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Ratel Infantry Vehicle - Near Clone
« on: 15 May 2019, 00:08:37 »
My near clone of the real world Ratel Infantry Fighting Vehicle.


Ratel-T ACV INF L

Mass: 20 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: Tracked
Rules Level: Advanced Rules
Era: All Eras (non-canon)
Tech Rating/Era Availability: D/X-X-D-A
Production Year: 3050
Cost: 320,200 C-Bills
Battle Value: 385

Power Plant:  100 Fuel Cell Engine
Cruise Speed: 54.0 km/h
Flanking Speed: 86.4 km/h
Armor:  Standard Armor
Armament:
    1  Medium Laser
    2  Rocket Launcher 10s
    1  Light Machine Gun
    1  Infantry Compartment (1.0 tons)
    1  Cargo, Standard (1.0 tons)
Manufacturer:
    Primary Factory:
Communications System:
Targeting and Tracking System:

Ratel Armored Combat Vehicle
==Background==
For what it is the Republic Guard considered the Buffel armored vehicle series a successful design, but the Buffel is little more than an armored military truck chassis. The Buffel worked well for the mission it was designed for, counter insurgency, but with the rise of the Marian Hegemony the Republic Guard realized they needed a more capable infantry fighting vehicle, the Ratel.
==Capabilities==
For various reasons the design commission decided on a light half-track vehicle. Armor is almost twice that on the Buffel Mk. II and III.  Armament on the main infantry carrier model includes a medium laser, a machine gun in a remote AI weapons station, and two rocket launchers. A second infantry carrier model forgoes the laser for a 3-tube missile launcher and two tons of ammunition.
At first glance the Ratel appears to be a typical 6x6 vehicle, but the Ratel is a half-track. The drive sprocket and return roller of the track system appear to be conventional wheels and the track, a continuous band type, is rather thin and difficult to spot from a distance. One thing worth noting about the drive system: both the “drive sprocket” and “return roller” are powered by hub mounted electric motors, as are the front wheels.
As is typical in the Republic the vehicle is powered by a fuel cell, using anhydrous ammonia. Fusion power plants, both large municipal power stations and portable ones used by military logistics units crack water and use atmospheric nitrogen to form NH3. The ammonia is much easier to handle and store than liquid hydrogen and has a much higher energy density as well. The fuel cell provides respectable power, the Ratel has a maximum speed of nearly 80 km/hour and does so quietly. Fuel cells generate electrical power directly; therefore, few extra generators are required by troops in the field, they simply plug into a vehicle.
The standard Ratel, the infantry carrier, can haul a squad of up to 10 soldiers but typically carry 8. Four vehicles equip a standard Republic Guard infantry platoon: 32 infantry and 8 vehicle crewmen. Infantry access is via side doors or a narrow rear ramp although care must be taken when towing trailers.
Additional Equipment
The Ratel is designed and equipped for extended independent operations if necessary; a common occurrence during the Compania Insurrection.
Additional fuel tank: total fuel capacity 800 kg. Twice the typical amount for a vehicle its size.
Exhaust condenser (100 kg): Ammonia fuel cell exhaust is water vapor and nitrogen. This unit condenses a portion of the water vapor for use by the crew.
Water storage: two 100-liter water storage tanks (100 kg ea.).
Field Shower Kit (15 kg): Mounted on the rear of the vehicle. Privacy screen requires some setup.
Instantaneous water heater (15 kg): small water heater for rations and shower. Shower water is tepid. Most commanders limit its use for showers to conserve power in the field.
Ration pack oven (10 kg): microwave oven only big enough for a typical ration pack.
Vacuum wrap toilet (10 kg): small seated position vacuum wrap toilet for use on the move. Accepts solid and liquid waste. Waste is sealed in plastic. (Google dry-flush toilet).
Critical care stretcher station (250 kg): one in four infantry vehicles are equipped with stretcher station. Other vehicles use the space for extra stores and/or passenger seating. When setup and in use access to toilet and several seats is blocked.
==Battle History==
The first Ratels entered service over 30 years ago, at the very end of the Compania Insurrection. The vehicle proved capable hunting down insurgents in the bush and its armament proved decisive against the poorly armed guerillas. The Ratel has also been used to hunt pirate bands raids out outside the Republic with mixed success.
With proper support in a combined arms formation the vehicle is as good as any APC available, but it is not a standalone combat vehicle that happens to carry infantry, like the Goblin Medium Tank.

