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Posted 25 August 2005 - 09:55 PM

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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 -01C model, is equipped with the first modular weapon system available for the MTC, the cannon turret. Sleek, efficient, and deadly, is

a marvel of modern military technology. With space for thirty 90mm depleted-uranium, discarding SABOT shells, the -01C is able to lay down a rapid covering fire, or strike a single target with pinpoint accuracy. While the early pattern recognition systems in the target acquisition software had minor problems with threat determination (see Hong Kong Massacre), the use of Asimov heuristic algorithms in the optical sensor net has increased its ability to differentiate between an enemy and a civilian to safe levels.


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Posted 26 August 2005 - 06:01 AM

Hm, without a separation of the basis and the weapon system this is almost the same as the Rocket Tank....
Correct me if I'm wrong...

CANNON TANK
X-Net://Pegasus.net/XCAPS/MTC T-01C

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 single hardpoint of the MTC can accommodate a variety of modular turrets, from conventional weapon systems to custom designed battlefield support equipment. The T-01C model, is equipped with the first modular weapon system that was available for the MTC, a 90mm cannon turret. Sleek, efficient, and deadly, it is a marvel of modern military technology. With space for thirty 90mm depleted-uranium, discarding SABOT shells, the T-01C is able to lay down a rapid covering fire, or strike a single target with pinpoint accuracy.  While the early pattern recognition systems in the target acquisition software had minor problems with threat determination (see Hong Kong Massacre), the use of Asimov heuristic algorithms in the optical sensor net has increased its ability to differentiate between an enemy and a civilian to safe levels.
Since in the X-Corps this system is only used for immediate "reflex" reactions an unintended harming of own troops is excluded. To even increase the safety, every X-Corps Soldier is wearing an ID-Tag which is read by the MTCs sensors and protects the Soldier unless the piloting officer manully overrides this protection.

“Wow, you should see this thing in action.  I mean, one second the Grey was shooting at me, and the next, it had been blown in half.”- Col. Greg Qing, recalling his second mission


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Posted 26 August 2005 - 09:17 AM

Probably, I do know that that fluff text is not appropiate, since at the beginning you don't even know what a Grey is.

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 09:57 AM

[...]I do know that that fluff text is not appropiate, since at the beginning you don't even know what a Grey is.

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Hm, you're right. just copied it. Well, NP so we make it:

Wow, you should see this thing in action. I mean, one second there is this wall and the next there are only crumbs left.”- Col. Greg Qing, recalling the first demonstration of the "Cannon XCAPs" firepower


Edited by Mad, 26 August 2005 - 09:57 AM.

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Posted 12 September 2005 - 04:14 AM

With space for thirty 90mm depleted-uranium, discarding SABOT shells, the T-01C is able to lay down a rapid covering fire, or strike a single target with pinpoint accuracy.


1) "SABOT"? :huh: what's that?

2) "rapid covering fire" sounds like autofire - is the Cannon XCAP going to have that? afaik the XCom Cannon Tank only had snap and aimed.
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Posted 12 September 2005 - 06:41 AM

1) "SABOT"?  :huh: what's that?

You wanne know the truth? I have not the slightest idea. :P It's from the original text, and I thought it's a weapon fanatic american guy (sorry boys, nothing personal :D ) who knows what he's writing about...
But google says it exists. Actually Sabot is the description of the hull, so APDS seems to be more accurate. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shell_(projectile) ) But it remembers me to much of "Shadowrunner", that's why I didn't use it. But you're right. I will use APDS in the next version.

2) "rapid covering fire" sounds like autofire - is the Cannon XCAP going to have that? afaik the XCom Cannon Tank only had snap and aimed.

Again this was taken from the original text. I'm not sure. I always thought all tanks are able to act the same like soldiers (ok, you got me. they cannot kneel :P )
But it would make sense to have this, wouldn't it? Az?
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Posted 12 September 2005 - 11:28 AM

SABOT is a type of tank cannon round, which involves a large shell discarding the 4 outer pieces of the shell, leaving a small dense and extremely fast moving shot, which when it strikes the hull of its target converts kinetic energy to heat energy, creating jet of plasma that is blown through the tank's hull, virtually guarenteeing an instant kill, if you hit a flat surface

against anything that isn't a tank, not only would discarding SABOT rounds be overkill, but 90 mm shells would be overkill. In reality, a 20-40 mm would be good for a well placed shot, and 60 mm would be enough to kill almost anything on the battlefield

SABOTs themselves are the discarded cartidges

edit: http://en.wikipedia....iscarding_sabot

that explains it a lot more fully

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Posted 12 September 2005 - 11:57 AM

I'm confused why there are now two texts and why they have different names..?

