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Post your variants of this Periphery non-suicide sled here!

Here's a mod they might have made when waiting for cannon. Strip out the BFG from the Saladin, lighten the ammo, and voila:
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Saladius

Mass: 40 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: Hovercraft
Rules Level: Tournament Legal
Era: Succession Wars
Tech Rating/Era Availability: D/X-E-D-C
Production Year: 3057
Dry Cost: 1,038,000 C-Bills
Total Cost: 1,058,000 C-Bills
Battle Value: 638

Power Plant: Omni 145 I.C.E.
Cruise Speed: 86.4 km/h
Flanking Speed: 129.6 km/h
Armor: Marian Arms Standard Standard Armor
Armament:
    1  Autocannon/20
Manufacturer: Marian Arms Incorporated
    Primary Factory: Alphard
Communications System: Garret T10B
Targeting and Tracking System: O/P 911

================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Standard                      16 points                4.00
Engine:             I.C.E. Engine                145                      10.00
    Cruise MP:  8
    Flank MP:   12
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             0                         0.00
Control Equipment:                                                         2.00
Lift Equipment:                                                            4.00
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV -  64                  4.00

                                                      Armor     
                                                      Factor     
                                               Front     20       
                                          Left/Right   16/16       
                                                Rear     12       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Autocannon/20                                FR        7         1        14.00
@AC/20 (10)                                  BD        -         0         2.00

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      2    Points: 6
8h         2       2       0       0      2     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: EE, AC 2/2/0
« Last Edit: 19 July 2021, 06:44:07 by acksed »
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Re: Vehicle of the Week Workshop: Gladius Medium Hover Tank
« Reply #1 on: 19 July 2021, 07:19:54 »
under current rules, VTOLs became more interesting than Hovercrafts, specially than a hovercraft without turret. I still see a use for a heavier hovercraft, like the Condor with 50tons, if equipped with an AC/20 and well armored.

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Re: Vehicle of the Week Workshop: Gladius Medium Hover Tank
« Reply #2 on: 19 July 2021, 07:25:36 »
Designed it closer to the TOG / Commonwealth styling, as well as trying to mimic the missile racks found on many of the tanks.  I'd imagine it with a longer nose too, approximating the additional armor as well.

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 Gladius Renegade
 3025 IS Hovercraft

Source: My Own Custom /
Type/Model: Gladius Renegade
Tech: Inner Sphere / 3025
Config: Hovercraft
Rules: Level 2, Standard design

Mass: 40 tons
Chassis: Standard
Power Plant: 145 Fusion
Cruise Speed: 86.4 km/h
Flank Speed: 129.6 km/h
Jump Jets: none
Armor Type: Marian Arms Standard Standard Standard
Armament:
 1 SRM 4 (OS)
 1 Autocannon/5
 2 Medium Laser
 1 Rocket Launcher 10 (OS)
Manufacturer: Marian Arms, Inc.
 Location: (Unknown)
Communications System: Garret T-10B
Targeting and Tracking System: O/P 911

   
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Type/Model:  Gladius Renegade
Mass: 40 tons

Equipment:                                 Crits    Mass
Int. Struct.:  20 pts Standard               0      4.00
Engine:        145 Fusion                    0      5.50
Shielding & Transmission Equipment:          0      2.50
   Cruise MP:    8
   Flank MP:    12
   Jumping MP:   0
Heat Sinks:      6 Single                    0      0.00
Cockpit & Controls:                          0      2.00
Crew:3                                       0      0.00
Lift Equipment:                              0      4.00
Turret Equipment                             0      0.50
Armor Factor:  120 Standard                  0      7.50

                          Internal    Armor
                          Structure   Value
   Front:                     4         36
   Left/Right Side:          4/4      24/24
   Rear:                      4         12
   Turret:                    4         24
 
Weapons and Equipment    Loc  Heat  Ammo   Crits     Mass
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1 SRM 4 (OS)             Front    3           1      2.50
1 Autocannon/5           Front    1   20      2      9.00
2 Medium Laser           Turret   6           2      2.00
1 Rocket Launcher 10 (OS)Turret   3           1      0.50
---------------------------------------------------------
TOTALS:                          13           1     14.00   
 
Calculated Factors
Total Cost:        1,537,500 C-Bill
Battle Value (BV1):482
Battle Value (BV2):734 

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Re: Vehicle of the Week Workshop: Gladius Medium Hover Tank
« Reply #3 on: 19 July 2021, 08:13:51 »
under current rules, VTOLs became more interesting than Hovercrafts, specially than a hovercraft without turret. I still see a use for a heavier hovercraft, like the Condor with 50tons, if equipped with an AC/20 and well armored.
Unless the enemy has lots of flak guns VTOLs beat just about everything under the current rules... I don't agree with Cannonshop on most of the vehicle rules changes from the BMR, but the rotor damage change was way over the top.

