Nova

Ground vehicle manufactured by Tumbril Land Systems
Nova Tank Cannon grassland.jpg
Production state
NovaTumbril-Nova-Logo.png
ManufacturerTumbril Land Systems (TMBL)
RoleHeavy Tank
SizeVehicle
Loaner vehicleAurora MR
Capacity
Crew1 – 3
Cargo0 SCU
Stowage1,000K μSCU
Cost
Buy
546,027 aUEC
Rent
Not avaliable
Standalone
$120
S. orig.
$105
Warbond
$95
W. orig.
$95
Availability
Time-limited sales
Pledge value
4,550 aUEC/$
Claim
Not available
Rent
Not avaliable
Specifications
Length16 m
Beam7 m
Height5 m
Max speed20 m/s
Mass134,950 kg

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]

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]

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

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

Vehicle profile

Isometric Above Port-side Front Rear
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Paints

Image Paint Name Description Price (aUEC) Price ($)
Nova WithSquad Concept.jpg
"Badlands" Sandy in colour. Limited edition. Only sold during concept sale. [not available] (tbc)
Nova EmberStorm.jpg
"Ember Storm" Ochre, Umber and dark grey camo pattern. [not available] 4.50 [4]
Nova GunMetal.jpg
"Gunmetal" Metallic silver in colour with dark grey accents. [not available] 7.00 [5]
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"Shifting Sands" Tan and white paintjob for desert environments. Limited edition. Only sold during concept sale. [not available] (tbc)
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"Snowblind" Grey in colour with white and black camo pattern. Limited edition. Only sold during concept sale. [not available] (tbc)
Nova Timberline.jpg
"Timberline" Olive green colour with orange and dark grey accents. [not available] 4.50 [6]

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
IAE2951-day5-crusader-nova-hercules-a2-front.jpg
IAE2950-day4-holosuite-nova.jpg
Invictus-2950-hologram-nova-01.jpg
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Invictus-2952-nova-tank-interior.jpg
Nova Firing Concept.jpg
Nova WithSquad Concept.jpg
Nova Campfire Concept.jpg
Nova Concept Aiming.jpg
Nova Concept Convoy.jpg
Nova HeavyTank Concept.jpg
Nova Features Brochure.jpg

Development

The Nova was announced with a size 4 cannon in concept, it was upgraded to a size 5 cannon in release.[7]

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.[8] Having been added to ingame shirts, "Tonk" is technically canon.

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. Nova Tank Ember Storm Paint. Pledge Store. Retrieved 2022-05-27
  5. Nova Tank Gunmetal Paint. Pledge Store. Retrieved 2022-05-27
  6. Nova Tank Timberline Paint. Pledge Store. Retrieved 2022-05-27
  7. Star Citizen Monthly Report March 2021. Transmission - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2021-04-07
  8. Ship Shape: Tumbril Nova
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