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Ramblefire

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Overture Mobile Thumper
« on: 18 December 2021, 12:31:49 »
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Overture Mobile Thumper
Base Tech Level: Advanced (IS)
Level          Era
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Experimental    - 
Advanced        - 
Standard      3000+
Tech Rating: F/X-D-D-C

Weight: 35 tons
BV: 206
Cost: 380,847 C-bills

Movement: 4/6 (Wheeled)
Engine: 0 Fuel Cell
BAR Rating : 9

Internal: 20
Armor: 53
        Internal  Armor   
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Front          4     15   
Right          4     10   
Left           4     10   
Rear           4      8   
Turret         4     10   

Weapons  Loc  Heat 
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Thumper   TU    5   

Ammo          Loc  Shots 
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Thumper Ammo   BD     20 
Thumper Ammo   BD     20 
Thumper Ammo   BD     20 

Equipment              Loc 
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Advanced Fire Control   BD 

Quite a simple and elegant design I would say. The chassis and engine is rated D. It has effectively 4 jobs. Move at 4/6. Withstand 1(one) AC10 shot. Carry a thumper+ammo. Be really really cheap.

It's actually cheaper than the LRM scorpion.

If you can't beat 'em then pound 'em into scrap.

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Overture Mobile Thumper C
Base Tech Level: Advanced (IS)
Level          Era
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Experimental    - 
Advanced        - 
Standard      3000+
Tech Rating: F/X-C-C-C

Weight: 35 tons
BV: 175
Cost: 346,478 C-bills

Movement: 4/6 (Wheeled)
Engine: 0 Fuel Cell
BAR Rating : 9

Internal: 20
Armor: 42
        Internal  Armor   
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Front          4     12   
Right          4      8   
Left           4      8   
Rear           4      6   
Turret         4      8   

Weapons  Loc  Heat 
--------------------
Thumper   TU    5   

Ammo          Loc  Shots 
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Thumper Ammo   BD     20 
Thumper Ammo   BD     20 

Equipment           Loc 
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Basic Fire Control   BD 

The Tech C version must unfortunately drop a ton of ammo and the "withstand 1(one) ac10 shot" requirement, but it is a little cheaper, and probably more widely available.

Buy them in job lots. I really recommend against putting them in bays. Just carry them as cargo. Save the bay for something more immediately useful.

Daryk

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Re: Overture Mobile Thumper
« Reply #1 on: 20 December 2021, 12:35:23 »
BAR 9 armor makes it kind of hard resist an AC/10 shot...

Ramblefire

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Re: Overture Mobile Thumper
« Reply #2 on: 22 December 2021, 09:45:50 »
BAR 9 armor makes it kind of hard resist an AC/10 shot...
Correction: resist enough for the crew to immediately bail out and go to ground. The tank is cheap, but competent artillery crewmen are rather more expensive.

Atarlost

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Re: Overture Mobile Thumper
« Reply #3 on: 13 February 2022, 01:37:12 »
Being able to take one AC-10 shot means being able to take two 5 point clusters to the same location so it's still a valuable benchmark.  Lots of things that artillery gets targeted by (cluster bombs, other artillery, Savannah Masters) comes in 5 point clusters.