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| image = Manteuffel attack tank.gif
| name = Manteuffel Attack Tank
| manufacturer = [[StarCorps Industries]]<ref name=TRO3067pp20-21"TRO:3067p20+">''Technical Readout: 3067'', pp. 20-21, "Manteuffel Vehicle Profile"Attack Tank</ref>
| production year=3062
| year reference=<refname="MUL1">''[http://www.masterunitlist.info/Unit/Details/4586/ MUL online date entry for the ''{{PAGENAME}}'']''</ref>
| Mission = Heavy Armor
| Type = Tracked<ref name="TRO:3067p20+"/>| cost = 13,492431,617 417 [[C-billsbill]]s<ref name="MUL1"/>| mass = 70 tons<ref name="TRO:3067p20+"/>| armor = [[StarSlab III]] [[Ferro Fibrous]] w/[[CASE]]<ref name=TRO3067pp20-21"TRO:3067p20+"/>| engine = [[Magna 350 XL]]<ref name=TRO3067pp20-21"TRO:3067p20+"/>| comsys = [[O/P COMSET 3]]<ref name=TRO3067pp20-21"TRO:3067p20+"/>| T&T = [[O/P 2550]]<ref name=TRO3067pp20-21"TRO:3067p20+"/>| heat sinks = 10<ref name="TRO:3067p20+"/>| speed = 86<ref name="TRO:3067p20+"/>
| Crew = ???
| armament = Primary Configuration
*1x [[Rotary AC/5]]<ref name="TRO:3067p20+"/>*3x[[ER Medium Laser]]s<ref name="TRO:3067p20+"/>*1x[[Guardian ECM Suite]]<ref name="TRO:3067p20+"/>
*1x[[C3 Slave]]
| BV (1.0) = 1,017 (C3: 152)<ref name=TRO3067pp20-21/><ref name="COp126">''Combat Operations'', p. 126</ref>| BV (2.0) = 1,504<ref name="TRO:3067p20+"/><ref name="MUL1"/><ref>''Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged'', p. 26</ref>
}}
==Description==As the [[AFFC]] was looking for [[OmniVehicle]] designs, [[StarCorps Industries]] quickly reacted. While StarCorps Industries had only built [['Mech]]s, it gathered a military vehicle design team and released a prototype in record time. Though not the only OmniVehicle submitted for consideration, the '''Manteuffel''' (named after the long line of [[Lyran]] armor generals) revealed itself to be the best. Officially it fulfilled all requirements, but unofficially StarCorps Industries had greased all the right palms.<ref name=TRO3067pp20-21"TRO:3067p20+"/>
This tank is assigned only to highest-profile units within the [[LAAF]] and [[AFFS]] because of its expense and technologies it uses, such as the [[Lyran Guards]] in the [[Lyran Alliance|Alliance]] and [[Davion Brigade of Guards]] in the [[Federated Suns|Suns]]. The [[Deneb Light Cavalry]] [[RCT]]s also received some as they are one of the best combined-arms brigades in all of the [[Inner Sphere]], so they can make good use of these expensive tanks.<ref name=TRO3067pp20-21"TRO:3067p20+"/>
==Weapons and Equipment==With every version able to deliver an awesome amount of firepower while being able to keep up other units, the Manteuffel is a serious tank to consider. The primary variant sports three [[ER Medium Laser]]s and a deadly [[Rotary AC/5]]. It can cripple any unit, 'Mech or armor. It also mounts a [[C3 Slave]] module to coordinate fire with other C3 units.<ref name=TRO3067pp20-21"TRO:3067p20+"/>
==Alternate Configurations==*;Alt. Config. A : The most common alternate configuration is built around the same principle of short-range firepower. It mounts an [[Ultra Autocannon/20]] in the turret, while its front is packed with two [[Medium Laser]]s and one [[ER Small Laser]]. It also mounts a [[C3 Slave]] module.<ref name=TRO3067pp20-21"TRO:3067p20+"/> . BV (1.0) = 987 (C3: 137)<ref name="COp126"/>, BV (2.0) = 1,486<ref>''Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged'', p. 27</ref><ref name="MUL2">[http://www.masterunitlist.info/Unit/Details/4584/manteuffel-attack-tank-a/ MUL online entry for the Manteuffel (A) configuration]</ref>
*;Alt. Config. B : This variant, thought uncommon, is considered to be the most feared with its [[Heavy Gauss Rifle]] plus one [[Medium Laser]] and one [[ER Small Laser]] for close in defense.<ref name=TRO3067pp20-21"TRO:3067p20+"/> . BV (1.0)= 1,028<ref name="COp126"/>, BV (2.0) = 1,491<ref>''Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged'', p. 28</ref><ref name="MUL3">[http://www.masterunitlist.info/Unit/Details/4585/manteuffel-attack-tank-b/ MUL online entry for the Manteuffel (B) configuration]</ref>
*;Alt. Config. C : This configuration developed in [[Introduction Year::3068]]<ref name="MUL4"/> carries a [[Gauss Rifle]] and two [[Machine Gun]]s. To compensate for its lack of weapons, it also carries a [[C3 Master Computer]]. BV (2.0) = 1,274<ref>''Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged'', p. 29</ref><ref name="MUL4">[http://www.masterunitlist.info/Unit/Details/5734/manteuffel-attack-tank-c/ MUL online entry for the Manteuffel (C) configuration]</ref>
*;Alt. Config. D : This version turns the Manteuffel into a large infantry fighting vehicleintroduced in [[Introduction Year::3075]]<ref name="MUL5"/>. The eight ton infantry compartment is mounted in the body, and the infantrymen deployed from there are supported by an [[LRM-10]] and twin [[Light PPC]]s. An [[Anti-Missile System]] protects from enemy missiles. BV (2.0) = 1,172<ref>''Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged'', p. 30</ref><ref name="MUL5">[http://www.masterunitlist.info/Unit/Details/5735/manteuffel-attack-tank-d/ MUL online entry for the Manteuffel (D) configuration]</ref>
*;Alt. Config. E : This [[Introduction Year::3087]]<ref name="MUL6"/> variant carries a [[BattleMech Taser]] and [[LB 10-X]] in the turret. It keeps the Guardian ECM Suite, but replaces the C3 Slave. A pair of Medium Lasers and an ER Small Laser cover the front of the tank. BV (2.0) = 1,256<ref>''Record Sheets: 3145 New Tech, New Upgrades'', p. 60</ref><ref name="MUL6">[http://www.masterunitlist.info/Unit/Details/6797/manteuffel-attack-tank-e/ MUL online entry for the Manteuffel (E) configuration]</ref>
==References==
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==Bibliography==*''[[Combat Operations]]''* ''[[Master Unit List]]''*''[[Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged]]''*''[[Record Sheets: 3145 New Tech, New Upgrades]]''*''[[Technical Readout: 3067]]''
[[Category:C3 Equipped Combat Vehicles|Manteuffel]][[Category:Combat Vehicles|Manteuffel]][[Category:Heavy Combat Vehicles|Manteuffel]][[Category:70 ton Combat Vehicles|Manteuffel]][[Category:Tracked Combat Vehicles|Manteuffel]][[Category:OmniVehicles|Manteuffel]][[Category:Federated Suns Combat Vehicles|Manteuffel]][[Category:Lyran Combat Vehicles|Manteuffel]][[Category:Dark Age Vehicles|Manteuffel]]
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