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Fyrwulf

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Arracourt class Mech Dropship
« on: 08 December 2019, 00:34:39 »
The Arracourt class is designed to deploy a square battalion of mechs, reinforced by a composite artillery company (Arrow IV and ADA), VTOL company, and a composite support company. Doctrine calls for four Arracourts to deploy an RCT's mech regiment, although they are typically the least numerous dropships that comprise a Forward Operating Bastion.

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                    AeroTech 2 Vessel Technical Readout
                                  VALIDATED

Class/Model/Name:  Arracourt class Mech Dropship
Tech:              Inner Sphere / 3067
Vessel Type:       Spheroid DropShip
Rules:             Level 2, Standard design
Rules Set:         AeroTech2

Mass:              55,000 tons
Length:            196 meters
Power Plant:       Standard
Safe Thrust:       5
Maximum Thrust:    8
Armor Type:        Ferro-aluminum
Armament:         
    2 Arrow IV System
    8 Rotary AC/2
    4 Rotary AC/5
   36 Large Pulse Laser
   11 AMS
   16 LRM 20
    8 Heavy Gauss Rifle
   16 ER PPC
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Class/Model/Name:  Arracourt class Mech Dropship
Mass:              55,000 tons

Equipment:                                                            Mass 
Power Plant, Drive & Control:                                       17,875.00
Thrust:  Safe Thrust: 5
      Maximum Thrust: 8
Structural Integrity: 162                                           17,820.00
Total Heat Sinks:    464 Double                                        116.00
Fuel & Fuel Pumps:                                                     255.00
Bridge, Controls, Radar, Computer & Attitude Thrusters:                413.00
Fire Control Computers:                                                 80.00
Food & Water:  (2 days supply)                                           5.00
Armor Type:  Ferro-aluminum  (5,872 total armor pts)                   583.00
                           Standard Scale Armor Pts
   Location:                            L / R
   Fore:                              1,674
   Left/Right Sides:               1,468/1,468
   Aft:                               1,262

Cargo:
   Bay 1:  BattleMechs (4) with 4 doors                                600.00
   Bay 2:  BattleMechs (32) with 8 doors                             4,800.00
   Bay 3:  BattleMechs (32) with 8 doors                             4,800.00
   Bay 4:  BattleMechs (16) with 4 doors                             2,400.00
   Bay 5:  Light Vehicles (to 50T) (16) with 4 doors                   800.00
   Bay 6:  Heavy Vehicles (51-100T) (16) with 4 doors                1,600.00

Life Boats:  44 (7 tons each)                                          308.00
Escape Pods:  4 (7 tons each)                                           28.00

