Author Topic: Boomhauer Infantry Support Tank  (Read 1018 times)

Izzy193

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Boomhauer Infantry Support Tank
« on: 22 October 2023, 11:42:46 »
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Boomhauer Tank

Mass: 60 tons
Movement Type: Tracked
Power Plant: 240 Fusion
Cruising Speed: 43.2 kph
Maximum Speed: 64.8 kph
Armor: Standard
Armament:
     1 PPC
     1 Machine Gun
Manufacturer: Unknown
     Primary Factory: Unknown
Communication System: Unknown
Targeting & Tracking System: Unknown
Introduction Year: 3030
Tech Rating/Availability: E/X-E-D-D
Cost: 2,273,600 C-bills

Type: Boomhauer
Technology Base: Inner Sphere (Introductory)
Movement Type: Tracked
Tonnage: 60
Battle Value: 961

Equipment                                          Mass
Internal Structure                                    6
Engine                        240 Fusion           17.5
Cruising MP: 4
Flank MP: 6
Heat Sinks:                   10                      0
Control Equipment:                                  3.0
Power Amplifier:                                    0.0
Turret:                                             1.0
Armor Factor                  250                    16

                          Internal   Armor   
                          Structure  Value   
     Front                   6         61   
     R/L Side               6/6      50/50   
     Rear                    6         39   
     Turret                  6         50   


Weapons
and Ammo                 Location    Tonnage   
Machine Gun               Turret       0.5     
PPC                       Turret       7.0     
Machine Gun Ammo (200)     Body        1.0     
Infantry                   Body        8.0     


Yes it's main shtick is the tanks ability to carry infantry.

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Re: Boomhauer Infantry Support Tank
« Reply #1 on: 22 October 2023, 14:18:18 »
Why as a Heavy Vehicle though?  I'm pretty sure you could do it as a light one... :)

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Re: Boomhauer Infantry Support Tank
« Reply #2 on: 22 October 2023, 18:47:58 »
16 tons of armor, 8 tons of PBI...

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Re: Boomhauer Infantry Support Tank
« Reply #3 on: 22 October 2023, 19:06:17 »
Why as a Heavy Vehicle though?  I'm pretty sure you could do it as a light one... :)

I was emulating the Merkava tank from Real Life with the Boomhauer. hence why it's a 60 ton design rather than any lighter.

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Re: Boomhauer Infantry Support Tank
« Reply #4 on: 22 October 2023, 19:06:38 »
Hmmm... even with Fractional Accounting, I can only get it up to (just shy of) 13.5 tons of armor (max) and 7.5 tons of infantry (SAW doesn't do FA for turrets right yet) at 50 tons.  Of course, you could shave a few armor points for the extra infantry if you wanted to...
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Lighter Boom

Mass: 50 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: Tracked
Rules Level: Experimental Tech
Era: Succession Wars
Tech Rating/Era Availability: D/X-E-D-D
Production Year: 3025
Dry Cost: 1,629,070 C-Bills
Total Cost: 1,629,570 C-Bills
Battle Value: 852

Construction Options: Fractional Accounting

Power Plant:  200 Fusion Engine
Cruise Speed: 43.2 km/h
Flanking Speed: 64.8 km/h
Armor:  Standard Armor
Armament:
    1  PPC
    1  Machine Gun
    1  Infantry Compartment (7.0 tons)
Manufacturer:
    Primary Factory:
Communications System:
Targeting and Tracking System:

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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Standard                      25 points                5.000
Engine:             Fusion Engine                200                      12.750
    Cruise MP:  4
    Flank MP:   6
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             10                        0.000
Control Equipment:                                                         2.500
Lift Equipment:                                                            0.000
Turret:                                                                    1.000
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV - 215                 13.438

                                                      Armor     
                                                      Factor     
                                               Front     52       
                                          Left/Right   42/42       
                                              Turret     43       
                                                Rear     36       

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Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass 
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PPC                                          T         10        1         7.000
Machine Gun                                  T         0         1         0.500
Infantry Compartment (7.0 tons)              BD        0         1         7.000
@MG (1/2) (100)                              BD        -         0         0.500

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      7    Points: 9
4t         1       1       1       0      2     0   Structure:  3
Special Abilities: TUR(1/1/1)

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Re: Boomhauer Infantry Support Tank
« Reply #5 on: 23 October 2023, 14:51:29 »

Real-life Merkavas carry 60mm mortars and grenade launchers (along with a couple machine guns and the main cannon) to suppress infantry from a safe distance in built-up environments.  Maybe a BT Merkava would also have a mech mortar and couple grenade launchers.

