Category: Equipment

COMMANDER REPORT: Huckleberry Ridge Supply Base – October 29th, 2162

By , 02/08/2014 1:44 pm

MISSION FILE: Morrow Project Supply Base: Huckleberry Ridge – MO.
DATE: 10/29/2162
REPORTER:  Cathy Tanager – Base Commander
Report – Recon Team CA-4

Commanders Note: While it was nice that we got to spend time with another morrow project team, CA-4 personal are “Interesting” and a bit “Raw” from there years out in the wider world.

I could tell after 3 weeks, they had gone partially “Native” in this new world and had a more flexible viewpoint about “Morrow Project Rules and Regulations” than most teams.I recommend that they get a full psychological workout when the project is not so understaffed just to make sure that they are still “Fit for service”.

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Recon team CA-4 has filled out the required supply forms and have left our facility on October 28th, 2162.

A V-300 with 90mm Cannon based on the KFS Current Version (Model 2a61 Burbond Industries).

Crew: 3 (Gunner, Driver, Commander + 9)
Length: 6.4 Meters
Width: 2.54 m
Height: 2.7m (turret roof) 1.98 m hull top
Max Speed: 90km / 3km in water
Gradient: 60%
Vertical Obstacle: 2ft
Armor Value: 40 (B), 80 (NB), 8640 (EX). (Slat Armor Upgrade *1)
Primary Weapon: 90mm Cockerill Mk.3 Cannon (x39 rounds)*2 with a co axel 7.62 MG (2000 rounds).
Secondary Weapon: Mag-58 with 2000 rounds.
MASS: 59 (14514 kg combat load)
STATS: SP: 3200 STR:90 (150kW fusion) DEX: 6 PACE:15 INT: 25

Upgrades: Winch, Heater Kit, A very simple NBC (overpressure) system was installed by the MP Maintenance team.

*1 Note on additional wire cage on the side of the vehicle. The Sides of the V-300 has an added light weight steel cage which can detonate an Heat round before it hits the side. Any HEAT round that hits the cage has a 50% of detonation and only 1/2 the AP effect of the weapon. Any Pure Ballistic (Say a 50 cal AP ) round will not be stopped and will effect theV-300 normal.

*2 Even though it can take 39 rounds, it was only captured with 28 (20 HE, 8 HEAT (Effective Range 1Km).The Maintenance team created 6 more Canister Rounds (Taken from some old M590 Antipersonnel Canister Rounds traded by local trucker clan) ( Filled with 2000 steel wire Flechettes).

Basic Equipment in the V300:

Tool Kit (See pg.177), Shovel, pick, axe, sledgehammer, machete, bolt cuter, Camouflage Kit, M83 Solar unit, Tow Chain, 3 x Halon Fire Extinguishers, 50m Nylon Rope in bag, 2 pairs of dust googles. Electrical Tool Kit. Electronics Tool Kit, Mechanics Tool Kit (For internal combustion Engine), Simple Biological Identification Kit.

Medical: Large Medical Kit, Surgical Kit, 2x UniDrug Universal AntiBody / Antidote

Communications – Electronics:
AutoNav system, Vehicle Computer System (3.4 Ghz, 16 G Ram, 1 TByte SSD, Hardened), Two AN/PRC-70 Radios, One Radio Direction Finder, One Set of CP-7 Laser Ranger Finder Binoculars, 1 spare set of AN/PVS-5 Night Vision Goggles. 1 x 15 mega Pixel Camera with 30mm – 150mm Telephoto lens with 256 G SSD.

Team General Supplies:
Five Ration Packs, One Camping Kit, one Utility Box, two Trade Packs.
8 Extended Cold Weather Clothing System (EK-WAX)
8 Hazard Suits

Weapons:
Demo Kit + 2 cases of M112 Explosive + 4 Rolls of Primercord (154m each)
4 M1 Rocket Flares
1 M79 GL with a load bearing Grenadier Vest (empty)
4 Armburst 300
8 pounds of xxx black powder (Post War – KFS Manufacture)
Reloading supplies for BP Pistol (lead, bullet mold, crimping tool, Percussion Caps) (Post War -KFS Manufacture)

1000 9mm Rounds
1640 rounds of 5.56
100 rounds of 357 mag
400 rounds of 44 mag
200 rounds of 45 ACP
two cases of 7.62 linked (1600 rounds )
1/2 case of 40mm M433 HEDP (36 rounds)
1/2 case of 40mm M381 HE (36 rounds)
1 case of 40mm CS (24 rounds)
1 composite case of 40mm Rounds ( 12 multiple projectile, 6 stun bag, 6 M1029 Crowd Dispersal 6 parachute flares, 2 each color star flare)
1 Case of NICO Thunderflash Grenades (x16)
1 Case of M67 Fragmentation Grenades (x30)
1 Case of M34 WP (x16)
1 Case of AN-M8 Smoke (x16)

1 Fim-92A Stinger Launcher with 2 missiles

MORROW INDUSTRIES: PHOENIX WEAPONS SYSTEM

By , 09/05/2009 1:17 pm

MORROW PROJECT VEHICLES:

MPV_Phoenix

MARS PHOENIX WEAPONS SYSTEM – 1

In 2002, an engineer in the advance weapons lab of a subsidiary of morrow industries was pondering the short COMINGS of the MK3 LASER SYSTEM chronic problem with overheating with continuous fire. SHE decided TO ATTACK THE PROBLEM WITH AN OLD FASION ANSWER oF HAVING A 3 MK3 LASERS in ROTATED FIREING SEQUENCE SO NO one mk3 laser is firing for more than 1 SECOND.

