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| name = Padilla Heavy Artillery Tank
 
| name = Padilla Heavy Artillery Tank
 
| manufacturer = [[Leopard Armor]]
 
| manufacturer = [[Leopard Armor]]
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| production year=2620
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| year reference=<ref>''[http://www.masterunitlist.info/Unit/Details/2404/ MUL online date for the ''{{PAGENAME}}'']''</ref>
 
| Mission = Fire Support, Artillery  
 
| Mission = Fire Support, Artillery  
 
| Type = Tracked
 
| Type = Tracked
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| armor = StarSlab/1
 
| armor = StarSlab/1
 
| engine = Ragusson 375 [[XL fusion engine|XL Fusion Engine]]
 
| engine = Ragusson 375 [[XL fusion engine|XL Fusion Engine]]
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| comsys = [[Teldon 19]]
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| T&T = [[Scope 30 RDNST]] w/[[Target Acquisition Gear|TAG]]
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| heat sinks = 10
 
| speed = 86 kph
 
| speed = 86 kph
 
| Crew = 5  
 
| Crew = 5  
| armament = [[Arrow IV|Arrow IV Launchers]] <br/> 2 x [[Medium Pulse Lasers]] <br/> [[Anti Missile System]] <br/> [[TAG]]
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| armament = *1x [[Arrow IV|Arrow IV Launcher]]  
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*2x [[Medium Pulse Lasers]]  
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*1x [[Anti Missile System]]  
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*1x [[Target Acquisition Gear|TAG]]
 
| BV (1.0) = 621
 
| BV (1.0) = 621
 
| BV (2.0) = 1,135<ref>''Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League)'', p. 219</ref>
 
| BV (2.0) = 1,135<ref>''Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League)'', p. 219</ref>
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==Description==
 
==Description==
Introduced in [[2620]] by Leopard Armor of [[Terra]] for the [[SLDF]]. The Artillery Tank was created as companion tank to [[Chaparral|Chaparral Missile Tank]].  The Padillia was usually worked with [[TAG]] equipt [[BattleMech|BattleMechs]].  The tank is noted for its light armor, making commanders having the vehicle protected by screened by [[ECM Suite]] vehicles & 'Mechs.
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Introduced in [[2620]] by Leopard Armor of [[Terra]] for the [[Star League Defense Force]], named in honor of [[Colonel]] [[Alfred Padilla]], the '''Padilla''' heavy artillery tank was created as companion to the ''[[Chaparral]]''Stationed well back from the front lines, the ''Padilla'' was usually paired with light, fast [[BattleMechs]] equipped with [[Target Acquisition Gear]] to make better use of their missile artilleryIf caught in a firefight, the ''Padilla'' relied on its speed and maneuverability for protection, as it was built with only five and a half tons of armoring.<ref name=RIp32>''Rhonda's Irregulars, p. 32''</ref>
  
During General [[Aleksandr Kerensky|Aleksandr Kerensky's]] [[Operation Liberation]] at end of the [[Amaris Coup]], most of the Padilla in service were destroyed in Terra's liberaton.  Only twenty of tanks were found in active with [[Capellan Confederation]] by the [[First Succession War]].
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Most of the ''Padillas'' produced were destroyed during [[General]] [[Aleksandr Kerensky|Aleksandr Kerensky's]] [[Operation LIBERATION]], the battle to free [[Terra]] from [[Stefan Amaris]] and end the [[Amaris Civil War]].  By the time of the [[First Succession War]] only twenty of the tanks could be found in active service, all with the [[Capellan Confederation]], but they were soon stripped of their weapons systems when the Capellans' stock of Arrow IV missiles ran out.  By the [[thirty-first century]], only fifteen ''Padillas'' still remained within the [[Inner Sphere]], deployed with [[Com Guard]] units operating within the [[Free Rasalhague Republic]], with some sold to the [[Second Star League]]'s SLDF in a symbolic gesture.
  
By the [[31st Century]], only few dozen of the vehicle were found in service of [[Com Guard]] and [[Free Rasalhague Republic]], some of which were sold to [[Second Star League]]'s SLDF as symbols.
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More recently, the [[Word of Blake]] has resumed production of the ''Padilla'', once again produced by Leopard Armor on Terra. Leopard Armor is also building the ''[[Red Shift]]'' battlemech, designed to serve as a fast artillery spotter for the tank.<ref>''Technical Readout: 3067''</ref>
  
More recently, the [[Word of Blake]] has resumed production of the ''Padilla'', once again produced by Leopard Armor on Terra. Leopard Armor is also building the ''[[Red Shift]]'' battlemech, designed to serve as a fast artillery spotter.<ref>''Technical Readout: 3067''</ref>
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==Weapons and Equipment==
 
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The vehicle's primary weaponry is its forward mounted Katyusha [[Arrow IV]] Missile Launcher, stocked with six tons of ammunition. The vehicle's self-defense weaponry includes a pair of Martell [[Medium Pulse Lasers]]. To protect the vehicle from missile fire, its been armed with a forward mounted Burrow [[Anti-Missile System]] with two tons of ammunition.  The Burrow system proved to be susceptible to electronic jamming, however, and while the Quartermaster Command ordered their replacement with improved McArthur systems, most never had the chance to refit.  The vehicle was also equipped with its own [[Target Acquisition Gear|TAG]] to provide for guided missile fire.<ref name=RIp32/>
==Armament==
 
The vehicle's primary weaponry is its forward mounted Katyusha Arrov IV Missile Launcher. The vehicle is given 6 tons of ammunition. The vehicle self-defense weaponry includes pair of [[Martell]] Medium Pulse Lasers. To protect the vehicle from missile fire, its been armed with forward mounted Burrow Anti-Missile System with two tons of ammunition.  The vehicle also equipt with TAG laser designator.
 
