Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Big Trouble 2064 - Div70 Van (Updated)

Type: Van, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: 200 cid IC engine (Tubes/Blue/VP/Spr) (12dp), 6 gal. dueling tank (8dp), Tires: 6 FP Solid Tires (12dp), Crew: Driver (no equip) & Gunner (no equip), Weaponry:  GG (20/reg) in UM turret (3D area), OG (10/reg) front, 2 linked SD (10/explosive) back left & back right, DSP under, Weighted Accessories: Active Suspension, , Unweighted Accessories: 2 HRSWC, HD-antilock brakes, Overdrive, no-paint windshield, [6 total links], Dischargers: 10 dischargers: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L), Defenses: Smoke Dischargers 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); Wheel Armor: 2x10 pt WG rear, 9 & 10 pt WH front (39 total) Component Armor:  9 pts LRFP for (a) Power Plant [5 spaces], (b) Gas tank [1 sp], (c) Driver [2 sp], (d) SDs [4 sp], (e) OG [3 sp] Cargo: 6 spaces, no weight; 140 pts FP Plastic Armor: F 30 B 30 R 30 L 30 T 15 U 5; Vitals HC: 3, Acc. 20 (Overdrive 10),  Top Speed 90 (110), MPG 34, Range 204, Weight: 7200 lbs. Max 7200, Cost: $66,732.50
  • 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).

Name Notes

Monday, December 23, 2013

Battleship 2057 - Div40 Luxury (Updated)

Type: Luxury, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: Large (SC) (Pwr 2200, 10dp), Tires: 4 PR-Radial Tires (8dp), Crew: Driver (no equip), Weaponry: RL with mag (20/reg) in turret, ITL in turret with LGL to 20 rounds, AC with mag (20/reg) front, MD with mag (20/reg) back, PS (25/reg) under as part of the Styx Laser Paint Array, ramplate, Weighted Accessories: safety seat, Unweighted Accessories: HRTC, MD & PS linked, no-paint windshield, [6 total links], Dischargers: 10 dischargers: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L), Defenses: Smoke Dischargers linked to 2 laser reactive webs (T, F, B, L, T; covering tires of those sides as well); 4 bumper triggers (to oil & also linked to that side's weapons); Wheel Armor: 4x9 pt WG all wheels, Component Armor:  Driver = 9 pts LRFP over 2 spaces, Cargo: No space, 1.4 lbs; 143 pts Plastic Armor: F 40 (ram) B 26 R 24 L 24 T 15 U 14; HC: 3, Acc. 5 (HTM 10),  Top Speed 90 (67.5), Cruising: 54 Weight: 6598.6 lbs. Max 6600, Cost: $39,895.00

Design Notes -This is an update of this obsolete 2037 design:
Luxury, Xhvy Ch., Hvy. Sus., Super PP, 2 Solid tires rear, 2 PR Radials front, Driver; RL with mag (20/reg) in turret, AC with mag (20/reg) front, MD with mag (20/reg with proximity fuses) back, PS back, ramplate, HRTC, 5 smoke dischargers, 2 bumper triggers (front & back), MD & PS linked, 2 4pt WG on rear wheels, 2 6pt WG on front wheels, 143 pts Plastic Armor: F 40 (ram) B 26 R 24 L 24 T 15 U 14; HC: 3, Acc. 5, 6600 lbs. (max 6600), $35,970
All I did with this update was to make it 'street legal' even though it's still a turkey.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Hydra - Div3Q Subcompact