Crew and Passengers:
      5 Officers (5 minimum)                                            50.00
     10 Crew (10 minimum)                                               70.00
     17 Gunners (17 minimum)                                           119.00
     39 1st Class Passengers                                           390.00
     77 2nd Class Passengers                                           539.00
    376 Bay Personnel                                                     .00
Weapons and Equipment      Loc        SRV    MRV    LRV    ERV  Heat    Mass
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2 Arrow IV System(40 roundsNose     4(40)  4(40)  4(40)  4(40)   20     38.00
2 Rotary AC/2(900 rounds)  FL/R     2(16)  2(16)     --     --   24     72.00
2 Rotary AC/5(400 rounds)  FL/R     4(40)  4(40)     --     --   24     80.00
3 Large Pulse Laser        FL/R     3(27)  3(27)     --     --   60     42.00
3 Large Pulse Laser        FL/R     3(27)  3(27)     --     --   60     42.00
3 Large Pulse Laser        FL/R     3(27)  3(27)     --     --   60     42.00
3 Large Pulse Laser        FL/R     3(27)  3(27)     --     --   60     42.00
1 AMS(120 rounds)          FL/R        --     --     --     --    2     21.00
1 AMS(120 rounds)          FL/R        --     --     --     --    2     21.00
1 AMS(120 rounds)          FL/R        --     --     --     --    2     21.00
1 AMS(120 rounds)          FL/R        --     --     --     --    2     21.00
2 LRM 20(120 rounds)       AL/R     2(24)  2(24)  2(24)     --   24     80.00
2 LRM 20(120 rounds)       AL/R     2(24)  2(24)  2(24)     --   24     80.00
2 LRM 20(120 rounds)       AL/R     2(24)  2(24)  2(24)     --   24     80.00
2 LRM 20(120 rounds)       AL/R     2(24)  2(24)  2(24)     --   24     80.00
2 Heavy Gauss Rifle(80 rounAL/R     5(50)  4(40)  2(20)     --    8    112.00
2 Heavy Gauss Rifle(80 rounAL/R     5(50)  4(40)  2(20)     --    8    112.00
2 ER PPC                   AL/R     2(20)  2(20)  2(20)     --   60     28.00
2 ER PPC                   AL/R     2(20)  2(20)  2(20)     --   60     28.00
2 ER PPC                   AL/R     2(20)  2(20)  2(20)     --   60     28.00
2 ER PPC                   AL/R     2(20)  2(20)  2(20)     --   60     28.00
3 Large Pulse Laser        Aft      3(27)  3(27)     --     --   30     21.00
3 Large Pulse Laser        Aft      3(27)  3(27)     --     --   30     21.00
3 Large Pulse Laser        Aft      3(27)  3(27)     --     --   30     21.00
3 Large Pulse Laser        Aft      3(27)  3(27)     --     --   30     21.00
2 Rotary AC/2(900 rounds)  Aft      2(16)  2(16)     --     --   12     36.00
2 Rotary AC/2(900 rounds)  Aft      2(16)  2(16)     --     --   12     36.00
1 AMS(120 rounds)          Aft         --     --     --     --    1     10.50
1 AMS(120 rounds)          Aft         --     --     --     --    1     10.50
1 AMS(120 rounds)          Aft         --     --     --     --    1     10.50
1 Lot Spare Parts (0.11%)                                               60.00
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
TOTALS:                                              Heat: 815      54,996.50
Tons Left:                                                               3.50

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost:        2,453,724,000 C-Bills
Battle Value:      35,225
Cost per BV:       69,658.59
Weapon Value:      31,205 (Ratio = .89)
Damage Factors:    SRV = 1,016;  MRV = 794;  LRV = 131;  ERV = 2
Maintenance:       Maintenance Point Value (MPV) = 1,576,952
                   (1,445,313 Structure, 115,575 Life Support, 16,064 Weapons)
                   Support Points (SP) = 35,901  (2% of MPV)
BattleForce2:      MP: 5,  Armor/Structure: 98 / 98
                   Damage PB/M/L: 45/43/22,  Overheat: 0
                   Class: DL;  Point Value: 352
                   Specials: sph
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Tyler Jorgensson

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Re: Arracourt class Mech Dropship
« Reply #1 on: 08 December 2019, 00:59:15 »
Just an FYI: you have the capability to carry seven companies of mechs onboard. A Square Battalion was usually four companies. Otherwise pretty nice for an IS Vessel.

Fyrwulf

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Re: Arracourt class Mech Dropship
« Reply #2 on: 08 December 2019, 01:09:44 »
The line battalion is square (four companies of four lances), with a command lance and a composite artillery company consisting of two lances of Arrow IV packing mechs and two lances of RAC packing ADA mechs.
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Iron Grenadier

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Re: Arracourt class Mech Dropship
« Reply #3 on: 09 December 2019, 01:19:54 »
The line battalion is square (four companies of four lances), with a command lance and a composite artillery company consisting of two lances of Arrow IV packing mechs and two lances of RAC packing ADA mechs.

I think I'd like to hear more about these units than the dropships.

Fyrwulf

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Re: Arracourt class Mech Dropship
« Reply #4 on: 09 December 2019, 01:34:56 »
I think I'd like to hear more about these units than the dropships.

I'm covering it in more depth in the Fictional Unit section, but I'll give you a breakdown on general regimental structure.


Command Company
CO Lance
XO Lance
ADA Lance
Fire Support Lance

Line Battalion (4)
Line Company (4)
Line Lance
Flanker Lance (2)
Fire Support Lance

Artillery Battalion
Arrow IV Artillery Company (2)
ADA Company (2)

VTOL Battalion
Scout Company
Attack Company (3)

Sustainment Battalion
Refueling Company
Ammunition Company
Field Repair Company
Recovery Company


So a single Arracourt would deploy a composite Command Lance consisting of two senior officers, an ADA mech, and a fire support mech; a mech battalion, a composite Artillery Company of two lances each Arrow IV and Air Defense Artillery mechs, a composite VTOL company of one scout helo lance and three attack helo lances, and a composite Sustainment company of one refueling platoon, one ammo platoon, one field repair platoon, and one recovery platoon. It's fundamentally a Light Combat Team.
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Re: Arracourt class Mech Dropship
« Reply #5 on: 11 December 2019, 16:56:04 »
Am I reading that right, *2 days* food and water?   ???  There's no way for it to get from JumpShip to planet.
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Fyrwulf

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Re: Arracourt class Mech Dropship
« Reply #6 on: 11 December 2019, 20:38:59 »
Am I reading that right, *2 days* food and water?   ???  There's no way for it to get from JumpShip to planet.

 ::) It's been pointed out and corrected.
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Re: Arracourt class Mech Dropship
« Reply #7 on: 12 December 2019, 04:49:52 »
I'd pretty much do exactly what I did to the Vehicle transport as this one

Rip out passenger quarters, enough guns to go below FC Requirements and slow it down to 4/6 putting all saved tonnage into cargo space

VhenRa

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Re: Arracourt class Mech Dropship
« Reply #8 on: 12 December 2019, 06:09:56 »
The lack of cargo means this thing is basically unusable.

Fyrwulf

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Re: Arracourt class Mech Dropship
« Reply #9 on: 12 December 2019, 16:36:08 »
The lack of cargo means this thing is basically unusable.

I suppose that's true if your name's Leroy Jenkins.
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VhenRa

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Re: Arracourt class Mech Dropship
« Reply #10 on: 13 December 2019, 10:09:08 »
I suppose that's true if your name's Leroy Jenkins.

No, it's true if the people onboard want to breath, let alone eat and drink.

I would also like to be actually make use of it's mech bays to do actual repair work on mechs en transit. And I suppose I would also like to be able to load munitions prior to landing without having them stored on the mechs between planets...

With that level of functionality... you might be better off simply loading the mechs in cargo bays.

Fyrwulf

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Re: Arracourt class Mech Dropship
« Reply #11 on: 13 December 2019, 17:27:56 »
No, it's true if the people onboard want to breath, let alone eat and drink.

I would also like to be actually make use of it's mech bays to do actual repair work on mechs en transit. And I suppose I would also like to be able to load munitions prior to landing without having them stored on the mechs between planets...

With that level of functionality... you might be better off simply loading the mechs in cargo bays.

Okay, dude, you're starting to get on my nerves.

1) The life support and food/water has been fixed in my personal files. Get it? As in, I haven't posted updates here, yet, because I've not been bothered. And I mentioned this before you ever commented in the first place, so I'm not why you're belaboring the point.
2) As has been mentioned elsewhere, I've tweaked the designs in other ways.
3) As has also been mentioned, I'm appreciative of pointing out obvious errors that have to do with the fact that I didn't know the functions existed, but I'm not at all concerned with what others like or don't like, especially when they don't understand the reason I'm doing something because it hasn't, and probably won't be, explained.

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Re: Arracourt class Mech Dropship
« Reply #12 on: 13 December 2019, 19:18:23 »
3) As has also been mentioned, I'm appreciative of pointing out obvious errors that have to do with the fact that I didn't know the functions existed, but I'm not at all concerned with what others like or don't like, especially when they don't understand the reason I'm doing something because it hasn't, and probably won't be, explained.
Sounds like you're looking for proofreaders, not feedback.

 

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