Classifications of Ground Vehicles (GVs) of the Rosecordi Defense Force

GVs, Ground Vehicles are types of weapons deployed to the traditional “Ground” or a planetary body. Ground Vehicles include:

  • Mounted Artillery (MA)
  • Personnel Carriers (PCs)
  • Mounted Surface to Air/Space Systems (MSASS)
  • Tanks
    – Main Battle Tanks (MBTs)
    – Mobile Light Tanks (MLTs)
    – Armored Assault Vehicles (AAVs)
    – Armored Recovery Vehicles (ARVs)
  • Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs)
  • Land Mobile Basing System (LMBS)
  • Mounted Radar Systems (MRS)
  • Mobile Missile Launchers (MMLs)
4 Likes

Section One: Mounted Artillery

“God favors the side with the best Artillery”
Napoleon Bonaparte

Artillery comes in lots of forms. Missile Artillery, Conventional Artillery, Nuclear Artillery, they all fit into what the Rosecordi Consider “Mounted Artillery.” Mounted Artillery is anything that can be fit onto a technical vehicle, can be moved around and used. Standardization has lead to a few main examples, though some from the last hundred stardates still exist, and are in service still.

Here are a few Examples:

MRA-39A “Artificer”

Specification Name: Full Track, 90mm Rocket Launcher, Mobile Rocket Artillery Thirty Nine Alfa.

The Mobile Rocket Artillery Thirty Nine Alfa, better known to crews as the Artificer, is a Rocket/Missile Artillery launch system that can launch several variants of missiles, such as the Common Standard Missiles (CSMs), and Firestorm Unguided Missile System (FUMS).

Crew: Five (Commander, Gunner, Driver, Loader 1, Loader 2)

Squadron Size: Three groups of Four (Twelve Total)

Max Speed/Reverse: 120Kph (6 Gears)/40Kph (2 Gears)

Armor:

Frontal: 15mm Light Composite, 10mm Spaced

Side: 15mm Light Composite

Engine Block: 5mm RHA

Turret: N/A

ICAP “Internal Combustion, Armor Piercing”

Specification Name: Full Track, 450mm Rifled, Improved Conventional Artillery Piece

The ICAP, or Improved Conventional Artillery Piece, is a multipurpose Conventional Artillery Piece. It is autoloaded, and is meant for long distance bombardment. It has a sour nickname, that being “Internal Combustion, Armor Piercing.” As this vehicle has the worst air conditioning system in the galaxy, but has the best armor piercing round.

Crew: Three (Commander, Gunner, Driver)

Squadron Size: Three groups of Eight (Twenty-Four Total)

Max Speed/Reverse: 60Kph (3 Gears)/20Kph (1 Gear)

Armor:

Frontal: 15mm RHA, 150mm Composite

Side: 15mm Light Composite, 25mm Track, 250mm ERA (550RHAe CE, 150RHAe KE)

Engine Block: Nonrated

Turret: 45mm CHA, 150mm NERA (15 micron plating)

3 Likes

Section 2: Personnel Carriers

“Unarmored, quick moving, and sure as the Nexus, will be set on fire. Somehow.”
– Governor Krystiria “Longbow” Lightwing, Nexus Territories, on Unarmored Personnel Carriers.

Why add armor to a Personnel Carrier that’s going to stay on a base or on a supercarrier. It’s going to be protected on site. Any Personnel Carrier that has no armor is considered an Unarmored Personnel Carrier, or UPC. Armored Personnel Carriers are battle taxis. Get to the front, drop off troops. Run. Infantry Fighting Vehicles are advanced battle taxis that support infantry. This section will specifically cover UPCs, however there is really only one in service.

WBTV-U “Musical Taxi Service”

Specification Name: Wheeled, 15mm Chaingun, Wheeled Base Transfer Vehicle, Unarmored

The Wheeled Base Transfer Vehicle, Unarmored, commonly referred to as the “Musical Taxi Service” for the boring Elevator style music in the cabin. It can carry 45 Fully Laden Soldiers. This vehicle is primarily used for crew transportation from spacecraft to the barracks.

