HIA S-12 Half Track Series

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HIA S-12 Half Track Series

Postby Machina Haruspex » Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:50 pm


The S-12 was a great success as an armored personnel carrier, alongst with it's other variants. It was air-transportable, and was able to be quickly moved where it was needed. Its variable armor system provided the adequate armor protection for the given situation. The speed of the APC allowed it to dismount its infantry to engage light targets and then quickly vacate the area. Working in conjunction with other armored units and supporting infantry, the S-12 proved to be worth its while, and were the most widely produced Haruspex vehicle in 2003, with over 125,252 vehicles and variants produced in total by Haruspex International Armaments.

There are four main models (A through D), which forms the basis for at least 24 variants. The initial idea was for a vehicle that could be used to transport a single squad of grenadiers to the battlefield protected from enemy small arms fire, and with some protection from artillery fire. In addition, the standard mounting of a remote turret allowed the vehicle to provide support by fire for the infantry squad once they had disembarked in battle.

Variants were produced for specialized purposes, including with anti-aircraft guns, anti-aircraft missile systems, light howitzers, anti-tank guns and mortars.

A good design feature of the S-12A was the large track area, with the characteristic "slack track" design with no return rollers for the upper run of track, and overlapping and interleaved main road wheels. This lowers ground pressure and provids better traction, giving the S-12A better cross country performance then one might expect of this design type. The vehicle is designed to traverse virtually all terrain and can climb at up to a 60% grade although at a much slower speed (About 10% of maximum road speed). It can also climb barriers and ford trenches. The vehicle can also handle side slopes of up to 30%.

There were 24 official variants, and sundry unofficial variants. Each variant is identified by a suffix to the model number. There was however some overlap in the variant numbers.

S-12A - Standard personnel carrier.
S-12A/1 - Anti-Aircraft Mobile. Armed with quad launcher of R4 Surface to Air Missiles
S-12A/2 - 81 mm Mortar carrier
S-12A/3 - Mobile Electronic Warfare Center
S-12A/4 - Command vehicle variant (Kommandowagen)
S-12A/5 - Assault Engineer vehicle with inflatable boats, assault bridges.
S-12A/6 - Another assault engineer vehicle with fittings to carry assault bridge ramps on the sides.
S-12B/1 - Armoured Ambulance.
S-12B/2 - Mobile Artillery. Equipped with a 75 mm L/24 low velocity gun.
S-12B/3 - Mobile Artillery. Equipped with a 75mm SRH-2 howitzer.
S-12B/4 - Fitted with two flame projectors and initially a rear mounted flamethrower, detachable but still connected to the vehicle, to be operated by dismounted infantry. This was in addition to the remote turret mount.
S-12B/5 - Anti-Aircraft Mobile. Armed with 4x23mm water-cooled HIA23 cannons.
S-12B/6 - Armored observation vehicle.
S-12C/1 - Mobile Rocket Artillery. Armed with Valkirie Multiple Artillery Rocket System.
S-12C/2 - Reconnaissance Vehicle
S-12C/3 - Mobile Electronic Warfare Center, with mobile masts.
S-12C/4 - Water Carrier
S-12C/5 - Fuel Carrier
S-12D/1 - Armoured Ambulance, has two more litter spaces then S-12B/1 model.
S-12D/2 - Mobile Artillery. Equipped with TAC-12 155mm howitzer
S-12D/3 - Armored Recovery Vehicle
S-12D/4 - Armored Cargo Hauler
S-12D/5 - Flatbed
S-12D/6 - Armored Water Carrier
S-12D/7 - Armored Fuel Carrier

Model Type: S-12 (A through D series)
Vehicle Type: Armored Personnel Carrier
Crew: Two (Driver and Commander)
Troop Carrying Capacity: 12 soldiers in full gear
Weight: 30 tons (27.2 metric tons)
Cargo Capacity: Minimal storage space in crew compartment; about three feet (0.9 m) in side dimensions for extra clothing, weapons, and personal items. Two rifles are stored in a compartment behind the driver's seat. Without troops, can carry up to 6 tons (5.4 metric tons) in rear troop bay.

Height: 12.9 feet (4.0 meters)
Width: 10 feet (3.0 meters)
Length: Main Body: 27.5 feet (8.5 meters)

Power Source: HVRL Diesel 550 hp (410 kW)
Power/weight: 24.1 hp/tonne
Suspension: Torsion Bar
Road Speed: 110 km/h (68.3 mph)
Off-Road: 52.5 km/h (32.5 mph)
Range: 300 km (186 mi)

Weapon Systems:
1. On the top of the vehicle is a remote turret which mounts a rapid fire heavy machinegun and an automatic grenade launcher. The turret is controlled by a gunner inside of the cockpit and has the ability to rotate 360 degrees and barrels can angle up to 85 degrees. Weapon mount is mainly designed for use against other vehicles and against infantry but can angle high enough to be useful against aircraft. Both weapons are in a single sleeve and elevate together.

1]HIA CGL-01 Automatic Grenade Launcher with a higher payload than what is standard. Weapon inflicts massive damage when firing bursts and is well liked by most turret crews.

Caliber: 35x32mm FG, BFG, TGG
Rounds: (In this case, it is a drum feed of 100)
Storage: Drum
Type: gas operated, magazine fed automatic grenade launcher
Overall length: 970 mm
Weight: 12 kg in light configuration (with scope and bipod, less magazine); 20kg on tripod, less magazine
Effective range: up to 600 m point targets; 1700 m maximum.
Rate of fire: 500 rounds per minute

2] The K1-2b Heavy Machine Gun.

Caliber: 12.7x109 mm
weigth: 25.5 kg MG itself, 41.5 kg on 6T7 tripod mount with 75 rds belt
Length: 1560mm
Length of barrel: 1040.40mm
Feeding: Linkless belt
Ammunition: 1100 rounds
Rate of fire: 650-750 rounds/min
V0: 820-860 m/s

2. Claymore Mines (16): Five mines are mounted on the sides of the APC, and three more on the front and the back. These launchers are manually controlled and do not rely on quirky computers that can be easily confused by such mundane things as mud or dust on uniforms.

Maximum Effective Range: a cone 50 feet (15 meters) long and 30 feet (9 meters) wide.
Payload: 16.

3. Smoke/Gas Dispensers (2): A smoke/gas dispensing unit is attached to each side of the APC. The dispenser releases a dense cloud of smoke that covers a 40 foot (12.2 m) area in front of the vehicle, It can also release tear gas. The dispenser can dispense prismatic aerosol for dispersing laser beams. This has the same effect as prismatic aerosol grenades.

Payload: 20 total; 10 charges each; typically 10 smoke, 5 prismatic aerosol, and 5 tear gas.

Sensory Equipment (Standard Model):
* Radio/ Video Communications: Long range, directional, has a range of 500 miles with short range directional radio of 5 miles.
* Spotlight: Range: 600 feet (182.9 meters)
* Thermo-Imager: Range: 2,000 ft (609 m). Finds the infra-red radiations of things that are warm. Also enables pilot to see in smoke, shadows and darkness.
* Nightvision Optics: Range: 2,000 ft (609 m). Uses light amplification to make a picture. Emits no light but will not work in absolute darkness. System can be dazzled by sudden bright lights but does not physically blind the pilot.

If interested in purchasing this vehicle, please make your orders here: HIA
Last edited by Machina Haruspex on Tue May 08, 2018 3:20 am, edited 3 times in total.
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