans, pp. 18-19 - Skanda's capacities and weaponry.

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