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Trojan

The Trojan Support Vehicle is an Imperial Guard logistical support vehicle based on the Chimera chassis. Built on hundreds of worlds throughout the Imperium, the Trojan is primarily a towing tractor and supply vehicle not meant for battlefield deployment. In addition to carrying supplies within their hulls such as food, ammunition and spare parts, it can carry additional supplies in specialized trailers or tow artillery pieces into position. It has earned many affectionate nicknames from the Guardsmen it serves such as 'the Mule', 'the Drey', 'Draggin' wagon' and 'Mud-hog'.[1][2]

Overview

Trojan Support Vehicle

The Trojan is easy to manufacture, highly dependable, efficient in its role and easy to repair in the field thanks to its use of the same basic chassis and engine in common with the Chimera. Unlike the Chimera the Trojan lacks heavy frontal armor, along with other combat-focus features such as medi-packs and targeters, with the extra space given over to room for supplies and a heavy-lift crane. The crane is strong enough to lift heavy objects from within the Trojan's hold and tow a range of supply trailers, of which the three main types are a large fuel tanker, an armoured ammunition trailer and a general supply trailer. It is also capable of towing large equipment such as Weapons Platforms, although it lacks the power to tow other armoured vehicles, so it can't be used as a recovery vehicle, a task best left to the Atlas.[1]

Although not meant for battlefield deployment, there have been occasions when Trojans have been converted into combat vehicles, normally out of desperation. Some examples of these field refits include attaching Autocannons to provide anti-air defence, bolting on extra armour plates to create an armoured carrier, adding communications equipment to make a specialist comms vehicle, and turning it into an engineering vehicle with Mine Sweepers or a light bridge layer. Though it is not permit by the Adeptus Mechanicus the Commanders often dare to modify the Trojan for field needs than to fail in the eyes of their superiors or Commissars. Trojans are never as successful as their authentic counterparts, but they often do the job when the alternatives are unavailable.[1]

However these amphibious vehicles are equipped with a measure of self-defense for delivering supplies and artillery in the heat of battle. This comes in the form of a hull-mounted Heavy Bolter, which in some models is replaced with a Heavy Flamer. Other modifications include a Searchlight and Smoke Launchers, a pintle-mounted Heavy Stubber or Storm Bolter, Camo Netting, Dozer Blade, Extra Armour, even a Hunter-Killer Missile.[2]

Trojan produced on the following Forge Worlds: Mars, Gryphonne IV, Stygies VIII, Ryza, Voss, M'khand, Tolkhan, Accatran, Lucius, Triplex Phall, Graia, Metalica, Vanaheim, Phaeton.[3]

There are many variants of the Trojan design used on the battle front. It can be used as a communication vehicles, ambulances, mobile kitchens and engineering vehicles such as mine sweepers and bridge layers.[3]

Technical Specifications vde
Vehicle Name: Trojan[1] Main Armament: Heavy Bolter
Forge World of Origin: Graia Secondary Armament: N/A
Known Patterns: I-MXVII Traverse: 10°
Crew: Commander, Driver, Operator Elevation: From -1° to +18°
Powerplant: Vulcanor 16 Twin Coupled Multi-Fuel Main Ammunition: 300 rounds
Weight: 3.5 tonnes Secondary Ammunition: N/A
Length: 6.90m Armour
Width: 5.70m
Height: 3.00m Superstructure: 90mm
Ground Clearance: 0.45m Hull: 80mm
Max Speed - on road 80kph Gun Mantlet N/A
Max Speed - off road: 60kph Vehicle Designation: 0427-941-112-TR14
Transport Capacity: N/A Firing Ports: N/A
Access Points: N/A Turret: N/A


Forge World Variants

Regiments known to contain Trojan Support Vehicles

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