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Kviir Grav Sledge

design by Antti Lahiten

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The Kviir (old name for "golden eagle" of Terra) is one of the first practical grav vehicles. Kviir combines some of the features of Harrier, Nighthawk and Osprey aircraft with contra-grav technology

The Kviiris a multi-role grav sledge which uses embedded turbofan thruster and CG lifters. Since wings are not needed for lift, the Kviir uses winglets only for high-speed manoeuver. Low-speed manoeuver and hover is done with vectored thrust.

There are five versions of the basic vehicle

K1 is unarmored civilian version used for transporting cargo and passengers.

K2 is hunter/scout version with shortened hull.

K3 is armored personnel carrier, capable of carrying an 8-man squad and giving them anti-tank/anti personnel support. When seats are removed, then K-3 can carry 12 m3 of cargo, 6 stretcher patients, or 5 stretcher patients and two medics

K4 is fire-support vehicle.

K5 is heavy gunship version.

All Kviirs except the cargo version have the same basic weapon load, consisting of a 20 mm 6-barrel autocannon, two 7.62x51 mm ETC 6-barrel gatling machine guns and four 4-tube package launchers for 120 mm laser-guided anti-tank missiles,

All weapons are mounted on hull spontoons with limiter traverse, and can turn to fire up to 30 degrees off the center line.



Kviir Cargo Sledge

General Data

Tech Level: 9
Price: 632,887 Cr
Size: 35 m3
Mass (loaded/unloaded): 45.8 / 12.4

Engineering Data

Power Plant: PT-6/9 gas turbine (1.28 MW), 4 hour duration (1.3 m3 fuel)
Thruster: 103 kN HBT, 4 hour duration (4.12 m3 fuel)
Maint: 5

Electronics

Controls: Computer Linked
Computer: 2xTL-9 flight computer (25 kW)
Avionics: Weather radar, FLIR, inertial positioning, 130 km/h NOE
Commo: Radio (30 km; 1 kW)
Sensors: Radar (3 km; 0.5 MW), HRT (30 km; 5 kW)
ECM/ECCM: None
Life Support Basic (19 m3 supported volume; 0.002 MW)
Cargo: 14 m3, 1 small hatch.
Crew: 2 : Pilot and Co-pilot in cramped workstations.
Passengers: None

Armament

Offensive None
Defensive: None
Ammo: None
Fire Control: None
Stabilization: None

Movement

Max Speed: 1178 kph
Travel Move: 3534
Combat Move: 18 NOE 163 High
Endurance: 4 hours
Fuel Capacity: 5.32 m3

Armor

Config: Standard
Suspension: Grav
TF: 2 HF: 2
TS: 2 HS: 2
TR: 2 HR: 2
Deck:2 Belly:2


Kviir Scout Sledge

General Data

Tech Level: 9
Price:1.7 MCr
Size: 28 m3
Mass (loaded/unloaded): 28.7 / 21.8

Engineering Data

Power Plant: PT-6/9 gas turbine (1.28 MW), 4 hour duration (1.3 m3 fuel)
Thruster: 140 kN HBT, 4 hour duration (5.6m3 fuel)
Maint: 5

Electronics

Controls: Computer Linked
Computer: 2xTL-9 flight computer (25 kW)
Avionics: Weather radar, FLIR, inertial positioning, 130 km/h NOE
Commo: Radio (30 km; 1 kW)
Sensors: Radar (3 km; 0.5 MW), HRT (300 km; 10 kW), HRT (30 km; 5 kW), Ladar (30 km; 40 kW)
ECM/ECCM: 10 sensor decoys (5 AEMS, 5 PEMS), Stealth Surface
Life Support Basic (5 m3 supported volume; 1 kW)
Cargo: 0m3
Crew: 2 : Pilot and Co-pilot in cramped workstations.
Passengers: None

Armament

Offensive 4x Bofors Orm 4-tube ATGM, GEC Vulcan-III AC, 2x GEC 7.62mm Minigun
Defensive: None
Ammo: None
Fire Control: None
Stabilization: None

Movement

Max Speed: 1480 kph
Travel Move: 4440
Combat Move:18 NOE 206 High
Endurance: 4 hours
Fuel Capacity: 6.9 m3

Armor

Config: Standard
Suspension: Grav
TF: 7 HF: 7
TS: 7 HS: 7
TR: 7 HR: 7
Deck:7 Belly:7

Notes

The K-2 version has smaller hull with better sensors and larger wings. K-2 is capable of true winged flight and may conserve fuel by turning off the GC lifter and main power plant.

Small HRT sensor, Ladar scanner and laser designator are placed on a telescoping sensory boom above the hull, allowing hull-down scanning and aiming.


