Wheeled APC

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Wheeled APC
Production information
Manufacturer Various
Mission Infantry Carrier
Type Wheeled
Cost 68,425 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 10
Armor SimplePlate Manufacturers Standard
Engine Type 40 I.C.E.
Speed 97.2 km/h
Crew 1
Armament

2x Machine Gun

BV (1.0) 62[1]
BV (2.0)  ???


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[edit] Description

The backbone of any vehicular military unit, APCs have been carrying infantry since the days of pre-spaceflight Terra and even in the era of Battle Armor, continue in their most mundane of roles. Armored Personnel Carriers are among the least complex and sturdiest vehicles available, produced in the thousands across human inhabited space. Since a communicator is the most advanced piece of equipment they carry, they do not require any special gear to repair.

Each of the three basic types of APCs has its own individual function on the battlefield. Wheeled APCs tend to be cheaper to build, and they carry more armor than their Tracked or Hover counterparts. The wheeled APC is used mostly in city fighting, because wheels are best-suited for roads and light cross-country movement.

[edit] Weapons and Equipment

APCs are not fighting vehicles, for their main function is to transport infantry squads from one battle to another. The "standard" wheeled APC carries two Machine Guns, but these are carried usually only for defense against other infantry units.

[edit] Variants

There are many popular variants of Armored Personnel Carriers. The most popular mount more weapons, such as machine guns, at the expense of carried troops. Quite often these vehicles no longer carry troops, and are used purely for infantry support.[2][3]

  • Primitive Versions 
    Early (circa 2390) versions of the Wheeled APC used a ton of Commercial Armor to provide protection. Though effective against small arms fire, the BAR 6 armor would quickly be overwhelmed by modern weapons. This is all the more deadly considering the low top speed (64 km/h) of the primitive APC. BV (2.0) = 57[4]
  • LRM Carrier 
    This version of the Wheeled APC LRM replaces the infantry bay and machine guns with a single LRM-5. BV (2.0) = 194[5]
  • MG Carrier 
    This variant trades the infantry bay for a turret with four machine guns, a full ton of ammunition, and additional armor. BV (2.0) = 172[6]
  • SRM Carrier 
    This version keeps the infantry bay and replaces the standard Machine Guns and ammunition with a single SRM-2 and a ton of ammo. BV (2.0) = 176[7]

[edit] References

  1. Combat Operations, p. 120
  2. TRO3026
  3. TRO3026R
  4. Experimental Technical Readout: Primitives, Volume 1, p. 9
  5. Record Sheets: 3039 Unabridged, p. 25
  6. Record Sheets: 3039 Unabridged, p. 26
  7. Record Sheets: 3039 Unabridged, p. 27
  • Technical Readout: 3026, pp. 8-9

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