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Snow Lion A.P.C.
Big, heavy, All-Terrain Personnel Carrier
Capacity: Can transport up to 18 passengers comfortably, 20 cramped,
depending on the configuration and use of the rear and side cargo bay.
It can carry 20 tons and pull an additional 100 tons (although max.
speed is reduced by 30%).
Height: 12 feet (3.6 m)
Width: 14 feet (4.3 m)
Length: 20 feet (6 m); the additional trailer adds another 20 feet (6 m)
for a total length of 40 feet (12.2 m).
Weight: 10 tons for the main vehicle, and another 6 tons, plus cargo,
when the trailer is attached.
Power Source: Liquid fuel combustion engine and independent generator
system with a range of 700 miles (1120 km), or nuclear (with unlimited
Speed: Top: 60 mph (96 km), with a typical cruising speed of 40 mph
(64 km). Deep snow and treacherous terrain may reduce speed to under
20 mph (32 km) and hauling a trailer full of cargo will reduce speed by
Life Support: Air circulation and cleaning system with gas filtration
and toxic warning system. The vehicle’s cab/pilot’s forward section
and troop/cargo cabins can be sealed independently and have an air purification,
purge and circulation system (with an 8 hour supply of oxygen)
that can clean and recycle breathable air for approximately 14
days. Can withstand up to 400 Rads of radiation.
Sensors: The Snow Lion has a digital HUD with passive nightvision
and auto-range-finding (1,500 feet/457 m each), and all standard, large
vehicle sensors and features.
M.D.C. by Location:
Forward Windows (4 large; front cab) — 25 each
- Headlights (4) — 2 each
- Rear Lights (4) — 2 each
- Small Spotlights (2; top of cab) — 10 each
Cab Hatches (2; one on the side, one top rear) — 60 each
Large Bay Doors of Side Compartment (2; front & back) — 120
- Large Hatch (1; rear of small passenger compartment) — 100
Tractor Treads (2) — 90 each
- Side Mounted Laser Turrets (2) — 100 each
- Top Mounted Grenade Launchers (2) — 100 each
Short-Range Missile Launcher (1; drivers side) — 150
Designed for traveling through, over and across snow and ice. There is a small pilot’s
compartment with room for the driver and 2-3 passengers. Behind the
pilot’s compartment and on the right side of the pilot are enclosed environmental
compartments used for transporting troops — 6 behind the
pilot, 10-12 in the side compartment) or to haul cargo. Passengers in
the side compartment are placed in (removable) reclining seats, plus
there is a computer and communications stations and monitor, a large
storage cabinet for stowing gear, a 20 gallon water cooler, and a small
bathroom with sink and toilet (100 gallon flush tank). The back compartment
is more austere with removable bench seating and no special
features other than an intercom to the cab and other passenger section.
The Snow Lion can take on the toughest and coldest arctic conditions.
It can drive through blizzards, ride atop deep snow, and even survive
getting caught in an avalanche. A plow can be attached to the front
to give the vehicle snowplow capabilities. The vehicle’s track/tread
system also makes it an all-terrain vehicle capable of navigating snow,
ice and rocky trails, climbing over fallen trees and debris, and even riding
through water no deeper than seven feet (2.1 m). It can also climb
stairs and fairly steep hills and mountains, able to ascend inclines of up
to 55° maximum (30° to 45° is optimum).