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Posted 25 August 2005 - 09:57 PM

Needs extensive revision and possible rewrite.
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Laser Tank


In the early years of the Gulf Reformation Wars of the late Twentieth Century, the first Remotely Operated Vehicles saw military use. These early models had few, if any weapons and completely lacked autonomy software, instead being directly controlled by a soldier nearby. The viciousness of the Gulf Reformation War combined with advancements in composites and political fallout from human losses pushed the military ROV into the forefront of both development and deployment.



The peak of current ROV technology is the Modular Tank Chassis, built of carbon-reinforced, high-impact plastic for lightness, giving it an unmatched speed and agility. Armored with fifteen layers of ceramic composite mesh, the MTC is well protected against attack, and the latest hydrogen fuel cells give the MTC its power. The raw hydrogen itself is stored in a nanotube containment block, preventing explosion even if the MTC itself is destroyed. Twin composite treads are laced with carbon-filament for strength, and when combined with the MTC's liquid-magnetic suspension, allows it to travel over virtually any terrain.

Although safe and fully autonomous combat support vehicles are still beyond current technology, a soldier in even the heaviest firefight can easily control the semi-autonomous MTC without interfering in the operator’s other duties. The AlphaWave neural command system allows the operator to literally command the MTC with his thoughts. Any simple command (Scout, Attack, Defend, Cover-Fire, etc.) can be sent in the blink of an eye by a well trained controller, and the mil-spec independent action software will interpret and execute the command instantly. For operators unwilling to undergo the strenuous neural link training process, an arm mounted control pad is available. The single hardpoint of the MTC can accommodate a variety of modular turrets, from conventional weapon systems to custom designed battlefield support equipment.


The advent of heavy laser technology has given us a mobile weapon platform worthy of the name. Our recent attempts at combining a low frequency aircraft laser with a conventional modular turret have met with astounding success -- the XT-01L. This combination makes a mobile weapon of enormous power available to our troopers. While the limitations on power cell size have reduced the emitter's strength considerably compared to the original aircraft mounted version, the use of shocked photonic crystals returns it to a force far beyond that of any hand-held weapon. With an effectively unlimited firing capacity when fully charged, the -X1L is a fearsome weapon, capable of cutting through the toughest titanium armor with ease. Combined with cutting edge target acquisition software, and our upgraded Beta Wave Neural command processor, the -01L is force even the invaders must be wary of.

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 06:23 AM

Again more or less the same... :) Shouldn't we really split the weapon systems from the carrier?

LASER TANK
X-Net://Pegasus.net/XCAPS/MTC XT-01L

In the early years of the Gulf Reformation Wars of the late Twentieth Century, the first Remotely Operated Vehicles saw military use. These early models had few, if any weapons and completely lacked autonomy software, instead being directly controlled by a “pilot” in a remote controlling center. The viciousness of the Gulf Reformation War combined with advancements in composites and political fallout from human losses pushed the military ROV into the forefront of both development and deployment.

The peak of current ROV technology is the Modular Tank Chassis, built of carbon-reinforced, high-impact plastic for lightness, giving it an unmatched speed and agility. Armored with fifteen layers of ceramic composite mesh, the MTC is well protected against attack with standard ammunition. Powered by hydrogen fuel cells of the latest generation the MTC can reach top in field speeds up to 45 km/h for about 24 hours. To prevent human losses by explosion when a MTC is destroyed, the hydrogen is stored in a nanotube containment block. Twin composite treads are laced with carbon-filament for strength, and, combined with the MTC's liquid-magnetic suspension, allow high travel speeds in virtually any terrain.

Although safe and fully autonomous combat support vehicles are still beyond current technology, a soldier in even the heaviest firefight can easily control the semi-autonomous MTC without interfering in the operator’s other duties. Directed via a highly sophisticated control console the MTC can be maneuvered from out every X-Corps transport ship. Since the MTC is shipping with the latest sensor technology coupled to a virtual reality device within the ship its extended range of view allows the pilot to effectively support the ground troops in every situation. As simplification for the controller simple command macros (Scout, Attack, Defend, Cover-Fire) were implemented to ensure the safe and effective controlling of several MTCs at one time. They can be sent in the blink of an eye by a well trained controller, and the mil-spec independent action software will interpret and execute the command instantly.     

