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DarthMetool

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Odyssey Command Van
« on: 27 February 2011, 20:57:56 »
Here's a new take on an old design.  I geared it towards use by the Periphery.


Odyssey Command Van

Mass: 15 tons
Movement Type: Wheeled
Power Plant: Ceres 70 Fuel Cell
Cruising Speed: 64 kph
Maximum Speed: 97 kph
Armor: StarSlab 5.5
Armament:
    4 Rocket Launcher 10 racks
    1 Voelkers 200 machine gun
Manufacturer: Pinard Protectorates Limited
    Primary Factory: Perdition
Communications System: Communicator
Targeting and Tracking System: FireScan with IndirecTrack

Type: Odyssey Command Van
Technology Base: Inner Sphere
Movement Type: Wheeled
Tonnage: 15 tons
Battle Value: 269

Equipment                                         Mass
Internal Structure:                              1.5
Engine:                                               2.5
    Type:                        Fuel Cell
    Cruising MP:                  6
    Flank MP:                      9
Heat Sinks:                       1                  -
Control Equipment:                              1
Lift Equipment:                                     -
Power Amplifier:                                   -
Turret:                                                0.5
Armor Factor:                   64                3
    Front                            14
    R/L Side                         9
    Rear                              8
    Turret                            8
Weapons and Ammo                         Location  Mass
4 Rocket Launcher 10s                           T           2
Machine Gun                                           F         0.5
Ammo MG (100)                                      Bo       0.5
CASE                                                      R         0.5
Communications Gear                            Bo         3

Cost:            273,588
Availability:  D/X-X-C/D

If I was any good at fluffing out designs, I would have loved to fluff this one.  Perhaps something on the order of being developed in 3065, and being produced until 3074 when the Perdition factories were heavily damaged.  Variants would all remove the communications gear, resulting in an infantry carrier, a laser van, or even a small LRM carrier.  This could be a design to spread throughout the Periphery.  Small, unassuming, but makes commanding units a bit easier since the 3 tons of comm gear makes a bit of a difference.
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truetanker

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Re: Odyssey Command Van
« Reply #1 on: 02 March 2011, 13:58:17 »
Great HMMV-TOW / DRAGON clone.

TT
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DarthMetool

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Re: Odyssey Command Van
« Reply #2 on: 02 March 2011, 16:27:26 »
Great HMMV-TOW / DRAGON clone.

TT

Never heard of it.  Got link?

The Odyssey is an upgrade of the command van (3025), a vehicle that originally came from Mechwarrior 1st edition.
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Re: Odyssey Command Van
« Reply #3 on: 02 March 2011, 16:31:48 »


TT
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TT, we know you are the master of nasty  O0 ~ Fletch on 22 June 2013
If I'm attacking you, conventional wisom says to bring 3x your force.  I want extra insurance, so I'll bring 4 for every 1 of what you have :D ~ Tai Dai Cultist on 21 April 2016
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DarthMetool

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Re: Odyssey Command Van
« Reply #4 on: 02 March 2011, 18:47:54 »
......I want one now, dang it.
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Re: Odyssey Command Van
« Reply #5 on: 02 March 2011, 18:51:32 »
Just a quick swap, can you remake this with an ICE? It's for my AU Pocketverse and I'd love it if you'd let me put this in.

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DarthMetool

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Re: Odyssey Command Van
« Reply #6 on: 02 March 2011, 21:25:57 »
I can do that in three ways. 

The first involves using a smaller engine giving a performance of 5/8 and dropping one of the rocket launchers. 
The second is removing the CASE and two rocket launchers to keep the same performance.
The last is to drop the comm gear entirely to keep the same performance with the ICE, add a ton of armor and another
  half ton of MG ammo.

Which do you prefer?
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Re: Odyssey Command Van
« Reply #7 on: 05 March 2011, 11:15:43 »
#1 is ok, BUT I do like the Comm gear.

I am ok with number 1's deal.

While doing that, could you make a APC version by droping the Comm. and another version giving me a Light Rifle, but turret mounted, is ok if the RLs are front mounted. ?

TT :)
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TT, we know you are the master of nasty  O0 ~ Fletch on 22 June 2013
If I'm attacking you, conventional wisom says to bring 3x your force.  I want extra insurance, so I'll bring 4 for every 1 of what you have :D ~ Tai Dai Cultist on 21 April 2016
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Re: Odyssey Command Van
« Reply #8 on: 05 March 2011, 22:04:56 »
I like it.  I'd like it if it had MOAR COMMS GEER, but that would cost an awful lot in firepower or armour.

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Re: Odyssey Command Van
« Reply #9 on: 07 March 2011, 13:21:20 »
And I thought of another variant, the Mobile RL. Three tons of turret mounted RL's.

And I really am using these in my AU.

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TT, we know you are the master of nasty  O0 ~ Fletch on 22 June 2013
If I'm attacking you, conventional wisom says to bring 3x your force.  I want extra insurance, so I'll bring 4 for every 1 of what you have :D ~ Tai Dai Cultist on 21 April 2016
Me: Would you rather fight my Epithymía Thanátou from the Whispers of Blake?
Nav_Alpha: That THING... that is horrid
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DarthMetool

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Re: Odyssey Command Van
« Reply #10 on: 09 March 2011, 10:04:30 »
Here's that ICE version you asked for, TT.

O2CV Odyssey Command Van
Technology Base: Inner Sphere
Movement Type: Wheeled
Tonnage: 15 tons
Battle Value: 232

Equipment                                         Mass
Internal Structure:                              1.5
Engine:                                                 3
    Type:                           ICE
    Cruising MP:                  5
    Flank MP:                      8
Heat Sinks:                       0                  -
Control Equipment:                              1
Lift Equipment:                                     -
Power Amplifier:                                   -
Turret:                                                0.5
Armor Factor:                   64                3
    Front                            14
    R/L Side                         9
    Rear                              8
    Turret                            8
Weapons and Ammo                         Location  Mass
3 Rocket Launcher 10s                           T         1.5
Machine Gun                                           F         0.5
Ammo MG (100)                                      Bo       0.5
CASE                                                      R         0.5
Communications Gear                            Bo         3

Cost:            216,882


O2IT Odyssey Infantry Transport
  Removes comm. gear for infantry compartment
  BV 232
  Cost 184,632

O2SV Odyssey Security Vehicle
  Removes the comm. gear and 2 RL 10s for a Light Rifle (turret) and a ton of ammo.
  BV 205
  Cost 193,823
  Comments: I can almost see this as being strictly a security vehicle to use against technical units fielded by insurgents, armed with a single machine gun for infantry duty, a light rifle to take out primitive armor, and a rocket launcher 10 as quick fire support.

O2RC Odyssey Rocket Carrier
  Removes the comm. gear to uprate the RL 10s to 3 RL 20s.
  BV 247
  Cost 281,382
  Comments: I decided to uprate the rocket launchers to 20s here since a 15 ton vehicle doesn't have much space to mount o lot of equipment.
« Last Edit: 09 March 2011, 10:08:58 by DarthMetool »
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