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Gaust Light Battle Tank Model-51C
Production information
Class

Light Tank

Technical specifications
Armour

Several layers of Titanium and ceramic armour, support by kinetic and heat absorbing layers, resin bonded to uranium mesh inserts

Sensor Systems
  • LIDAR
Countermeasures
  • Smoke Launchers
  • Point Defence Laser
Armament
  • Variable
Crew
  • Driver
  • Gunner
  • Secondary Gunner
  • Two Sponson Gunners
  • Commander
Usage
Era(s)

Necros War

Affiliation

Machina

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"They claim this is a light tank, but the familiarities to the Scorpion are too strong"
―Major Jennifer Hensly


The Gaust Light Battle Tank Model-51C, more commonly known as the Invader, is a light (at least for the Machina) tank that serves purpose of line bolstering, escort and heavy recon. The layout consists of a turret, Gunner's hatch and two Sponson positions. Its aramment is variable, allowing it to pursue multiple functions. The vehicle has a unusually large crew but operates extremely effeciently. The driver and Commander are located at the front of the vehicle, with the commander having access to numerous caommand systems and his own digital periscope while the gunner sits under the turret and operates it remotely, using a camera linked to the main gun and a secondary camera with 360 view. A secondary gunner sits in the turret, operating the pintle mounted weapon and serves as mechanic for the gun. In the hull, on each side of the gunner, the sponson gunners remotely operate ither weapons via cameras and motion detectors.

Modular Sections

  • Turret
    • Dual Lance Weapon: Two Lance Cannons can crack open enemy tanks
    • 40mm Autocannon: A Powerful cannon that can deal with infantry and light armour incredibly easily
    • Dual Rotary Cannons: A pair of guns that allow it to deliver enough fire to pin down a whole company.
  • Turret Secondary Position: The turret mounts a secondary mounting for a support system
    • Remote Operated TOW: Gives the Commander the ability to reach out and 'touch' a tank.
    • Sat Uplink: Allows the tank to use satillite Communication
    • Search Light: Turreted Search Light to scan the darkness for enemies, but makes the tank vulnerable to attack.
  • Sponsons: Two Sponsons, one on each side, can mount a heavy weapon
    • Heavy Machine gun: Firing 1 cal rounds, these can take infantry and light vehicles apart
    • Lance: A single Lance weapon that can tear open enemy vehicles
    • Flame Projectors: A weapon that delivers a torrent of napalm to the battlefield.
  • Secondary Gunner Hatch: Despite the armament of the tank, it has close blind spots which can be covered by a good deal of heavy fire power
    • Pintle Mounted Heavy Storm Rifle: A Pintle Mounted Gun with optional gunshield, which offers protection and the reduction of visibility. Useful for close-medium defence against infantry.
    • Pintle Mounted Fusion Cannon: A Pintle Mounted gun with optional gunshield, which offers protection and the reduction of visibility. Useful for incredibly close range defence against armoured vehicles
    • Pintle Mounted Flame Projector: A Pintle Mounted gun with optional gunshield, which offers protection and the reduction of visibility. Useful for close defence against infantry
  • Other
    • Extra Armour: The Tank can be outfitted with heavy, performance reducing Kregior made Armoured plates
    • Ballistic Armour: The Tank can be outfitted with Gaust made None Explosive Reactive Armour that can give the tank a even more formidable vehicle against shaped charged weapons.
    • Dozer Blade: A Dozer blade for shifting rubble
    • Mineplow: A Mine plow for moving through mined territory

Popular Variants

  • Destroyer Invader: Mounting a Autocannon and Heavy Machine Guns, it packs a fair and balanced punch
  • Annihilator Invader: Dedicated to Tank hunting, this vehicle possess only Lance Weapons.
  • Ripper Invader: With Flamers and Rotary Cannons, this tank is deadly in urban and close quaters scenarios.

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Gallery

Vehicles of the Machina during the Necros War

Tanks

Knight MBT | Pulveriser ISV | Paladin HBT | Invader LBT | Shredder ULT

Support Vehicles

Arrestor SPHAAAV | Hammer SPMAV | Instigator SPATV | Scattershot SPRAV | Onslaught SPAAV | Intimidator SPAAAV | Law Bringer CV

Light Vehicles

Skirmisher ATAV | Ranger LRV

Armoured Personel Carriers

Bastion APC | Crusader IFV | Resistance APC | Audacious HIFV

Super Heavy Units

Champion SHCV | Colossus SHBT | Anvil SHST

Exoskeletons

Pretender EAS | Misanthrope LBW | Goliath HBW

Aquatic Vehicles

Quickstrike-class Patrol Boat | Prowl-class Hovercraft | Bludgeon-class Battleship | Tidal Wave-class Aircraft Carrier | Hellscream-class Submarine

Dropships

Savage Dropship | Jetstorm Dropship | Jetfire Dropship | Warlord Dropship | Avenger Dropship

Attack VTOLs

Blitz Wing Gunship

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