Zhukov

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Zhukov Heavy Tank
Production information
Manufacturer Aldis Industries
Production Year 3030[1]
Mission Main Battle
Type Tracked
Cost 1,816,063 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 75 Tons
Armor ArcShield Max I
Engine 225 ICE
Speed 54 km/h
Crew 5
Communications System Olmstead 30
Targeting Tracking System Cirxese BallistaCheck with Cirxese RockeCheck
Armament
BV (1.0) 532[2]
BV (2.0) 920[3][4]


Description[edit]

In 3030, Aldis Industries deployed the successful follow up to its venerable Demolisher design, the slightly lighter Zhukov. While it shares many of the parts and features of the design that inspired it, the Zhukov is smaller, better armored, and packs less weaponry than its predecessor. Its first major deployment was with the Wolf's Dragoons whereupon the Zhukov has since seen constant improvements and tweaks as suggested to Aldis Industries by the field units that use it. Despite this, the Zhukov's constant updating was eventually halted by Aldis Industries in 3058 when it could no longer keep the design in pace with advancing technologies.[5][3]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Zhukov's strength is its relative simplicity. Two turret mounted Autocannon/10s are more than adequate at providing sufficient firepower for the discriminating buyer while imitating its larger cousin the Demolisher. A single SRM-6 offers some added punch to anything daring to venture closer to the Zhukov.[5][3]

Variants[edit]

  • Zhukov (LB-X Variant 1) 
    This variant change the normal AC/10 for the LB-X version and the SRM is only a 4 tube version. The protection is increased through CASE and the unit is part of a C3i network.[7] BV (2.0) = 956[8]
  • Zhukov (Liao LB-X Variant) 
    The CCAF modernized their vehicle with the LB-X class and the SRM 4. The unit possesses a C3 Slave and Guardian ECM equipment.[7] BV (2.0) = 1,021[9]

Related Vehicles[edit]

  • Demolisher - An older tank whose effectiveness is well known and is a parts donor to the smaller Zhukov.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the Zhukov
  2. Combat Operations, p. 106
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, pp. 110-111, "Zhukov Profile"
  4. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 169
  5. 5.0 5.1 Technical Readout: 3058, p. 68, "Zhukov Vehicle Profile"
  6. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 170
  7. 7.0 7.1 Technical Readout: 3085, p. 191
  8. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Old is the New New, p. 44
  9. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Old is the New New, p. 45

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