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Name/Model:         Pollux ADA Heavy Tank SLDFr
Designer:           Dr. B, Banzai
Source(s):          Custom Mordel.Net Units
Technology:         Inner Sphere
Technology Rating:  E
Tonnage:            75
Role:               Missile Boat
Configuration:      Combat Vehicle
Era/Year:           Star League / 2780
Rules (Current):    Advanced
Rules (Era):        Advanced
Rules (Year):       Advanced
Total Cost:         7,586,250 C-Bills
Battle Value:       965

Movement Type:        Tracked
Power Plant:          150 XL
Cruising Speed:       21.6 kph  
Maximum Speed:        32.4 kph  
Armor:                Grumman-5 Ferro-Fibrous Ferro-Fibrous with CASE
    1 Gauss Rifle
    1 Sniper
    2 Medium Pulse Lasers
    1 Anti-Missile System
Manufacturer:         Unknown
    Primary Factory:  Unknown
Communications:       QingShi CommStar 7 with Guardian ECM Suite
Targeting & Tracking: Sylix Systems GSL “Evil Eye” series II

    The Star League’s deployment of the Space Defense System
    within the Terran Hegemony prompted the design and construction
    of numerous related weapon and sensor systems The SDS was
    more than just a space-based system, and included a vast number
    of ground-based batteries, sensors and communications nodes,
    each of which would need to be protected from a wide variety of
    potential threats, especially those posed by enemy fighters and
    assault ships
    Hadley, Incorporated won the SLDF contract to build
    automated air defense turrets for ground-based SDS batteries,
    but after the governments of dozens of Hegemony worlds left
    unprotected by the SDS complained, soon won a second contract
    to produce a dedicated air defense artillery (ADA) tank for the SLDF
    First Lord Jonathan Cameron appeased the masses by pledging to
    assign batteries of these ADA tanks to each Hegemony world, in the
    process providing the SLDF the dedicated anti-aircraft platform it
    had sought since the Reunification War

    Hadley was already building the GAD-14 automatic air defense
    turret by the hundreds when the SLDF approached its board with
    Cameron’s follow-on request It was a possibility the company
    couldn’t pass up, even if it didn’t have experience in building
    vehicles It turned to General Motors, one of the largest combat
    vehicle manufacturers in the Inner Sphere, to develop and build
    this new tank’s chassis while its own engineers focused on adapting
    the GAD-14 turret for a crewed tank
    The GAD-14 mounted two primary weapons: a Sniper tube
    artillery gun modified to fire specialized flak ammunition as well
    as an LB 10-X autocannon, allowing each turret to engage airborne
    targets as well as make indirect and direct attacks against groundbased
    targets Additional lasers and machine guns provided for
    heavy point-blank defensive fire from these turrets While the GAD-14 could not be easily
    mounted to a tank,
    Hadley’s designers used it as a basis They reduced the size of the
    turret, retained the dual Sniper/LB-X autocannon configuration,
    though in the process modifying both guns—especially the long
    Sniper gun—and their mounts to allow for the best possible elevation
    The automatic loading mechanisms were drastically modified to fit
    within the turret and to provide crew controls and access, while a
    single medium laser was mounted for close-range defense
    Hadley’s engineers had to go one step further and attach
    a sensor pod, as this new tank would not be able to pull sensor
    feeds from the SDS networks They evaluated a number of different
    systems, including the famed Garrett systems, but ultimately chose
    Sylix Systems after failing to secure the Garret system After several
    years of work, Sylix delivered the “Evil Eye” system that could
    simultaneously track and engage scores of airborne or groundbased
    targets with tremendous precision
    General Motors provided a number of different chassis options to
    Hadley, which settled on one equipped with a 225-rated fusion engine
    The tank would provide a total of six tons of ammunition storage for
    the two main guns, as well as a front-mounted Starflash Plus small
    pulse laser for close-in defense The completed Pollux Air Defense
    Artillery tank mounted a total of six tons of ferro-fibrous armor

    As soon as it began receiving Pollux ADA tanks in the
    early twenty-eighth century, the SLDF quietly assigned them
    on a 50/50 basis to existing SLDF ADA units as well as to newly
    forming planetary ADA batteries The SLDF managed to obscure
    this fact from the Hegemony government for years by publicizing
    the delivery of a handful to a world, immediately followed by
    prominent training exercises featuring the garrison Polluxes
    operating side-by-side with regular army units This shell game
    ended in 2718 when Commanding General Fredasa was called out
    on the practice by the governor of Ankaa, herself a former SLDF
    regular and reserve officer
    The bulk of Pollux ADA tanks produced for the next two decades
    were delivered to the garrisons, with the SLDF itself receiving
    relatively few, after which annual purchases were reduced to minimal
    levels In the years leading up to the Periphery Uprising, however,
    General Kerensky quietly transferred many of the ADA tanks, and
    even whole batteries, into the regular army, where they were used
    extensively in the Periphery before returning home—to do battle
    against the invader they were designed to defend against

Equipment                                                             Mass                      
Internal Structure:                          Standard                  7.50                     
Engine:                                       150 XL                   4.50                     
    Cruising MP:                                2                                               
    Flanking MP:                                3                                               
Heat Sinks (Single):                            10                     0.00                     
Control Equipment:                                                     4.00                     
Lift Equipment:                                                        0.00                     
Power Amplifier:                                                       0.00                     
Turret:                                                                4.00                     
Armor Factor:                                  116                     6.50                     
    Type:                                 Ferro-Fibrous                                         

    Front:                                      30                                              
    R/L Side:                                   23                                              
    Rear:                                       17                                              
    Turret:                                     23                                              

Weapons and Ammo                                            Location              Tonnage       
Guardian ECM Suite                                            Front                1.50         
Medium Pulse Laser                                            Front                2.00         
Anti-Missile System                                          Turret                0.50         
Gauss Rifle                                                  Turret                15.00        
Medium Pulse Laser                                           Turret                2.00         
Sniper                                                       Turret                20.00        
Anti-Missile System (Ammo 24)                                 Body                 2.00         
CASE                                                          Body                 0.50         
Gauss Rifle (Ammo 16)                                         Body                 2.00         
Sniper (Ammo 10)                                              Body                 1.00         
Sniper (Ammo 10) [Fuel-Air]                                   Body                 1.00         
Sniper (Ammo 10) [Thunder]                                    Body                 1.00         

Alpha Strike Statistics                                                    
Point Value (PV): 41
TP: CV,  SZ: 3,  TMM: 0,  MV: 4"t
Damage: (S) 3 / (M) 3 / (L) 2
Armor (A): 4,  Structure (S): 4
Specials: AMS, ARTS-1, CASE, ECM, SRCH, TUR(2/3/2, AMS, ARTS-1)