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Title: 100 Kiloton Dropships for fun and profit.
Post by: Jal Phoenix on 04 May 2022, 16:15:42
I opened up HM Aero the other day and found this. I made this like 20 years ago, before we had sub-capital weapons. There are probably errors now due to minor changes in the rules since HM Aero, and the fact that HM Aero just plain did things wrong sometimes, but you can get the general idea.


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Class/Model/Name:  Interdictor System Patrol Craft
Tech:              Inner Sphere / 3200
Vessel Type:       Spheroid DropShip
Rules:             Level 2, Standard design
Rules Set:         AeroTech2

Mass:              100,000 tons
Length:            210 meters
Power Plant:       Standard
Safe Thrust:       7
Maximum Thrust:    11
Armor Type:        Ferro-aluminum
Armament:         
    5 Kraken-T
   35 ER PPC
   24 Large Pulse Laser
   40 Medium Pulse Laser
   11 Gauss Rifle
   40 AMS
   50 LB 10-X AC
   35 LRM 20+ArtIV
   60 Medium Laser
    2 Screen Launcher
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Class/Model/Name:  Interdictor System Patrol Craft
Mass:              100,000 tons

Equipment:                                                            Mass 
Power Plant, Drive & Control:                                       45,500.00
Thrust:  Safe Thrust: 7
      Maximum Thrust: 11
Structural Integrity: 120                                           24,000.00
Total Heat Sinks:    926 Double                                        370.00
Fuel & Fuel Pumps:                                                   2,550.00
Bridge, Controls, Radar, Computer & Attitude Thrusters:                750.00
Fire Control Computers:                                              1,117.00
Food & Water:  (103 days supply)                                       204.00
Armor Type:  Ferro-aluminum  (3,383 total armor pts)                   432.00
                           Standard Scale Armor Pts
   Location:                            L / R
   Fore:                                966
   Left/Right Sides:                 845/845
   Aft:                                 727

Cargo:
   Bay 1:  Small Craft (10) with 2 doors                             2,000.00
   Bay 2:  Battle Armor Points/Squads (10) with 1 door                 100.00
   Bay 3:  Fighters (50) with 4 doors                                7,500.00
   Bay 4:  Cargo (1)                                                 4,855.00

Life Boats:  40 (7 tons each)                                          280.00
Escape Pods:  30 (7 tons each)                                         210.00

Crew and Passengers:
     16 Officers (16 minimum)                                          160.00
     10 Crew (8 minimum)                                                70.00
     62 Gunners (57 minimum)                                           434.00
     50 2nd Class Passengers                                           350.00
     50 Marine Battle Armor Troopers/Elementals                        350.00
    210 Bay Personnel                                                     .00
Weapons and Equipment      Loc        SRV    MRV    LRV    ERV  Heat    Mass
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3 Kraken-T(20 msls)        Nose        30     30     30     30  150  2,660.00
10 ER PPC                  Nose   10(100)10(100)10(100)     --  150     70.00
4 Large Pulse Laser        Nose    10(96)  4(36)     --     --   40     28.00
  10 Medium Pulse Laser                                          40     20.00
6 Gauss Rifle(96 rounds)   Nose     9(90)  9(90)  9(90)     --    6    102.00
10 AMS(120 rounds)         Nose        --     --     --     --   10     15.00
10 LB 10-X AC(50 rounds)   Nose     6(60)  6(60)     --     --   20    115.00
10 LRM 20+ArtIV(96 rounds) Nose   16(160)16(160)16(160)     --   60    126.00
1 Kraken-T(15 msls)        FL/R        10     10     10     10  100  3,440.00
5 ER PPC                   FL/R     5(50)  5(50)  5(50)     --  150     70.00
15 Medium Laser            FL/R     8(75)     --     --     --   90     30.00
5 Large Pulse Laser        FL/R     5(45)  5(45)     --     --  100     70.00
10 LB 10-X AC(200 rounds)  FL/R     6(60)  6(60)     --     --   40    260.00
5 AMS(84 rounds)           FL/R        --     --     --     --   10     19.00
5 LRM 20+ArtIV(54 rounds)  FL/R     8(80)  8(80)  8(80)     --   60    128.00
5 ER PPC                   AL/R     5(50)  5(50)  5(50)     --  150     70.00
5 Large Pulse Laser        AL/R   11(105)  5(45)     --     --  100     70.00
  10 Medium Pulse Laser                                          80     40.00
10 LB 10-X AC(50 rounds)   AL/R     6(60)  6(60)     --     --   40    230.00
5 AMS(120 rounds)          AL/R        --     --     --     --   10     25.00
5 LRM 20+ArtIV(96 rounds)  AL/R     8(80)  8(80)  8(80)     --   60    142.00
10 Medium Laser            AL/R     5(50)     --     --     --   60     20.00
5 Gauss Rifle(96 rounds)   Aft      8(75)  8(75)  8(75)     --    5     87.00
5 ER PPC                   Aft      5(50)  5(50)  5(50)     --   75     35.00
10 Medium Pulse Laser      Aft      6(60)     --     --     --   40     20.00
10 AMS(120 rounds)         Aft         --     --     --     --   10     15.00
5 LRM 20+ArtIV(96 rounds)  Aft      8(80)  8(80)  8(80)     --   30     71.00
10 Medium Laser            Aft      5(50)     --     --     --   30     10.00
2 Screen Launcher(50 scrns)Aft         --     --     --     --   20    580.00
1 Lot Spare Parts (0.20%)                                              200.00
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
TOTALS:                                            Heat: 1,736     100,000.00
Tons Left:                                                                .00