Type: Subcompact, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: Small (PC & SC) (Pwr 920, 5dp), Tires: 4 HD Tires (6dp), Crew: Driver (no equip) Weaponry: RL (10/AP) front (2D+2),  Weighted Accessories: none, Unweighted Accessories: SWC, [0 links], Dischargers: none, Defenses: none; Wheel Armor: none, Component Armor: none Cargo: none; 140 pts Plastic Armor: F 30 B 30 R 30 L 30 T 10 U 10;  HC: 4, Acc. 5, Top Speed 90, Cruising: 54 Weight: 2760 lbs. Max 2760, Cost: $5,865.00
  • Div 5 Option - Type: Subcompact, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: Small (PC & SC) (Pwr 920, 5dp), Tires: 4 HD Tires (6dp), Crew: Driver (no equip) Weaponry: RL (10/reg) front (2D burst),  Weighted Accessories: none, Unweighted Accessories: none, [0 links], Dischargers: none, Defenses: none; Wheel Armor: none, Component Armor: none Cargo: none; 112 pts Composite Armor (7 Metal/105 Plastic): F 1/25 B 1/25 R 2/20 L 2/20 T 0/10 U 1/5;  HC: 4, Acc. 5, Top Speed 90, Cruising: 54 Weight: 2760 lbs. Max 2760, Cost: $4,997.50

  • Div 5 Option 2 (2064 New Year Special)- Type: Subcompact, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Improved, Engine: Small (PC & SC) (Pwr 920, 5dp), Tires: 4 HD Tires (6dp), Crew: Driver (no equip) Weaponry: RL (10/reg) front (2D burst),  Weighted Accessories: none, Unweighted Accessories: none, [0 links], Dischargers: none, Defenses: none; Wheel Armor: none, Component Armor: none Cargo: none; 132 pts Composite Armor (2 Metal/130 Plastic): F 0/30 B 0/30 R 0/30 L 0/30 T 0/9 U 2/1;  HC: 3, Acc. 5, Top Speed 90, Cruising: 54 Weight: 2760 lbs. Max 2760, Cost: $4,985.00

  • Div 10 Option - Type: Subcompact, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: Small (PC & SC) (Pwr 920, 5dp), Tires: 4 HD Tires (6dp), Crew: Driver (no equip) Weaponry: RL (10/AP) front (2D+2),  Weighted Accessories: none, Unweighted Accessories: HRSWC, HTM, [0 links], Dischargers: 10 dischargers: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L), Defenses: Smoke Dischargers 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); Wheel Armor: 2x10 pt WG rear, 2x10 pt WH front, Component Armor: none Cargo: none; 98 pts Plastic Armor: F 20 B 20 R 20 L 20 T 9 U 9;  HC: 4, Acc. 5 (HTM 10), Top Speed 90 (67.5), Cruising: 54 Weight: 2760 lbs. Max 2760, Cost: $9,653.00  

Design Notes -This was in my archive folder dated Nov 20, 2012 under the name "Pocket Rocket."  I kept it from the blog because I guess I wanted to reduce it to Div5.  But I've actually made other Div5 Subcompact with RLs: Weywot and the Nunam option.  As it stands, the primary entry has to be in my 3Q Division ($7500 and under).

Jan 3, 2014 Update: I noticed the Div5 version was unchanged from the original.  Oops.  While re-entering the data, I realized I could make this Div5 by dropping a point in suspension etc., hence Option 2.

Name Notes - Hydra is a moon of Pluto.  How did I not use this name yet?  Considering it's the trade name of the standard anti-tank rocket of the US military.  About the moon: "Hydra is the outermost known natural satellite of Pluto. It was discovered along with Nix in June 2005,  ... The name is that of the Hydra, the nine-headed serpent which battled Hercules in Greco-Roman mythology. The nine heads of Hydra are a reference to Pluto's tenure as the ninth planet; its initial, H, refers to the Hubble Telescope which discovered Hydra"


Monday, December 9, 2013

Andromeda - Div20 Sedan (Galaxy)

Type: Sedan, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: Large (PC) (Pwr 2100, 10dp), Tires: 4 Solid Tires (12dp), Crew: Driver (no equip) Weaponry: BC (10/HESH) front (4D burst*), OG (10/reg) back, Weighted Accessories: none, Unweighted Accessories: TC, HTM, [2 total links], Dischargers: 10 dischargers: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L), Defenses: Smoke Dischargers linked to 2 laser reactive webs (L, T; covering tires of those sides as well); 4 bumper triggers (to oil & also linked to that side's weapons); Wheel Armor: 2x10 pt WG rear, 2x9 pt WH front, Component Armor:  Power Plant = 9 pts LRFP over 5 spaces, Driver = 9 pts LRFP over 2 spaces, Cargo: No space, 2.4 lbs; 67 pts Composite Armor (34 LR Metal/33 Plastic): F 8/4 B 8/4 R 8/5 L 8/5 T 0/10 U 2/5; HC: 3, Acc. 5 (HTM 10), Top Speed 90 (67.5), Cruising: 54 Weight: 6117.6 lbs. Max 6120, Cost: $19,944.50

  • 2053 Original - Type: Sedan, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: Large (PC) (Pwr 2100, 10dp), Tires: 4 Solid Tires (12dp), Crew: Driver (in BA) Weaponry: BC (10/reg) front (4D burst), OG (10/reg) back, Weighted Accessories: none, Unweighted Accessories: TC, Dischargers: 7 oil/smoke (F B 2R 2L 1T)  Defenses: none; Wheel Armor: 2x10 pt WG rear, 19 pts for WH front, Component Armor:  Power Plant = 10 pts FP over 5 spaces, Driver = 10 pts FP over 2 spaces, Cargo: No space, 2 lbs; 203 pts Plastic Armor: F 40 B 40 R 48 L 48 T 10 U 17; HC: 3, Acc. 5,  Top Speed 90, Cruising: 54 Weight: 6118 lbs. Max 6200, Cost: $19,944.00 

  • Div25 Luxury OptionType: Luxury, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: Large (SC) (Pwr 2300, 10dp), Tires: 4 Solid Tires (12dp), Crew: Driver (no equip) Weaponry: BC with mag (18/HESH, last 2 reg) front (4D burst*), OG (10/reg) back, Weighted Accessories: none, Unweighted Accessories: HRSWC to BC, SWC to OG, HTM, [2 total links], Dischargers: 10 dischargers: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L), Defenses: Smoke Dischargers linked to 2 laser reactive webs (L, T; covering tires of those sides as well); 4 bumper triggers (to oil & also linked to that side's weapons); Wheel Armor: 2x10 pt WG rear, 19 pts for WH front, Component Armor:  Power Plant = 9 pts LRFP over 5 spaces, Driver = 9 pts LRFP over 2 spaces, Cargo: No space, 0.4 lbs; 73 pts sloped Composite Armor (34 LR Metal/39 Plastic): F 8/5 B 8/5 R 8/7 L 8/7 T 0/10 U 2/5; HC: 3, Acc. 5 (HTM 10), Top Speed 90 (67.5), Cruising: 54 Weight: 6599.6 lbs. Max 6600, Cost: $24,992.50
Design Notes - This was in my draft pile dated Oct 8, 2009.  The original form of the car is now listed as an option (you can tell it's from a few years ago because back then I was giving the crew personal weapons and I didn't use metal armor much nor all 10 possible dischargers). 

Anyway, I haven't made as many sedans as I should and I guess I should look at them as "Luxury light" - i.e. same design as a luxury but without armor sloping.  As far as I can tell, that's the biggest loss.  And to test that I made the second option... which gave me 3 extra spaces, actually.  So I sloped the armor, added a mag to the BC, and added some armor.  Lost the "weight class" though.

Name Notes -Part of the Galaxy series but I'm moving away from moons for now and using Constellations. Andromeda is a very famous, and naturally ancient, constellation.

