The primary treaded land battleship used by the Central Galactic Union Army during the Zaaroft War was the Mk.96 Rhinoceros Land Battleship; designed as a heavy assault and artillery platform, the Rhinoceros can roll into the battlefield armed with an array of missiles, cannons, and a modular weapon. Its wide treads give it superior ground pressure quality and allow it safe passage over most ground types, even mud and snow, despite it weighing over five thousand tons; furthermore, it can carry up to five hundred troops plus their vehicles and equipment. A retractable landing pad has enough space for a medium-sized aerodyne. With these weapons and armour systems combined, the Mk.96 is a potent and deadly battlefield weapon, deployed on the Brigade level in the Union Army.
Model: Mk.96 "Rhinoceros" Land Battleship/Artillery Platform
Crew: 20 (commander, driver, communications crew, gunnery crew)
Height: 52.6 meters
Length: 133.5 meters
Mass: 5200 tons
Powerplant: 2 x G2FB Nuclear Reactors; 2 x turbine generators each
Power output: net 300 MWe; 75 MWe per generator
Armour: Composite armour plate
3 x Double 155mm Field Guns
4 x Double 380mm Field Guns
4 x 48-cell VLS Strike Packs
2 x Laser Towers, 45 MW output
4 x Laser CIWS, 15 MW output
20 x Computer-Controlled 12.7mm machine-guns, retractable
1 x Modular Weapons System; options: an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile pod with a single ICBM, a 420mm Long-Range Mortar, or a 460mm railgun.
Troop Capacity: 300 soldiers.