Crew: Three (Commander, Gunner, Driver)

Squadron Size: N/A

Max Speed/Reverse: 160Kph (8 Gears)/160Kph (8 Gears)

Armor:

Frontal: 2mm CHA, Angled, 4mm RHAe

Side: 2mm CHA, Flat, 1mm RHAe

Back: Nonrated

Turret: Nonrated, Open Top

3 Likes

Section 3: Mounted Surface to Air/Space Systems

“Averting Access, Defying Death.”
– 137th Air/Space Defense Corps, 12th Space Defense Regiment Motto

The motto of the 137th ASDC, 12th Space Defense SDR of the Rosecordi Defense Corps impacts what Mounted Surface to Air/Space Systems are for. Defend the skies of our planets, moons, and stations. Reach out and touch ships that think they are immune to surface fire. Most MSASS assets don’t have armor, but are hidden nigh everywhere. They communicate by satellite and buoys. Flying around on a Rosecordi Planet without destroying MSASS is tantamount to a deathwish.

SA/SMN-87E

Specification Name: Wheeled, Surface to Air/Space Missile Network Eighty Seven Echo, Common Standard Missile Launcher

The Surface to Air/Space Missile Network is a long distance Planetary Standoff Anti Space/Air. It’s primary job is to reach out and touch ships that stray too close to a planet or moon. It uses the Common Standard Missile. It also has an integration system that links to a radar array, taking heat off the SASMN.-87E.

image
SASMN-87E Battery

image
SASMN-87E Launcher

Crew: Four (Commander, Loader 1, Loader 2, Driver)

Squadron Size: Per planet 150, per moon 50

Max Speed/Reverse: 40Kph (2 Gears), 20Kph (1 Gear)

Armor: Nonrated

Armament: 15x CSM (Any Variant), 45x CSM Reserve*

LRSD

Specification Name: Tracked, Long Range Space Defense

The LRSD is literally the definition of reaching out to touch, and destroy ships. Missiles will eventually overwhelm a ships defenses.

image

LR Air/Space Defense Missile Symbol for an LRSD Battery

image
Tracked, LRSD TELAR Launcher

Crew: Twenty-four (Commander, Loader 1-22, Driver)

Squadron Size: Per planet 150, per moon 50

Max Speed/Reverse: 40Kph (2 Gears), 20Kph (1 Gear)

Armor: Nonrated

Armament: 50x CSM (Any Variant), 150x CSM Reserve*

3 Likes

Section 4, Article 1: Main Battle Tanks

“Armor, Mobility, Firepower. Equalized.”
– Motto of the Armor Education School

During ground battles, the team with the better armored systems, will win. Rosecordi Tanks have been designed to fight other tanks. Most are designed around being able to fit into a Nexus Gate, which is around 15x15x15m. Most are full track, have a 145mm gun, and have both passive and Active Protection Systems.

BT-47A “Technical”

Specification Name: Battle Tank, Full Track, 145mm Gun, Variant Alfa

The BT-47A, commonly referred to as the “Technical,” for the amount of annoying technical hardware attached it, leading to whenever it broke down, to be sent back to the factory it was produced from. It has a Passive Protection System, allowing it to see and counter any anti tank guided missiles, laser warning systems for exposure to laser radiation of any kind.

Crew: Four (Commander, Gunner, Loader, Driver)

Squadron Size: Squadrons of 12, Units of Four

Max Speed/Reverse: 80Kph (4 Gears), 40Kph (2 Gears)

Armor:

Frontal Armor: 750mm RHAe + Angling (85 Degrees)

Side Armor: 150mm RHAe

Back Armor: 150mm RHAe

Turret Frontal Armor: 850mm RHAe + Angling (75 Degrees)

Turret Side Armor: 550mm RHAe + Angling (65 Degrees)

Turret Back Armor: 550mm RHAe

Armament: 145mm M-653B Tank Gun (80 Rounds, Blowout Protection) 12.7mm Coax

BT-47B ARCMBT

Specification Name: Battle Tank, Full Track, 145mm Gun, Advanced Rosecordi Main Battle Tank, Variant Bravo

The BT-47B, commonly referred to as the “ARCMBT,” as it’s an advanced version of the BT-47A. It has an Active Protection System, allowing it to see and counter any anti tank guided missiles, laser warning systems for exposure to laser radiation of any kind.