Cupid - Div15 Subcompact (Galaxy)

Type: Subcompact Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: Small (PC & SC) (Pwr 920, 5dp), Tires: 4 Radial-Solid Tires (11dp), Crew: Driver (blended BA); Weaponry:  Pulsed Light Laser front (1D+1 area), Weighted Accessories: none, Unweighted Accessories: SWC, [2 total links], Dischargers: 10 dischargers: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L), Defenses: Smoke Dischargers linked to 2 laser reactive webs (R, L; covering tires of those sides as well); 4 bumper triggers (to oil & also linked to that side's weapons); Wheel Armor: 2x10 pt WG rear, 2x10 pt WH front, Component Armor:  none, Cargo: No space, no weight; 67 pts sloped Plastic Armor: F 15 B 15 R 15 L 15 T 3 U 4; HC: 5, Acc. 5, Top Speed 90, Cruising: 54 Weight: 2760 lbs. Max 2760, Cost: $14,860.70

  • Div 20 Option - Frame is C/A; add 100 pts vehicular armor; $19,220.70
  • Div 10 Option - Type: Subcompact Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: Small (PC & SC) (Pwr 920, 5dp), Tires: 4 Solid Tires (12dp), Crew: Driver (no eqip); Weaponry:  Light Laser front (1D area), Weighted Accessories: none, Unweighted Accessories: SWC, [3 total links], Dischargers: 10 dischargers: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L), Defenses: Smoke Dischargers linked to 3 laser reactive webs (F, R, L; covering tires of those sides as well); 4 bumper triggers (to oil & also linked to that side's weapons); Wheel Armor: 2x10 pt WG rear, 2x10 pt WH front, Component Armor:  none, Cargo: No space, no weight; 80 pts sloped Plastic Armor: F 20 B 20 R 16 L 16 T 4 U 4; HC: 4, Acc. 5, Top Speed 90, Cruising: 54 Weight: 2760 lbs. Max 2760, Cost: $9,918.00

Design Notes -I had this in my draft pile dated Sept 5, 2010.  I suspect my basic idea was to get a pulsed LL in a subcompact.  LLs offer the best accuracy, damage, and weight distribution with unlimited ammo.  Sadly, subcompacts carry such poor armor that this can remain only a concept car.

Name Notes - Cupid is a very small moon of Uranus. According to the Wiki: "It was discovered by Mark R. Showalter and Jack J. Lissauer in 2003 ... [and] was named after a character in William Shakespeare's play Timon of Athens.  It is the smallest of inner Uranian satellites, crudely estimated to be only about 18 km in diameter."

Replica: The Blues Brothers' Bluesmobile

Intro: As I described in my replica of "Copperhead Road" one of the first super-cars of my imagination is the Bluesmobile (from my favorite movie, The Blues Brothers). It's described by that Wiki page as
"a 1974 Dodge Monaco sedan ... a used Mount Prospect, Illinois police car ... equipped with the Magnum 440 squad car package that was offered by Dodge for the Monaco." And to quote Elwood: "It's got a cop motor, a 440-cubic-inch plant. It's got cop tires, cop suspensions, cop shocks. It's a model made before catalytic converters so it'll run good on regular gas."
Online, some dude named "Le Zerp" thought the same way I did, and made his version, listed below.  Alas, its different from how I pictured the car, but also it seems not to fit the Car Wars rules.

