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Shamrock
Shamrock
Technical Information
Affiliation Gallian
Length 4.97m
Width 2.55m
Height 2.39m
Weight 11.2 tons
Top speed 50km/h
Engine power 200hp (149kW) at 2800rpm
Weapons Breda 24/75mm PaK mk.II cannon
Erma 7.92mm tank machine gun

The Shamrock is a modified Gallian Light Tank, the second tank of Squad 7. The first known sortie of this tank was during the Marberry Shore Invasion four months after Welkin Gunther took command of Squad 7.

Zaka performs the job of both Tank Commander and Engineer, with Leon Schmidt servicing it as mechanic. Whether the Shamrock has a second operator or not is unknown.

ProfileEdit

Based on standard Gallian designs, this model used parts seized from Imperial tanks to enhance its armor plating and improve power output.

Thanks to modifications by the tank captain and engineer Zaka and the Shamrock's mechanic, Leon, the main turret can be fitted with a cannon, flamethrower, or machine gun at will to meet the needs of the mission at hand.

The tank is painted with a traditional Darcsen pattern, Zaka's personal touch.

Technical DescriptionEdit

The tank is a single turreted design with its general armament consisting of a low velocity howitzer and a co-axially mounted machine gun of seemingly standard Gallian military rifle chambering (no cartridge is elaborated upon so assumptions cannot be made based on calibre alone). Its turret is fitted with a cupola allowing the commander to direct the vehicle's crew without exposing himself to small arms fire. For maximum effectiveness of the vehicle the turret should be crewed by two (a commander and a gunner/loader) although quarters may be cramped. The turret is capable of housing a variety of armaments including a heavy machine gun for greater anti-infantry capability or a flame-thrower for dealing with fortifications, and it is possible Gallia may have further weapons. While the same turret could be modified to accept these weapons, it is far easier to switch out the turret and overhaul the tank in dedicated facilities.

Shamrock's armour protection in general would be equivalent to that of the standard tank from which it was modified from. This armour would be relatively thin based on the weight of the vehicle and capable of being penetrated by virtually any anti-tank weapon, and potentially heavy machine guns in thinner areas. Unlike earlier Imperial tanks, the Shamrock variant and its base does not have riveted armour plates and may mostly consist of cast and welded parts. Like other tanks it is capable of field modification such as the addition of armoured plates to protect the thin flanks of the vehicle. It is also fitted with a substitute hydraulic dozer blade/retractable armour plate for added protection to the thin belly plate when the vehicle crests a hill or embankment, however its effectiveness against anti-tank mines is unknown.

While not elaborated upon, the tank is fitted with four road wheels on either side and may likely have a leaf spring type suspension. Each tread is driven by a drive sprocket at the front of the vehicle.

The Shamrock is fitted with a wireless radio antenna indicating its role is one of support and reconnaissance for Squad 7 and not meant to fight head on with the enemy. The box at the rear of the turret may contain the necessary radio equipment.

Its minimum crew compliment for efficient operation should consist of 1 commander/wireless operator, 1 gunner/loader and 1 pilot.

ArmamentsEdit

Breda 24/75mm PaK mk.II cannonEdit

Part of the current known standard armament of a Gallian Tank, the Breda 24/75mm PaK Mk.II is a relatively light howitzer comparable to the Krimm N-324 24/76.2mm cannon mounted as primary gun of the Imperial Medium Tank, and given the length and caliber of the gun, is a direct counterpart of the KwK 37 7.5cm L/24 gun used in the early model Panzer IV.

Erma 7.92mm tank machine gunEdit

Again part of the default armament of a standard Gallian Tank and similar in purpose to the Theimer 12.7mm tank machinegun coaxially mounted in the Edelweiss. The Erma 7.92mm is an anti-infantry machinegun which fires in concentrated bursts and is effective at short to medium range. There is no indication as to whether the Gallian military possesses a variant of this weapon for infantry use.

"Heavy" FlamethrowerEdit

The Flamethrower is arguably the most devastating offensive anti-infantry weapon in the game, it excels at taking out entrenched or fortified infantry at close quarters, however against armoured foes its attack power is severely lacking and its short range makes it ineffective while on the defensive.

"Gatling Gun" MGEdit

The "Gatling Gun" mounted on the Shamrock is actually two linked heavy machineguns capable of firing in sustained bursts. It is effective against enemy infantry at short to medium range. The guns are never given a defined caliber, though it can be assumed they are akin to 12.7-14.5mm.

StatsEdit

Base statsEdit

  • Body HP - 2100
  • Tread HP - 650
  • Accuracy - 10
  • Body Def - 300
  • Tread Def - 100
  • AP - 550
  • Upgrade grid - 3 x 4

WeaponsEdit

Anti-Armor TurretEdit
  • Anti-armor - 72mm Anti-Armor
    • Aim - E
    • Range - 900
    • vsPers - 150
    • vsArmor - 900
    • Shots - 1
  • Mortar - 72mm Mortar
    • Aim - C
    • Range - 250
    • vsPers - 170
    • vsArmor - 300
    • Shots - 1
  • Machine gun - Erma T1
    • Aim - D
    • Range - 200
    • vsPers - 35
    • vsArmor - 54
    • Shots - 7
Gatling Gun TurretEdit
  • Gatling Gun - Gatling Gun
    • Aim - C
    • Range - 450
    • vsPers - 35
    • vsArmor - 56
    • Shots - 30
  • Machine gun - Erma T1
    • Aim - D
    • Range - 200
    • vsPers - 35
    • vsArmor - 54
    • Shots - 7
Flamethrower TurretEdit
  • Flamethrower - Flamethrower
    • Aim - B
    • Range - 200
    • vsPers - 320
    • vsArmor - 57
    • Shots - 1
  • Machine gun - Erma T1
    • Aim - D
    • Range - 200
    • vsPers - 35
    • vsArmor - 54
    • Shots - 7

