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(Answered) Primitive armor?
« on: 26 January 2011, 21:59:25 »
Does primitive 'mech armor have a lower BAR rating than modern armor?

On a similar note, if a combat vehicle(or 'mech if the answer to the above is yes) mounts primitive armor with a lower BAR than normal armor, is it susceptible to full damage from Rifle weapons? The rules only describe their effects on support vees with substandard armor.
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Re: Primitive armor?
« Reply #1 on: 26 January 2011, 22:31:32 »
Hello,

No. Primitive 'Mech Armor is simply less efficient per ton than modern standard (BAR 10) armor. At the time of its debut, though, Primitive Mech armor was the first technically and economically viable armor type to boast BAR 10 (outside of the armor used on large spacecraft hulls). Lesser technology ratings came to achieve effective BAR 10 protection only by laying it on thick (as demonstrated by their higher weight-per-point rations).

Hopefully, that helps.

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Re: Primitive armor?
« Reply #2 on: 26 January 2011, 22:38:53 »
Cool, thanks!
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Re: Primitive armor? (Answered)
« Reply #3 on: 28 January 2011, 16:48:31 »
Hello,

You are welcome.

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