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Combat Vehicle

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{{stub}} "Most armies use their [[BattleMech]] resources sparingly when they can, and so maintain forces of '''Combat Vehicles''' to serve in low-intensity conflicts and as auxiliaries to BattleMech units. Like BattleMechs, vehicles can be constructed as modular [[OmniVehicle]]s. Vehicles are classified by weight in the same manner as BattleMechs, and also by type of locomotion."<supref name=TW>1''Total Warfare'' p. 22-234</supref
== Light Vehicles ==
"'''Light vehicles''' have a maximum weight of 35 tons. Primarily used for reconnaissance, the light vehicle is almost exclusively designed for speed. Though tracked and wheeled light vehicles exist on the battlefield, hovercraft —with their greater speeds— dominate this weight class."<supref name=TW>1''Total Warfare'' p. 22-234</supref
== Medium Vehicles ==
"'''Medium vehicles''' weigh from 36 to 55 tons. Used as skirmishers, medium vehicles are fielded by the various House militaries of the [[Inner Sphere]] to harass and pin down an enemy until heavier forces can be brought to bear."<supref name=TW>1''Total Warfare'' p. 22-234</supref
== Heavy Vehicles ==
"'''Heavy vehicles''' range from 56 to 75 tons. Mirroring the medium [[’Mech]] weight
class, heavy vehicles are the workhorse vehicle of all [[Successor States|Successor State]] armies. Packing a serious punch with armor to match, a heavy vehicle can stay in the fight longer than some medium ’Mechs."<supref name=TW>1''Total Warfare'' p. 22-234</supref
== Assault Vehicles ==
"'''Assault vehicles''' weigh from 76 to 100 tons. Though they lack the mobility of their [[’Mech]] counterparts, the sheer volume of firepower that an assault vehicle carries can
be the downfall of even a heavy ’Mech if the [[MechWarrior]] piloting it fails to exercise caution."<supref name=TW>1''Total Warfare'' p. 22-234</supref
It should be noted, that Combat Vehicles are refer in parts as "Armor" forces in earlier publications and also used as name of regimentialregimental/battalion/company formations.
1. "Combat Vehicles", [[Total Warfare]], (Chicago: [[FanPro]], 2006), 22-3.<references />
*''[[Total Warfare]]''