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Name/Model:         Vector Combat Support VTOL SLDF (Scout)
Designer:           Dr. B, Banzai
Source(s):          Custom Mordel.Net Units
Technology:         Inner Sphere
Technology Rating:  E
Tonnage:            22
Role:               Striker
Configuration:      Combat Vehicle
Era/Year:           Star League / 2708
Rules (Current):    Standard
Rules (Era):        Standard
Rules (Year):       Standard
Total Cost:         1,114,897 C-Bills
Battle Value:       394

Movement Type:        VTOL
Power Plant:          LTV 125 Fusion 125 
Cruising Speed:       129.6 kph 
Maximum Speed:        194.4 kph 
Armor:                Mitchell Argon Ferro-Fibrous Ferro-Fibrous
    1 Medium Laser
    2 Machine Guns
Manufacturer:         Unknown
    Primary Factory:  Unknown
Communications:       IrComm ICM-3200b
Targeting & Tracking: Garret D6a II with Beagle Active Probe

    In 2708 the SLDF released a request for proposals for the “nextgeneration
    combat support VTOL” Unfortunately, the hundreds of
    different bureaucrats, politicians and generals involved in drafting
    its requirements created a dizzying array of mutually exclusive
    and contradictory specifications that only resulted in a series of
    submissions that could never pass muster and were summarily
    rejected That RFP languished for more than two decades until
    Commanding General Rebecca Fetladral’s office reissued the RFP,
    this time with a more realistic series of requirements compiled by
    Major General Aleksandr Kerensky Fourteen months later, General
    Motors’ Vector won the competition

    The Vector project was intended as a state-of-the-art combat
    VTOL and to simplify the SLDF’s logistics Design requirements
    called for three main configurations, each filling a different role
    (and taking the place of one or more VTOLs already in service with
    the SLDF) but sharing a common supply chain Moreover, by using
    a more expensive fusion engine and array of energy weapons at
    the outset, designers negated the need for a constant source of
    petrochemical fuels and ammunition
    All configurations were built around the same airframe, a highly
    maneuverable and speedy craft that easily could dodge most enemy
    fire directed its way while dashing into and out of target zones The
    Vector sported three and a half tons of ferro-fibrous armor, arrayed so
    that it could survive a direct hit from the front delivered by almost any
    weapon on the battlefield and still carry out its mission Its central bay
    housed the mission-critical equipment (or cargoes), while the Vector’s
    weapons were mounted in a nose fairing and on its short wings
    The primary, and by far most-produced, configuration was a
    dedicated infantry air assault transport This Vector carried a full platoon of infantry as
    well as a relatively heavy arsenal of laser weapons
    The nose-mounted Starflash small pulse laser, which was tied into the
    helmet-mounted sights worn by the pilot and gunner, enabled the
    Vector to lay down suppressive fire against infantry Together with the
    VTOL’s two wing-mounted medium lasers, Vector crews could also
    make directed attacks or strafing runs against massed targets

    Tens of thousands of Vectors were built in the twenty-eighth
    century on three different Hegemony worlds It became the SLDF’s
    standard VTOL combat transport by the middle of the century, with
    every infantry brigade possessing at least one battalion of Vectors (with
    airborne and other specialized formations fielding even more) Vectors
    were typically assigned on a three-to-one basis: three transports for
    every one of a different configuration Of course, in aerial scout and
    attack formations, the other configurations were far more numerous
    The Vector never completely replaced all the specialized
    airframes it was designed to supersede, but with the coming of
    the Periphery Uprising and Amaris Civil War, it more than proved
    its viability time and again Where other craft languished on
    the ground because of the shortage of replacements parts or
    fuel, Vectors continued to fly—often only because another was
    cannibalized for parts The SLDF almost literally flew its Vectors
    to pieces during the long war against Amaris Combat losses,
    combined with the loss of the Vector production lines during
    the war, left few surviving examples afterward, all of which were
    scrapped by the end of the next century

    GM produced three additional Vector configurations for the
    SLDF The first two were dedicated electronics platforms—one
    a scout, the other a dedicated electronic warfare craft—which
    replaced the infantry jumpseats with either a Beagle Active Probe
    (in the Vector Scout) or a Guardian ECM Suite (in the Vector EW)
    Both shared the same primary weapons loadout as the transport,
    adding a small laser to the nose fairing and Target Acquisition
    Gear on a mast-mount Both of these were found in quantity in
    every SLDF division, as was the Attack Vector, which replaced the
    payload with a single nose-mounted medium laser and a pair of
    wing-mounted SRM 4 launchers

Equipment                                                             Mass                      
Internal Structure:                          Standard                  2.50                     
Engine:                                     125 Fusion                 6.00                     
    Cruising MP:                                12                                              
    Flanking MP:                                18                                              
Heat Sinks (Single):                            10                     0.00                     
Control Equipment:                                                     1.50                     
Lift Equipment:                                                        2.50                     
Power Amplifier:                                                       0.00                     
Turret:                                                                0.00                     
Armor Factor:                                   62                     3.50                     
    Type:                                 Ferro-Fibrous                                         

    Front:                                      18                                              
    R/L Side:                                   18                                              
    Rear:                                       6                                               
    Rotor:                                      2                                               

Weapons and Ammo                                            Location              Tonnage       
Beagle Active Probe                                           Front                1.50         
Medium Laser                                                  Front                1.00         
Machine Gun                                                Right Side              0.50         
Machine Gun                                                 Left Side              0.50         
Compartment, Infantry (2 tons)                                Body                 2.00         
Machine Gun (Ammo 100)                                        Body                 0.50         

Alpha Strike Statistics                                                    
Point Value (PV): 24
TP: CV,  SZ: 1,  TMM: 4,  MV: 24"v
Damage: (S) 1 / (M) 1 / (L) 0
Armor (A): 2,  Structure (S): 2
Specials: ATMO, IT2, PRB, RCN, SRCH