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Maelwys

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(Answered) A-Pod and B-pod Placement
« on: 21 February 2012, 01:08:06 »
Tech Manual states

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Unit Restrictions: A-Pods and B-Pods may only be installed on BattleMechs, IndustrialMechs and ground-based Combat and Support Vehicles (those with a Wheeled, Tracked, Hover or WiGE motive system).
Construction Rules: BattleMechs and IndustrialMechs may only mount A-Pods on their Leg locations. B-Pods may be mounted in any location. Combat and Support Vehicles using B-Pods may mount them on any Side location, or on the turret.

In this case, we're mostly curious about Vehicles.

"Combat and Support Vehicles using B-Pods may mount them on any Side Location, or on the turret."

So B-pods can be mounted on the Turret, Left Side, Right Side (but not the front or rear or Body).

But what about A-pods? Where can they be positioned?

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Of course, looking over some of the designs, the B-Pods show up in the front (such as the various Puma Tank variants in RS3050Uu-C). So I guess we're not sure where the B-pods can be placed either. So the new question becomes "Where can A-Pods and B-pods be placed on a Combat Vehicle?"
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« Last Edit: 19 September 2012, 18:26:06 by Xotl »

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Re: (Researching) A-Pod and B-pod Placement
« Reply #1 on: 19 September 2012, 18:25:53 »
Hi.  Thanks for the report.  TechManual p. 205, A-Pod/B-Pod entry:

Previous Wording:
Unit Restrictions: A-Pods and B-Pods may only be installed on BattleMechs, IndustrialMechs and ground-based Combat and Support Vehicles (those with a Wheeled, Tracked, Hover or WiGE motive system).

Construction Rules: BattleMechs and IndustrialMechs may only mount A-Pods on their Leg locations. B-Pods may be mounted in any location. Combat and Support Vehicles using B-Pods may mount them on any Side location, or on the turret.

Change to:
Unit Restrictions: A-Pods and B-Pods may only be installed on BattleMechs, IndustrialMechs, WiGEs, VTOLs, and ground-based Vehicles (Combat or Support Vehicles with a Wheeled, Tracked or Hover motive system).

Construction Rules: For 'Mechs, A-Pods may only be mounted in Leg locations, while B-Pods may be mounted in any location. Vehicles may mount pods in any location other than the Body.

Note that this also clarifies the mounting of pods on WiGEs, and allows pods to be mounted on VTOLs.
« Last Edit: 19 September 2012, 18:35:14 by Xotl »
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