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Title: Concept: Compact Double Heat Sinks
Post by: Izzy193 on 26 December 2021, 14:15:13
Concept is simple, 50% more weight for the ability to put two DHS into a single DHS slot space. while this would be IS only, I could see the clans experimenting with it at some point. though the question would be "Why?" when CDHS can do a similar thing but without the weight penalty. Well I thought that maybe Clan DHS might get too exspensive for some nations, so using a domestic alternative would look more appealing.

I was thinking two DHS for three slots per every 1.5 tons. that way normal DHS still stay relevant but this could fill a niche in for exampler periphery designs.
Title: Re: Concept: Compact Double Heat Sinks
Post by: idea weenie on 26 December 2021, 20:20:59
If I am reading the description correctly, it looks like one of these is statted as follows:
Heat: -4
Weight: 1.5 tons
Crits: 3

Compared to existing ISDHS:
Heat: -2
Weight: 1 tons
Crits: 3

And vs two Clan DHS:
Heat: -4
Weight: 2 tons
Crits: 4

This is a major boost in capability and except for the fact that it can't fit in a Mech's legs, is better than Clan DHS.

For  Periphery heat management tech, I'd suggest just loading the Mech with a giant tank of water and treating that as a Heat Sump.  All heat goes into the Sump first, then into the Heat Scale.  Heat Sinks take heat from the Heat Scale first, then from the Sump.  Gives a reason for Mechs to have an Alpha Strike capability, is relatively low-tech, is less effective than extra Heat Sinks, and can boil water for a pot of coffee.
Title: Re: Concept: Compact Double Heat Sinks
Post by: Syzyx on 26 December 2021, 21:24:06
I believe it's meant to look more like this:

2x Compact Double Heat Sinks
Heat: -4
Weight: 3 tons
Crits: 3

2x IS DHS
Heat: -4
Weight: 2 tons
Crits: 6

2x Clan DHS
Heat: -4
Weight: 2 tons
Crits: 4
Title: Re: Concept: Compact Double Heat Sinks
Post by: Daryk on 27 December 2021, 16:58:37
I prefer my half-measure: half a ton, two crits, one heat (link in my sig block)...  ^-^