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HobbesHurlbut

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Donar Assault Helicopter (Blood Spirit)
« on: 03 December 2021, 11:38:02 »
The Streak models has been downgraded to standard launchers. This free up enough weight for a mast mount and a Recon Camera (or any 0.5t electronic).
It matches the art much better.
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Donar Assault Helicopter (Blood Spirit)

Mass: 21 tons
Movement Type: VTOL
Power Plant: 50 Fusion
Cruising Speed: 97.2 kph
Maximum Speed: 151.2 kph
Armor: Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:
     2 SRM 2
     1 ER Large Laser
Manufacturer: Unknown
     Primary Factory: Unknown
Communication System: Unknown
Targeting & Tracking System: Unknown
Introduction Year: 3060
Tech Rating/Availability: F/X-X-F-F
Cost: 1,072,700 C-bills

Type: Donar
Technology Base: Clan (Standard)
Movement Type: VTOL
Tonnage: 21
Battle Value: 829

Equipment                                          Mass
Internal Structure                                  2.5
Engine                        50 Fusion             2.5
Cruising MP: 9
Flank MP: 14
Heat Sinks:                   12                      2
Control Equipment:                                  1.5
Lift Equipment:                                     2.5
Power Amplifier:                                    0.0
Armor Factor (Ferro)          57                      3

                          Internal   Armor   
                          Structure  Value   
     Front                   3         15   
     R/L Side               3/3      14/14   
     Rear                    3         12   
     Rotor                   3         2     


Weapons
and Ammo              Location    Tonnage   
2 SRM 2                Front        1.0     
ER Large Laser         Front        4.0     
Recon Camera           Rotor        0.5     
Mast Mount             Rotor        0.5     
SRM 2 Ammo (50)         Body        1.0     
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Re: Donar Assault Helicopter (Blood Spirit)
« Reply #1 on: 03 December 2021, 13:03:33 »
It's a better design than the original.  While you lose the guaranteed damage effect of Streaks, if you're getting into SRM range in the first place in a VTOL it likely shouldn't be against 'mechs to begin with, and infernoes make much better work against conventionals like tanks, BA and infantry.  (I mention those specifically, but Tanks are teh target here-specifically tank-type vehicles without turrets, that rely on forward weapons arrays.)

THe improvements to recon capability make for it having an actual role in a scouting star, and the Clan ERLL is a pretty good ranged sniping weapon that doesn't require ammunition to work.
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Re: Donar Assault Helicopter (Blood Spirit)
« Reply #2 on: 04 December 2021, 14:37:53 »
It strikes me a clan LRM-20 with that Recon Camera in a Mast Mount would fit on this thing...

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Re: Donar Assault Helicopter (Blood Spirit)
« Reply #3 on: 04 December 2021, 17:03:05 »
It strikes me a clan LRM-20 with that Recon Camera in a Mast Mount would fit on this thing...
well, the recon camera let a unit spot for indirect LRM as if it was using TAG (but not for semi-guided or homing munitions)
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Re: Donar Assault Helicopter (Blood Spirit)
« Reply #4 on: 04 December 2021, 17:18:24 »
Most importantly, it lets you shoot and spot at the same time...  ^-^

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Re: Donar Assault Helicopter (Blood Spirit)
« Reply #5 on: 04 December 2021, 17:53:58 »
We don't even need the Camera, the Mast Mount alone is enough:


Quote from: TO:AUE, p. 162, VTOL MAST MOUNT
This enables the VTOL to act as a spotter for C3, artillery, or indirect fire by other units, or even for itself (if using the Mast to spot for itself, treat the Mast as a separate, non-firing unit doing the spotting; apply the unit’s movement modifier once, and then add the Indirect modifier).

The Camera is still nice to spot for other units at the same time.
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Re: Donar Assault Helicopter (Blood Spirit)
« Reply #6 on: 05 December 2021, 12:33:39 »
Does it run out of item slots if you break it down to use LRM5's in each of the existing mounts?

I'm picturing still having those side mounted launchers as well as some in the nose where the laser is.

I'm also thinking maybe of it as a variant of the existing recon model so it has electronics too.

3x LRM5 w/ 3 Ammo, 3 tons of electronics, Mast & Camera

I think the math on that works.
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Re: Donar Assault Helicopter (Blood Spirit)
« Reply #7 on: 05 December 2021, 17:25:11 »
We don't even need the Camera, the Mast Mount alone is enough:


The Camera is still nice to spot for other units at the same time.
the camera can uncover hidden units, just not as effectively as the active probe or light active probe.
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Re: Donar Assault Helicopter (Blood Spirit)
« Reply #8 on: 12 December 2021, 02:07:41 »
Revealing hidden units via camera is only for aerospace units, not ground units (such as VTOLs). TO:AUE p. 150
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