P6 "Liberte" APC

The Panhard P6 Liberte
Manufacturer: Panhard, Terra
Mass: 35 tonnes
Dimensions Hull: length 4.1m; width 3.0m; height 3.8m
Armour: Steel/Ceramic composite
Power Source: Gas Turbine
Propulsion: 6 wheel drive on punctureless tyres
Top Speed: 85kph
Amphibious: No
Crew: 2 (+4 person Infantry squad)
Offensive Systems:

Rear view of the Liberte
5cm Powergun

Top view of the Liberte
Defensive Systems: Flechette Machine Gun
Limited capacity, Anti Buzz Bomb strip Mines
Artificial Intelligence computer suite rating Low to Medium
In use with: Compagnie de Barthe, K'hiff militia
Panhard 6 emerges from behind cover
One of this manufacturer's large range of wheel driven 'armoured cars', the Liberte performs the role of both APC and tank destroyer. Unfortunately, it does not succeed well at any of these tasks.

Even though the armour is not thick, internal space is very limited so - alongside the two crew members - there is only space for half an infantry squad. This is because of the large tank turret (as fitted to the Panther tank and bought in from manufacturer Henschel) intrudes somewhat into the main compartment. Furthermore, access and, more specifically, egress for these infantry is restricted and convoluted.

The main weapon - a 5cm High Velocity Power gun - is very effective against a range of targets, though powering it is problematic as the vehicle does not use a fusion bottle. Consequentially, this is armed via ion batteries.

Defence is poor against all but small arms: point defence is limited and local defence uses a Flechette Machine Gun. Armour is thin (except on the turret).

Where the vehicle scores is on value for money: the system delivers a big 'punch' with it's main weapon, fully capable of destroying all but the biggest tanks. The vehicle is quite fast over most terrain and, as one commander said, "when dealing with indigs, it does at least impress the locals…"
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