Register Register

Author Topic: Rotunda C  (Read 328 times)

Maingunnery

  • Major
  • *
  • Posts: 4453
  • Pirates and C3 masters are on the hitlist
Rotunda C
« on: 22 February 2019, 19:21:57 »
Rotunda C
Mass: 10 tons
Movement Type: Wheeled
Power Plant: LTV 90 XL
Cruising Speed: 97 kph
Flank Speed: 146 kph
Armor: M2 Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:
4 ER Small Lasers
1 Watchdog CEWS
Manufacturer: The Society
Primary Factory: Unknown/Classified
Communications System: SP/3 with Watchdog CEWS
Targeting and Tracking System: Hanover Sight 3090-K-I-T

Overview
   When the Society emptied many Brain Caches during the rebellion they didn't use all of the recovered vehicles in combat, an example of was not used is the Rodunda Scout Vehicle, the reason for that was that it relied too much on it's disguise of being a civilian ground car, which wouldn't work in the HomeWorlds. But with the full relocation of the Society to the Inner Sphere it became practical again to put the Rodunda to use.

Capabilities
   Not wanting to use a design with outdated technology, the Society decided to refit and update the design to better fit the needs of their agents and intervention teams. The extensive refit left almost nothing unchanged, creating an almost completely different vehicle. The fusion engine was replaced with a Clan-grade extra-light model, the armament was replaced with four ER Small Lasers, and a Watchdog CEWS was added to improve its usefulness as a scout. The resulting weight reductions allowed for the armor protected to be massively increased and the total weight to be reduced by ten tons.  The reduced tonnage of the Rodunda C solved the old technical issues, freed-up more internal room for the one-person crew, while also deducing the chances of it being discovered.
   The original Rotunda was almost never used in vehicular combat as it was a glass cannon that could not survive return fire from heavy weapons, but the current version has functional armor and only close range weapons, thus making it more of a knife-fighter. 

Deployment
   Examples of this design has been deliberately spread to the various Clan Watch agencies in order to create enough doubt and plausible deniability.

Variants
   Like with the original Rotunda, there are no official variants, but there is a large range of body kits available for changing the shape and appearance of the vehicle to fool observers.  The designers of the Rotunda C even went so far as to make it easier to exchange the outer body panels, allowing a very fast switch when using a pit-stop arrangement.

Notable Crew
“Racer” James Knight: Used an unique “CX” variant of which exchanged the armament for a higher rated XXL engine, pushing it up to 345 km/h, and armed with one Improved Heavy Medium Laser. This engine upgrade was extreme enough to make it ideal for extracting valuable contacts. 
   During one such extraction mission James had to flee from a large group of drones, later identified as Celerity drones, the first few drones were turned into scrap by the heavy laser. The ones chasing him managed to keep up with the CX, until eventually their legs came apart. The last obstacle of the mission was one drone that predicted the route and had positioned itself to block James, but it ended up as a 'Mech -scale bowling pin.


Code: [Select]
Rotunda C

Mass: 10 tons
Tech Base: Clan
Motive Type: Wheeled
Rules Level: Experimental Tech
Era: Dark Ages
Tech Rating/Era Availability: X/X-X-X-A
Production Year: 0
Cost: 1.088.500 C-Bills
Battle Value: 549

Power Plant:  70 Fusion XL Engine
Cruise Speed: 97,2 km/h
Flanking Speed: 151,2 km/h
Armor:  Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:
    4  ER Small Lasers
    1  Watchdog CEWS
    1 Unknown CASE
Manufacturer:
    Primary Factory:
Communications System:
Targeting and Tracking System:

================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Internal Structure: Standard                       4 points                1,00
Engine:             XL Fusion Engine              70                       1,50
    Cruise MP:  9
    Flank MP:   14
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             10                        0,00
Control Equipment:                                                         0,50
Lift Equipment:                                                            0,00
Armor:              Ferro-Fibrous                AV -  67                  3,50

