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Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
« Reply #60 on: 23 November 2011, 21:10:28 »
PDF release, pg 91

Svartalfa stats block

Error: The Svartalfa has 7 points of armor for the main gun, but according to The Wars of Reaving, a 14-ton Proto may only have 6 points of armor for the main gun.

Recommendation: Change Main Gun armor to 6 and add one point to the Legs or Torso.

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Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
« Reply #61 on: 29 March 2012, 18:32:04 »
PDF , p 119
Error:  Handheld Weapon Configuration
           Light Anti-Infantry Weapon (6 tons)
           Weight of Vehicular flamer is listed as 1 ton.

In TechManual the weight of a flamer is 0.5 ton.

Possible Correction: Add 1 more MG, or 0.5 ton armor

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Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
« Reply #62 on: 14 May 2012, 18:55:54 »
*pdf

*pg 54

*Quote: "By replacing the original Thumper’s fusion engine with a fuel cell engine, eliminating the turret for the Thumper artillery piece and switching to a non-energy array of secondary weapons, the Thumper Maxwell prototype was a significant simplification..."

*Error: The TR:3075 Thumper, which I was basing the Thumper Angel upon, only had turreted small lasers. The Thumper artillery piece was not turret-mounted, so the phrase indicating the Thumper was turret-mounted is incorrect.

*Correction: "By replacing the original Thumper’s fusion engine with a fuel cell engine, eliminating the turret for the secondary weapons and switching to a non-energy array of secondary weapons, the Thumper Maxwell prototype was a significant simplification...
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Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
« Reply #63 on: 03 March 2013, 20:49:01 »
TRO:Prototypes, pdf and Printed version, page 78 - Vidar Heavy Defense Tank

Manufacturer's name is listed backwards, Bjorn and Benson.

Correction: Change all entries for the company to Benson and Bjorn.

Note: Newer Publication Objectives: Clans also lists company as Benson and Bjorn (pp. 32 & 38)
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Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
« Reply #64 on: 03 May 2013, 04:19:26 »
TRO: Prototypes, Jihad Technology Advancement Table (p. 206):

The Small Aerospace Cockpit is listed as "IS/Clan" despite being IS only in Tactical Operations. Unlike the entry for the Small BattleMech Cockpit right in the next row following, there is nothing to indicate that this is a deliberate change, so either the "/Clan" part is in error or there is at the very least another asterisk missing (as well as potentially a Clan introduction date, since the "~3081" listed for the old/new class advance doesn't inherently tell us anything about that).

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Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
« Reply #65 on: 03 May 2013, 13:37:08 »
Hello,

The Small Aerospace Cockpit is listed as "IS/Clan" despite being IS only in Tactical Operations. Unlike the entry for the Small BattleMech Cockpit right in the next row following, there is nothing to indicate that this is a deliberate change, so either the "/Clan" part is in error or there is at the very least another asterisk missing (as well as potentially a Clan introduction date, since the "~3081" listed for the old/new class advance doesn't inherently tell us anything about that).

That's not an error. The data presented is as intended.

Thanks,

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Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
« Reply #66 on: 07 July 2013, 04:43:47 »
Print

page 166
“For now, the manufacturing capabilities of Wakizashi remain unaffected, and the SB-31D continues to flow to the DCMS.”

should read
“For now, the manufacturing capabilities of Wakizashi remain unaffected, and the SB-31D continues to flow to the DCA.”

or alternately
“For now, the manufacturing capabilities of Wakizashi remain unaffected, and the SB-31D continues to flow to the Bureau of the Military.”


page 178:
“Breaking the stranglehold on aerospace fighter production by Wakazashi Enterprises since Altair was lost, the DCMS hopes to leverage the two companies against one another to produce better products at a lower cost.”

should read
“Breaking the stranglehold on aerospace fighter production by Wakazashi Enterprises since Altair was lost, the DCA hopes to leverage the two companies against one another to produce better products at a lower cost.”

or alternately
“Breaking the stranglehold on aerospace fighter production by Wakazashi Enterprises since Altair was lost, the Bureau of the Military hopes to leverage the two companies against one another to produce better products at a lower cost.”
« Last Edit: 07 July 2013, 04:54:35 by Tai Dai Cultist »

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Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
« Reply #67 on: 22 September 2014, 11:33:16 »
Minotaur P2, should be at 267 BV instead of 266

Calculated by hand.

