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Templar87

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Sniper II PAB-29 PA(L)
« on: 13 January 2021, 13:56:24 »
As, with lockdown here in the UK, I am bored, a Sniper suit that tries to deal with the design's issues;


Sniper II PAB-29
Type: Sniper II
Manufacturer: Federated Industries
    Primary Factory: Novaya Zemlya
Production Year: 3146

Tech Base: Inner Sphere (Standard)
Chassis Type:  Biped
Weight Class: Ultra Light/PA(L)/Exoskeleton
Maximum Weight: 400 kg
Battle Value: 100
Swarm/Leg Attack/Mechanized/AP: Yes/Yes/Yes/No

Overview:
Federated Industries' first foray into the powered armour field, the PAB-28 Sniper suit,
proved capable, but with a number of serious design flaws that showed up in combat. Foremost
among those was its low mobility, which often left Sniper teams unable to withdraw quickly
enough to survive. The Sniper II was a hurried effort to change this; by removing one of the
Gauss rifles - a single one was proven sufficient for most tasks, from combat data - Federated's
engineers managed to triple the Sniper's ground movement speed, and add jump capability.

Capabilities:
In addition to removing one of the David light Gauss rifles, the mounting of the remaining
one has been redesigned - drawing ideas from the venerable Phoenix Hawk and BattleMaster
'Mechs' main weapon mounts - allowing troopers wearing this armour to adopt a prone position
while maintaining accuracy and ergonomics.


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Equipment                                     Slots      Mass 
Chassis:                                                80 kg   
Motive System:                                                 
     Ground MP:          3                              50 kg   
     Jump MP:            2                              50 kg   
Manipulators:                                                   
    Left Arm:            Armored Gloves                  0 kg
    Right Arm:           Armored Gloves                  0 kg
Armor:                   Stealth (Standard)     4      120 kg   
    Armor Value:         2 + 1 (Trooper)                           

                                         Slots         
Weapons and Equipment         Location (Capacity)   Mass
Gauss Rifle                   Left Arm     1       100 kg
“Keep your feet on the ground, a spare magazine in your pocket, watch your buddy’s back and never, ever give anything but your all!”
–First Prince Andrew Davion
"He who has made no mistakes in war has never made war."
- Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne, Vicomte de Turenne, Marshal of France, 1641

Sabelkatten

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Re: Sniper II PAB-29 PA(L)
« Reply #1 on: 13 January 2021, 16:22:31 »
Could actually upgrade to improved stealth while you're at it. And wouldn't it be better with 2 ground / 3 jump MP?

Templar87

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Re: Sniper II PAB-29 PA(L)
« Reply #2 on: 13 January 2021, 16:32:30 »
Could actually upgrade to improved stealth while you're at it.


Could; didn't for fluff reasons (Federated Industries shoving the Sniper II out the door as fast as possible).


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And wouldn't it be better with 2 ground / 3 jump MP?


There's an argument for that, yeah. But, I mainly envisioned the jump move as being for clearing obstacles/breaking falls, with ground mobile being the main means the Sniper II has of getting around.
“Keep your feet on the ground, a spare magazine in your pocket, watch your buddy’s back and never, ever give anything but your all!”
–First Prince Andrew Davion
"He who has made no mistakes in war has never made war."
- Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne, Vicomte de Turenne, Marshal of France, 1641

 

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