==Variants==
CAV: the cavalry variant is equipped with a C3ISR terminal in the infantry compartment to maintain communications when ranging far from friendly forces, a wide area surveillance camera on an extendable turret mounted mast, and remote sensor dispenser at the rear of the vehicle. The need for the camera forced the removal of the AI weapon station.
Cavalry scout platoons typically have three sections, each with two vehicles. A cavalry section of ten soldiers can provide one dismount scout team of four soldiers and crew both vehicles at full efficiency, simultaneously.
Many cavalry officers and soldiers consider the 20-ton cavalry variant painfully slow for its intended role. Lobbying by the former and retired cavalry soldiers, primarily pretender oligarch Giuseppe D’Acierno, has brought the Ratel T25 prototype out of storage. Engineers plan to refit the 25-ton vehicle with a much larger fuel cell to boost speed. Evaluation of the test vehicle is set to begin with the year.
CE: combat engineers carry around a lot more gear than an infantryman; even more when they have vehicles to pile it on to. The CE was among the last of the Ratel variants to be deployed because designers had so many competing requirements to balance. In the end they had to delete the main turret; a small remotely operated AI weapon station is mounted forward. Two forward firing mine clearance rocket systems are mounted on the top of the vehicle behind the AI weapon station. Internal arrangement has changed to accommodate all the combat engineer equipment and a CASE was added to store all the explosives they tend need. For all the work the vehicle can still only carry a single squad of engineers.
CMD: this model crams a C3ISR terminal and additional displays into the infantry compartment and drops the rocket launcher to provide space for antennas on the turret without limiting fields of fire. Typically issued to company commanders, although some feel the visible differences with the standard infantry vehicle attracts fire.
IFS: the Indirect Fire-Support variant mounts a heavy mortar with automatic reloader in place of the turret. The mortar requires two soldiers to operate at full efficiency: gunner and loader. The loader supervises the loading mechanism and programs ammunition to meet fire mission requirements. The IFS typically carries a five soldier crew but can operate with as few as two.
MED: standard issue medical service and evacuation vehicle. Equipped with specialized C3ISR terminal for robotic surgical suite to compensate for limited medical personnel within the Republic Guard. Surgical suite only functions when vehicle is stopped and deployed. Also equipped with two critical care stretcher stations.
Standard medical support team for a Republic Guard infantry company:
•   Senior Combat Medic
•   Combat Medics: 1 per infantry platoon + 1 (4)
•   MED Vehicle Driver
•   Comtech
HQ: the headquarters variant is designed to support battalion, and if necessary, regiment, headquarters units. Two vehicles are typically assigned to each HQ. Four C3ISR terminals are tied together with a range of displays to allow commanders to maintain contact with subordinate and adjacent units, higher echelon, and provide full situational awareness of the battlefield.

Ratel Mark II Vehicle
What is mistakenly called the Ratel Mark II is a 25-ton vehicle hull that never entered production. It was originally developed as an assault gun version of the Ratel carrying a L107K LAC5 class autocannon developed from the Hispano Fabrica 107 AC/10 class autocannon. The model was considered unnecessary given the Skorpios light tank’s availability, which carries the same autocannon. Recently the engineers have begun work on a faster cavalry vehicle based on the chassis.


================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Internal Structure: Standard                      10 points                2.00
Engine:             Fuel-Cell Engine             100                       4.00
    Cruise MP:  5
    Flank MP:   8
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             3                         2.00
Control Equipment:                                                         1.00
Lift Equipment:                                                            0.00
Power Amplifiers:                                                          0.50
Turret:                                                                    0.50
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV -  80                  5.00

                                                      Armor     
                                                      Factor     
                                               Front     20       
                                          Left/Right   16/16       
                                              Turret     16       
                                                Rear     12       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Medium Laser                                 T         3         1         1.00
Light Machine Gun                            T         0         1         0.50
2 Rocket Launcher 10s                        T         6         2         1.00
Infantry Compartment (1.0 tons)              BD        0         1         1.00
Cargo, Standard (1.0 tons)                   BD        0         1         1.00
@LMG (1/2) (100)                             BD        -         0         0.50

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      3    Points: 4
5t         1       1       1       0      1     0   Structure:  1
Special Abilities: EE, TUR(1/1/1)




Ratel-T ACV INF M

Mass: 20 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: Tracked
Rules Level: Advanced Rules
Era: All Eras (non-canon)
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-E-A
Production Year: 3050
Cost: 309,400 C-Bills
Battle Value: 373

Power Plant:  100 Fuel Cell Engine
Cruise Speed: 54.0 km/h
Flanking Speed: 86.4 km/h
Armor:  Standard Armor
Armament:
    1  MML-3
    2  Rocket Launcher 10s
    1  Light Machine Gun
    1  Infantry Compartment (1.0 tons)
    1  Cargo, Standard (1.0 tons)
Manufacturer:
    Primary Factory:
Communications System:
Targeting and Tracking System:

