The L814 Kisikhr, also known as the HKA (Hrukisikhrarel, or "Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicle"), is a light armoured vehicle that is in service with all branches of the Sirian Army and the Siarran Kelkhr.
Role & Design Edit
The L814 plays the L22 Arruzan to the L416 Viknnir's L590 Atal. Specifically designed with mobility and speed in mind, it is a staple of Sirian advance guards and forward security patrols, prowling ahead of the main force and relaying everything they see and hear to their parent formation. They also assist Airborne and Naval Infantry units, providing decent, effective firepower that doesn't slow down the troops. It was also designed to be modular, to allow it to fulfill as many diverse roles as possible. Its components were also designed to be easy to maintain and repair in the field. The following description will deal mostly with the L814O2.
The L814 is lightly armed for a Sirian military vehicle, its turret only carrying a 20mm autocannon and a coaxial L78 LMG for its protection. This is entirely in line with expectations, however, as the L814 was never intended to go toe to toe with enemy forces. Rather, its main value comes from the intelligence it can gather, using its multitude of sensors to locate and identify enemy forces, among other things. Thus much of its time is spent in concealment or cover, surreptitiously transmitting what it can see and hear to friendly troops. It can also use this data to cue friendly fire support, a role most prominent when forces equipped with the L814 first detect enemy troops whilst on the march.
The L814 has armour sufficient to stop small arms from penetrating, but no more; its wheels are surprisingly difficult to damage, and are designed to run even whilst flat. It has a number of sensor opaque smoke and anti-laser aerosol grenade dischargers to allow it to break contact or screen movement as the situation demands.
The jewel in the Kisikhr's crown is its mobility. Because it is a wheeled vehicle, it can go much faster than a tracked vehicle. It also has two pairs of smaller wheels underneath the "belly", allowing the L814 to avoid getting hung up whilst crossing gaps or hills. Another feature is its centralised tire pressure regulation system, which can be used to adjust the tire pressure of all four tires or specific tires whilst the vehicle is moving. This further improves its cross-country mobility. It is also amphibious.
In line with its intended role, the L814 enjoys a number of different versions. Each is built on the same basic chassis, guaranteeing interchangeability of parts and simplification of production. It is also relatively trivial to convert a L814 from one model to another. All models have an export variant.