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Sartris

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A few FWL Age of War Tanks
« on: 06 October 2018, 11:27:19 »
in the late 25th century, the FedSuns got the Tiger, and the Lyrans the Marsden. Where's the FWL standard tech successor to the Estevez/Kestrel?

The Harpy was born from a desire to field a fast tracked skirmisher. While respectably armed for an Age of War tank, the huge engine necessitated a smaller LRM rack and less armor than requested. The LCCC procurement department touts the latter deficiency as a feature rather than a bug as it "encourages tank crews to engage hostile targets in a manner consistent with the recommended envelope afforded by the vehicle's armament"

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Harpy
Base Tech Level: Introductory (IS)
Level            Era   
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Experimental      -   
Advanced      2470-2504
Standard        2505+ 
Tech Rating: E/C-C-D-D

Weight: 45 tons
BV: 448
Cost: 694,188 C-bills

Movement: 5/8 (Tracked)
Engine: 225 ICE

Internal: 25
Armor: 64
        Internal  Armor   
---------------------------
Front          5     18   
Right          5     12   
Left           5     12   
Rear           5     10   
Turret         5     12   

Weapons      Loc  Heat 
------------------------
AC/5          TU    1   
LRM 5         TU    2   
Machine Gun   FR    0   

Ammo                   Loc  Shots 
-----------------------------------
LRM 5 Ammo              BD     24 
AC/5 Ammo               BD     20 
Half Machine Gun Ammo   BD    100 

Still obsessed with speed over firepower, the LCCC commissioned a second design a few years later. The Great Kite was meant to "replicate the loadout of the Merkeva VIII while maintaining a top speed over 64 kph along the lines of the T-12 Tiger." Such a design necessitated a great deal of compromise, especially (again) in protection. The Great Kite offers over six fewer tons of armor than the Marsden- a deficiency not, as designers contend, mitigated by higher top speeds.

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Great Kite
Base Tech Level: Introductory (IS)
Level            Era   
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Experimental      -   
Advanced      2475-2504
Standard        2505+ 
Tech Rating: E/C-C-D-D

Weight: 60 tons
BV: 703
Cost: 1,164,000 C-bills

Movement: 4/6 (Tracked)
Engine: 240 ICE

Internal: 30
Armor: 152
        Internal  Armor   
---------------------------
Front          6     38   
Right          6     30   
Left           6     30   
Rear           6     24   
Turret         6     30   

Weapons      Loc  Heat 
------------------------
LRM 10        TU    4   
Machine Gun   TU    0   
AC/5          TU    1   

Ammo                   Loc  Shots 
-----------------------------------
LRM 10 Ammo             BD     12 
Half Machine Gun Ammo   BD    100 
LRM 10 Ammo             BD     12