Some of the standard Weapons Issue Loadouts are rather… ‘specialized’ – and consequently overlooked. In this post we will examine one of the oddest: number 15 [1 M202A1 with 3 clips and 1 M10 with 6 mags]
According to M202A1 Operators Manual, this weapon is actually quite versatile but also one of the most dangerous to use. It is something that should be treated with respect; unfortunately, the TM1-1 rulebook gives only a few details.
Extract from a Morrow Project planning memo
MARS: ‘Mobile Assault, Rescue, and Strike
The purpose of MARS is frequently misunderstood and overlooks the ‘Rescue’ aspect. MARS is not just the ‘military wing of the Morrow Project’ – adding ‘Rescue’ to its mission makes it a truly versatile asset in the Reconstruction Effort.
Why is Rescue included? And why should MARS be given aircraft for Rescue Operations? Consider the following
This is based on the final military version of the Cessna 337 (called the O-2 in US service). It is a cross between 2 real-world examples: the FTB337G Milirole, a STOL conversion known as the ‘Lynx’ in the Rhodesian Air Force and the Summit Sentry
This is the MP ‘Super-Lynx’, an aircraft that is more heavily armed than the US O-2; it carries 2 MMG pods on its roof and is equipped with four standard NATO MALL-4A pylons mounted beneath the wings, each able to carry a max load of 159 kg (350 lb)
Potential missions include forward air control, helicopter escort, light air-to-ground attack, convoy protection, maritime patrol, six-seat personnel carrier, light cargo transport, medevac (up to 2 stretcher cases), aerial recon & photography, psychological warfare and airborne discharge. Morrow Project planners assumed that the most common missions would not involve combat – but wanted to include all options.