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Daryk

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Arturion (3025 Centurion Variant)
« on: 31 July 2016, 06:54:38 »
The various Urbanmech threads got me thinking about trying to cram a Thumper onto a 'mech, but the math just didn't quite work out at 30 tons.  Then I remembered the various AC/20 versions of the Centurion, and this was the result:
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Arturion CN9-TH

Mass: 50 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Advanced Rules
Era: Succession Wars
Tech Rating/Era Availability: D/X-D-D-A
Production Year: 3025
Cost: 3,481,000 C-Bills
Battle Value: 915

Chassis: Corean Model K7 Standard
Power Plant: Nissan 200 Fusion Engine
Walking Speed: 43.2 km/h
Maximum Speed: 64.8 km/h
Jump Jets: McCloud Specials
    Jump Capacity: 120 meters
Armor: StarGuard III Standard Armor
Armament:
    2 Photec 806 Medium Lasers
    1 Defiance Industries Thumper
Manufacturer: Corean Enterprises
    Primary Factory: New Avalon
Communications System: Corean Transband-J9
Targeting and Tracking System: Corean B-Tech

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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Standard                      83 points                5.00
Engine:             Fusion Engine                200                       8.50
    Walking MP: 4
    Running MP: 6
    Jumping MP: 4 Standard
    Jump Jet Locations: 2 LL, 2 RL                                         2.00
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             10                        0.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 2 LT
Gyro:               Standard                                               2.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV - 168                 10.50

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     16           21       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  10       
                                           L/R Torso     12           18       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  6         
                                             L/R Arm     8            16       
                                             L/R Leg     12           24       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
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2 Medium Lasers                              CT        6         2         2.00
Thumper                                      RT/RA     6         10/5     15.00
@Thumper (40)                                RT        -         2         2.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 24

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      6    Points: 9
4j         3       1       0       0      2     0   Structure:  4
Special Abilities: ARTT, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA

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Re: Arturion (3025 Centurion Variant)
« Reply #1 on: 31 July 2016, 07:22:33 »
What about a Hollander variant with a Thumper? Might have to do something weird like a compact gyro to get it to fit in the torso, but the tonnage should work.
Half the fun of BattleTech is the mental gymnastics required to scientifically rationalize design choices made decades ago entirely based on the Rule of Cool.

The other half is a first-turn AC/2 shot TAC to your gyro that causes your Atlas to fall and smash its own cockpit... wait, I said fun didn't I?

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Re: Arturion (3025 Centurion Variant)
« Reply #2 on: 31 July 2016, 08:20:45 »
I'm sure that would work in the Clan era.  Heck, I think you can fit it on an Urbanmech with Endo-Steel and such (and still have a reasonable amount of armor).

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Re: Arturion (3025 Centurion Variant)
« Reply #3 on: 31 July 2016, 10:35:13 »
Thumper on an UrbanMech works fine. Take a UM-R70L, remove the AC/20 and 11th heat sink, add Thumper, carry 1 ton of ammo. Backup weapon is 1 small laser.

That said, that's a nifty Centurion.
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Re: Arturion (3025 Centurion Variant)
« Reply #4 on: 31 July 2016, 11:10:13 »
You mean the -60L?  The -70 is post clan invasion.  I didn't like dropping it down to Locust armor, which is what I meant by "math didn't quite work".

Thanks, though!  I went with parts Corean could source in 3025 (the Thumper being from Hesperus II, everything else on New Avalon).

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Re: Arturion (3025 Centurion Variant)
« Reply #5 on: 31 July 2016, 11:42:30 »
Yeah, typo. Meant the R60L, the Cappie AC/20 packing Urbie. And it's armor reduction is less an issue for an artillery unit.
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Re: Arturion (3025 Centurion Variant)
« Reply #6 on: 31 July 2016, 11:50:19 »
Less of an issue for an artillery unit that can run away, sure.  2/3/2 won't exactly keep you out of trouble.