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warhammer74

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Tracked Recovery Vehicles
« on: 01 November 2022, 21:10:49 »
Hestia light recovery vehicle based on a Merkava Chassis used in Megamek lab
used as a light to medium tank recovery and repair vehicle.
Merkava Light Recovery Vehicle Mk VIII LARV Hestia

Mass: 75 tons
Movement Type: Tracked
Power Plant: Vlar 300
Cruising Speed: 43.2 kph
Maximum Speed: 64.8 kph
Armor: PanzerSlab
Armament:
     2 Machine Gun
     1 SRM 4
Manufacturer: Leopard Armor
     Primary Factory: Terra
Communication System: Teledon 11
Targeting & Tracking System: Baltex K400
Introduction Year: 2725
Tech Rating/Availability: E/C-E-D-D
Cost: 3,444,525 C-bills

Type: Merkava Light Recovery Vehicle
Technology Base: Inner Sphere (Standard)
Movement Type: Tracked
Tonnage: 75
Battle Value: 611

Equipment                                          Mass
Internal Structure                                  7.5
Engine                        300 Fusion           28.5
   Cruising MP: 4
   Flank MP: 6
Heat Sinks:                   10                      0
Control Equipment:                                  4.0
Power Amplifier:                                    0.0
Turret:                                             0.5
Armor Factor                  160                    10

                          Internal   Armor   
                          Structure  Value   
     Front                   8         36   
     R/L Side               8/8      32/32   
     Rear                    8         26   
     Turret                  8         34   


Weapons
and Ammo                       Location    Tonnage      
Trailer Hitch                    Rear        0.0     
Bulldozer                       Front        2.0     
Machine Gun                     Front        0.5     
2 Lift Hoist/Arresting Hoist    Front        6.0     
SRM 4                           Turret       2.0     
Machine Gun                     Turret       0.5     
Searchlight                     Turret       0.5     
SRM 4 Ammo (25)                  Body        1.0     
Searchlight                      Body       0.005   
4 Cargo (1 ton)                  Body        4.0     
Half Machine Gun Ammo (200)      Body        1.0     
3 Extra Crew Seats               Body        1.5     
Infantry                         Body        5.0     
   
« Last Edit: 06 November 2022, 00:19:19 by warhammer74 »

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Re: Tracked Recovery Vehicles
« Reply #1 on: 01 November 2022, 22:22:24 »
 
M88 A4 Heavy Tank Recovery Vehicle
Mass: 100 tons
Movement Type: Tracked
Power Plant: Continental Turbine
Cruising Speed: 43.2 kph
Maximum Speed: 64.8 kph
Armor: Aluminum Ultra Light
Armament:2 Machine Gun
Manufacturer:Chrysler
Primary Factory: Terra, Detroit City
Communication System: Radio Phone
Targeting & Tracking System: Eye ball  MKI
Introduction Year:2750
Tech Rating/Availability: E/C-E-D-D
Cost: 1,787,500 C-bills
   
Type: M88 A4
Chassis Type: Tracked (Medium)
Technology Base: Inner Sphere (Standard)
Mass: 100 tons
Battle Value: 708
   
Equipment                                         Mass (tons)
Chassis/Controls                                  19.875
Engine/Trans.                                      19.5
    Cruise MP:4
   Flank MP:6
Heat Sinks                    0                     0.0
Fuel                                                0.0
Turret                                              0.5
Armor Factor (BAR 10)         204                  11.5

                          Internal   Armor   
                          Structure  Value   
     Front                   10        52   
     R/L Side              10/10     40/40   
     Rear                    10        32   
     Turret                  10        40   
   

Weapons
and Ammo                 Location    Tonnage      
Machine Gun               Front        0.5     
Machine Gun               Turret       0.5     
Machine Gun Ammo (200)     Body        1.0     
   
Cargo
    Bay 1:  Infantry (Foot) (5)     1 Door   

Notes:
Features Armored Chassis Chassis and Controls Modification
Field Kitchen(3 tons)
Bulldozer(2 tons)
Searchlight(0.5 tons)
Lift Hoist/Arresting Hoist(2; 3 tons each)
Searchlight(0.005 tons)
Cargo Container (10 tons)(3; 10 tons each)
   
« Last Edit: 06 November 2022, 00:38:10 by warhammer74 »

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Re: Tracked Recovery Vehicles
« Reply #2 on: 02 November 2022, 19:23:12 »
Uh... code tags?  Please?? ???

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Re: Tracked Recovery Vehicles
« Reply #3 on: 03 November 2022, 04:11:25 »
And concatenation?  Warhammer74, if you go to the MegaMekLab "File" option, one of the options is to "Export".  From there, you select "to Clipboard (text)", which stores the unit's stats into your Windows clipboard.  You then open up a post on this site, then right-click to Paste that into your post.  After that you edit your post to clean up the text.

I.e. Basically instead of this:
Equipment

Mass
Internal Structure

7.5
Engine
300 Fusion
28.5
     Cruising MP:
4

     Flanking MP:
6

Heat Sinks:
10
0

it would be something like this:
Quote
Equipment           Mass
Internal Structure     7.5
Engine
      300 Fusion       28.5
     Cruising MP: 4
     Flanking MP: 6
Heat Sinks: 10         0

Also wrap the "code" tags around it so the vehicle design doesn't take up too much room.

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Re: Tracked Recovery Vehicles
« Reply #4 on: 03 November 2022, 17:39:27 »
SSW exports to code tags here beautifully... just saying...  ^-^

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Re: Tracked Recovery Vehicles
« Reply #5 on: 06 November 2022, 00:39:21 »
Fixed except for Code Tags.  Thanks

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Re: Tracked Recovery Vehicles
« Reply #6 on: 06 November 2022, 07:58:40 »
Fixed except for Code Tags.  Thanks

They look a lot better

One question I have is why you are putting a Bulldozer blade onto each of them.  Is it to ensure that the vehicle can get to the Mech that needs to be recovered?

The 75-tonner looks decent enough as a recovery vehicle, and the SRMs plus Machine Guns are close enough that it is not a long-range threat on the battlefield.  The heavy armor means that an opponent trying to shoot it will need to focus a lot of firepower to take it out, and that is heavy firepower not being directed at your other Mechs.

The 100-tonner looks like it is set up for long-term Mech Recovery.  At a guess, it uses the Bulldozer to get to the Mech needing recovery, then the technical team gets out to start recovery.  While on-site the Field Kitchen is deployed so the people can get a good meal while they are working. The cargo containers mean it can carry extra equipment, fuel, food, as needed.

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Re: Tracked Recovery Vehicles
« Reply #7 on: 06 November 2022, 20:49:24 »
Thinking more of the Dozer blade as say a support for lifting support as well as earth moving like a combat engineer vehicle.  Plus was playing around with the Support rules Vs regular combat vehicle.   I was more satisfied with the 75 ton Hestia than the 100 tonner.   It still needs improvement. 

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Re: Tracked Recovery Vehicles
« Reply #8 on: 06 November 2022, 21:26:28 »
Buffel VII, has lift hoists. That is the closest to an M88 I can find that is canon. Has lift hoists, even says was used for hauling disabled vehicles.

 it already has everything you want. And it is a good old design.

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Re: Tracked Recovery Vehicles
« Reply #9 on: 08 November 2022, 19:33:47 »
Thanks 2ndAcr.

 

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