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Intent: To create a long-range delivery system for the CIS
Development Thread: No (upon request)
Manufacturer: Stargo Enterprises
Model: LRDS-01 “Unseen” Artillery Walker
Affiliation: Confederacy of Independent Systems
Modularity: Can fire many varieties of shells
Production: Mass Produced
The Long Range Delivery System 01 “Unseen” Artillery walker is an attempt from the CIS to build an artillery walker for ground engagements. This walker was created to sit far off from the field of battle and rain fire down on enemy positions. The system is relatively simple, using a railgun firing system with rocket powered artillery shells for a maximum range that can be used for fire and forget, line of sight, fire support or orbital defense.
Due to the role of the weapon, it has an extremely thin layer of durasteel plating and relies mostly on strong ray shielding and EMP counter measures for protection. What it lacks in defense, it makes up for with powerful punch and an unrivaled range in the world of artillery. The walker has hydraulic powered legs that can burry deep into strong and soft surfaces so that the platform is stable while firing.
When using shells meant for ground based targets, the artillery weapon has a maximum range of 600 miles, that usually requires a spottor or solid coordinates to be made effective. While this range is fantastic, the farther out the target is the harder it becomes to hit mobile units. The minimum range for the weapon is 3 miles while the effective range for mobile targets is around 30 miles. After this 30 mile mark, it becomes increasingly more difficult to hit mobile targets with precision weaponry. Otherwise, structures and hard targets are easy kills for the artillery weapons as long as they aren’t intercepted along their flight path.
At any range under 30 miles, the delivery time for the weapon is 10 seconds. However, for a target at 30 miles the time increases to 15 seconds and an extra 5 seconds for every additional 10 miles. At this ratio, a target at 600 miles would have a delivery time of 1 minute and 50 seconds. A slow moving target may still be vulnerable to a precision strike, thanks to the ability for the shells to change direction in flight. However, the shells are only able to change direction in flight if they are guided by a laser painting of the
target (either by ground, space or air assets).
The weapon is solar powered, allowing it to fire continuously until its physical ammunition is exhausted. Each platform can carry 60 standard shells (Low explosive, high explosive, incendiary, bunker buster etc) with secondary holding bay for 10 additional “special impact shells” (biological, EMP, ion, etc). This weapon can have a devastating effect on the battlefield, but without any other weapons aside from the rail gun and virtually no protection aside from ray shields and particle shields, this weapon Is vulnerable unless protected by adequate AA and ground defense assets.
Role: Artillery Weapon
Height: 12 meters (with Barrel at full extension)
Length: 18 meters
Width: 24 meters
Weight: 18,568 kilograms
Top Speed: 60 km/h
- Long bore, railgun artillery cannon
Cargo Capacity: 500 kilograms
Full spectrum sensor package
Multiple laser targeting systems
Command and control module