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Daryk

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LCF-R21 Upgrade (3054)
« on: 11 December 2015, 21:11:33 »
Digging through my notes, I found this old design.  I may have posted it on the previous incarnation of the board, but couldn't find it here.  I think the only thing I didn't explicitly state was one ton of AMS ammo per system.  Despite appearances, I don't have HMA, so all the numbers are hand jammed.  If anything's off, I'd appreciate corrections.

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                    Vessel Technical Readout

Class/Model/Name:  LCF-R21
Tech:              Inner Sphere / 3054
Vessel Type:       Aerospace Fighter
Rules:             Level 2, Custom design
Rules Set:         Tech Manual

Mass:              65 tons
Power Plant:       Edasich 195XL Fusion
Safe Thrust:       5
Maximum Thrust:    8
Armor Type:        Standard
Armament:         
    2 Maxell ER Large Lasers
   10 Maxell Small Lasers
    1 Maxell Medium Laser
    2 SureFire 444 Anti-Missile Systems
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==Overview:==
     When Lockheed/CBM switched production from the older LCF-R15 to the
upgraded R16 model in 3052, a missed memo within the procurement department
resulted in a surplus stock of Maxell small lasers.  The responsible
executive, in an effort to cover the mistake, generated a story about "the
R20 upgrade, of course".  This white lie quickly gained a life of its own,
until two years later, the first R21 rolled off the production line.  With no
actual design requirements beyond "use up the remaining stock of small lasers"
and "make it look something like the R20", the design engineers were unable to
justify access to Lockheed's production run of ferro-aluminum armor.  This
actually worked in their favor, as it allowed them to fit one more small laser
into each wing.  The only truly novel feature of the R21 was the addition of a
pair of anti-missile systems in the nose, which was justified as necessary
given the resurgence in naval technology at the time.  The success of this
argument, however, bought the designers ten extra months of long hours to
implement refit kits to address shortcomings in electronic warfare
capabilities and the consequent havoc the solutions wreaked on the
notoriously troublesome communications and targeting systems.

==Capabilities:==
     Like its predecessor, the R21 drops the R16's missile systems in favor of
energy weapons and increased armor.  Double heat sinks provide sufficient heat
dissipation to enable continuous firing of the forward weapon systems.  Working
from existing R20 air frames left insufficient room in the tail to mount the
R16's pulse laser once the new Edasich engine was installed, forcing retention
of the R20's original Maxell medium.  Five point defense lasers in each wing
provide protection while the R21 closes its targets, while providing the
ability to switch to offense once in close.  The increased armor protection
combines with the paired anti-missile systems to insure maximum survivability
throughout the R21's mission profile.

==Variants:==
     Two refit kits are available for the R21, each replacing an anti-missile
system in the nose.  The dorsal AMS can be replaced with an active probe,
while removal of the ventral system facilitates the installation of an ECM
suite.  Lockheed/CBM refuses to comment on the sourcing for this equipment,
and charges well above the going rate for the electronics alone.  Close
examination of the kits reveals extensive removal of serial numbers and other
identifying information, though the design is consistent with known Capellan
systems, and Capellan spare parts fit perfectly.

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Class/Model/Name:  Lucifer LCF-R21
Mass:              65 tons

Equipment:                                                              Mass
Power Plant:  195 XL Fusion                                              4.00
Thrust:  Safe Thrust: 5
      Maximum Thrust: 8
Structural Integrity: 6                                                   .00
Total Heat Sinks:    18 Double                                           8.00
Fuel:                                                                    5.00
Cockpit & Attitude Thrusters:                                            3.00
Armor Type:  Standard  (416 total armor pts)                            26.00
                           Standard Scale Armor Pts
   Location:                            L / R
   Nose:                                143
   Left/Right Wings:                  91/91
   Aft:                                  91

Weapons and Equipment      Loc        SRV    MRV    LRV    ERV  Heat    Mass
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2 ER Large Lasers          Nose        16     16     16     --   24     10.00
2 Anti-Missile Systems     Nose        --     --     --     --    2      3.00
5 Small Lasers             RW          15     --     --     --    5      2.50
5 Small Lasers             LW          15     --     --     --    5      2.50
1 Medium Laser             Aft          5     --     --     --    3      1.00
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
TOTALS:                                                   Heat:  39     65.00
Tons Left:                                                                .00

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost:        6,479,912.5 C-Bills
Battle Value:      1,969
Cost per BV:       3,290.97
Damage Factors:    SRV = 46;  MRV = 16;  LRV = 16;  ERV = 0

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Re: LCF-R21 Upgrade (3054)
« Reply #1 on: 13 December 2015, 16:50:46 »
Why the XL engine?
I mean, on something that small, it saves you minimal tonnage & jacks the C-Bills through the roof.