Le Zerp (www.krikkit.dk) Bluesmobile MK II 6-6-2001 - Sedan, Hvy Ch., Hvy Sus., 400 cid IC (no mods), 5 gal duel tank, 1 driver, 3 passengers, 4 PR radial tires, ramplate, rollcage, searchlight, ABS, "defekt cigaretlighter" tinted goggles, 80 pts composite armor 30 Metal, 50 plastic, F 10/12 B 8/6 RL 6/8 T 0/6 U 0/6; Acc 15, top 120, cruise 72.5, HC 4, Max Weight 7650 lbs?? current weight: 6209, $19,815
  • Design Notes - I can defend his decisions even though I'm not going to use them.  He's right on the engine size, metal armor, searchlight, cigarette lighter, and sunglasses.  While I would love to think the Bluesmobile has a ramplate & rollcage, I don't know if the original did and I will make 2 versions, with and without.  But why make the car a 'sedan'?  If that ain't a luxury, nothing is.  
Styx Bluesmobile (Optimal)
Type: Luxury, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: 400 cid IC engine (Tubes/Blue/VP/Spr) (22dp), 15 gal. dueling tank (8dp), Tires: 4 Radial-Steelbelted-Solid Tires (14dp), Crew: Driver & 3 passengers; Weaponry: ramplate; Weighted Accessories: Active Suspension, rollcage, IFE, HD shocks, searchlight, external Sound System, Unweighted Accessories: HD-antilock brakes, Overdrive, broken cigarette lighter, LDR, magic jump jets, Dischargers: none, Defenses: none Wheel Armor: none Component Armor:  none Cargo: 1 space, 40 lbs; 24 pts Metal Armor: F 6 (ram) B 5 R 5 L 5 T 1 U 2; HC: 5, Acc. 25 (Overdrive 12.5),  Top Speed 150 (170), Cruising: 90 Weight: 6560 lbs. Max 6600, Cost: $50,470.00 (new)

Design Notes
  • As stated above, this optimal version has the best engine in the 400 range. I retained the idea of a roll-cage - which police cars could have for all I know - and ramplate (which could be similar to the "nudge bars" and/or "Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT) bumper."  
  • I added an IFE because I was optimizing and I had space...
  • Elwood's description was fulfilled thusly: "cop tires" = steelbelted radials (I used solids for the optimized although the 'real world' would be HD); "cop suspension" = Heavy Sus. plus Active Suspension (I wish there was a "cop suspension" but that could actually be the same as Heavy-Active); "cop shocks" = best I could think of were the HD shocks plus the best brakes.

The other accessories - as proven by the film - were:
The Searchlight (in a deleted scene):
The Sound System (external)
The top speed acquired (150) sounds right:

The magic jump jets (I could add real ones but [a] they were magic in the film, and [b] for the life of me, I have no idea how to make those in CW):
Exhibit B:
Exhibit C:

Styx Bluesmobile (Real to Movie)


Type: Luxury, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: 450 cid IC engine (Blue/VP/Spr) (24dp), 17 gal. dueling tank (8dp), Tires: 4 Radial-Steelbelted-HD Tires (8dp), Crew: Driver & 3 passengers; Weaponry: none; Weighted Accessories: Active Suspension, HD shocks, searchlight, external Sound System, Unweighted Accessories: HD-antilock brakes, Overdrive, broken cigarette lighter, magic jump jets, Dischargers: none, Defenses: none Wheel Armor: none Component Armor:  none Cargo: 1 space, 220 lbs; 36 pts Metal Armor: F 8 B 8 R 8 L 8 T 2 U 2; HC: 5, Acc. 25 (Overdrive 12.5),  Top Speed 162.5 (182.5), Cruising: 97.5 Weight: 6380 lbs. Max 6600, Cost: $44,025.00 (new)
  • Design Notes - I made the engine 450 to be closer to the 440 in the description.  I felt that a cop engine would at least be blueprinted, no? No tubular headers because those are visible.  I decided to accept a turbocharger and the supercharger because they plausibly could be in cop engines (my ignorance is my strength).  I reduced the tires to HD and removed the ramplate and rollcage, expecting the metal frame to basically duplicate those functions.  Everything else is basically the same.
Proof for no rollcage:

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Caliban 2057 - Div80 Van (Galaxy)

