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  • Infiltrator Class APC

    This is probably the last military ground vehicle I will be pressing into service for the Tabletown Army - well, for a while at least.

    My brief here was to complete a trio of vehicles so that the Tabletown troops actually had something to ride around in, and to keep it to the same style as the Triumph Class LAVs and the Aggressor Class MBT.

    I'm not 100% happy with it - but then, how exactly do you make an APC look "interesting" given that it's just a big metal box for carrying soldiers around? So, on the basis that I may upgrade it or change it, I'm going to call this the Infiltrator, Mk 1.



    The Infiltrator is larger than I expected it to be, it's purpose is of course to ferry troops into battle in relative safety. As you'll see, it uses many of the same characteristics as the previous military vehicles I've constructed and this was a primary consideration.



    The Infiltrator generally has one driver as crew, although two can sit up front if necessary - the second seat might be used by a troop commander for example. Atop the vehicle are twin 20mm "autocannon" - computer controlled robotic guns mounted on a motorised turret. These weapons are intended to lay down suppressing fire as the Infiltrator moves into position, and to defend the vehicle if attacked. It can also be used to provide covering fire for advancing troops, "fixing" an enemy in position with withering fire whilst the troops outflank the enemy positions.



    Here is a side view. Unlike other vehicles serving with the Tabletown Army, the Infiltrator is not capable of fording rivers in a submerged state and NBC protection is limited to three hours due to the strains placed on internal life support systems with troops on board. Atop the autocannon turret is a small sensor that uses RADAR and infra-red to locate targets. Ammunition is fed from boxes inside the crew compartments.



    Designed by Sinister Industries, a division of S.INC, the Infiltrator features the same bars mounted on the side armour which can electrify the hull to prevent enemy infantry assault.



    The troop compartment to the rear can carry up to six fully-armed and equipped soldiers, a full Tabletown Army Squad. Egress is made via the rear hatch which raises to allow the troops to hit the ground running. This also provides a small degree of protection to disembarking troops from airborne threats.



    The Infiltrator's armour is heavy for an APC, but incapable of withstanding heavy fire and it is not recommended for use in direct combat where the risk of return fire might disable or destroy it. In practical terms this means that the Infiltrator will generally withdraw once its load of troops are in position if anything above small arms fire is threatening it.



    Here we see the complete set of vehicles, from left to right, an Aggressor Class MBT, an Infiltrator Class APC and a Triumph Class LAV.



    As can be seen from this image, the Tabletown Army has already begun using the Infiltrator Mk 1.



    Dr. S.
    Imagine a ball of iron, the size of the sun. And once a year a tiny sparrow brushes its surface with the tip of its wing. And when that ball of iron, the size of the sun, is worn away to nothing, your punishment will barely have begun.

    www.sinisterincorporated.co.uk

    www.tabletown.co.uk

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    Herr Sinister, Zer Gut!
    Yet another fine compliment to the Tabletown Army. Almost looks like an Escalade SUV. FIne work.....I like it!
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    “The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom." - George S. Patton

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    • #3
      Originally posted by razorboy View Post
      Herr Sinister, Zer Gut!
      Yet another fine compliment to the Tabletown Army. Almost looks like an Escalade SUV. FIne work.....I like it!
      Got a picture of the Escalade? I am intrigued now... Oh, and thanks!

      Dr. S.
      Imagine a ball of iron, the size of the sun. And once a year a tiny sparrow brushes its surface with the tip of its wing. And when that ball of iron, the size of the sun, is worn away to nothing, your punishment will barely have begun.

      www.sinisterincorporated.co.uk

      www.tabletown.co.uk

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      • #4
        Here you go Doc, best I could do on short notice.
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        “The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom." - George S. Patton

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        • #5
          This is what I had in the back of my mind when I designed this vehicle - the Humber Pig!



          I didn't refer to any pictures whilst I built it, and I'd forgotten that it wasn't even a tracked vehicle, but hopefully you can sort of see where I was coming from. When I took that picture of the Infiltrator in Tabletown, I was instantly reminded of images of the Pig driving around the streets in Northern Ireland.

          Dr. S.
          Imagine a ball of iron, the size of the sun. And once a year a tiny sparrow brushes its surface with the tip of its wing. And when that ball of iron, the size of the sun, is worn away to nothing, your punishment will barely have begun.

          www.sinisterincorporated.co.uk

          www.tabletown.co.uk

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