Commissioned: HD: 479.06.08 Next Refit & Modifications: HD: 519.11.14 Current Assignment: Attached to UNPPF Squadrons Type: Armoured Hover Personnel Carrier Classification: Multi-Mission Class: AHPC Construction Site: Sikorsky Industries, Earth
Brief History of the AHPC
The AHPC is the United Nations Permanent Peacekeeping Forces' leading transport vehicule, having operated in a wide variety of missions from search and rescue operations to frontline troop deployments. The AHPC has been equipped with light anti-personnel weaponry that is designed to provide just enough cover fire for two fire-teams to be dropped onto the soil. The AHPC is a low-detection craft, which is able to escape detection when flying close to the soil. Capable of carrying a full squadron of men, the AHPC have been nicknamed the "Black night" as a result of their paint scheme best suited for night operations.
Maximum Operating Crew Capacity: 2 (Pilot and Weapons Operator)
UNPPF Outfit: 12 Peacekeepers Maximum Outfit: 17 Peacekeepers
Thruster Speeds Capabilities
Impulse Engine Construction & Assembly: Sikorsky Industries, Earth Impulse Engine Type: 1 Synergy A-1331 Thruster Reactor Acceleration from Station Keeping to Full Impulse (.25c): 16 Seconds Maximum Impulse Velocity: .90c Maximum Yaw, Pitch, and Roll: 30 Degrees per Second (180 Degree turn takes 6 sec)
Missile/Torpedo Interceptors: Interceptors Type: Armageddon Interceptors Interceptors Manufacturer: Omega Deflector Systems Division, Rosebourg Prime Range of Interceptors: 43,210 kilometers Interceptors Payload: 2
Laser Turrets: 2 Type S-435 Lasers: 50 megawatts per discharge Swivel mounted turrets, 360 degree coverage
Missile Launchers: Missile Type: GMY-323 Anti-Personnel Cluster Bombs Range of Missiles: 100 kilometers Missile payload: 8
Level 1: Forward Section: Main Flight Control Center and Weapons Control System Level 1: Aft Section: Lasers and Torpedo Launcher Level 1.5: Central Section: Peacekeepers Assembly Area Level 1.5: Aft-Central Section: Mini-Armory and Small Arms Loadout
The AHPC is characterised by a slight difference in the location between the pilots of the craft, and the actual assembly area where peacekeepers sit and wait until they arrive at their launch point. The AHPC is as much able to serve as an anti-personnel vehicule as it is a troop carrier - highlighting the Peacekeepers' commitment to see as many troops as possible reach their landing points. The AHPC has seen succesful service in several OIP Peace Force deployments.
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