H-1 Light Battle Tank
|H-1 Light Battle Tank
|Glacier, Jungle, Ocean, River, Swamp, Volcanic
|2 Medium Blasters
The H-1 Light Battle Tank was designed to provide an effective garrison for Hapan planets and is frequently deployed by the Royal Hapan ground forces on reconnaissance missions. The H-1's strength, unlike many other battle tanks, is not in brute force, but in speed and agility.
Armed with a pair of medium blasters, the H-1 can hold its own against light-classed vehicles and large companies of infantry, but it lacks the same rugged durability of many larger tanks. With both poor ionic capacity and thin armour plating, the H-1 relies heavily on its greater speed and manoeuvrability to evade, rather than confront, enemy targets. Its transparisteel cockpit provides a 360-degree view of the field, but the tank's effectiveness in skirmishes can be limited by the skills of its pilot, who must manage both drive controls and weaponry.
The MTV-7 is a more readily available armed vehicle in comparison though the H-1 is sturdier, more heavily armed and faster. The only advantage of the MTV-7 is that it is able to travel in more terrain types.
MLC-3 (Mobile Laser Cannon 3): This variant which is sometimes seen in small numbers has a modified track train that allows it to operate on glacier terrain. This however is at the expense of some of its armor and thus the MLC-3 more closely matches the hull and ionic capacity of the MTV-7 than the H-1 that inspired it.