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Warthog Assassin
Warthog Assassin RAV
Production information
Manufacturer

AMG/SPARTAN-IV Regiment

Class

Rapid Assault Vehicle

Technical specifications
Length

6.1 meters

Width

3 meters

Height

3.2 meters

Mass

3 tonnes

Engine Power

38.0 L liquid-cooled hydrogen fuel cell with three Turbochargers, 117.0 L reserve tank

Fuel Source

478 kW

Armour

Ballistic polycarbonate, titanium triplex plates, AEGIS-filled resin aggregate with heat resistant kevelar layer and ablative resin.

Countermeasures
Armament

Variable

Crew
  • Driver
  • Gunner
  • Secondary gunner
Usage
Role(s)
  • Anti-Infantry Platform
  • Recconaisance
Era(s)

Necros War

Affiliation

United Nations Space Command

  [Source]


"Ajax, what the hell are you doing?!"
―Mel-038


"I'm fixing a Warthog."
―Ajax-013


A specially modified Warthog, in use with the SPARTAN-IVs, it used a modified chassis and equipment layout. The roll cage on the passenger side was removed, as was the windscreen, with the passenger side seat gaining a M45C HMG on a curved bar with attached pintle mount, so it could face targets ahead and to the side. The suspension was fine tuned with high quality parts, and any non essential parts replaced with lighter elements. Outboard equipment racks were added for carrying extra loads during deep penetration missions. The LIDAR system and motion detectors was kept in place while smoke dischargers and a M980 WAO/AM laser were added for much needed point defence. In places its armour has been upgraded or supplemented with bolt on titanium or ceramic plates or anti ordnance fencing. It is also renowned for making use of a Optical camouflage system, shared by the Chamelion CVR . To supplement these the Assassin RAV has a extra coating of RADAR/LIDAR absorbent paint and infra-red suppressive paint.

The vehicle received numerous other upgrades, such as shortened and lightened titanium racing exhaust, uprated suspension, AEGIS-ceramic brakes and the addition of two hypochlorite-based, fuel-oxidization injectors, for short boosts of speed, allowing them to greatly increase speed and acceleration.

Examples

Due to their ad hoc nature and application based of field available materials or requirements, no two are the same, or the same for different missions, and each often reflects the combat style of their crew.

Example 1: The Castigator

The personal Warthog of Angelica Keller, its focus was on high speed foward power. It was eschewed armouring around the back gunner area instead focusing of ordnance fencing around the secondary gunner and the bonnet, with flanking bolt on titanium-ceramic plating. Most notable attachement is the forward 'battering ram', a array of titanium arrow shaped spikes arranged on a chevron shaped bumper.

Example 2: Tombstone

Tombstone, so named for the heavy rear plating, was designed for hit and run attacks. The suspension was lowered to significantly even out the weight distribution caused by the 'tombstone' plate, a very thick and heavy rear armour plate, covering the gunner's exposed lower torso and reserve tank which is supplemented by ordnance fencing to both sides.

Example 3: Frankenstien

Frankenstien was designed as all round 'pounder', with heavy bolt on reactive plating, mostly to the front and reactive plating to the rear. The front was armed with a fixed dozer blade capable of smashing some defences, sparing the front bumper some relief.

Example 4: Deceptor

The 'Deceptor', while a a M831 Transport Modification, is modificed in a similar way. The front pintle gun is actually a M49 Grenade Machine Gun, giving it some heavy punch to the front, while two passengers are armed with pintle mounted M45Cs.

Example 5: Death Racer

'Death Racer' was optimised for speed as its primary defence. Alot of non essential armour, especially around the back as been removed and swapped for ordnance fencing, while armour around the engine, gearbox and reserve fuel tank have been strengthened with added tank plating.

Example 6: Speed Racer

Similarly to its sister above, 'Speed Racer' was designed to provide high speed runs, but by centring its armour, mostly tank plating, on the front and rear.

Example 7: Revenant

The personal Warthog of SPARTAN-013, its modification includes ordnance fencing 'gull wings' on the driver and passenger side, ordnance fencing around the gunner, a inverted V shaped wedge of titanium-ceramic plating on the bonnet and welded titanium spikes on the ordnance fencing, preventing attempts to board the vehicle.

Ground Vehicles of the UNSC during the Necros War

Scorpion & Variants

Scorpion MBT | Scorpion ARRV | Scorpion AVE | Scorpion ARC | Death Stalker SPAAG | Monitor AVP | Komodo AVP | Panther CAV

Heavy Tanks

Tiger HBT | Razorback Siege Tank | Mammoth Siege Platform

Warthog Knight FAV family

Warthog FAV | Warthog Knight LRV | Gauss Hog LAAV | Rocket Hog LAAV | Guard Hog Crusader | Warthog Assassin RAV | Warthog Troop Transport | Tread Hog DTV | Warthog Medical Vehicle | Warthog Ammunition Carrier | Spark Hog MEWS | Fire Hog CB-RADAR| Warthog Recovery Vehicle | Warthog Flatbed Truck

Motorized Vehicles

Mongoose ATV | Gungoose ATV | Jackrabbit ATV | Gunrabbit ATV | Armadillo PTT | Buffallo HSV

Unified Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle

Coyote CRV | Stallion CRV | Bloodhound CRV | Puma ATV | Caracal ICV | Chameleon RV | Wallaby MEV | Ocelot AAA | Capybara C2V | Camel ASV | Bandicoot MLV | Elk REV | Mustang MGS | Manx MEWS | Boar MC

Personnel Carriers

Crocodile IFV | Jaguar Command Vehicle

Exoskeletons

Wolf ATAAS | Mule Cargo Loader | Mantis ADS | Cyclops HAS | Dragon ADS

Artillery and Anti-Air

Wolverine SPAAA | Bombardier SPMA | Firefly MLRS | Kodiak Heavy Artillery | Diamondback MADS

Elephant and variants

Elephant HRV | Behemoth ICP | Mastodon HAP | Alpha C2P | Omega MMP | Hippo MFH | Bison SC

Riverine and Landing craft

Swordfish RIB | Pike PB | Walleye PB | Orca-class Landing Craft Air Cushion

Naval Craft

Barracuda-class Corvette | Mako-class Frigate | Stingray-class Amphibious Assault Ship

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