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ANS Kamas P81

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Recon Ferret Transport
« on: 07 November 2022, 22:09:23 »
Taron Storm suggested the recon camera and mast mount on a Ferret to make it an artillery observer, and it hit me that the cargo version still had 1.5 tons of cargo space available - perfectly enough to transport and deploy a squad of Motorized Infantry!  So I decided to plug the equipment into MML and see how it turned out.
Ferret Light Scout VTOL (Artillery Scout)

Mass: 5 tons
Movement Type: VTOL
Power Plant: 25 Fusion
Cruising Speed: 162 kph
Maximum Speed: 248.4 kph
Armor: Standard
Manufacturer: Unknown
     Primary Factory: Unknown
Communication System: Unknown
Targeting & Tracking System: Unknown
Introduction Year: 3150
Tech Rating/Availability: E/X-X-X-F
Cost: 114,722 C-bills

Type: Ferret Light Scout VTOL
Technology Base: Inner Sphere (Standard)
Movement Type: VTOL
Tonnage: 5
Battle Value: 17

Equipment                                          Mass
Internal Structure                                  0.5
Engine                        25 Fusion               1
   Cruising MP: 15
   Flank MP: 23
Heat Sinks:                   10                      0
Control Equipment:                                  0.5
Lift Equipment:                                     0.5
Power Amplifier:                                    0.0
Armor Factor                  0                       0

                          Internal   Armor   
                          Structure  Value   
     Front                   1         0     
     R/L Side               1/1       0/0   
     Rear                    1         0     
     Rotor                   1         0     

and Ammo              Location    Tonnage      
Recon Camera           Rotor        0.5     
Mast Mount             Rotor        0.5     
Infantry                Body        1.5     
It doesn't have any armor, but you're not supposed to expose such a thing to an enemy - it hides behind hills and other terrain and spots for artillery, and deploys a motorized squad of infantry to do the same.  Frankly I think it's a brilliant little machine for what it's supposed to do, and props to Taron Storm for the idea.
Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen,
Tod und Verzweiflung flammet um mich her!
Fühlt nicht durch dich Jadefalke Todesschmerzen,
So bist du meine Tochter nimmermehr!

Taron Storm

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Re: Recon Ferret Transport
« Reply #1 on: 07 November 2022, 22:12:01 »
You're welcome.

I do have flashes of inspiration a couple times a year...
« Last Edit: 07 November 2022, 22:13:32 by Taron Storm »


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Re: Recon Ferret Transport
« Reply #2 on: 08 November 2022, 18:23:57 »
OR, it could carry a Foot squad and a Remote Sensor Dispenser...  ^-^