"Now I wonder if anyone ever HAD to break the sound barrier in a tank before."
-Lieutenant Ross, 3rd Armoured Battalion
Most modern conflicts show that heavily armoured units are slowly becoming ineffective. Lighting-fast strikes have always been the key to victory, but advances in technology made fast attack imperative. Thus, the M4 Sabre was designed with speed in mind, with a power shield generator to absorb even the most powerful ordnance without weighing it down. Optimum crew size should be 3 (gunner, pilot and commander), but 2 crewmen are enough to let the tank operate efficiently. Even then, during an emergency, a single man can pilot the tank and use the main gun at the same time, thanks to the simple AI managing most functions.
Core: 1x M1 Fusion Core
Weapons: 2x M1 Plasma Cannon, 100 rpm, capable of piercing 20000mm of Chobham armor, manned by the pilot; 1x M2 Twin Plasma Turret
Engine: 1x S3 Hover Engine
Shields: 1x M3 Plasma Protection System
Supplies: 3x AR-2 Defender, 3x P-1 Predator, 3x 5l water bottles, 30x rations.
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