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Posted 12 September 2005 - 12:14 PM

the first one is about the tank chassis, which is the same for all the XCAPS. the second one is about the "Cannon" turret. in the other threads, you will only find the respective turret text, because the chassis is always the same.
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Edited by Moriarty, 12 September 2005 - 12:15 PM.

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Posted 12 September 2005 - 12:24 PM

Hmm, even the hovertanks are the same chassis?

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Posted 12 September 2005 - 03:36 PM

against anything that isn't a tank, not only would discarding SABOT rounds be overkill, but 90 mm shells would be overkill. In reality, a 20-40 mm would be good for a well placed shot, and 60 mm would be enough to kill almost anything on the battlefield

So it will be 30mm APDS. Good?

the first one is about the tank chassis, which is the same for all the XCAPS. the second one is about the "Cannon" turret.[...]
(am I right, Mad?)

Yap! Exactly :)

Hmm, even the hovertanks are the same chassis?

No. Only the three ground based (so called MTCs) (which are armed with Cannon, Rocket Launcher, Laser). The Hovertanks are no MTCs, so to speak: another base and therefore have their completly own CT. That's the reason why I rewrote all the three MTC based Tanks, but not the two hovertanks.
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Posted 20 September 2005 - 03:21 PM

New version, changed names ( :( *sniff* :P ), slightly enhanced. Didn't change the "rapid covering fire" since I'm still waiting for confirmation on the "it only has snaped and aimed modus" thesis. :)

XCAP, CANNON
X-Net://Pegasus.net/XCAPS/XCAP, Cannon
The MTC T-01C model, in X-Corps refered as "XCAP, Cannon", is equipped with the first modular weapon system that was available for the MTC, a 30mm cannon turret. Sleek, efficient, and deadly, it is a marvel of modern military technology. With space for thirty 30mm depleted-uranium, APDS shells, the XCAP Cannon is able to lay down a rapid covering fire, or strike a single target with pinpoint accuracy. While the early pattern recognition systems in the target acquisition software had minor problems with threat determination, the of state of the art implementation of Asimov heuristic algorithms in the optical sensor net by X-Corps Technicians has increased its ability to differentiate between an enemy and a friendly unit to safe levels.
Since in the X-Corps this system is only used for immediate "reflex" reactions an unintended harming of own troops is excluded. To even increase the safety, every X-Corps Soldier is scanned by the XCAPs sensors prior to the battle, thus protecting the Soldier from friendly fire unless the piloting officer manually overrides this protection. In Addition this procedure allows a better Alien life form recognition in evacuated Areas.

“If it’s not a friend it’s a foe!”


Edited by Mad, 20 September 2005 - 03:58 PM.

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Posted 20 September 2005 - 03:27 PM

... on the "it only has snaped and aimed modus" thesis...


been reading too much Harry Potter? LOL
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Posted 20 September 2005 - 03:32 PM

... on the "it only has snaped and aimed modus" thesis...

been reading too much Harry Potter? LOL

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veeery funny :P but ok, you got me. needs to spell "snapped" of course... :Blush:

But Potter? Actally, no. Haven't had the time to read it... too much study books... :(
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Posted 12 October 2005 - 09:39 PM

Asimov algorithms? I like it :D
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XCAP, CANNON
X-Net://Pegasus.net/XCAPS/XCAP, Cannon

The MTC T-01C model, in X-Corps refered as "XCAP, Cannon", is equipped with the first modular weapon system that was available for the MTC, a 30mm cannon turret. Sleek, efficient, and deadly, it is a marvel of modern military technology. With space for thirty 30mm depleted-uranium, APDS shells, the XCAP Cannon is able to lay down a rapid covering fire, or strike a single target with pinpoint accuracy. While the early pattern recognition systems in the target acquisition software had minor problems with threat determination, the of state of the art implementation of Asimov heuristic algorithms in the optical sensor net by X-Corps Technicians has increased its ability to differentiate between an enemy and a friendly unit to safe levels.

Since in the X-Corps this system is only used for immediate "reflex" reactions an unintended harming of own troops is excluded. To even increase the safety, every X-Corps Soldier is scanned by the XCAPs sensors prior to the battle, thus protecting the Soldier from friendly fire unless the piloting officer manually overrides this protection. In Addition this procedure allows a better Alien life form recognition in evacuated Areas.

