Combat Frame Data: BC-06CFGC-1

BC-06CFGC-1 Grauniad

BC-06CFGC-1 Grauniad

Technical Data

Model number: BC-06CFGC-1
Code name: Military Guardian Ground Type Custom
Nickname: Grauniad
Classification: custom general use combat frame
Manufacturer: Browning Engineering Corporation
Operator: Coalition Defense Force
First deployment: CY 40
Crew: 1 pilot in cockpit in chest
Height: 16.5 meters, 17.5 meters with antenna
Weight: dry weight 82 metric tons, full weight 94.9 metric tons
Armor type: ceramic/titanium alloy composite
Powerplant: cold fusion reactor, max output 1398 KW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 4x 19,800 kg, 2x 26,250 kg, top speed 960 kph; x2 hover module: top speed 250 kph, 180° turn time 0.60 seconds
Sensors:  radar, thermal, optical array; main binocular cameras mounted behind visor in head; expanded optical sensor suite mounted on fin on head
Fixed armaments: x2 30mm Vulcan cannon, fire-linked, mounted on shoulders
Optional hand armaments: plasma rifle, output rated at 1.27 MW; plasma sword, power rated at 0.49 MW, stored in recharge rack in skirt armor or forearm clip, hand-carried in use; rail scattergun, stored on back, braced on shoulder/hand-operated in use

General Notes

During his assignment to hunt down Wehrbund Bavaria separatists operating in the Southeast Asia region in CY 40, CDF Lieutenant Frazer found his standard BC-06CFGM Guardian ill-equipped for the mission's needs. He ordered the base CF techs to perform modifications to his personal specs.

The result was re-designated the BC-06CFGC-1. Installing additional rocket thrusters afforded Frazer's custom unit flight capability. The propulsion modifications didn't end there. The base techs rigged up hybrid rotor/vectored thrust modules mounted in special housings in the unit's feet. These hover modules allowed the custom CF to skim over the ground and water on a cushion of air, granting unparalleled ground speed and maneuverability.

The next item on the agenda was beefing up the typical Guardian weapons loadout. Besides the usual 30mm Vulcans and plasma rifle, Fraser requisitioned a high-output plasma sword for close combat. But the crowning touch was a massive railgun slung over the unit's shoulder when in use. The gun fired loads of steel balls, rings, or rods in tight patterns at hypersonic speeds, reducing whole tracts of jungle or unlucky WB combat frames to shreds.

A spelling error on Frazer's paperwork garnered his custom CF the tongue-in-cheek nickname "Grauniad". Frazer embraced the name as a personal challenge to turn it from an object of ridicule to a source of fear. The Wehrbund Bavaria and HALO forces that encountered the Grauniad quickly learned that what they'd first dismissed as a standard Guardian in camo paint was no laughing matter.

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  1. I look at this, and for some reason (maybe the movie hype), I envision this as the CF equivalent of Rambo in the jungle. I also recall the flight vs non-flight issue when designing the CCF-017K, and see it's playing out again. CF + Flight > CF w/no flight. And even the bad guys have to have cool ideas from time to time, because who wants to fight uncool villains?

    For the rest, I hold that the Systems Overterrestrial Coalition must be destroyed.

    1. You want a war?

      I'll give you a war you won't believe!

  2. While he did manage to somewhat overcome the stigma of "Grauniad", he never discovered a way to add gravitas to the other nickname: "sk8er boi".