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MobileMortar-3


Name/Model# : MobileMortar-3
Designer/Manufacturer : Merr-Sonn Munitions Inc.
Combat Designation : Light Assault/Infantry Support Vehicle (NOTE: Speculated)
Scale : ?
Length : 3.2 Metres
Skill : ?
Crew Skill : ?
Crew : 2 (1 Pilot, 1 Gunner)
Troops : None
Cost : NEW 10,000 Credits USED 7,000 Credits
Propulsion System : X-7a Repulsor Engine and XA7 Drive Unit
Speed : 250 kph
Altitude Range : 30 metres above Ground Level
Manoeuvring System : 4 Thrust Vectors (inside X-7a), XA7 Drive Unit and Dual Steering Vanes working in conjunction
Manoeuvrability : ?
Cargo Capacity : 250 kg
Weapons : 1 MM-s3 Grenade Launcher
Crew: 1 Gunner
Details: MM-s3 Grenade Launcher
OR
1 E-Web Heavy Repeating Blaster
Crew: 1 Gunner
Details: E-Web Heavy Repeating Blaster
Cover : Most likely none
Shields/Body Strength : Shields None. Body Strength ?
Note : AAEG incorrectly states 300 kph speed. For exact body strength see AAEG. Also, it is the only source that states MM-s3 mounted on WW-676 increases fire rate, and awkward placement of targeting computer screen and controls reduces fire rate.

 

    The MobileMortar-3 is the combination of the MM-s3 Grenade Launcher with the WW-676 Repulsorlift Platform. Originally developed during the later years of the Old Republic, it remains in widespread use amongst Imperial, Rebel, New Republic forces, as well as planetary militaries. It must be noted however, that the WW-676 is not limited to carrying the MM-s3. Instead, an E-Web can be fitted in its place, with weapon's power generator fitted inside the ammunition locker. Normally, MobileMortar-3s are assigned to Imperial Army platoons as infantry support. When organized, four vehicles form a light mechanized infantry squad. Periodically, they work in tandem with speeder bikes for armed patrol missions.

    Boasting exceptional acceleration and tremendous manoeuvrability, the WW-676 sled is an elusive target, capable of conducting impressive midair manoeuvres and rapid climbs. These advantages however come at a cost. Since the only protection afforded to the crew are their seat restraining belts, this practically unarmoured sled relies on shooting and scooting. A mere blaster bolt from a blaster rifle will seriously damage this craft. To obtain maximum protection, the MobileMortar-3 lies close to the ground, quickly popping up to barrage enemy infantry, and disappearing before receiving any retaliatory fire. Situated underneath the pilot is the ammunition locker. The individuals who man these craft hail either as Imperial Army Specialists or Biker Scouts (most likely Stormtrooper Scouts).

 
   
Sources: AAEG***Pg 80 / EGWT***Pg 46, 47 / NEGWT***Pg 38
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