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Sabelkatten

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3067 spooky-style VTOL Gunship
« on: 14 February 2019, 17:52:25 »
Just a test, really. How to keep moving 10+ hexes each turn with only 8/12 speed. The side-mounted guns have limited arc, but enough range to provide decent coverage.

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Spooky

Mass: 30 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: VTOL
Rules Level: Tournament Legal
Era: Clan Invasion
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-E-A
Production Year: 3070
Cost: 1,120,000 C-Bills
Battle Value: 459

Power Plant:  100 I.C.E.
Cruise Speed: 86.4 km/h
Flanking Speed: 129.6 km/h
Armor:  Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:
    1  LB 2-X AC
    3  MML-3s
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:             I.C.E. Engine                100                       6.00
    Cruise MP:  8
    Flank MP:   12
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             0                         0.00
Control Equipment:                                                         1.50
Lift Equipment:                                                            3.00
Armor:              Ferro-Fibrous                AV -  53                  3.00

                                                      Armor     
                                                      Factor     
                                               Front     15       
                                          Left/Right   10/13       
                                                Rear     13       
                                               Rotor     2         

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Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass 
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3 MML-3s                                     RS        6         3         4.50
LB 2-X AC                                    RS        1         1         6.00
@MML-3 (LRM) (40)                            BD        -         0         1.00
@MML-3 (SRM) (33)                            BD        -         0         1.00
@LB 2-X (Cluster) (45)                       BD        -         0         1.00

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      2    Points: 5
8v         2       1       1       0      1     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: EE, IF 1

kaliban

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Re: 3067 spooky-style VTOL Gunship
« Reply #1 on: 06 March 2019, 11:19:01 »
I normally move the vtol back and forward to keep moving. Side mounted weapons I never used. Maybe it works well with LRMs.

Short range weapons should also work in the rear arc. Something to be tested ...

Sabelkatten

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Re: 3067 spooky-style VTOL Gunship
« Reply #2 on: 06 March 2019, 15:16:07 »
That's my standard tactic with fast vehicles as well, but it's hard to stay at a constant range that way. I figured moving across the front with side-mounted guns would make that easier.

kaliban

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Re: 3067 spooky-style VTOL Gunship
« Reply #3 on: 08 March 2019, 11:12:16 »
one downside is that you take hits by the Side location table. You need to reinforce armor in the side you are firing (you did, but probably more is need).



Terrace

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Re: 3067 spooky-style VTOL Gunship
« Reply #4 on: 08 March 2019, 12:23:05 »
one downside is that you take hits by the Side location table. You need to reinforce armor in the side you are firing (you did, but probably more is need).

Take that armor off the front. In fact, reinforce both sides, to allow a variant that has the guns on the other side with minimal extra work.

Sabelkatten

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Re: 3067 spooky-style VTOL Gunship
« Reply #5 on: 08 March 2019, 20:28:47 »
Yeah. I have no idea why I have 15 front and 13 side, it should be the other way around.

Might of course put even more on the side, but I don't think increasing both sides in favor of front/rear is a good idea, there is still a significant chance a side shot will hit one of the adjacent locations.

 

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