================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Internal Structure: Standard                      10 points                2.00
Engine:             Fuel-Cell Engine             100                       4.00
    Cruise MP:  5
    Flank MP:   8
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             1                         0.00
Control Equipment:                                                         1.00
Lift Equipment:                                                            0.00
Turret:                                                                    0.50
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV -  80                  5.00

                                                      Armor     
                                                      Factor     
                                               Front     20       
                                          Left/Right   16/16       
                                              Turret     16       
                                                Rear     12       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MML-3                                        T         2         1         1.50
Light Machine Gun                            T         0         1         0.50
2 Rocket Launcher 10s                        T         6         2         1.00
Infantry Compartment (1.0 tons)              BD        0         1         1.00
Cargo, Standard (1.0 tons)                   BD        0         1         1.00
@MML-3 (LRM) (40)                            BD        -         0         1.00
@MML-3 (SRM) (33)                            BD        -         0         1.00
@LMG (1/2) (100)                             BD        -         0         0.50

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      3    Points: 4
5t         1       1       1       0      1     0   Structure:  1
Special Abilities: EE, TUR(1/1/1)



Ratel-T ACV CMD L

Mass: 20 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: Tracked
Rules Level: Advanced Rules
Era: All Eras (non-canon)
Tech Rating/Era Availability: D/X-X-D-A
Production Year: 3050
Cost: 314,200 C-Bills
Battle Value: 360

Power Plant:  100 Fuel Cell Engine
Cruise Speed: 54.0 km/h
Flanking Speed: 86.4 km/h
Armor:  Standard Armor
Armament:
    1  Medium Laser
    1  Rocket Launcher 10
    1  Light Machine Gun
    1  Communications Equipment (1.0 tons)
    1  Infantry Compartment (0.5 tons)
    1  Cargo, Standard (1.0 tons)
Manufacturer:
    Primary Factory:
Communications System:
Targeting and Tracking System:

================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Internal Structure: Standard                      10 points                2.00
Engine:             Fuel-Cell Engine             100                       4.00
    Cruise MP:  5
    Flank MP:   8
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             3                         2.00
Control Equipment:                                                         1.00
Lift Equipment:                                                            0.00
Power Amplifiers:                                                          0.50
Turret:                                                                    0.50
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV -  80                  5.00

                                                      Armor     
                                                      Factor     
                                               Front     20       
                                          Left/Right   16/16       
                                              Turret     16       
                                                Rear     12       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Medium Laser                                 T         3         1         1.00
Light Machine Gun                            T         0         1         0.50
Rocket Launcher 10                           T         3         1         0.50
Communications Equipment (1.0 tons)          BD        0         1         1.00
Infantry Compartment (0.5 tons)              BD        0         1         0.50
Cargo, Standard (1.0 tons)                   BD        0         1         1.00
@LMG (1/2) (100)                             BD        -         0         0.50

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      3    Points: 4
5t         1       1       1       0      1     0   Structure:  1
Special Abilities: EE, TUR(1/1/1)





Ratel-T ACV IFS

Mass: 20 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: Tracked
Rules Level: Advanced Rules
Era: All Eras (non-canon)
Tech Rating/Era Availability: D/X-X-D-A
Production Year: 3050
Cost: 339,400 C-Bills
Battle Value: 347

Power Plant:  100 Fuel Cell Engine
Cruise Speed: 54.0 km/h
Flanking Speed: 86.4 km/h
Armor:  Standard Armor
Armament:
    1  BA Auto Mortar
    1  Light Machine Gun
    1  Infantry Compartment (0.5 tons)
    1  Cargo, Standard (1.0 tons)
Manufacturer:
    Primary Factory:
Communications System:
Targeting and Tracking System:

================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Internal Structure: Standard                      10 points                2.00
Engine:             Fuel-Cell Engine             100                       4.00
    Cruise MP:  5
    Flank MP:   8
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             1                         0.00
Control Equipment:                                                         1.00
Lift Equipment:                                                            0.00
Turret:                                                                    0.50
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV -  80                  5.00

                                                      Armor     
                                                      Factor     
                                               Front     20       
                                          Left/Right   16/16       
                                              Turret     16       
                                                Rear     12       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
BA Auto Mortar                               T         3         1         2.00
Light Machine Gun                            T         0         1         0.50
Infantry Compartment (0.5 tons)              BD        0         1         0.50
Cargo, Standard (1.0 tons)                   BD        0         1         1.00
@BA Auto Mortar (180)                        BD        -         0         3.00
@LMG (1/2) (100)                             BD        -         0         0.50

