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Fortnum A1b Medium Self-Propelled Artillery

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Fortnum A1 Medium Self-Propelled Artillery

Developed in the 1940's as a Medium Self-Propelled Artillery to serve along on the frontline in service of the Arcand Empire, providing fire support for infantry platoons and heavy tank brigades on the battlefield.

The A1 was developed in light of a requirement for self-propelled artillery, but with a low-cost requirement. Several concepts were put forward, however the A1 provided the best mixture of low cost, fire-power and ease-of-maintenance; as it was heavily based upon the M1 Medium Tank.

The A1b modification adds an armoured casing to the fixed turret, fixing better protection to the crew in front line situations.

The image depicts the A1 Mk.I in a classic Arcand paint scheme, an Arcand Roundel on the turret and the Arcand flag on the side-skirt.

Fortnum A1b Mk.I Specs:

Weight: 40 metric tonnes
Length: 6.78 m (22 ft 3 in)
Width: 3.65 m (11 ft 11 in)
Height: 2.56 m (8 ft 4 in)
Crew: 5
Armour: 60 mm Turret, 140 mm Hull, 100 mm Rear [ Rolled Homogeneous Steel ]

Main Armament: 105 mm Howitzer Gun
Secondary Armament: Swivel Mounted .303 HMG
Engine: 650 hp
Power/weight: 16.25 hp/t
Suspension: Torsion Bar
Fuel capacity: 900 litres
Operational Range: 350 km (220 mi)
Speed: 50 km/h (31 mph)

Credit to ~SixthCircle for the Chassis.
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