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Daryk

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What a Saladin wants to be when it grows up...
« on: 25 January 2021, 20:07:02 »
So... it takes a 50 ton Hover tank to fit an LTAC in 3025...  ^-^

For under 2M C-Bills and 1K BV (for those that use that system)...  :thumbsup:

For extra fun, only load Thermobaric munitions (IO pages 165-166 refer)...  >:D

Bonus points for those that can figure out where the name came from (and no, it's not current Rule 4 type stuff)...  8)

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Orban

Mass: 50 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: Hovercraft
Rules Level: Experimental Tech
Era: Succession Wars
Tech Rating/Era Availability: D/X-F-E-A
Production Year: 3025
Dry Cost: 1,998,760 C-Bills
Total Cost: 2,034,760 C-Bills
Battle Value: 998

Construction Options: Fractional Accounting

Power Plant:  165 I.C.E.
Cruise Speed: 86.4 km/h
Flanking Speed: 129.6 km/h
Armor:  Standard Armor
Armament:
    1  Long Tom Art. Cannon
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                5.000
Engine:             I.C.E. Engine                165                      12.000
    Cruise MP:  8
    Flank MP:   12
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             0                         0.000
Control Equipment:                                                         2.500
Lift Equipment:                                                            5.000
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV -  59                  3.688

                                                      Armor     
                                                      Factor     
                                               Front     16       
                                          Left/Right   16/16       
                                                Rear     11       

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Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass 
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Long Tom Art. Cannon                         FR        20        1        20.000
@Long Tom Cannon (9)                         BD        -         0         1.800

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      2    Points: 10
8h         1       2       2       0      2     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: ARTLTC, EE

Tyler Jorgensson

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Re: What a Saladin wants to be when it grows up...
« Reply #1 on: 27 January 2021, 22:10:17 »
The name sounded familiar (admittedly I had to google it). I’ve read about him (briefly), but I didn’t know about the series.

On the vehicle: like it in theory, needs more ammo of course IMO.

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Re: What a Saladin wants to be when it grows up...
« Reply #2 on: 27 January 2021, 23:13:27 »
Hovertank with a front-mounted Long Tom Artillery Cannon, aka how to stop really quickly

Daryk

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Re: What a Saladin wants to be when it grows up...
« Reply #3 on: 28 January 2021, 04:14:51 »
I figured 9 shots would be about all it would get off before being shot to pieces.  The LTAC draws even more attention than a Saladin's AC/20...


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Re: What a Saladin wants to be when it grows up...
« Reply #5 on: 04 February 2021, 12:38:47 »
I played a few times with 45ton version of Saladin with the AC/20 in a turret. It works much better than the regular Saladin because of the better armor and the turret.

Daryk

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Re: What a Saladin wants to be when it grows up...
« Reply #6 on: 04 February 2021, 19:35:40 »
Finding another 2 tons for a turret is... problematic at this price point.  A fusion engine (of course) would solve all those problems.

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Re: What a Saladin wants to be when it grows up...
« Reply #7 on: 12 February 2021, 16:34:18 »
This is the "enlarged Saladin" that I used to play:

SAIF
Mass: 45 tons
Movement Type: Hover
Power Plant: 125 ICE
Cruising Speed: 86.4 kph
Maximum Speed: 129.6 kph Armor:
Standard Armament: 1 AC/20
Cost: 1,237,375 C-bills
Battle Value: 773


Engine 125 ICE

Cruising MP: 8
Flanking MP:12
Heat Sinks:0

Armor Factor: 112 (7 ton)


Armor Value
Front 32
R/L Side 20/20
Rear 20
Turret 20

Weapons and Ammo

1 AC/20 (Turret)

AC/20 Ammo (10)




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Re: What a Saladin wants to be when it grows up...
« Reply #8 on: 12 February 2021, 19:14:57 »
Not bad, but the LTAC will win every time...  8)