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Izzy193

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Soxanian MBT: the 80 ton Hoovydundy
« on: 04 March 2024, 07:42:11 »
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Hoovydundy Main Battle Tank
Base Tech Level: Advanced (IS)
Level                Era             
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Experimental         -               
Advanced             3152+ (ilClan -)
Standard             -               
Tech Rating: E/X-X-X-E

Weight: 80 tons
BV: 1,433
Cost: 4,279,950 C-bills
Source: (Unknown)
Role: Sniper

Movement: 3/5 (Tracked)
Engine: 240 Fusion

Internal: 40
Armor: 320
        Internal  Armor   
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Front       8       77     
Right       8       64     
Left        8       64     
Rear        8       51     
Turret      8       64     

Weapons              Loc      Heat   
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HVAC/10               TU        7     
Medium Laser          TU        3     
Small Pulse Laser     TU        2     
SRM 6                 TU        4     
Small Laser           TU        1     

Ammo              Loc  Shots 
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HVAC/10 Ammo       BD    8   
HVAC/10 Ammo       BD    8   
SRM 6 Ammo         BD    15   
HVAC/10 Ammo       BD    8   
HVAC/10 Ammo       BD    8   
HVAC/10 Ammo       BD    8   
SRM 6 Smoke Ammo   BD    15   

Equipment             Loc 
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ECM Suite (Guardian)   BD 
CASE                   BD 

Lore: A mainline Saxonian battle tank, despite it's slowness. The Hoovydundy is a 80 ton MBT that is well armoured and armed to compensate for it's low speed. carrying 20 tons of standard plating and a common 240 fusion engine. The Hoovydundy's main armament comes in the form of it hyper velocity Class 10 autocannon. With backup weapons coming in the form of a SRM-6 with two tons of ammunition and a variety of lasers. CASE of inner sphere quality protects it from ammunition explosions and a Guardian ECM provides a invisible layer of some semblance of stealth. 5 tons of ammunition is loaded for the HVAC10. Produced in 3095 it did not see frontline service as a standard unit until after grey Monday in 3133 when it started to show up in frontline Saxonian Tank Units as advanced technology. As of a Ilclan era it is the standard issue MBT of Saxonian Ground Forces.

Variants:

Heavy PPC: this variant swaps the HVAC10 for a Heavy Particle Projector Cannon and the Armor out for ferro-fibrous plating, the engine was uprated to an higher rated XL fusion engine to allow it to go at the same speed as Inner Sphere Line Units. Introduced to Saxonian Royal Units in 3145. Though it sacrificed overall cost for an increase in speed this is considered by Royal Units alright overall.

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Hoovydundy Main Battle Tank(HPPC)
Base Tech Level: Advanced (IS)
Level                Era             
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Experimental         -               
Advanced             3152+ (ilClan -)
Standard             -               
Tech Rating: E/X-X-X-D

Weight: 80 tons
BV: 1,588
Cost: 14,607,300 C-bills
Source: (Unknown)
Role: Sniper

Movement: 4/6 (Tracked)
Engine: 320 XL

Internal: 40
Armor: 320 (Ferro-Fibrous)
        Internal  Armor   
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Front       8       77     
Right       8       64     
Left        8       64     
Rear        8       51     
Turret      8       64     

Weapons                Loc      Heat   
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Medium Laser            TU        3     
Small Pulse Laser       TU        2     
SRM 6                   TU        4     
Heavy PPC               TU       15     
Anti-Missile System     TU        1     

Ammo                           Loc  Shots 
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SRM 6 Ammo                      BD    15   
SRM 6 Smoke Ammo                BD    15   
Anti-Missile System Ammo [IS]   BD    12   

Equipment             Loc 
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ECM Suite (Guardian)   BD 
CASE                   BD 

Context: Saxonian manned units are splurged on like house Steiner did on production during the Succession wars era. Sacrificing quantity for quality, due to manpower being at a premium. this goes for all manned units No exceptions within SRAF. the Hoovydundy is just on example of a manned Unit within the SRAF.

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Re: Soxanian MBT: the 80 ton Hoovydundy
« Reply #1 on: 04 March 2024, 20:23:35 »
The HPPC version should be standard... weapons that regularly blow up in regular service don't make it past prototype.

