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Daryk

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(Answered) BA Cargo Lifters
« on: 06 February 2021, 08:35:37 »
TM, page 166, the "BATTLE ARMOR MANIPULATOR WEIGHT TABLE" has a double asterisk note regarding Cargo Lifters, specifically:

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**Cargo lifter manipulators weigh 30 kilograms each for every half-ton (rounded up) of desired lifting capability.

As Cargo Lifters must be mounted in pairs (per the table), the question becomes: Is 30 kg the weight of a pair that can lift half a ton, OR is 30 kg the weight of an individual Lifter that must be mounted in pairs, meaning 1 ton lift for 60 kg is the minimum?  I've been working with the latter assumption for years, but some canon designs seem to imply an odd number of Lifters is legal (cf., the Tunnel Rat with MEAs).
« Last Edit: 11 May 2021, 12:53:07 by Xotl »

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Re: (Research) BA Cargo Lifters
« Reply #1 on: 11 May 2021, 12:53:02 »
30 kg is for one; you'd have to spend 60 kg to get the required two.
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Re: (Answered) BA Cargo Lifters
« Reply #2 on: 11 May 2021, 15:05:58 »
Thanks Xotl!  Just to be clear: each 30 kg Lifter lifts a half ton, but they MUST be mounted in pairs, meaning cargo capacity is always a round number of tons.

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Re: (Answered) BA Cargo Lifters
« Reply #3 on: 11 May 2021, 15:38:55 »
1 ton lift per 60kg is correct.
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Re: (Answered) BA Cargo Lifters
« Reply #4 on: 11 May 2021, 15:40:20 »
Perfect, thanks again Xotl!  :thumbsup: