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Daryk

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Hisan IFV
« on: 23 January 2022, 08:57:26 »
Scarborough Limited had a series of successful hover tanks on their hands in the mid-30th century, and saw no reason to stop development after the Saladin's 2942 introduction.  For their next entry into the market, the design engineers went back to the Saracen, and set about making room for infantry.  Dropping two of the SRM launchers and swapping the LRM-10 for a pair of LRM-5s not only made room for a full platoon, but the lower weight of the turret also provided for Paramedic equipment and a bit more armor protection.  To maximize flexibility, the ammunition bins were divided in half, ensuring commanders could load smoke, inferno, fragmentation, or other rounds without losing the option for conventional HE. With the same speed as Scarborough's other hover tanks, it was a perfect complement, but the Hisan faced stiff competition from the heavier (and twice as expensive) Maxim.  Scarborough eventually solved that problem by licensing the Maxim design itself.  With both designs in production, Scarborough could service the full spectrum of potential customers, though the Maxim continued to prove an easier sell to over eager procurement officials.  The Hisan's parts commonality with the Saracen, Scimitar and Saladin made it more popular with exhausted logistics personnel sphere-wide, but their lesser influence in procurement decisions rarely prevailed.

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Hisan

Mass: 35 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: Hovercraft
Rules Level: Experimental Tech
Era: Succession Wars
Tech Rating/Era Availability: D/X-C-C-C
Production Year: 2947
Dry Cost: 592,875 C-Bills
Total Cost: 649,875 C-Bills
Battle Value: 630

Construction Options: Fractional Accounting

Power Plant:  105 I.C.E.
Cruise Speed: 86.4 km/h
Flanking Speed: 129.6 km/h
Armor:  Standard Armor
Armament:
    2  LRM-5s
    1  SRM-2
    1  Infantry Compartment (3.0 tons)
    1  Paramedic
Manufacturer:
    Primary Factory:
Communications System:
Targeting and Tracking System:

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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Standard                      20 points                3.500
Engine:             I.C.E. Engine                105                       7.000
    Cruise MP:  8
    Flank MP:   12
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             0                         0.000
Control Equipment:                                                         2.000
Lift Equipment:                                                            3.500
Turret:                                                                    0.500
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV - 132                  8.250

                                                      Armor     
                                                      Factor     
                                               Front     32       
                                          Left/Right   23/23       
                                              Turret     32       
                                                Rear     22       

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Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass 
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2 LRM-5s                                     T         4         2         4.000
SRM-2                                        T         2         1         1.000
Infantry Compartment (3.0 tons)              BD        0         1         3.000
Paramedic                                    BD        0         1         0.250
@LRM-5 (12)                                  BD        -         1         0.500
@LRM-5 (12)                                  BD        -         1         0.500
@SRM-2 (25)                                  BD        -         1         0.500
@SRM-2 (25)                                  BD        -         1         0.500

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      4    Points: 6
8h         1       1       1       0      1     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: EE, TUR(1/1/1), IF 1
« Last Edit: 23 January 2022, 09:38:29 by Daryk »

Cannonshop

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Re: Hisan IFV
« Reply #1 on: 23 January 2022, 09:26:19 »
I like this.  and I like your fluff.
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the tranquility of servitude
better than the animating contest of freedom,
go home from us in peace.
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Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you.
May your chains set lightly upon you,
and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."-Samuel Adams

Daryk

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Re: Hisan IFV
« Reply #2 on: 23 January 2022, 09:39:51 »
Thanks Cannonshop!  And not just because your post brought me back to spot a typo... :)

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Re: Hisan IFV
« Reply #3 on: 23 January 2022, 15:20:45 »
 :thumbsup:
I've always been a sucker for families of combat units instead of having separate designs for every different (or even for the same) role, and this complements the S-family perfectly.
I'm a bit split on fractional accounting, realism (such as is possible in a game of stompy robots) asks for it, OTOH it seems a bit unfair compared to canon designs. I guess you found a happy medium by using half the fractional tonnage for what is essential a RPG/campaign device.
Good thinking on the various "tool" ammo types that make the Hisan a fine force multiplier.
I tend to prefer squad size bays, but that is just personal taste.

Well written fluff. Is the name Arabic for "Horse" ?
"Wars result when one side either misjudges its chances or wishes to commit suicide; and not even Masada began as a suicide attempt. In general, both warring parties expect to win. In the event, they are wrong more than half the time."
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Re: Hisan IFV
« Reply #4 on: 23 January 2022, 16:07:15 »
Exactly!  Google Tramslate FTW!  :thumbsup:

As far as Fractional Accounting: once I divided the ammo bays for versatility, it was an obvious way to "force multiply" the infantry!  8)

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Re: Hisan IFV
« Reply #5 on: 23 January 2022, 16:36:46 »
Exactly!  Google Tramslate FTW!  :thumbsup:

Actually I learned it from Chess literature  :)
"Wars result when one side either misjudges its chances or wishes to commit suicide; and not even Masada began as a suicide attempt. In general, both warring parties expect to win. In the event, they are wrong more than half the time."
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Re: Hisan IFV
« Reply #6 on: 23 January 2022, 17:09:46 »
Even better!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Hisan IFV
« Reply #7 on: 23 January 2022, 17:33:11 »
Hmmm... Can't find the IFV version I made of the Saracen a while back... :(

I just swapped the LRM10 for a LRM5 and dropped half the ammo to get 4.5 tons carrying capacity. Don't remember what thread it was but I know there were some other variants posted.

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Re: Hisan IFV
« Reply #8 on: 23 January 2022, 17:43:53 »
I felt the LRM-5s were better for Smoke ammo than SRM-2s, but that's just my opinion...