                                                      Armor     
                                                      Factor     
                                               Front     20       
                                          Left/Right   16/16       
                                                Rear     15       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
4 ER Small Lasers                            FR        8         4         2,00
Watchdog CEWS                                BD        0         1         1,50
CASE                                         BD        -         0         0,00

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      2    Points: 5
9w         2       2       0       0      1     0   Structure:  0
Special Abilities: WAT, ENE


Code: [Select]
Rotunda CX

Mass: 10 tons
Tech Base: Clan
Motive Type: Wheeled
Rules Level: Experimental Tech
Era: Dark Ages
Tech Rating/Era Availability: X/X-X-X-A
Production Year: 3132
Cost: 2.959.250 C-Bills
Battle Value: 693

Power Plant:  190 XXL Fusion Engine
Cruise Speed: 226,8 km/h
Flanking Speed: 345,6 km/h
Armor:  Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:
    1  Imp. Hvy Medium Laser
    1 Unknown CASE
Manufacturer:
    Primary Factory:
Communications System:
Targeting and Tracking System:

================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Internal Structure: Standard                       4 points                1,00
Engine:             XXL Fusion Engine            190                       4,00
    Cruise MP:  21
    Flank MP:   32
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             10                        0,00
Control Equipment:                                                         0,50
Lift Equipment:                                                            0,00
Armor:              Ferro-Fibrous                AV -  67                  3,50

                                                      Armor     
                                                      Factor     
                                               Front     20       
                                          Left/Right   16/16       
                                                Rear     15       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Imp. Hvy Medium Laser                        FR        7         1         1,00
CASE                                         BD        -         0         0,00

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      2    Points: 7
21w        1       1       0       0      1     0   Structure:  0
Special Abilities: CASE, ENE


Herb: "Well, now I guess we'll HAVE to print it. Sounds almost like the apocalypse I've been working for...."

Fan XTRO: The Society

truetanker

  • Major
  • *
  • Posts: 6095
  • Clan Hells Horses 666th Mech. Assualt Cluster
Re: Rotunda C
« Reply #1 on: 25 February 2019, 21:46:19 »
Now make a Mach Five... or make it a Spy Hunter... Oil Slick, Bombs aka minefield, front mounted rocket launchers, MGs... Go all out James Bond and all...

TT

Khan,Clan Iron Dolphin
Azeroth Pocketverse

That is, if true tanker doesn't beat me to it. He makes truly evil units.Col.Hengist on 31 May 2013
TT, we know you are the master of nasty  O0 ~ Fletch on 22 June 2013
If I'm attacking you, conventional wisom says to bring 3x your force.  I want extra insurance, so I'll bring 4 for every 1 of what you have :D ~ Tai Dai Cultist on 21 April 2016
Me: Would you rather fight my Epithymía Thanátou from the Whispers of Blake?
Nav_Alpha: That THING... that is horrid
~ Nav_Alpha on 10 October 2016

Kojak

  • Major
  • *
  • Posts: 3763
  • Lassez les bons temps rouler
Re: Rotunda C
« Reply #2 on: 25 February 2019, 22:22:46 »
Man, now this makes me want to do a quadvee Rotunda...
"I wonder if in some weird Freudian way, Kojak was sucking on his own head."
- Steve Webster on Kojak's lollipop


Maingunnery

  • Major
  • *
  • Posts: 4453
  • Pirates and C3 masters are on the hitlist
Re: Rotunda C
« Reply #3 on: 26 February 2019, 13:40:00 »
Now make a Mach Five... or make it a Spy Hunter... Oil Slick, Bombs aka minefield, front mounted rocket launchers, MGs... Go all out James Bond and all...

