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Fyrwulf

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Waterloo class Armored Cavalry Dropship
« on: 08 December 2019, 01:04:20 »
The Waterloo class is designed to deploy a battalion of armored cavalry (four composite companies consisting of a hover armor lance, two hover mechanized infantry platoons, and a hover FIST lance), a hover artillery company, a VTOL company, and a support company. For those RCTs which have Armored Cavalry Regiments, there might be anywhere from four to sixteen Waterloos in the outer ring of the Forward Operating Bastion.

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                    AeroTech 2 Vessel Technical Readout
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Class/Model/Name:  Waterloo class Armored Cavalry 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:  Waterloo class Armored Cavalry Dropship
Mass:              55,000 tons

Equipment:                                                            Mass 
Power Plant, Drive & Control:                                       17,875.00
Thrust:  Safe Thrust: 5
      Maximum Thrust: 8
Structural Integrity: 228                                           25,080.00
Total Heat Sinks:    424 Double                                         76.00
Fuel & Fuel Pumps:                                                     255.00
Bridge, Controls, Radar, Computer & Attitude Thrusters:                413.00
Fire Control Computers:                                                 80.00
Food & Water:  (1 days supply)                                           5.00
Armor Type:  Ferro-aluminum  (8,264 total armor pts)                   820.50
                           Standard Scale Armor Pts
   Location:                            L / R
   Fore:                              2,355
   Left/Right Sides:               2,066/2,066
   Aft:                               1,777

Cargo:
   Bay 1:  Light Vehicles (to 50T) (4) with 4 doors                    200.00
   Bay 2:  Light Vehicles (to 50T) (32) with 8 doors                 1,600.00
           Infantry (motor) Platoons (4)                                28.00
   Bay 3:  Light Vehicles (to 50T) (32) with 8 doors                 1,600.00
           Infantry (motor) Platoons (4)                                28.00
   Bay 4:  Light Vehicles (to 50T) (16) with 4 doors                   800.00
   Bay 5:  Light Vehicles (to 50T) (16) with 4 doors                   800.00
   Bay 6:  Light Vehicles (to 50T) (16) with 4 doors                   800.00

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

Crew and Passengers:
      6 Officers (5 minimum)                                            60.00
      9 Crew (9 minimum)                                                63.00
     17 Gunners (17 minimum)                                           119.00
      4 1st Class Passengers                                            40.00
     28 2nd Class Passengers                                           196.00
    268 Steerage Passengers                                          1,340.00
    208 Marines                                                      1,040.00
    804 Bay Personnel                                                     .00
Weapons and Equipment      Loc        SRV    MRV    LRV    ERV  Heat    Mass
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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
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TOTALS:                                              Heat: 815      55,000.00
Tons Left:                                                                .00

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost:        2,856,084,000 C-Bills
Battle Value:      39,749
Cost per BV:       71,852.98
Weapon Value:      36,392 (Ratio = .92)
Damage Factors:    SRV = 1,016;  MRV = 794;  LRV = 131;  ERV = 2
Maintenance:       Maintenance Point Value (MPV) = 2,189,389
                   (2,017,150 Structure, 156,575 Life Support, 15,664 Weapons)
                   Support Points (SP) = 38,038  (2% of MPV)
BattleForce2:      MP: 5,  Armor/Structure: 38 / 37
                   Damage PB/M/L: 45/43/22,  Overheat: 0
                   Class: DL;  Point Value: 398
                   Specials: sph
« Last Edit: 09 December 2019, 12:49:11 by Fyrwulf »
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Re: Waterloo class Armored Cavalry Dropship
« Reply #1 on: 09 December 2019, 04:06:33 »
No attachment/read out on this one.

Fyrwulf

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Re: Waterloo class Armored Cavalry Dropship
« Reply #2 on: 09 December 2019, 12:49:31 »
No attachment/read out on this one.

Thanks! It's fixed now.
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Re: Waterloo class Armored Cavalry Dropship
« Reply #3 on: 12 December 2019, 06:22:07 »
Same issue as the other ones way too little cargo, it's trying to do too many jobs at the same time.

Vehicle transports don't need to move and fight like assault ships they need to get their cargo from space to the ground safely and keep them going at least until they can capture supplies on the ground or be resupplied.

Fyrwulf

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Re: Waterloo class Armored Cavalry Dropship
« Reply #4 on: 12 December 2019, 16:34:34 »
Same issue as the other ones way too little cargo, it's trying to do too many jobs at the same time.

Vehicle transports don't need to move and fight like assault ships they need to get their cargo from space to the ground safely and keep them going at least until they can capture supplies on the ground or be resupplied.

I'm not sure why you feel the need to repeat yourself, especially after I explicitly stated that I've already changed the designs, but it's a tad annoying.

And no, it does precisely one thing, it carries one quarter of an ACR. You also contradict yourself by saying that a dropship's job is to safely get their cargo to the ground but are too fast and too heavily armed. Surprise, speed, and violence of action is safety.

At the end of the day, these are my designs meant to fit my operational concept. I'm open to useful feedback and I've made changes based upon that, but  "I don't like how you've done this despite having no earthly clue what it is you're doing" is neither useful nor is it feedback.
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Chaeronea

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Re: Waterloo class Armored Cavalry Dropship
« Reply #5 on: 21 December 2019, 06:36:25 »
Fyrwulf, I have a question about the paired Arrow IV launchers you've included in a lot of your DropShip designs. Are they intended for air defence of the landing site using ADA Arrows, or are they intended to provide artillery support for the mobile forces they carry, like the Long Tom on the Fortress-class DropShip? I'm curious because you've described the landing site accommodating up to a dozen of some of the DropShip classes, which means the landing zone would be pretty damn huge. I'm thinking that, if the Arrow IVs are intended to provide fire support, their range might be a bit short to provide fire support for forces on the other side of the LZ so you might be better off with a Long Tom artillery. On the other hand Arrow Ivs with ADA missiles should work pretty well for air defence.