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Nova

Ground vehicle manufactured by Tumbril Land Systems
Nova Firing Concept.jpg
Nova
ManufacturerTumbril Land Systems (TMBL)
RoleHeavy Tank
SizeVehicle
Cargo capacity0 SCU
Production state
  • In production
Loaner vehicleUrsa
Pledge
StandaloneUS$105
OriginalUS$105
WarbondUS$95
OriginalUS$95
AvailabilityTime-limited sales
Specifications
Length16 m
Beam7 m
Height5 m
Max speed20 m/s
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The Tumbril Nova is a fully comprehensive battle tank, reimagined for the modern age. This heavy tank offers a devastating combination of weaponry to eliminate threats on the ground and in the air.[1] Initially designed during the Second Tevarin War, the Nova battle tank has been a staple of ground warfare operations ever since.[1]

Brochure Description

"There was a purity to the design that seemed to transcend time, something that our teams honored when they started work on the new Tumbril Nova. They kept the spirit and form of the original, while updating the systems to the technological level that our modern military and security forces have come to expect. I am very proud to unveil the new face of ground warfare in the 30th century." Terrence Nabanacting - CEO of Tumbril Land Systems

Specifications

Avionics
Component Manufacturer Model Size (Max) # per mount x total
TBD Radar Small (Small) 1 x 1
TBD Computer Medium (Medium) 1 x 1
Systems
Component Manufacturer Model Size (Max) # per mount x total
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Power Plants
TBD Power Plant Small (Small) 1 x 1
TBD Cooler Small (Small) 1 x 2
TBD Shield Generator Small (Small) 1 x 1

Weaponry
Component Manufacturer Model Size (Max) # per mount x Total
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Weapons
TBC TBC ENERGY REPEATER 2 (2) 1 x 2
TBC TBC Ballistic Cannon 4 (4) 1 x 1
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Missiles
TBD Missile TBC 2 (3) 6 x 3

Features

  • Vehicular Shields: In addition to its composite body armor, the Nova comes standard with Second Skin Shields for an extra layer of defense. However, the vehicle has weak spots that can be exploited in engagements. Specifically, the rear entry and exposed tracks are considered as vulnerable areas of the tank.[2]
  • Secondary Remote Turret: Installed onto the tank turret, a pair of Klaus & Werner CF-227 Panther laser repeaters are intended against infantry and high-speed targets. The weapon can be replaced with any compatible size 2 counterpart. It should be noted that the laser repeater weapons and with missiles are designed to be effective enough to deter a pilot in fighters like the Sabre and Hornet. However, the tank is not expected to be able to stand up against such ships for a prolonged engagement.[3]
  • "Firebug" Energy Missile Launcher: Self-charging launchers that fire clusters of compressed energy to saturate ground targets with explosive blasts.
  • Multiple Crew Stations: The Nova features crew stations for a pilot, gunner, and support crewman. A large stand-up cabin provides ample room for longer missions and expeditions.[1]

History

  • The Nova first entered service during the Second Tevarin War in the 2600s, it was intended to replace Tumbril's DX20 as the new battlefield equalizer. The tank became famous after the Battle of Koren Pass in 2605, in which three Nova tanks held off an entire Tevarin strike team for more than sixteen hours.[1]

Model

Paints

Image Paint Name Description Price (aUEC) Price ($)
Nova WithSquad Concept.jpg
"Badland Skin" A limited sandy colour livery that was sold with the concept sale. n/a n/a
Nova Campfire Concept.jpg
"Snowblind Skin" A limited winter camo livery. n/a n/a

Development

The Nova was announced with a size 4 cannon in concept, it was upgraded to a size 5 cannon in release.[4]

Gallery

Nova Concept Aiming.jpg
Nova Concept Convoy.jpg
Nova HeavyTank Concept.jpg
Nova Campfire Concept.jpg
Nova Features Brochure.jpg
Nova WithSquad Concept.jpg

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Trivia

  • The Nova tank is commonly referred as "Tonk" by the community. It was based on a mispronunciation by the technical designer Corentin Billemont from the Around the Verse Holiday Special 2017.[5]

See also

  • [1]
  • Ship Shape: Tumbril Nova

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Nova Brochure
  2. Q&A: Tumbril Nova – Part 1
  3. Q&A: Tumbril Nova – Part 2
  4. Star Citizen Monthly Report March 2021. Retrieved 2021-04-07.
  5. Ship Shape: Tumbril Nova