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CrAB - Crewed Assault Battery

Vehicles

Vehicle Name
CrAB - Crewed Assault Battery
Vehicle Type
LRV-16 'Gazelle' Light-Reconnaissance Vehicle
Vehicle Height
2.88m (9.44ft)
Vehicle Length
6.55m (21.48ft)
Vehicle Width
2.5m (8.2ft)
Vehicle Weight
17,500kg (38,500lb)
Vehicle Speed
32kmh (20mph)
Vehicle Powerplant
LL1-V(c) Vehicular version of the Exile Standing-wave turbine system
Vehicle Range
450km (281miles)
Vehicle Crew
4 (1 x Driver, 1 x Commander/Radio Op, 1 x Gunner, 1 x Loader
Vehicle Passengers
4
Vehicle Armament
Vehicle Description

LRV-16 - Gazelle - Crewed Assault Battery (CrAB)

Buoyed by the new discoveries made whilst re-engineering the captured Exile vehicles, American scientists and engineers set about trying to improve upon the design of the Goliath Field-Walker. They were to meet initially with failure, but after a complete redesign and simplification of the initial prototypes, they were to arrive at a very capable vehicle.

Heavenfield -- CrAB

Moving away from the bipedal concept, the Americans created a four-limbed gun carriage, but initial problems in the weight of the power-plant led to a significant scaling down of the vehicle. Arms and armour were reduced, the turret now housing a 30mm short-pulse energy cannon. A new role, away from the heavy, front-line unit needed to be found, and the Crewed Assault Battery (or CrAB as it became affectionately known) was re-designated as the LRV-16 ‘Gazelle’ Light Reconnaissance Vehicle. This was a role that it fitted admirably, being light and manoeuvrable, but still able to lend fire support when needed.

Heavenfield -- CrAB

Although a long time in development, the Gazelle has become a fine addition to the US Military fighting units.

Heavenfield -- CrAB

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