|NOVA ASSAULT CARRIER
BackgroundWith the Badlands and surrounding habitable systems surrounded by Cardassian and Federation Territory, the need for a quick and efficient means of deploying ground troops became essential for the survival of the Maquis. This version of the Nova Carrier enables the Maquis to quickly land troops for ground assault or reinforcement. With her structural integrity fields strengthened to make landing a normal part of her operation the Nova Assault Carrier quickly descends into a planet's atmosphere, gathers intelligence on landing site, sizes up enemy or hostile ground strengths and formulates a plans to overcome such forces. The Arrow Class Assault Runabout deployed aboard serves as an advance scout as well as coordinates the beam in of Mobile Torpedo Launchers and an advance reconnaissance team.
Once the Nova Assault Carrier lands, a landing ramp quickly descends from her rear shuttle bay allowing ground troops and the deployed Light Armor Calvary units utilizing "Argo" style ATV units which are equipped with roof-mount phaser cannons making it ideal for mechanized land assault. With the Arrow in flight providing cover for the Nova Assault Carrier, the mothership becomes the center of operations supporting the ground assault with communication with orbital units, replenishment of supplies and troops for the ground assault, and beaming in and out of the Mobile Torpedo Launchers.
Marine Assault Team
Different varieties of theses uniforms are shown below. Traditional uniforms include the Starfleet version for deployment within Federation borders when hiding in plain site is as effective as stealth. Appearing as traditional Starfleet personnel allow Marines to penetrate into areas as they appear to belong there in the first place. Second is the Maquis version of the Uniform with traditional branch colors for shoulder padding. When Marines are deployed on Tropical or Desert planets, they have a version to help them blend in with surroundings as well.
Mobile Torpedo Launcher
While they can be used in space with the aid of an environmental suit, they are almost always encountered on a planetary surface. Grav bikes are incapable of achieving orbit, and are generally operated at heights of less than 50 meters. Although they do not have a true autopilot, they can be preset to follow a programmed set of way-points and have a basic auto-avoidance warning system. In the case of an injured or incapacitated operator, they can be slaved to another grav bike, or operated remotely from the Command Arrow Runabout.
The "Argo" style All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Assault Buggy is a very versitile land based vehicle. The Argo buggy was designed with special off-road tires and soft suspension that let it grip and turn with ease on rocky or sandy terrains. It has a tubular framework that is very flexible, yet strong. Although not recommended, the buggy can be driven at very high velocities and can withstand most bumps and impacts with little damage.
The buggy is armed with a rear-mounted, high power phaser cannon that is operated by one of the rear passengers. Each buggy is equipped with a dashboard-mounted display console, comprising a scanner and a remote control device for sending information updates to the Arrow Command Runabout computer. In fact, if the situation was required and the Arrow command crew were disabled, the Arrow could be launched and totally controlled from the lead buggy.
In the Non-Combatant arena, the Argo buggy comes in very handy as a land based reconnaissance vehicle, especially on planets with atmospheric conditions which would interfere with Scanners and Tricorders.
The Nova Class Assault Cruiser can carry up to 26 ATVs, while the TIGRIS model Assault Runabout is capable of holding 2 Buggies and the SILVERADO model Maquis Raider can hold up to 6 buggies, for larger reconnaissance missions.
- ACTD - Advanced Starship Design Bureau
- FSD: Starship Database
- Cygnus X1 Blueprint Db
- More Resources To Come.
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