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NSDF M47A9 Light Tank
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Information
Faction NSDF
Name M47A9 Light Tank
Codename Bobcat
Vehicle Type Armoured Assault Tank
Built By Unit Factory

Internal name avltnk
Health 2000
Ammo 1500
Built Time 7s
Scrap Cost 6

Hardpoints P cannon 1.jpg AT-Stabber
P missile 1.jpg Thermal Hornet
P special 1.jpg Solar Flare
Heat Signature 80%
Image Signature 220%
Radar Signature 10%

Description[]

A less powerful, less versatile older sibling to the Grizzly. The Bobcat was designed to be the NSDF's main battle tank after it served in large numbers during the initial Lunar establishment years, but has fallen out of use since Dr. Arkin's demands for a more effective replacement. Nonetheless, the Bobcat is a low-cost, reliable offensive unit.

The original main battle tank of the NSDF before the Grizzly was introduced, many veterans prefer the Bobcat over the Grizzly as a result of its faster top speed and larger nano-ammo capacity. The rocket hardpoint also allows the Bobcat to adapt to more situations than the Grizzly can. It is noted by commanders that the Bobcat requires less resources than the Grizzly, allowing for a larger amount of battle tanks to use against the enemy.

Original Design[]

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Having proven itself during the Second World War, the US knew a strong and versatile tank would be crucial to fighting on other worlds. This early design later became the NSDF Bobcat. It was all it was intended to be and more, outperforming anything in the German arsenal. The unit was so effective, in fact, that it remained in use during the Biometal Wars of the late 60s, more than twenty years after it first rolled off the assembly line. The original designs were later used again in the production of the Grizzly.[citation needed]

Attributes[]

Physics[]

  • 25m/s maximum forward velocity
  • 20m/s maximum reverse velocity
  • 20m/s maximum lateral velocity
  • 120°/s maximum rotation

Equipment[]

  • 25mm EDD armour
  • 1500 ammunition cells

Variants[]

NSDF M47A9-BD Light Tank
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Information
Faction NSDF Black Dogs
Name M47A9-BD Light Tank

Internal name bvltnk
Hardpoints P cannon 1.jpg AT-Stabber
P missile 1.jpg Thermal Hornet
P special 1.jpg Phantom VIR
Heat Signature 120%
Image Signature 220%
Radar Signature 10%

Black Dog Bobcat[]

Identical to the standard NSDF model in most respects, but carries Phantom VIR in place of Solar Flare. This modification also has the side effect of increasing the Bobcat's heat signature.

Bobcat EX[]

Red Betty[]

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The Red Betty differs from the standard Bobcat in only its paintjob, which is derived from the CCA Stoli. The custom craft as seen piloted by American soldiers who defected to the CCA with Wilhelm Arkin. The Red Betty is actually a custom model with the Stoli skin rather than a custom texture, and was created by DeusExCeteri to demonstrate the GEO Editing Utility. Its name derives from Bobcat Betty, one of her pseudonyms.

National Space Defense Force
Producers Recycler · Mobile Unit Factory · Supply Launch Facility · Heaval
Utility Scavenger · Tug
Defense Badger (Test Range Turret) · Longbow · Unabomber · Eagle
Offense Razor · Bobcat (Bobcat EX) · Grizzly (Ram · Stealth Tank) · Wolverine · Rat Pack · Thunderbolt · Sasquatch (Sasquatch AG)
Buildings Solar Power Plant · Lightning Power Plant · Wind Power Plant · Gun Tower · Barracks · Scrap Silo · Communication Tower · Supply Depot · Repair Hangar · Cafeteria · Command Tower · Headquarters · Launch Pad · Military Building · Military Prison · Shield Generator
Notable Members George Collins · Jason Bates · Wilhelm Arkin · William Stahl · Armond Braddock
Events Biometal War
Locations Luna · Mars
Cut Content Air Striker · Bio-Filter · Carrier · Cruise Missile Unit · Drone · Drone Carrier · Flak and Chaff Launcher · Nightingale · Nuke Silo · Plasma Gun · Striker · Striker launcher · VTOL Craft