Kelvini Republic Surface Main Mmodel 9, version 1: The Beast Main Battle Tank
About this creation
-cost: Š821,000 pistoolas per unit (approx. $908,000 USD)
-power: 8.1 liter 4-rotor SCORE internal combustion engine, tuned to run on regular gasoline, but will run acceptably on almost any combustible liquid (note: Kelvini-Republic Arms cautions against using high-volatility fuels, and will not be held responsible for damages or loss of life as a result of experimentation using such fuels)
-fuel capacity: the beast carries enough fuel (assuming ordinary gasoline) for 17 hours of normal operation.
-maneuverability: the beast rides on 8 heavy tires. top speed over paved surfaces is approximately 100 km/h. overunpaved, hard surfaces there is a negligible reduction in speed, provided the surface is relatively free of large debris. the beast can climb a 55 degree slope with ease, and has a fording depth of approximately 2 meters. over soft terrain (sand, snow, mud, etc.), the beast's top speed is reduced to approximately 73 km/h.
-armament: 110mm auto-loading direct-fire cannon (x2)
-Rate of Fire: 3 rounds per 10 seconds (36 rounds per minute, both barrels)
-Magazine: The Beast can carry 204 rounds of either standard HE-110 ammunition, or EI (Explosive-Incendiary) rounds, or 90 DSAP (Discarding Sabot, Armor Piercing) "Tank Killer" rounds, or any combined load thereof.
-armor: 6" hardened steel overall, 3" additional steel around vital components, driver, and throughout turret body
-sensors: basic optical, NV, and IR systems, laser rangefinding, medium-range scrambled communications for Command and Control, and reception of remote target data for BLOS (Beyond Line-Of-Sight) firing
-crew: 2: driver and gunner.
The Beast is the Kelvini Main Battle Tank, designed to close with enemy armor and eliminate the target from medium range. note that the beast CAN fire while in motion, and do so with reasonable accuracy.
The MC-110-B "Longbore" main gun uses a floating barrel system similar to the Hekash, and a breech-flush venting system to clear combustion gasses from the firing chamber as soon as the projectile is clear of the barrel (the vents for this system can be seen on either side of the turret). expended shells are automatically extracted from the breech and stored in a compartment below the turret and in front of the magazine.