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BattleTech Player Boards => Fan Designs and Rules => Combat Vehicles => Topic started by: Seer on 30 March 2021, 14:15:51

Title: A few modern CV equivalents
Post by: Seer on 30 March 2021, 14:15:51
I'll start off with some MBTs: the T-80U and the Challenger I & II (edit: more added now). I had a browse through the MBT concept thread (https://bg.battletech.com/forums/combat-vehicles/re-main-battle-tank-concept-in-battletech/) which was a good primer. I'm using MML and editing the TROs for presentation and brevity. Everything will be introduced in 3150 so I won't be limited by tech availability, and built using the IS tech base. No fusion engines is one of my limitations because they drastically increase the unit price. Ideally, fuel cells should stand in for turbine engines and ICE for diesels, but because ICE engines are so heavy in BT that's not always possible.

These are not going to be terribly impressive, just my interpretation of 20th/21st century workhorses with a 32nd century upgrade. From what I can tell, true conversions aren't practicable anyway due to how heavy things get (https://i.imgur.com/si47BMV.png) at more primitive tech ratings. You can get a reasonable analogue, but as Herb said (https://bg.battletech.com/forums/combat-vehicles/be-hind-you-20th-21st-centurty-designs/msg1628727/#msg1628727) you have to cheat by ignoring stuff like that. For myself, this is more fun and less work.

As a side note, I do have a complaint: there's no conceivable reason why NBC protection would not be standard on BT combat vehicles. This is not the same as fully pressurized (and thus vacuum-safe) environmental sealing, it's a filtration system that uses positive pressure (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overpressure_(CBRN_protection)) to keep contaminated air outside the vehicle. Full environmental sealing is very heavy; it would be nice to have a less prohibitive option.

T-80U:
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Main Battle Tank T-80U

Mass: 46 tons
Movement Type: Tracked
Power Plant: Fuel Cell
Cruising Speed: 43.2 kph
Maximum Speed: 64.8 kph
Armor: Ballistic-Reinforced
Armament:
     1 Light AC/5
     1 Thunderbolt 5
     1 Light Machine Gun
     1 Machine Gun
Introduction Year: 3150
Tech Rating/Availability: E/X-X-X-E
Cost: 1,789,200 C-bills

Type: Main Battle Tank
Technology Base: Inner Sphere (Standard)
Movement Type: Tracked
Tonnage: 46
Battle Value: 760

Equipment                                          Mass
Internal Structure                                    5
Engine                        185 Fuel Cell           9
Cruising MP: 4
Flank MP: 6
Heat Sinks:                   1                       0
Control Equipment:                                  2.5
Power Amplifier:                                    0.0
Turret:                                             1.0
Armor Factor (B-R)            102                   8.5

                          Internal   Armor   
                          Structure  Value   
     Front                   5         30   
     R/L Side               5/5      16/16   
     Rear                    5         10   
     Turret                  5         30   

Weapons
and Ammo                       Location    Tonnage   
Machine Gun                     Turret       0.5     
Light AC/5                      Turret       5.0     
Light Machine Gun               Turret       0.5     
Thunderbolt 5                   Turret       3.0     
Combat Vehicle Chassis Mod [ES]  Body        5.0     
Light Machine Gun Ammo (100)     Body        0.5     
LAC/5 Ammo (40)                  Body        2.0     
Thunderbolt 5 Ammo (12)          Body        1.0     
Half Machine Gun Ammo (100)      Body        0.5     
Combat Vehicle Chassis Mod [LA]  Body        2.0     

Equipment                                           Loc 
Combat Vehicle Chassis Mod [Limited Amphibious]      BD 
Combat Vehicle Chassis Mod [Environmental Sealing]   BD 
Design note: The T-80U suffers from having to pay 2 tons for its amphibious capability and having to mount its ATGM as a separate 3 ton launcher; it's slower and mounts less armor as a result. It can, however, fire its gun and ATGM in the same turn. The Soviets/Russians are well known for their use of ERA (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reactive_armour#Explosive_reactive_armourl), hence the Ballistic-Reinforced Armor. BT Reactive Armor is not used because of its unfortunate tendency to blow up on a bad roll (and not as intended).

