|Bolo Mark||XIX (Intransigent)|
|Year of Introduction||2790|
1x 60cm Hellbore
8x 30cm howitzers
8x 30cm BL mortars
16x ion bolt Infinite Repeaters
The Concordiat originally anticipated that the Mark XIX would remain first-line equipment for at least as long as the Mark XVIII , as it marked the first true qualitative improvement on the old Mark XV . The Mark XVI , XVII , and XVIII had been essentially up-gunned and up-armored Mark XVs; the Mark XIX was the first Bolo to mount mono-permeable, anti-kinetic battle screen as its first line of defense against projectile weapons and to incorporate the ability to convert a percentage of most types of hostile energy fire into useful power. In addition, the Mark XIX was accompanied into service by the Navy's new specialized armor transport: a light cruiser-sized vessel mated to a pair of Mark XIXs and capable of rough-field landings in almost any terrain (short of swamp or truly precipitous mountains). The transports were a vast improvement over the older independent assault pods, thus greatly simplifying the deployment problems experienced with the Mark XVII and XVIII. Improved generations of pods remained in service for almost four more centuries, particularly for battalion or larger level assaults. Main armament remained a 60cm Hellbore, but secondary armament was upgraded to sixteen ion-bolt infinite repeaters, backed up by 35mm gatling/railguns. The howitzer armament was once more suppressed in favor of eight 30cm breech-loading mortars, and the ablative outer hull was further augmented by a 'plasma-shedding' ceramic tile appliqué. Weight soared to 13,000 tons, but road speed actually rose to 90 kph, with a 'sprint' capability of over 120 kph.
Source: A Brief Technical History of the Bolos by Prof. Felix Hermes, Ph.D.