On the General Information Bar of certain Vehicle Data Cards, the Transport rating can be marked as Under Armor Transport or Under Armor Transport & Combat (e.g. SM-6B BTR-70).
I understand the benefits of Under Armor (e.g. protection from GP fire targeting transporting unit), but I can't seem to find any reference to the '& Combat' portion. What specifically are the benefits of Under Armor for combat?
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For all I know there is no rule about a difference between "Under Armor Transport" and "Under Armor Transport & Combat". Maybe a rule to differentiate between the two kinds of cover was forgotten.
According to the rules infantry may utilize Direct GP Fire while transported, except from helicopters (see 18.104.22.168 on p. 42).
It doesn't matter whether the vehicle is "Under Cover Transport", "Under Armor Transport" or "Under Armor Transport & Combat". Except from helicopters a passenger is allowed to attack according to 22.214.171.124.
It doesn't matter too whether the Turret is Open or Buttoned Up (see 7.8.3 on p. 60). The passenger is allowed to attack anyway.
Passengers firing from "Under Armor" vehicles are limited to a range of 2 hexes (see 126.96.36.199 on p. 42) and they will be not attacked when the vehicle will be attacked by GP Fire (see 188.8.131.52.3 on p. 30). But if this is true for "Under Armor Transport" and "Under Armor Transport & Combat", we don't know.