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Daryk

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Medium APCs
« on: 23 February 2019, 11:37:34 »
Reading over the Heavy APCs on Sarna, it struck me as odd that the generic APCs skip from one squad capacity straight to TWO full platoons.  As they also went from 10 to 20 tons, it just seemed logical that 15 ton, one platoon capacity (and single crewman) APCs should exist.  So...

Wheeled:
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Medium Wheeled APC

Mass: 15 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: Wheeled
Rules Level: Experimental Tech
Era: Age of War/Star League
Tech Rating/Era Availability: D/C-C-C-A
Production Year: 0
Cost: 142,438 C-Bills
Battle Value: 206

Power Plant:  70 I.C.E.
Cruise Speed: 64.8 km/h
Flanking Speed: 97.2 km/h
Armor:  Standard Armor
Armament:
    2  Machine Guns
    1  Infantry Compartment (3.0 tons)
Manufacturer:
    Primary Factory:
Communications System:
Targeting and Tracking System:

================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Internal Structure: Standard                       8 points                1.50
Engine:             I.C.E. Engine                 70                       4.00
    Cruise MP:  6
    Flank MP:   9
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             0                         0.00
Control Equipment:                                                         1.00
Lift Equipment:                                                            0.00
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV -  64                  4.00

                                                      Armor     
                                                      Factor     
                                               Front     20       
                                          Left/Right   15/15       
                                                Rear     14       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2 Machine Guns                               FR        0         2         1.00
Infantry Compartment (3.0 tons)              BD        0         1         3.00
@MG (1/2) (100)                              BD        -         0         0.50

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

Tracked:
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Medium Tracked APC

Mass: 15 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: Tracked
Rules Level: Experimental Tech
Era: Age of War/Star League
Tech Rating/Era Availability: D/C-C-C-A
Production Year: 0
Cost: 153,813 C-Bills
Battle Value: 226

Power Plant:  75 I.C.E.
Cruise Speed: 54.0 km/h
Flanking Speed: 86.4 km/h
Armor:  Standard Armor
Armament:
    2  Machine Guns
    1  Infantry Compartment (3.0 tons)
Manufacturer:
    Primary Factory:
Communications System:
Targeting and Tracking System:

================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Internal Structure: Standard                       8 points                1.50
Engine:             I.C.E. Engine                 75                       4.00
    Cruise MP:  5
    Flank MP:   8
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             0                         0.00
Control Equipment:                                                         1.00
Lift Equipment:                                                            0.00
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV -  64                  4.00

                                                      Armor     
                                                      Factor     
                                               Front     20       
                                          Left/Right   15/15       
                                                Rear     14       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2 Machine Guns                               FR        0         2         1.00
Infantry Compartment (3.0 tons)              BD        0         1         3.00
@MG (1/2) (100)                              BD        -         0         0.50

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      2    Points: 2
5t         1       0       0       0      1     0   Structure:  1
Special Abilities: EE

Hover:
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Medium Hover APC

Mass: 15 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: Hovercraft
Rules Level: Experimental Tech
Era: Age of War/Star League
Tech Rating/Era Availability: D/C-C-C-A
Production Year: 0
Cost: 198,250 C-Bills
Battle Value: 197

Power Plant:  50 I.C.E.
Cruise Speed: 97.2 km/h
Flanking Speed: 151.2 km/h
Armor:  Standard Armor
Armament:
    1  Machine Gun
    1  Infantry Compartment (3.0 tons)
Manufacturer:
    Primary Factory:
Communications System:
Targeting and Tracking System:

================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Internal Structure: Standard                       8 points                1.50
Engine:             I.C.E. Engine                 50                       3.00
    Cruise MP:  9
    Flank MP:   14
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             0                         0.00
Control Equipment:                                                         1.00
Lift Equipment:                                                            1.50
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV -  64                  4.00

                                                      Armor     
                                                      Factor     
                                               Front     20       
                                          Left/Right   15/15       
                                                Rear     14       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Machine Gun                                  FR        0         1         0.50
Infantry Compartment (3.0 tons)              BD        0         1         3.00
@MG (1/2) (100)                              BD        -         0         0.50

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      2    Points: 2
9h         1       0       0       0      1     0   Structure:  1
Special Abilities: EE

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Re: Medium APCs
« Reply #1 on: 23 February 2019, 19:04:30 »

Definitely useful, nicely done.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Medium APCs
« Reply #2 on: 23 February 2019, 19:09:42 »
Thanks!  I admittedly skipped doing the obvious LRM/SRM/MG variants, but I'm sure someone will come along and do them... :)

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Re: Medium APCs
« Reply #3 on: 24 February 2019, 12:51:42 »
 I like these!
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Re: Medium APCs
« Reply #4 on: 24 February 2019, 14:06:22 »
My only complaint is these have more armor than the Standard or Heavy APCs.   

I would prefer they have a bit more speed to them instead of the armor, but that's just me.

Also, the Heavies do carry single platoons in all there weapons configurations (MG, SRM, LRM) or if the infantry are Motorized.

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Re: Medium APCs
« Reply #5 on: 24 February 2019, 14:38:53 »
True on the Heavy variants.  The extra speed isn't much with only a one ton add.

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Re: Medium APCs
« Reply #6 on: 04 March 2019, 12:55:13 »
Well done. I used to play with an APC very similar to your wheeled one.

I would just include a VTOL APC also. You can have a 15ton with 11/17 MPs, 4 tons capacity (use jump troops!) and good armor.

In case you add weapons, MGs and Rocket launchers are the best options.

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Re: Medium APCs
« Reply #7 on: 06 March 2019, 22:30:20 »
Excellent point!  I'll add a VTOL version when I return to my main machine at the end of the week...  :thumbsup:

 

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