Nuberu

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Nuberu Anti-Aircraft Tank
Production information
Manufacturer United Outworlders Corporation
Production Year 3083[1]
Mission Air Defense Vehicle
Type Tracked
Technical specifications
Mass 60
Armor Compound RX-5 Laser-Reflective
Engine Jones ElectroCell 180 Fuel Cell
Speed 54 kph km/h
Communications System Consolidated BMR 6c
Targeting Tracking System TRTTS Mark V AirTracker
Heat Sinks 1
Armament

4 x Clan LB-5X Autocannons

BV (1.0) N/A
BV (2.0) 1,100[2][3][4]


Description[edit]

The Nuberu Anti-Aircraft Tank is a post-Jihad design, which was developed jointly by Clan Snow Raven and the Outworlds Alliance in the early 3080s. After the end of the Jihad, pirate activity in the newly expanded Raven Alliance began to increase to the point that the OA's armed forces were no longer able provide adequate aircover for its worlds' ground forces.

Based on the Partisan, the Nuberu use advanced technology to provide a greater air-defense capacity to both Clan and Alliance ground forces. Powered by a 180 Rated Fuel Cell engine, the vehicle has a modest 54 kilometer per hour speed, keeping pace with slower combat vehicles. Protecting its hull, Clan Scientists have added 9.5 tons of Clan Laser Reflective Armor.[5]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Nuberu's main batteries consist of four Clan-tech LB-5X Autocannons split between two turrets with an enhanced anti-aircraft targeting system. Standard practice is for the autocannons to be equipped exclusively with cluster ammunition. However, the vehicle carries only two tons worth of such rounds to feed its guns.[6]

Variants[edit]

  • Nuberu 2 
    Also known as the "Numantia", this variant is designed to be a companion to the the standard model. The Nuberu 2's mission is to act as a bodyguard unit for the vulnerable anti-air model. The forward turret has pair of Streak SRM-6 Launchers for short range engagements, while the rear turret features four LRM 15 Launchers for long-range engagements. The vehicle has also been given six Light Machine Guns, which are split into groups of three between the two turrets.[7]

Related Vehicles[edit]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Nuberu is subject of the following Design Quirks:[3]

Notes[edit]

  • The technology listed in this vehicle has been re-rated according to the Jihad Technology Advancement Table found in TRO: Prototypes. Dual Turret Vehicles are listed as Tournament Legal, while Laser-Reflective armor brings the Nuberu's tech level to Advanced.[8]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the Nuberu
  2. Master Unit List Nuberu profile gives BV2 value.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Technical Readout: Prototypes, p.77, "Nuberu Anti-Aircraft Tank"
  4. Record Sheets, p. 41
  5. Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 76, "Nuberu Anti-Aircraft Tank" - Background and capacities.
  6. Technical Readout: Prototypes, pp. 76-77, "Nuberu Anti-Aircraft Tank" - Weapons stats & Description.
  7. Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 76, "Nuberu Anti-Aircraft Tank - Variant Description. No BV2 listed"
  8. Technical Readout: Prototypes, pp. 206-208, "Jihad Technology Advancement Table" - Tech levels for Nuberu's components vary from Total Warfare rules.

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