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TX-225B GAVw "Justicar" Combat Assault Tank

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Kyli Graf

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Source: Rogue One

 

OUT OF CHARACTER INFORMATION

PRODUCTION INFORMATION

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Classification: Tracked Casemate Assault Tank, Tracked Mobile Gun System.
  • Role: Infantry Support, Tank Destroyer, Cargo Transport
  • Length: 7.30 Meters
  • Width: 3.70 Meters
  • Height/Depth: 1.83 Meters
  • Weight: 30 Metric Tons
  • Minimum Crew: 1 (Driver)
  • Optimal Crew: 3 (Driver, Gunner/Mechanic, Commander)
  • Propulsion: Double-Pin Rubber pad Tracks
  • Engine: FOCIE 6.2L Supercharged 8-Cylinder Multifuel 900hp (671kW) Combustion Engine.
  • Power/weight: 30hp/tonne
  • Transmission: Electro-Hydraulic Semi-Automatic Transmission (Eight-forward, Eight-reverse gears)
  • Suspension: Quadanium Torsion Bars w/Rotor shock absorbers
  • Operational Range: 760km (472 mi)
  • Combat Radius: 380km (236 mi)
  • Top Speed (Average): 75 km/h (Road), 45 km/h (Off-road)
  • Maneuverability (High): Electro-Hydraulic Semi-Automatic Transmission (Eight-forward, Eight-reverse gears), 2x Front-Mounted Sproket Wheels, 12x Road wheels, 2x Return Wheels, 4x Return Rollers.
  • Armament (Average): 6x Dymek MK 2e/w medium laser cannon (In Dual Mounts), 1x FWMB-10 Repeating Blaster (Pintle-mount, Commander's Cupola)
  • Defenses (Very High): 2x 4-Barrel forward-facing smoke grenade dischargers, Depleted Duranium Composite Armour, Heat-Shedding Laminate, titanium interspersed armor.
  • Passenger Capacity: 12 (Cargo Bed)
  • Cargo Capacity: 5,000kg (Cargo Bed)

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • CBRN Overpressure Protection System
  • Engine Block Heater
  • Electric Engine Starter
  • EMP Hardened
  • Fully Stabilised Armament
  • Fire Suppression System
  • Passive Night-Vision System
  • Spall Liner
  • Wired Tank-Infantry Comlink
  • Thermal Spectrum Vision System
  • Ultraviolet Spectrum Vision System

Strengths:

  • Fighting Compartment Armour: The Armour around the vehicle's fighting compartment is quite formidable and capable of resisting or defeating most Infantry-carried anti-tank weapons.
  • Manoeuvrability: The Tank is very maneuverable with its Semi-Automatic Transmission coupled to a powerful powerplant and pivots with surprising speed.
  • Armament Elevation: With its sponson-mounted weapons the tank can elevate and depress its firing arc approximately eighty-five degrees from the horizontal axis. Making it ideal in an infantry support role within cities or in mountainous terrain.
  • Acceleration: Able to accelerate and maintain a respectable top speed capable of keeping pace with most bipedal assault platforms and other tracked fighting vehicles.
  • Fire-Suppression System:  An argon-based fire suppression system is present in the fighting & engine compartment which activates virtually immediately after a fire is detected to prevent detonation of volatile power cells within the hull and reduce the chance ignited liquid that finds its way into the engine compartment will disable the vehicle.
  • Auxillary Battery Pack: An auxiliary battery pack mounted on the back of fighting compartment behind the commander's position powers the vehicle's electronics, armament elevation, electric engine starter and radio systems while the engine is either off or disabled.
  • CBRN Overpressure: The Justicar protects its crew from chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear contaminants with an overpressure system, which in essence vacuum seals the fighting compartment.
  • EMP Hardened: Justicar is hardened against EMP and ionic disruption thanks to the use of Reinforced Duraplast within its' hull.

