This self-propelled missile launcher is in a way a veteran of operations – Bronekhod was actively used from the very beginning of the
First Wave of Intrusion. Its light armor and slow speed are generously repaid by the power of its missile launcher. It is indispensable for
supporting advancing infantry.
Since the First Wave of the Empire Intrusion, Bronekhod is widely used by infantry units of the Protectorate. Actually this is a self-propelled
missile launcher. Too heavy to be moved from one place to another by its crew the launcher was mounted on a compact caterpillar chassis. The first
models of Bronekhods were served by crews of 3 persons. The modern model of Bronekhod is equipped with a vehicle-borne computer, automatic
recharge system – a moderate stock of missiles is kept inside the platform hull. The control unit was designed for one person. Both the missile
guidance system and the control system of the machine itself are absolutely simple and don’t require a specially trained pilot. Taking into
account that the pilot stands on the rotary platform, designers developed an improved interface and the system of data mapping on the pilot’s
helmet glass to operate this machine. The light armored shield simply covers the pilot from the front. Nevertheless Bronekhod hasn’t become a
full-value armored machine. Its function remained the same – to be a mobile weapon emplacement – to come at a proper distance, to take an
advantage-ground and to support infantry with its fire (it is desirable from a cover) this is a usual tactic for applying Bronekhods. So
many military reference books refer this machine to light self-propelled missile launchers.
The armament of the self-propelled missile launcher Bronekhod:
-- Twin missile launcher “Halberd” for unguided missiles Mk12. In contrast to complex and expensive self-guided missiles, the missiles Mk12
have no guidance system. A gunner points them at a target like a cannon with the help of a telescopic sight. These missiles are widespread
everywhere. Due to their cheapness, the missile launchers for missiles Mk12 are excellent weapon for machines of mass production. The missile
launcher “Halberd” is produced by General Rocketry Tiranon Corporation. Sometimes the slots for the missile launchers made over for fastening
other kinds of weapons, for example, light six-barreled machine-guns. Such modifications of Bronekhods were often found till the last battles
of the Third Wave of the Empire Intrusion. But these were just field modifications – such models were never produced as series. The latest model
of this popular machine has the code name Bronekhod-II and carries heavy guided missiles Mk11.