Type: Van, (Carbon-Aluminum), Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: Sport (PC & SC) (Pwr 3450, 12dp), Tires: 6 FP-Solid Tires (12dp), Crew: Driver (in blended BA) & Gunner (in cupola, no equip), Weaponry:  HR with 3sp magazine (4/AP) in 3 space pop-up cupola, ITL with LGL to 4 rockets in cupola, GG with mag (20/reg) front, DSP under, Weighted Accessories: Active Suspension, FE, Unweighted Accessories: 2 HRTC, HD-antilock brakes, HTM & Overdrive (linked), no-paint tinted windshield, [7 total links], Dischargers: 10 dischargers: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L), Defenses: Smoke Dischargers 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); Wheel Armor: 2x9 pt LRFP WG rear, Component Armor:  Power Plant = 9 pts LRFP over 6 spaces, GG = 9 pts LRFP over 3 spaces, Driver = 9 pts LRFP over 2 spaces, Cargo: 6 spaces, 1.2 lbs, 142 pts LRFP Plastic Armor: F 30 B 30 R 30 L 30 T 17 U 5; HC: 3, Acc. 5 (HTM 10/Overdrive 2.5),  Top Speed 115 (85/135), Cruising: 69 Weight: 7198.8 lbs. Max 7200, Cost: $78,987.50

Bulky Option - make Cupola non pop-up, slope armor, add 17 pts WH front, add 8 pts vehicle armor; 7196.8 lbs, $80,137.50

Gas Option - change engine to 150 cid IC engine (Tubes/Blue/VP) & 5 gal Dueling tank, engine CA is for 3 spaces, remove HTM, add 15 pts LRFP WH front, slope armor, add 35 pts vehicle armor, i.e. 177 pts sloped LRFP Armor: F35 B35 R36 L36 T25 U10; Acc. 10 (Overdrive 5),  Top Speed 62.5 (82.5), Weight: 7199.4 lbs. Max 7200, Cost: $81,977.50

Gas Robusto Option - Type: Van, (Streamlined), Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: 150 cid IC engine (Tubes/Blue/VP/Spr) & 5 gal Dueling tank, Tires: 6 FP-Solid Tires (12dp), Crew: Driver (no equip) & Gunner (in cupola), Weaponry:  HR with 3sp magazine (4/AP) in 3 space cupola, ITL with LGL to 4 rockets in cupola, GG with mag (20/reg) front, DSP under, Weighted Accessories: Active Suspension, FE, Unweighted Accessories: 2 HRTC, HD-antilock brakes, Overdrive, no-paint tinted windshield, [5 total links], Dischargers: 10 dischargers: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L), Defenses: Smoke Dischargers 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); Wheel Armor: 19 pts WG rear, Component Armor:  9 pts LRFP each for (a) Power Plant (3 spaces), (b) gas tank (1 sp), (c) GG (3 sp), (d) Driver (2 sp), Cargo: 6 spaces, 1.8 lbs, 136 pts FP Plastic Armor: F 25 B 25 R 30 L 30 T 20 U 6; HC: 3, Acc. 15 (Overdrive 7.5),  Top Speed 82.5 (102.5), MPG 48.4, Range 220, Weight: 7198.2 lbs. Max 7200, Cost: $67,728.50

Design Notes -This was in my draft folder dated Oct 8, 2009 under the name "cupola van".  For the record, the other "cupola van" is the Palladium, which uses the same weaponry in the cupola, the only thing worth 1 space, 4 heavy rockets.  Now, is that worth the heavy weight?  Good question.  The other van uses a VFRP front, this one uses a GG (a primo weapon).  

Note, I don't know if a cupola reduces speed, so that computation is not in the data above.

Name Notes -  Caliban is a moon of Uranus.  According to the Wiki: "...the second largest retrograde irregular moon of Uranus. It was discovered on 6 September 1997 by Brett J. Gladman, Philip D. Nicholson, Joseph A. Burns, and John J. Kavelaars ... it was named after the monster character in William Shakespeare's play The Tempest."