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost:        4,295,116,000 C-Bills
Battle Value:      79,290
Cost per BV:       54,169.71
Title: Re: 100 Kiloton Dropships for fun and profit.
Post by: Dragon Cat on 04 May 2022, 16:40:07
Looks like a lot of fun
Title: Re: 100 Kiloton Dropships for fun and profit.
Post by: Tyler Jorgensson on 04 May 2022, 16:44:24
Always nice to see 100KT designs. I’ll have to open up MML and see: I think I have a couple lying around.
Title: Re: 100 Kiloton Dropships for fun and profit.
Post by: Daryk on 04 May 2022, 19:42:52
Yet another display of the OG PTB not understanding the concept of "orders of magnitude"...  ^-^
Title: Re: 100 Kiloton Dropships for fun and profit.
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 05 May 2022, 07:58:20
It's too slow and doesn't have enough armor.
Title: Re: 100 Kiloton Dropships for fun and profit.
Post by: Maingunnery on 05 May 2022, 08:33:20
It's too slow and doesn't have enough armor.
For what role?
Title: Re: 100 Kiloton Dropships for fun and profit.
Post by: Tyler Jorgensson on 05 May 2022, 09:05:14
For what role?

That might have been a joke…. A 7/11 assault DropShip weighting 100KT?
Title: Re: 100 Kiloton Dropships for fun and profit.
Post by: Jal Phoenix on 05 May 2022, 09:20:29
It's too slow and doesn't have enough armor.

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No fair using meta-knowledge!  ;D
Title: Re: 100 Kiloton Dropships for fun and profit.
Post by: pokefan548 on 05 May 2022, 09:33:56
This is great. Definitely a very lopsided design, but I think it's possible that you may have grown some since then and now fully recognize that. :P

Of course, I have no room to talk, having thrown together 7/11 WarShips on slow evenings before.
Title: Re: 100 Kiloton Dropships for fun and profit.
Post by: Tyler Jorgensson on 05 May 2022, 11:33:13
This is great. Definitely a very lopsided design, but I think it's possible that you may have grown some since then and now fully recognize that. :P

Of course, I have no room to talk, having thrown together 7/11 WarShips on slow evenings before.

Super hard to make a 2.5 Million Kiloton WarShip with any significant weaponry and good armor. Usually ends up of half on one or another.
Title: Re: 100 Kiloton Dropships for fun and profit.
Post by: pokefan548 on 05 May 2022, 12:20:41
Super hard to make a 2.5 Million Kiloton WarShip with any significant weaponry and good armor. Usually ends up of half on one or another.
I might dig up the old .BLK at some point and post it here, but it was basically just a small, fast WarShip with a Heavy Mass Driver, enough armor to take what it can dish out to the front, and the remaining tonnage in standard and I think some small capital weapons. Certainly not an efficient build, but a (relatively) cheap way to get in quick and punch holes in a WarShip. Managed a BV-matched victory against a Clan Lola III, though I attribute that as much to Princess being a complete derp about Advanced Movement in space as anything else.