Object 1086 "Baalmon"
|Object 1086 "Baalmon"|
|Type||Main Battle Tank|
|Place of origin|| |
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|Weight||46.7 tonnes (51.5 tons)|
|Length||6.9 meters (22.6 feet)|
|Width||3.8 meters (12.5 feet)|
|Height||2.9 meters (9.5 feet)|
|Crew||3 (commander, gunner, driver)|
|Armor||ISAG 7015 composite/NERA armor|
|Parxac ISAG-216 102mm L/60 tank cannon|
| 30x165mm coaxial autocannon|
12.7x99mm RWS heavy machine gun
|Engine|| Norbyl Motors turboshaft gas-turbine engine|
|Speed||89 km/h (55 mph)|
The Object 1086 "Baalmon" is an third-generation main battle tank, designed and primarily manufactured by the state-owned defense contracter Parxac in Deusaeuri. It is in use with the Semitic Naval Marines, and is in partial use with the Ground Force and export partners. It utilizes a great amount of weight reduction, lightweight armor, and a powerful engine for it's size to be the most agile tank in the Semitic Army.
The Object 1086 was developed at the request of the Semitic Army. They Semitic approached Parxac with an offer to produce a locally made tank for the Semitic Army to replace it's current Type 99s and grandfathered MMT-60s. Specifically requested was a tank agile enough to engage in quick, raiding-style warfare prevalent in the 21st century, as well as be able to stand on it's own in the face of a large enemy force. Research and testing was done between 2004 and 2005, and production began in 2006 at approximately 5 million URD per unit. It is still produced in fair quantities, and is constantly replacing aging tanks in the Army and Naval Marines in armored cavalry units. It serves alongside the Type 100 and the Object 1105 Xalor as the main battle tanks of the Semitic Army.
Baalmon uses a composite armor made up primarily of two layers. The first of which is a layer of itself composite armor, namely composed of tungsten, aluminum, plastics, and ceramic. A small amount of teflon/kevlar seperates this from the outer layer of non-explosive reactive armor. Thick layers of rubber in this give the tank a great amount of replaceable defensive capability, primarily in the face of modern tandem charges. However, this does come at the cost of lacking the raw defensive strength that multiple layers of thick metals, such as lead or depleted uranium can provide. In addition to the prior mentioned physical defenses, the tank also has a number of soft kill systems. Foremostly is a multi-wavelength, condensed dazzler designed to confuse guided munitions that rely on laser/radio guidance. While this does not destroy the threat, it will often leave it less harmful, and in best case scenarios, ineffective completely. In the event the tank is struck, there are both automatic fire extinguishers in the crew and ammunition compartments, as well as a hand held fire extinguisher near the driver.
The main weapon of the Object 1086 is it's cannon, a Parxac-made, ISAG-216 compliant, 102mm L/60 main gun. It can fire and often does utilize a variety of rounds, provided they are ISAG-216 compliant, depending on it's target. It may also fire ATGMs, specifically designed for the cannon. The tank autoloader allows it to fire approximately 12 rounds a minute. Secondary weapons include a 30x165mm coaxial autocannon, to engage light armor, vehicles, and infantry. A RWS station connected to the commander or gunner is generally equipped with 12.7x99mm heavy machine gun, but may be replaced as necessary.