The Winter series of powered-frames was fielded prematurely in the form of the AMX-101 Winter, a high speed atmospheric defensive armor, intended to repel possible SMX invaders. The AMX-102 is the identification code for updated AMX-101 units with the X-102 software and hardware package.
Set to become standard issue to AMX-101 units, the X-102 update package replaces a number of smaller critical parts, including the internal skeleton. These modifications grant the unit space warfare & tactical ability, seriously improving the unit's stability and efficiency. The upgrades also allow the newly designated AMX-102 to wield the Compressed Packet Rifle (an otherwise crew-servicable weapon) alone and with great ease.
To make up for the large target profile, physical strength and key tactical abilities (primarily armor suppression systems) have been added, making the 102 a natural enemy to any armor smaller in size. The unit is also able to dynamically shift its size, though it becomes bulkier as it's height is reduced, allowing it to fight indoors.
Government: Lorath, LSDF Organization: LSDF Type: Multi-role assault platform Power-Frame
Original Designation: LO-AMX-W-102 Production Designation: LM-PA-“Winter”-001A Designer: Leal 'Rebirth' Tur'lista Manufacturer: Lorath Matriarchy Production: Mass production Added Note: Overhaul of AMX-101 - New classification: 102
Crew:1 Maximum Capacity: 2
Width: 1.2 Meter Minimum Width: 1 Meters Height: 4 - 4.5 Meters Minimum Height: 2.2 Meters Mass: 550 Lbs
Ground speed: 750 MPH (Thruster assist) Air speed: Mach 10.2 (Interception) Air speed: Mach 5.3 (Cruising configuration) Zero Atmosphere: .425c Maneuverability: High
Madaq Rotation 1): 0.25 seconds Madaq Switch 2): 0.4 seconds Assisted Switch & Risk 3) : 1.1 Seconds, Low to moderate Mardaq Combat Recovery 4): 3 seconds (best case scenario) Escape Time 5): 24 seconds
Range: Interplanetary Lifespan: 30 years with semi-regular maintenance and upgrade cycles
Utilizing pre-existing technological concepts, the Subspace Field Assisted Rail Cannon utilizes complex magnetic and subspace fields to propel a projectile from the weapon at which border luminal velocities. The weapon is located on the right primary arm and is integrated into the Frame's structure, but can be removed if required.
Thanks to an overhaul and careful calibration of the targeting software and hardware, the useful range of the SFARC has more than doubled, with every aspect of the firing mechanism adjusted to ensure the round meets it's target, though the rate of fire suffers during attacks beyond 100 Km atmospheric, since the whole assembly needs time to calibrate and calculate the trajectory of the round. This makes it ideal for trans-orbital surgical strikes, augmenting it's existing scope of ability. The hip-fin mounted guns have a somewhat limited range, unless telescopic mounting arms holding the weapons are extended (putting them at risk). The loadout of the hip guns is typically better suited to high-speed combat whereas that of the arm is better suited to long-ranged engagement and sniping.
Depending on the requirements of the mission, the SFARC can be exchanged with an LGC or vica-verca on any of the four slots (two wrist, two hip). Standard issue units carry a single SFARC in the right arm.
Location: Primary Arm (Right), Internally mounted. An additional pair can also be hip-mounted. Purpose: Anti-Armor Effect: Various depending on rounds used. Range(Atmosphere): Up to 200 Km Rate of Fire: 2 Rounds per second. Delayed to 0.5 per second beyond 100 Km (Atmospheric only) Payload 100 Note: Technology based on: L-Mark-Two
Ammunition for the rail cannon is provided by an externally mountable container which attaches to the upper section of the primary arm equipped with the rail cannon. Through the use of gravity manipulation, the ammunition container for the Winter has been granted a near feather-weight, even while carrying a full load of ammunition. Ammunition for the weapon is fed through a link less feed system.
Located on the left primary arm of the Winter, the linear gatling cannon is an integrated version of the FMS-1 Linear Rifle "Stalwart Special". This weapon is a linear accelerator which is used to propel high velocity needle-like rounds at an intended target. The ammunition for this weapon is held in an external container which like the subspace rail cannon's ammunition container, has a gravitational control device which reduces the weight of the ammunition to feather-like weights. Depending on the requirements of the mission, the LGC can be exchanged with an SFARC or vica-verca on any of the four slots (two wrist, two hip). Standard issue units carry a single LGC in the left arm.
