Work continues on the Vehicle Handbook (actually, we are in the very final stages!), which means I get to tinker around with all sorts of vehicles – seeing just what is possible.
With certain (not to be named) players in mind, I set about trying to create something very cheap, and yet very destructive. This is what I came up with…
Zircon Nuclear Gun Drone
Found only within military forces keen on testing the limits of interstellar law, the Zircon nuclear gun drone looks innocuous enough, being a relatively small and light grav vehicle, sporting only a single autocannon. However, the autocannon is loaded with californium rounds that have an effective yield of just under a kiloton. While high Tech Level enemies can render the Zircon all but useless through the use of nuclear dampers, more primitive armies will have few defences against a squadron of Zircons.
|Speed (cruise)||Very Fast (Fast)||Rear||25|
|Range (cruise)||2000 (3000)|
|Cargo||–||Equipment||Camouflage (advanced), Communication System (advanced, encrypted), Fire Extinguishers, Manipulator Arm (improved), Prismatic Aerosol Discharger, Robot Brain (advanced), Sensor System (improved, increased fidelity)|
|Weapons||Small Turret (medium autocannon, improved fire control)|
|Weapon||Range||Damage||Magazine||Magazine Cost||Traits||Fire Control|
|Medium Autocannon||6||6DD||100||Cr30000||Auto 3, Blast 500, Radiation||+2|