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(Answered) Primitive Chemical Lasers
« on: 06 December 2021, 18:29:40 »
I know a large primitive Chemical laser does 5 points of damage to standard armor ie 8 -3 . Does it do the full 8 damage to exsposed Internal Structure?  I estimated the BV to be 62 for the weapon and 4 per ton of ammo ( using the light AC /5 as a model ) . Is that correct ? 

Used the price as the 3059 Clan tech Chemical lasers for the rest .  Designed a 3025 Condor fuel cell  hover tank with a Primitive Large Chemical Laser : 2 SRM 4s : a machine gun and recon Camera in the turret as experimental application of existing tech in late Succession Wars .  I would like an answer before play testing .
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Re: Primitive Chemical Lasers
« Reply #1 on: 12 December 2021, 13:17:41 »
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Re: Primitive Chemical Lasers
« Reply #2 on: 02 January 2022, 11:51:16 »
I know a large primitive Chemical laser does 5 points of damage to standard armor ie 8 -3 . Does it do the full 8 damage to exsposed Internal Structure?

Partial answer:

If a primitive chemical laser hits standard armor then the damage stays reduced against the internal structure.

If a primitive chemical laser hits lower-BAR armor then the damage stays unchanged against the internal structure.

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I estimated the BV to be 62 for the weapon and 4 per ton of ammo ( using the light AC /5 as a model ) . Is that correct ? 

Still working on BV.
Mike Miller, Materials Engineer

**"A man walks down the street in that hat, people know he's not afraid of anything." --Wash, Firefly.
**"Well, the first class name [for pocket WarShips]: 'Ship with delusions of grandeur that is going to evaporate 3.1 seconds after coming into NPPC range' tended to cause morale problems...." --Korzon77
**"Describe the Clans." "Imagine an entire civilization built out of 80’s Ric Flairs, Hulk Hogans, & Macho Man Randy Savages ruling over an entire labor force with Einstein Level Intelligence." --Jake Mikolaitis


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Re: Primitive Chemical Lasers
« Reply #3 on: 05 January 2022, 18:19:43 »
Battle value: the formal answer is that there isn't an official battle value for a "primitive chemical laser." The primitive weapon rules in Interstellar Operations only cover specific Age of War weapons, while BattleTech's chemical lasers are Clan weapons introduced in 3145.

Unofficially and informally, a BV of 62 sounds ballpark.
Mike Miller, Materials Engineer

**"A man walks down the street in that hat, people know he's not afraid of anything." --Wash, Firefly.
**"Well, the first class name [for pocket WarShips]: 'Ship with delusions of grandeur that is going to evaporate 3.1 seconds after coming into NPPC range' tended to cause morale problems...." --Korzon77
**"Describe the Clans." "Imagine an entire civilization built out of 80’s Ric Flairs, Hulk Hogans, & Macho Man Randy Savages ruling over an entire labor force with Einstein Level Intelligence." --Jake Mikolaitis


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