THIS allowed for burst of fire (180 BPM) from the GATLING WEAPON SYStem that could never be sustained by a single mk3 laser. The cost of such arrangement was a huge DRAIN on the vehicles power supply.

THE only MPV that could withstand the power drain of the gatling mk3 laser fire on fully automatic was the mars-1. BY THE TIME of the war THE PRIME BASE MARS-1 was fitted with this system.

IN 2003, THE CONCIL OF TOMMORW decided that it needed a heavy support vehicle for the teams that had a smaller foot print than a mars-1 but carried a weapon that could cause pause to any force that could threaten the project.

The m1a2 heavy tank was a perfect fit for this mission, but the need to stock large amounts of 120mm ammunition was considered problematic but not un workable.

AGAIN morrow industries R+D came up with the solution of mounting the gatling mk3 laser within the turret of the m1a2 instead of the 120mm cannon. The upgraded fusion power plant of the m1a2 had enough power to drive the gatling mk3 for short burst of fire (ABOUT 90 FPM).

THIS SYSTEM IS ABSOLUTLY DEADLY WITHIN SHORT RANGE BUT WAS NOT EFFECTIVE AT RANGES GREATER THAN 500meters.

THE GATLING LASER DOES HAVE A CONTINUOUS MODE OF FIRE WHICH one laser will fire for 3 seconds then the next laser will fire for 3 seconds and so on thus allowing for continuous fire at a target.

THE SYTEMS POWER SYSTEMS NEED a battery to FILTER POWER from the vehicles fusion system. IT CAN HANDLE 30 seconds of continuous automated fire or burst fire before needing to recharge for 30 seconds.

THIS SYSTEM WAS placed in a limited amount of mars teams in the 2008 morrow updates, but was still considered a experimental.

Production history

Designer

Chrysler Defense

Manufacturer General Dynamics
Morrow Industries

Specifications

Weight

67.6 short tons (61.4 metric tons)

Length

Gun forward: 28.04 ft (9.77 m)

Hull length: 26.02 ft (7.93 m)

Width

12 ft (3.66 m)

Height

8 ft (2.44 m)

Crew

4 (commander, gunner, power engineer, driver)

Armor Chobham, RHA, steel encased depleted uranium mesh plating

Primary

armament

3 Mk3 Lasers in a Gatling Configuration

Secondary

armament

1 x .50-caliber (12.7 mm) M2HB heavy machine gun

2 x M240 7.62 mm machine guns (1 pintle-mounted, 1 coaxial)

Engine

Honeywell AGT1500C multi-fuel turbine engine

1500 hp (1119 kW)

Power/weight

24.5 hp/metric ton

Transmission

Allison DDA X-1100-3B

Suspension Torsion bar
Ground clearance

0.43 m (M1A2)

Operational

range

Fusion Power Plant (Unlimited)
Speed

Road: 42 mph (67.7 km/h)

Off-road: 30 mph (48.3 km/h

MK3 GATLING LASER SYSTEM

EFFECT RANGE 1000M

CONTINUOUS 700 EF per second (2100 max)

BURST FIRE (EF 700)

SHORT

1-10 rds

MED

11-20 rds

Long

21-30 rds

NOTE:

WHEN FIRING THIS WEAPON SYSTEM, NO NOISE IS GENERATED BY ITS OPERATION AND YOU CAN ONLY SEE THE LASER IN WHEN DUST OR SMOKE IS IN THE PATH OF THE LASER.

1978 International Harvester SSII “Scout”

By , 07/03/2009 10:57 pm
1978 International Harvester SSII "Scout"

1978 International Harvester SSII “Scout”

CREW 3
LENGTH 3.832m
WIDTH 1.70m
HEIGHT 1.77m
GROUND CLEARANCE .335m
TURNING RADIUS 6.52m
MAX. ROAD SPEED 144km/hr
FORDING DEPTH .75m
GRADIENT 60%
VERTICAL OBSTACLE .2m
TRENCH .25m
ARMOR CLASS 15
ARMAMENT Kalashnikov SAW (on roof post mount)
AMMUNITION 5 75-rd drums (375 rounds)
FUEL CONSUMPTION 6.5km per Litre Off-Road, 8.5km per Litre Road/Highway
FUEL STORAGE 125 Litre Diesel internal tank, additional 200l tank mounted in the bed.
RADIUS (FULL FUEL LOAD) 1056..25km Off-Road, 1381.25km Road/Highway
CARGO CAPACITY 400kg


The International Harvester Scout was one of the first commercially available purpose-designed consumer Four Wheel Drive off-road vehicles available on the US market. Production began in 1961, peaked in 1978 and ended in 1982 when the company went bankrupt.