The advent of heavy laser technology has given us a mobile weapon platform worthy of the name. Our recent attempts at combining a low frequency aircraft laser with a conventional modular turret have met with astounding success: the XT-01L. This combination makes a mobile weapon of enormous power available to our troopers. While the limitations on power cell size have reduced the emitter's strength considerably compared to the original aircraft mounted version, the use of shocked photonic crystals and a liquid nitrogen cooled barrel ensures a force far beyond that of any hand-held laser weapon. Through the removal of  the additional focusing diamond lenses we could even minimize the weight of the weapon without loosing too much power. With an effectively unlimited firing capacity when fully charged, the XT-01L is a fearsome weapon, capable of cutting through the toughest titanium armor with ease. Combined with cutting edge target acquisition software, and enhanced autonomous control algorithms this MTC is a reliable and precise support system for our fight against the Alien threat.

"Fizzz... death ray!"

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 09:34 AM

CT for the MTC see CTD - Cannon XCAPS, X-Net Entry ( http://www.xcomufo.c...=0 )

LASER TANK
X-Net://Pegasus.net/XCAPS/MTC XT-01L
The advent of heavy laser technology has provided us with a mobile heavy weapon platform worthy of this appellation. Our recent attempts in combining a modern X-Corps low frequency aircraft laser with a conventional MTC modular turret have met with astounding success: the MTC XT-01L. Although minor changes in the MTCs design had to be made, this combination of proven and new technologies equips our troopers with a mobile weapon of both, great reliability and enormous power. While limitations on size and weight of the MTCs power supply resulted in a considerably reduced emitter strength compared to the original aircraft mounted version, we could still remove the additional focusing diamond lenses reducing the weight of the weapon itself without loosing the benefit of its high accuracy, leaving us with a weapon still outperforming any man-carried Laser weapon.
An effectively unlimited firing capacity when fully charged, makes the XT-01L a fearsome weapon, capable of cutting through the toughest titanium armor with ease. Combined with cutting edge target acquisition software, and enhanced autonomous control algorithms this MTC is a reliable and precise support system for our fight against the Alien threat.

"Fizzz... death ray!"


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Posted 20 September 2005 - 03:28 PM

Changed names

XCAP, LASER
X-Net://Pegasus.net/XCAPS/XCAP, Laser
The advent of heavy laser technology has provided us with a mobile heavy weapon platform worthy of this appellation. Our recent attempts in combining a modern X-Corps low frequency aircraft laser with a conventional MTC modular turret have met with astounding success: the MTC XT-01L, or Laser XCAP as our Troops like to call it. Although minor changes in the XCAPs design had to be made, this combination of proven and new technologies equips our troopers with a mobile weapon of both, great reliability and enormous power. While limitations on size and weight of the XCAPs power supply resulted in a considerably reduced emitter strength compared to the original aircraft mounted version, we could still remove the additional focusing diamond lenses reducing the weight of the weapon itself without loosing the benefit of its high accuracy, leaving us with a weapon still outperforming any man-carried Laser weapon.
An effectively unlimited firing capacity when fully charged, makes the Laser XCAP a fearsome weapon, capable of cutting through the toughest titanium armor with ease. Combined with cutting edge target acquisition software, and enhanced autonomous control algorithms this XCAP is a reliable and precise support system for our fight against the Alien threat.

"Fizzz... death ray!"


---edit----
just corrected the title according to Azs (that sounds strange :P) remarks

Edited by Mad, 20 September 2005 - 03:57 PM.

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Posted 20 September 2005 - 03:49 PM

Note the title of the thread.
Also in any case, XCAP Tank is redundant. (X-Corps Assault Platform Tank?)

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Posted 20 September 2005 - 03:58 PM

Note the title of the thread.
Also in any case, XCAP Tank is redundant. (X-Corps Assault Platform Tank?)

