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Title: 60t FCE MBT
Post by: Toimisto on 20 March 2013, 16:03:32

Mass: 60 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: Tracked
Rules Level: Experimental Tech
Era: Succession Wars
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-F-F
Production Year: 0
Cost: 2 810 900 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1 236

Power Plant:  240 Fuel Cell Engine
Cruise Speed: 43,2 km/h
Flanking Speed: 64,8 km/h
Armor:  Ferro-Fibrous
    1  Gauss Rifle
    1  Vehicular Grenade Launcher
    3  Machine Guns
    1  TAG
    1 Unknown CASE
    Primary Factory:
Communications System:
Targeting and Tracking System:

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
Internal Structure: Standard                      30 points                6,00
Engine:             Fuel-Cell Engine             240                      14,00
    Cruise MP:  4
    Flank MP:   6
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             1                         0,00
Control Equipment:                                                         3,00
Lift Equipment:                                                            0,00
Turret:                                                                    2,00
Armor:              Ferro-Fibrous                AV - 232                 13,00

                                               Front     60       
                                          Left/Right   46/46       
                                              Turret     46       
                                                Rear     34       

Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass 
Gauss Rifle                                  T         1         1        15,00
TAG                                             T         0         1         1,00
(F) Vehicular Grenade Launcher  T         -         1         0,50
3 Machine Guns                          T         0         3         1,50
CASE                                         BD        -         1         0,50
@Gauss Rifle (24)                      BD        -         0         3,00
@MG (1/2) (100)                        BD        -         0         0,50

a smaller version of an earlier attempt (80t), Changed the AC20 and SPL for Gauss and MG's, any suggestions, comments or opinions all welcome. (Either good or bad of course).
Title: Re: 60t FCE MBT
Post by: Sabelkatten on 20 March 2013, 16:20:28
The GR is far superior to the AC/20 as a "standard main gun". An AC/20 is a close assault weapon, nothing else.

But you appear to have made the standard mistake... FCEs require power amplifiers. So you need to remove half a ton of armor - but you have enough of that to get around!
Title: Re: 60t FCE MBT
Post by: maxcarrion on 20 March 2013, 17:01:05
I seem to have this conversation a lot :p

My definition of MBT is a tracked, primarily anti armour unit that can be deployed in a flexible variety of mission profiles.  It should be a capable all rounder with a balance of speed, manueverability and firepower designed to be useful in any situation.

With that said - I like my MBT to fit in a light vehicle bay, move 5/8 and have a main weapon with more reach than an ML :p GR is great, I quite like LB10-X as that brings nasty motive attacks and AAA, MML racks are of course fantastic.  Especially true as this thing will be pillboxed long before anything breaks the armour so range counts

Also, SPL, really? for anti infantry you can get 6 LMGs for the same weight with the SHS, or an MML 3 and 2 tons of ammo (inferno and LRM for example) it's just not weight efficient for it's purpose

It is cheap though and I do like that :)