T-72B3:
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Main Battle Tank T-72B3

Mass: 45 tons
Movement Type: Tracked
Power Plant: Fuel Cell
Cruising Speed: 43.2 kph
Maximum Speed: 64.8 kph
Armor: Ballistic-Reinforced
Armament:
     1 Light AC/5
     1 Thunderbolt 5
     1 Light Machine Gun
     1 Machine Gun
Introduction Year: 3150
Tech Rating/Availability: E/X-X-X-E
Cost: 1,755,859 C-bills

Type: Main Battle Tank
Technology Base: Inner Sphere (Standard)
Movement Type: Tracked
Tonnage: 45
Battle Value: 790

Equipment                                          Mass
Internal Structure                                  4.5
Engine                        180 Fuel Cell         8.5
Cruising MP: 4
Flank MP: 6
Heat Sinks:                   1                       0
Control Equipment:                                  2.5
Power Amplifier:                                    0.0
Turret:                                             1.0
Armor Factor (B-R)            108                     9

                          Internal   Armor   
                          Structure  Value   
     Front                   5         33   
     R/L Side               5/5      16/16   
     Rear                    5         10   
     Turret                  5         33   

Weapons
and Ammo                       Location    Tonnage   
Light Machine Gun Ammo (100)     Body        0.5     
Combat Vehicle Chassis Mod [ES]  Body        4.5     
LAC/5 Ammo (40)                  Body        2.0     
Thunderbolt 5 Ammo (12)          Body        1.0     
Half Machine Gun Ammo (100)      Body        0.5     
Combat Vehicle Chassis Mod [LA]  Body        2.0     
Machine Gun                     Turret       0.5     
Light Machine Gun               Turret       0.5     
Light AC/5                      Turret       5.0     
Thunderbolt 5                   Turret       3.0     

Equipment                                           Loc 
Combat Vehicle Chassis Mod [Limited Amphibious]      BD 
Combat Vehicle Chassis Mod [Environmental Sealing]   BD 
Design note: What makes the T-72B3 possible is that losing a ton off the chassis makes everything else lighter too, allowing it to mount more armor despite its lower tonnage. It is otherwise identical to the T-80U above. Ideally, it would have a standard AC/5, but it can't due to weigh restrictions.

T-90AM:
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Main Battle Tank T-90AM

Mass: 50 tons
Movement Type: Tracked
Power Plant: Fuel Cell
Cruising Speed: 43.2 kph
Maximum Speed: 64.8 kph
Armor: Ballistic-Reinforced
Armament:
     1 Light AC/5
     1 Thunderbolt 5
     1 Light Machine Gun
     1 Machine Gun
Introduction Year: 3150
Tech Rating/Availability: E/X-X-X-E
Cost: 2,367,031 C-bills

Type: Main Battle Tank
Technology Base: Inner Sphere (Standard)
Movement Type: Tracked
Tonnage: 50
Battle Value: 873

Equipment                                          Mass
Internal Structure                                    5
Engine                        200 Fuel Cell        10.5
Cruising MP: 4
Flank MP: 6
Heat Sinks:                   1                       0
Control Equipment:                                  2.5
Power Amplifier:                                    0.0
Turret:                                             1.5
Armor Factor (B-R)            108                     9

                          Internal   Armor   
                          Structure  Value   
     Front                   5         33   
     R/L Side               5/5      16/16   
     Rear                    5         10   
     Turret                  5         33   

Weapons
and Ammo                       Location    Tonnage   
Light Machine Gun Ammo (100)     Body        0.5     
Combat Vehicle Chassis Mod [ES]  Body        5.0     
LAC/5 Ammo (40)                  Body        2.0     
Thunderbolt 5 Ammo (12)          Body        1.0     
Half Machine Gun Ammo (100)      Body        0.5     
Combat Vehicle Chassis Mod [LA]  Body        2.0     
Machine Gun                     Turret       0.5     
Light AC/5                      Turret       5.0     
ECM Suite [G]                   Turret       1.5     
Light Machine Gun               Turret       0.5     
Thunderbolt 5                   Turret       3.0     

Equipment                                           Loc 
Combat Vehicle Chassis Mod [Limited Amphibious]      BD 
Combat Vehicle Chassis Mod [Environmental Sealing]   BD 
ECM Suite [Guardian: Shtora-1]                       TU 
Design notes: The Russians are once again undermined by their efficient tonnage. Weight listings for the T-90 run from 46 tons for the earliest to 50 for the later models, so I opted for the heaviest. It should have an ICE but that's simply too heavy in combination with its other features. The fuel cell also increases the price by 562,500 C-Bills.