Weaknesses:

  • Casement Design: The Justicar has to physically rotate and shift to traverse ita sponson-mounted laser cannons. The front hull-mounted medium laser cannons are likewise impacted by this thanks to a limited left-right traverse and incapable of elevation or depression. This is most noticeable in close range when the Justicar is attempting to track a fast-moving target.
  • Vulnerable Tracks: As a tracked fighting vehicle the Justicar is at risk of having its twin-pin track connections of being destroyed or blown out by a sufficiently powerful weapon, immobilizing the casemate assault tank and robbing its ability to traverse its weapons. High explosives and mines are particularly useful for this purpose.
  • Front-mounted engine: With a front-mounted engine and accompanying vents for heat dispersion penetrating shots to the hull's left front will most likely disable the powerplant. Likewise, due to the vents, the engine bay can also have foreign corrosive or flammable liquids enter the engine bay and immobilize the tank.
  • Front-Mounted Transmission: Front drive wheels means a cleaner track but higher chance the tank will be immobilized if the lower hull front is penetrated as the projectile will slam straight into the tank's transmission completely immobilizing it.
  • Sponson Blaster Cannons: The Sponson-mounted blaster cannons have no traverse independent of the tank's axis of advance, they're both limited to elevation and traverse.
  • High ground pressure: On ice or in a quagmire the Justicar is at real risk of sinking into the muck or breaking ice beneath its weight due to the pair of narrow tracks which exert an incredible amount of pressure atop the ground.
  • Fuel Tanks: With flammable liquid fuel being necessary for the vehicle's operation a series of tanks are present beneath the armored cargo bed. Abrupt penetration to these fuel tanks can cause a catastrophic explosion inside the engine bay at the front of the vehicle through the connecting fuel lines.
  • Close-in Defence: With but one exposed repeating blaster for close-in defence the tank relies on Infantry support where confronting heavily armed Infantry units.
  • Power Cells: The main armament's power cells are located deep inside the fighting compartment directly behind the sponson-mounted laser cannons and if breached will cause a violent explosion inside the fighting compartment resulting in a complete 'kill' of the armored vehicle.
  • Heat-Venting Chamber: If breached the heat venting chamber will release its thermal energy into the fighting compartment bypassing the fire suppression system and cause a plasma explosion.

Description: Known as the "Justicar" This TX-225 tanks has been modernized with complete replacement of automotive, fire control and electronic equipment bringing it upto modern standards with a re-designed powerplant to simplify maintenance under field conditions with hand and portable power tools. The Justicar is crewed by a team of Three Stormtroopers; Driver, Gunner and the Commander. The Commander and Driver are afforded their own hatches within the fighting compartment with the driver in their drop-down semi-reclining seat at the commander's feet and the Gunner sitting to the driver's right, deeper within the hull. It is cramped and barely sufficient for purpose when considering its' crews physical characteristics as befitting the Stormtroopers' spiritual lineage; tall and strong. The Justicar is intended to be used in an Infantry Support Role where dismounted troops can use a tank-infantry comlink at the vehicle's rear so communicate with the crew allowing them to devastate hardened emplacements and fortifications. Its length makes it ideal for crossing wide trenches albeit the same can not be said for its weight and narrow tracks which makes operating the vehicle in muddy or icy conditions hazardous, in a defensive posture it makes for an ideal tank destroyer where at long range its strong frontal armour and power to weight radio permit surprising mobility. Many design features of the Justicar maximise crew survivability; the engine has been placed above the gunner and the transmission obscures the driver and gunner directly from the frontal arc, providing added crew protection in the event of hull penetration.

 

The fighting compartment contains a plethora of equipment such as liquid crystal displays for the Commander and Gunner which provide visible light, infrared and ultraviolet imaging feeds from three-hundred and sixty degrees around the fighting compartment via a series of sensors throughout the Hull; additional situational awareness is provided to the crew through a simple episcope for the driver and a rotating periscopic cupola with a pintle-mount for the commander's station, the gunner however beyond the sensors is completely blind to the outside world with no episcopes or periscopes for themselves. Justicar also doubles as a Cargo Transport thanks to its flatbed where it can move a large number of supplies, equipment, weapons, and valuables. Often the Crew uses the flatbed to store additional fuel or rations for extended field operations and storage bins externally welded to the fighting compartment for storage of hand, power and other recovery tools; in addition, the Tank's fighting compartment is also equipped with a crew belonging storage tray or 'Bustle' rack which extends slightly out over the flatbed. For crew comfort the fighting compartment is equipped with air conditioning and an electric boiling vessel which the consumption of hot beverages and the preparation of meals with a positive impact on crew morale. 

