St Chamond Heavy Tank Destroyer
|Manufacturer:||Icarus Industries and FAMH, Terra|
|Dimensions||Hull: length 9.m; width 4.1m; height (to top of hull) 2m|
|Power Source:||Fusion bottle|
|Propulsion:||8 fans feeding into steel plenum chamber|
|Max Lift:||0.5 metres|
||Main Weapon: 15cm Powergun
Secondary Weapon: Flechette MG or 2cm Tri-barrel Powergun; Ground penetrator rockets
|Defensive Systems:||Anti Buzz Bomb strip Mines|
|Artificial Intelligence computer suite rating||Very High|
|In use with:||Baffin's/Broglie's Legion|
|FAMH have worked on the Icarus Industries tank
hull to make this impressive heavy, turret-less tank destroyer.
FAMH had originally planned to fit a larger calibre weapon than the 15cm powergun fitted to the St Chamond.
However even with the anti-mine mortar system removed and the driver's position moved backwards over a metre, space within the hull was so severely restricted that even fitting a 20cm powergun was too tight a squeeze.
| The 15cm weapon is scarcely less powerful than
the 20cm fitted to a turreted “Blower” and so the St Chamond is a popular
vehicle offering a hard to hit, low profile tank destroyer with a massively
armoured hull in a cheaper package than a turreted tank.
|The lack of a turret affects the flexibility of the main weapon but this is largely - though not entirely - negated by the ACV layout (which enables the whole vehicle to be rotated quickly on its air-cushion) and the cupola mounted tri-barrel power gun fitted to later vehicles.|
|Legion Tank Destroyers hulls are usually painted an overall olive green. The St Chamond's crew of two have limited internal stowage space. The Tank's Main gun, a short barrelled (3m long) 15cm Powergun has around 1000 rounds for the main gun, with 30 rounds of main ammo in a 'ready bin'.|
|The 15cm power gun seems particularly susceptible to barrel wear. The hull of the St Chamond is manufactured from cast iridium and the vehicle is powered by a fusion power plant at the hull rear. Command vehicles are externally indistinguishable but carry a third crew member.|
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