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Liam's Ghost

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Warpig Assault IFV
« on: 10 September 2023, 22:07:02 »
Inspired by an hour long shitpost video. I left out the most wacky elements like the detachable stealth bomber wings or the close support zeppelin, but it's still a bit of a mess and I feel like I still captured the essence of the concept.

Warpig Assault IFV

Mass: 95 tons
Movement Type: Tracked
Power Plant: 285 XXL
Cruising Speed: 32.4 kph
Maximum Speed: 54 kph
Armor: Reactive
Armament:
     4 Thunderbolt 5
     2 Machine Gun
     1 Rotary AC/5
     1 Rotary AC/2
Manufacturer: Unknown
     Primary Factory: Unknown
Communication System: Unknown
Targeting & Tracking System: Unknown
Introduction Year: 3145
Tech Rating/Availability: E/X-X-X-E
Cost: 73,734,375 C-bills

Type: Warpig Assault IFV
Technology Base: Inner Sphere (Advanced)
Movement Type: Tracked
Tonnage: 95
Battle Value: 2,227

Equipment                                          Mass
Internal Structure                                  9.5
Engine                        285 XXL               8.5
   Cruising MP: 3
   Flank MP: 5
Heat Sinks:                   10                      0
Control Equipment:                                  5.0
Power Amplifier:                                    0.0
Rear Turret:                                        1.0
Front Turret:                                       2.0
Armor Factor (Reactive)       320                    20

                          Internal   Armor   
                          Structure  Value   
     Front                   10        58   
     R/L Side              10/10     50/50   
     Rear                    10        50   
     Rear Turret             10        56   
     Front Turret            10        56   


Weapons
and Ammo                      Location    Tonnage      
Rotary AC/2                 Front Turret    8.0     
4 Thunderbolt 5             Front Turret    12.0   
2 Machine Gun                  Front        1.0     
CASE                            Body        0.5     
Thunderbolt 5 Ammo (48)         Body        4.0     
Rotary AC/2 Ammo (90)           Body        2.0     
Half Machine Gun Ammo (100)     Body        0.5     
Rotary AC/5 Ammo (60)           Body        3.0     
Rotary AC/5                  Rear Turret    10.0   
Infantry                        Body        8.0     
Good news is the lab boys say the symptoms of asbestos poisoning show an immediate latency of 44.6 years. So if you're thirty or over you're laughing. Worst case scenario you miss out on a few rounds of canasta, plus you've forwarded the cause of science by three centuries. I punch those numbers into my calculator, it makes a happy face.

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Re: Warpig Assault IFV
« Reply #1 on: 11 September 2023, 00:27:16 »
I don't know...  It feels more like a puma to me...   :grin:

It has an interesting array of weaponry.  A few of them wouldn't be my first choices when connected to what all else is on the machine.
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Re: Warpig Assault IFV
« Reply #2 on: 11 September 2023, 10:55:37 »
"Battle Fortress on the Alert."

On a more serious note, it's an odd coincidence that I had an idea earlier about an Assault tonnage IFV. Interesting to see your take on it as a tank that can carry a lot of infantry rather than my idea of a mobile bunker.

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Re: Warpig Assault IFV
« Reply #3 on: 11 September 2023, 20:00:50 »
But were you able to install the bench vending machine?

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Re: Warpig Assault IFV
« Reply #4 on: 11 September 2023, 20:44:23 »
But were you able to install the bench vending machine?

Yes, but if the vehicle is at full capacity (eighty troops), the buttons are a bit awkward to get at, and using the stripper pole is right out.
Good news is the lab boys say the symptoms of asbestos poisoning show an immediate latency of 44.6 years. So if you're thirty or over you're laughing. Worst case scenario you miss out on a few rounds of canasta, plus you've forwarded the cause of science by three centuries. I punch those numbers into my calculator, it makes a happy face.

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Re: Warpig Assault IFV
« Reply #5 on: 12 September 2023, 02:59:32 »
So what if this abomination made it to prototype stage before saner heads prevailed,  and the higher ups wanted a more practical version that didn't run 73 million Stones per unit?

Well it might look something like this.

