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Heavy Wheeled APC (IFV Conversion)
« on: 09 July 2022, 15:20:04 »
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Heavy Wheeled APC (IFV Conversion)

Mass: 20 tons
Movement Type: Wheeled
Power Plant: 100 ICE
Cruising Speed: 64.8 kph
Maximum Speed: 97.2 kph
Armor: Standard
     2 Machine Gun
     1 SRM 4
Manufacturer: Unknown
     Primary Factory: Unknown
Communication System: Unknown
Targeting & Tracking System: Unknown
Introduction Year: 3000
Tech Rating/Availability: E/X-C-C-C
Cost: 229,167 C-bills

Type: Heavy Wheeled APC
Technology Base: Inner Sphere (Introductory)
Movement Type: Wheeled
Tonnage: 20
Battle Value: 300

Equipment                                          Mass
Internal Structure                                    2
Engine                        100 ICE                 6
Cruising MP: 6
Flank MP: 9
Heat Sinks:                   0                       0
Control Equipment:                                  1.0
Power Amplifier:                                    0.0
Turret:                                             0.5
Armor Factor                  72                    4.5

                          Internal   Armor   
                          Structure  Value   
     Front                   2         20   
     R/L Side               2/2      13/13   
     Rear                    2         10   
     Turret                  2         16   

and Ammo                      Location    Tonnage   
SRM 4                          Turret       2.0     
2 Machine Gun                  Turret       1.0     
SRM 4 Ammo (25)                 Body        1.0     
Half Machine Gun Ammo (100)     Body        0.5     
Infantry                        Body        1.5     

Essentially for if you're a little podunk planet out in the periphery and you've suddenly gotten yourself some industry or cash. You want to update your forces and turn your foot infantry into mechanized infantry, but you don't have that much money.
Rather than waste money shipping in purpose built IFVs, you take the existing Heavy APCs that you already have, drop 4.5 tons, add a turret, slap a ton of bootleg star slab onto the turret, move the machine guns up to the turret, and add an SRM4.
That leaves you with 1.5 tons of infantry compartment, which allows you to transport 15 soldiers, or a 6 man squad of PA(L) if you're buying some for your special forces.

edit: This also means that you can use the money you saved to buy some more tanks to provide your mechanized infantry with some proper organic armored support. Out in the periphery, your biggest cost really is gonna be transportation so after factoring in transportation, you buy the nicest tank available likely some variant of Bulldog or something.
« Last Edit: 09 July 2022, 15:36:53 by Ramblefire »


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Re: Heavy Wheeled APC (IFV Conversion)
« Reply #1 on: 09 July 2022, 15:33:36 »
That's one way to do it, certainly!  8)