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      3    Points: 3
5t         1       1       0       0      1     0   Structure:  1
Special Abilities: ARTTMOR, EE, TUR(1/1/0)





Ratel-T ACV CAV

Mass: 20 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: Tracked
Rules Level: Advanced Rules
Era: All Eras (non-canon)
Tech Rating/Era Availability: D/X-X-D-A
Production Year: 3050
Cost: 356,200 C-Bills
Battle Value: 353

Power Plant:  100 Fuel Cell Engine
Cruise Speed: 54.0 km/h
Flanking Speed: 86.4 km/h
Armor:  Standard Armor
Armament:
    1  Medium Laser
    1  Rocket Launcher 10
    1 Unknown Hitch
    1  Remote Sensor Dispenser
    1  Recon Camera
    1  Communications Equipment (1.0 tons)
    1  Infantry Compartment (0.5 tons)
    1  Cargo, Standard (1.0 tons)
Manufacturer:
    Primary Factory:
Communications System:
Targeting and Tracking System:

================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Internal Structure: Standard                      10 points                2.00
Engine:             Fuel-Cell Engine             100                       4.00
    Cruise MP:  5
    Flank MP:   8
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             3                         2.00
Control Equipment:                                                         1.00
Lift Equipment:                                                            0.00
Power Amplifiers:                                                          0.50
Turret:                                                                    0.50
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV -  80                  5.00

                                                      Armor     
                                                      Factor     
                                               Front     20       
                                          Left/Right   16/16       
                                              Turret     16       
                                                Rear     12       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Hitch                                        RR        -         1         0.00
(R) Remote Sensor Dispenser                  RR        0         1         0.50
Medium Laser                                 T         3         1         1.00
Recon Camera                                 T         0         1         0.50
Rocket Launcher 10                           T         3         1         0.50
Communications Equipment (1.0 tons)          BD        0         1         1.00
Infantry Compartment (0.5 tons)              BD        0         1         0.50
Cargo, Standard (1.0 tons)                   BD        0         1         1.00

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      3    Points: 4
5t         1       1       1       0      1     0   Structure:  1
Special Abilities: EE, TUR(1/1/1)





Ratel-T ACV CE

Mass: 20 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: Tracked
Rules Level: Advanced Rules
Era: All Eras (non-canon)
Tech Rating/Era Availability: D/X-X-D-A
Production Year: 3050
Cost: 381,400 C-Bills
Battle Value: 315

Power Plant:  100 Fuel Cell Engine
Cruise Speed: 54.0 km/h
Flanking Speed: 86.4 km/h
Armor:  Standard Armor
Armament:
    2  Rocket Launcher 20s
    1  Light Machine Gun
    1 Unknown Hitch
    1  Infantry Compartment (2.0 tons)
    1 Unknown CASE
    1  Cargo, Standard (1.5 tons)
Manufacturer:
    Primary Factory:
Communications System:
Targeting and Tracking System:

================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Internal Structure: Standard                      10 points                2.00
Engine:             Fuel-Cell Engine             100                       4.00
    Cruise MP:  5
    Flank MP:   8
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             1                         0.00
Control Equipment:                                                         1.00
Lift Equipment:                                                            0.00
Turret:                                                                    0.50
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV -  72                  4.50

                                                      Armor     
                                                      Factor     
                                               Front     20       
                                          Left/Right   16/16       
                                              Turret     8         
                                                Rear     12       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2 Rocket Launcher 20s                        FR        10        2         3.00
Hitch                                        RR        -         1         0.00
Light Machine Gun                            T         0         1         0.50
Infantry Compartment (2.0 tons)              BD        0         1         2.00
CASE                                         BD        -         1         0.50
Cargo, Standard (1.5 tons)                   BD        0         1         1.50
@LMG (1/2) (100)                             BD        -         0         0.50

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      2    Points: 3
5t         1       1       0       0      1     0   Structure:  1
Special Abilities: CASE, EE, TUR(1/1/0)





Ratel-T ACV HQ3

Mass: 20 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: Tracked
Rules Level: Advanced Rules
Era: All Eras (non-canon)
Tech Rating/Era Availability: D/X-X-D-A
Production Year: 3050
Cost: 261,400 C-Bills
Battle Value: 249

Power Plant:  100 Fuel Cell Engine
Cruise Speed: 54.0 km/h
Flanking Speed: 86.4 km/h
Armor:  Standard Armor
Armament:
    1  Light Machine Gun
    1  Communications Equipment (4.0 tons)
    1  Infantry Compartment (1.5 tons)
    1  Cargo, Standard (1.5 tons)
Manufacturer:
    Primary Factory:
Communications System:
Targeting and Tracking System:

================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Internal Structure: Standard                      10 points                2.00
Engine:             Fuel-Cell Engine             100                       4.00
    Cruise MP:  5
    Flank MP:   8
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             1                         0.00
Control Equipment:                                                         1.00
Lift Equipment:                                                            0.00
Turret:                                                                    0.50
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV -  72                  4.50

                                                      Armor     
                                                      Factor     
                                               Front     20       
                                          Left/Right   16/16       
                                              Turret     8         
                                                Rear     12       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Light Machine Gun                            T         0         1         0.50
Communications Equipment (4.0 tons)          BD        0         1         4.00
Infantry Compartment (1.5 tons)              BD        0         1         1.50
Cargo, Standard (1.5 tons)                   BD        0         1         1.50
@LMG (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       1       0       0      1     0   Structure:  1
Special Abilities: EE, TUR(1/1/0)
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marauder648

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Re: Ratel Infantry Vehicle - Near Clone
« Reply #1 on: 15 May 2019, 03:30:02 »
I really really like this!
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Re: Ratel Infantry Vehicle - Near Clone
« Reply #2 on: 15 May 2019, 21:30:37 »
Very nice and fluff  :thumbsup:
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Re: Ratel Infantry Vehicle - Near Clone
« Reply #3 on: 15 May 2019, 22:24:10 »
Thanks for the comments guys.  :)
I have been tinkering with the design for years. I've had the fluff in the back of my mind for a while too but I threw it together over a couple of days. Could stand some editing.

Here are the rest of the variants.

I had to switch to ferro-fibrous armor on the 25-ton cavalry version to maintain same level of protection.

On the minesweeper I see the bulldozer blade and the minesweeper as a standard bulldozer blade with mine plow attachment that can be flipped out of the way for regular bulldozer operations. The rocket launchers are the 20 tube variety that can be used for mine clearance. The other variants are pretty straight forward.

The engineering type variants are far from optimal machines for their assigned jobs but they are about reducing logistics footprint by using the same chassis, not optimal design.


Ratel-T25 ACV INF LAC5

Mass: 25 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: Tracked
Rules Level: Advanced Rules
Era: All Eras (non-canon)
Tech Rating/Era Availability: D/X-X-F-A
Production Year: 3050
Cost: 497,292 C-Bills
Battle Value: 392

Power Plant:  125 Fuel Cell Engine
Cruise Speed: 54.0 km/h
Flanking Speed: 86.4 km/h
Armor:  Standard Armor
Armament:
    1  Light AC/5
    1  Light Machine Gun
    1  Infantry Compartment (1.0 ton)
    1  Cargo, Standard (1.0 ton)
Manufacturer:
    Primary Factory:
Communications System:
Targeting and Tracking System:

================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Internal Structure: Standard                      15 points                2.50
Engine:             Fuel-Cell Engine             125                       5.00
    Cruise MP:  5
    Flank MP:   8
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             1                         0.00
Control Equipment:                                                         1.50
Lift Equipment:                                                            0.00
Turret:                                                                    1.00
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV -  80                  5.00

                                                      Armor     
                                                      Factor     
                                               Front     20       
                                          Left/Right   16/16       
                                              Turret     16       
                                                Rear     12       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Light AC/5                                   T         1         1         5.00
Light Machine Gun                            T         0         1         0.50
Infantry Compartment (1.0 ton)               BD        0         1         1.00
Cargo, Standard (1.0 ton)                    BD        0         1         1.00
@Light AC/5 (40)                             BD        -         0         2.00
@LMG (1/2) (100)                             BD        -         0         0.50

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      3    Points: 4
5t         1       1       0       0      1     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: EE, TUR(1/1/0)





Ratel-T25 ACV CAV

Mass: 25 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: Tracked
Rules Level: Advanced Rules
Era: All Eras (non-canon)
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-D-A
Production Year: 3050
Cost: 572,083 C-Bills
Battle Value: 415

Power Plant:  175 Fuel Cell Engine
Cruise Speed: 75.6 km/h
Flanking Speed: 118.8 km/h
Armor:  Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:
    1  Medium Laser
    1  Rocket Launcher 10
    1 Unknown Hitch
    1  Remote Sensor Dispenser
    1  Recon Camera
    1  Communications Equipment (1.0 ton)
    1  Infantry Compartment (0.5 tons)
    1  Cargo, Standard (1.0 ton)
Manufacturer:
    Primary Factory:
Communications System:
Targeting and Tracking System:

================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Internal Structure: Standard                      15 points                2.50
Engine:             Fuel-Cell Engine             175                       8.50
    Cruise MP:  7
    Flank MP:   11
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             3                         2.00
Control Equipment:                                                         1.50
Lift Equipment:                                                            0.00
Power Amplifiers:                                                          0.50
Turret:                                                                    0.50
Armor:              Ferro-Fibrous                AV -  80                  4.50

