UMK 325 mk. I 'Funker' CMCV-
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UMK model 325 mark one - 'Funker' series Converting Mechanized
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Manufacturer: Lovejoy Research and Development
Designer: UW Ind.
Chassis: UW Type-A Converter 'Super-Light'
Compliment: 1 + 3
Weight (kg) : 1560.0
Height (m): 5.2
Power plant: LJD mk.II 1.21gw FuelCell
Conversion time (s): 3.25
Cruising speed (km/h): 30.0
Maximum speed (km/h): 46.5
Maximum road speed (km/h): 210.0
0- 100 km/h (s): 6.5
Maximum jump (s): 8.0 (approx. 20 m)
Manipulator strength (psi): 250.0
Lifting capacity per arm (kg): 260.0
Armour type: 14mm LJD/C2 level 3 Reactive Glaze
Communications system: Toshiba M556
Targeting & tracking system: UM 'Falkeauge' mk.III
Sensor suite: UM Recon-77
The Funker is the latest mechanized battle unit offered for
testing by UW Ind. for the Lovejoy Corporation's bid to for
continued project funding.
Specially designed for reconnaissance roles and only light anti-armour
combat, design specs lean toward agility, speed and maneuverability
rather than resiliance and strength.
Rugged German engineering is evident in the Funker, with its
reliance on hydraulic pistons and precise clockwork machinery,
rather than the highest grade of technology, giving it the low-tech
edge in the event of electrical failures. The excess weight
from the mechanical internal structure is made-up with the extra
light skeletal super-structure.
As with all CMCVs, conversion equipment and motors leave no
extra room for armament, and as such, all weaponry must be weilded
using the unit's manipulators. The battle computer recognizes
the weaponry in-hand and makes adjustments to firing techniques
and stance to compensate. This can be overridden with the manual
firing controls, used primarily for precision targetting.
The Funker's only defense, aside from its armour-plating, is
its riot shields. Mounted on either forearm, when in battle-mode,
are the vehicle mode's rear-passenger doors. These deploy super
reinforced dorsal and ventral plating. The battle computer will
manuever unoccupied arms with deployed shielding to block any
Quite possibly the most unique feature on the Funker is its
VPS (vertical prevarication system). Reactor exhaust is forced
out through jets mounted under the dorsal armour, allowing for
short, controlled bursts, capable of lifting the Funker several
dozen meters up, forward and/or backward, to assist. Though
recommended exclusively for tactical retreats, it could also
be used for combat purposes.
While CMCVs were designed for speed, agility and stealth over
other units, the Funker's advanced sensor suite is what makes
it truely valuable as a recon vehicle, particularly its IFF
scrambler and signature masking.
This particular unit had its host camouflage ripped from Radek's
after its capture.