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Poltergeist
Poltergeist MBT
Production information
Model

Type 89

Class

Main Battle Tank

Technical specifications
Length

8.5 meters

Width

8.3 meters

Height

5.3 meters

Mass

42.3 metric tons

Engine Power

Boosted Gravity Propulsion Drive

Power plant

Plasma Core

Armour

heavy duty nanolaminate plating over heat and kinetic absorbing layers

Armament
  • 1 Type-89 Heavy Particle Cannon
  • 1 Type-58 DEWE
Crew
  • 1 driver
  • 1 Gunner
Usage
Role(s)

Main Battle Tank

Affiliation

United Sangheili Republic

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The Type 89 Poltergeist Main Battle Tank is a the main battle tank of the of the United Sangheilli Republic.

Operational History

During the Human-Covenant War, The Covenant lacked a true main battle tank, the Wraith being more of an up-armoured self-propelled gun. The Wraith carried a plasma Mortar, a weapon poorly suited for the job of engaging heavy armour at the short ranges of most tank battles, and the Wraith lacked a revolving turret. Thus Wraiths often lost battles to smaller groups of Scorpion Tanks. After the Human-Covenant War, the United Sangheili Republic, formerly the Covenant Seperatists, designed a vehicle loosely based off of their UNSC allies Scorpion. The vehicle, known as the Type 89 MBT, or Poltergeist, carries a particle-beam cannon in a turret, and has proved itself superior to Covenant Remnant Wraiths.

Description

The Type-89 MBT uses the chassis of the updated Type-58 Wraith Assault Gun Carriage. As such, the tank already has enhanced speed, modernised armour, a new driver control suite and improved systems. The large mortar aperture and cover has been removed, with the bulk of the inboard space now taken up by the gun's power and cooling systems. Added onto the super structure above the tank is the turret, consisting of a rounded turret mount, with a centre aligned particle cannon. On the right of this is the rapid fire plasma cannon, shared with the Spectre light vehicle. This gives it deadly fire power against infantry, especially at close ranges. Mounted above the main gun is the sensor bundle, carrying an array of sensors for passively and actively detecting vehicles in a variety of spectrums.

The Poltergeist is far superior to older generation Wraith's used by the Covenant Remnant, in most areas of conflict. It is still somewhat of a rare sight, and full replacement of the Wraith is some time off. Instead, it is deployed as a specialist tank hunter

Variants

Sword Poltergeist

Even before the Poltergeist has reached full deployment, steps have already been taken to improve armour and systems, resulting in the Sword pattern.

Ultra Poltergeist

Rare, artificer made variants, intended as test-beds more than a real model, the Ultra-class is built around experimental particle cannon that allows rapidly fire two shots, one after the other. This allows it rapid kills, on even heavy armour.

Kalmaras' Lance

Personal chariot of Tankmaster Foruk, Kalmaras' Lance is a modified pattern, intended to utterly annihilate the enemy. The Lance is armed with a particle cannon more powerful than any other like it. It also fires a sustained beam. So prideful of this weapon, Foruk has decorated the cannon in colourful livery, so his enemies always know of his arrival.

Armoured Vehicles of the USR

Armoured Fighting Vehicles

Wraith AGC | Poltergeist MBT | Geist AIT | Demon HWP

Walkers

Eidolon Assault Exoskeleton | Locust LE/AFP | Scarab UHAP | Tarantula UHAPC | Firefly UHASP | Harvester UHSE/E

Light Armour

Ghost RAV | Fiend LRV | Revenant LAGC | Spectre ISV | Wight CCV-L

Artillery and Support Vehicles

Type-58 Wraith AAA | Type-93 Phantasm Self Propelled Artillery | Incubus ARRV

Troop Transports

Shadow TT | Anima IFV | Imp APC


Armoured Vehicles of the UDF

Wraiths and Variants

Wraith AGC | Type-52 Wraith AAA | Poltergeist MBT

Walkers

Locust LAP | Type-46 Scarab UHAP | Gargoyle MAP | Gorgon AAP

Specialist Vehicles

Revenant AVP | Goblin AAA | | Gremlin SPA

Support Vehicles

Succubus AVE | Incubus ARRV | Oni Energy Artillery

Recon Vehicles

Ghost RAV | Spectre ISV | Fiend LRV | Chopper RAV | Prowler ISV


Troop Carriers

Shadow TT

Air Vehicles

A-64 Yűrei | Banshee GSA | Vampire AAVA | Grendal AA | Gouger GAA | Skewer GAA

Dropships

Phantom TT | Phantom Gunship | Spirit

Space-Capable Fighters

F-99C Seraph | F/A-99C Seraphim | F/I-101 Cherub | F/A-101 Cherubim | F-105 Ophan | F/I-105 Ophanim| F/I-670 Harpy

Interdictors/Bombers

B-112 Angel | I-113 Archangel | A-114 Malakhim


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