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design by Lewis Roberts
The Omicron Attack Sled was designed and built inside of the Black Curtain. It was designed as a fast hard hitting attack craft. It has 4 centimeters of Bonded Super Dense hull, radically sloped in the front and rear to improve the armour's efficency. It's main armament is twin fusion guns; one mounted on either side of the hull in small turrets. For use against lightly armored targets, it is equipped with twin grenade launchers. These are mounted in two turrets at the rear of the sled. These launchers fire the standard 4-cm RAM grenades found throughout the wreckage of the former Imperium. A variety of grenade types ranging from nerve gas, tranq gas, fletchette, HEAP etc, can be carried depending on the mission and target. The fusion gun was designed to take out lightly armored opponents; if faced with heavily armored targets such as battle tanks, the Omicron is equipped with four TL-13 laser designated anti-tank missiles. If these prove ineffective, the high speed of the Omicron should allow it to flee to saftey while heavier units are called into action.
The Omicron has a wide range of sensors that should allow it to seek out and find Badlife targets. Its flight computer is a fiber optic model to protect against EMP damage from PAWS and nuclear weapons. It also is programmed with high skills levels that assist in its missions. It doesn't have skill with the automatic grenade launcher, so the grenade launcher is used against massed enemies, where if a grenade goes off it will still most likely hit a target. Single enemies are targeted by the fusion guns. The Omicron it primarily designed as a hunter/killer of moderately armoured targets, but it is suitable for other missions. It can be used as a scout or patrol craft, or to capture organic lifeforms with gas grenades.
While the Omicron is larger than the average security-bot, this gives it several advantages. It uses the larger of the two TL-13 brains. While this brain is less intelligent, it is far cheaper. For instance a H9 Heavy Combat Robot (from Vampire Fleets pg 83) costs 2.64 MCr of which the brain accounts for 1.91 MCr. The Omicron's greater size also allows it to carry larger weapons and heavier armor for only a modest increase in price over a H9. Its greater size does increase the possibility of detection, but EMM and decoys help counter this. The Omicron has a 1.6m3 cargo bay; this is useful for carrying other robots into battle, returning captives to base or ferrying supplies to units in the field. The Omicron is truly massive, but 60 tonnes come from the 4 cm thick armour plating it carries. The purchase price of the Omicron includes a full load of ammunition and fuel.
14 Omicron Attack Sleds = 47.6 MCr
400 Anti-Tank Missiles = 0.328 MCr
42333 Fusion Rounds = 1.015992 Mcr
4000 HE TL-9 RAM Gren.
4000 HEAP TL-9 RAM Gren.
2000 APERS TL-9 RAM Gren.
2000 CHEM TL-9 RAM Gren. = 1.056 MCr
Total = 50MCr
Omicron Attack Sled
|Weapon||ROF||Dam Val||Pen Val||Conc-Burst||Magaz||S Range|
|2x3 Mj Fusion Gun||1||52||52-52-26-5||C:3 B:5||500||260m|
|Weapon||ROF||Magaz||Indirect Range||Direct Range|
|2x4-cm Auto GL||5||100||3600m||240m|