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Cannonshop

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Yeah, you heard me, I'm trying to think of a design challenge that is actually challenging, that actually presents dilemmas to this pool of excellent battletech designers who know all the tricks and crunches.

What it needs to do:

Inflict a PSR with great reliability out to a range of 15 hexes.
Can't be energy-based for the primary weapon.
this means it needs to inflict at least one concentrated 20 point hit.
Must last at least 20 rounds (if it hasn't been killed)
Minimum ground speed of 6/9
Can't be hover.
Must have decent terrain handling.
Must be able to weather return fire for at least 2 rounds.

Red paint is acceptable.
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Maingunnery

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Re: A challenge designed to frustrate the good designer...
« Reply #1 on: 22 June 2022, 14:07:08 »

Well no tech limits were given:

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Red Paint Tank

Mass: 50 tons
Movement Type: Wheeled
Power Plant: 280 XXL
Cruising Speed: 64.8 kph
Maximum Speed: 97.2 kph
Armor: Heavy Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:
     1 Improved Heavy Gauss Rifle
Manufacturer: Unknown
     Primary Factory: Unknown
Communication System: Unknown
Targeting & Tracking System: Unknown
Introduction Year: 3145
Tech Rating/Availability: F/X-X-X-E
Cost: 24,708,333 C-bills

Type: Red Paint
Technology Base: Inner Sphere (Experimental)
Movement Type: Wheeled
Tonnage: 50
Battle Value: 1,469

Equipment                                          Mass
Internal Structure                                    5
Engine                        280 XXL               8.5
Cruising MP: 6
Flank MP: 9
Heat Sinks:                   10                      0
Control Equipment:                                  2.5
Power Amplifier:                                    0.0
Armor Factor (Heavy Ferro)    178                     9

                          Internal   Armor   
                          Structure  Value   
     Front                   5         55   
     R/L Side               5/5      44/44   
     Rear                    5         35   


Weapons
and Ammo                               Location    Tonnage   
Improved Heavy Gauss Rifle              Front        20.0   
Improved Heavy Gauss Rifle Ammo (20)     Body        5.0     

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Coldstone

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Re: A challenge designed to frustrate the good designer...
« Reply #2 on: 22 June 2022, 15:28:36 »
Name is from the Shillelagh Gun which was installed in the M551 Sheridan Light tank.  Stealth is installed to make it harder to detect if hidden and harder to hit on long and medium ranges.

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Shillelagh Missile Tank Destroyer Tank

Mass: 55 tons
Movement Type: Tracked
Power Plant: 330 XXL
Cruising Speed: 64.8 kph
Maximum Speed: 97.2 kph
Armor: Vehicular Stealth
Armament:
     1 Thunderbolt 20
Manufacturer: Unknown
     Primary Factory: Unknown
Communication System: Unknown
Targeting & Tracking System: Unknown
Introduction Year: 3145
Tech Rating/Availability: F/X-X-X-E
Cost: 39,900,875 C-bills

Type: Shillelagh Missile Tank Destroyer
Technology Base: Inner Sphere (Experimental)
Movement Type: Tracked
Tonnage: 55
Battle Value: 1,503

Equipment                                          Mass
Internal Structure                                  5.5
Engine                        330 XXL                13
Cruising MP: 6
Flank MP: 9
Heat Sinks:                   10                      0
Control Equipment:                                  3.0
Power Amplifier:                                    0.0
Turret:                                             1.5
Armor Factor (Vehicular Stealth)137                   8.5

                          Internal   Armor   
                          Structure  Value   
     Front                   6         31   
     R/L Side               6/6      25/25   
     Rear                    6         26   
     Turret                  6         30   


Weapons
and Ammo                   Location    Tonnage   
Thunderbolt 20              Turret       15.0   
ECM Suite                    Body        1.5     
Thunderbolt 20 Ammo (21)     Body        7.0     


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Daryk

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Re: A challenge designed to frustrate the good designer...
« Reply #3 on: 22 June 2022, 18:50:03 »
I'll quibble with the "concentrated" hit requirement...  ^-^

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Fast LTAC

Mass: 50 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: Tracked
Rules Level: Experimental Tech
Era: Succession Wars
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-F-E-D
Production Year: 3025
Dry Cost: 7,207,500 C-Bills
Total Cost: 7,287,500 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,020

Power Plant:  300 Fusion XL Engine
Cruise Speed: 64.8 km/h
Flanking Speed: 97.2 km/h
Armor:  Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:
    1  Long Tom Art. Cannon
Manufacturer:
    Primary Factory:
Communications System:
Targeting and Tracking System:

================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Internal Structure: Standard                      20 points                5.00
Engine:             XL Fusion Engine             300                      14.50
    Cruise MP:  6
    Flank MP:   9
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             10                        0.00
Control Equipment:                                                         2.50
Lift Equipment:                                                            0.00
Armor:              Ferro-Fibrous                AV -  71                  4.00

                                                      Armor     
                                                      Factor     
                                               Front     20       
                                          Left/Right   20/20       
                                                Rear     11       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Long Tom Art. Cannon                         FR        20        1        20.00
@Long Tom Cannon (20)                        BD        -         0         4.00

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      2    Points: 10
6t         2       2       2       0      2     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: ARTLTC

 

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