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Defensive BV

2.5 x 45 (total armor) = 112.5
1.5 x 21 (total IS) = 31.5
(31.5 + 112.5) x (1.2 + 0.1) = 187.2
TOTAL: 187.2

Offensive BV
19 + 19 (2 iHSL) + 1 (mag clamps) + 39 (SRM-4) + 1.6 (320 kg of ammo ÷ 1000, x 5 BV) = 79.6
79.6 x 1.00 (speed factor) = 79.6
TOTAL: 79.6

187.2 (defensive bv) + 79.6 (offensive bv) = 266.7, round up to 267
« Last Edit: 22 September 2014, 20:22:07 by GreekFire »
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Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
« Reply #68 on: 22 September 2014, 12:28:39 »
Procyon (Quad), should be at 237 BV instead of 205

Calculated by hand.

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Defensive BV
2.5 x 30 (total armor) = 75
1.5 x 16 (total IS) = 24
(75+24) x (1.3 + 0.1) = 138.6
TOTAL: 138.6

Offensive BV
21 + 21 (2 ap gauss rifles) + 21 (srm-2) + 2.4 (ap gauss ammo) + 0.3 (srm ammo) = 65.7
65.7 x 1.5 (speed factor) = 98.55

98.55 (offensive BV) + 138.6 (defensive BV) = 237.15, round down to 237
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Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
« Reply #69 on: 19 February 2015, 00:22:59 »
Thunderbolt IIC, p. 150, Variants:

"More punch is provided by a
traditional heavy large laser, while three medium pulse
lasers provide accurate close-range fire."

Change "traditional heavy large laser" to "improved heavy large laser"
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Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
« Reply #70 on: 31 May 2015, 05:46:56 »
PDF release, pg 91

Svartalfa stats block

Error: The Svartalfa has 7 points of armor for the main gun, but according to The Wars of Reaving, a 14-ton Proto may only have 6 points of armor for the main gun.

Recommendation: Change Main Gun armor to 6 and add one point to the Legs or Torso.

Dev-level errata:

Change armor of Main Gun to 6.
Change armor of Legs to 15.

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Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
« Reply #71 on: 08 January 2017, 06:32:42 »
Dev-level errata:

p. 207, Jihad Technology Advancement Table, Lasers

Between "Improved Heavy Lasers" and "X-Pulse Lasers", add:
Varible Speed Pulse (VSP) Lasers - Adv - 3070 - TL - 3072 - IS
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Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
« Reply #72 on: 26 January 2017, 03:38:58 »
Dev-level errata:

p. 25, Lexan Surveillance Helo

Change BV to 221
Change armor factor to 15
Change R/L Side armor to 2/2

In Notes, add the underlined:

"Features Tech D Armor, Armored Chassis Modification..."
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Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
« Reply #73 on: 22 July 2019, 21:42:14 »
Now that I've finally gotten around to it...
Svartalfa should be at 524 BV instead of 540.
Calculated by hand.

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Defensive BV
2.5 x 65 (total armor) = 162.5
1.5 x 36 (total IS) = 54
(162.5 + 54) x (1.2 + 0.1) = 281.45
TOTAL: 281.45

Offensive BV

5 (machine gun) + 37 (medium chem laser) + 37 (medium chem laser) + 118 (streak SRM-6) = 197 weapon BV
0.25 (250 kg machine gun ammo, divided by 1000 = 0.25, multiplied by 1) + 5 (1 ton medium chemical laser ammo) + 14.4 (600 kg SSRM-6 ammo, divided by 1000 = 0.6, multiplied by 24) = 19.65 ammo BV
(197 + 19.65) x 1.12 (speed factor) = 242.648

281.45 (defensive BV) + 242.648 (offensive BV) = 524.098, rounded down to 524
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