Crew: Four (Commander, Gunner, Loader, Driver)

Squadron Size: Squadrons of 12, Units of Four

Max Speed/Reverse: 80Kph (4 Gears), 40Kph (2 Gears)

Armor:

Active Protection System:

Reaction Time: .01 seconds

Coverage: Full

Charge Count: Twelve at 90 degree increments (3 each)

Frontal Armor: 850mm RHAe + Angling (85 Degrees)

Side Armor: 200mm RHAe

Back Armor: 175mm RHAe

Turret Frontal Armor: 1250mm RHAe + Angling (75 Degrees)

Turret Side Armor: 750mm RHAe + Angling (65 Degrees)

Turret Back Armor: 650mm RHAe

Armament: 145mm M-653B Tank Gun (80 Rounds, Blowout Protection) 12.7mm Coax

2 Likes

Section 4, Article 2: Mobile Light Tanks

“Communication, Firepower, Mobility.”
– 305th Nexus Light Firepower Corp Motto

A company of infantry are bogged down in an assault. They call in fire support to their HQ, and to their relief, they get an MLT to their aid. MLTs are infantry support, able to keep up with the quick pace of advance, and on the go firepower that an IFV or APC can’t provide. Unlike MBTs, most only get Passive Protection as opposed to Hard Kill Systems, to safe on weight. Most weigh 70 Tons, a technical feat in the era of MBTs entering into the range of 200~ tons.

LT-62D “Attache”

Specification Name: Light Tank, Full Track, 120mm Rifled Gun, Variant Delta.

The LT-62 Delta is a small tank, designed for infantry support. It has an auto loaded cannon, reducing crew sizes, and has blowout panels. It features the Cradle Passive Protection System. It is known as the Attache for the amount of attache commanders that have used it before being promoted.

Crew: Three (Commander, Gunner, Driver)

Squadron Size: Squadrons of 15, 5 Teams of Three

Max Speed/Reverse: 80Kph (4 Gears), 80Kph (4 Gears)

Armor:

Frontal Armor: 350mm RHAe + Angling (45 Degrees)

Side Armor: 25mm RHAe (+75mm ERA)

Back Armor: 10mm RHAe (Caging)

Turret Frontal Armor: 250mm RHAe + Angling (55 Degrees)

Turret Side Armor: 150mm RHAe + Angling (35 Degrees)

Turret Back Armor: 150mm RHAe

Armament: 120mm M-298D Autoloaded Rifled Gun (30 Rounds APFSDS + HESH, Blowout Protection) 7.62mm Coax

LT-62E “SUBB”

Specification Name: Light Tank, Full Track, 120mm Rifled Gun, Variant Echo.

The LT-62 Echo is a small tank, designed for infantry support. It has an auto loaded cannon, reducing crew sizes, and has blowout panels. It features the Cradle Passive Protection System. It is known as the SUBB, or Small, Useful, Bunker Buster, to the infantry. Tankers call it Small, Ugly, Brakes Broken.

Crew: Three (Commander, Gunner, Driver)

Squadron Size: Squadrons of 15, 5 Teams of Three

Max Speed/Reverse: 80Kph (4 Gears), 80Kph (4 Gears)

Armor:

Frontal Armor: 350mm RHAe + Angling (45 Degrees)

Side Armor: 25mm RHAe (+75mm ERA)

Back Armor: 10mm RHAe (Caging)

Turret Frontal Armor: 250mm RHAe + Angling (55 Degrees)

Turret Side Armor: 150mm RHAe + Angling (35 Degrees)

Turret Back Armor: 150mm RHAe

Armament: 120mm M-298E Autoloaded Rifled Gun (30 Rounds APFSDS + HESH, Blowout Protection) 7.62mm Coax

2 Likes

Section 4, Article 3: Armored Assault Vehicles

“Yeah, I cleared the house… Off the fucking map.”
– TheRussianBadger

You take the gun of an artillery piece, the armor of tank, and the speed of an APC. You get the AAV. Designed for urban environments when you need that firepower to level a building. They also have Hard Kill and Passive Protection Systems, and better protection on the top, preventing Over Top Attack (OTA) missiles, and ERA for High Explosive Anti Tank rounds.

AAV-1A “Building Leveler”

The AAV-1A is a one of a kind vehicle designed to break hardpoints in enemy defenses, deliver infantry to the frontlines, and provide direct and indirect fire. It is known as the Building Leveler. It has Hard Kill and Passive Protection Systems.