 

The Vehicle's armor envelope is largely uniform in effectiveness an impressive accomplishment possible thanks to the small size of the fighting compartment which permits more of the design weight to be allocated to armor protection and more evenly distributed. The armour is a composite of various metals and plasts which each have a distinct set of material characteristics which together in the Justicar create a high level of protection; It is hardened against electromagnetic pulses and reduces the effectiveness of shoulder-fired rocket systems. As a general rule The vehicle is quite vulnerable to mass driver attacks which due to the sheer kinetic force of the object impacting the hull can cause the tracks to be thrown or even the motor to be shifted from its mounts and render it inert. The roof of the vehicle is no exception to the armour envelope as the vehicle is intended to be capable of supporting Infantry in cities or confined places where the opposing force might be able to achieve significant elevation in comparison to the tank; though the Engine compartment and transmission is still quite vulnerable from this angle. Thworing petrol or alcohol bombs on the glacis plate of the tank could very well allow the flammable liquid into the engine bay and though equipped with a fire suppression system, there is only a finite amount of gas contained within the vehicle. A foreign projectile could also be fired into the weak grates which are designed to permit exhaust gasses to escape disabling the engine thusly. The fighting compartment is equipped with a similar fire suppression system and for this reason, it's important for the crew to always wear their helmet and maintain hermetic seals in combat conditions as the suppression includes argon which will cause the crew to suffocate if they inhale the element. 

 

The Vehicle is equipped with a digital fire control system and ballistic computer to aid the Commander and Gunner in effectively engaging targets at range, one of the more antiquated features of the vehicle is the inclusion of an analog Azimuth Indicator for the gunner and driver for assistance in fire control and navigation of mountainous terrain respectively, the commander's station also features an analog azimuth indicator for identifying their cupola's position relative to the Justicar's hull. For clear channel night movement, the Justicar features an infrared convoy light so that friendly armoured vehicles can follow behind without having to rely on specialised visioning equipment. Day-time illumination is provided by two pairs of lights above the armoured track skirts, each side featuring one LED driving light and an Infrared light for illumination under tactical conditions where appropriate. The Commander is additionally provided with a master override switch where they can override the Gunner's control of the main armament's fire controls and elevation. An Onboard GPS provides significant situational awareness to the commander who can use First Order communication technology to determine the position of friendly units and the last-reported position of any hostile units along with identifying and tracking their own position of any celestial body in real time. The Justicar is equipped with internally stored first aid supplies in the event either a crewman or another casualty requires medical treatment ranging from a cut to cardiac arrest. To increase cross-country mobility the Justicar can deep wade rivers and streams upto five meters in depth with a Snorkel that is erected prior to submerging the vehicle the engine compartment must also be waterproofed prior to attempting a wade, although attempting to cross a soft river bed is largely considered dangerous due to the high ground pressure Justicar exerts.


Edited by FN-6767, 28 November 2017 - 04:07 AM.


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Under Review.


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'It makes no difference what men think of war, said the judge. War endures. As well ask men what they think of stone. War was always here. Before man was, war waited for him. The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner. That is the way it was and will be. That way and not some other way.'

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Cyrus Tregessar

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FN-6767

 

Now that's a tank. Beautiful sub.

 

The special features list is a bit crowded, and includes some fairly important things (EMP Hardened, Night Vision System) along with fairly unimportant things (Azimuth Indicator, A/C). Can you trim or condense it to both save on the eyes (it's a long list) and better emphasize the aspects that might be important to an opponent in combat?


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'It makes no difference what men think of war, said the judge. War endures. As well ask men what they think of stone. War was always here. Before man was, war waited for him. The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner. That is the way it was and will be. That way and not some other way.'

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Kyli Graf

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@Cyrus Tregessar

 

FN-6767

 

Now that's a tank. Beautiful sub.

 

The special features list is a bit crowded, and includes some fairly important things (EMP Hardened, Night Vision System) along with fairly unimportant things (Azimuth Indicator, A/C). Can you trim or condense it to both save on the eyes (it's a long list) and better emphasize the aspects that might be important to an opponent in combat?

 

 

Done! I've pruned the special feature list extensively to be more combat-focused, any features that were removed from the features list not already in the 'Description' were added there for propriety's sake, I like to strive for transparency. Does everything look good now?


Edited by FN-6767, 28 November 2017 - 02:17 AM.


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FN-6767

 

Looks all kosher to me.


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Awesome. Pending Secondary Approval. Thanks! Jamie Pyne


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Approved.


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