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Musketeer

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Musketeer Hover Tank
Production information
Manufacturer Corean Enterprises[1]
Production Year 3065[2]
Mission Main Battle
Type Hover[1]
Cost 1,666,667 C-bills[2]
Technical specifications
Tech Base Inner Sphere[1]
Mass 50 tons[1]
Armor StarGuard CIV Ferro-Fibrous w/ CASE[1]
Engine GM 115 Internal Combustion Engine[1]
Speed 119[1] km/h
Crew 4[1]
Communications System Corean Transband-J9[1]
Targeting Tracking System Corean B-Tech w/TAG[1]
Armament
BV (1.0) 834[3]
BV (2.0) 1,120[1][2][4]


DescriptionEdit

The Musketeer Hover Tank is a combat vehicle designed to deliver concentrated firepower quickly and cheaply. The hovertank is as difficult to kill as a hover vehicle can be, with seven tons of Ferro-Fibrous armor protecting it, and CASE protecting its four-person crew from internal explosions. An internal combustion engine is inexpensive and can still maintain speeds up to 119 km/h.[1]

Weapons and EquipmentEdit

The Musketeer was created to deliver a Mydron Tornado Rotary Autocannon/5 to the field. Three tons of ammunition give the Musketeer's crew the ability to maintain sustained fire. The autocannon is backed up by a pair of Holly Mark II Streak SRM-2 launchers. The result of this is a scattershot effect that can quickly damage the motive systems of enemy tanks and damage critical systems.[1]

VariantsEdit

  • Armor 
    This variant developed in 3068[5] replaces the autocannon with a smaller Rotary Autocannon/2. The loss of firepower nonetheless enabled engineers to add additional armor, making the Musketeer even more difficult to bring down[1]. BV (1.0) = 553[3], BV (2.0) = 897[6][5]
  • 3080 Upgrade 
    This version introduced in 3080[7] uses a Fusion Engine to provide power. This increases the Musketeer's top speed to 120km/h. The Streak launchers have been removed and a four ton infantry compartment has been added, as has some armor. BV (2.0) = 1,114[8][7]

NotesEdit

In German products the unit's proper name was perfectly translated to Musketier.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 Technical Readout: 3067, pp. 16-17, "Musketeer Hover Tank"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 MUL online entry for the Musketeer
  3. 3.0 3.1 Combat Operations, p. 126, "Force Faction Table"
  4. Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged, p. 20
  5. 5.0 5.1 MUL online entry for the Musketeer Hover Tank (Armor) variant
  6. Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged, p. 21
  7. 7.0 7.1 MUL online entry for the Musketeer Hover Tank (3080 Upgrade) variant
  8. Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged, p. 19

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