105mm Low-Recoil Rheinmetall Liquid-Propelled Ammunition
by Pieter Thomassen and Peter Walker, with Tim Wing and Rob Morgenstern
FSDS-TU Fin Stabilized Discarding Sabot – Tungsten
A thin but long, high density (Tungsten) dart with a high muzzle velocity and little speed loss, giving a near instantaneous time-on-target. Due to the high flight speed, the round does not carry any guidance.
MAPHE-SG Multiple Kinetic Energy Penetrator — Self Guided
The MAPHE-SG is an anti-air artillery shell, with a warhead based on designs from the late 20th century. The shell incorporates a Lidar sensor and guides itself to the vicinity of the target, then fires four darts in an optimized firing pattern that virtually insures at least a 75% hit rate. These darts explode after penetrating the armor, destroying large parts of the internal structure of lightly armored targets, and large chunks of armor from heavier armored targets.
MPAF Multi-Purpose Airburst Flechette
This shell has a proximity fuse to explode above troop concentrations and releases hundreds of hypervelocity darts. Especially effective against body armor and light APCs, the effectiveness of this round is diminished by cover such as buildings. The round has some secondary capability against helicopters and other low and slow flying targets.
HESH High Explosive Squash Head
This round will impact on a target, crush the thin plating of the round and smear the plastic explosive inside over the armor of the target. A base fuse will detonate the plastic, causing a scab of armor to shatter. The shell is variable fused, and can be used as a general-purpose High Explosive shell. With impact fuse this shell is especially effective against Zentraedi battlepods.
SAD Sensor Artillery Delivered
Delivers a seismic/passive EM sensor and radio link to an area. Can stay active for two months.
Smoke & Incendiaries
Smoke and illumination/white phosphorus rounds are also available.
Late in the Second Robotech War a plasma shell was developed as replacement for the HESH and MPAF shells, but only a few thousand of this version were produced before the SC fell to the Invid. It was a most impressive round, releasing 30 MJ of thermal energy on impact.
TacNuke Tactical Nuclear Shell
A boosted tactical nuclear device, available only through direct order of the SC High Command, with a yield of 1 kiloton. This shell is a special weapons round, available only through direct orders of the Southern Cross Division General or his superiors.
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Original artwork by: Kogawa Tomonori, Hiroyuki Kitazume, Miyo Sonoda, Hiroshi Ogawa, Hirotoshi Ohkura and Takashi Ono
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