T-14 Armata:
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Main Battle Tank T-14 Armata

Mass: 55 tons
Movement Type: Tracked
Power Plant: Fuel Cell
Cruising Speed: 43.2 kph
Maximum Speed: 64.8 kph
Armor: Ballistic-Reinforced
Armament:
     1 LB 5-X AC
     1 Thunderbolt 5
     1 Light Machine Gun
     1 Machine Gun
     1 Anti-Missile System
Introduction Year: 3150
Tech Rating/Availability: E/X-X-X-E
Cost: 2,773,370 C-bills

Type: Main Battle Tank
Technology Base: Inner Sphere (Standard)
Movement Type: Tracked
Tonnage: 55
Battle Value: 858

Equipment                                          Mass
Internal Structure                                  5.5
Engine                        220 Fuel Cell          12
Cruising MP: 4
Flank MP: 6
Heat Sinks:                   1                       0
Control Equipment:                                  3.0
Power Amplifier:                                    0.0
Turret:                                             1.5
Armor Factor (B-R)            114                   9.5

                          Internal   Armor   
                          Structure  Value   
     Front                   6         35   
     R/L Side               6/6      17/17   
     Rear                    6         10   
     Turret                  6         35   

Weapons
and Ammo                        Location    Tonnage   
Machine Gun                      Turret       0.5     
Anti-Missile System              Turret       0.5     
Light Machine Gun                Turret       0.5     
LB 5-X AC                        Turret       8.0     
Thunderbolt 5                    Turret       3.0     
Light Machine Gun Ammo (100)      Body        0.5     
Combat Vehicle Chassis Mod [ES]   Body        5.5     
CASE [CC]                         Body        0.5     
Anti-Missile System Ammo (12)     Body        1.0     
Thunderbolt 5 Ammo (12)           Body        1.0     
LB 5-X Cluster Ammo (20)          Body        1.0     
LB 5-X AC Ammo (20)               Body        1.0     
Half Machine Gun Ammo (100)       Body        0.5     

Equipment                                           Loc 
Combat Vehicle Chassis Mod [Environmental Sealing]   BD 
CASE [Crew Capsule]                                  BD 
Anti-Missile System [Afghanit]                       TU 
Design notes: Mercifully, the T-14 is heavier than its predecessors; otherwise it would have been impossible. It should be faster and have an ICE, but once again that's just too heavy. The fuel cell adds 703,313 C-Bills to its price. Technically, it should still mount an ECM because the Afghanit APS is both hard kill and soft kill, but an AMS is also beyond what the Afghanit is capable of, so it's a good enough compromise.

Challenger I:
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Main Battle Tank Challenger I

Mass: 62 tons
Movement Type: Tracked
Power Plant: 190 ICE
Cruising Speed: 32.4 kph
Maximum Speed: 54 kph
Armor: Hardened
Armament:
     1 AC/10
     2 Light Machine Gun
Introduction Year: 3150
Tech Rating/Availability: E/X-X-X-E
Cost: 1,497,150 C-bills

Type: Main Battle Tank
Technology Base: Inner Sphere (Experimental)
Movement Type: Tracked
Tonnage: 62
Battle Value: 816

Equipment                                          Mass
Internal Structure                                  6.5
Engine                        190 ICE                15
Cruising MP: 3
Flank MP: 5
Heat Sinks:                   0                       0
Control Equipment:                                  3.5
Power Amplifier:                                    0.0
Turret:                                             1.5
Armor Factor (Hardened)       88                     11

                          Internal   Armor   
                          Structure  Value   
     Front                   7         25   
     R/L Side               7/7      14/14   
     Rear                    7         10   
     Turret                  7         25   

Weapons
and Ammo                         Location    Tonnage   
AC/10                             Turret       12.0   
2 Light Machine Gun               Turret       1.0     
Combat Vehicle Chassis Mod [ES]    Body        6.5     
Armor-Piercing AC/10 Ammo (10)     Body        2.0     
AC/10 Ammo (20)                    Body        2.0     
Light Machine Gun Ammo (200)       Body        1.0     

Equipment                                           Loc 
Combat Vehicle Chassis Mod [Environmental Sealing]   BD 
Design notes: The Chally I uses the (in)famous Chobham (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chobham_armour) armor, as does the II and the M1s below. Hardened was the obvious stand in.