  
 
==Variants==
 
==Variants==
* '''LRM Variant''' - The First Succession War era variant resulting from House Liao was unable to support ammunition for the design. So their surviving vehicles were refitted with a pair of [[LRM 20|twenty-tube Long Range Missile launchers]] with two tons ammunition. BV (1.0) = 855, BV (2.0) = 1,113<ref>''Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League)'', p. 210</ref>
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*;LRM : This First Succession War era variant resulted from House Liao's inability to produce more Arrow IV missiles. Their surviving vehicles were refitted with a pair of [[LRM-20]]s with two tons ammunition. BV (1.0) = 855, BV (2.0) = 1,113<ref>''Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League)'', p. 210</ref>
  
 
==Related Vehicles==
 
==Related Vehicles==
 
*[[Republic of the Sphere]] version of the [[Padilla Artillery Tank]]
 
*[[Republic of the Sphere]] version of the [[Padilla Artillery Tank]]
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==Gallery==
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<gallery>
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Image:Padilla_RhondasIrregulars.png|A Padilla discovered by [[Rhonda's Irregulars (scenario pack)|Rhonda's Irregulars]]
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</gallery>
  
 
==Notes==
 
==Notes==
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==References==
 
==References==
 
<references />
 
<references />
*''Technical Readout: 3058'', pg. 66-67
 
*''Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade'', pp. 200-201
 
  
 
==Bibliography==
 
==Bibliography==
*''[http://www.classicbattletech.com/downloads/MasterUnitList_v1-66p_Names.pdf Master Unit List.pdf]''
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* ''[http://www.classicbattletech.com/downloads/MasterUnitList_v1-66p_Names.pdf Master Unit List.pdf]''
*''[[Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League)]]''
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* ''[[Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League)]]''
*''[[Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrade]]''
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* ''[[Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrade]]''
*''[[Technical Readout: 3058]]''
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* ''[[Rhonda's Irregulars (scenario pack)]]''
*''[[Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade]]''
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* ''[[Technical Readout: 3058]]''
*''[[Technical Readout: 3067]]''
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* ''[[Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade]]''
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* ''[[Technical Readout: 3067]]''
  
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[[Category:Artillery Support Unit]]
 
[[Category:Combat Vehicles]]
 
[[Category:Combat Vehicles]]
 
[[Category:Heavy Combat Vehicles]]
 
[[Category:Heavy Combat Vehicles]]

Latest revision as of 05:05, 7 June 2019

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Padilla Heavy Artillery Tank
Production information
Manufacturer Leopard Armor
Production Year 2620[1]
Mission Fire Support, Artillery
Type Tracked
Cost 14,820,749 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 75 tons
Armor StarSlab/1
Engine Ragusson 375 XL Fusion Engine
Speed 86 kph km/h
Crew 5
Communications System Teldon 19
Targeting Tracking System Scope 30 RDNST w/TAG
Heat Sinks 10
Armament
BV (1.0) 621
BV (2.0) 1,135[2]


Description[edit]

Introduced in 2620 by Leopard Armor of Terra for the Star League Defense Force, named in honor of Colonel Alfred Padilla, the Padilla heavy artillery tank was created as companion to the Chaparral. Stationed well back from the front lines, the Padilla was usually paired with light, fast BattleMechs equipped with Target Acquisition Gear to make better use of their missile artillery. If caught in a firefight, the Padilla relied on its speed and maneuverability for protection, as it was built with only five and a half tons of armoring.[3]

Most of the Padillas produced were destroyed during General Aleksandr Kerensky's Operation LIBERATION, the battle to free Terra from Stefan Amaris and end the Amaris Civil War. By the time of the First Succession War only twenty of the tanks could be found in active service, all with the Capellan Confederation, but they were soon stripped of their weapons systems when the Capellans' stock of Arrow IV missiles ran out. By the thirty-first century, only fifteen Padillas still remained within the Inner Sphere, deployed with Com Guard units operating within the Free Rasalhague Republic, with some sold to the Second Star League's SLDF in a symbolic gesture.

More recently, the Word of Blake has resumed production of the Padilla, once again produced by Leopard Armor on Terra. Leopard Armor is also building the Red Shift battlemech, designed to serve as a fast artillery spotter for the tank.[4]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The vehicle's primary weaponry is its forward mounted Katyusha Arrow IV Missile Launcher, stocked with six tons of ammunition. The vehicle's self-defense weaponry includes a pair of Martell Medium Pulse Lasers. To protect the vehicle from missile fire, its been armed with a forward mounted Burrow Anti-Missile System with two tons of ammunition. The Burrow system proved to be susceptible to electronic jamming, however, and while the Quartermaster Command ordered their replacement with improved McArthur systems, most never had the chance to refit. The vehicle was also equipped with its own TAG to provide for guided missile fire.[3]

Variants[edit]

  • LRM 
    This First Succession War era variant resulted from House Liao's inability to produce more Arrow IV missiles. Their surviving vehicles were refitted with a pair of LRM-20s with two tons ammunition. BV (1.0) = 855, BV (2.0) = 1,113[5]

Related Vehicles[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • The original vehicle uses Inner Sphere Advanced Rules.[6]

References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the Padilla
  2. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 219
  3. 3.0 3.1 Rhonda's Irregulars, p. 32
  4. Technical Readout: 3067
  5. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 210
  6. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrade, p. 131 - "Padilla heavy artillery tank tech level".

Bibliography[edit]