Kviir APC Sledge

General Data

Tech Level: 9
Price: 965,378 Cr
Size: 35 m3
Mass (loaded/unloaded): 32.7 / 28.1

Engineering Data

Power Plant: PT-6/9 gas turbine (1.28 MW), 4 hour duration (1.3 m3 fuel)
Thruster: 83 kN HBT, 4 hour duration (3.32 m3 fuel)
Maint: 4

Electronics

Controls: Computer Linked
Computer: 2xTL-9 flight computer (25 kW)
Avionics: Weather radar, FLIR, inertial positioning, 130 km/h NOE
Commo: Radio (30 km; 1 kW)
Sensors: Radar (3 km; 0.5 MW), HRT (30 km; 5 kW),
ECM/ECCM: 10 sensor decoys (5 AEMS, 5 PEMS), Stealth Surface
Life Support Basic (17 m3 supported volume; 2 kW)
Cargo: 0 m3
Crew: 2 : Pilot and Co-pilot in cramped workstations.
Passengers: 8 restricted seats.

Armament

Offensive 4x Bofors Orm 4-tube ATGM, GEC Vulcan-III AC, 2x GEC 7.62mm Minigun
Defensive: None
Ammo: None
Fire Control: None
Stabilization: None

Movement

Max Speed: 1058 kph
Travel Move: 3174
Combat Move: 18 NOE 147 High
Endurance: 4 hours
Fuel Capacity: 4.62 m3

Armor

Config: Standard
Suspension: Grav
TF: 20 HF: 20
TS: 20 HS: 20
TR: 20 HR: 20
Deck:20 Belly:20

Notes

Cost includes launchers and guns but not missiles of ammunition. At the expense of one passenger seat, both hatches can be fitted with GEC 5.56 mm ETC miniguns.



Kviir Fire Support Sledge

General Data

Tech Level: 9
Price: 1.2 MCr
Size: 35 m3
Mass (loaded/unloaded): 36.8 / 30.4

Engineering Data

Power Plant: PT-6/9 gas turbine (1.28 MW), 4 hour duration (1.3 m3 fuel)
Thruster: 128 kN HBT, 4 hour duration (5.12m3 fuel)
Maint: 5

Electronics

Controls: Computer Linked
Computer: 2xTL-9 flight computer (25 kW)
Avionics: Weather radar, FLIR, inertial positioning, 130 km/h NOE
Commo: Radio (30 km; 1 kW)
Sensors: Radar (3 km; 0.5 MW), HRT (30 km; 5 kW)
ECM/ECCM: 10 sensor decoys (5 AEMS, 5 PEMS), Stealth Surface
Life Support Basic (5 m3 supported volume; 1 kW)
Cargo: 7 m3 weapon bay.
Crew: 2 : Pilot and Co-pilot in cramped workstations.
Passengers: None

Armament

Offensive 4x Bofors Orm 4-tube ATGM, GEC Vulcan-III AC, 2x GEC 7.62mm Minigun, 7 m3 weapon bay
Defensive: None
Ammo: None
Fire Control: None
Stabilization: None

Movement

Max Speed: 1313 kph
Travel Move: 3939
Combat Move: 18 NOE 183 High
Endurance: 4 hours
Fuel Capacity: 6.42 m3

Armor

Config: Standard
Suspension: Grav
TF: 20 HF: 20
TS: 20 HS: 20
TR: 20 HR: 20
Deck:20 Belly:20

Notes

Cost includes launchers and guns but not missiles of ammunition. Weapon bay may be fitted with up to 84 Orm packs (10.8 tons, 336 missiles), bomb racks, decoys, etc.



Kviir Gunship Sledge

General Data

Tech Level: 9
Price: 1.8 MCr
Size: 35 m3
Mass (loaded/unloaded): 77.3 / 70.2

Engineering Data

Power Plant: PT-6/9 gas turbine (1.28 MW), 4 hour duration (1.3 m3 fuel)
Thruster: 143 kN HBT, 4 hour duration (5.72m3 fuel)
Maint: 6

Electronics

Controls: Computer Linked
Computer: 2xTL-9 flight computer (25 kW)
Avionics: Weather radar, FLIR, inertial positioning, 130 km/h NOE
Commo: Radio (30 km; 1 kW)
Sensors: Radar (3 km; 0.5 MW), HRT (300 km; 10 kW), Ladar (30 km; 40 kW)
ECM/ECCM: 10 sensor decoys (5 AEMS, 5 PEMS), Stealth Surface
Life Support Basic (5 m3 supported volume; 1 kW)
Cargo: 0 m3
Crew: 2 : Pilot and Co-pilot in cramped workstations.
Passengers: None

Armament

Offensive 8x Bofors Orm 4-tube ATGM, 2x GEC Vulcan-III AC, 2x GEC 7.62mm Minigun
Defensive: None
Ammo: None
Fire Control: None
Stabilization: None

Movement

Max Speed: 1388 kph
Travel Move: 4164
Combat Move: 18 NOE 193 High
Endurance: 4 hours
Fuel Capacity: 7.02 m3

Armor

Config: Standard
Suspension: Grav
TF: 70 HF: 70
TS: 70 HS: 70
TR: 70 HR: 70
Deck:70 Belly:70

Notes

Cost includes launchers and guns but not missiles of ammunition. 74 kW power surplus


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