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Taron Storm

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Behemoth Artillery
« on: 25 November 2022, 22:18:43 »
Came up with this design for one of Cannonshop's challenges.  A lance of these would be a nasty artillery battery and very fun!

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Behemoth Heavy Tank (SPA-3)

Mass: 100 tons
Movement Type: Tracked
Power Plant: 200 ICE
Cruising Speed: 21.6 kph
Maximum Speed: 32.4 kph
Armor: Standard
Armament:
     3 Thumper
     4 Machine Gun
Manufacturer: Unknown
     Primary Factory: Unknown
Communication System: Unknown
Targeting & Tracking System: Unknown
Introduction Year: 2952
Tech Rating/Availability: E/X-C-C-C
Cost: 2,464,667 C-bills

Type: Behemoth Heavy Tank
Technology Base: Inner Sphere (Advanced)
Movement Type: Tracked
Tonnage: 100
Battle Value: 752

Equipment                                          Mass
Internal Structure                                   10
Engine                        200 ICE                17
Cruising MP: 2
Flank MP: 3
Heat Sinks:                   0                       0
Control Equipment:                                  5.0
Power Amplifier:                                    0.0
Turret:                                             4.5
Armor Factor                  208                    13

                          Internal   Armor   
                          Structure  Value   
     Front                   10        46   
     R/L Side              10/10     38/38   
     Rear                    10        40   
     Turret                  10        46   


Weapons
and Ammo                      Location    Tonnage   
Trailer Hitch                   Rear        0.0     
Machine Gun                     Rear        0.5     
Machine Gun                     Left        0.5     
Machine Gun                    Front        0.5     
Machine Gun                    Right        0.5     
3 Thumper                      Turret       45.0   
Thumper Ammo (60)               Body        3.0     
Half Machine Gun Ammo (100)     Body        0.5     



Opinions please

Daryk

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Re: Behemoth Artillery
« Reply #1 on: 26 November 2022, 06:02:04 »
The trailer hitch is perfect... all the ammo you'd ever want!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Behemoth Artillery
« Reply #2 on: 26 November 2022, 10:05:05 »
I think I'd rather have just two cannons and keep some of the missiles. That would make it feel more like the original.

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Re: Behemoth Artillery
« Reply #3 on: 26 November 2022, 10:16:07 »
Eh, if I want that I'll take two of these and two originals...  ^-^

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Re: Behemoth Artillery
« Reply #4 on: 26 November 2022, 12:28:43 »
Roll 1 or 2 of them out of the Dropship, park them next to the Dropship, and you have a decent firebase.  Very slow, but if you don't need them to go fast that isn't an issue.

Or just park them at a firebase for whoever wants to stop by and try to raid.  Figure out where an attacker wants to raid, plan a firebase nearby, taking into account locations that are good for Dropships to land but hard for a defending force to get there easily.

ICE means it would be easy for lower tech levels to maintain, and having a 50-ton trailer just for towing spare ammo means it can be very annoying for a long time.  Or it can tow other things too.

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Re: Behemoth Artillery
« Reply #5 on: 26 November 2022, 13:34:01 »
At under 2.5 mil ea, I can see larger militias having a few of these spread out in firebases.  I know they are slow, but a lance can put 12 rounds at a time in the air.  Can ruin a pirates day for sure. Escort them with some of Daryk's Goblins.

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Re: Behemoth Artillery
« Reply #6 on: 26 November 2022, 13:45:05 »
A full company is an Artillery Battalion worth of tubes... use the other two companies for security...  8)

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Re: Behemoth Artillery
« Reply #7 on: 26 November 2022, 14:35:02 »
that just sounds evil in a way

Taron Storm

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Re: Behemoth Artillery
« Reply #8 on: 26 November 2022, 14:45:17 »
Did up a 2 Sniper piece a couple of years ago.

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Behemoth Heavy Tank (2Sniper)

Mass: 100 tons
Movement Type: Tracked
Power Plant: 200 ICE
Cruising Speed: 21.6 kph
Maximum Speed: 32.4 kph
Armor: Standard
Armament:
     5 Machine Gun
     2 Sniper
Manufacturer: Unknown
     Primary Factory: Unknown
Communication System: Unknown
Targeting & Tracking System: Unknown
Introduction Year: 2952
Tech Rating/Availability: E/X-C-C-C
Cost: 2,613,667 C-bills

Type: Behemoth Heavy Tank
Technology Base: Inner Sphere (Advanced)
Movement Type: Tracked
Tonnage: 100
Battle Value: 844

Equipment                                          Mass
Internal Structure                                   10
Engine                        200 ICE                17
Cruising MP: 2
Flank MP: 3
Heat Sinks:                   0                       0
Control Equipment:                                  5.0
Power Amplifier:                                    0.0
Turret:                                             4.0
Armor Factor                  208                    13

                          Internal   Armor   
                          Structure  Value   
     Front                   10        46   
     R/L Side              10/10     38/38   
     Rear                    10        40   
     Turret                  10        46   


Weapons
and Ammo                      Location    Tonnage   
Machine Gun                     Rear        0.5     
Machine Gun                     Left        0.5     
2 Machine Gun                  Front        1.0     
Machine Gun                    Right        0.5     
2 Sniper                       Turret       40.0   
Sniper Ammo (80)                Body        8.0     
Half Machine Gun Ammo (100)     Body        0.5