Challenger II:
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Main Battle Tank Challenger II

Mass: 64 tons
Movement Type: Tracked
Power Plant: 195 ICE
Cruising Speed: 32.4 kph
Maximum Speed: 54 kph
Armor: Hardened
Armament:
     1 LB 10-X AC
     2 Light Machine Gun
Introduction Year: 3150
Tech Rating/Availability: E/X-X-X-E
Cost: 2,002,850 C-bills

Type: Main Battle Tank
Technology Base: Inner Sphere (Experimental)
Movement Type: Tracked
Tonnage: 64
Battle Value: 954

Equipment                                          Mass
Internal Structure                                  6.5
Engine                        195 ICE                16
Cruising MP: 3
Flank MP: 5
Heat Sinks:                   0                       0
Control Equipment:                                  3.5
Power Amplifier:                                    0.0
Turret:                                             1.5
Armor Factor (Hardened)       104                    13

                          Internal   Armor   
                          Structure  Value   
     Front                   7         28   
     R/L Side               7/7      18/18   
     Rear                    7         12   
     Turret                  7         28   

Weapons
and Ammo                       Location    Tonnage   
LB 10-X AC                      Turret       11.0   
2 Light Machine Gun             Turret       1.0     
Combat Vehicle Chassis Mod [ES]  Body        6.5     
LB 10-X Cluster Ammo (10)        Body        1.0     
LB 10-X AC Ammo (30)             Body        3.0     
Light Machine Gun Ammo (200)     Body        1.0     

Equipment                                           Loc
Combat Vehicle Chassis Mod [Environmental Sealing]   BD 
Design note: Key changes between the I & II can be found here (https://www.reddit.com/r/TankPorn/comments/4o6fiu/what_are_the_differences_between_the_challenger_1/).

M1A1 Abrams:
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Main Battle Tank M1A1 Abrams

Mass: 57 tons
Movement Type: Tracked
Power Plant: Fuel Cell
Cruising Speed: 43.2 kph
Maximum Speed: 64.8 kph
Armor: Hardened
Armament:
     1 LB 10-X AC
     2 Light Machine Gun
     1 Machine Gun
Introduction Year: 3150
Tech Rating/Availability: E/X-X-X-E
Cost: 2,693,139 C-bills

Type: Main Battle Tank
Technology Base: Inner Sphere (Experimental)
Movement Type: Tracked
Tonnage: 57
Battle Value: 841

Equipment                                          Mass
Internal Structure                                    6
Engine                        230 Fuel Cell          13
Cruising MP: 4
Flank MP: 6
Heat Sinks:                   1                       0
Control Equipment:                                  3.0
Power Amplifier:                                    0.0
Turret:                                             1.5
Armor Factor (Hardened)       88                     11

                          Internal   Armor   
                          Structure  Value   
     Front                   6         25   
     R/L Side               6/6      14/14   
     Rear                    6         10   
     Turret                  6         25   

Weapons
and Ammo                       Location    Tonnage   
LB 10-X AC                      Turret       11.0   
Machine Gun                     Turret       0.5     
2 Light Machine Gun             Turret       1.0     
Combat Vehicle Chassis Mod [ES]  Body        6.0     
CASE [BP]                        Body        0.5     
LB 10-X Cluster Ammo (10)        Body        1.0     
LB 10-X AC Ammo (10)             Body        1.0     
Half Machine Gun Ammo (100)      Body        0.5     
Light Machine Gun Ammo (200)     Body        1.0     

Equipment                                           Loc 
Combat Vehicle Chassis Mod [Environmental Sealing]   BD 
CASE [Blowout Panels]                                BD 

M1A2 Abrams:
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Main Battle Tank M1A2 Abrams

Mass: 63 tons
Movement Type: Tracked
Power Plant: Fuel Cell
Cruising Speed: 43.2 kph
Maximum Speed: 64.8 kph
Armor: Hardened
Armament:
     1 LB 10-X AC
     2 Light Machine Gun
     1 Machine Gun
Introduction Year: 3150
Tech Rating/Availability: E/X-X-X-E
Cost: 3,137,139 C-bills

Type: Main Battle Tank
Technology Base: Inner Sphere (Experimental)
Movement Type: Tracked
Tonnage: 63
Battle Value: 898

Equipment                                          Mass
Internal Structure                                  6.5
Engine                        255 Fuel Cell          16
Cruising MP: 4
Flank MP: 6
Heat Sinks:                   1                       0
Control Equipment:                                  3.5
Power Amplifier:                                    0.0
Turret:                                             1.5
Armor Factor (Hardened)       92                   11.5

