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APC Armoured Personnel Carrier


A mixed reconnaissance/front-line vehicle that outflanks its enemies with ease
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Vitals
Commissioned: HD: 480.01.18
Current Assignment: Frontline personnel carrier
Type: Armoured Personnel Carrier
Classification: Personnel Carrier
Class: APC-III
Construction Site: Majol Military Consortium, Mars


Brief History of the APC
Unlike many of the other major powers that have sought to make their non-hover amoured personnel carriers heavily armoured units. The Terran Democratic Republic's UNPPF elected for its amoured personnel carriers to be more suited for reconnaissance. Able to carry a small fire-team of 5 people, the APC is a mixed reconnaisance/front-line assault vehicule that has as its mission to get troops to opened flanks very rapidly. As a result, the APC is in comparison to other vehicules of its class, lightly armoured and lightly armed. Though it makes it up with its great speed.


Dimensions
Length: 9,3 meters
Beam: 2,95 meters
Height: 2,66 meters
Gross Mass: 17.7 tonnes


Crew Capacity
Operating Crew Capacity: 2 (Pilot, Weapons Operator)
Legionnaire Personnel Carrying Capacity: 5 Peacekeepers


Hover Engine Systems
Impulse Engine Construction & Assembly: Majol Military Consortium - Propulsion Division, Mars
Impulse Engine Type: 1 PHP 435 Hover Fusion Reactor
Normal Speed: 220 kilometers per hour
Maximum Speed: 266 kilometers per hour
Emergency Speed: 280 kilometers per hour
Destructive Speed: 290 kilometers per hour


Weapons Systems
Manufacturer: Majol Military Consortium, Mars
Model: 25mm automatic MIC-JVC
Ouput: 50 megawatts
Number of laser turrets: 1 fore (360 degrees swivel turrets)


Deck Analysis
Level 1: Forward Section: Main Control Center and Weapons Control System
Level 1: Aft Section: Protected Troop Carrier Space



Various Information
Lightly protected and lightly armed, this craft's strengths come with its speeds. Able to outrun most other carriers, a massive of these is able to bring large number of troops from one place to another rapidly. Its speed also makes it difficult to track troop movements in time to get slower (and more powerful) firepower to bear on these APCs. Upgrades are currently taking place on most of the APC fleet, increased armour with no loss of speed being the prime aim of these upgrades.

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