P6 "Liberte" APC
|Dimensions||Hull: length 4.1m; width 3.0m; height 3.8m|
|Power Source:||Gas Turbine|
|Propulsion:||6 wheel drive on punctureless tyres|
|Crew:||2 (+4 person Infantry squad)|
|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|
|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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