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BattleTech Player Boards => Fan Designs and Rules => Combat Vehicles => Topic started by: Daryk on 12 June 2022, 08:51:51

Title: Micro-Stug (It actually fits!)
Post by: Daryk on 12 June 2022, 08:51:51
And it only has a single crewman too!  Fractional Accounting FTW!  :D

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Micro-StuG

Mass: 15 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: Wheeled
Rules Level: Experimental Tech
Era: Succession Wars
Tech Rating/Era Availability: D/X-F-E-D
Production Year: 3025
Dry Cost: 259,344 C-Bills
Total Cost: 264,344 C-Bills
Battle Value: 103

Construction Options: Fractional Accounting

Power Plant:  25 I.C.E.
Cruise Speed: 32.4 km/h
Flanking Speed: 54.0 km/h
Armor:  Standard Armor
Armament:
    1  Thumper Art. Cannon
Manufacturer:
    Primary Factory:
Communications System:
Targeting and Tracking System:

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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Internal Structure: Standard                       8 points                1.500
Engine:             I.C.E. Engine                 25                       1.000
    Cruise MP:  3
    Flank MP:   5
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             0                         0.000
Control Equipment:                                                         0.750
Lift Equipment:                                                            0.000
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV -  20                  1.250

                                                      Armor     
                                                      Factor     
                                               Front     5         
                                          Left/Right    5/5         
                                                Rear     5         

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Thumper Art. Cannon                          FR        5         1        10.000
@Thumper Cannon (10)                         BD        -         0         0.500

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      1    Points: 1
3w         1       1       0       0      1     0   Structure:  1
Special Abilities: ARTTC, EE
Title: Re: Micro-Stug (It actually fits!)
Post by: Hazard Pay on 12 June 2022, 09:15:16
This thing feels like it'd flip end over end every time it fires.
Title: Re: Micro-Stug (It actually fits!)
Post by: Daryk on 12 June 2022, 10:05:38
It's just a TAC, not an actual Thumper...  ;)
Title: Re: Micro-Stug (It actually fits!)
Post by: FastConcentrate8 on 12 June 2022, 12:19:13
This reads like one of those meme light tanks from World of Tanks or War Thunder.

I love it.
Title: Re: Micro-Stug (It actually fits!)
Post by: Decoy on 12 June 2022, 12:22:46
Hrrm...given StuGs were supposed to be light artillery support, would a 'mech mortar fit better?
Title: Re: Micro-Stug (It actually fits!)
Post by: Daryk on 12 June 2022, 14:04:30
You could fit a 'Mech Mortar on something quite a bit smaller, but the bang is MUCH less...  ^-^
Title: Re: Micro-Stug (It actually fits!)
Post by: VhenRa on 16 June 2022, 06:35:12
Hrrm...given StuGs were supposed to be light artillery support, would a 'mech mortar fit better?

Doesn't really fit. Mortars are indirect fire weapons. StuGs are direct fire.

Direct fire only artillery weapons [as a concept] pretty much died out around that time period. With the only remnant of it being found in tank guns.
Title: Re: Micro-Stug (It actually fits!)
Post by: CVB on 16 June 2022, 08:33:06
Actually the arty cannon with its ability to fire both directly and indirectly fits very well for Daryk's design, since both the early StuGs with the short-barreled 75mm L/24 gun and the late model H with the 105mm howitzer could and did also fire indirectly, and at least the early StuG units of 1940 were trained and organized (in batteries of 6 StuGs plus forward observer halftracks, instead of tank companies of up to 22 tanks) as artillery units. Later it was determined that a handfull of 75mm gun was a negligible contribution as indirect artillery compared to the time spent on dual training, and with the long-barreled L/43 and L/48 guns the later StuGs concentrated on direct fire.
/edit: fixed a typo
Title: Re: Micro-Stug (It actually fits!)
Post by: Daryk on 16 June 2022, 17:34:04
Thanks for the insight CVB!  :thumbsup: