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Daryk

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Frihet EVAC VTOL
« on: 25 February 2024, 18:02:06 »
An attempt to recreate the birds in DC Bruins' excellent (if unfinished) video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luIKMpl1lfk

My assumptions are that it can take an AC/20 (figuring one hit and one missed) to the nose and is pretty much slick otherwise.  The first one that gets shot down I think had preexisting damage to its side.

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Frihet FRH-1T

Mass: 10 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: VTOL
Rules Level: Introductory
Era: Succession Wars
Tech Rating/Era Availability: D/X-C-C-B
Production Year: 0
Dry Cost: 193,333 C-Bills
Total Cost: 193,333 C-Bills
Battle Value: 189

Power Plant:  60 I.C.E.
Cruise Speed: 118.8 km/h
Flanking Speed: 183.6 km/h
Armor:  Standard Armor
Armament:
    None
Manufacturer:
    Primary Factory:
Communications System:
Targeting and Tracking System:

================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Standard                       5 points                1.00
Engine:             I.C.E. Engine                 60                       3.00
    Cruise MP:  11
    Flank MP:   17
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             0                         0.00
Control Equipment:                                                         0.50
Lift Equipment:                                                            1.00
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV -  64                  4.00

                                                      Armor     
                                                      Factor     
                                               Front     21       
                                          Left/Right   15/15       
                                                Rear     11       
                                               Rotor     2         

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass 
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Infantry Compartment (0.5 tons)              BD        0         1         0.50

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      2    Points: 2
11v        0       0       0       0      1     0   Structure:  1
Special Abilities: ENE, EE

Lagrange

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Re: Frihet EVAC VTOL
« Reply #1 on: 25 February 2024, 19:32:35 »
The thrusters maybe aren't ICE?

Daryk

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Re: Frihet EVAC VTOL
« Reply #2 on: 25 February 2024, 19:38:58 »
Possibly... I also see the exported text has a wildly different cost than what SAW is showing me (140K even).

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Re: Frihet EVAC VTOL
« Reply #3 on: 26 February 2024, 00:58:28 »
That's a really great video

Oh, and the chopper isn't bad either :)

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Re: Frihet EVAC VTOL
« Reply #4 on: 28 February 2024, 18:32:33 »
Just to double down on DC Bruins' excellent work, I found the 1989 Berlin concert performance of Beethoven's 9th Symphony, where they replaced "Freunde" (joy) with "Freiheit" (freedom): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hn0IS-vlwCI

The most moving moment for me is a little after the hour mark, where the chorus (including the children) STANDS UP!  The video cuts off after eight straight minutes of standing ovation (and occasional EXTRA cheers!).

Also, +1 for the site not flagging the German words as misspelled (once I corrected them)! :)

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Re: Frihet EVAC VTOL
« Reply #5 on: 28 February 2024, 18:37:35 »
Dunno how important it being 10 tons exactly is, but going 11 tons lets you eek out 12/18 speed with a smaller engine, and gives you 1 more IS point and a half-ton more armor to play with.  You probably get even more tonnage out of it with fractional accounting, due to how rounding works.

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Re: Frihet EVAC VTOL
« Reply #6 on: 28 February 2024, 19:05:44 »
The only reason I avoided fractional accounting in this case was to try to keep it to canon rules...  You're 100% right 11 tons and FA makes it better, which is something Rasalhague would totally have done!