About the OP; logical variant. One ton extra armor over the Saladin (armor) is a good investment.

One the TOG version; ought to mount a pair of turret MGs (AP Lasers) as well? ^-^

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Re: Vehicle of the Week Workshop: Gladius Medium Hover Tank
« Reply #4 on: 19 July 2021, 08:51:04 »
Unless the enemy has lots of flak guns VTOLs beat just about everything under the current rules... I don't agree with Cannonshop on most of the vehicle rules changes from the BMR, but the rotor damage change was way over the top.

About the OP; logical variant. One ton extra armor over the Saladin (armor) is a good investment.

One the TOG version; ought to mount a pair of turret MGs (AP Lasers) as well? ^-^

under the original rules VTOLs also had a +3 modifier to fire if moved. The fragility of the rotor made the VTOLs unplayable under the old rules. Maybe this change can be maintained but the higher modifier to fire would balance things out and the VTOLs would still have a place as long range fire support platforms

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Re: Vehicle of the Week Workshop: Gladius Medium Hover Tank
« Reply #5 on: 19 July 2021, 10:29:08 »
Post your variants of this Periphery non-suicide sled here!



A useful variant can have 4 SRM-6s and 2 tons of ammo and would be ideal to work in pairs with the AC/10 version. The armor is the same to facilitate production. Ammo is short but these vehicles are not meant for long engagements. The best tactic is to flank the enemy, attack with surprise advantage and concentrate fire in slower targets, specially assault/heavy Battlemechs.

The SRM version is also better suited against enemy vehicles.

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Re: Vehicle of the Week Workshop: Gladius Medium Hover Tank
« Reply #6 on: 19 July 2021, 10:33:42 »
In a periphery campaign I had a group of modded gladius armed to the teeth with RL20s for fortification busting duties

Overall it’s a good little tank. Knows its job and does it well

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Re: Vehicle of the Week Workshop: Gladius Medium Hover Tank
« Reply #7 on: 19 July 2021, 11:25:18 »

There are lots of existing hover SRM carriers — Harasser, Plainsman, Pegasus, Pegasus (SRM), Drillson (SRM) — to complement the Gladius (or Saladin).  These make for good home-punching/critting teams.  What’s lacking is some fire support.  A Gladius with an LRM-20 and a deep ammo bin would be a welcome addition to the canon.
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Re: Vehicle of the Week Workshop: Gladius Medium Hover Tank
« Reply #8 on: 19 July 2021, 13:34:21 »
What’s lacking is some fire support.  A Gladius with an LRM-20 and a deep ammo bin would be a welcome addition to the canon.
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Gladius (LRM)

Mass: 40 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: Hovercraft
Rules Level: Advanced Rules
Era: Clan Invasion
Tech Rating/Era Availability: D/X-X-C-C
Production Year: 3067
Dry Cost: 1,038,000 C-Bills
Total Cost: 1,128,000 C-Bills
Battle Value: 820

Power Plant:  145 I.C.E.
Cruise Speed: 86.4 km/h
Flanking Speed: 129.6 km/h
Armor:  Standard Armor
Armament:
    1  LRM-20
    2  Rocket Launcher 10s
Manufacturer:
    Primary Factory:
Communications System:
Targeting and Tracking System:

================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Standard                      16 points                4.00
Engine:             I.C.E. Engine                145                      10.00
    Cruise MP:  8
    Flank MP:   12
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             0                         0.00
Control Equipment:                                                         2.00
Lift Equipment:                                                            4.00
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV -  96                  6.00

                                                      Armor     
                                                      Factor     
                                               Front     30       
                                          Left/Right   24/24       
                                                Rear     18       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
LRM-20                                       FR        6         1        10.00
Rocket Launcher 10                           FR        3         1         0.50
(R) Rocket Launcher 10                       RR        3         1         0.50
@LRM-20 (18)                                 BD        -         0         3.00

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      3    Points: 8
8h         1       2       2       0      2     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: EE, LRM 1/1/1, IF 1
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Re: Vehicle of the Week Workshop: Gladius Medium Hover Tank
« Reply #9 on: 19 July 2021, 14:52:14 »
Legion: "Hey, can we get Regulators?"

