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Grand_dm

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PELE Autocannon Ammo
« on: 13 November 2022, 08:09:11 »
From the Rheinmetall website:

PELE–“penetrator with enhanced lateral effect”–is a new type of automatic cannon ammunition without a fuse or explosive. The combination of two materials with different densities causes the shell to disintegrate in the target zone without the need for an explosive charge or fuse. Its penetrating power, response sensitivity and fragmentation performance actually exceeds conventional ammunition in terms of lethality. The insensitive PELE is a cost effective ammunition technology that is very safe to store, transport and handle; it can also be used for training purposes.

For Battletech, especially before the widespread use of CASE non exploding ammunition sounds great.

My gut reaction is to treat PELE similar to the rifle cannon rules. It does full damage to targets under BAR10 armor and a few points less to the latter. The idea being that it's devastating to light to medium armored targets, not as effective against heavy armor.

I think that would be a fair trade off for ammo explosion immunity.

Thoughts?


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Re: PELE Autocannon Ammo
« Reply #1 on: 13 November 2022, 08:56:53 »
Instead of non-exploding ammo, how about if it did half damage when it exploded?  The propellant is still flammable

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Re: PELE Autocannon Ammo
« Reply #2 on: 13 November 2022, 09:10:02 »
Instead of non-exploding ammo, how about if it did half damage when it exploded?  The propellant is still flammable

That would also be a direction you could go for sure.
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