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oops... yap, you're right. ought to change the others fast... :)
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Posted 12 October 2005 - 09:36 PM

Completed, I like the fluff :P
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XCAP, LASER
X-Net://Pegasus.net/XCAPS/XCAP, Laser

The advent of heavy laser technology has provided us with a mobile heavy weapon platform worthy of this appellation. Our recent attempts in combining a modern X-Corps low frequency aircraft laser with a conventional MTC modular turret have met with astounding success: the MTC XT-01L, or Laser XCAP as our Troops like to call it.

Although minor changes in the XCAPs design had to be made, this combination of proven and new technologies equips our troopers with a mobile weapon of both, great reliability and enormous power. While limitations on size and weight of the XCAPs power supply resulted in a considerably reduced emitter strength compared to the original aircraft mounted version, we could still remove the additional focusing diamond lenses reducing the weight of the weapon itself without loosing the benefit of its high accuracy, leaving us with a weapon still outperforming any man-carried Laser weapon.

An effectively unlimited firing capacity when fully charged, makes the Laser XCAP a fearsome weapon, capable of cutting through the toughest titanium armor with ease. Combined with cutting edge target acquisition software, and enhanced autonomous control algorithms this XCAP is a reliable and precise support system for our fight against the Alien threat.

"Fizzz... death ray!"

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Posted 03 December 2006 - 08:24 AM

Only for proofreading - please check consistency with other xcap CTs

XCAP, LASER
X-Net://Pegasus.net/XCAPS/XCAP, Laser

The advent of heavy laser technology has provided us with a mobile heavy weapon platform worthy of this appellation. Our recent attempts in combining a modern X-Corps low frequency aircraft laser with a conventional MTC modular turret have met with astounding success: the MTC XT-01L, or Laser XCAP as our Troops like to call it.

Although minor changes in the XCAPs design had to be made, this combination of proven and new technologies equips our troopers with a mobile weapon of both, great reliability and enormous power. While limitations on size and weight of the XCAPs power supply resulted in a considerably reduced emitter strength compared to the original aircraft mounted version, we could still remove the additional focusing diamond lenses reducing the weight of the weapon itself without loosing the benefit of its high accuracy, leaving us with a weapon still outperforming any man-carried Laser weapon.

An effectively unlimited firing capacity when fully charged, makes the Laser XCAP a fearsome weapon, capable of cutting through the toughest titanium armor with ease. Combined with cutting edge target acquisition software, and enhanced autonomous control algorithms this XCAP is a reliable and precise support system for our fight against the Alien threat.

"Fizzz... death ray!"


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And no, this is not a quote from the Simpson's movie, I want it on paper, that I actually wrote that quite some time before the movie came out.

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Posted 03 December 2006 - 09:12 PM

Some changes to improve flow. Normal notation. :)

XCAP, LASER
X-Net://Pegasus.net/XCAPS/XCAP, Laser

The advent of heavy laser technology has provided us with a mobile heavy weapon platform worthy of this appellation. Our recent attempts in combining a modern X-Corps low frequency aircraft laser with a conventional MTC modular turret have met with astounding success: the MTC XT-01L, or Laser XCAP as our Troops like to call it.

Although minor changes in the XCAPs design had to be made, this combination of proven and new technologies equips our troopers with a mobile weapon of both great reliability and enormous power. While limitations on size and weight of the XCAPs power supply resulted in a considerably reduced emitter strength compared to the original aircraft mounted version, we could still remove the additional focusing diamond lenses reducing the weight of the weapon itself without loosing the benefit of its high accuracy, leaving us with a weapon still outperforming any man-carried hand-held Laser weapon.

A effectively nearly unlimited firing capacity when fully charged makes the Laser XCAP a fearsome weapon, capable of cutting through penetrating the toughest titanium armor with ease. Combined with cutting edge target acquisition software and enhanced autonomous control algorithms, this XCAP is a reliable and precise support system for our fight against the Alien threat.

"Fizzz... death ray!"

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 06:04 AM

XCAP, LASER
X-Net://Pegasus.net/XCAPS/XCAP, Laser

The advent of heavy laser technology has provided us with a mobile heavy weapon platform worthy of this appellation. Our recent attempts in combining a modern X-Corps low frequency aircraft laser with a conventional MTC modular turret have met with astounding success: the MTC XT-01L, or Laser XCAP as our Troops like to call it.

