Nova

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Nova
ManufacturerTumbril Land Systems (TMBL)
SizeVehicle
FocusHeavy Tank
Production stateIn Concept
Cargo capacity0 SCU
Cost
Pledge cost105 USD
Specifications
Maximum speed20 m/s
Length16 m
Beam7 m
Height5 m

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

Diagram of the Nova's Features
  1. Vehicular Shields: In addition to its composite body armor, the Nova comes standard with Second Skin Shields for an extra layer of defense.
  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.
  3. 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.
  4. "Firebug" Energy Missile Launcher: Self-charging launchers that fire clusters of compressed energy to saturate ground targets with explosive blasts.
  5. 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]

Additional Information

The main gun of Nova is restricted to forward-facing position when the tank is used in single-operator mode. It is not subject to the limitation if crewed by dedicated player or NPC operator, and can be used in 360-degree swivel rotation.[2]

The missiles and laser repeater weapons were 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]

This vehicle also comes with weak spots that can be exploited in engagements. Specifically, the rear entry and exposed tracks are considered as vulnerable areas of the tank.[2]

History

File.svg Main article: Battle of the Koren Pass 

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]

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) 12 x 2

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.[4]

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