  The Warpig urban assault vehicle was very nearly a catastrophic boondoggle, with a design program described as "an extended alcohol fueled shit post", the legend of which has only begun to spread via Republic troops and refugees filtering out since the fall of Terra. Because there has been little news from Terra since Clan Wolf's conquest, most of the stories surrounding the vehicle are unconfirmed. We can't confirm that one of the designers used money skimmed off the program to build a 35,000 ton personal megayatch. We can't confirm the original prototype was completed with vending machines for the crew or a quote unqote "stripper pole", and we certainly can't confirm that a set of detachable wings fashioned from surplus Riever aerofighters was also designed, much less a companion airship which would provide close support fire as well as long range transport. We can only hope that these were clever exaggerations that gradually ballooned into urban legends around the Warpig's development.
  What can be confirmed is that the prototype was inefficient and absolutely not worth its expected per unit cost of 73 million stones, beating out even the ridiculous Manticore II in sticker price. While corruption, poor oversight, or rank incompetence let the Warpig get as far as it had, saner heads prevailed by the time military commanders actually saw what they were getting for all their money.
  This wasn't the end of the Warpig, however. Exarch Stone in particular wanted an assault class IFV and urban assault vehicle for his Bastion strategy, and so much money had already been sunk into the program that the military was unable to escape the pull of the sunk cost fallacy. And so, a new set of engineers were brought in to take the prototype and its associated plans and turn it into... something useable. The two turrets were consolidated to one, the mismatched autocannons were switch to a pair of common caliber weapons, the heavy missile systems were swapped for a lighter set of streak missile launchers, and, most importantly of all, the massively expensive engine was changed for an off the shelf model already in use on the Alacorn. Just consolidating to a single turret provided much of the savings necessary for these changes, though the lighter missile system and a switch to a tougher armor composite not only made up the rest, but freed up room for close defense lasers covering each arc, giving the vehicle more protection against being swarmed by infantry.
  The result is, honestly, acceptable. It can transport multiple squads of battle armor or as many as eighty conventional footsoldiers, while having the approximate throw weight of a standard demolisher and significant armor protection. It is by no means a perfect vehicle, being aggressively specialized for a specific task, but it is functional in that role, and met the needs put forth by Devlin Stone as part of the Bastion strategy.
  Given the Warpig's troubled history, that may be the best we can hope for.


Warpig Urban Assault Vehicle (Standard)

Mass: 95 tons
Movement Type: Tracked
Power Plant: 285 XL
Cruising Speed: 32.4 kph
Maximum Speed: 54 kph
Armor: Heavy Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:
     5 Small Pulse Laser
     2 Rotary AC/5
     2 Streak SRM 6
Manufacturer: Unknown
     Primary Factory: Unknown
Communication System: Unknown
Targeting & Tracking System: Unknown
Introduction Year: 3145
Tech Rating/Availability: E/X-X-X-D
Cost: 17,218,500 C-bills

Type: Warpig Urban Assault Vehicle
Technology Base: Inner Sphere (Standard)
Movement Type: Tracked
Tonnage: 95
Battle Value: 1,810

Equipment                                          Mass
Internal Structure                                  9.5
Engine                        285 XL                 13
   Cruising MP: 3
   Flank MP: 5
Heat Sinks:                   10                      0
Control Equipment:                                  5.0
Power Amplifier:                                    0.0
Turret:                                             3.0
Armor Factor (Heavy Ferro)    277                    14

                          Internal   Armor   
                          Structure  Value   
     Front                   10        62   
     R/L Side              10/10     51/51   
     Rear                    10        51   
     Turret                  10        62   


Weapons
and Ammo                 Location    Tonnage      
Small Pulse Laser          Rear        1.0     
Small Pulse Laser          Left        1.0     
Small Pulse Laser         Front        1.0     
Small Pulse Laser         Right        1.0     
Small Pulse Laser         Turret       1.0     
2 Streak SRM 6            Turret       9.0     
2 Rotary AC/5             Turret       20.0   
Streak SRM 6 Ammo (30)     Body        2.0     
CASE                       Body        0.5     
Rotary AC/5 Ammo (120)     Body        6.0     
Infantry                   Body        8.0     
   

 
Good news is the lab boys say the symptoms of asbestos poisoning show an immediate latency of 44.6 years. So if you're thirty or over you're laughing. Worst case scenario you miss out on a few rounds of canasta, plus you've forwarded the cause of science by three centuries. I punch those numbers into my calculator, it makes a happy face.

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Re: Warpig Assault IFV
« Reply #6 on: 12 September 2023, 13:27:22 »
At least this one uses its heat sinks! ;D

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Re: Warpig Assault IFV
« Reply #7 on: 12 September 2023, 17:14:41 »
Honestly with BT technology you could probably sort of implement the detachable stealth bomber wing on a support vehicle.  I might take a look at that this weekend...

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Re: Warpig Assault IFV
« Reply #8 on: 12 September 2023, 17:35:21 »
First instinct would be a support vehicle with lift hoists.
Good news is the lab boys say the symptoms of asbestos poisoning show an immediate latency of 44.6 years. So if you're thirty or over you're laughing. Worst case scenario you miss out on a few rounds of canasta, plus you've forwarded the cause of science by three centuries. I punch those numbers into my calculator, it makes a happy face.

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Re: Warpig Assault IFV
« Reply #9 on: 16 September 2023, 11:27:32 »
So I couldn't fit the stealth part of the wing because of the sheer weight of the Warpig, but I kind of managed the detachable bomber wing part.  Behold, the Kestrel.

I'm pretty sure I could have fit the stealth armor had the Warpig been 50 tons or less, but alas, it was not to be.

Now we just need someone to make the close support zepplin and we can finish the set!