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Not to be confused with the 'Eithelfeld' Md.4 Rev.A Pamerian main battle tank
, the heavier MBT used by Pameria.
Created to support the Pamerian military doctrine of defense and quality, the 'Dunehild' is designed for short, high-intensity combat where it fights the enemy from an entrenched or otherwise defensible position either in ambush or acting as the bulk work of the immense border with their enemy the ISSK. While it doesn't "outclass" tanks like the Eithelfeld, the Dunehild fills the MBT role in a reduced platform, even by normal MBT standards, while still maintaining battlefield effectiveness. This smaller design is achieved by separating the driver compartment, reducing the crew to 3 (the signals operator takes on a commander role as well), using a much smaller engine, and reducing the amount of ammunition stored by eliminating the 7.62mm coaxial- and pintle-mounted machine guns used in the 'Callistor'.
Although the 'Eithelfeld' was originally manufactured to be the successor of the aging 'Callistor' MBT, the project was 1 billion Lor over budget and 2 years behind schedule. The government decided to re-target the Eithelfeld as a smaller production "heavy MBT" (also partly due to the unit price tag and operational costs projected) and instead handed production of an entirely new MBT to another company, ALM Weapon Systems, who redesigned this smaller, more mass-producible model.