Mark VI Foxhound

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Mark VI Foxhound
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Type Main Battle Tank
Place of origin
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Northeastern Nations
Service history
In service 2009 - Present
Used by
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Northeastern Nations
Production history
Designer Kovrov Armaments
Federov Defense Corporation
Designed 2005 - 2006
Manufacturer Federov Defense Corporation
Produced 2009 - Present
Number built 136,000
Specifications
Weight 62.3 Tonnes (68.7 Short Tons; 61.3 Long Tons)
Length 9.97 m (32 ft 9 in) (gun forward)
Width 3.75 m (12 ft 4 in)
Height 3.0 m (10 ft)
Crew 4

Armor Classified
Main
armament
120mm L-12 Smoothbore Gun (42 Rounds)
Secondary
armament
2 x 7.62mm Machine Guns
Engine MBK-260 Liquid-Cooled V-12
Turbo Diesel Engine
1,500 hp
Power/weight 24.1 hp/tonne
Transmission Federov D12
Suspension Torsion Bar
Fuel capacity 1,200 Liters Internal (317 US Gallons)
Operational
range
550 km (340 mi)
Speed 72 km/h (45 mph)

The Mark VI Foxhound is a main battle tank co-developed by Kovrov Armaments and Federov Defense Corporation between 2005 to early 2006. The tank officially entered service in 2009 and succeeded its predecessors, the Mark IV Flatback and Mark V Foxbat as the main armored vehicle of the Federal Ground Forces. While the design was finished during the Winter War, the Mark VI did not see combat, as the Confederation was focusing its resources on producing the Mark IVs and Mark Vs. Production of the Mark VI would not begin full-scale until 2009. Approximately 136,000 Foxhounds have been manufactured and first saw combat during the Northern Nations' Conflict, fought in late 2012.

While its immediate predecessor -- the Mark V Foxbats -- had vertically-faced turret armor, the Mark VIs were designed with angled turret applique armor which greatly improves protection and survivability. It also features digital fire control systems that utilized laser rangefinders, a fully stabilized coaxial machine gun, and advanced night vision and sighting equipment. It's design and improved stabilization allows the Foxhound to engage targets on the move, on rough terrain, and at extremely long ranges.

Development

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See Also

  • Mark IV Flatback -- The first generation of the Federal Republic's contemporary main battle tank line.
  • Mark V Foxbat -- The Mark VI's primary predecessor.
  • Stryker MBT -- The secondary main battle tank of the Federal Republic and the Mark VI's primary competitor.