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Post Commonwealth Military Small Craft and Vehicles, Pt. 1

Commonwealth Military Small Craft and Vehicles

F-52 Hellcat. The standard fighter of the Commonwealth Navy. 10 tons. 6-G, 1 pilot. 1 integral beam laser, 2 ordinance hardpoints. Requires 1 ground crew. (10 tons, MCr 18) Typical missile loadouts:

CAP -- 4 x AFM
Strike -- 2 x SRAM/CRAM
Ground Support -- 2 x GAM (250kg "brilliant" bombs). Integral laser sometimes replaced with VRF gauss pod.

FA-52M Hellcats (10 tons; MCr 18). This is the Marine variant of the F-52 Hellcat. It's optimized for ground attack and atmospheric combat. Most of the high maintenance systems (i.e., long range sensors) have been stripped out and replaced with simpler, robust systems. It also has atmospheric control surfaces and vectored thrust, increasing its effectiveness in atmospheric combat. In game terms, it's comparable in performance to the F-52. 6-G, 1 pilot. 1 integral beam laser, 2 ordinance hardpoints. Requires 1 ground crew. Typical missile loadouts:

CAP -- 4 x AFM
Strike -- 2 x SRAM/CRAM
Ground Support -- 2 x GAM (250kg "brilliant" bombs). Integral laser sometimes replaced with VRF gauss pod.

F-140 Panther Multirole Fighter. An expensive, but highly capable Navy heavy fighter. Slowly being deployed on Indefatigable class carriers. 20 tons, MCr36. 6-G. 1 pilot, 1 gunner. 2 integral beam lasers, 4 ordinance hardpoints. Can engage 4 targets. Requires 2 ground crew. Typical missile loadouts:

CAP -- 8 x AFM
Strike -- 4 x SRAM/CRAM or 2 x SRAM/CRAM and 4 x AFM.
Ground support -- 4 x GAM; lasers sometimes replaced with 2 x VRF Gauss pods.

SB-7 Ship's Boat -- standard Book 2 Slow Boat design, 3-G, 19.9 tons cargo, (30 tons; MCr 15).

D-7 Warhawk dropship. Modified SB-7 ship's boats armed with a VRF gauss gun instead of a laser Same cost and stats as the SB-7. A dropship can carry 19.9 tons; troops consume .5 tons each. Dropships have 3 basic modules. The passenger module has seating for 39 men. Seats can be folded down to provide up to 9 ad-hoc medical beds (4 seats per bed). The cargo module has cargo fittings for 19.9 tons of cargo or 15 tons of combat loaded cargo. In an emergency, the cargo module can carry about 30 passengers, but it will be a very uncomfortable ride and most will suffer bruises and scrapes. The medical module has medical fittings for 12 casualties. A gunship module with 2 VRF gauss guns and a huge ammunition load has been tested but is not in service.

Aero/Ground Vehicles

LAV-40 -- An 8-wheeled APC armed with tac missiles and light gauss cannon (8 tons; MCr1). Holds 2+11 men.

AV-22 Hellhound tiltrotor gunship (8 tons; MCr 18). Carries integral VRF gauss gun and 4 hardpoints, capable of mounting a wide variety of weapons (2 brilliant 13cm rocket pods; and 2 quad tac missile racks are typical).

TV-12C Lancaster Tiltrotor transport. Carries 26 men in battledress or 1 LAV at a time. 15 tons; MCr 5.

M-72 11cm Rocket Howitzers -- lightweight towed artillery piece fires 11cm munition. 5 tons; MCr 18; range 30-40km.

M-91 12cm Light Mass Drivers. Lightweight towed artillery piece slowly replacing M-72. Has nearly twice the ROF. Its ammunition is only about half the weight of the M-72 rounds. 5 tons; MCr 26.

M-526 5 ton hovertruck. General purpose hovertruck capable of carrying 3 tons of cargo or 12 men. 5 tons; Mcr 0.1.

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