NWO Military WRs News: The Inisfreean army now has trillions of these land-based MPHAs at its disposal.
NWO Military WRs
The terrestrial equivalent of the aerospaceborne MPHAs, White Rhinos (WRs) are Inisfree's eclectic Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs); a fusion of the Main Battle Tank (MBT), artillery, mortars, Surface-to-Air Missile(s) (SAM) site, helicopter rocket pods, Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAAV), the Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) variants, a crime laboratory, breaching (battering ram) vehicle, and a Human Exploitation Team (HET) interrogation facility. Each WR is resilient and versatile enough to be considered a mobile Forward Operating Base (FOB) on-par with the like-named entrenchment camps of the Outlander Marine Corps. Originally called the "Earthquake", this vehicle now gets its name from the legendary race of Rhinoceros infamous for being the largest, most numerous, and most aggressive of its species.
Overall, the form of this vehicle is that of a rectangular prism with eight large off-roading wheels, and its undercarriage rests three feet above the ground. The measurements of each WR are L/D50' x W15' x H16'. Below, for comparison, are the dimensions of some of the tanks used to make this design:
Four spherical pod gun turrets are just inside the top corners, with the remainder of the top deck divided into two sections; the first three fifths of this area, from the vehicle's front, have driver and artillery gunner spherical pods, with the back two fifths of this area reserved for the silenced artillery and mortar turret. The bottom deck is divided into five sections; the front one for Gatling guns to assist in breaching, the second from the front for housing Prisoners-Of-War (POWs), the third as an airlock connecting the side hatches with both POW compartments, the fourth as the second POW housing, and the fifth being the second airlock connecting the back of the second POW compartment to the rear ramp hatch.
- LAV-25A2, LAV-AD, LAV-AT, LAV-C2, LAV-EFSS, LAV-L, LAV-M, & LAV-MEWSS: L/D21' x W8' x H9'
- M1A4 "Abrams" MBT: L/D32' x W12' x H8'
- M577 APC: L/D30' x W13' x H9'
- Marine Personnel Carrier (MPC): L/D?' x W?' x H?'
- "Merkava" V MBT: L/D30' x W12' x H9'
- ZSU-23-4 "Shilka": L/D22' x W10' x H12'
Each WR has room for 18 Inisfreean Storm Troopers in their suits, as well as up to a few dozen human-sized POWs, depending on how they are stowed in the stasis tubes, interrogation tables, and remaining walking space. When cramming Outlanders (of human size) into this vehicle, there is room for about 80 fit females (in addition to the crew of 18); the same capacity as a double-decker bus from London.
All hatches, even when open, double as semi-permeable 'smart'-membranes allowing only Inisfreean crewmembers and their intended cargo to pass through, preventing any POWs from fleeing; POWs are only able to disembark when escorted by an Inisfreean crewmember.
Like all ST and AP suits, Inisfreean WRs have the following appearance and cloaking options:
- Basic / Nude (matte white)
- Cloaked (transparent, showing Outer Space straight through it)
- Masked (disguised as a boulder or debris)
- Nova (flashing with the brightness of a star in order to surprise, disorient, or even blind nearby enemies, or remaining as bright as a normal star)