Crew: Six (Commander, Gunner, Loader 1-3, and Driver)

Squadron Size: Integrated with BT-47B units

Max Speed/Reverse: 40 Kph (2 Gears), 20 Kph (1 Gear)

Armor:

Active Protection System:

Reaction Time: .001 seconds

Coverage: Full

Charge Count: 32 at 90 degree increments (8 each)

Frontal Armor: 2250mm RHAe + Angling (80 Degrees)

Side Armor: 25mm RHAe (+775mm ERA)

Back Armor: 10mm RHAe (+100mm ERA)

Turret Frontal Armor: 1550mm RHAe + Angling (55 Degrees)

Turret Side Armor: 1150mm RHAe + Angling (35 Degrees)

Turret Back Armor: 550mm RHAe

Armament: 45cm M-1198D Rifled Gun (100 Rounds HESH + APFSDS, Blowout Protection) 7.62mm Coax, 12.7mm Commander Gun, 7.62mm Loader’s Gun)

2 Likes

Section 4, Article 4: Armored Recovery Vehicles

“Vehicles are never truly destroyed. Just in reduced combat state.”
–Armored Recovery School

Vehicles that are destroyed can be recovered. Having a vehicle tow the vehicle that is destroyed can be fixed, or the materials can be reused. Remember, anything that is military, can be reused.

ARV-96A

The ARV-96A is based off the chassis of the ARCMBT. It has a different turret though. It is used for armored recovery.

Crew: Six (Commander, Mechanics 1-4, and Driver)

Squadron Size: Integrated with BT-47B units

Max Speed/Reverse: 40 Kph (2 Gears), 20 Kph (1 Gear)

Armor:

Active Protection System:

Reaction Time: .001 seconds

Coverage: Full

Charge Count: 32 at 90 degree increments (8 each)

Frontal Armor: 2250mm RHAe + Angling (80 Degrees)

Side Armor: 1225mm RHAe (+775mm ERA)

Back Armor: 1100mm RHAe (+100mm ERA)

Turret Frontal Armor: 1550mm RHAe + Angling (55 Degrees)

Turret Side Armor: 1150mm RHAe + Angling (35 Degrees)

Turret Back Armor: 550mm RHAe

Armament: 12.7mm MG

1 Like

Section 5: Infantry Fighting Vehicles

“Back in my day, we strapped wood to our APCs and called it a day! You’re one lucky son-ofa-gun to be complain’in!”
– Ret. 2nd Lt. Xander Eastwood, on the comfort of IFVs

Infantry Fighting Vehicles should really be called Infantry Support Vehicles, because that’s what they do. An Infantry Fighting Vehicle supports infantry, carrying them into battle, as opposed to dropping them off. Most have light armor that and Passive Protection Systems. Some carry ATGMs, and some carry mortars. Most also have dual purpose guns, for infantry and for starcraft/aircraft.



IFV-154A - Archer Armored Fighting Vehicle

The Archer Armored Fighting Vehicle is an infantry fighting vehicle, designed in Stardate 12-45-136. Designed to carry 6 fully laden soldiers, the AAFV works in groups to carry infantry to a target, provides rapid dismount capability, is protected from any CBRN threats, has a passive protection system, IR smoke grenades, and has a free fire mortar. It is also the first IFV to have S&T radar for the main gun. It has an additional coax.

Crew: Three (Commander, Gunner, Driver)

Squadron Size: Squadrons of 15, 5 Teams of Three

Max Speed/Reverse: 80Kph (4 Gears), 80Kph (4 Gears)

Armor:

Frontal Armor: 450mm RHAe + Angling (55 Degrees)

Side Armor: 150mm RHAe (+75mm ERA)

Back Armor: 0mm RHAe (Caging)

Turret Frontal Armor: 350mm RHAe + Angling (65 Degrees)

Turret Side Armor: 250mm RHAe + Angling (40 Degrees)

Turret Back Armor: 150mm RHAe

Armament: 50mm “Spear” Autocannon (S&TR), (500 Rounds, APDS, HE-FT) 12.7mm Coax, 80mm Mortar (Optional, 20 Rounds, HE-FT)

2 Likes

not canon