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The '''Centipede''' Scout Car was produced by Gienah Combat Vehicles & Red Devil Industries in [[3053]]. The vehicle is intended for scouting ahead of its intended allies, spotting hidden units.
 
The '''Centipede''' Scout Car was produced by Gienah Combat Vehicles & Red Devil Industries in [[3053]]. The vehicle is intended for scouting ahead of its intended allies, spotting hidden units.
  
It was original created as a replacement for the [[Skulker]] Scout vehicle, since [[Clan Ghost Bear]] had captured [[Alshain]] in [[3051]].  The design evolved from simple Skulker upgrade to completely new vehicle.  It was first saw service with [[AFFC]] forces in [[3054]].  The vehicle was produced by Gienah's plant on [[Gienah]] and Red Devil's plant on [[Pandora]].  However, vehicle earn bad reputation for bad quality from the Red Devil produced vehicles.<ref>''Technical Readout: 3058'' p. 12 - Info on the creation of the Centipede.</ref>
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It was originally created as a replacement for the [[Skulker]] Scout vehicle, since [[Clan Ghost Bear]] had captured [[Alshain]] an subsequently the older vehicle's production facilities in [[3051]].  The design evolved from a simple Skulker upgrade to a completely new vehicle.  It first saw service with [[AFFC]] forces in [[3054]].  The vehicle was produced at Gienah's plant on [[Gienah]] and Red Devil's plant on [[Pandora]].  However, the vehicle earned a reputation for the bad quality of the Red Devil produced vehicles.<ref>''Technical Readout: 3058'' p. 12 - Info on the creation of the Centipede.</ref>
  
During the [[Jade Falcon Incursion (3064)|Jade Falcon Incursion]] in [[3064]], the vehicle's Pandora factory fell to the [[Clan Jade Falcon]].  Vehicle production completed stopped in [[3068]], when the Gienah plant was severe damage by Free Worlds League mercenaries.  
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During the [[Jade Falcon Incursion (3064)|Jade Falcon Incursion]] in [[3064]], the vehicle's Pandora factory fell to the [[Clan Jade Falcon]].  Vehicle production completely stopped in [[3068]], when the Gienah plant was severely damaged by Free Worlds League mercenaries.  
  
 
== Deployment ==
 
== Deployment ==
The test runs of the vehicle was deployed with [[AFFC]]. In first noted action came from the vehicles used on [[Saiph]] in [[3054]] by [[5th Lyran Guards]].  The 5th Lyran Guards fought off a raid by the [[Free Worlds League|Free Worlds League's]] [[1st Free Worlds Guards]]. The outnumbered Lyran forces utilized the their Centipedes to scout ahead keep League forces from ambushed.  The Centapede were used during the two week seige scout in League's back areas.<ref>''Technical Readout: 3058'' p. 12 - Deployment history of early prototypes of the Centipede.</ref>
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On test runs the vehicle was deployed with the [[AFFC]]. The first notable action came from the vehicles used on [[Saiph]] in [[3054]] by [[5th Lyran Guards]].  The 5th Lyran Guards fought off a raid by the [[Free Worlds League|Free Worlds League's]] [[1st Free Worlds Guards]]. The outnumbered Lyran forces utilized the their Centipedes to scout ahead and keep League forces from ambushing them.  The Centipedes were used during the two week siege to scout the League forces' back areas.<ref>''Technical Readout: 3058'' p. 12 - Deployment history of early prototypes of the Centipede.</ref>
  
 
== Armaments & Capacities ==
 
== Armaments & Capacities ==
The Centipede is protected by 3.5 tons of Standard Armor.  The vehicle been equipped with single Defiance B3M Medium Laser in its front.  It also been fitted with rear-mounted Zippo Vehicular Flamer for anti-infantry fighting if necessary. However, for the Centipede's principle task of scouting, it has been fitted with a [[Beagle Active Probe]].  Using its 130 Kph maximum speed, the hovercar is able out run anything it may conceive as threat and repot back its allies. The Vehicle Flamer has been alloted a ton ammunition for use.
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The Centipede is protected by 3.5 tons of Standard Armor.  The vehicle is equipped with a single Defiance B3M Medium Laser in its front.  It's also fitted with a rear-mounted Zippo Vehicular Flamer for anti-infantry fighting if necessary. However, for the Centipede's principle task of scouting, it has been fitted with a [[Beagle Active Probe]].  Using its 130 Kph maximum speed, the hovercar is able outrun anything it may conceive as threat and report back to its allies. The Vehicle Flamer has been alloted a ton ammunition for use.
  