                                                      Armor     
                                                      Factor     
                                               Front     20       
                                          Left/Right   16/16       
                                              Turret     16       
                                                Rear     12       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Hitch                                        RR        -         1         0.00
(R) Remote Sensor Dispenser                  RR        0         1         0.50
Medium Laser                                 T         3         1         1.00
Recon Camera                                 T         0         1         0.50
Rocket Launcher 10                           T         3         1         0.50
Communications Equipment (1.0 ton)           BD        0         1         1.00
Infantry Compartment (0.5 tons)              BD        0         1         0.50
Cargo, Standard (1.0 ton )                   BD        0         1         1.00

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      3    Points: 4
7t         1       1       1       0      1     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: EE, TUR(1/1/1)






Ratel-T ACV E Bridger

Mass: 20 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: Tracked
Rules Level: Advanced Rules
Era: All Eras (non-canon)
Tech Rating/Era Availability: D/E-E-E-A
Production Year: 3050
Cost: 378,400 C-Bills
Battle Value: 254

Power Plant:  100 Fuel Cell Engine
Cruise Speed: 54.0 km/h
Flanking Speed: 86.4 km/h
Armor:  Standard Armor
Armament:
    None
Manufacturer:
    Primary Factory:
Communications System:
Targeting and Tracking System:

================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Internal Structure: Standard                      10 points                2.00
Engine:             Fuel-Cell Engine             100                       4.00
    Cruise MP:  5
    Flank MP:   8
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             1                         0.00
Control Equipment:                                                         1.00
Lift Equipment:                                                            0.00
Turret:                                                                    0.00
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV -  64                  4.00

                                                      Armor     
                                                      Factor     
                                               Front     20       
                                          Left/Right   16/16       
                                              Turret     0         
                                                Rear     12       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Bulldozer                                    FR        0         1         2.00
Bridgelayer, Heavy                           FR        0         1         6.00
Cargo, Standard (1.0 ton)                    BD        0         1         1.00

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      2    Points: 3
5t         0       0       0       0      1     0   Structure:  1
Special Abilities: ENG, ENE, EE, TUR()





Ratel-T ACV E Excavator

Mass: 20 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: Tracked
Rules Level: Advanced Rules
Era: All Eras (non-canon)
Tech Rating/Era Availability: D/C-C-D-A
Production Year: 3050
Cost: 327,400 C-Bills
Battle Value: 265

Power Plant:  100 Fuel Cell Engine
Cruise Speed: 54.0 km/h
Flanking Speed: 86.4 km/h
Armor:  Standard Armor
Armament:
    1  Backhoe
    1  Bulldozer
    1  Cargo, Standard (1.0 tons)
Manufacturer:
    Primary Factory:
Communications System:
Targeting and Tracking System:

================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Internal Structure: Standard                      10 points                2.00
Engine:             Fuel-Cell Engine             100                       4.00
    Cruise MP:  5
    Flank MP:   8
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             1                         0.00
Control Equipment:                                                         1.00
Lift Equipment:                                                            0.00
Turret:                                                                    0.50
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV -  72                  4.50

                                                      Armor     
                                                      Factor     
                                               Front     20       
                                          Left/Right   16/16       
                                              Turret     8         
                                                Rear     12       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Bulldozer                                    FR        0         1         2.00
Backhoe                                      T         -         0         5.00
Cargo, Standard (1.0 tons)                   BD        0         1         1.00

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      2    Points: 3
5t         0       0       0       0      1     0   Structure:  1
Special Abilities: ENG, MEL, ENE, EE, TUR()






Ratel-T ACV E Minesweeper

Mass: 20 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: Tracked
Rules Level: Advanced Rules
Era: All Eras (non-canon)
Tech Rating/Era Availability: D/X-X-D-A
Production Year: 3050
Cost: 414,400 C-Bills
Battle Value: 308

Power Plant:  100 Fuel Cell Engine
Cruise Speed: 54.0 km/h
Flanking Speed: 86.4 km/h
Armor:  Standard Armor
Armament:
    2  Rocket Launcher 20s
    1  Bulldozer
    1  Minesweeper
    1  Cargo, Standard (1.0 tons)
Manufacturer:
    Primary Factory:
Communications System:
Targeting and Tracking System:

================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Internal Structure: Standard                      10 points                2.00
Engine:             Fuel-Cell Engine             100                       4.00
    Cruise MP:  5
    Flank MP:   8
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             1                         0.00
Control Equipment:                                                         1.00
Lift Equipment:                                                            0.00
Turret:                                                                    0.00
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV -  64                  4.00

