by Peter Walker and Pieter Thomassen, with Robert Morgenstern
Air Defense Robot ADR-12 Jaguar
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- One/two man Air Defense Destroid.
III. Service History:
- Served with the REF Army and Marines from 2029, and relegated to an
agressor role with the REF Army from 2035.
- Powerplant: 2 x RRL-2P Miniaturized Protoculture-cell
- Fuel Capacity:
- 16 Standard Canisters of Protoculture
- 9.8 lit. D2O reactant for fusion engines.
- Max flight speed : kph for two minutes.
- Max running speed : kph.
- Max hover altitude : meter for 1.5 minutes.
- Max jumping distance : meter.
- Combat radius (space) : total delta-v X kps.
- Protoculture supply : 250 hours operational use.
- Design G limits : X (Computer overrides at Xg)
- Hughes TPG-111 X-band pulse-doppler, providing medium-range detection and tracking of
targets at all altitudes.
- Phillips AllView multi-band digital camera system, for medium range all attitude
infra-red imaging, optical and ultra-violet band detection and tracking
- Thomson LT-5 multi-frequency laser ranger and designator.
Tactical Electronic Warfare System (TEWS):
- Elettronica Radar Warning Receiver (RWR)
- OlDelft Infra-red Warning Receiver (IRWR)
- Westinghouse ALQ-250(V) active sensor jammer
- Chaff dispenser
- 1 x EP-12 three-barreled 80mm particle gun pod, firing 240 rounds per minute. The barrels can be fired in sequence, or in one full power burst, with a rate of fire of 80 salvos per minute. This weapon fires 8.4 MJ pulses per barrel, and has its own dedicated protoculture cells and capacitor banks. The weapon is carried in the right arm of the Destroid. A stripped down version of this weapon later saw service as the EP-13.
- 2 x MRM-8, 8 variable warhead, medium range (65km) Mach 3.2 combined infra-red imager and active radar homing 260mm Diamondback missiles in box launcher with one set of reloads. Sixteen missiles are located above each shoulder.
- 4 x MM-4, 4 variable warhead, short range (8.2 km) Mach 3.0 combined infra-red imager and active radar homing 190mm x 540mm Hammerhead missiles. Eight missiles are located in each lower leg.
The armor on the Jaguar is a new development in low-mass composite-materials
Chobham plating that became the standard for all Terran mecha after its
application to the VQ-6A Vandal. Aside from the respectable protection provided against projectiles, missiles, and other kinetic weapons, this armor is also resistant to plasma globes (annihilation discs), lasers, and to a lesser extent, particle guns, owing to the fact that the armor can flake off and evaporate in layers under fire from such high-energy weapons, taking much of the weapon's energy and converting it into the latent heat of sublimation in the armor. The armor stops all small arms, heavy infantry weapons fire, and light mecha-mounted weaponry, and provides fair to good resistance to medium mecha-mounted weaponry, such as the Valkyrie's 55mm APFSDS round.
The Jaguar provides full protection from nuclear, biological, and chemical
hazards, using an overpressure cockpit environment activated by radiation and
hazardous chemical sensors, or manually when biological warfare conditions
are anticipated. The internal consumables supplies can provide atmosphere
for three days maximum.
See additional design notes.
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