TT

Does this variant work?   ;)

Code: [Select]
Rotunda C 2

Mass: 10 tons
Movement Type: Wheeled
Power Plant: 120 XL
Cruising Speed: 151.2 kph
Maximum Speed: 226.8 kph
Armor: Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:
     2 Machine Gun
     1 Rocket Launcher 10
Manufacturer: Unknown
     Primary Factory: Unknown
Communication System: Unknown
Targeting & Tracking System: Unknown
Introduction Year: 3145
Tech Rating/Availability: F/X-X-X-E
Cost: 525,525 C-bills

Type: Rotunda C 2
Technology Base: Mixed (Experimental)
Movement Type: Wheeled
Tonnage: 10
Battle Value: 339

Equipment                                          Mass
Internal Structure                                    1
Engine                        120 XL                  3
Cruising MP: 14
Flank MP: 21
Heat Sinks:                   10                      0
Control Equipment:                                  0.5
Power Amplifier:                                    0.0
Armor Factor (Ferro)          67                    3.5

                          Internal   Armor   
                          Structure  Value   
     Front                   1         20   
     R/L Side               1/1      16/16   
     Rear                    1         15   


Weapons
and Ammo                      Location    Tonnage   
Vehicular Mine Dispenser        Rear        0.5     
2 Machine Guns                 Front        0.5     
Rocket Launcher 10             Front        0.5     
Half Machine Gun Ammo (100)     Body        0.5     
Herb: "Well, now I guess we'll HAVE to print it. Sounds almost like the apocalypse I've been working for...."

Fan XTRO: The Society

Kojak

  • Major
  • *
  • Posts: 3763
  • Lassez les bons temps rouler
Re: Rotunda C
« Reply #4 on: 26 February 2019, 17:28:33 »
Oh man, that's great.
"I wonder if in some weird Freudian way, Kojak was sucking on his own head."
- Steve Webster on Kojak's lollipop


KaiserDunk

  • Master Sergeant
  • *
  • Posts: 209
Re: Rotunda C
« Reply #5 on: 26 February 2019, 20:43:02 »
I liked the idea, but thought what about before the rediscovery of the manufacture of fusion powerplants in the wake of the first two Succession Wars?   Hence my idea for the Rotunda-SH Special.

Code: [Select]
Rotunda SH-Special

Mass: 15 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: Wheeled
Rules Level: Advanced Rules
Era: Succession Wars
Tech Rating/Era Availability: D/X-D-D-A
Production Year: 3025
Cost: 166,088 C-Bills
Battle Value: 235

Power Plant: Gomez 100 Fuel Cell Engine
Cruise Speed: 86.4 km/h
Flanking Speed: 129.6 km/h
Armor: Libbe Type SP Standard Armor
Armament:
    1 Hovertec SRM-2
    2 LFN Lindblad Machine Guns
    1 Ronson Vehicle Flamer
Manufacturer: Bartlow Engineering
    Primary Factory: Midway
Communications System: NKS-83
Targeting and Tracking System: Bally BH-02

Overview:
   The Rotunda had been considered an expensive failure of the Star League in
the aftermath of the first two Succession Wars.   The use of fusion
powerplants made the vehicle expensive to both manufacture and maintain, and by
the start of the Third Succession War every fusion powerplant was needed for
the upkeep of the remaining 'Mechs.   However, the covert surveillance missions
the Rotunda carried out still were as vital as ever.   A company known more for
manufacturing private vehicles in the Federated Suns, Bartlow Engineering, was
given a secret contract to start production of a lower-tech Rotunda for
espionage and surveillance missions.   Using only what technology was
available, the company was able to design vehicles similar in profile to their
popular wheeled vehicle designs; the only difference between the civilian and
Rotunda versions is a small SH badge on the center of the steering wheel.


Capabilities:
   The Rotunda-SH Special is designed to be able to be fitted with an armored
version of several of Bartlow Engineering's available vehicles, but underneath
the chassis is the same between them.   Based around a powerful Gomez 70 fuel
cell powerplant, the Rotunda has the speed and reliability of similar vehicles.   

   The use of the nearly silent fuel-cell system gives the vehicle what the test
drivers dubbed 'whisper mode'.   Indeed, to keep up the disguise in normal
operating mode a Rotunda-SH Special uses specially designed speakers to make it
sound the same as the vehicles it is based on.   The armored housing has a good
amount of protection for its weight, and provides excellent defense against
both small arms fire as well as most light anti-armor missiles and rockets with
three tons of Libbe Type SP armor.

