Inutoland Army Support and Logistics Corps
The Support/Logistics Corps is the behind-the-scenes backbone of the Inutoland Army. It is they who make sure that the combat forces are kept supplied with ammunition, food, fuel and all the other basic necessities of life and combat.
Strategic transport and logistics are handled by the Naval Forces' logistics arm, together with the Heavy Transport Wing of the Inutoland Air Force. The Army Support/Logistics Corps' resposibility is more on a tactical and immediate level.
Because of the mobile, hit-and-fade nature of Inutolander army tactical doctrine and the challenging, heavily forested tropical terrain of inner Inutoland, the Support/Logistics Corps makes use of a number of specially designed military transport vehicles to keep the forward bases resupplied.
Vehicles of the Support/Logistics Corps:
The LCW-464 is more road-bound than some of the other resupply vehicles utilised by the Army's Logistics Corps. However, where roads exist, its larger capacity and heavy trailer-pulling ability make it the primary supply train vehicle for Inutoland's military bases. The LCW-464 Carodnia is named after the rhinoceros-like xenungulate of southern Inutoland. It is lightly armoured against small arms and light/medium machine gun fire, but is not really combat-capable.
The Armadillo, designated LCW-632, is a theatre resupply vehicle. Named after an armoured South American mammal, it is based on the TW-600 Borhyena light tank chassis, with a large storage compartment atop the hull which can be used to transport ammunition and fuel to armoured vehicles in a combat zone.
Megalania heavy tanks usually operate with at least one organic LCW-632 per platoon, as the massive ammunition for their heavy 180mm ETC gun main armament requires frequent reloads due to limited ammunition storage space. The Armadillo, however, is used in a wider battlefield resupply role, providing fuel and ammunition to combat vehicles throughout the Army and Naval Infantry.
A small crane located at the rear aids in the loading of heavy shells and GLATGMs into battle tank ammunition stowage, and a pintle-mounted 12.7mm machine gun is used for vehicular defence.
After the introduction of the LCW-464 and 632, the numbering scheme for logistical support vehicles was changed to its present version in which larger-capacity vehicles are designated by higher numbers. The LCW-3 is the baby of the new series of vehicles derived from the LCW-7 Diprotodon, used in limited numbers due to its lighter capacity relative to the other members of the family.
The Capybara is effectively a LCW-5 Wombat with a shortened wheel base and smaller engine, and it is this smaller engine which does the most to reduce its hauling capacity. The actual transportable volume of the LCW-3 is actually the same as that of the larger LCW-5, though this volume has to be lighter because of the smaller engine of the LCW-3.
Like all the members of the Diprotodon series of vehicles, the LCW-3 is fully amphibious, and its lighter load capacity gives it a maximum swim speed of 7.8km/h.
The LCW-5 Wombat is a medium-sized amphibious off-road armoured transport truck, and is a derivative of the larger LCW-7 Diprotodon. Unlike the earlier Toxodon, the Diprotodon-series of vehicles are designed for a more frontal, off-road resupply role, and their larger wheels and all-wheel drive/all-wheel steering enable them to go places which the LCW-464 cannot.
Allied to this, the Diprotodon series are fully amphibious, with water-jet propulsion enabling a swim speed of 6km/h. This is fairly slow by comparison with other amphibious resupply vehicles, but most nations' logistics train does not have this amphibious capability.
LCW-5 variants have been created which serve as field hospital units or mobile communications centres which can keep up with the ebb and flow of Inutolander combat doctrine, advancing and falling back with the shifting nature of the Inutolander hit-and-fade warfare style.
The LCW-7 is the lead vehicle type of the new series of logistical resupply vehicles. It is a heavy, armoured amphibious truck able to transport multiple hundred tonnes of supplies to any military base or forward outpost, even under semi-hostile conditions. Like its derivatives, the LCW-7 is lightly armoured against heavy machine gun fire and has the ability to swim using water-jet propulsion for a maximum water speed of 6km/h. Its all-wheel drive and steering aids it in making its way through the heavily forested terrain of Inutoland, and its large wheels give it a fairly good off-road capability.
The Diprotodon has been converted into a tactical fuel tanker, and also into a larger version of the Wombat mobile field hospital. These mobile field hospital units are able to perform only fairly limited treatment and emergency surgery, but their introduction and deployment has been the saving of many troops' lives who might otherwise have died of their woulds before reaching the nearest field hospital.
|Inutoland Naval Forces:|
|Fleet | Naval Infantry | Naval Aviation | Coastal Defence|
|Army of Inutoland:|
|Army (Overview) | CIMITAR | Army Air Wing | Support and Logistics Corps|
|Inutoland Air Force:|
|Air Force (Overview) | Strategic Missile Defence | White Javelins Display Team|
|TOPAS | INERA | Coastal Rangers | Alliance Armaments|