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Panther tank
Panther Close Assault Vehicle
Production information
Manufacturer

Masver-Tor Engineering

Class

Close Assault Vehicle

Technical specifications
Length

10 meters

Mass

65.75 tonnes

Maximum acceleration

.5 meters per second squared (.05g)

Engine Power

12 cylinder engine producing 1500 horse Power.

Armour

Heavy duty Titanium-ceramic plating with layers of AEGIS, laminate, carbon fibre and heat resistant materials. None Explosive Reactive Armour have been added also.

Sensor Systems
  • Target Acquisition and Designation System, Driver Night Vision System
  • Motion Trackers
  • Millimetre Wave RADAR
  • LIDAR
  • GPS
Targeting systems
  • Multispectrum Optical Sensors
    • Optical
    • UV
    • Thermal
    • Night Vision
  • Laser rangefinder
  • SATCOM Uplink
Countermeasures
Armament
  • 20mm rotary cannons(2)
  • 4 VENOM Launch Bins
  • M45C HMG
Crew
  • Driver/Gunner
  • Secondary Gunner
Passengers

4

Usage
Role(s)

Anti-infantry platform

Counterpart(s)
  • Geist (USR)
  • Slasher (JA)
  • Exterminator (Vorenus)
  • Scavenger (Necros)
Era(s)

Necros War

Affiliation

United Nations Space Command

  [Source]


"Using these things on infantry is barely legal. Hit a Lance of Brutes out in the open. We had to wipe them off the floor afterwards."
―Sergeant Frank Hamilton


The M814 Panther Close Assault Vehicle is a heavily modified M808G Scorpion. The standard turret of a M808G is removed and replaced with the heavily slanted turret with a pair of belt fed rotary 20mm cannons with a combined rate of fire of 12,000 rounds per minute. The cannons has proven deadly against dug in foes, buildings, infantry and light vehicles. Behind the cannon's ammo load is a number of launching bins containing four VENOM missiles for engagement of hostile armour. The entire assembly is heavily armoured, slanted and bundled with sensors and countermeasures.

The vehicle's design and creation was a reaction to the increasing casualties Scorpion tanks faced in urban combat against Brute forces. The Panther was introduced as a purpose designed variant to replace anti-aircraft vehicles pushed into those roles. The vehicle is introduced in a three to one or two to two ratio in urban combat in Scorpion platoons, based on theatre commander requests, with drivers and gunners being dual trained.

UNSC Remarks

Ground Vehicles of the UNSC

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 | Buffalo 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 | Mastodon APC | Bison APC | 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 | Aurochs HAP | Alpha C2P | Omega MMP | Hippo MFH

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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