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Giovanni Blasini

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Prowler Multi-Terrain Vehicle (Lightweight)
« on: 07 April 2024, 16:31:19 »
I really dig the Prowler.  I don't dig that it's 55 tons, and won't fit in a light vehicle bay.  So, here's an attempt to fix that.

Since I was going for Dark Age/ilClan era, I went ahead and switched to MMLs and ERMLs for the main weapons, with machine guns taking the place of the SRMs.  CASE, as always, seemed like a good idea.  Thanks to the lighter turret, I was able to squeeze in another half-ton of cargo.  For multi-terrain, I combined full environmental sealing with partial amphibious capability - it may not be as good in the water, but it can handle both airless/toxic conditions and still function in the water to some degree.

For a more conventional Prowler loadout, drop the MML-3s for two LRM-5s with a ton of ammo and reduce the cargo by 0.5 ton, back to 4 tons for infantry and 0.5 ton general.  In the Succession Wars era, do that, then drop the Beagle probe and CASE for another two tons of cargo.


Prowler Multi-Terrain Vehicle (Lightweight)

Mass: 50 tons
Movement Type: Tracked
Power Plant: Nissan 200
Cruising Speed: 43.2 kph
Maximum Speed: 64.8 kph
Armor: J-Seal Standard
Armament:
     2 ER Medium Laser
     2 Machine Gun
     2 MML 3
Manufacturer: Varies
     Primary Factory: Various
Communication System: Wonder-Talk IV
Targeting & Tracking System: J-Peep Farsight with Active Probe
Introduction Year: 3150
Tech Rating/Availability: E/X-X-X-D
Cost: 2,629,063 C-bills

Code: [Select]
Type: Prowler Multi-Terrain Vehicle
Technology Base: Inner Sphere (Standard)
Movement Type: Tracked
Tonnage: 50
Battle Value: 684

Equipment                                          Mass
Internal Structure                                    5
Engine                        200 Fusion             13
Cruising MP: 4
Flank MP: 6
Heat Sinks:                   10                      0
Control Equipment:                                  2.5
Power Amplifier:                                    0.0
Turret:                                             0.5
Armor Factor                  112                     7

                          Internal   Armor   
                          Structure  Value   
     Front                   5         25   
     R/L Side               5/5      23/23   
     Rear                    5         18   
     Turret                  5         23   


Weapons
and Ammo                     Location    Tonnage   
Active Probe                  Front        1.5     
2 Machine Gun                 Front        1.0     
CASE                           Body        0.5     
MML 3 SRM Ammo (33)            Body        1.0     
Environmental Sealing           BD         5.0     
MML 3 LRM Ammo (40)            Body        1.0     
Combat Vehicle Chassis Mod     Body        2.0     
2 MML 3                       Turret       3.0     
2 ER Medium Laser             Turret       2.0     
Infantry                       Body        4.0     
Cargo                          Body        1.0     

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Giovanni Blasini

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Re: Prowler Multi-Terrain Vehicle (Lightweight)
« Reply #1 on: 07 April 2024, 16:43:19 »
My numbers may have been off a bit on a Succession Wars version:

Prowler Multi-Terrain Vehicle (Lightweight - SW)

Mass: 50 tons
Movement Type: Tracked
Power Plant: Nissan 200
Cruising Speed: 43.2 kph
Maximum Speed: 64.8 kph
Armor: J-Seal Standard
Armament:
     2 Medium Laser
     2 Machine Gun
     2 LRM 5
Manufacturer: Varies
     Primary Factory: Various
Communication System: Wonder-Talk IV
Targeting & Tracking System: J-Peep Farsight
Introduction Year: 3000
Tech Rating/Availability: E/X-E-D-D
Cost: 1,965,313 C-bills

Code: [Select]
Type: Prowler Multi-Terrain Vehicle
Technology Base: Inner Sphere (Standard)
Movement Type: Tracked
Tonnage: 50
Battle Value: 676

Equipment                                          Mass
Internal Structure                                    5
Engine                        200 Fusion             13
Cruising MP: 4
Flank MP: 6
Heat Sinks:                   10                      0
Control Equipment:                                  2.5
Power Amplifier:                                    0.0
Turret:                                             1.0
Armor Factor                  112                     7

                          Internal   Armor   
                          Structure  Value   
     Front                   5         25   
     R/L Side               5/5      23/23   
     Rear                    5         18   
     Turret                  5         23   


Weapons
and Ammo                      Location    Tonnage   
2 Machine Gun                  Front        1.0     
LRM 5 Ammo (48)                 Body        2.0     
Environmental Sealing            BD         5.0     
Half Machine Gun Ammo (100)     Body        0.5     
Combat Vehicle Chassis Mod      Body        2.0     
2 Medium Laser                 Turret       2.0     
2 LRM 5                        Turret       4.0     
Infantry                        Body        4.0     
Cargo                           Body        1.0     

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Re: Prowler Multi-Terrain Vehicle (Lightweight)
« Reply #2 on: 07 April 2024, 19:07:17 »
Excellent idea and implementation! :)

 

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