Description[edit | edit source]
The Panzerunterstützung (Armor support) 9 half-track is another staple of Nucleana's Armored Forces' motor pools, albeit a bit less ubiquitous as the similar PzUng 7 'Pug' half-track. Known widely as the 'Nora' for its Nucleana Ordinance Recovery/Artillery designation, like the Pug it was developed from a similar half-track widely used by the German nation during the second great war.
Purpose[edit | edit source]
Much like the Pug, the Nora is capable of traversing a wide variety of ground conditions with exceptional speed, thanks in no small part to the massive 23-liter petrol engine. Mainly designed as an armor recovery vehicle, the 9.6-ton Nora is capable of pulling an impressive 60 physical tons from a dead stop, allowing it to pull most all of Nucleana's various fighting vehicles. The large bed allows for it to also serve as one of Nucleana's heaviest self-propelled artillery pieces, mounting a massive 155mm howitzer.
Characteristics[edit | edit source]
Advantages[edit | edit source]
- Massive towing power, capable of retrieving the heaviest of tanks
- Wide cargo bed allows for large loads
- Plenty of grunt in the engine for maneuvering across difficult terrain
- Very mobile design for such a massive vehicle
Disadvantages[edit | edit source]
- Easily spotted from the air
- Very little armor protection compared to the PzUng 7
- Artillery variant requires the gun to be in a stowed position in order to move
Variants[edit | edit source]
PzUng 9A[edit | edit source]
Panzerunterstützung 9 Artillerie - heavy artillery variant, mounting a 155mm howitzer. Massive, deadly, and not something you want to be caught on the wrong end of.