   Each Rotunda-SH vehicle has a good punch for a vehicle of its weight, though
based more on anti-infantry use given its surveillance and counter-espionage
focus.   Two LFN Lindblad machine guns are hidden behind a fake fascia on
either side of the Hovertec SRM launcher.   The missile launcher is very
effective against light vehicles, and in some situations can also be used
against light 'Mechs if enough of the vehicles can be brought together.   For
defense against trailing vehicles, a single Ronson vehicular flamer is mounted
in back, under the rear fairing.


Deployment:
   The total number of Rotunda-SH vehicles manufactured is not known, as it was
only disclosed in 3005 when a news service uncovered the existence of the
program under MIIO supervision.   The vehicle has been distributed across the
Federated Suns under several different programs, most often considered a heavy
asset that is rarely used in any sort of a military-style unit.   Most Rotunda-SHs that
have been manufactured are almost indistinguishable from similar vehicles save
for their weight until they reveal their weapons.


================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Internal Structure: Standard                       8 points                1.50
Engine:             Fuel-Cell Engine             100                       4.00
    Cruise MP:  8
    Flank MP:   12
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             1                         0.00
Control Equipment:                                                         1.00
Lift Equipment:                                                            0.00
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV -  48                  3.00

                                                      Armor     
                                                      Factor     
                                               Front     15       
                                          Left/Right   12/12       
                                                Rear     9         

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2 Machine Guns                               FR        0         2         1.00
SRM-2                                        FR        2         1         1.00
(R) Vehicle Flamer                           RR        3         1         0.50
@MG (200)                                    BD        -         0         1.00
@Vehicle Flamer (20)                         BD        -         0         1.00
@SRM-2 (Inferno) (50)                        BD        -         0         1.00

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      2    Points: 2
8w         1       1       0       0      1     0   Structure:  1
Special Abilities: EE

« Last Edit: 28 February 2019, 00:01:12 by KaiserDunk »

Maingunnery

  • Major
  • *
  • Posts: 4453
  • Pirates and C3 masters are on the hitlist
Re: Rotunda C
« Reply #6 on: 27 February 2019, 13:58:19 »
Well that is a lot of fire in a small & fast package.  :thumbsup:
Herb: "Well, now I guess we'll HAVE to print it. Sounds almost like the apocalypse I've been working for...."

Fan XTRO: The Society

truetanker

  • Major
  • *
  • Posts: 6095
  • Clan Hells Horses 666th Mech. Assualt Cluster
Re: Rotunda C
« Reply #7 on: 27 February 2019, 15:39:46 »
What? No rear mounted fluid gun w/ammo?

 ^-^

TT
Khan,Clan Iron Dolphin
Azeroth Pocketverse

That is, if true tanker doesn't beat me to it. He makes truly evil units.Col.Hengist on 31 May 2013
TT, we know you are the master of nasty  O0 ~ Fletch on 22 June 2013
If I'm attacking you, conventional wisom says to bring 3x your force.  I want extra insurance, so I'll bring 4 for every 1 of what you have :D ~ Tai Dai Cultist on 21 April 2016
Me: Would you rather fight my Epithymía Thanátou from the Whispers of Blake?
Nav_Alpha: That THING... that is horrid
~ Nav_Alpha on 10 October 2016

Kojak

  • Major
  • *
  • Posts: 3763
  • Lassez les bons temps rouler
Re: Rotunda C
« Reply #8 on: 27 February 2019, 16:20:12 »
Well that is a lot of fire in a small & fast package.  :thumbsup:

Ah, so it's firepower you want?

