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marauder648

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Vel Harasser and Nerio Strike tank - with a
« on: 02 February 2019, 05:01:45 »
A next generation hover tank the Vel (named after a Hindu God's javelin) is fast, well armed and a danger to anything it can run down.  The design can trace itself back to the Lightning hover tank of the SLDF but the Val is lighter at 25 tons if somewhat slower at 'only' 136kph. 
But its armament is formidable with a pair of medium pulse lasers and SRM-6's mounted in the remote controlled turret.  The turret is directed by the Vel's gunner who directs the weapons with a system not unlike those found on Aerospace fighters.  Where the gunner turns their head, the turret will follow, making targetting far easier whilst moving at high speed. 
For additional manouverability and control the Vel is dotted with pop-up airbreaks which can deploy in a heartbeat, making it able to turn at very high speed.



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Vel Harasser
Base Tech Level: Standard (Clan)
Level          Era
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Experimental    - 
Advanced        - 
Standard      3145+
Tech Rating: F/X-X-X-D

Weight: 25 tons
BV: 1,020
Cost: 1,062,875 C-bills

Movement: 9/14 (Hover)
Engine: 95

Internal: 15
Armor: 57 (Ferro-Fibrous)
        Internal  Armor   
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Front          3     15   
Right          3     11   
Left           3     11   
Rear           3      9   
Turret         3     11   

Weapons             Loc  Heat 
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Medium Pulse Laser   TU    4   
Medium Pulse Laser   TU    4   
SRM 6                TU    4   
SRM 6                TU    4   
ER Small Laser       FR    2   

Ammo        Loc  Shots 
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SRM 6 Ammo   TU     15 
SRM 6 Ammo   TU     15 



Mounting three weapons, two in the turret, one in the bow, the Nerio was also designed to be quite low profile and harder to hit than the overly tall Ares, but this did have its own problems.  The SRM-6, split into two groups either side of the cockpit was poorly sighted, the gunner and driver/commander didn't like the heat, noise and vision obscuring smoke when it was fired either and as it had little elevation and no traverse, the launcher could be blocked by obstacles and terrain.

The large pulse laser and artemis equipped LRM-20 were far more capable and were hard hitting weapons, allowing the Neiro to cause significant damage at long to mid range.  But, the different range brackets of the weapons were felt to be somewhat less than ideal, but there wasn't room to change the weapons and the Neiro was not a modular design.
Still, it gave the Horses a fast cavalry tank that was more survivable than the Ares and could engage targets with a high degree of success.  Lessons from the construction of the Neiro and its design were also incorperated into its successor, the Enyo, but both tanks would serve alongside one another with the smaller Neiro and its LRM acting as a support platform before joining the battle.

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Nerio Strike Tank.
Base Tech Level: Standard (Clan)
Level          Era
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Experimental    - 
Advanced        - 
Standard      3145+
Tech Rating: F/X-X-X-D

Weight: 40 tons
BV: 1,446
Cost: 5,235,300 C-bills

Movement: 6/9 (Tracked)
Engine: 240 XL

Internal: 20
Armor: 115 (Ferro-Fibrous)
        Internal  Armor   
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Front          4     28   
Right          4     22   
Left           4     22   
Rear           4     20   
Turret         4     23   

Weapons            Loc  Heat 
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Large Pulse Laser   TU   10   
LRM 20              TU    6   
SRM 6               FR    4   

Ammo         Loc  Shots 
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LRM 20 Ammo   TU      6 
LRM 20 Ammo   TU      6 
SRM 6 Ammo    FR     15 

Equipment         Loc 
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Artemis IV FCS     TU 
ECM Suite [Clan]   BD 








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As always, thoughts/comments are most welcome!
« Last Edit: 10 February 2019, 04:07:55 by marauder648 »
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Re: Val Harasser and Nerio Strike tank - with art.
« Reply #1 on: 08 February 2019, 06:14:45 »
They look like they should be pretty effective to me

Awesome artwork

Obviously the XL engine is very expensive but if you're going to use one in a tank this is the sort of loadout that might be worth it.

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Re: Val Harasser and Nerio Strike tank - with art.
« Reply #2 on: 09 February 2019, 13:37:08 »
The hover is a very nice design, the Nerio gets a bit expensive for my taste.
Minor nitpick: is the hover called "Vel" or "Val"? The title, text and code block switch between both spellings repeatedly.

marauder648

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Re: Val Harasser and Nerio Strike tank - with art.
« Reply #3 on: 10 February 2019, 04:06:56 »
My bad, its Vel, and I did that goof due to my mind going "JAPANESE WW2 BOMBER!" at me :s
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Re: Vel Harasser and Nerio Strike tank - with a
« Reply #4 on: 10 February 2019, 11:54:39 »
I like the Vel, its artwork, and the mention of air brakes, nice creative touch.
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