PHANTOM BADGER | LIGHT VEHICLE
The Boeing Phantom Badger, or simply the Badger, is a combat support vehicle built to support operation of the 120 mm mortar system in New Hayesalian service. The Badger is notable for its size and versatility, capable of carriage in platforms like the V-30 Phantom, C-27J Spartan, and other light craft.
Phantom Badger supports a wide range of missions not possible with existing combat support vehicles. Its rear section is modular and can be quickly changed for missions including reconnaissance, combat search and rescue, casualty transport, direct action with weapons mounts or explosive ordnance disposal. This combination of modularity, transportability and proven all-terrain performance provides increased mission flexibility and enhanced survivability. The vehicle can be fitted with mounts for such weapons as a .50-caliber machine gun and a 40mm automatic grenade launcher.
The Phantom Badger is motorized with the 3-litre turbo-diesel V6 from the Jeep Grand Cherokee. It can run with JP-8 jet fuel as well as diesel. The vehicle can reach a maximum road speed of 130 km/h with a maximum cruising range of 725 km.
The mortar version, most common in New Hayesalian service, is fitted with a 120mm Dragon Fire II mortar fitted at the rear of the vehicle. In firing position, the mortar is lowered at the rear of the vehicle and a total of 20 rounds are carried in the vehicle. A trailer can be towed by the Phantom Badger with 50 rounds.