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design by Antti Lahtinen
The GrPz-IV (Gegengravitatpanzerkampfvagen Mark IV) is a modular armored fighting vehicle, which can be fitted with large variety of weapons and equipment. The tank is a scaled down high-tech version of older Solomani GrPz-III, designed for lower cost and easier maintenance.
The GrPz-IV consists of a 2.5 DT main hull which includes 1 DT modular socket. Any weapon system up to 1 DT (14 m3) can be carried internally, but larger systems may be placed in external turret.
Before collapse the GrPz-IV was manufactured by Rheinmetall in Sachen (Saxe 1437 Solomani Rim) and by Aurora Boriolis in Viipuri (Vyborg 1540 Solomani Rim). Modular weapon systems were available from several manufacturers.
Variants: GrPz-IV was designed to be easily modified, and there was large number of standard and non-standard variations, ranging from MRL carrier to command vehicle.
GrPz-IV Ls (Ls = "Laserstrahl") was one of the most common variants encountered during the Solomani Rim war. The main weapon is rapid-pulse X-ray laser, which is used mainly as anti-armor and orbital point defense applications. While X-ray lasers have poor atmospheric performance, GrPz-IV Ls can still penetrate the front armor of Imperial "Trepida" at 3000 km range
While a single tank can be quite deadly, a command tank can turn a tank group into orbital point defense battery. The command tank has long- range sensors and can feed fire-control data to ther tanks using its master fire director.
The Solomani troopers have sometimes build hedgehog stations around their bases by hooking up several tanks into external power sources and feeding them sensor and fire-control data form a MFD.
GrPz-IV Grav Tank
LmtR-144-1-5: X-ray non-gravitic remote main turret laser. Can be powered up to -5 Diff Mods with 83.22 MW power input and ROF SA5 with 192 MW power input. Advanced stabilization (fire at any speed). Beam pointer gives -5 Diff Mods in planetary combat.
Energy for 150 shots stored in internal battery. Power plant can reload one shot in 36 seconds. Laser can be used against soft-skinned targets with higher rate of fire (ROF 3: DV 17-1/6, ROF 10: DV 9-1/3, ROF 50: DV 4-1).
VRF Gauss: 3.85 mm mass driver (coil gun), firing steel darts at 6000 m/s muzzle velocity. Advanced stabilization (fire at any speed)
|Weapon||ROF||Dam||Pen Rtg||S Range|
|144-MJ X-Ray Laser||SA5||30||1/10-1/5-1/2-1||3000 km|