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Re: Boomhauer Infantry Support Tank
« Reply #6 on: 23 October 2023, 16:54:00 »
A MM-1 would fit in the turret without increasing the (non-FA) weight... :)

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Re: Boomhauer Infantry Support Tank
« Reply #7 on: 23 October 2023, 18:50:43 »
The real-life Merkava has a bit of space in the back to put a couple of troops if you carry a reduced ammunition load, not several platoons worth.  A closer Merkava emulation probably wouldn't go much higher than 1 ton of infantry space.

On the plus side that would free up enough weight to fit that mortar, grenade launchers and even an AMS to emulate the Merkava IV.

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Re: Boomhauer Infantry Support Tank
« Reply #8 on: 23 October 2023, 19:15:17 »
If you're only going for one ton of Infantry, a Goblin will do (and a fusion engine makes it that much better!). :)

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Re: Boomhauer Infantry Support Tank
« Reply #9 on: 23 October 2023, 22:18:56 »
OP's ride works just fine for a battle armor carrier.
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Re: Boomhauer Infantry Support Tank
« Reply #10 on: 25 October 2023, 18:05:03 »
If you're only going for one ton of Infantry, a Goblin will do (and a fusion engine makes it that much better!). :)
Interestingly you can make a fusion quasi-Goblin both much lighter and cheaper than the normal one by putting the weight savings into having a smaller platform instead of more guns.  At 25 tons, comes out to about 525 BV (vs 555) and 493k C-Bills (vs 607k for a vanilla Goblin).  You just lose a few points of structure and exactly 1 armor point while gaining a free ton.

ICE and big energy weapons don't mix well, you almost always get better results in every regard by taking fusion engines and downsizing the vehicle with the newly freed mass.  This holds everywhere from the Goblin to the Bulldog to the Ontos.

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Re: Boomhauer Infantry Support Tank
« Reply #11 on: 25 October 2023, 18:21:52 »
I need actual stats to believe you can get a Goblin down to two crew (30 tons)... if you don't mind, of course... ;)

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Re: Boomhauer Infantry Support Tank
« Reply #12 on: 25 October 2023, 21:33:37 »
Not on this thread to avoid derailing it even more than I already have but check out the recently posted Gremlin Light Tank

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Re: Boomhauer Infantry Support Tank
« Reply #13 on: 26 October 2023, 05:39:58 »
Fusion engines essentially always beat ICE even in cost in combat vehicles due to the free heat sinks. The only exceptions are slow artillery/missile carriers where the heat sinks are useless and the engine is light.

ICE over fusion is mostly a fluff choice. If you can't get a SFE, get an ICE and build a bigger tank to fit it. Or strip out equipment to save weight. Personally I think fusion variants of tanks like the Goblin would add stuff - e.g. the Goblin might add 2 tons infantry plus a SRM6 and a pair of LRM5s forward (keeping the same turret).

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Re: Boomhauer Infantry Support Tank
« Reply #14 on: 26 October 2023, 14:48:07 »
Personally I am glad the boomhauer sparked this convocation. Personally though this is more of BA and Mechanized Infantry carrier with it's tonnage in troop capacity but sometimes it's difficult to beat having infantry(or Battle Armor) at your side.

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Re: Boomhauer Infantry Support Tank
« Reply #15 on: 26 October 2023, 17:20:43 »
Squad Deployment is pretty cool... that's really the reason I love 1-ton infantry compartments.  :)

Well, and that you can make 10-trooper Platoons with 2-trooper squads (Sniper Rifle for range, Grenade Launcher for damage)... >:)