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UnLimiTeD

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Velum (WiGE Hype)
« on: 06 May 2015, 14:21:33 »
So, I was told that WiGEs could carry anything a combat vehicle can carry, so what can a modern combat vehicle carry?  8)

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Velum V1
IS experimental
35 tons 
BV: 721
Cost: 8,408,500 C-bills

Movement: 10/15/5 (Wing in Ground Effect)
Engine: 235 XL

Internal: 20
Armor: 80 (Vehicular Stealth)
                     Internal    Armor
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Front                       4       22
Right                       4       15
Left                        4       15
Rear                        4       13
Turret                      4       15

Weapon                         Loc  Heat
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MML 5                           TU     3
MML 5                           FR     3

Ammo                           Loc Shots
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MML 5 LRM Ammo                  BD    24
MML 5 SRM Ammo                  BD    20

Equipment                      Loc
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Guardian ECM Suite              BD
Flotation Hull                 None
Vehicular Stealth               BD
Vehicular Stealth              None

WiGEs need to move at least 5 Hexes a turn, so the obvious response of any self-respecting mad scientist is obviously attaching fusion powered rocket pods to the vehicle.  :D
Well, or as close as you can get to that. You gotta work with something.

Fluff wise, it's probably either Capellan or Republic, with the Capellans probably more willing to embrace the lunacy and the Republic actually capable of pulling it off.
Some Variants to tickle your fancy:
Battlefield Support:
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Velum V2
IS experimental
35 tons 
BV: 1,852
Cost: 9,952,000 C-bills

Movement: 10/15/5 (Wing in Ground Effect)
Engine: 235 XL

Internal: 20
Armor: 89 (Heavy Ferro-Fibrous)
                     Internal    Armor
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Front                       4       30
Right                       4       15
Left                        4       15
Rear                        4       14
Turret                      4       15

Weapon                         Loc  Heat
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TSEMP Cannon                    FR    10
Streak SRM 2                    TU     2
Streak SRM 2                    TU     2

Ammo                           Loc Shots
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Streak SRM 2 Ammo               TU    50

Equipment                      Loc
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Flotation Hull                 None
This Variant drops the stealth armour to Install a TSEMP in the front. Firing every second round should synergize with a WiGEs movement profile.
SRMs in the turret allow exploiting passing opportunities.

Scout/Urban Combat:
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Velum Scout V3
IS experimental
35 tons 
BV: 854
Cost: 11,386,000 C-bills

Movement: 10/15/9 (Wing in Ground Effect)
Engine: 235 XL

Internal: 20
Armor: 89 (Heavy Ferro-Fibrous)
                     Internal    Armor
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Front                       4       30
Right                       4       15
Left                        4       15
Rear                        4       14
Turret                      4       15

Weapon                         Loc  Heat
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Small Pulse Laser               TU     2
Small Pulse Laser               TU     2
Medium Laser                    TU     3
Medium Laser                    TU     3

Equipment                      Loc
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Bloodhound Active Probe         BD
Flotation Hull                 None
Angel ECM Suite                 BD
Makes good use of the mobility to create a scout for urban Combat. A short ranged laser battery can be used against light targets.

Strategic Scout:
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Velum V3A
IS experimental
35 tons 
BV: 546
Cost: 11,308,000 C-bills

Movement: 10/15/9 (Wing in Ground Effect)
Engine: 235 XL

Internal: 16
Armor: 89 (Ferro-Fibrous)
                     Internal    Armor
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Front                       4       34
Right                       4       20
Left                        4       20
Rear                        4       15

Equipment                      Loc
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Bloodhound Active Probe         BD
Flotation Hull                 None
Angel ECM Suite                 BD
Conventional Mine               LS
Conventional Mine               RS
Remote Sensor Dispenser         RR
Recon Camera                    FR
Cargo (2 tons)                  BD
A strategic Reconnaissance unit with all the Gimmicks that could be crammed into the chassis.
Features a greatly expanded jump range, mine layers, a remote sensor dispenser and a recon camera.

Btw, I think it is really sad that CVs can't mout UMUs.  ;)

So, what are your thoughts?
What else do we need to see on WiGEs?
Superchargers?
Spikes?
Oiltanks with underwing Bays?
I'm looking forward. :D
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Col Toda

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Re: Velum (WiGE Hype)
« Reply #1 on: 14 May 2015, 20:24:01 »
Your designs are surprising in how you strike efficacy vs cost to the point just before the a buyer would just say no . Have you played the Diamond Sharks?

Tyler Jorgensson

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Re: Velum (WiGE Hype)
« Reply #2 on: 15 May 2015, 02:03:26 »
Spikes and a supercharger in that last variant with a SINGLE weapon (even if it's a Plainsmans small laser) and the variant would be ridiculously awesome


Nice job on all the variants 

UnLimiTeD

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Re: Velum (WiGE Hype)
« Reply #3 on: 15 May 2015, 10:58:08 »
*bows*
Thank you.
@ Cost: Heh. I normally try to make cost efficient designs, but this time, that's sort of a random byproduct.  ;D
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