I went a similar but slightly different route with my R-20 Upgrade


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                    AeroTech 2 Vessel Technical Readout
                                  VALIDATED

Class/Model/Name:  Lucifer   LCF-R22
Tech:              Inner Sphere / 3054
Vessel Type:       Aerospace Fighter
Rules:             Level 2, Modified design
Rules Set:         AeroTech2

Mass:              65 tons
Frame:             Lockheed/CBM 200
Power Plant:       WAS 195 Fusion
Safe Thrust:       5
Maximum Thrust:    8
Armor Type:        Standard
Armament:         
    2 Cyclops XII ER Large Laser
    1 Defiance P5M Medium Pulse Laser
    1 Maxell Medium Pulse Laser
    6 Maxell Small Laser
    2 Defiance P5M Small Laser
    1 Medium Pulse Laser
Manufacturer:   Lockheed/CBM Corporation
  Location:     Donegal
Communications System:  Lockheed/CBM COM-SET 100
Targeting & Tracking System:  Lockheed/CBM TarSet 55
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Class/Model/Name:  Lucifer   LCF-R22
Mass:              65 tons

Equipment:                                                              Mass
Power Plant:  195 Fusion                                                 8.00
Thrust:  Safe Thrust: 5
      Maximum Thrust: 8
Structural Integrity: 6                                                   .00
Total Heat Sinks:    16 Double                                           6.00
Fuel:                                                                    5.00
Cockpit & Attitude Thrusters:                                            3.00
Armor Type:  Standard  (368 total armor pts)                            23.00
                           Standard Scale Armor Pts
   Location:                            L / R
   Nose:                                135
   Left/Right Wings:                  80/80
   Aft:                                  73

Weapons and Equipment      Loc        SRV    MRV    LRV    ERV  Heat    Mass
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1 ER Large Laser           Nose         8      8      8     --   12      5.00
1 ER Large Laser           Nose         8      8      8     --   12      5.00
1 Medium Pulse Laser       Nose         6     --     --     --    4      2.00
1 Medium Pulse Laser       Nose         6     --     --     --    4      2.00
1 Small Laser              RW           3     --     --     --    1       .50
1 Small Laser              LW           3     --     --     --    1       .50
1 Small Laser              RW           3     --     --     --    1       .50
1 Small Laser              LW           3     --     --     --    1       .50
1 Small Laser              RW           3     --     --     --    1       .50
1 Small Laser              LW           3     --     --     --    1       .50
1 Small Laser              RW           3     --     --     --    1       .50
1 Small Laser              LW           3     --     --     --    1       .50
1 Medium Pulse Laser       Aft          6     --     --     --    4      2.00
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
TOTALS:                                                    Heat: 44     65.00
Tons Left:                                                                .00

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost:        3,375,636 C-Bills
Battle Value:      1,558
Cost per BV:       2,166.65
Weapon Value:      2,619 (Ratio = 1.68)
Damage Factors:    SRV = 40;  MRV = 8;  LRV = 3;  ERV = 0
BattleForce2:      MP: 5,  Armor/Structure: 9 / 0
                   Damage PB/M/L: 5/1/1,  Overheat: 0
                   Class: FM;  Point Value: 16
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Re: LCF-R21 Upgrade (3054)
« Reply #2 on: 13 December 2015, 17:09:04 »
Just for commonality with the other Lucifer upgrade.  As I outlined in the fluff, the only guidance the design engineers received was "use up all the small lasers" and "make it look like the R-20".

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Re: LCF-R21 Upgrade (3054)
« Reply #3 on: 13 December 2015, 18:59:19 »
The R-16 uses an XL?   
I didn't realize that. 
Its not mentioned in the upgrade fluff.

3041: General Lance Hawkins: The Equalizers
3053: Star Colonel Rexor Kerensky: The Silver Wolves

"I don't shoot Urbanmechs, I walk up, stomp on their foot, wait for the head to pop open & drop in a hand grenade (or Elemental)" - Joel47
Against mechs, infantry have two options: Run screaming from Godzilla, or giggle under your breath as the arrogant fools blunder into your trap. - Weirdo

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Re: LCF-R21 Upgrade (3054)
« Reply #4 on: 13 December 2015, 19:13:21 »
It's been a long time... I might be wrong about that.

 

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