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Re: Soxanian MBT: the 80 ton Hoovydundy
« Reply #2 on: 04 March 2024, 20:51:13 »
Just to hammer the point home, that HVAC with 40 turns worth of ammo will have a 99.9320% chance of disabling itself before it makes it through the magazine.  Of those 99.9320% of tanks that have self-disabled, around 16.67% will have blown themselves up.

In a regiment of 108 tanks, having just one tank go through its ammo without disabling its own gun is an incredibly lucky feat.

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Re: Soxanian MBT: the 80 ton Hoovydundy
« Reply #3 on: 04 March 2024, 21:17:25 »
The main problem with using an HVAC 10, besides it exploding, is that for one ton more, you get a Gauss Rifle. Dropping one ton of ammo that you'll certainly never live long enough to use gives you a drastically better gun, with a more efficient ammo load. But then, it loses the novelty of being a unit to feature the HVAC 10, and just becomes another boring MBT.

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Re: Soxanian MBT: the 80 ton Hoovydundy
« Reply #4 on: 05 March 2024, 00:58:33 »
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Hoovydundy Main Battle Tank(LBX20 Refit)
Base Tech Level: Advanced (IS)
Level                Era             
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Experimental         -               
Advanced             3152+ (ilClan -)
Standard             -               
Tech Rating: E/X-X-X-D

Weight: 80 tons
BV: 1,630
Cost: 14,980,350 C-bills
Source: (Unknown)
Role: Brawler

Movement: 4/6 (Tracked)
Engine: 320 XL

Internal: 40
Armor: 320
        Internal  Armor   
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Front       8       77     
Right       8       64     
Left        8       64     
Rear        8       51     
Turret      8       64     

Weapons              Loc      Heat   
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Medium Laser          TU        3     
Small Pulse Laser     TU        2     
SRM 6                 TU        4     
Small Laser           TU        1     
LB 20-X AC            TU        6     

Ammo                  Loc  Shots 
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SRM 6 Ammo             BD    15   
SRM 6 Smoke Ammo       BD    15   
LB 20-X AC Ammo        BD    5   
LB 20-X AC Ammo        BD    5   
LB 20-X AC Ammo        BD    5   
LB 20-X Cluster Ammo   BD    5   
LB 20-X Cluster Ammo   BD    5   

Equipment             Loc 
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ECM Suite (Guardian)   BD 
CASE                   BD 
This is the refit kit issued to current production Hoovydundy MBT's with the HVAC10, making it into a fast brawler tank. It replaces the 240 SFE with the royal variants XLFE and the HVAC10 with a LB-20X AC and five tons of ammunition. it may not be no demolisher but it makes for a fantastic area denial weapon system within certain environments.

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Re: Soxanian MBT: the 80 ton Hoovydundy
« Reply #5 on: 05 March 2024, 01:02:58 »
What the heck is a hoovydundy

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Re: Soxanian MBT: the 80 ton Hoovydundy
« Reply #6 on: 05 March 2024, 01:26:24 »
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Hoovydundy Main Battle Tank(Gauss)
Base Tech Level: Advanced (IS)
Level                Era             
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Experimental         -               
Advanced             3152+ (ilClan -)
Standard             -               
Tech Rating: E/X-X-X-D

Weight: 80 tons
BV: 1,731
Cost: 14,374,200 C-bills
Source: (Unknown)
Role: Brawler

Movement: 4/6 (Tracked)
Engine: 320 XL

Internal: 40
Armor: 320
        Internal  Armor   
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Front       8       77     
Right       8       64     
Left        8       64     
Rear        8       51     
Turret      8       64     

Weapons              Loc      Heat   
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Medium Laser          TU        3     
Small Pulse Laser     TU        2     
SRM 6                 TU        4     
Gauss Rifle           TU        1     
Medium Laser          TU        3     

Ammo                   Loc  Shots 
-----------------------------------
SRM 6 Ammo              BD    15   
SRM 6 Smoke Ammo        BD    15   
Gauss Rifle Ammo [IS]   BD    8   
Gauss Rifle Ammo [IS]   BD    8   
Gauss Rifle Ammo [IS]   BD    8   

Equipment             Loc 
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ECM Suite (Guardian)   BD 
CASE                   BD 

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Re: Soxanian MBT: the 80 ton Hoovydundy
« Reply #8 on: 06 March 2024, 11:57:00 »
Agreed, the HVA/10 is just a poor weapon when compared to the GR.  I'm not sure I would call the GR version a brawler - although I suspect you just forgot to change it ;)