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kaliban

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Scorpion/Vedette crossover
« on: 30 August 2020, 21:49:12 »
It seems that 34tons is the optimum tonnage for a faster version of the ubiquitous Scorpion, but cheaper than a Vedette.


Scorpion II (STD)

Mass: 34 tons
Movement Type: Tracked
Power Plant: 170 ICE
Cruising Speed: 54 kph
Maximum Speed: 86.4 kph
Armor: Standard
Armament:
     1 Machine Gun
     1 AC/5

Cost: 464,087 C-bills
Technology Base: Inner Sphere (Introductory)
Battle Value: 432

Overview
Scorpion II is a crossover between the original Scorpion Light Tank and the Vedette Medium Tank, using the same turret and armament of the first in a slightly larger hull and engine. The speed and mobility is similar to the Vedette with similar armor protection. With 34tons is is much lighter than the Vedette and only 9tons heavier and slightly more expensive than the Scorpion.



Equipment                                          Mass
Internal Structure                                  3.5
Engine                        170 ICE                12
   Cruising MP: 5
   Flank MP: 8
Heat Sinks:                   0                       0
Control Equipment:                                  2.0
Power Amplifier:                                    0.0
Turret:                                             1.0
Armor Factor                  88                    5.5

                          Internal   Armor   
                          Structure  Value   
     Front                   4         24   
     R/L Side               4/4      16/16   
     Rear                    4         16   
     Turret                  4         16   


Weapons
and Ammo                      Location    Tonnage      
Machine Gun                    Turret       0.5     
AC/5                           Turret       8.0     
Half Machine Gun Ammo (100)     Body        0.5     
AC/5 Ammo (20)                  Body        1.0     
   

kaliban

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Re: Scorpion/Vedette crossover
« Reply #1 on: 30 August 2020, 21:55:32 »
APC version:

Scorpion II (APC)

Mass: 34 tons
Movement Type: Tracked
Power Plant: 170 ICE
Cruising Speed: 54 kph
Maximum Speed: 86.4 kph
Armor: Standard
Armament:
     1 Medium Laser
     1 Machine Gun
     1 SRM 2
Manufacturer: Unknown
     Primary Factory: Unknown
Communication System: Unknown
Targeting & Tracking System: Unknown
Introduction Year: 3000
Tech Rating/Availability: E/X-C-C-C
Cost: 411,827 C-bills

Overview
Scorpion II is a crossover between the original Scorpion Light Tank and the Vedette Medium Tank, using the same turret and armament of the first in a slightly larger hull and engine. The speed and mobility is similar to the Vedette with similar armor protection. With 34tons is is much lighter than the Vedette and only 9tons heavier and slightly more expensive than the Scorpion.

Capabilities
APC Version carrying one foot platoon and armed with short range weapons.

Type: Scorpion II
Technology Base: Inner Sphere (Introductory)
Movement Type: Tracked
Tonnage: 34
Battle Value: 419

Equipment                                          Mass
Internal Structure                                  3.5
Engine                        170 ICE                12
   Cruising MP: 5
   Flank MP: 8
Heat Sinks:                   3                       3
Control Equipment:                                  2.0
Power Amplifier:                                    0.5
Turret:                                             0.5
Armor Factor                  88                    5.5

                          Internal   Armor   
                          Structure  Value   
     Front                   4         24   
     R/L Side               4/4      16/16   
     Rear                    4         16   
     Turret                  4         16   


Weapons
and Ammo                      Location    Tonnage      
Medium Laser                   Turret       1.0     
Machine Gun                    Turret       0.5     
SRM 2                          Turret       1.0     
Half Machine Gun Ammo (100)     Body        0.5     
SRM 2 Ammo (50)                 Body        1.0     
Infantry                        Body        3.0     
   

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Re: Scorpion/Vedette crossover
« Reply #2 on: 01 September 2020, 05:18:47 »
and there you have your model.... always wonder that it was to small for the Vedette and to large for the Scorpion:


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Re: Scorpion/Vedette crossover
« Reply #3 on: 01 September 2020, 12:50:50 »
That's more than alright, it's useful. Very much a light and speedy tank in the vein of the IRL Stingray II and not that much less protected than the Vedette. I'll take two lances.

Love the 3D model too, Streiger.
« Last Edit: 01 September 2020, 13:23:04 by acksed »
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Re: Scorpion/Vedette crossover
« Reply #4 on: 01 September 2020, 17:20:31 »
34tons is about the weight of soviet main battle tanks like the T-55 and T-62.

I don't like the AC/5 but for IntroTech circa 3025, it is what is available.

One possibility is to use retrotech Heavy Rifle cannons (same weight but only 6 shots per ton of ammo). It makes 9 damage but you have to reduce the damage by 3 against BAR 10 standard armor (still 6 instead of 5 dmg).
« Last Edit: 01 September 2020, 17:23:39 by kaliban »

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Re: Scorpion/Vedette crossover
« Reply #5 on: 01 September 2020, 17:21:11 »
and there you have your model.... always wonder that it was to small for the Vedette and to large for the Scorpion:



I liked it.  :)

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Re: Scorpion/Vedette crossover
« Reply #6 on: 01 September 2020, 22:28:35 »
I like it, even though I'm not a big fan of lasers on ICE units
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Re: Scorpion/Vedette crossover
« Reply #7 on: 02 September 2020, 02:19:43 »
Only objection I have is the SRM/MG on the IFV variant. Removing both in favor of a LRM5 would be more useful IMHO. :)

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Re: Scorpion/Vedette crossover
« Reply #8 on: 02 September 2020, 15:07:25 »
This is the scout variant  ;) (with the LRM instead of SRM/MG)


 

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