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AG-20 White Tiger Infantry Fighting Vehicle [MT, ZDI]

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Z.D.I. AG-20 'White Tiger' Infantry Fighting Vehicle
The Answer to Modern Ground Warfare. Made into Reality by the AG-20.

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A FEUMC AG-20A during live-fire drills in Fort Murray.

UNIT COST: $3,800,000 (IFV), $3,300,000 (APC), $4,200,000 (Marine), $4,000,000 (RV)
DPR (Combined): $30,400,000,000

The Zeus Defense Industries AG-20 White Tiger is a line of infantry fighting vehicles targeted for service in the Federal Eastern Union Defense Forces and international forces. Its initial production commenced in 2007, aiming to replace the BMP-2 and some BMP-3 units in service.

The AG-20's primary contractor and fielder is the Greater Eastern Imperium Defense Forces - who, under the designation name EA-20, has fielded at least 3,200 of them in place of M113's, following a victory on the contract against Kronos Systems' proposal to modify the K21. As of 2015, several units of the AG-20 and its many variants are marketed for export via Zeus Defense Industries.

History

The Greater Eastern Imperium Army, learning the flaws of the previous M113 lacking adequate anti-tank capability, has called for a new infantry fighting vehicle that can become both a battle taxi and a capable armored fighting vehicle. To fit to such standards, development of what later became the AG-20 White Tiger began in 1997. The fielding of the BMP-3 and the M2 Bradley by several neighboring states, as well as combat experience of the Greater Eastern Imperium Army with the BMP-2, has helped the builders of the AG-20 White Tiger to lay out the concepts of how the future of infantry fighting vehicles would be laid out. Following evaluation of the BMP-3, previous considerations for a low-caliber, 25 mm gun was rejected: instead, the AG-20 was designed with a 40 mm gun and anti-tank missiles to complement its attack capabilities.

With those concepts, the first forms of the AG-20 White Tiger showed up: a capable infantry fighting vehicle, featuring greater capabilities than the M113 and the BMP-2 in every field. Revealing itself for the first time in public in February 2004, it was estimated that the AG-20 White Tiger saw first service in late 2008 in the Greater Eastern Imperium Army, though exact details of such are unconfirmed. Nevertheless, since then, over two thousand units came into service under the Greater Eastern Imperium Army, while some units were delivered to the Marine Corps for both combat evaluation and combat service.

Design
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Example of armor from AG-20.
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Configurations

The AG-20 White Tiger's primary armor is consisted of multiple layer armor (with S-2 glass fiber and ceramic complex) including lightweight aluminium alloy, which has contributed to high armor capabilities while not taking up as much weight. In addition, it features modular armor on the sides, which can be configured into various different types: for example, if it is required to cross rivers or engage in amphibious landings, then the armor would be made to be suitable for floating, thereby made advantageous to crossing river. Or for another example, if it is assigned to into a high-density warzone that can face with heavily-armed infantry and mechanized forces, then the armor can be configured with heavy, reinforced armor and even reactive armor. Furthermore, to prevent further explosions after the fuel tank is hit, it has a self-sealing fuel tank that can absorb the impact of projectiles into the fuel tank, as well as an automatic fire extinguishing system to prevent fires from escalating into explosions that eventually devastate the vehicle.

The AG-20 is capable of carrying a total of 8 passengers and 3 more vehicle crew members, which is an advancement compared to other IFV's, such as the M2 Bradley and the BMP-3. With a Battlefield Management System and a system similar to that, the vehicle crew and its passengers are able to be instantly notified about what battlefield environment they are encountering, contributing to the enhancement of their situational awareness. A 16-inch screen system brings all information from the battlefield management system and/or systems of the like and displays it, making all passengers aware of the situation.
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The 40 mm gun on the AG-20.
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Armament

The AG-20's armaments are primarily within the 'Mars' Unmanned Turret System - an unmanned turret developed and built by Zaphod Industries. The turret's primary armament is an automatic 40 mm gun, along with a coaxial 7.62 mm of the operator's choice. Though original plans included carrying a 25 mm gun with anti-vehicle capability supplemented by anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM), the news from the BMP-3 - which the AG-20 may encounter in combat - has convinced the designers of the AG-20 White Tiger to integrate a 40 mm gun as the AG-20's main armament. However, the turret was configured to hold guns of other calibers, such as the 35 mm, 30 mm and even the 25 mm gun that was originally planned.

