Ikv-93

Country of Origin: Sweden

Notes: The Ikv-93 is a version of the Ikv-91 armed with a 105mm gun, produced only as an experiment to increase the Ikv-91's firepower and allow it to continue on in its role as a tank destroyer. It was decided that a new vehicle was needed instead and the Ikv-93 project shelved.  The commander, loader, and gunner exit through hatches in the turret deck, while the driver has a hatch on the deck on the front left side. The commander and gunner have periscopes that are the equivalent of binoculars as well as night vision devices. Like the Ikv-91, the Ikv-93 is designed for operations in northern Sweden, and is sure-footed on difficult terrain. The engine has a preheater to ensure that it starts in cold weather. The commander can control the gun as well as the gunner, but the commander has no access to the fire control computer, and his shots are at +2 at best.

Twilight 2000 Notes: A number of conversions from Ikv-91s were made to the Ikv-93 standard before the Twilight War; some more were made afterwards, and there was even a tiny amount produced as new vehicles.  About 50 were available for the Twilight War.

Merc 2000 Notes: The Ikv-93 was never produced in any large numbers.

Vehicle

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

Ikv-93

$193,201

D, A

600 kg

16.15 tons

4

7

Active/Passive IR

Shielded

Vehicle

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

Ikv-93

131/92

31/21/3

400

114

Trtd

T4

TF8 TS7 TR6 HF10 HS6 HR4

Vehicle

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

Ikv-93

+3

Fair

105mm NATO gun, MAG, MAG (C)

39x105mm, 4250x7.62mm

Ikv-2000

Country of Origin: Sweden

Notes: This vehicle was never developed beyond several reduced-scale models in real life.

Twilight 2000 Notes: This odd-looking vehicle was designed before the Twilight War to produce a capable tank destroyer that could be used on deep snow and rough terrain of the northern reaches of Sweden and in the mountains. It is based on the chassis of the Bv-206 all-terrain vehicle, much upgraded with armor, night vision, and a 120mm stabilized gun. The gun and crew are carried in the front section, while the ammunition is carried in the rear, connected to the gun by a conduit. This is a very rare vehicle, which began production only in mid-1997.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$297,804

D, A

500 kg

25 tons

3

10

Thermal Imaging, Passive IR

Shielded

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

156/104

36/26

680

213

CiH

T4

TF19Cp TS12 TR8 HF24Cp HS10Sp HR6

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

+3

Fair

120mm Rheinmetal gun, Ksp-39

36x120mm, 2400x7.62mm

Jagdpanzer-105/120/122 Kanone

Country of Origin: Germany

Notes: These variants of the Jagdpanzer Kanone are entirely fictional: they are the idea of Jim Lawrie (known to most T2Kers as ChalkLine).  I will admit to having changed the back-story somewhat, as well as some of the stats (hopefully that's OK with Jim).

Twilight 2000 Notes: While the Jagdpanzer-90 acquitted itself well during the Twilight War as an infantry support vehicle, it quickly became apparent even before hostilities started that its 90mm gun lacked the punch to allow it to be the tank destroyer it was designed to be so long ago.  Therefore, shortly before the war a limited number of Jagdpanzer-90s were upgraded with more modern 105mm guns.  They retained the laser rangefinders, ballistic computers, night vision, and flare and smoke generation launchers of the Jagdpanzer 90s, as well as some being equipped with the optional  white light/IR searchight.  Conversions began in the mid-1980s at a slow rate, but this conversion rate quickened dramatically when the war began in earnest.  Unlike the Jagdpanzer-90, the Jagdpanzer-105 (and later versions with heavier armament) were used only by Germany.

While the Twilight War was going on, some of the older Jagdpanzer 90s were upgraded by replacing their main guns with 120mm guns, and called the Jagdpanzer-120. These vehicles entered service in late 1997 and gave a good accounting of themselves in combat.

The Jagdpanzer-122 is an assault gun based on the Jagdpanzer 90 chassis. These were made during the war by replacing the 90mm gun with a 122mm D-30 Howitzer, which the Germans had from former East German stocks. These vehicles were used for fire support when assaulting fortified positions and were not generally used in the antitank role, unlike other Jagdpanzer vehicles.

Vehicle

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

Jagdpanzer-105

$213,087

D, G, AvG, A

500 kg

27.75 tons

4

10

Passive IR, (Some) WL/IR Searchlight

Shielded

Jagdpanzer-120

$224,262

D, G, AvG, A

500 kg

28 tons

4

10

Passive IR, (Some) WL/IR Searchlight

Shielded

Jagdpanzer-122

$227,478

D, G, AvG, A

500 kg

28.06 tons

4

10

Passive IR, (Some) WL/IR Searchlight

Shielded

Vehicle

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

Jagdpanzer-105

125/87

29/21

470

185

Stnd

T6

HF27 HS13 HR10

Jagdpanzer-120/122

124/87

20/20

470

185

Stnd

T6

HF27 HS13 HR10

Vehicle

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

Jagdpanzer-105

+4

Fair

105mm NATO Gun, MG-3, MG-3 (C)

44x105mm, 4000x7.62mm

Jagdpanzer-120

+4

Fair

120mm Rheinmetall Gun, MG-3, MG-3 (C)

38x120mm, 4000x7.62mm

Jagdpanzer-122

+3

Fair

122mm D-30 Howitzer, MG-3, MG-3 (C)

38x122mm, 4000x7.62mm

Marder-105

Country of Origin: Germany

Notes: The Marder-105 is the result of an experimental tank destroyer program of the 1980s. They were never actually produced beyond the prototype stage.

Twilight 2000 Notes: When deliveries of the Vextra 105 from France stopped due to the hostilities between the two countries, the Germans were in need of another light vehicle to take the Vextra 105s place. To that end, they mounted a casemated 105mm gun, mounted in a turret with reasonably heavy  armor. These vehicles first went into action against Polish troops in late 1997, and gave a good accounting of themselves. Through a combination of good luck and camouflage, the factory producing these vehicles was not destroyed until nearly New Years of 2000, and thus numbers of this vehicle were surprisingly high, surpassing the numbers of Vextra 105s in German service. They gave a good accounting themselves in combat, especially when fighting from hull down positions.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$342,250

D, A

800 kg

29 tons

3

12

Thermal Imaging, Passive IR

Shielded

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

133/93

31/23

650

203

CiH

T4

TF11Cp TS7 TR6 HF27 HS12 HR8

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

+4

Good

105mm NATO gun, MG-3

36x105mm, 2400x7.62mm