When the Palvar Defense Force examined the success of the compact assault
vehicle, or CAV, in the Imperial Army, it knew that they needed a similar
vehicle to supplement their armor units.
When the PDF contracted Kashan Industries to manufacture CAVs they still
weren't fully decided upon whether or not to make it a repulsorlift or a
treaded vehicle. Kashan Industries offered up a compromise that just might
revolutionize ground vehicles across the galaxy. A repulsorlift ground
The CAV-A1 is a light-weight, maneuverable vehicle that packs the punch of
some light repulsortanks. It is typically deployed to tank regiments in
fairly large numbers to supplement light to heavy repulsortanks on the
battlefield, however, there is at least one dedicated CAV regiment in the
The CAV-A1 is unique in that it is a ground vehicle boasting a repulsorlift
generator. The repulsorlift only has the power to function for a few seconds
before needing recharged, but this is often more than enough time to clear
obstacles that might have otherwise prevented the CAV from passing.
The CAV-A1 has an extremely limited arsenal that incorporates only a single
forward firing heavy laser cannon intended for use against other light to
medium ground vehicles.
Craft: Kashan Industries CAV-A1
Class: Speeder [Ground]
Size: Huge (5.62 m long)
Cargo Capacity: 70 kg
Speed: 90 m
Max Velocity: 260 km/h
Cost: 31,400 (new)
Crew: 1 (Skilled +4)
Initiative: +2 (-2 size, +4 crew)
Maneuver: +2 (-2 size, +4 crew)
Defense: 13* (-2 size, +5 armor)
Shield Points: 0
Hull Points: 30 (DR 5)
*Provides full cover to crew.
Medium Laser Cannon
Fire Arc: Front
Attack Bonus: +2 (-2 size, +2 crew, +2 fire control)
Range Increments: 150 m
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