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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:33 pm 
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Type/Model:    Kentaurus IFV 
Tech:          Inner Sphere / 3025
Config:        Wheeled Vehicle
Rules:         Level 2-FA, Standard design

Mass:          25 tons
Power Plant:   80 UVZ 100 I.C.E.
Cruise Speed:  43.2 km/h
Maximum Speed: 64.8 km/h
Armor Type:    Starshield Standard
Armament:      
  1 Intek Medium Laser 
  1 Harvester SRM 2 
  2 Coventry Light Autogun Machine Guns
Manufacturer:  UVZ
  Location:    Horizon
Communications System:  Basix 200
Targeting & Tracking System:  ComStar Test-2

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==Overview:==
In an age where the regular infantryman is often considered to be ineffective
and expendable, the concept of the Infantry Fighting Vehicle has largely
fallen out of favor.  Instead, most armies tend to equip their infantry forces
with large numbers of lightly-armored and lightly-equipped APCs.  

The Kentaurus IFV, produced on Horizon by UVZ (Russian: Research and
Production Corporation), is the Royal Army's locally-produced counterargument
to this trend.  With adequate protection and very high firepower for its size,
the Kentaurus can safely deliver a platoon of infantry directly to a firefight
and then continue to lend its firepower for the duration of an engagement.

==Capabilities:==
The Kentaurus mounts the same laser-missiles-minigun turret arrangement common
to most combat vehicles produced on Horizon.  In fact, it mounts the exact
same turret as the Cossack scout car.  A second minigun is located in the
forward hull.  The Kentaurus is thus well equipped to engage opposing infantry
and is also a severe threat to other light combat vehicles.  Five tons of
Starshield armor provide the vehicle with solid although not exceptional
protection.   By sharing many of the same subsystems as other HRA vehicles,
production is simplified and logistical pressure when in the field is
considerably eased.

If the Kentaurus has one flaw that causes it to earn some justifiable
criticism, it is the vehicle's relatively slow speed.  Unfortunately, UVZ had
the difficult task of developing a vehicle with firepower, protection, and
sufficient infantry capacity in a package limited to 25 tons.  The only way to
achieve these requirements and still be transportable by Horizon's local
Planetlifter variant was to strictly limit the vehicle's engine size.  That
being said, although 64 kph is not fast for a combat vehicle per se, it is
still fast enough for the Kentaurus to perform its intended infantry support
role.

==Deployment==
The Kentaurus is a relatively new vehicle, having been first fielded only 20
years ago.  Approximately 3 vehicles per month are produced at the UVZ plant
on Horizon, where they are used to equip veteran and elite foot infantry
companies.  No vehicles have been exported.

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Type/Model:    Kentaurus IFV 
Mass:          25 tons
Construction Options:  Fractional Accounting

Equipment:                                 Items    Mass
Int. Struct.:  15 pts Standard               0      2.50
Engine:        80 I.C.E.                     0      5.00
Power Amplifiers:                            0       .10
    Cruise MP:   4
     Flank MP:   6
Heat Sinks:      3 Single                    0      3.00
Cockpit & Controls:                          0      1.25
Crew: 2 Members                              0       .00
Turret Equipment:                            0       .25
Armor Factor:   80 pts Standard              0      5.00

                          Internal    Armor
                          Structure   Value
   Front:                     3         24 
   Left / Right Sides:        3      15/15 
   Rear:                      3         10 
   Turret:                    3         16 

Weapons and Equipment    Loc  Heat  Ammo   Items    Mass
--------------------------------------------------------
1 Medium Laser           Turret   3          1      1.00
1 SRM 2                  Turret   0   50     2      2.00
1 Machine Gun            Turret   0  100     2      1.00
1 Machine Gun            Front    0          1       .50
Infantry Bay             Body                1      3.00
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TOTALS:                           3          7     24.60
Items & Tons Left:                           3       .40

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost:        244,781 C-Bills
Battle Value 2:    318 (old BV = 164)
Cost per BV:       769.75
Weapon Value:      83 / 83 (Ratio = .26 / .26)
Damage Factors:    SRDmg = 7;  MRDmg = 1;  LRDmg = 0
BattleForce2:      MP: 4W,  Armor/Structure: 0 / 3
                   Damage PB/M/L: 1/1/-,  Overheat: 0
                   Class: GL;  Point Value: 3
                   Specials: tran3

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:45 am 
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You forgot the Trailer-hitch ;)

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:31 am 
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All my vehicles have one unless specifically stated that they don't.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:35 pm 
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that makes sense

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