                          Internal   Armor   
                          Structure  Value   
     Front                   7         26   
     R/L Side               7/7      15/15   
     Rear                    7         10   
     Turret                  7         26   

Weapons
and Ammo                       Location    Tonnage   
LB 10-X AC                      Turret       11.0   
Machine Gun                     Turret       0.5     
2 Light Machine Gun             Turret       1.0     
Combat Vehicle Chassis Mod [ES]  Body        6.5     
CASE [BP]                        Body        0.5     
LB 10-X Cluster Ammo (10)        Body        1.0     
LB 10-X AC Ammo (20)             Body        2.0     
Half Machine Gun Ammo (100)      Body        0.5     
Light Machine Gun Ammo (200)     Body        1.0     

Equipment                                           Loc 
Combat Vehicle Chassis Mod [Environmental Sealing]   BD 
CASE [Blowout Panels]                                BD 

M1A2C Abrams:
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Main Battle Tank M1A2C Abrams

Mass: 74 tons
Movement Type: Tracked
Power Plant: 225 Fuel Cell
Cruising Speed: 32.4 kph
Maximum Speed: 54 kph
Armor: Hardened
Armament:
     1 LB 10-X AC
     2 Light Machine Gun
     1 Machine Gun
     1 Anti-Missile System
Introduction Year: 3150
Tech Rating/Availability: E/X-X-X-E
Cost: 6,147,638 C-bills

Type: Main Battle Tank
Technology Base: Inner Sphere (Experimental)
Movement Type: Tracked
Tonnage: 74
Battle Value: 975

Equipment                                          Mass
Internal Structure                                  7.5
Engine                        225 Fuel Cell          12
Cruising MP: 3
Flank MP: 5
Heat Sinks:                   1                       0
Control Equipment:                                  4.0
Power Amplifier:                                    0.0
Turret:                                             1.5
Armor Factor (Hardened)       88                     11

                          Internal   Armor   
                          Structure  Value   
     Front                   8         27   
     R/L Side               8/8      12/12   
     Rear                    8         10   
     Turret                  8         27   

Weapons
and Ammo                        Location    Tonnage   
LB 10-X AC                       Turret       11.0   
Machine Gun                      Turret       0.5     
Anti-Missile System              Turret       0.5     
2 Light Machine Gun              Turret       1.0     
Combat Vehicle Chassis Mod [ES]   Body        7.5     
CASE [BP]                         Body        0.5     
Anti-Missile System Ammo (12)     Body        1.0     
LB 10-X Cluster Ammo (10)         Body        1.0     
Armored Motive System             Body        11.5   
LB 10-X AC Ammo (20)              Body        2.0     
Half Machine Gun Ammo (100)       Body        0.5     
Light Machine Gun Ammo (200)      Body        1.0     

Equipment                                           Loc 
Combat Vehicle Chassis Mod [Environmental Sealing]   BD 
CASE [Blowout Panels]                                BD 
Armored Motive System [SEPv3]                        BD 
Anti-Missile System [Trophy]                         TU 
Design notes: The M1A2C should (apparently) retain its speed despite being 11 tons heavier, but otherwise gains an Armored Motive System from the various armor upgrades included in SEPv3. It does lose a half ton off its armor factor to mount the Trophy APS, however, when it should gain a small amount.

Leopard 2A4:
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Main Battle Tank Leopard 2A4

Mass: 62 tons
Movement Type: Tracked
Power Plant: 250 Fuel Cell
Cruising Speed: 43.2 kph
Maximum Speed: 64.8 kph
Armor: Hardened
Armament:
     1 AC/10
     2 Light Machine Gun
Introduction Year: 3150
Tech Rating/Availability: E/X-X-X-E
Cost: 2,621,531 C-bills

Type: Main Battle Tank
Technology Base: Inner Sphere (Experimental)
Movement Type: Tracked
Tonnage: 62
Battle Value: 806

Equipment                                          Mass
Internal Structure                                  6.5
Engine                        250 Fuel Cell          15
Cruising MP: 4
Flank MP: 6
Heat Sinks:                   1                       0
Control Equipment:                                  3.5
Power Amplifier:                                    0.0
Turret:                                             1.5
Armor Factor (Hardened)       76                    9.5

                          Internal   Armor   
                          Structure  Value   
     Front                   7         22   
     R/L Side               7/7      12/12   
     Rear                    7         10     
     Turret                  7         22   