Friday, December 6, 2013

Prospero 2063 - Div30 Luxury

Type: Luxury, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: Large (SC) (Pwr 2200, 10dp), Tires: 4 Radial-Solid Tires (11dp), Crew: Driver (blended BA), Weaponry: OG with mag (20/reg) back, HDPS with mag (20/reg) front (also hooked up as part of the Styx Laser Paint Array), MD (10/reg) back, MD (10/reg) right, Weighted Accessories: IFE, safety seat, HD shocks, Unweighted Accessories: HRSWC, HD-antilock brakes, HTM & Overdrive (linked), no-paint windshield, 3 links for defenses, [9 total links], Dischargers: 10 dischargers: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L), Defenses: Smoke Dischargers 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); Wheel Armor: 2x10 pt WG rear, 4x10 pt WH, Component Armor: none Cargo: No space, no weight;  186 pts Plastic Armor: F 23 B 60 R 35 L 35 T 13 U 20; HC: 4, Acc. 5 (HTM 10/Overdrive 2.5),  Top Speed 90 (67.5/110), Cruising: 54 Weight: 6600 lbs. Max 6600, Cost: $31,020.00

Option -  remove right MD, add Component Armor:  Power Plant = 9 pts LRFP over 5 spaces, Driver = 9 pts LRFP over 2 spaces, add 6 pts external armor; 6598.6 lbs, $30,927.50

Design Notes -As noted, this is an upgrade of this car, a rear-guard vehicle: 
Luxury, Xtra-Heavy Ch., Heavy Sus., Large PP (PC & SC) (Pwr 2300, 10dp), 4 Solid Tires (12dp), Driver & Gunner (each with SWC, ABV/BA, SMG with 9 shots, 2 thermite grenades with impact fuses), OG (10/reg) back, HDSS (10/reg) back, MD (10/reg) right, MD (10/reg) left, IFE, spoiler & airdam, 3 links for weaponry, 2 SWCs, 2x10 pt WG rear, 2x10 pt WH front, 2x1pt WH rear, (personal equipment: $2158, 52 lbs) 183 pts Plastic Armor: F 20 B 60 R 34 L 34 T 15 U 20, HC: 3 (4 over 60), Acc. 5, Top Speed 92.5, Cruising: 55.5 6600 lbs. $20,738.00
The idea behind the updates was that the gunner is nice but unnecessary when you have only 1 aimed weapon.  Also, the ammo levels are low: only 10 shots each for all these things.  For a road-vehicle, that's sparse.  I was also concerned with the MD placement (which I couldn't actually fix). 

The mods were to (a) remove the gunner to use the space/weight for extra mags, (b) change the HDSS to a HDPS and move it to the front to allow more weapons to the rear; I presumed that a paint spray would bathe the car in paint but the no-paint windshield would protect me while harming others (c) extra mags for the sprayers (for some reason, MDs bother me for long trips because you won't see that patch of road again). 

I still consider this a Div30 because a tweaker can drop components to get to the level.

Name Notes - Prospero is a moon of Uranus, according to the Wiki: "discovered on 18 July 1999 by the astrophysicist Matthew Holman and his team ... named after the sorcerer Prospero in William Shakespeare's play The Tempest." 

Prospero 2057 - Div20 Luxury (Galaxy)

Type: Luxury, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: Large (PC & SC) (Pwr 2300, 10dp), Tires: 4 Solid Tires (12dp), Crew: Driver & Gunner (each with SWC, ABV/BA, SMG with 9 shots, 2 thermite grenades with impact fuses), Weaponry: OG (10/reg) back, HDSS (10/reg) back, MD (10/reg) right, MD (10/reg) left, Weighted Accessories: IFE, spoiler & airdam, Unweighted Accessories: 3 links for weaponry, 2 SWCs,  Wheel Armor: 2x10 pt WG rear, 2x10 pt WH front, 2x1pt WH rear, Cargo: No space, no weight (personal equipment: $2158, 52 lbs) 183 pts Plastic Armor: F 20 B 60 R 34 L 34 T 15 U 20, HC: 3 (4 over 60), Acc. 5,   Top Speed 92.5, Cruising: 55.5 Weight: 6600 lbs. Max 6600, Cost: $20,738.00

Design Notes -This was in my draft pile dated Aug 12, 2007.  It started as a "Rear Guard Luxury" for the convoy project, what eventually became this car.  I decided to keep the original design for use as a rear-guard vehicle.   However, it lacks many of the "modern" tweaks I use, so I'm also making an upgrade (check this space).


