Vetricon Enterprises was founded by a small group of combat engineers from
Hammer's Slammers. They retired from the mercenary buisness with Colonel
Hammer's blessings and some monetary aid from their contacts in the
fledgeling New Republic. Hammer's Slammers had seen a serious problem
during the war, in getting their hands on serviceable equipment and so
the engineers intended to make the corporation for the purpose of supplying
the Slammers. Once they got rolling thoguh they became a full fledged
corporation selling to whoever pays, but giving the Slammers top priorities
in all things.
Made by Vetricon Enterprises, the Riole-class repulsortank serves as the
backbone of the Hammer's Slammers mercenary group. It is a fairly speedy
and manuverable medium tank with manuvering vanes that direct the thrust
from the 'blowers' which are essentialy extremely powerful fans that blow
the ship while it is lgihtened consdierably by the repulsors. The tank is
fairly well armorued with angled sides very stepe on the sides, and more
shallow on the front and back. The main cannon can swivel 360 degrees on
it's turret and in a cupola next ot it is a tri-barrel repeating blaster
capable of cutting down infantry quickly. The tank is usualy manned by
four people, a pilot,a com expert, a gunner, and a captain. The captian
directs the tank's crew and control the main cannon. Th gunner mans the
tri-barrel repeater, and the pilot is self-explanitory. The com expert
has a pannel of comscanners and receivng equipment as well as a hlemet
with built in com ehadset with over 50 possible tactical frequencies.
they keep track of all the com chatter duirng an oepratio and scan for
enemy signals trying to decode them. The pilot has fairly advanced
sensor and terrain finding equipment as well as gPS and 'dead reckoning'
systems that provide navigational data for the pilot. There are no
viewports or openings for skilled snipers to fire through. However
should those ensors be kncoked out the pilot noly has the dead recknoning
system whcih keeps track of the craft's movements and corresponds it to
the anvigational charts in the computer. This is usualy very acurate,
but pilots generaly prefer to have constant update of information, not
wanting to rely only on the gunner's sights to tell enemy positions and
the terrain ahead. The inside of the tank is very cramped with slanted
walls and a low celing, and it is cosntantly batehd in a red glow with
flickerings of green from the various dispaly pannels.
Model: Vetricon Enterprises Riole-class Medium Tank
Type: medium repulsortank
Skill: Repulsorlift Operation
Crew: 3, gunners:1
Crew Skill: Repulsorlift operation 4D+2, vehicle blasters 4D+1, Communications 5D(Hammer's Slammers crew)
Cargo Capacity: 1 metric ton
Move: 55; 160 kmh
Altitude Range: Ground level - 5 meters
Body: 5D (4D+1 in the back)
Heavy Blaster Cannon
Fire Arc: Turret
Skill: Vehicle Blasters
Fire Control: 2D
Range: 50-450/1.2/3.5 km
Tri-barrel Repeating Blaster
Fire Arc: Turret (in side cupola)
Skill: Vehicle blasters
Fire Rate: 5
Fire Control: 3D
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