Imperators: "No, we have Regulators at home."

Regulators at home:

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Gladius (Thunderbolt)

Mass: 40 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: Hovercraft
Rules Level: Advanced Rules
Era: Clan Invasion
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-F-E
Production Year: 3075
Dry Cost: 1,119,000 C-Bills
Total Cost: 1,269,000 C-Bills
Battle Value: 894

Power Plant:  145 I.C.E.
Cruise Speed: 86.4 km/h
Flanking Speed: 129.6 km/h
Armor:  Standard Armor
Armament:
    1  Thunderbolt-15 (FR) (12)
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« Last Edit: 23 July 2021, 03:52:08 by acksed »
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Re: Vehicle of the Week Workshop: Gladius Medium Hover Tank
« Reply #10 on: 19 July 2021, 15:38:18 »
so you're the Marians and thanks to Lord Jeffrey over in the TC you no longer have replacement Gladius's coming. so what do you do? you yank out those expensive autocannons for use on other units and turn them into armored cargo transports. that they can now carry a full century of infantry is seen as a bonus, even if deployment is clumsy.

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Gladius Medium Hover Tank (Cargo)

Mass: 40 tons
Movement Type: Hover
Power Plant: 145 ICE
Cruising Speed: 86.4 kph
Maximum Speed: 129.6 kph
Armor: Standard
Armament:
Manufacturer: Unknown
     Primary Factory: Unknown
Communication System: Unknown
Targeting & Tracking System: Unknown
Introduction Year: 3056
Tech Rating/Availability: E/X-X-C-C
Cost: 534,000 C-bills

Type: Gladius Medium Hover Tank
Technology Base: Inner Sphere (Introductory)
Movement Type: Hover
Tonnage: 40
Battle Value: 297

Equipment                                          Mass
Internal Structure                                    4
Engine                        145 ICE                10
Cruising MP: 8
Flank MP: 12
Heat Sinks:                   0                       0
Control Equipment:                                  2.0
Lift Equipment:                                     4.0
Power Amplifier:                                    0.0
Armor Factor                  96                      6

                          Internal   Armor   
                          Structure  Value   
     Front                   4         30   
     R/L Side               4/4      24/24   
     Rear                    4         18   


Weapons
and Ammo              Location    Tonnage   
Cargo                   Body        14.0   


(more or less inspired by the Saladin Clan Cargo variant..)
« Last Edit: 19 July 2021, 15:40:03 by glitterboy2098 »

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Re: Vehicle of the Week Workshop: Gladius Medium Hover Tank
« Reply #11 on: 19 July 2021, 17:51:31 »
I'm tempted to dig out my Centurion readouts and see about statting Battletech analogues when I get home now.

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Re: Vehicle of the Week Workshop: Gladius Medium Hover Tank
« Reply #12 on: 20 July 2021, 05:03:40 »
Principes Steve S. Stephenson, you may have wondered why you and your maniple were being trained as signals engineers. Wonder no longer:
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Gladius (Scout)

Mass: 40 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: Hovercraft
Rules Level: Advanced Rules
Era: Clan Invasion
Tech Rating/Era Availability: D/X-X-D-C
Production Year: 3067
Dry Cost: 1,038,000 C-Bills
Total Cost: 1,038,250 C-Bills
Battle Value: 512

Power Plant:  145 I.C.E.
Cruise Speed: 86.4 km/h
Flanking Speed: 129.6 km/h
Armor:  Standard Armor
Armament:
    6  Rocket Launcher 15s
    2  Light Machine Guns
    1  Remote Sensor Dispenser
    1  Communications Equipment (1.0 tons) (6.0 tons)
Manufacturer:
    Primary Factory:
Communications System:
Targeting and Tracking System:

================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Standard                      16 points                4.00
Engine:             I.C.E. Engine                145                      10.00
    Cruise MP:  8
    Flank MP:   12
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             0                         0.00
Control Equipment:                                                         2.00
Lift Equipment:                                                            4.00
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV -  96                  6.00

                                                      Armor     
                                                      Factor     
                                               Front     30       
                                          Left/Right   24/24       
                                                Rear     18       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3 Rocket Launcher 15s                        FR        12        3         3.00
2 Light Machine Guns                         FR        0         2         1.00
3 (R) Rocket Launcher 15s                    RR        12        3         3.00
(R) Remote Sensor Dispenser                  RR        0         1         0.50
Communications Equipment (1.0 tons) (6.0 tons) BD        0         1         6.00
@LMG (1/2) (100)                             BD        -         0         0.50

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      3    Points: 5
8h         1       1       0       0      2     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: EE
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Re: Vehicle of the Week Workshop: Gladius Medium Hover Tank
« Reply #13 on: 21 July 2021, 08:18:05 »
I also wish we had a 3140s Gladius Mk 3 that used a FCE to go faster and have FF armor.
Say no more.

Since the Marians are actually making the Testudo by this time, it's quite possible Marian Arms Inc. asked for an extra shipment of UAC/10 to make these. (Also, respect for a FCE CV.):
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Gladius Mk. III

Mass: 40 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: Hovercraft
Rules Level: Advanced Rules
Era: Dark Ages
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-E-D
Production Year: 3132
Dry Cost: 1,885,200 C-Bills
Total Cost: 1,909,200 C-Bills
Battle Value: 895

Power Plant: Omni 185 Fuel Cell Engine
Cruise Speed: 97.2 km/h
Flanking Speed: 151.2 km/h
Armor: Lorica Progressia Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:
    1 Imperator Ultra AC/10
Manufacturer: Marian Arms Incorporated
    Primary Factory: Alphard
Communications System: Garret T21-B
Targeting and Tracking System: O/P GRD 056

================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Standard                      16 points                4.00
Engine:             Fuel-Cell Engine             185                       6.00
    Cruise MP:  9
    Flank MP:   14
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             1                         0.00
Control Equipment:                                                         2.00
Lift Equipment:                                                            4.00
Armor:              Ferro-Fibrous                AV - 107                  6.00

                                                      Armor     
                                                      Factor     
                                               Front     34       
                                          Left/Right   26/26       
                                                Rear     21       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ultra AC/10                                  FR        4         1        13.00
@Ultra AC/10 (20)                            BD        -         0         2.00

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      4    Points: 9
8h         2       2       2       0      2     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: EE
« Last Edit: 23 July 2021, 03:47:55 by acksed »
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Re: Vehicle of the Week Workshop: Gladius Medium Hover Tank
« Reply #14 on: 21 July 2021, 09:47:54 »
Say no more.

Since the Marians are actually making the Testudo by this time, it's quite possible Marian Arms Inc. asked for an extra shipment of UAC/10 to make these. (Also, respect for a FCE CV.)
they are also making a UAC10+FF variant of their Militiamech Centurion  at the time (the CN9-H3, introdate 3131)
so either they are importing a lot of both or actually have in house production of UAC's and FF by then.

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Re: Vehicle of the Week Workshop: Gladius Medium Hover Tank
« Reply #15 on: 23 July 2021, 04:37:25 »
Petition to rename the Gladius the Light Hover Carrier, because that 14 tons can carry most heavy weapons.
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Gladius (LL)

Mass: 40 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: Hovercraft
Rules Level: Tournament Legal
Era: Clan Invasion
Tech Rating/Era Availability: D/X-X-C-C
Production Year: 0
Dry Cost: 895,800 C-Bills
Total Cost: 895,800 C-Bills
Battle Value: 546

Power Plant: Omni 145 I.C.E.
Cruise Speed: 86.4 km/h
Flanking Speed: 129.6 km/h
Armor: Marian Arms Standard Armor
Armament:
    1  Large Laser
    1  Rocket Launcher 10
Manufacturer: Marian Arms Incorporated
    Primary Factory: Alphard
Communications System: Garret T10B
Targeting and Tracking System: O/P 911