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Posted 03 December 2006 - 08:22 AM

Only for proofreading - please check consistency with other xcap CTs

XCAP, CANNON
X-Net://Pegasus.net/XCAPS/XCAP, Cannon

The MTC T-01C model, in X-Corps refered as "XCAP, Cannon", is equipped with the first modular weapon system that was available for the MTC, a 30mm cannon turret. Sleek, efficient, and deadly, it is a marvel of modern military technology. With space for thirty 30mm depleted-uranium, APDS shells, the XCAP Cannon is able to lay down a rapid covering fire, or strike a single target with pinpoint accuracy. While the early pattern recognition systems in the target acquisition software had minor problems with threat determination, the of state of the art implementation of Asimov heuristic algorithms in the optical sensor net by X-Corps Technicians has increased its ability to differentiate between an enemy and a friendly unit to safe levels.

Since in the X-Corps this system is only used for immediate "reflex" reactions an unintended harming of own troops is excluded. To even increase the safety, every X-Corps Soldier is scanned by the XCAPs sensors prior to the battle, thus protecting the Soldier from friendly fire unless the piloting officer manually overrides this protection. In Addition this procedure allows a better Alien life form recognition in evacuated Areas.

“If it’s not a friend it’s a foe!”


Edited by Mad, 03 December 2006 - 08:23 AM.

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Posted 03 December 2006 - 08:55 PM

Minor punctuation and capitolization changes. Otherwise, nice. No consistency problems either. :)

XCAP, CANNON
X-Net://Pegasus.net/XCAPS/XCAP, Cannon

The MTC T-01C model (in X-Corps referred as "XCAP, Cannon"), is equipped with the first modular weapon system that was available for the MTC, a 30mm cannon turret. Sleek, efficient, and deadly, it is a marvel of modern military technology. With space for thirty 30mm depleted-uranium APDS shells, the XCAP Cannon is able to lay down a rapid covering fire, or strike a single target with pinpoint accuracy. While the early pattern recognition systems in the target acquisition software had minor problems with threat determination, the of state of the art implementation of Asimov heuristic algorithms in the optical sensor net by X-Corps Technicians has increased its ability to differentiate between an enemy and a friendly unit to safe levels.

Since in the X-Corps this system is only used for immediate "reflex" reactions an unintended harming of own troops is excluded. To even increase the safety, every X-Corps Soldier is scanned by the XCAPs sensors prior to the battle, thus protecting the Soldier from friendly fire unless the piloting officer manually overrides this protection. In addition, this procedure allows better Alien life form recognition in evacuated areas.

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 05:55 AM

Just one small change. let's do one more check.

XCAP, CANNON
X-Net://Pegasus.net/XCAPS/XCAP, Cannon

The MTC T-01C model (in X-Corps referred as "XCAP, Cannon"), is equipped with the first modular weapon system that was available for the MTC, a 30mm cannon turret. Sleek, efficient, and deadly, it is a marvel of modern military technology. With space for thirty depleted-uranium APDS shells, the XCAP Cannon is able to lay down a rapid covering fire, or strike a single target with pinpoint accuracy. While the early pattern recognition systems in the target acquisition software had minor problems with threat determination, the of state of the art implementation of Asimov heuristic algorithms in the optical sensor net by X-Corps Technicians has increased its ability to differentiate between an enemy and a friendly unit to safe levels.

Since in the X-Corps this system is only used for immediate "reflex" reactions an unintended harming of own troops is excluded. To even increase the safety, every X-Corps Soldier is scanned by the XCAPs sensors prior to the battle, thus protecting the Soldier from friendly fire unless the piloting officer manually overrides this protection. In addition, this procedure allows better Alien life form recognition in evacuated areas.

“If it’s not a friend it’s a foe!”


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Posted 04 December 2006 - 09:14 PM

Sounds pretty good to me. What do you think? ;)

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 02:41 AM

Sounds pretty good to me. What do you think? ;)

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ok. completed :)

XCAP, CANNON
X-Net://Pegasus.net/XCAPS/XCAP, Cannon

The MTC T-01C model (in X-Corps referred as "XCAP, Cannon"), is equipped with the first modular weapon system that was available for the MTC, a 30mm cannon turret. Sleek, efficient, and deadly, it is a marvel of modern military technology. With space for thirty depleted-uranium APDS shells, the XCAP Cannon is able to lay down a rapid covering fire, or strike a single target with pinpoint accuracy. While the early pattern recognition systems in the target acquisition software had minor problems with threat determination, the state of the art implementation of Asimov heuristic algorithms in the optical sensor net by X-Corps Technicians has increased its ability to differentiate between an enemy and a friendly unit to safe levels.

Since in the X-Corps this system is only used for immediate "reflex" reactions an unintended harming of own troops is excluded. To even increase the safety, every X-Corps Soldier is scanned by the XCAPs sensors prior to the battle, thus protecting the Soldier from friendly fire unless the piloting officer manually overrides this protection. In addition, this procedure allows better Alien life form recognition in evacuated areas.

“If it’s not a friend it’s a foe!”


Edited by Mad, 05 December 2006 - 02:42 AM.

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