This vehicle was salvaged in 2062 from a junkyard outside Fresno, California. All the glass was missing and there was extensive body damage, but the undercarriage and frame was intact and rust-free. The drive train, suspension, engine and electrical system were completely replaced by salvaged or fabricated parts. The body panels and fibre-glass travel top were largely replaced by with 10mm steel plate or removed altogether. The 71L internal fuel tank was replaced by a larger 125L fuel tank. Window shutters were added to allow side vision from inside the cab, and twin plates of 19mm Lexan (AV 16) were installed in place of a windshield to allow forward vision. Vision is somewhat restricted inside the cab. Access is through two side hatches and a rear swing door. The roof behind the cab over the bed is left open but the box has armoured sides and rear, and a fabric pull-cover. The rear and front seats were removed and replaced with two bucket seats in front, plus a folding jump seat for an extra passenger behind the driver. Optionally, a third bucket seat can be installed in the bed for a gunner (including a seat-belt for off-road safety). A post mounted was added on top of the cab, allowing someone to stand (or sit in a gunner’s chair) in the bed and fire forward over the roof of the cab.


Cargo is limited due to the weight of the armour plating and fuel. Normal crew is a driver, navigator radio operator, and gunner/observer. There is room for another passenger or cargo, but generally not both! This is not a transport or combat vehicle but a scout vehicle. There are two 20L jerrycans for water mounted in a rack bolted to the rear door, and two spare tires (one in the bed and another on the hood). There is a post mount on the roof


Interestingly enough, the bulky and somewhat unreliable “CeeBee” mounted between the passenger and driver is not a salvage set but actually a home-built two-wayAM/FM transceiver set and amplifier using vacuum tubes and crystals. The main antenna is a 5m whip tied off on the hood, and a spare is carried which can also be mounted if another radio set is carried. Radio range is generally line-of-sight (10km or so), but with the antennas deployed and using Morse code, ranges of four or five times (if not more) are possible, given atmospheric conditions.


Normally, the Scout doesn’t run at night except in an emergency. Stored in an armoured lock-box behind the driver’s seat (under the jump seat) are two complete headlight assemblies, a spotlight and spare bulbs. These components are worth almost as much as the vehicle itself. When night running is deemed absolutely necessary, the lights are taken out, checked and tested and then installed, a careful process that can take upwards of 30 minutes to an hour. The headlamps fit into armoured boxes on either side of the grille, and the spotlight has a bracket on the right rear side of the roof that allows it to be aimed from inside the cab by the passenger or from outside by the gunner or someone standing in the bed.


There is a ram plate/brush cutter mounted in front of the grille, and there is a winch on the front bumper. The cab can get rather warm in the summer due to the plate metal, although louvers (draft windows) on the post in front of the door, vents in the roof and the open rear bed alleviate this somewhat. In return it’s also cold in the winter, as there is no internal heater. There is no NBC protection or detection system. The Scout’s main weakness is the driver’s side and passenger side windows are simply armoured shutters, and are kept open to provide vision and ventilation, although they have mail “curtains” to guard against missile weapons but not gunfire, as do the tires. Additionally, the roof of the bed is open and it’s possible a Molotov cocktail could land inside or on the fabric pull-top, although the diesel fuel is a low fire hazard. Fire suppression is provided by a single hand-carried C02 fire extinguisher. A final weakness is the rear spotter/gunner has little protection from the waist up, and any weapon mounted on the post can’t be trained to the rear or rear sides (front 180 degrees only).


Normally, this Scout is armed with a Kalashnikov SAW (RPK), a crate of a dozen smoke bombs and at least one “buzz bomb” (reusable RPG/Panzerfaust, effective range 150m) with a couple reloads stored in the locked “ammo box” behind the passenger seat. Boxes of pyrotechnics can be added for signaling (crossbow bolts with flares or coloured smoke bombs attached). There is a removable spring-loaded “grenade launcher” attached to a bracket on the rear left side to allow for the launching of smoke bombs or larger flares in a 360 degree arc and straight up (but not explosives or any 40mm grenades). The Scout can generate a heavy smoke screen by dumping diesel fuel into the exhaust (which is vented from a stack piped up the right side of the hood) controlled by a dashboard switch.


Standard practice in dangerous areas is to work in pairs, where one vehicle advances while the other covers, then the other moves past. Truckers are usually in no hurry to get killed, and will take all the time they need to survey a scene if something doesn’t look right. Aside from the SAW (and his personal weapons) Fred also keeps a pump shotgun and a box of 22 cartridges in the ammo box mounted behind the front passenger seat for “close encounters”.

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