In addition to the 40 mm gun, the AG-20 is also armed with four anti-tank guided missiles, which are also stored on the unmanned turret designed and built by Zaphod Industries. The type of the anti-tank guided missiles stored does not matter, as long as its size is on the range of the Kornet-EM and the LIG Nex1 Raybolt, both of which are primarily used in the Greater Eastern Imperium Army version. The four anti-tank missiles give the AG-20 capability to stand a chance against modern, third-generation tanks: in other words, it is not going to be massacred by tanks - it will stand against it.

Mobility

The AG-20's propulsion is handled by the ZeusTech DV-02-1X diesel engine, which is equipped with a turbocharger, providing a thrust of about 800 hp. An upgraded version of the engine, which will be revealed in late 2015 is estimated to feature greater thrust from the DV-02-1X engine. The engine is also connected to the water-jet propulsion unit, which is only on the Marine Corps variant and is single-stage and axial.

Countermeasures

For its countermeasures, the AG-20 can be employed with armor (mentioned a bit above), soft-kill and hard-kill countermeasures against incoming missiles or enemies. The vehicle employs a selection of NERA and ERA produced by Zaphod Industries, which means that either of them can be chosen by the user. The (N)ERA packages are designed to be extremely modular, allowing for rapid replacement right on the field. It is also capable of holding slat armor, which has been proven effective in defending vehicles against RPG's and such.

The AG-20 is equipped with the 'Ares-U' Active Protection System as its primary soft-kill and hard-kill system. Its millimeter-wave radar, having four modular panels, enables a 360-degree detection capability, along with the Advanced Projectile Detector (APD), which has incorporated a bit of technology used on fighter sensors to enhance IR detection capability. Once a projectile is detected, the on-board computer analyzes and calculated the vectors almost instantly, while classifying the projectile. Then, soft-kill countermeasures are launched - smoke grenades that can blind the enemy from visual, IR and, to some extent, radar detection are fired. If the soft-kill countermeasures fail, it's time for the hard-kill system to swing into motion: as it calculates the trajectory almost instantly, the neutralizers are fired, destroying the enemy attack. With this, the 'Ares-U' features a robust capability against ATGM's and anti-tank rockets. However, in addition to this, the 'Ares-U's upgrades are scheduled to make the system even capable of dealing with high-speed means of attack, such as HEAT, APFSDS and top attack munitions.

Variants

  • AG-20A IFV: Standard Army IFV variant. Does not feature waterjets.
  • AG-20B APC: Standard Army APC variant. Features an armament of 7.62 mm/12.7 mm RCWS instead of 40 mm turret.
  • AG-20C Cataphract: Dedicated Cavalry Fighting Vehicle variant of the AG-20A. Developed in request of the Joint Defense Forces of Central Jeffersonia, and capable of carrying 2 recon soldiers instead of 8 standard soldiers, while featuring increases in ammo and missile storage. Also features significant communications and electronics modification packages compared to the AG-20A.
  • AG-20F Flanker: Not to be confused with the Sukhoi Flankers, it is a variant dedicated to carry several anti-tank guided missiles for anti-vehicle warfare, strike missions, fire support and so on. Fitted with eight Spike NLOS-class missiles initially. Pictured is a prototype model.
  • AG-20G MGS: Mobile Gun Variant. Armed with 105 mm gun.
  • AG-20R Recovering Tiger: Recovery vehicle.
  • AG-20S Sea Tiger: Marine Corps variant featuring waterjets and amphibious capability. Can be used as AAV to a limited degree.

Specifications

  • Weight: 25 t
  • Length: 7.0 m
  • Width: 3.3 m
  • Height: 2.65 m
  • Crew: 3 crew + 8 passengers
  • Armor: Reinforced (Glass Fiber + Ceramic) Armor, Modular Armor, ERA/NERA
  • Main Armament: 40 mm Gun, four ATGM Launchers
  • Secondary Armament: 7.62 mm Coaxial Machine Gun
  • Engine: ZeusTech DV-02-1X diesel engine (800 hp)
  • Suspension: In-arm Suspension Unit
  • Operational Range: 550 km
  • Speed:
    • 72 km/h (road)
    • 45 km/h(cross-country)
    • 7 km/h (water - faster for AG-20S Sea Tiger)

Unit Pricing

  • AG-20A IFV: $3,800,000
  • AG-20B APC: $3,300,000
  • AG-20C Cataphract: $4,300,000
  • AG-20F Flanker: $4,300,000 (missiles not included)
  • AG-20G MGS: $4,200,000
  • AG-20R Recovering Tiger: $4,000,000
  • AG-20S Sea Tiger: $4,200,000
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