AV-12

Category:
transport/conveyance
Description:

Militech HAAV-12 AV-10

Type : Aerodyne
Top speed : 720 km/h
Acc/dcc : 80/80
Crew : 2
Passengers : 8
Range : 1440 km
Cargo : 4 tonnes
Maneuver : +1
SDP : 135 (Body 7)
SP : 45 (Armor 2)
Mass : 9 tons
Cost : 3 million

Militech’s upgraded version of the popular AV-8 assault aerodyne. Armed to the teeth and ready for battle. It contains a big enough hold for a full assault team and their gear and its offensive capabilities ensure they will get in and out safely.

Special Equipment :
Military radio with scrambler, ECM, ECCM, satellite uplink, full visual suite, searchlight, ejection seats, damage control, chaff, anti-laser aerosol, laser detector, 12 hours life support, auto-pilot, navigation systems, cybernetic linkage, military radar, radar detector, laser communicator, chaff and flare dispenser.

Weaponry :
.50 cal gatling and 40 mm auto-GL in chin turret, 24 AAM rockets in rear wing pods, 12 napalm bombs in forward wing

Bio:

AERODYNES Vehicles AV
For sheer tactical versatility, there’s not much that can beat an aerodyne. They can go anywhere that’s above water, they can land in an area twice their size (which is a fairly small area), they can hover and perform all manner of vectored thrust maneuvers, they’re faster than helicopters, and they can carry more armor.
However, there is a down side to AVs. Their mode of transport, vectored thrust from one or two jets, makes them highly vulnerable to heat-seeking missiles, which home in on the heat signatures of the thruster ports. And if they lose thrust, they have no airfoil surfaces to allow them to glide to the ground – an AV without thrust is a rock. In addition, AVs are expensive fuel-hogs.
The advantages of AVs are considered to outweigh the drawbacks. They’re a fixed part of military structures now, same as Hummers and tanks.

AV-12

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