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HCVw A9 Turbo Tank

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Craft: Kuat Drive Yards’ HCVw A9 Turbo Tank
Type: Armored Fighting Vehicle
Scale: Walker
Length: 25 meters
Skill: Ground vehicle operation: Juggernaut
Crew: 12; gunners: 5
Crew Skill: Ground vehicle operation 4D+2, missile weapons 4D, vehicle blasters 4D+1
Passengers: 125  (depending on configuration)
Cargo Capacity: 0.75 metric tons
Cover: Full
Cost: 180,000 Credits
Maneuverability: 1D
Move: 35; 125 kmh, slows to 8; 25 kmh when turning
Body Strength: 5D
Weapons:
Dorsal turret-mounted rapid-fire rotary laser cannon
Fire Arc: Turret
Crew: 1
Skill: Vehicle blasters
Fire Control: 2D
Range: 50-150/300/1 Km
Damage: 3D

2 Forward turret-mounted twin heavy repeating blasters
Fire Arc: Turret
Crew: 1
Skill: Vehicle blasters
Fire Control: 1D
Range: 50-250/750/1.5 Km
Damage: 5D

4 Twin Heavy Repeating Blasters (optional)
Fire Arc: Front
Crew: 4
Scale: Walker
Skill: Vehicle blasters
Fire Control: 1D
Range: 10-50/100/200
Damage: 5D

2 Retractable Missile Launchers
Fire Arc: Forward
Crew: 1
Skill: Missile weapons
Fire Control: 1D
Range: 50-100/250/500
Damage: 8D+1

Background: The HCVw A9 turbo tank was a model of large, ten-wheeled tank used by the Galactic Empire. Part of Kuat Drive Yards’ line of armored, wheeled combat vehicles, it acted as a troop carrier and transport.

The HCVw A9 turbo tank was part of a line of wheeled armored tanks manufactured by Kuat Drive Yards, including its larger predecessor, the HAVw A6 Juggernaut, which the Grand Army of the Republic used during the Clone Wars. It was designed primarily as an infantry fighting vehicle meant to carry troops into battle and protect them once deployed.

Featuring lighter armament and armor than other turbo tanks, the HCVw A9 compensated with its higher speed and a hull optimized for deflecting energy bolts. Despite this design, it could crush through fortifications and withstand direct hits from light vehicle-launched projectiles. Structurally, it was divided into two sections; the large cargo area—which could be configured to hold either troops or prisoners—was connected to the command deck by a flexible, reinforced joint.

For weaponry, it boasted a pair of turret-mounted heavy repeating blasters for anti-personnel use and dorsal rapid-fire rotary laser cannon turrets for anti-aerial and anti-missile use. The vehicles optionally had four forward-mounted rapid-fire blasters and two retracting multi-tube guided missile launchers. HCVw A9s were rarely deployed alone and instead played supporting roles in larger armored formations alongside Juggernauts, walkers, and other fast assault vehicles.

Appearances: The Bad Batch

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