================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Standard                      16 points                4.00
Engine:             I.C.E. Engine                145                      10.00
    Cruise MP:  8
    Flank MP:   12
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             8                         8.00
Control Equipment:                                                         2.00
Lift Equipment:                                                            4.00
Power Amplifiers:                                                          0.50
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV -  96                  6.00

                                                      Armor     
                                                      Factor     
                                               Front     30       
                                          Left/Right   24/24       
                                                Rear     18       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Large Laser                                  FR        8         1         5.00
(R) Rocket Launcher 10                       RR        3         1         0.50

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      3    Points: 5
8h         1       1       0       0      2     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: EE

This includes one I'm surprised they didn't make out of salvaged Scorpion AC/5:
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Gladius (AC5)

Mass: 40 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: Hovercraft
Rules Level: Tournament Legal
Era: Clan Invasion
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-E-D
Production Year: 3070
Dry Cost: 975,000 C-Bills
Total Cost: 1,020,000 C-Bills
Battle Value: 593

Power Plant: Omni 145 I.C.E.
Cruise Speed: 86.4 km/h
Flanking Speed: 129.6 km/h
Armor: Marian Arms Standard Armor
Armament:
    1 Deleon Autocannon/5
    4 Death Blossom Rocket Launcher 15s
Manufacturer: Marian Arms Incorporated
    Primary Factory: Alphard
Communications System: Garret T10B
Targeting and Tracking System: O/P 911

================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Standard                      16 points                4.00
Engine:             I.C.E. Engine                145                      10.00
    Cruise MP:  8
    Flank MP:   12
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             0                         0.00
Control Equipment:                                                         2.00
Lift Equipment:                                                            4.00
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV -  96                  6.00

                                                      Armor     
                                                      Factor     
                                               Front     30       
                                          Left/Right   24/24       
                                                Rear     18       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Autocannon/5                                 FR        1         1         8.00
2 Rocket Launcher 15s                        FR        8         2         2.00
2 (R) Rocket Launcher 15s                    RR        8         2         2.00
@AC/5 (AP) (10)                              BD        -         0         1.00
@AC/5 (Precision) (10)                       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      2     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: EE
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Re: Vehicle of the Week Workshop: Gladius Medium Hover Tank
« Reply #16 on: 12 August 2021, 18:09:41 »
I don't have MM installed, but a Gladius with a Light Gauss Rifle and two tons of ammo makes a lot of sense...

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Re: Vehicle of the Week Workshop: Gladius Medium Hover Tank
« Reply #17 on: 17 August 2021, 23:12:12 »
I don't have MM installed, but a Gladius with a Light Gauss Rifle and two tons of ammo makes a lot of sense...
Not too bad a thought: it's a straight drop-in, certainly a speedier alternative to a Main Gauche, and gives an answer to Pikes.
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Re: Vehicle of the Week Workshop: Gladius Medium Hover Tank
« Reply #18 on: 19 October 2021, 07:45:52 »
Taking a few hints from the Cappellans, here's a hover their infantry will dread:
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Gladius (Minelayer)

Mass: 40 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: Hovercraft
Rules Level: Advanced Rules
Era: Clan Invasion
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-D-C
Production Year: 3060
Dry Cost: 804,000 C-Bills
Total Cost: 1,014,000 C-Bills
Battle Value: 767

Power Plant:  145 I.C.E.
Cruise Speed: 86.4 km/h
Flanking Speed: 129.6 km/h
Armor:  Standard Armor
Armament:
    5  LRM-5s
Manufacturer:
    Primary Factory:
Communications System:
Targeting and Tracking System:

================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Internal Structure: Standard                      16 points                4.00
Engine:             I.C.E. Engine                145                      10.00
    Cruise MP:  8
    Flank MP:   12
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             0                         0.00
Control Equipment:                                                         2.00
Lift Equipment:                                                            4.00
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV -  96                  6.00

                                                      Armor     
                                                      Factor     
                                               Front     28       
                                          Left/Right   24/24       
                                                Rear     20       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
5 LRM-5s                                     FR        10        5        10.00
@LRM-5 (Thunder) (36)                        BD        -         0         3.00
@LRM-5 (24)                                  BD        -         0         1.00

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