M1E9 Razor Back Arrow Polizei Long Fang Abrams

Country of Origin: Banzaidyne Custom Works
Image by Jason English, miniature by Dragon; click on image to display larger version

Type: Special-duty main battle tank (prototype) Manufacturer: General Dynamics Land Systems Division; modifications by Banzaidyne Custom Works
Armor Material: "Chobham" armor with depleted uranium inserts Armor Thickness: Equivalent to 600mm of armor-grade steel (more on some faces)
Height: 2.89 m Length: 9.83 m
Weight: 70,800 kg Maximum Speed: 72 kph on-road
Powerplant: Avco-Lycoming-Banzaidyne AGT-1500E multifuel turbine Horsepower: 1500 shp

Size: 14 Total Actions: 3

Name Code Arc S M L EX Acc FC Dam Qty ROF Special Ammo
M256 120mm/46-cal smoothbore cannon MTC (see
New Weapons)
T 7 14 28 56 0 +1 x25 1 0 HEAT 20
M256 120mm/46-cal smoothbore cannon MTC (see
New Weapons)
T 7 14 28 56 0 +1 x25 1 0 Armor-Piercing, -1 DM / range band 20
Commander's M2HB .50 caliber heavy machinegun HMG T Pintle 1 2 4 8 0 0 x4 1 +3 Anti-Inf 1000
Loader's MAG 7.62mm machinegun LMG T Pintle 1 2 4 8 0 0 x3 1 +4 Anti-Inf 5700
Coaxial MAG 7.62mm machinegun LMG T 1 2 4 8 0 +1 x3 1 +4 Anti-Inf 5700
M29A5 81mm mortar LFM T 4 8 16 32 -1 +1 x15 1 0 Ind Fire, AE0, Min Range 4 16
Hammerstrike-II missile launcher AGM T 3 6 12 24 +1 +1 x15 1 0 Guided, Ind Fire 4

Primary Movement: Ground 4/8 (48 kph) Secondary Movement: N/A
Maneuver: -2 Armor: 25 / 50 / 75

Crew: 4 (Driver, Commander, Gunner, Loader) Deployment Range: 400 km
Sensors: +1 / 3 km Communications: +1 / 20 km
Perks: Ammo/Fuel Containment System, Backup Communications, Backup Fire Control, Backup Sensors, HEAT Resistant Armor (Rating 3), Loudspeakers (powerful, AUX), Ram Plate (Front Arc), Reinforced Armor (Front Arc, Rating 8), Smoke Launchers (12 shots, AUX), Urban Friendly Flaws: Traceable Emissions (Rating 1)
Defects: None Lemon Dice: 4

The M1E9 RBAPLF Abrams was developed by BCW in TN 1933, in response to a call from a Mekong Peacekeeper unit near Olduvai for a heavily-armored multipurpose tank*. Banzaidyne has had considerable success with their reproductions of the 20th-century M1A2 Abrams main battle tank, currently in service with the Coronado Defense Forces' 23rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, and BCW used this proven design as the basis for this project.

The fitting of a large ram plate to the front of the tank body and the necessary strengthening of the chassis were the only changes to the tank's hull. The turret, however, was substantially modified. To make room for the additional weapons, the standard smoke launchers were moved forward to the turret front, and the storage bustles on the turret sides were replaced with weapon/ammunition compartments. A autoloading M29A5 81mm mortar is fitted to the left of the turret, while a four-tube box launcher for Hammerstrike-II antiarmor missiles is fitted on the right. These modifications give the M1E9's turret a boxy, brutish appearance.

Field trials were conducted by the Olduvai Precinct of the Mekong Peackeepers between 38 Summer TN 1933 and 9 Summer TN 1934. The Peacekeepers were quite pleased with the design overall, but did ask for some modifications. (See the entry for the M1A9 Razor Back Stinger Polizei Long Fang Abrams for more information.)

* Insert jokes about "Dominion Tank Police" here. -Ed.

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