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|Manufacturer||Swedenborg Heavy Industries|
|Mission||Armored Personnel Carrier|
|Armor||“Magnum” Ferro-Fibrous Composite|
|Engine||Fuel Cell 180|
|Communications System||Build 1685 Tacticom|
|Targeting Tracking System||Series VI Integrated TTS|
The Anat Armored Personnel Carrier is an early Dark Age design which was first produced by Clan Hell's Horses in 3092. The Horses wanted a fast vehicle that could handle multiple terrain types. For this reason the vehicle was given a wheeled chassis and Limited Amphibious Equipment. The wheeled chassis can handle more terrain types than a hovercraft, and the amphibious equipment allows it to cross small water obstacles. Protected by three and a half tons of armor, the Anat can transport infantry units into hostile fire with some degree of safety.
The Anat proved to be very popular with Clan Hell's Horses, and they traded them extensively with Clan Wolf-in-Exile and Clan Sea Fox. The Sea Foxes in turn sold them to any interested party. This has spread the Anat through the Inner Sphere.
Weapons and Equipment
As the Anat's primary role is to transport troops, the vehicle was fitted with a five ton Infantry Bay. However, the vehicle is only lightly armed. Only a pair of Micro Pulse Lasers are carried in the turret. As a result, the Anat is frequently paired with vehicles and 'Mechs that have heavier weapons. The vehicle is protected with 3.5 tons of Ferro-Fibrous Armor and was given a Limited Amphibious chassis equipment to allow it to move through shallow water.
No variants are known to exist.
In the Alpha Strike rules set for BattleTech, the Anat APC can only inflict 1 damage point at short range. Its protection includes 2 points in both the armor and internal structure. While having a Specials of Turret, ENE, IT5, AMP, PC, and SRCH.
The Anat APC was originally conceived by Wizkids' MechWarrior Dark Age Collectable Miniatures game as a part of its Counter Assault expansion set. The figure for the vehicle would be used by various factions as a common unit. The Anat would later be adopted by Catalyst Game Labs and redefined in the tabletop game once the company advanced the franchise's timeline to 3145.