 
==Variants==
 
==Variants==
*'''TAG -''' Introduced during the [[FedCom Civil War]], this customer-ordered variant first gifted specially to the [[7th Donegal Guards|7th Donegal Guards's Armor Brigade]]. This variant replaces the vehicle's Medium Laser infavor for [[TAG]]. Vehicle has increase in its armor protection and receives a [[Guardian ECM]]. BV (2.0) = 325<ref>''Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere)'', p. 13 - TAG variant of Centipede with BV2.</ref>
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*'''TAG -''' Introduced during the [[FedCom Civil War]], this customer-ordered variant was first given especially to the [[7th Donegal Guards|7th Donegal Guards's Armor Brigade]]. This variant replaces the vehicle's Medium Laser in favor for a [[TAG]]. The vehicle has increased armor protection and receives a [[Guardian ECM]]. BV (2.0) = 325<ref>''Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere)'', p. 13 - TAG variant of Centipede with BV2.</ref>
  
*''' SRM -''' Also introduced during the FedCom Civil War, this is a battlefield created variant. The all the Centepide's original equipment is removed in favor of six front mounted [[SRM 2|Twin-Tubed Short Range Missile Launchers]] and a ton of ammunition. The vehicle's armor has been slightly increase from the base model. BV (2.0) = 431<ref>''Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere)'', p. 13 - SRM variant of Centipede & its BV2.</ref>
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*''' SRM -''' Also introduced during the FedCom Civil War, this is a battlefield created variant. All the Centipide's original equipment is removed in favor for six front mounted [[SRM 2|Twin-Tubed Short Range Missile Launchers]] and a ton of ammunition. The vehicle's armor has been slightly increase from the base model. BV (2.0) = 431<ref>''Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere)'', p. 13 - SRM variant of Centipede & its BV2.</ref>
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 18:11, 29 July 2010

Centipede.jpg
Centipede Scout Car
Production information
Manufacturer Gienah Combat Vehicles
Red Devil Industries
Mission Scout
Type Hover
Cost 541,100 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 20
Armor ProtecTech 6
Engine VOX 75 ICE
Speed 130 Km/ph[1] km/h
Crew 2
Armament


1 x Medium Laser
1 x Vehicle Flamer

BV (1.0) 163
BV (2.0) 168[2]


Vehicle Description

The Centipede Scout Car was produced by Gienah Combat Vehicles & Red Devil Industries in 3053. The vehicle is intended for scouting ahead of its intended allies, spotting hidden units.

It was originally created as a replacement for the Skulker Scout vehicle, since Clan Ghost Bear had captured Alshain an subsequently the older vehicle's production facilities in 3051. The design evolved from a simple Skulker upgrade to a completely new vehicle. It first saw service with AFFC forces in 3054. The vehicle was produced at Gienah's plant on Gienah and Red Devil's plant on Pandora. However, the vehicle earned a reputation for the bad quality of the Red Devil produced vehicles.[3]

During the Jade Falcon Incursion in 3064, the vehicle's Pandora factory fell to the Clan Jade Falcon. Vehicle production completely stopped in 3068, when the Gienah plant was severely damaged by Free Worlds League mercenaries.

Deployment

On test runs the vehicle was deployed with the AFFC. The first notable action came from the vehicles used on Saiph in 3054 by 5th Lyran Guards. The 5th Lyran Guards fought off a raid by the Free Worlds League's 1st Free Worlds Guards. The outnumbered Lyran forces utilized the their Centipedes to scout ahead and keep League forces from ambushing them. The Centipedes were used during the two week siege to scout the League forces' back areas.[4]

Armaments & Capacities

The Centipede is protected by 3.5 tons of Standard Armor. The vehicle is equipped with a single Defiance B3M Medium Laser in its front. It's also fitted with a rear-mounted Zippo Vehicular Flamer for anti-infantry fighting if necessary. However, for the Centipede's principle task of scouting, it has been fitted with a Beagle Active Probe. Using its 130 Kph maximum speed, the hovercar is able outrun anything it may conceive as threat and report back to its allies. The Vehicle Flamer has been alloted a ton ammunition for use.

Variants

  • SRM - Also introduced during the FedCom Civil War, this is a battlefield created variant. All the Centipide's original equipment is removed in favor for six front mounted Twin-Tubed Short Range Missile Launchers and a ton of ammunition. The vehicle's armor has been slightly increase from the base model. BV (2.0) = 431[6]

References

  1. Technical Readout: 3058 upgrade p. 56 - Centipede's speed listed.
  2. Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade p. 57 - BV1 for Centipede.
  3. Technical Readout: 3058 p. 12 - Info on the creation of the Centipede.
  4. Technical Readout: 3058 p. 12 - Deployment history of early prototypes of the Centipede.
  5. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 13 - TAG variant of Centipede with BV2.
  6. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 13 - SRM variant of Centipede & its BV2.

Bibliography