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Nova

Ground vehicle manufactured by Tumbril Land Systems
Nova Tank Cannon grassland.jpg
NovaTumbril-Nova-Logo.png
ManufacturerTumbril Land Systems (TMBL)
RoleHeavy Tank
SizeVehicle
Crew1 – 3
Cargo capacity0 SCU
Production state
  • Flight ready
Loaner vehicleAurora MR
Cost
Buy546,027 aUEC
Rent (1 day)10,920.54 aUEC / 5,460.27 REC
Pledge
StandaloneUS$120
OriginalUS$105
WarbondUS$95
OriginalUS$95
AvailabilityTime-limited sales
Specifications
Length16 m
Beam7 m
Height5 m
Max speed20 m/s

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]

In-game description

Tumbril's new Nova is a classic battlefield warrior, reimagined for the modern age. This heavy tank offers a devastating combination of weaponry to eliminate threats on the ground and in the air.

Specifications

Avionics
Radarnav.svgRadars
1x
S0
GRNP - Groupe Nouveau Paradigme
Computernav.svgComputers
1x
S2
M Computer
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Systems
Powerplantnav.svgPower plants
3x
S0
LPLT - Lightning Power Ltd.
Coolernav.svgCoolers
2x
S0
JSPN - J-Span
Shieldgeneratornav.svgShield generators
3x
S0
SECO - Seal Corporation

Propulsion
Fuelintakenav.svgFuel intakes
1x
S1
Fuel Intake
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Fueltanknav.svgFuel tanks
1x
S1
Fuel Tank
N/A - Unknown manufacturer

Weaponry
Turretnav.svgTurrets
1x
S5
Main Turret
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
1x
S2
Remote Turret
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Missilenav.svgMissiles
2x
S6
Missile Rack
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Utilityitemnav.svgUtility items
2x
S1
S Noise Launcher
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
2x
S1
S Decoy Launcher
N/A - Unknown manufacturer

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]
  • Long-Range Ballistic Cannon: The main gun of the Nova fires large-caliber artillery rounds with high accuracy and velocity. It is designed for both ground-to-ground and ground-to-air engagements.
  • 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" A limited sandy colour livery that was sold with the concept sale. n/a n/a
Nova EmberStorm.jpg
"Ember Storm" Tan, red and black camo for desert environments. (tbc) (tbc)
Nova Timberline.jpg
"Timberline" Olive green with orange accents. (tbc) (tbc)
Nova GunMetal.jpg
"Gunmetal" Metallic silver paintjob. (tbc) (tbc)
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"Shifting Sands" Tan and white paintjob for desert environments. (tbc) (tbc)
Nova Snowblind.jpg
"Snowblind" A limited winter camo livery. n/a n/a

Gallery

Day06 TopBanner Nova.jpg
Nova Tank Interior 01.jpg
Nova Weapons missiles.jpg
Nova Tank Cannon grassland.jpg
M2 Carry 2 Nova Tanks.jpg
Nova exiting hercules.jpg
Nova firing cannon.jpg
Tumbril-Nova trailer-Thumb.jpg
Nova-aim-up.jpg
Nova Tracks.jpg
Nova cockpit chairs.jpg
SKU StarLifter M2 Nova PACK-1-Min.jpg
Nova-rough-terrain.jpg
Tumbril Nova CrossBanner 21-9-Compressed.jpg

Nova - On Wala with 2nd and C2 in BG.jpg
IAE2950-day4-holosuite-nova.jpg
Invictus-2950-hologram-nova-01.jpg
Invictus-2950-hologram-nova-03.jpg
Invictus-2950-hologram-nova-02.jpg
Invictus-2950-hologram-nova-04.jpg

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

Nova Firing Concept.jpg
Nova WithSquad Concept.jpg

Nova Campfire Concept.jpg

Development

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

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. Engineering - Comm-Link
  3. Q&A: Tumbril Nova – Part 2. Engineering - Comm-Link
  4. Star Citizen Monthly Report March 2021. Transmission - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2021-04-07
  5. Ship Shape: Tumbril Nova
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