The 1893 British Empire Tankette pushed the bounds on a number of technologies. To reduce weight, it used a novel aluminum alloy armor. It also used a very advanced high-speed quad-expansion condensing steam engine.
Though a technical marvel, the Tankette’s high cost proved to be prohibitive. It served in the Second Hive War and several tankettes have been shipped to the British Garrison of the International City on Venus. They played an important role in the Construction Riots and the Upstream Deluge.
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