|Manufacturer:||Icarus Industries, Terra|
|Dimensions||Hull: length 9.m; width 4.1m; height (to top of turret) 3.2m|
|Power Source:||Fusion Bottle|
|Propulsion:||8 fans feeding into steel plenum chamber|
|Max Lift:||0.5 metre|
||Main Gun: 20cm Powergun
Secondary Weapon: 2cm Tri-barrel Powergun; Ground penetrator rockets
|Defensive Systems:||Anti Buzz Bomb strip Mines; Mine-clearing net launcher|
|Artificial Intelligence computer suite rating||Very High|
|In use with:||Hammer's Slammers|
Icarus Industries, of Hamburg, Terra, make the most powerful tank in
use in state armies or mercenary companies. They have the best combination
of speed, armour and firepower available anywhere and are much sought
after by those organisations that can afford to use them. Organisations
like the Slammers.
|The Tank's Main gun is a short barrelled (3m long) 20cm Powergun - although not a 'gatling', otherwise like the cupola mounted weapon but on a bigger scale: The Tank carries around 800 rounds for the main gun, with 20 rounds of main ammo in a 'ready bin'. These 20 rounds can be fired in as many seconds but if this rate of fire is kept up, barrel damage is likely to occur.|
|This weapon is highly effective against armour, and - as the plasma 'bolt' explodes on impact - is effective against most other targets, however it is not so effective against bunkers and other 'dug in' targets as it has limited penetration: it tends to explode on the first thing it hits and so the 20 shot magazine is used to fast fire the weapon at targets with some 'cover' to eat away at the defences.|
|The main Power Gun has a very
flat trajectory and the range of this weapon is only limited by line of
site. Under control from central it can be used to take out satellites in
The tanks are powered by a fusion power plant at the hull rear which lifts its 170 tonnes mass on eight armoured fans (hence the name 'Blowers') with shielded intakes in the upper hull. Speeds of up to 120 kph can be achieved on paved surfaces.
Tanks hover only centimetres above the terrain using 'ground effect' but are too heavy to cross open water. They are defended against infantry close assault and 'Buzz-bombs' - hand held RPG style weapons fired from close range - by strips of explosive armour - rather like 'claymores' (the mines, not the swords) - which can be set off automatically by radar or by command from the crew, and are positioned along the sides of the vehicle at waist height.
The 'Blower' - as used by Hammer's Slammers - is the best tank available anywhere.
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