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drakensis

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Boxer light tank
« on: 28 February 2015, 06:41:00 »
Boxer BXR-1T

Mass: 35 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: Tracked
Rules Level: Tournament Legal
Era: Age of War/Star League
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/D-F-D-A
Production Year: 3137
Cost: 977,625 C-Bills
Battle Value: 651

Power Plant: Hermes 140 Fusion Engine
Cruise Speed: 43.2 km/h
Flanking Speed: 64.8 km/h
Armor: ProtecTech 4 Standard Armor
Armament:
    1  Gauss Rifle
Manufacturer: New Hessen ArmorWerks
    Primary Factory: New Hessen
Communications System: Basix 200
Targeting and Tracking System: KBC Starsight Model QTA1

Overview:
Faced with the collapse of the worlds around them into a three cornered
conflict between the Republic of the Sphere, the Federated Suns and the
Capellan Confederation (a conflict that soon swept onto their homeworld) New
Hessen ArmorWerks commissioned development of a cheap, hard-hitting weapon
platform that could be sold to all comers.


The project followed two paths: a light tank and a light BattleMech. Both paths
proved viable and were developed fully for production.


Capabilities:
Utiilising many of the same systems as its BattleMech cousin, the Boxer Light
Tank is based around the simple principle of bringing the turret-mounted Gauss
Rifle - a reliable model that dates back to SLDF use - to bear. Operating below
the average speed for a modern combat tank and not exceptionally well armoured,
the Boxer appeals to militia crews on the basis of simplicity and a low price
tag - under 1 million C-bills per unit.


Deployment:
The Boxer went into production in 3137, by which time New Hessen was securely
in possession of the Capellan Confederation. As a result, Boxer tanks and Boxer
'Mechs have seen service in the CCAF with sales approved to Capellan allies.
Unsurprisingly, quite a number of Capellan enemies have salvaged examples and
put them back into service.


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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Standard                      20 points                3.50
Engine:             Fusion Engine                140                       7.50
    Cruise MP:  4
    Flank MP:   6
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             10                        0.00
Control Equipment:                                                         2.00
Lift Equipment:                                                            0.00
Turret:                                                                    1.50
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV -  56                  3.50

                                                      Armor     
                                                      Factor     
                                               Front     15       
                                          Left/Right   11/11       
                                              Turret     11       
                                                Rear     8         

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass 
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Gauss Rifle                                  T         1         1        15.00
@Gauss Rifle (16)                            BD        -         0         2.00

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      2    Points: 7
4t         2       2       2       0      1     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: TUR(2/2/2)
see BattleMechs for the Boxer light 'Mech
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Vehrec

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Re: Boxer light tank
« Reply #1 on: 28 February 2015, 21:46:11 »
Not bad, not bad.  But sir, have you considered...An UrbanTank?

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UrbanTank URB-TG

Mass: 30 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: Wheeled
Rules Level: Tournament Legal
Era: Age of War/Star League
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/D-F-D-A
Production Year: 0
Cost: 681,375 C-Bills
Battle Value: 589

Power Plant:  70 Fusion Engine
Cruise Speed: 32.4 km/h
Flanking Speed: 54.0 km/h
Armor:  Standard Armor
Armament:
    1  Gauss Rifle
Manufacturer:
    Primary Factory:
Communications System:
Targeting and Tracking System:

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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Standard                      15 points                3.00
Engine:             Fusion Engine                 70                       3.00
    Cruise MP:  3
    Flank MP:   5
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             10                        0.00
Control Equipment:                                                         1.50
Lift Equipment:                                                            0.00
Turret:                                                                    1.50
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV -  80                  5.00

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

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass 
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Gauss Rifle                                  T         1         1        15.00
@Gauss Rifle (8)                             BD        -         0         1.00

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

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drakensis

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Re: Boxer light tank
« Reply #2 on: 01 March 2015, 03:14:52 »
Despite the merits of your design, sir, I don't believe the 70 SFE reactor would be suitable for use on the Boxer light 'Mech or Boxer light aeropsace fighter, thus rendering it less than optimal for my purposes.
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Khymerion

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Re: Boxer light tank
« Reply #3 on: 01 March 2015, 03:34:36 »
Not a bad tank, light weight and still hits nice.
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Re: Boxer light tank
« Reply #4 on: 01 March 2015, 21:09:22 »
going with Fuel cell Engine for the OP would give you another 1.5 tons ... a nice armor bump.

your range is limited (using the 10% support veh. formula, I think it grants you about 666 km)
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Khymerion

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Re: Boxer light tank
« Reply #5 on: 01 March 2015, 22:05:32 »
going with Fuel cell Engine for the OP would give you another 1.5 tons ... a nice armor bump.

your range is limited (using the 10% support veh. formula, I think it grants you about 666 km)

That is not that terrible a range honestly.
"Any sufficiently rigorously defined magic is indistinguishable from technology."  - Larry Niven... far too appropriate at times here.

...but sometimes making sure you turn their ace into red paste is more important than friends.

Do not offend the chair leg of truth.  It is wise and terrible.

The GM is only right for as long as the facts back him up.

drakensis

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Re: Boxer light tank
« Reply #6 on: 02 March 2015, 03:13:06 »
going with Fuel cell Engine for the OP would give you another 1.5 tons ... a nice armor bump.

your range is limited (using the 10% support veh. formula, I think it grants you about 666 km)
The problem with that is that then the reactor wouldn't be usable for the Boxer ASF and Boxer 'Mech.
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Re: Boxer light tank
« Reply #7 on: 02 March 2015, 21:45:35 »
ooh, I missed the part about interchangeable pieces.  :))

I guess the price would be less if you included the production of other units utilizing the same power plants
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