Sabaku Kaze

Sabaku Kaze Heavy Scout Hover Tank
Production information
Manufacturer Buda Imperial Vehicles
Production Year 2695[1]
Mission scouting
Type Hover
Cost 2,633,333 C-Bills
Technical specifications
Mass 50 tons
Armor Nimakachi Type 3
Engine Nissan 215
Speed 151 km/h
Crew 8
Communications System Dalban Series K
Targeting Tracking System Dalban AQ
Heat Sinks 14 single
BV (2.0) 997[2][3][4]


The Sabaku Kaze or Desert Wind, was first produced by Buda Imperial Vehicles on Dabih in 2695. The vehicle was based on the ancient Age of War Azami Sand Devil design. The Scout Tank became a premier reconnaissance vehicle of its time. The hovercraft was highly popular with Azami warriors and their Combine commanders. It was prized for the high-speed attacks that it could make on its targets.[2]

The vehicle was to see service through the early Succession Wars, until 2883. During the Third Succession War a Davion strike on Dabih destroyed the production plant for the Sabaku Kaze. The raiders took great care to hit parts of the plant that produced the fusion reactor for the hovercraft. The breach of the containment facilities caused a fire that destroyed the plant and covered the area with radiation. This rendered the site unusable, along with much of the surrounding area. The Sabaku Kaze faded from Combine front-line units and history.[2]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The vehicle is armed with four Intek medium lasers and two Intek small lasers in its turret. For its additional firepower, it carries forward and rear-mounted Four-tube Holly Short-Range Missile Launchers with a ton of ammunition.[2]

Powering the vehicle is a Nissan 215 fusion engine, which allows the 50-ton vehicle to achieve its 141 km/h speeds. To protect the vehicle, it is covered with 8.5 tons of standard 'Mech-grade armor, which allows it to survive encounters in its high-speed runs.[2]

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  1. MUL online date for the Sabaku Kaze
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Technical Readout: 3075, pp. 202–203: "Sabaku Kaze vehicle profile".
  3. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged, p. 194
  4. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - Age of War, p. 91
  5. Experimental Technical Readout: Primitives, Volume 1, p. 12