Zahn (Combat Vehicle)

Zahn Heavy Transport
Production information
Manufacturer Ceres Metals Industries
Production Year 3108
Mission Infantry Transport
Military Cargo Transport
Infantry Fire-Support
Artillery Spotter
Type Wheeled
Technical specifications
Mass 65
Armor Durallex Heavy Ferro-Fibrous
Engine Ceres Motors 305 fuel cell
Speed 86 km/h
Communications System CeresCom Model 74-N
Targeting Tracking System Ceres/Maladev 5 with TAG
Heat Sinks 1 single
BV (2.0) 792[1][2][3]


The Zahn Heavy Transport is an early thirty-second century wheeled Infantry Transport developed for the armed forces of both the Capellan Confederation and Magistracy of Canopus. Designed to convey large number of infantry forces and cargo to the battlefield, the Zahn is equipped with heavy armor and weaponry adequate to fend off light attackers.

The vehicle would gain its reputation during its use on a raid on Liao in 3111 by Capellan troops. This raid would later be called the "Night of Screams". The vehicle would be used to terrorize and kill civilians during the attack, causing the Republic of the Sphere to form hunter-killer groups called "devil hunters" to literally hunt down the vehicles and their crews for their actions.[4]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

Designed by Ceres Metals Industries' engineers to safely transport infantry troops in comfort, the Zahn was given over ten tons of Durallex Heavy Ferro-Fibrous armor to protect its cargo and crews. The vehicle is designed to carry 8 tons worth of troops in its Infantry Compartment, while the compartment can also be used to convey cargo.

The vehicle's weaponry is split between its twin Turrets. Its forward turret houses the vehicle's often feared Ceres Fire Flower Conventional Flamer which has forty rounds worth of fuel. The Zahn's rear turret houses the singular Doombud 7-Tube Multi-Missile Launcher and a TAG designator. The launcher comes with three tons worth of missiles, from which its crews can choose between Short and Long-Range types.[5]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Zahn Heavy Transport has subjected to the following Design Quirk:


  1. Technical Readout: 3145 Capellan Confederation, pp. 19 & 69 Zahn Heavy Transport - BV2.
  2. Zahn Heavy Transport profile on the MUL - Includes Introduction date & BV2.
  3. Record Sheets: 3145 Unabridged, p. 79
  4. Technical Readout: 3145 Capellan Confederation, p. 18 Zahn Heavy Transport - Background.
  5. Technical Readout: 3145 Capellan Confederation, pp. 18,19 & 69 Zahn Heavy Transport - stats. Note: Vehicle fluff includes the ability to transport cargo. It’s assumed that this transport is accomplished via the Infantry Compartment.
  6. Technical Readout: 3145 Capellan Confederation, pp. 19 Zahn Heavy Transport - Design Quirk.