Location: Primary arm (left), internal. Primary Purpose: Anti-Armor (point defense) Secondary Purpose: Anti-Personnel Damage: Tier 4, Light Anti-Armor Payload 2500 .05 Caliber Ceramic composite linear rounds. Payload Note: Standard payload of ammunition is delivered by externally mounted container, 400 rounds are held internally. Rate of Fire: 700 Rounds Per Minute Notes: Internally mounted variant of FMS-1 Linear Rifle "Stalwart Special"
An augmented form of the original Plasma Vent Strip which takes advantage of various new plasmic engine augmentative technologies, the plasma vents now remain dense at a much greater range, requiring less plasma to create an effective weapon. Either a shotgun like cloud can be released or a highly intense and thin “beam” of plasma can be directed precisely to targets up to 100 meters away in any direction, though the stream does not change direction instantaneously.
There are two types of MCCPS - Internal and external. Internal are designed for cutting and parrying roles (with the exception of those mounted into the thumbs) while external are designed for assault. Each unit has its own stores of plasma, the cartridges identical to those found within the Magnetically Contained Charged Plasma Saber. This hand-held plasma saber is meant to produce a high strength projection of plasma, the power for the hand-held unit is delivered by its own plasma generating system and gas collection system but can be fueled by the unit if need be.
Up to two Compressed Packet Rifle with external fuel generator and capacitor pack. While two can be carried and wielded simultaneously, it hampers the mobility of the Winter substantially. Usually, one is carried within each hip fin and used on demand, the other delivered to an armor crew or kept for use incase of the destruction of the original.
Serving as the internal structure, the Movable frame consists of the following:
The structural meshing technology is a breakthrough in graviton control systems and is to be debuted with the Winter. This system is the reason for the Winter's substantially larger size over its potential competitors. It is expected that in the future it will give the Winter a tactical edge. More information can be found at: Structural Layering System
The following layers are used:
Structural Points: 15
A number of software calibrations and the addition of a structol strength amplification layer around the elbows, shoulders, wrists and calves and about the smaller chest-mounted arms allow the AMX-102 to lift greater loads and grant it a greater prowess in close combat. While using weaponry, this system reduces the majority of recoil to nil and allows the 102 to wield the Compressed Packet Rifle effectively.
64 retractible plugs lay under the skin of the Frame, tied in directly with the structural layering system. They allow for mounting of external armour, engines or other systems, doubling as hard-points. Each is no larger in size than a finger. During maintenance, these plugs also act as anchors against a support frame allowing the Frame to literally be turned inside out while holding it safely for work-crews.
Beneath the armor lie a series of retractable telescopic arms which are able to grasp objects and manipulate them (fore-arms, knees & hips) which are able to act as hard-points for missiles or even rifles. They are also able to extend from the body to perform high precision action, such as docking or even holding heavy objects. In testing, common uses for this system during combat have involved grabbing objects such as armor plating or foliage and using it to a great tactical advantage, an outcome not foreseen by designers who then enhanced the ability of these small claw-like arms to hold objects delicately without crushing them or exert forces of up to 120PSI (Via slow pressure-release structol memory alloy). There are a total of six, each no larger than three human fingers. Normally, they sit beneath the external layer of armor and are invisible. These arms also allow the Winter to lift and grip across surfaces without the assistance of the gravity repulsion capabilities of the structural layering system and give it a far more graceful recovery in the event it topples over.
Included in the Winter are several sensor packages which are designed to provide the optimal range of sensor perception possible while maintaining a small size profile:
An optional thruster system can be attached to the back of the Winter which resembles a pair of metallic Lorath wings. These wings utilize a large number of plasma vents which deliver a wider range of thrust which allows for superior maneuvering, greater control at higher speeds. The wings also include a stronger subspace field bubble generator which allows for the Winter to reduce it's mass by far greater amounts, resulting in greater maneuverability and acceleration. They are given only to act pilots and supplement the existing clamshell system.
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