Although minor changes in the XCAPs design had to be made, this combination of proven and new technologies equips our troopers with a mobile weapon of both, great reliability and enormous power. While limitations on size and weight of the XCAPs power supply resulted in a considerably reduced emitter strength compared to the original aircraft mounted version, we could still remove the additional focusing diamond lenses reducing the weight of the weapon itself without loosing the benefit of its high accuracy, leaving us with a weapon still outperforming any hand-held Laser weapon.

A effectively nearly not sure about this. I think effectively unlimited sounds better, and what I wanted to say with this was: for the battlefield it's unlimited, but it can't be really unlimited, as we all know. unlimited firing capacity when fully charged makes the Laser XCAP a fearsome weapon, capable of penetrating the toughest titanium armor with ease. Combined with cutting edge target acquisition software and enhanced autonomous control algorithms, this XCAP is a reliable and precise support system for our fight against the Alien threat.

"Fizzz... death ray!"


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And no, this is not a quote from the Simpson's movie, I want it on paper, that I actually wrote that quite some time before the movie came out.

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 09:42 PM

I got ya now. Guess I never really used effectively in a sentence like this before so it sounded a little bit wierd.

But I guess the main point I was trying to make is that if the Xeno X-CAPs follow the X-COM equivalent HWP's, the Laser tank will have 255 shots per mission. That's certainly not unlimited by any means. (In fact, if you are using it to mow down terrain for a better look around the landscape, 255 shots doesn't go all that far). The only reason why these tanks had 255 shots was because the programmers needed the value to fit in the standard 8-bit byte variable (256 possible values). "Nearly unlimited" makes it sound less than "effectively unlimited" if you catch my drift. Nevermind, it probably isn't worth it to quibble over minor semantics. ^_^

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Edited by Zombie, 04 December 2006 - 09:43 PM.

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 02:40 AM

I got ya now. Guess I never really used effectively in a sentence like this before so it sounded a little bit wierd.

But I guess the main point I was trying to make is that if the Xeno X-CAPs follow the X-COM equivalent HWP's, the Laser tank will have 255 shots per mission. That's certainly not unlimited by any means. (In fact, if you are using it to mow down terrain for a better look around the landscape, 255 shots doesn't go all that far). The only reason why these tanks had 255 shots was because the programmers needed the value to fit in the standard 8-bit byte variable (256 possible values). "Nearly unlimited" makes it sound less than "effectively unlimited" if you catch my drift. Nevermind, it probably isn't worth it to quibble over minor semantics. ^_^

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Yea, but there's the reason for all that: I thought to remember that there wasn't a shot count at all for Laser tanks. ok. Then let's stick with your "nearly". Any other thougths on this text?
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Posted 05 December 2006 - 03:56 PM

I'd call this one done too. There is not much work that could even be done considering this text is so short. :P

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 03:58 PM

So this one it is. Completed. :)

XCAP, LASER
X-Net://Pegasus.net/XCAPS/XCAP, Laser

The advent of heavy laser technology has provided us with a mobile heavy weapon platform worthy of this appellation. Our recent attempts in combining a modern X-Corps low frequency aircraft laser with a conventional MTC modular turret have met with astounding success: the MTC XT-01L, or Laser XCAP as our Troops like to call it.

Although minor changes in the XCAPs design had to be made, this combination of proven and new technologies equips our troopers with a mobile weapon of both, great reliability and enormous power. While limitations on size and weight of the XCAPs power supply resulted in a considerably reduced emitter strength compared to the original aircraft mounted version, we could still remove the additional focusing diamond lenses reducing the weight of the weapon itself without loosing the benefit of its high accuracy, leaving us with a weapon still outperforming any hand-held Laser weapon.

A nearly unlimited firing capacity when fully charged makes the Laser XCAP a fearsome weapon, capable of penetrating the toughest titanium armor with ease. Combined with cutting edge target acquisition software and enhanced autonomous control algorithms, this XCAP is a reliable and precise support system for our fight against the Alien threat.

"Fizzz... death ray!"


Keep smiling while dying

Of course I have gone mad with power! It would be completely ridiculous to go mad without power!
And no, this is not a quote from the Simpson's movie, I want it on paper, that I actually wrote that quite some time before the movie came out.

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