                                                      Armor     
                                                      Factor     
                                               Front     20       
                                          Left/Right   16/16       
                                              Turret     0         
                                                Rear     12       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass 
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Bulldozer                                    FR        0         1         2.00
Minesweeper                                  FR        0         1         3.00
2 Rocket Launcher 20s                        FR        10        2         3.00
Cargo, Standard (1.0 tons)                   BD        0         1         1.00

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      2    Points: 3
5t         1       1       0       0      1     0   Structure:  1
Special Abilities: ENG, EE, TUR()






Ratel-T ACV E Recovery

Mass: 20 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: Tracked
Rules Level: Advanced Rules
Era: All Eras (non-canon)
Tech Rating/Era Availability: D/C-C-D-A
Production Year: 3050
Cost: 330,400 C-Bills
Battle Value: 242

Power Plant:  100 Fuel Cell Engine
Cruise Speed: 54.0 km/h
Flanking Speed: 86.4 km/h
Armor:  Standard Armor
Armament:
    None
Manufacturer:
    Primary Factory:
Communications System:
Targeting and Tracking System:

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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Standard                      10 points                2.00
Engine:             Fuel-Cell Engine             100                       4.00
    Cruise MP:  5
    Flank MP:   8
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             1                         0.00
Control Equipment:                                                         1.00
Lift Equipment:                                                            0.00
Turret:                                                                    1.00
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV -  72                  4.50

                                                      Armor     
                                                      Factor     
                                               Front     20       
                                          Left/Right   16/16       
                                              Turret     8         
                                                Rear     12       

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Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass 
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2 Lift Hoists                                T         0         2         6.00
Cargo, Standard (1.5 tons)                   BD        0         1         1.50

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

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Re: Ratel Infantry Vehicle - Near Clone
« Reply #4 on: 15 May 2019, 22:44:25 »
I lied, I have one more variant: the Logistics vehicle. This is one of my favorite long distance haulers.


Ratel-T ACV E Logistics

Mass: 20 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: Tracked
Rules Level: Advanced Rules
Era: All Eras (non-canon)
Tech Rating/Era Availability: D/C-C-D-A
Production Year: 3050
Cost: 228,400 C-Bills
Battle Value: 101

Power Plant:  100 Fuel Cell Engine
Cruise Speed: 54.0 km/h
Flanking Speed: 86.4 km/h
Armor:  Standard Armor
Armament:
    None
Manufacturer:
    Primary Factory:
Communications System:
Targeting and Tracking System:

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Additional:
Ratel Logistics Variant

Tractor
Mass: 20 tons
MP: 5/8
Cargo: 7.5 tons


Tractor/lift hoist extra
Mass: (20 + 10) = 30 tons
MP: 5/8 (extra 10 tons in lift hoist does not impact MP)
Cargo: (7.5 + 10) tons = 17.5 tons


Tractor/lift hoist extra & T05 cargo trailer
Mass: (20 + 10 + 5) = 35 tons
MP: 4/6 (extra 10 tons in lift hoist does not impact MP)
Cargo: (7.5 + 10 + 4.0) tons = 21.5 tons


Tractor/lift hoist extra & T10 cargo trailer
Mass: (20 + 10 + 10) = 40 tons
MP: 3/5 (extra 10 tons in lift hoist does not impact MP)
Cargo: (7.5 + 10 + 8.5) tons = 26.0 tons


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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Standard                      10 points                2.00
Engine:             Fuel-Cell Engine             100                       4.00
    Cruise MP:  5
    Flank MP:   8
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             1                         0.00
Control Equipment:                                                         1.00
Lift Equipment:                                                            0.00
Turret:                                                                    0.00
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV -  24                  1.50

                                                      Armor     
                                                      Factor     
                                               Front     6         
                                          Left/Right    6/6         
                                              Turret     0         
                                                Rear     6         

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
(R) Lift Hoist                               RR        0         1         3.00
Hitch                                        RR        -         1         0.00
Cargo, Standard (1.0 tons)                   BD        0         1         1.00
Cargo, Standard (7.5 tons)                   BD        0         1         7.50

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


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Re: Ratel Infantry Vehicle - Near Clone
« Reply #5 on: 17 May 2019, 16:03:43 »
The halftrack has an interesting visual look that you don't see very often in BattleTech artwork.

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Re: Ratel Infantry Vehicle - Near Clone
« Reply #6 on: 17 May 2019, 16:41:03 »
really like your design  , but would like more info on its faction owners . are they a periphery nation also since you say their getting kind of antsy about the marians ?

