M-2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle

This vehicle is a highly rebuilt version of the Pre-Rifts M-2 Fighting vehicle design rebuilt by Iron Armory, a company that specializes in taking United States Pre-Rifts combat vehicles and weapons and rebuilding them for use in the highly dangerous post Rifts environment. The first of their line is the M-2 Bradley fighting vehicle. They have replaced the chain cannon with a Howitzer rail gun design copied from the NG-V5 Northern Gun Hunter Mobile Gun, replaced the light machine gun with a machine gun style laser cannon, replaced the TOW launcher with a variety of different standard missile launchers, and of course added MDC armor. The vehicle is available with liquid fuel, electrical power supply, or a fusion plant. It is actually heavier armed and armored than the Iron Maiden APC but carries less troops. Since the Coalition has captured Iron Heart Industries, sales have increased greatly as both an armored personnel carrier and as a travel vehicle. The vehicle also has a periscope that allows the vehicle to look up to 25 feet (7.6 m) up to look over obstacles without becoming visible. The main troop hatch is at the rear of the vehicle.

Model Type: IA M2-A8
Vehicle Type: Armored Personnel Carrier
Crew: Three (Driver, Gunner, and Commander).
Troop Carrying Capacity: 7 soldiers in full gear

M. D. C. by Location:
[1] Tractor Treads (2):75 each
Weapon Turret:200
Rapid Fire Laser Cannon:50
Variable Missile Launchers (2):50 each
Smoke Dispenser:20
Searchlight20
Headlights (2):10 each
Main Hatch:200
Reinforced Crew Compartment:100
Reinforced Personnel Bay:100
[2] Main Body:350

Notes:
[1] Depleting the M.D.C. of a tread will immobilize the tank until it is replaced. Replacing a tread will take 1D6x10 minutes by a trained crew (2 replacements are carried on board) or three times as long by the inexperienced. Changing the tread is only advisable when the vehicle is not under attack
[2] If all the M.D.C. of the main body is depleted, the vehicle is completely shut down and unsalvageable, but crew and troops may survive in their reinforced compartments.

Speed:
Ground: Cruising speed on land is 65 mph (104 kph) on roads and 60 mph ( 96.6 kph) off road maximum. The vehicle is designed to traverse virtually all terrain and can climb at up to a 60% grade although at a much slower speed (About 10% of maximum road speed). It can also climb barriers and ford trenches. The vehicle can also handle side slopes of up to 30%.
Maximum Range: With gas or electric, 300 miles (483 km), with fusion, effectively unlimited.

Statistical Data:
Height: 9 feet 9 inches (2.9 meters)
Width: 10 feet 6 inches (3.2 meters)
Length: 21 feet 2 inches (6.5 meters)
Weight: 24 tons
Power Source: Combustion, Electric, or Nuclear (Should have an average lifespan of 10 years).
Cargo Capacity: Without troops, can carry up to 5 tons.
Black Market Cost: Internal Combustion powered sells for 1.2 million, Electrical engine version sells for 1.5 million credits, and fusion with 10 year life sells for 12 million credits.

Weapon Systems

  1. Rapid Fire Howitzer Rail Gun (1): Replaces 25 mm gun and although an anti-aircraft design is also a very effective combat weapon. It is identical to the NG-H155, with the exception of a slightly different turret and barrel, from the NG-V7 Hunter Mobile Gun. The turret can angle 90 degrees up and 30 degrees down and has 360 degree rotation.
    Maximum Effective Range: 6,000 feet (1,828 meters).
    Mega Damage: Short Burst of 40 rounds: 1D6x10. Long Burst of 80 rounds: 2D6x10.
    Rate of Fire: Equal to the pilots combined hand to hand (usually 5 or 6)
    Payload: carries 2000 (50 short burst or 25 long bursts) rounds in turret and an additional 6000 rounds (150 short burst and 75 bursts). It takes 4 melees for a trained crew to reload the ammo and 5 minutes for untrained personnel
  2. Rapid Fire Machine gun Style Laser Cannon: A light laser designed for anti-infantry use that allows for all the bursts available to a machine gun except full melee. Replaces the 7.62 machine gun mount.
    Maximum Effective Range: 3,000 ft (914 m)
    Mega-Damage: Rate of Fire: Equal to combined hand to hand attacks of gunner
    Payload: For Combustion and Electrical: 600 shots. For fusion: unlimited shots.
  3. Variable Missile Launchers (2): Mounted on either side of turret. System is replacement for original TOW launcher and vehicle can be constructed with one of three different type of missile launchers. The type of launcher is normally built onto the vehicle at the factory and would take a mechanic about 8 hours to switch from one launcher to another.
    1. Medium Range Missile Launchers:
      Maximum Effective Range: Varies with missile types, medium range missiles only (Go to Revised bomb and missile table).
      Mega Damage: Varies with missile types, medium range missiles only (Go to Revised bomb and missile table).
      Rate of Fire: One at a time or in volleys of 2, 4, or 6.
      Payload: each launcher carries 3 medium range missiles for a total of 6 medium range missiles. Carries 6 medium range missiles as reloads inside vehicle
    2. Short Range Missile Launchers:
      Maximum Effective Range: Varies with missile types, short range missiles only (Go to Revised bomb and missile table).
      Mega Damage: Varies with missile types, short range missiles only (Go to Revised bomb and missile table).
      Rate of Fire: One at a time or in volleys of 2, 4, 6, or 12.
      Payload: each launcher carries 6 short range missiles for a total of 12 short range missiles. Carries 12 short range missiles as reloads inside vehicle
    3. Mini Missile Launchers:
      Maximum Effective Range: Varies with missile types, mini-missiles only (Go to Revised bomb and missile table).
      Mega Damage: Varies with missile types, mini missiles only (Go to Revised bomb and missile table).
      Rate of Fire: One at a time or in volleys of 2, 5, 10, or 20.
      Payload: each launcher carries 10 mini-missiles for a total of 20 Mini-missiles. Carries 20 mini-missiles as reloads inside vehicle.
  4. Smoke Dispenser (2): Mounted on either side of the tank and launches smoke grenades.
    Effect: Creates a cloud of smoke 40 ft (12 m) in diameter:
    Rate of Fire: Two per melee
    Maximum Effective Range: 1,200 feet (365 m)
    Payload: Carries 12 smoke grenades per launcher.
  5. Firing Ports (7): The Bradley has seven firing ports that allow soldiers to fire their guns out of the vehicle. There are three firing ports on either side and one on the rear of the vehicle. Firing ports can be closed in order to make vehicle a sealed environment.

Sensory Equipment

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