- Option 1 - Like original but slope the armor, CA is now only for driver (2 spaces) and Engine with gas tank together (6 spaces). Remove 1 pt WG, add 10 pts vehicular armor: 7197.4 lbs, $67,425
- Option 2 - Like original but slope armor, remove SDs & its CA, move OG & its CA to back, remove 3 pts WG, add 17 pts vehicular armor; 7196.8 lbs, $66,984.50
- Option 3 (Div40, Cheapest Option) - Van, Xtra-Heavy, Heavy, 200 cid IC engine (Spr) (12dp), 6 gal. dueling tank (8dp), 6 Solid Tires (12dp), Driver (no equip) & Gunner (no equip), Laser in turret, OG (10/reg) back, DSP under, laser battery, no-paint windshield, 10 dischargers: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L), Smoke linked to 5 laser reactive webs (F, B, R, L, T; covering tires of those sides as well); 4 bumper triggers (to oil & also linked to that side's weapons); 2x10 pt WG rear, 9 & 8 pt WH front (37 total); 9 pts LRFP CA for (a) Power Plant [5 spaces], (b) Gas tank [1 sp], (c) Driver [2 sp], (d) OG [3 sp]; 158 pts Plastic Armor: F 30 B 30 R 34 L 34 T 20 U 10; Vitals HC: 2, Acc. 10, Top Speed 77.5, MPG 34, Range 204, 7199.8 lbs., $37,211.50
Design Notes - An update of this original:
Van (C/A Frame), Xhvy Ch., Hvy-Active Sus., Sport PP (PC/SC), 6 SD (Radial/FP) tires, driver (driver has blended IBA & FP suit) & gunner (nil); GG (20 shots) in turret, OG front (10/oil), 2 linked SD (10/expl) Back Left & Back Right, SS (10/Hot Smoke) rear, all dropped linked, DSP (under & linked to SS), active suspension, fake ramplate, spoiler & airdam, 2 safety-seats, HD-ABS, HD shocks, HTM & Overdrive, 2 hi-res comp., no-paint tinted windshield, 7 Oil Dischargers (all on Bump Tr), 4 fake WG/WH, 6 bumper triggers (4 to dischargers, 2 to F&B weapons), 10 pts. FP CA each around: (a) crew, (b) PP, (c) OG, rear weaponry; 150 pts. LRFP armor F30 B20 R25 L35 T15 U15; Acc. 5 (10), Top 115 (85/135), HC 4(5), 7198 lbs, $95,508
Basically, I'm so wary of C/A frames (even with the albatross Van) that I wanted to jettison 'em for all van designs. I felt with this car, a gas engine - especially the meager 150 cid - could lose a lot of weight. There are also plenty of ways to reduce the base cost.
I like the second option best, which keeps extensive component armor while sloping (and not using C/A).
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