Rotunda Scout Vehicle (Watch)

Mass: 20 tons
Tech Base: Clan
Motive Type: Wheeled
Rules Level: Experimental Tech
Era: Dark Ages
Tech Rating/Era Availability: F/X-X-F-A
Production Year: 3145
Cost: 6,106,833 C-Bills
Battle Value: 946

Power Plant: Firebox 160 XXL Fusion Engine
Cruise Speed: 97.2 km/h
Flanking Speed: 151.2 km/h
Armor: Forging ZM15 Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:
    1 Series 44h Large Pulse Laser
Manufacturer: Various
    Primary Factory: Various
Communications System: TDWS-37 Mk.2.2 w/ Advanced Electronic Countermeasures Suite
Targeting and Tracking System: Mk. CXC-4 w/ Active Probe and Target Acquisition Gear

================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Internal Structure: Standard                       8 points                2.00
Engine:             XXL Fusion Engine            160                       3.00
    Cruise MP:  9
    Flank MP:   14
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             10                        0.00
Control Equipment:                                                         1.00
Lift Equipment:                                                            0.00
Armor:              Ferro-Fibrous                AV -  76                  4.00

                                                      Armor     
                                                      Factor     
                                               Front     21       
                                          Left/Right   20/20       
                                                Rear     15       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Large Pulse Laser                            FR        10        1         6.00
TAG                                          FR        0         1         1.00
Angel ECM                                    BD        0         1         2.00
Active Probe                                 BD        0         1         1.00

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      3    Points: 9
9w         2       2       2       0      1     0   Structure:  1
Special Abilities: TAG, AECM, PRB, RCN, ENE
"I wonder if in some weird Freudian way, Kojak was sucking on his own head."
- Steve Webster on Kojak's lollipop


Maingunnery

  • Major
  • *
  • Posts: 4453
  • Pirates and C3 masters are on the hitlist
Re: Rotunda C
« Reply #9 on: 27 February 2019, 16:44:27 »
Man, now this makes me want to do a quadvee Rotunda...

This?
Code: [Select]
Rotu Mek

Mass: 20 tons
Chassis: Endo Steel QuadVee
Power Plant: 140 XL
Cruising Speed: 86.4 kph
Maximum Speed: 129.6 kph
Jump Jets: None
     Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:
     1 ER Medium Laser
     2 SRM 4 (I-OS)
Manufacturer: Unknown
     Primary Factory: Unknown
Communication System: Unknown
Targeting & Tracking System: Unknown
Introduction Year: 3145
Tech Rating/Availability: F/X-X-X-F
Cost: 2,951,600 C-bills

Type: Rotu
Technology Base: Clan (Advanced)
Tonnage: 20
Battle Value: 557

Equipment                                          Mass
Internal Structure            Endo Steel              1
QuadVee Conversion Equipment                        2.0
Engine                        140 XL                2.5
Walking MP: 7
Running MP: 11
Jumping MP: 0
Wheeled Cruising MP: 8
Wheeled Flanking MP: 12
Heat Sink                     10                      0
Gyro                                                  2
Quadvee Cockpit                                       4
Armor Factor (Ferro)          67                    3.5

                          Internal   Armor   
                          Structure  Value   
     Head                    3         7     
     Center Torso            6         9     
     Center Torso (rear)               3     
     R/L Torso               5         8     
     R/L Torso (rear)                  2     
     FR/L Leg                4         7     
     RR/L Leg                4         7     

Weapons
and Ammo              Location  Critical   Heat    Tonnage
ER Medium Laser          CT        1        5       1.0   
Heat Sink                CT        1        -       1.0   
SRM 4                    RT        1        3       0.5   
2 Heat Sinks             RT        2        -       2.0   
QuadVee Wheels      FRL/FLL/RRL/RLL 1/1/1/1    -       3.0   
SRM 4                    LT        1        3       0.5   
2 Heat Sinks             LT        2        -       2.0   
Herb: "Well, now I guess we'll HAVE to print it. Sounds almost like the apocalypse I've been working for...."

Fan XTRO: The Society

Kojak

  • Major
  • *
  • Posts: 3763
  • Lassez les bons temps rouler
Re: Rotunda C
« Reply #10 on: 27 February 2019, 16:58:42 »
Well, that tears it, now I'm gonna have to commission Plog to do up a quadvee Rotunda...
"I wonder if in some weird Freudian way, Kojak was sucking on his own head."
- Steve Webster on Kojak's lollipop