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Re: Ratel Infantry Vehicle - Near Clone
« Reply #7 on: 18 May 2019, 07:01:37 »
I really do like the halftrack idea and yeah its sadly a rare thing in Btech's art.
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Re: Ratel Infantry Vehicle - Near Clone
« Reply #8 on: 18 May 2019, 11:44:07 »
Thanks for the comments guys.
HB I haven't posted any thing about the Aporian Republic except this fluff and the TROs for the in Skorpios light tank and Messe MBT. I have put together some outlines for the Republic in terms of time line and basic government structure and economy. The faction is set in my alt universe where the Marian Hegemony is much older than it is in canon. Someday I hope to have more to post but here are some basics:

The Aporian Republic
Aporia: (Ancient Greek: ἀπορία: impasse, difficulty of passing, lack of resources, puzzlement") denotes in philosophy a philosophical puzzle or state of puzzlement and in rhetoric a rhetorically useful expression of doubt. - Wikipedia
Inspiration: 10th century Republic of Venice
Total Population: around 150,000,000 (about half that of the Marian Hegemony. In my alt universe world populations are much smaller than in the canon.
Geography
Five star systems, all within a single jump of one another
Capitol: Trentino, capitol city – Ravenna
Other worlds (4): Campania, Sahara, Trieste, Umbria

Government: Oligarchy
Oligarchy with democratic traditions, some guaranteed civil rights, and a basic social welfare safety net
Most power resides with the Five Families and the Grand Council.
Head of State / Chief Executive: Doge
Upper Chamber of the Legislative Body: Council of Oligarchs, 5 senior members of Great Council. Determined by votes at General Election. For past 100 years always the heads of the Five Families.
Main Legislative Body: Great Council: 41 Members, 5 year election cycle
Doge - chief executive, typically head of one of the five families nominated for life term by Grand Council but must be ratified by Plebiscite. Tax based voting still applies.
Oligarchs (5) main powerbrokers of the Grand Council
Councilors (20) At-large members of council (AKA the Pretender Oligarchs)
Governors (15): Provincial governors elected by region residents (minimum residency 2 years) and must be long term residents of the region (minimum residency 10 years). Chief governing officer of a region and representative to the central government via the Grand Council. Regional governing bureaucracy still considered part of the central government but is slowly evolving into a regional government separate from the central.
Voting Rights: Based on any taxes paid since last election. Basic idea if you want to the power that comes with running the government you have to buy it. Oligarchs pay majority of taxes, approx. 50%

Society, Culture & Life
Official Languages: Italian dialect, English dialect, Akrikaans dialect
The Five Families (wealthiest families in the Republic): Gentiloni, Montague, Capulet, Vernon, Holan
Each family controls a particular sector of the economy. Collectively they control about 40% of Republic GDP.
The “Pretender” Oligarchs: collection of about 100 families. Next wealthiest group of families in the Republic. Collectively control about 20% of Republic GDP. Families of the Pretenders ranks change frequently as fortunes change.

Civil Guard
Paramilitary national police
Responsibilities: law enforcement, paramedic, firefighter, and disaster relief
Augmentation force to the Republic Guard for national defense
Known to be somewhat corrupt. Private security forces are legal and common but small by statute.

Republic Guard
National armed forces: army and black navy. Relatively small.
I discovered BattleTech 1986. I prefer the almost road warrior days of the late 3rd Succession War. Mech forces across human controlled space are smaller than canon. The Aporian Republic can muster around 80 ‘Mechs. The Marian Hegemony can muster maybe twice that amount.
I have a very basic economic model based on population and per capita income to help describe faction strength.

Compania Insurrection
The Compania Insurrection was driven by a separatist movement among the Afrikaaners (modelled after the Boers of late 19th century South Africa). As the Grand Council expanded control on the world the Afrikaaners rebelled and a low intensity insurgency war stated, which lasted for about 50 years.
Peace restored after major change to National Constitution: all provinces now directly elect their Governors. Norm before was appointment by Grand Council from council members, which led to a lot more corruption and poor governing. New system in place for about 20 years now. Cronyism still a problem among provincial governments. The Five Families supported the shift to regional elections to reduce the power of the Pretender Oligarchs.
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Re: Ratel Infantry Vehicle - Near Clone
« Reply #9 on: 18 May 2019, 23:04:47 »
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Love the fluff on the Aporian Republic, but if you want more comment you should post it in the non-canon group
I would like to know more about them
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Re: Ratel Infantry Vehicle - Near Clone
« Reply #10 on: 20 May 2019, 20:45:43 »
I'm slowly pulling together ideas I've played with for years. I plan to create a nation profile for the Republic similar to the CIA's World Factbook; lots of inspiration there. Will probably do something similar for the Marian Hegemony in my alt universe as well.
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