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Re: Vehicle of the Week: Manticore Heavy Tank
« Reply #241 on: 02 July 2022, 09:54:12 »
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Re: Vehicle of the Week: Manticore Heavy Tank
« Reply #242 on: 02 July 2022, 10:12:01 »
Sorry. Would it be too late to make a Workshop thread?
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Re: Vehicle of the Week: Manticore Heavy Tank
« Reply #243 on: 02 July 2022, 12:37:20 »
It's never too late to take customs down to customland.
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Re: Vehicle of the Week: Manticore Heavy Tank
« Reply #244 on: 02 July 2022, 14:13:44 »
It's never too late to take customs down to customland.
That is because it is a silly and magical place.  ;)
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Re: Vehicle of the Week: Manticore Heavy Tank
« Reply #245 on: 02 July 2022, 15:40:01 »
I just assume that writers can conjure up factories by fiat if they wish. Of course, this hypothetical C doesn't have to be a Horse product, though they'd be the most natural source by inclination.

Nope, nope, nope... Once upon a time, in the Wild West of the early days of BattleTech, maybe.

These days there is actually a factory list, by Era, that is used for this work. If a factory is needed, it goes to the Line Developer or ALD for review.
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Re: Vehicle of the Week: Manticore Heavy Tank
« Reply #246 on: 02 July 2022, 21:05:53 »
Now what we really need is a Manticore Z.
IHLL and iATMs.
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Re: Vehicle of the Week: Manticore Heavy Tank
« Reply #247 on: 05 July 2022, 09:59:40 »
Going back over the discussion to avoid repeat anything, all most everything has been covered. It's a solid design but now has some solid competition for mid range tanks. It will be interesting to see what the future holds for the Manticore.
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Re: Vehicle of the Week: Manticore Heavy Tank
« Reply #248 on: 12 July 2022, 15:22:41 »
Now what we really need is a Manticore Z.
IHLL and iATMs.

Eww, the # of heatsinks on that thing is a turn off for me.

But iATMs & a LPL seems like an interesting concept.

A single 12 rack fits w/ plenty of ammo & extra armor.
Or for more missiles & to fill the hole in the front a 6 pack of ATM3's in the turret with a 7th in the front would work & keep the armor at traditional levels.
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