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ANS Kamas P81

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A light APC, 4,500kg Support Vehicle
« on: 28 October 2022, 22:50:24 »
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Type: Armored Personnel Carrier (Light)
Chassis Type: Wheeled (Small)
Technology Base: Inner Sphere (Standard)
Mass: 4,500 kg
Battle Value: 42
   
Equipment                                         Mass (kg)
Chassis/Controls                                  2280.0
Engine/Trans.                                     490.0
    Cruise MP:5
   Flank MP:8
Heat Sinks                    0                     0.0
Fuel                                               56.0
Armor Factor (BAR 10)         10                  630.0

                          Internal   Armor   
                          Structure  Value   
     Front                   1         4     
     R/L Side               1/1       2/2   
     Rear                    1         2     
   

Weapons
and Ammo                       Location    Tonnage      
Machine Gun (Support)           Front        44.0   
Machine Gun Ammo (100 shots)    Front        5.0     
Machine Gun Ammo (100)           Body        5.0     
   
Cargo
Infantry Squad (1000kg)

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Features Amphibious, Off-Road, Armored Chassis Chassis and Controls Modifications
Basic Fire Control(3 kg)
   
For some reason it didn't list the infantry squad as cargo, so that was a quick edit to the list.  It's pretty rudimentary, lightly armed, and mostly only good for taking infantry places they don't really feel like going.  In its favor, it's got some pretty good range, and it does have enough armor to take a few rounds of heavy machine gun fire or the occasional missile.  Not great, but it's only 4.5 tons total, which means you can transport a lot of them.  A standard platoon would have four of them, providing a total weight of 18 tons per platoon of foot infantry you transport with this - though you'll have to play with squad rules, in that case.

I put this together as an attempt to generate a support vehicle that would match the stats of a Heavy Motorized Platoon, but couldn't make that work.  So I looked around for some APC pictures, and came across this from Macross, and used that as the basis of the idea.  I always had a soft spot for six-wheeled vehicles anyway, so it worked out nicely.
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Re: A light APC, 4,500kg Support Vehicle
« Reply #1 on: 29 October 2022, 04:38:20 »
Why BAR 10 armor? ???

ANS Kamas P81

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Re: A light APC, 4,500kg Support Vehicle
« Reply #2 on: 29 October 2022, 05:09:19 »
I was under the impression BAR10 armor is basically standard armor plate like you find on combat vehicles.  I suppose I don't need much past BAR6, with the amount of armor it has any real attack is going to destroy it anyway without bothering to roll for crits.
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Re: A light APC, 4,500kg Support Vehicle
« Reply #3 on: 29 October 2022, 05:59:14 »
Exactly... that's more weight available for other stuff.

ANS Kamas P81

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Re: A light APC, 4,500kg Support Vehicle
« Reply #4 on: 29 October 2022, 06:13:44 »
Exactly... that's more weight available for other stuff.
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Type: Light
Chassis Type: Wheeled (Small)
Technology Base: Inner Sphere (Standard)
Mass: 4,000 kg
Battle Value: 39
   
Equipment                                         Mass (kg)
Chassis/Controls                                  1335.0
Engine/Trans.                                     795.0
    Cruise MP:7
   Flank MP:11
Heat Sinks                    0                     0.0
Fuel                                               52.0
Armor Factor (BAR 6)          12                  456.0

                          Internal   Armor   
                          Structure  Value   
     Front                   1         4     
     R/L Side               1/1       3/3   
     Rear                    1         2     
   

Weapons
and Ammo                       Location    Tonnage      
Machine Gun (Support)           Front        44.0   
Machine Gun Ammo (100 shots)    Front        5.0     
Machine Gun Ammo (200)           Body        10.0   
   
Cargo
    Bay 1:  Cargo (1.319 tons)      1 Door   

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A smaller version at four tons, with BAR6 armor and a couple extra points of it (not that it matters much).  This one carries more cargo, specifically for troops but also goes faster.  Not sure how I managed it; I'm just using Megamek Lab's designer for such things.  I like this one better, it'd also double as a decent little scout vehicle on its own.  I would have put Environmental Sealing on it but that's over 1200kg of weight, so I can't make it completely NBC proof unfortunately.  But if you want that, get a regular ten-ton APC, not one of these little things.

I'll call it the Whippet.
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Re: A light APC, 4,500kg Support Vehicle
« Reply #5 on: 29 October 2022, 06:22:16 »
You can do a 5-ton combat vehicle version at 9/14...  ^-^

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Re: A light APC, 4,500kg Support Vehicle
« Reply #6 on: 31 October 2022, 14:16:10 »
 :fine_print: If one has 5 points of BAR-6 armor, have they not made a mistake? :-\
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