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Toros VTOL
« on: 16 June 2019, 16:47:17 »
It doesn't make too much sense to come up with a slew of home-brew equipment if you're not going to use it. So here's an example using equipment from here: https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=65569.0.

The Toros is a very new VTOL design from Clan Sea Fox, built primarily for the export market.  The Toros's front-facing ELRM array and chin-mounted autocannon gives the VTOL a very distinctive, unmistakable silhouette.  The weapon array, combined with the VTOL's acceptable speed and armor for its class, was expected to provide the pilot with several options.

In practice, Inner Sphere buyers used the Toros as a highly-mobile fire support vehicle, utilizing the ELRMs until the ammo bin is exhausted and then retreating for rearmament.  The UnivPAC/8's short range proved to be not particularly useful in the fire support role itself, and IS Toros pilots frequently returned to their FOBs with their autocannon ammunition bays full.  Their pilots, however, appreciated that the heavy firepower of the autocannon seemed to keep many of their potential predators honest, like swift light 'mechs.  IS Toroses have a much lower than average fatality rate than other VTOLs.

The Clan experience is much different.  The less well-trained and more aggressive clan Toros pilots frequently find themselves in short range situations and rarely make good use of their ELRMs, being much more used to LRMs, and find themselves swatted out of the sky.  For that reason, most of the Clans moved their VTOLs from the front-line to garrison duty, loading out their Toroses with fragmentation missiles and flechette shells to keep the peace at home.

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Toros Fire Support
Mass: 25 tons
Movement Type: VTOL
Power Plant: 85 Fuel Cell
Cruising Speed: 97.2 kph
Maximum Speed: 151.2 kph
Armor: Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:
     1 Micro Pulse Laser
     1 UnivPAC/8
     4 cELRM 5
Introduction Year: 3145
Tech Rating/Availability: F/X-X-X-E
Cost: 1,872,927 C-bills
Type: Toros
Technology Base: Clan (Experimental)
Tonnage: 25
Battle Value: 866
Equipment Mass
Internal Structure 2.5
Engine 85 Fuel Cell 3
     Cruising MP: 9
     Flanking MP: 14
Heat Sinks: 1 0
Control Equipment: 1.5
Lift Equipment: 2.5
Power Amplifier: 0.5
Turret: 0.5
Armor Factor (Ferro): 67 3.5
Internal
Structure Armor
Value
Front 3 16
R/L Side 3/3 12/12
Rear 3 10
Rotor 3 2
Turret 3 15
Weapons
and Ammo Location Critical Tonnage
cELRM-10 Front 4 4
UnivPAC/8 Turret 3 4.5
Micro Pulse Laser Turret 1 0.5
CASE Body 0 0
cELRM-10 ammo (9) Body 1 1
ProtoMech AC/8 Ammo (10) Body 1 1

 

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