The M577 is designed to be a multi-role vehicle. Despite being well-armed and armoured, this lightweight vehicle can be deployed rapidly into any theatre of war. Its hull is comprised of sheets of bonded titanium able to withstand conventional ballistics, as well as laser and plasma fire. Its only real weakness is when confronted by dedicated anti-tank weaponry. It employs a sophisticated sensor array which assists ground troops to be more efficient with their tactics, relaying battlefield info to the ground commanders over their headsets.
The weaponry of the M577 can make it a very dangerous foe to get close to. On the top of it is a retractable Boyars PARS-150 phased plasma cannon turret. The barrels on this thermal kinetic cannon alternate their fire so as to not overheat, allowing the weapon to blast its enemies continuously if need be. A Republic Electric RE700 20mm gatling cannon is mounted in the front of the vehicle, which is able to switch between caseless HEAP rounds and what is affectionately known as “Beehive” Anti-Personnel Flechettes. Finally, it is also armed with an automatic light mortar which is mounted on the roof of the carrier to be used against foes that have dug into tough defensive positions.
The interior is very roomy and in addition to the driver and section commander, it can also carry weapons and other stowage, as well as up to thirteen additional personnel in yoke harnesses restraints, allowing for it to be used in orbital combat drops when carried by a UD-4L Dropship.
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