Weapons
and Ammo                        Location    Tonnage   
AC/10                            Turret       12.0   
2 Light Machine Gun              Turret       1.0     
Combat Vehicle Chassis Mod [ES]   Body        6.5     
Light Machine Gun Ammo (100)      Body        0.5     
Armor-Piercing AC/10 Ammo (5)     Body        1.0     
CASE [BP]                         Body        0.5     
AC/10 Ammo (20)                   Body        2.0     
Combat Vehicle Chassis Mod [LA]   Body        2.5     

Equipment                                           Loc 
Combat Vehicle Chassis Mod [Limited Amphibious]      BD 
Combat Vehicle Chassis Mod [Environmental Sealing]   BD 
CASE [Blowout Panels]                                BD 
Design notes: The 2A4 should have an ICE but doesn't due to weight restrictions. The fuel cell adds 941,625 C-Bills to the price. Technically, it should have the same gun as the M1 (LB 10-X) but the Germans don't have the DU (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depleted_uranium) rounds, so that downgrades their gun for the 2A4 (here converted into shorter range). It uses hardened because, while Chobham is a particular kind of composite armor (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Composite_armour) well known to be used by the Brits and Americans, later iterations of the Leopard 2 use a composite armor that's comparable in performance (as the Germans were privy to Chobham's specifications).

Leopard 2A6:
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Main Battle Tank Leopard 2A6

Mass: 62 tons
Movement Type: Tracked
Power Plant: 250 Fuel Cell
Cruising Speed: 43.2 kph
Maximum Speed: 64.8 kph
Armor: Hardened
Armament:
     1 LB 10-X AC
     2 Light Machine Gun
Introduction Year: 3150
Tech Rating/Availability: E/X-X-X-E
Cost: 3,073,106 C-bills

Type: Main Battle Tank
Technology Base: Inner Sphere (Experimental)
Movement Type: Tracked
Tonnage: 62
Battle Value: 900

Equipment                                          Mass
Internal Structure                                  6.5
Engine                        250 Fuel Cell          15
Cruising MP: 4
Flank MP: 6
Heat Sinks:                   1                       0
Control Equipment:                                  3.5
Power Amplifier:                                    0.0
Turret:                                             1.5
Armor Factor (Hardened)       84                   10.5

                          Internal   Armor   
                          Structure  Value   
     Front                   7         24   
     R/L Side               7/7      13/13   
     Rear                    7         10   
     Turret                  7         24   

Weapons
and Ammo                       Location    Tonnage   
LB 10-X AC                      Turret       11.0   
2 Light Machine Gun             Turret       1.0     
Combat Vehicle Chassis Mod [ES]  Body        6.5     
Light Machine Gun Ammo (100)     Body        0.5     
CASE [BP]                        Body        0.5     
LB 10-X Cluster Ammo (10)        Body        1.0     
LB 10-X AC Ammo (20)             Body        2.0     
Combat Vehicle Chassis Mod [LA]  Body        2.5     

Equipment                                           Loc 
Combat Vehicle Chassis Mod [Limited Amphibious]      BD 
Combat Vehicle Chassis Mod [Environmental Sealing]   BD 
CASE [Blowout Panels]                                BD 
Design notes: Like the 2A4, T-80U, and T-90AM, the 2A6 suffers somewhat from having to pay significant tonnage for its amphibious capability.

Edit 1: added M1A1 & M1A2, swapped Chally II fuel cell to an ICE, updated post.
Edit 2: added T-14 Armata and updated post.
Edit 3: added Leopard 2A4 & 2A6, T-72B3, and M1A2C, updated post. Non-Russian tanks swapped out their AC/5s for AC/10s and an armor reduction, as their armor factor was uncomfortably high and inflating their BV.
Title: Re: A few modern CV equivalents
Post by: Daryk on 31 March 2021, 17:50:21
I think mixing LMGs and MGs is a mistake.  They should all be the same, and thus share a single half ton of ammo...
Title: Re: A few modern CV equivalents
Post by: Seer on 31 March 2021, 20:27:44
The LMGs are stand-ins for the 7.62mm coaxials and pintle mounts (latter are on Chally I & II) while the MGs are the stand-ins for the 12.7mm (.50 cal) pintles. Former outrange the latter in BT so in a way they're backwards xp
Title: Re: A few modern CV equivalents
Post by: Daryk on 31 March 2021, 20:32:34
Yeah, I've figured the LMG was the .50 caliber analog, while the MG was the GAU-19 (three barrel version), and the HMG was the six-barrel version (i.e., all the same ammo, but higher and higher fire rates).