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Author Topic: Does this support vehicle truck break Battletech?  (Read 427 times)

Phobos

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Does this support vehicle truck break Battletech?
« on: 20 February 2022, 09:14:54 »
So the thing with this truck is that its sole purpose is to reach a massive 580 engine rating. Adding 20 suspension factor you get to 600, which allows this 60 ton truck to tow either one 60 tons trailer at 5/8 or two 60 tons trailers at 3/5. I dont think I need to explain what offensive potential two or even one trailer can unleash (how about 2x2 Arrow IV launchers with ample ammunition for instance?)...

The odd thing is, when I try to recreate the same truck as a combat vehicle, this engine rating doesn't even exist and even a 500 rating engine would go well into the hundreds of tons, not to mention what it would cost C-Bills-wise. I've checked TechManual and TacOps and have found nothing preventing this. I don't know about you, but to me this seems a bit like it shouldn't be possible and doesn't seem logical yet it is possible rules-wise?!

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Zugpferd (Truck)
Mass: 60 tons

Movement Type: Wheeled

Power Plant: Fusion
Cruising Speed: 108 kph
Maximum Speed: 162 kph
Armor: BAR 8
Armament:
  1 ER Medium Laser

Tech Rating/Availability: E/X-X-X-C
Cost: 975,163 C-bills

Chassis Type: Wheeled (Medium)
Technology Base: Inner Sphere (Standard)
Mass: 60 tons
Battle Value: 449

Equipment                                         Mass (tons)
Chassis/Controls                                   14.5
Engine/Trans.                                      35.5
    Cruise MP:10
Flank MP:15
Heat Sinks                    5                     5.0
Fuel                                                0.0
Armor Factor (BAR 8)          88                    4.0

                          Internal   Armor   
                          Structure  Value   
     Front                   6         33   
     R/L Side               6/6      20/20   
     Rear                    6         15   


Weapons
and Ammo              Location    Tonnage   
ER Medium Laser        Front        1.0     

Cargo
    None

Notes:
Features Tractor, Off-Road Chassis and Controls Modifications
Trailer Hitch
Advanced Fire Control(0.5 tons)

« Last Edit: 20 February 2022, 09:20:08 by Phobos »

Daryk

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Re: Does this support vehicle truck break Battletech?
« Reply #1 on: 20 February 2022, 10:34:19 »
Well, it is a TL E fusion engine, so it's at least Star League level tech.  A TL D fusion engine that size would weigh 46.8 tons.

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Re: Does this support vehicle truck break Battletech?
« Reply #2 on: 20 February 2022, 10:34:53 »
Also, I just realized this should probably be in the other vehicle forum...

Phobos

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Re: Does this support vehicle truck break Battletech?
« Reply #3 on: 20 February 2022, 10:54:07 »
Yes, it's in the wrong sub-board. Maybe some mod can move it.
Yes, it's just below 50 tons, which is nothing compared to the roughly 600 tons a comparable engine would weigh if it were a combat vehicle and not a support one. That difference is absolute bonkers.