Thumper Artillery Piece
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|Tech Base||Inner Sphere/Clans|
|Year Availability||Pre-Spaceflight |
|Long Range||21 Boards|
|Ammo Per Ton||20|
|Ammo Cost (per ton)||4,500|
|BV (2.0)|| Clan = 48 |
The Thumper Artillery Piece is the smallest conventional artillery piece with an effective range of 10.5 kilometers. While an effective Field Artillery weapon, the Thumper is perhaps best known for its use as the main gun on the SLDF's Thor Artillery Vehicle, as well as the Thor's knock-off the Thumper. It is later mounted on the Danai Support Vehicle and a variant of the Padilla Artillery Tank, as well as the Cloud Ten Airship Carrier and Schwerer Gustav FrankenMech.
The Thumper Artillery Piece is manufactured on the following planets:
|Thumper Artillery Piece||Bithinia||Bithinian Ballistics|
|Thumper Artillery Tube||Hesperus II||Defiance Industries|
|Thumper Artillery Piece||???||Edward Industries|
In German products the unit's proper name was translated as Klopfer, which is the German name of the fictional rabbit Thumper in Disney's animated movie Bambi.
(References to Thumper Artillery Piece)
- Tactical Operations, p. 405, "Heavy Weapons And Equipment Construction Data"
- Tactical Operation, p. 405 - "Heavy Weapons and Equipment Combat Construction Data - Latest Intro Date (IS/Clan)".
- Tactical Operations, p. 385, "Clan Weapons and Equipment BV Table"
- Tactical Operations, p. 383, "Inner Sphere Weapons and Equipment BV Table"
- Tactical Operations, p. 181