M-6 Bradley-Linebacker

Notes: The Linebacker is a standard M-2A2 Bradley with a modified turret and ammunition bins, designed for SHORAD (SHORt-Range Air Defense) duties. The turretís TOW ATGM launcher is replaced with a four-tube Stinger launcher, and internal ammunition bins have been modified to store the longer and thinner Stinger missiles. The Stinger launcher uses one of the launcher boxes of an HMMWV-Avenger SAM system.

Twilight 2000 Notes: By 1998, 60 units of this vehicle had been completed and delivered.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$375,002

D, A

1 ton

29.94 tons

4

13

Passive IR, Thermal Imaging

Shielded

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

138/97

32/23/3

662

190

Trtd

T4

TF11Sp TS11Sp TR6 HF13 HS8Sp HR6

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

+2

Good

4xStinger Launchers, 25mm ChainGun, MAG

10xStinger SAMs, 900x25mm, 2200x7.62mm

M-42 Duster

Notes: This was one of the first antiaircraft vehicles produced by the US after World War 2, in the early 1950s. It had been long out of service by US active duty forces by the time of the Twilight War, but could still be found in small numbers in the National Guard. The primary users of the M-42 were foreign countries; in small numbers by Saudi Arabia, Japan, and Turkey, and large numbers in Austria, Greece, Guatemala, Jordan, Lebanon, Thailand, Tunisia, Venezuela, and Vietnam, and especially Taiwan, who used large amounts of them in both antiaircraft and ground support roles. The vehicle is based on the chassis of the M-41 light tank. Note that the turret does not have any overhead protection, only a gun shield, and the gun crew is not protected by armor in an overhead attack.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$78,310

G, A

590 kg

22.45 tons

6

9

Headlights

Enclosed

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

167/117

39/27

530

370

Trtd

T3

TF3 TS2 TR1 HF6 HS4 HR4

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

+1

Basic

2x40mm Bofors L/60, M-1919A4 (C)

480x40mm, 1750x.30-06

M-48 Chaparral

Notes: This vehicle is a modified M-548 chassis with the rear area taken up by a quadruple mount for Chaparral surface-to-air missiles. The Chaparral is basically a Sidewinder air-to-air missile with a minimum of modifications to suit it for the SAM role. This system has been in use by US Army forces for almost 40 years, using ever-more capable missiles and better target acquisition and fire control equipment. The rear area and cab can be covered by bows and tarpaulin covers, making it virtually indistinguishable from normal M-548 load carriers (a lower priority target); the bows and tarpaulins can be removed in 5 minutes. In addition to the US, the Chaparral is used by Egypt, Israel, Morocco, Taiwan, and Tunisia.

Vehicle

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

M-48

$359,669

G, A

500 kg

11.5 tons

5

7

FLIR

Open

M-48A1

$489,709

D, A

500 kg

13.02 tons

5

8

FLIR

Open

M-48A2

$369,709

D, A

500 kg

12.89 tons

5

8

FLIR

Open

M-48A3

$319,709

D, A

500 kg

12.84 tons

5

8

FLIR

Open

Vehicle

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

M-48

142/99

33/23/3

401

148

Trtd

T2

TF1 TS1 TR1 HF1 HS1 HR1

M-48A1

129/90

30/21/3

401

75

Trtd

T2

TF1 TS1 TR1 HF1 HS1 HR1

M-48A2

132/92

31/22/3

401

76

Trtd

T2

TF1 TS1 TR1 HF1 HS1 HR1

M-48A3

133/93

31/22/3

401

77

Trtd

T2

TF1 TS1 TR1 HF1 HS1 HR1

Vehicle

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

M-48

+2

Basic

4xChaparral Launchers

4xChaparral SAMs

M-48A1/A2

+2

Basic

4xChaparral Launchers

12xChaparral SAMs

M-48A3

+3

Basic

4xChaparral Launchers

12xChaparral SAMs

M-163A1 PIVAD

Notes: This is an M-113A2 chassis topped by a turret armed with a 20mm Vulcan gatling gun, coupled to ranging radar and, in some later versions, a FLIR viewer. In many countries, the M-163A1 is used as a ground support weapon, being able to saturate an area with large amounts of cannon fire. The hull is similar to the standard M-113, but the commanderís station is removed and the large rear deck hatch is replaced with a much smaller one. Besides the US (in decreasing numbers), the M-163A1 is used by Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Portugal, Sudan, Thailand, and Yemen.

Twilight 2000 Notes: This was one of the standard air defense weapons of the US Army at the start of the Twilight War, though it was being rapidly phased out in favor of systems like the Linebacker and Blazer.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$103,780

D, A

400 kg

12.31 tons

4

7

Ranging Radar, FLIR, Passive IR

Shielded

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

115/80

26/19/3

360

98

Trtd

T2

TF3 TS2 TR2 HF6 HS4 HR4

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

+2

Basic

20mm Vulcan

2280x20mm