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(Answered) Pintle without weapons use
« on: 17 May 2022, 14:15:33 »
Apologies, this one might require flipping between a couple books.

The Apocalypse World Rover and Pintel Heavy Combat ATV(both in Handbook - House Davion, p. 198) both list no weapons, only an empty pintle mount.

I cannot find anything in Tech Manual about pintles being modular, only that the weight of a pintle is 5% of the weapons mounted on it. (TM, p. 234)

The Apocalypse's mount is listed at 80kg, and the Pintel's pintle(ugh) at 22kg.

How should I treat these vehicles? My first inclination is to treat the mount as modular(in the same way as the Anti-Personnel Mount on battle armor), able to equip any infantry-scaled weapon whose mass does not exceed 5x the mount's mass, and that the mass of said gun also takes up room in the vehicle's cargo bay(both vees have cargo room to handle anything the pintle mount can). Is this correct?

Secondary question: Neither vehicle actually lists a facing for their pintle mount. Can I safely assume it should be a forward mount?
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Re: Pintle without weapons use
« Reply #1 on: 29 June 2022, 01:16:28 »
How should I treat these vehicles? My first inclination is to treat the mount as modular(in the same way as the Anti-Personnel Mount on battle armor), able to equip any infantry-scaled weapon whose mass does not exceed 5x the mount's mass, and that the mass of said gun also takes up room in the vehicle's cargo bay(both vees have cargo room to handle anything the pintle mount can). Is this correct?

Yep.

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Secondary question: Neither vehicle actually lists a facing for their pintle mount. Can I safely assume it should be a forward mount?

Also yep.
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Re: (Answered) Pintle without weapons use
« Reply #2 on: 29 June 2022, 09:58:16 »
Thanks!
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