Sledgehammer Rocket Tank

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Stats

  • Era: Early Space Era
  • Manufacturer: Norinco
  • Government(s)/Organization(s): China
  • Type: Tank
  • Size: Large
  • Crew: 3
  • Speed: C
    • Ground Speed (Paved): 48.5 mph (78 kph)
    • Ground Speed (Off-Road): 32 mph (51.5 kph)
  • Agility: C
  • Armor: B
  • Endurance: B
  • Weapons:
    • Turret: 2 Standard Missile Launchers (1-8 shots, 32), 1 LMG Turret
  • Defense: Grenade Launcher (1-9 Shots, 8 Max)
  • Sensors: B

History

The Sledgehammer Rocket Tank was designed by the Chinese to replace conventional tank and Anti-aircraft roles by combining them into a single platform. This was had a lot of trade offs, but it did mean that aircraft were much less useful against them than any conventional tank while keeping some of their anti-tank ability themselves. The problem with firing anti-tank missiles at other tanks on the ground is that their range is extremely short and it can be easy to hide in foliage so the Sledgehammer could not lock on.

The Sledgehammer uses 2 standard missile launchers each capable of launching up to 4 missiles at once with enough missiles for four full volleys. It also maintains a turret mounted machinegun for anti-infantry use, this machinegun is operated remotely from inside using a camera system. It has a pair of grenade launch tubes that fire smoke/flare/chaff to deter incoming fire and an advanced active radar/lidar system for tracking targets.

Sledgehammer Rocket Tank

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