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Re: Shadow Hawk 3H
« Reply #30 on: 05 May 2019, 19:33:16 »
So could this thing be like a 2D? With less armor or small engine it could work?
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Re: Shadow Hawk 3H
« Reply #31 on: 05 May 2019, 19:56:56 »
Mounting two MGs in the left arm would be some Dougram street-cred...
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Re: Shadow Hawk 3H
« Reply #32 on: 05 May 2019, 20:27:33 »
The one thing a SHD can't do well is squick PBI. The SRM can be loaded with frags or infernos, but with a single SRM-2 those are questionable options.

TBH, inferno in an SRM-2 isn't a terrible choice. At a tech level with no DHS, 4 heat is often more annoying than 4 damage even against mechs, and of course it's a lot better against infantry.

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Re: Shadow Hawk 3H
« Reply #33 on: 05 May 2019, 20:32:54 »
Just to throw this out there to any mini-modders, the SRM 2 is a separate piece on the current shadow hawk sculpt, and there's plenty of options for dropping a machine gun in its place (I used a spare part from the current wasp sculpt).

If... you know... you were in to that sort of thing.
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Re: Shadow Hawk 3H
« Reply #34 on: 05 May 2019, 21:35:48 »
Actual designs should probably go down in the design forum...

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Re: Shadow Hawk 3H
« Reply #35 on: 05 May 2019, 22:02:52 »
that must have been back in the day before half ton MG ammo bins. and i'd really question the engineer's competence that came up with that mod, because you are sacrificing a useful missile rack for a gun that has 1/3rd the range, half the damage, and has a torso bomb for an ammo supply.

i dunno, this seems like an ideal periphery design to me, it has a tool for almost any job. if you're in the sticks, you don't want to waste your good ammo on willy and jethro trying to ram you in their old beater truck, do ya?  8)
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