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Cannonshop

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Break the Bank Challenge!
« on: 01 November 2022, 12:00:36 »
Alrighty then, we did a thread over in battlemechs where players and designers were challenged to make a 'mech as close to 10K BV (before you add the pilot). 

It took more than one page, and a huge effort by many people, for S.gage to finally nail the target (with a little over).

So, here we go: Aerospace Fighter.  NOt a dropship or warship, an ASF...

gimme a single airframe as close to 10,000 BV as you can manage, before adding piloting/gunnery scores.  Get gross, get munchkin, exploit the hell out of every option you can find, to get us a fighter that is as close to 10,000 BV as possible.
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Lagrange

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Re: Break the Bank Challenge!
« Reply #1 on: 01 November 2022, 14:36:55 »
This is something quite silly wth BV 7714. 

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BV Aero

Mass: 100 tons
Frame: Unknown
Power Plant: 300 XXL
Armor: Reactive
Armament:
     11 ER Medium Laser
     4 TSEMP Cannon
Manufacturer: Unknown
     Primary Factory: Unknown
Communication System: Unknown
Targeting & Tracking System: Unknown
Introduction Year: 3145
Tech Rating/Availability: F/X-X-X-E
Cost: 81,403,500 C-bills

Type: New
Technology Base: Mixed (Experimental)
Tonnage: 100
Battle Value: 7,714

Equipment                                          Mass
Engine                        300 XXL               6.5
Safe Thrust: 5
Max Thrust: 8
Structural Integrity:         0                       
Heat Sinks:                   13 [26]                 3
Fuel:                         0                     0.0
Cockpit                                               3
Armor Factor (Reactive)       8                     0.5

                           Armor   
                           Value   
     Nose                    3     
     Wings                  2/2   
     Aft                     1     


Weapons
and Ammo              Location   Tonnage  Heat   SRV  MRV  LRV  ERV
ER Medium Laser         NOS       1.0      5      7    7    0    0 
4 TSEMP Cannon          NOS       24.0     10     0    0    0    0 
5 ER Medium Laser       RWG       5.0      5      7    7    0    0 
Targeting Computer      FSLG      7.0      -      -    -    -    - 
45 ECM Suite            FSLG      45.0     -      -    -    -    - 
5 ER Medium Laser       LWG       5.0      5      7    7    0    0 

kindalas

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Re: Break the Bank Challenge!
« Reply #2 on: 01 November 2022, 15:01:02 »
This is the best I can do.

5184 BV

5 ER PPCs with HS and TC to use them.

And an Angle ECM system

21 tons of Reflective Armor

3.5 tons of Fuel

This one could be flown into battle.

It might even be successful against the designs that get posted in this thread.

My own limitation for the design was to only include things that made sense to me.

So I didn't stack ECMs or focus on TSEMP cannons which seems to be the current META for breaking the BV system.

If this was an actual design I'd probably cut an ER PPC and the XXL for an XL engine and I would include a lot more fuel.


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BV Hunter

Mass: 100 tons
Frame: Unknown
Power Plant: 300 XXL
Armor: Reflective
Armament:
     5 ER PPC
Manufacturer: Unknown
     Primary Factory: Unknown
Communication System: Unknown
Targeting & Tracking System: Unknown
Introduction Year: 3145
Tech Rating/Availability: F/X-X-X-E
Cost: 66,217,050 C-bills

Type: New
Technology Base: Clan (Advanced)
Tonnage: 100
Battle Value: 5,184

Equipment                                          Mass
Engine                        300 XXL               6.5
Safe Thrust: 5
Max Thrust: 8
Structural Integrity:         0                       
Heat Sinks:                   38 [76]                28
Fuel:                         280                   3.5
Cockpit                                               3
Armor Factor (Reflective)     336                    21

                           Armor   
                           Value   
     Nose                   101   
     Wings                 84/84   
     Aft                     67   


Weapons
and Ammo              Location   Tonnage  Heat   SRV  MRV  LRV  ERV
5 ER PPC                NOS       30.0     15    15   15   15    0 
Targeting Computer      FSLG      6.0      -      -    -    -    - 
Angel ECM Suite         FSLG      2.0      -      -    -    -    - 


Lagrange

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Re: Break the Bank Challenge!
« Reply #3 on: 01 November 2022, 16:16:25 »
A few minor notes:
(a)The BV aero can fly with a fuel tank.
(b)It looks like the best external ordnance is a small fuel-air bomb which provides 37.  This provides +740 BV with 20 bombs. (Or, I guess, 703 if the design skips fuel and you want it to fly...)

 

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