After the moderate success of their T29 battle tank design, Feleini-Arat
RepulsorMotors went out on a limb and invested the marginal profits made
by the T29 into designing a new, more powerful battle tank. The risk
they made proved to be well worth it. After two full years of design
work, Feleini-Arat unveiled the T30 siege tank.
The T30 siege tank was designed for a single purpose, heavy bombardment
during sieges of enemy bunkers, cities and other large-scale targets.
The T30 made Feleini-Arat billions in credits during the opening stages
of the Clone Wars alone, the design had proven itself impressive during
demonstrations to the Republic.
The T30 siege tank itself is a rather unique and complicated design. It
operates in two completely different modes, a tank mode and a siege mode.
While in tank mode the siege tank operates like any other standard ground
tank (the T30 is not a repulsorlift equipped vehicle) and utilizes a
large double blaster cannon as its main weapon for use against other
vehicles - infantry escort is typically required for antipersonnel work.
What makes it unique in nature is when it operates in siege mode. In siege
mode the tank lowers three braces to steady the tank from the kick of the
massive "shock" cannon. The cannon itself "transforms" from the double
blaster cannon turret and engine power is diverted away from the engines -
mainly because the tank does not move in siege mode - and rerouted into the
extensive power couplings of the shock cannon.
The shock cannon features a highly advanced targeting and fire control
system which can score a direct hit on a single soldier at medium range
with little to no difficulty. Even in moderately sized groups, the siege
tanks can massacre entire regiments of troops from a distance. Working
in conjunction with air reconnaissance units as well as infantry support,
the tanks were perhaps one of the most effective weapons of the era.
Craft: Feleini-Arat RepulsorMotors T30 Siege Tank
Class: Speeder [Ground]
Size: Garguantuan (13.2 m long)
Cargo Capacity: 100 kg
Speed: 55 m
Max Velocity: 160 km/h
Cost: Not available for sale
Crew: 1 (Normal +2)
Initiative: -2 (-4 size, +2 crew)
Maneuver: -2 (-4 size, +2 crew)
Defense: +16* (-4 size, +10 armor)
Shield Points: 0
Hull Points: 60 (DR 10)
*Provides full cover to crew.
Double Blaster Cannon (only in tank mode)
Fire Arc: Turret
Attack Bonus: -2 (-4 size, +2 fire control)
Range Increments: 90 m
"Shock" Cannon (only in siege mode)
Fire Arc: Turret
Attack Bonus: -1 (-4 size, +3 fire control)
Range Increments: 350 m (6 m)
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