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Qaws Hovertank (AA Scimitar)
« on: 11 June 2022, 13:49:52 »
Idea Weenie mentioned something in another thread about an AA vehicle that would fit in a Light Vehicle Bay.  Playing around in SAW, I noticed swapping a Scimitar's weapons for longer range versions fit perfectly, and costs about 40K less.  Fractional Accounting side note: ALL Scimitars can gain four points of armor (probably two to each side) for no cost via the quarter-ton saved from controls (controls and standard armor cost the same per ton).

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Qaws (AA Scimitar)

Mass: 35 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: Hovercraft
Rules Level: Tournament Legal
Era: Age of War/Star League
Tech Rating/Era Availability: D/C-D-D-C
Production Year: 2750
Dry Cost: 656,625 C-Bills
Total Cost: 687,625 C-Bills
Battle Value: 558

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  Autocannon/2
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                3.50
Engine:             I.C.E. Engine                105                       7.00
    Cruise MP:  8
    Flank MP:   12
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             0                         0.00
Control Equipment:                                                         2.00
Lift Equipment:                                                            3.50
Turret:                                                                    1.00
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV -  96                  6.00

                                                      Armor     
                                                      Factor     
                                               Front     21       
                                          Left/Right   18/18       
                                              Turret     21       
                                                Rear     18       

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Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass 
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2 LRM-5s                                     T         4         2         4.00
Autocannon/2                                 T         1         1         6.00
@AC/2 (45)                                   BD        -         0         1.00
@LRM-5 (24)                                  BD        -         0         1.00

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      3    Points: 6
8h         1       1       1       0      1     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: EE, TUR(1/1/1), IF 1

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Re: Qaws Hovertank (AA Scimitar)
« Reply #1 on: 12 June 2022, 19:31:20 »
Even more fun, the turrets for the two are the only difference, meaning you can simply pull out one turret and replace it with the other, depending on the mission.  So your mercenary unit only needs a strong crane to change out its firepower.

For other ideas, the vehicle's capacity is:
Body: 2 tons
Turret: 10 tons
(No heat Sink capacity or Power Amplifiers inherent)

So:
LRM-5 turret: 5*LRM-5, with 2 tons of ammo in the body
SRM-2 Turret: 10*SRM-2, with 2 tons of ammo in the body
SRM-4 Turret: 5*SRM-4, with 2 tons of ammo in the body (likely used the most as replacing the SRM-4s with LRM-5s is a simple 1:1 swap)
SRM-6 Turret: 3*SRM-6, with 2 tons of ammo in the body, and 1 MG with a half ton of ammo in the turret

3025-era Laser Turrets are not recommended, due to the Heat Sinks (and Power Amplifiers) needed.  As an example, a single Large Laser would need 8 tons for Heat Sinks, 1 ton for Power Amplifiers, and itself weighs 5 tons for a total of 14 tons.

Not sure about Blazer turret options though.

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Re: Qaws Hovertank (AA Scimitar)
« Reply #2 on: 12 June 2022, 19:40:36 »
That's a lot of spare weapons laying around!

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Re: Qaws Hovertank (AA Scimitar)
« Reply #3 on: 12 June 2022, 23:34:57 »
A light artillery cannon would fit, or 2xLAC/5 w/ flak ammo, or 2xLAC/2 plus an SRM4 or LRM5.
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Re: Qaws Hovertank (AA Scimitar)
« Reply #4 on: 13 June 2022, 03:22:10 »
I did the Thumper Artillery Cannon already...  ^-^

 

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