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OOC: I believe I have fixed all the problems found with it, but if you see any more feel free to post them.

The Selenarctan Strategic Defense Corporation (SSDC) is pleased to announce the development of the Cytostome Remote Fighting Vehicle (RFV). Loosely classified as an anti-infantry light tank (OOC: not a mech), the Cytostome RFV is designed for remote combat, infantry support, and reconnaissance.

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Two Cytostome RFVs before identifying labels are applied.

Armament: The Cytostome RFV is armed with one 10mm minigun and 3 auto-loading 30mm cannons. The 10mm minigun allows for variable fire up to 2,000 caseless rounds/minute with a 10,000 round magazine while each 30mm cannon has an approximate rate of fire of 6 rounds/minutes for a total of 18 rounds/minute and a 240 round magazine. Due the practical limitations of mounting said weaponry on a small chassis, both weapons feature shortened barrels that reduce their range and the 30mm cannons are limited to sequential fire and should not be fired simultaneously with the minigun..

Mobility: The Cytostome weighs in at just over 600 kg fully loaded and fueled, and can achieve speeds of up to 50km/hr on paved road, or 25 km/hr cross country. The Cytostome is fully electric, powered by a hydrogen fuel cell capable sustaining the RFV for 8 hours at maximum speed, 24 hours under general use, and more than 90 days in power down mode.

Remote Control: The Cytostome is controlled through a fiber optic tether, through fully armored internal antennas from up to 5,000 m away, or, under ideal conditions, though external antennas to a satellite link. (Please note that the above power estimates were conducted using a fiber link. Power consumption will vary while using radio control.) The control system, which features VR goggles and dual joysticks for tank-style controls, is designed for ease of use and allows the RFV to be driven by a single operator with minimal training.

Durability: All systems on the Cytostome are fully sealed beneath up to 6 cm of high grade stainless steel, and can operate up to 10 m underwater. Nearly all of the external surfaces are sloped to deflect projectiles, and the RFV is capable of righting itself from any position so long as it's not buried.

Production of the Cytostome RFV is expected to begin in approximately four months, with an initial production capacity of 500 units per month expanding to 1,000 units per month within 2 additional months.

Sales: The Cytostome RFV is not cleared for export yet, but is expected to cost 475,000NSC (OOC: 950,000 USD IRL).

Further Development: Plans are already under way for an optional multiple-missile launcher system instead of the 30mm cannons and for a solar panel attachment to recharge the fuel cell.

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Given a weight of 60g at least for a 15mm weapon, and 20,000 rounds, the ammuntion alone weighs 1.2 tonnes. We find this toy to be of no use or consequence. We have a much better combat robot already, one which does not make fantastical claims.

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Nice design, but that's one hell of a cheap tank with some fragile looking spines there :unsure:

OOC: At 350kg, it's hardly a tank, it's just classified as one for bureaucratic purposes.

Given a weight of 60g at least for a 15mm weapon, and 20,000 rounds, the ammuntion alone weighs 1.2 tonnes. We find this toy to be of no use or consequence. We have a much better combat robot already, one which does not make fantastical claims.

OOC: Changed to 10mm, and I forgot to mention they're caseless.

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OOC: Changed to 10mm, and I forgot to mention they're caseless.

OOC: Still 180 kg of ammo. (and the just the little bit of lead that comes out of one weapon. Add also, 400g for each of 240 rounds for each of the 30mm cannon.... {288kg for that ammo....})

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OOC: tbh, just those 3 autocannons alone should weighed more than that.

OOC: First time I've done one of these, but the M230 weighs only 55.9 kg. With a shortened barrel and much lower rate of fire (ergo lighter firing mechanism), 40kg each should be achievable. Increased total weight to 400kg and changed the minigun a little to lower weight again.

EDIT: Realized the weights still didn't add up, redoing the whole weight this time:

Part Weight Each Quantity Total Weight
Frame + Armor 150 kg 1 150 kg
Drive Train 30 kg 1 30
Tread 20 kg 2 20
Fuel Cell & Fuel 25 kg 1 25
Electronics, etc. 25 kg 1 25
10mm Minigun 55 kg 1 55
10mm Ammunition .01 kg 10,000 100 kg
30mm Cannon 40 kg 3 120
30mm HEI Ammunition .35 kg 240 84
Total 609 kg
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