Max statsEdit

  • Body HP - 2400
  • Tread HP - 650
  • Accuracy - 10
  • Body Def - 370
  • Tread Def - 100
  • AP - 550
  • Upgrade grid - 3 x 4

WeaponsEdit

Anti-Armor TurretEdit
  • Anti-armor - Piercing Rounds
    • Aim - E
    • Range - 900
    • vsPers - 230
    • vsArmor - 1300
    • Shots - 1
  • Mortar - Improved Shrapnel
    • Aim - C
    • Range - 250
    • vsPers - 360
    • vsArmor - 400
    • Shots - 1
  • Machine gun - Erma T2
    • Aim - D
    • Range - 200
    • vsPers - 48
    • vsArmor - 60
    • Shots - 7
Gatling Gun TurretEdit
  • Gatling Gun - Auto-Reload Device
    • Aim - C
    • Range - 450
    • vsPers - 50
    • vsArmor - 60
    • Shots - 30
  • Machine gun - Erma T2
    • Aim - D
    • Range - 200
    • vsPers - 48
    • vsArmor - 60
    • Shots - 7
Flamethrower TurretEdit
  • Flamethrower - High-Temp Fuel
    • Aim - B
    • Range - 200
    • vsPers - 580
    • vsArmor - 67
    • Shots - 1
  • Machine gun - Erma T2
    • Aim - D
    • Range - 200
    • vsPers - 48
    • vsArmor - 60
    • Shots - 7

UpgradesEdit

Upgraded Shamrock

Upgraded Shamrock

Upgrades for the Shamrock can be purchased from R&D in the Headquarters tab to further improve its capabilities.

For further details on the upgrade system and the specific benefits of each upgrade, see Tank Upgrade (VC1).

Body UpgradesEdit

  • Rivet Construction: Improves Body HP.
  • Point Soldering: Improves Body HP.
  • Plane Soldering: Improves Body HP.

ArmourEdit

  • Rolled Steel: Improves Body Defense. Renames Armor-Grade Steel armor to Rolled Steel.
  • Carbon-Coat Steel: Improves Body Defense. Renames Rolled Steel armor to Carbon-Coat Steel.
  • Ragnite Alloy: Improves Body Defense. Renames Carbon-Coat Steel armor to Ragnite Alloy.

Anti-Armour TurretEdit

  • Anti-Armour Rounds: Improves main gun damage. Renames 72mm Anti-Armor weapon to Anti-Armor Rounds.
  • Increased Payload: Improves mortar damage and blast radius. Renames 72mm Mortar weapon to Increased Payload.
  • Enhanced Gun: Improves machine gun damage. Renames Erma T1 weapon to Erma T2.
  • Piercing Rounds: Improves main gun damage. Renames Anti-Armor Rounds weapon to Piercing Rounds.
  • Improved Shrapnel: Improves mortar damage and blast radius. Renames Increased Payload weapon to Improved Shrapnel.

Gatling Gun TurretEdit

  • Link Belt: Improves gatling gun damage. Renames Gatling Gun weapon to Link Belt.
  • Auto-Reload Device: Improves gatling gun damage. Renames Link Belt weapon to Auto-Reload Device.

Flamethrower TurretEdit

  • Flame Intensifier: Improves flamethrower damage. Renames Flamethrower weapon to Flame Intensifier.
  • High-Temp Fuel: Improves flamethrower damage. Renames Flame Intensifier weapon to High-Temp Fuel.

TriviaEdit

  • A possible variant of the Shamrock exists, as seen in the background of the scene when Welkin confronts Faldio after the shooting of Alicia. Visible for a few seconds, a shot of a Gallian Tank Destroyer of sorts can be seen. This might also make the Shamrock's base vehicle type Europa's version of the Praga LT vz. 38 (better know as the Panzer 38(t), its German designation), though the practice of making tank destroyers and other mobile guns out of tank chassis was, and still is, common. It might also be a subtle reference to Valkyria's prototype, Gallian Panzers.
  • Breda and Erma were real weapons manufacturers.
  • Given the machine's small size, it's possible that it is manned only by two people - Zaka and an unmentioned other, possibly Leon.
  • The only noticeable differences between Shamrock and the standard Gallian tank are different paint scheme, more armor on turret and sides, and a blade on the front similar to Imperial tanks.
  • The cannon's designation of PaK (A shortening of the German words for Anti-Tank Cannon (Panzerabwehrkanone)) would imply that it uses HEAT munitions, though it is very similar to the real life KwK 37 7.5cm gun of the early Panzer IV, intended for use against infantry and bunkers. The low muzzle velocity would require the use of HEAT rounds to have any effect on heavy targets (whereas a standard solid penetrator would bounce off most machines).
  • Regardless of what upgrades you give it, the Shamrock will always have the same hull.
  • As seen here, it's possible the Shamrock was intended to be a tank destroyer although the shamrock on this tank may be because the prototype games Gallia had a Shamrock as its symbol, as well as the unicorn.
  • Though the Edelweiss has a higher max speed in its technical description, the Shamrock has more AP in game.
Valkyria Chronicles Vehicles
Gallian Vehicles Alicia Bakery | Edelweiss | Gallian Light Tank | Gallian Tank Destroyer | Guard Tank | ISARA | Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer (cut) | Shamrock
Imperial Vehicles Heavy Imperial Tank | Imperial Tank Destroyer | Light Imperial Tank | Medium Imperial Tank | Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf.G (cut)
Boss Vehicles Batomys | Dromedarius | Equus | Gallian APC | Lupus / Lupus Regnum | Marmota

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