Name Notes - Prospero is a moon of Uranus, according to the Wiki: "discovered on 18 July 1999 by the astrophysicist Matthew Holman and his team ... named after the sorcerer Prospero in William Shakespeare's play The Tempest."

Venus 2063 - Div20 Compact (Galaxy)

Type: Compact Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: Large (PC & SC) (Pwr 2300, 10dp), Tires: 4 Solid Tires (12 dp), Crew: Driver (HRSWC) Weaponry: HMG (20/HD) in turret (2D area), Weighted Accessories: none, Unweighted Accessories: HRSWC, HDHTM & Overdrive (linked), [1 total link], Dischargers: 10 dischargers: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L), Defenses: Smoke Dischargers linked to 2 laser reactive webs (F, B, T, R, L, covering tires of those sides as well); 4 bumper triggers (to oil & also linked to that side's weapons); Wheel Armor: 2x10 pt WG rear, 2x7 pt WH front, Component Armor:  Power Plant = 9 pts LRFP over 5 spaces, Driver = 9 pts LRFP over 2 spaces, Cargo: No space, 1.4 lbs, 144 pts Plastic Armor: F 30 B 30 R 30 L 30 T 14 U 10; HC: 3, Acc. 10 (HDHTM 20/Overdrive 5),  Top Speed 120 (80/140), Cruising: 72 Weight: 4438.6 lbs. Max 4440, Cost: $19,249.50

Design Notes -This started as a way to take out the C/A frame from this car, and I saw that I had to change so much that it was a different car.  Then I realized it's just another version of "Venus" which will be the name for all my "compacts with HMG in a turret."

Here are the other variants:
  • Venus Div 20 = Compact, Xhvy. Ch., Hvy. Sus., Large PP (PC/SC), 4 PR-Radial tires, driver, HMG (10/incend) in turret, 5 Smoke/Oil Dischargers, Ramplate, 5 bumper triggers, active suspension, spoiler & airdam, HDHTM, HD brakes, 10 pts. FP CA around driver, BA for driver; 174 pts. Sloped Plastic armor F40 [ram] B30 R33 L33 T20 U18; Acc. 10 (HDHTM 20), Top 120 (80), HC 5 (6 over 60), 4439 lbs., $19,871.20

  • Venus Without Furs (Original) Div 10 = Compact, Xhvy. Ch., Hvy. Sus., Medium PP, 4 PR tires, driver, HMG (15/reg) in turret, SS (10/reg) back, SWC, 10 pts. CA each around driver & PP, 184 pts. Plastic armor (F40 B33 R38 L38 T20 U15); Acc. 5, Top 90, HC 3, 4124 lbs. (max 4200), $9,992.00

  • Venus Without Furs (Option 1) Div 10 = Compact, Xhvy. Ch., Hvy. Sus., Medium PP, 4 PR tires, driver (BA), HMG (15/reg) in turret, SS (10/reg) back, 3 oil/smoke dischargers, 10 pts. CA each around driver & PP, 192 pts. Plastic armor (F40 B37 R40 L40 T20 U15); Acc. 5, Top 90, HC 3, 4197 lbs. (max 4200), $9996.00

  • Venus Without Furs (Option 2) Div 10 = Compact, Xhvy. Ch., Hvy. Sus., Medium PP, 4 PR tires, driver, HMG (15/reg) in turret, SS (10/reg) back, 5 smoke/oil dischargers, 3 bumper triggers, 10 pts. CA each around driver & PP, 192 pts. Plastic armor (F40 B37 R40 L40 T20 U15); Acc. 5, Top 90, HC 3, 4197 lbs. (max 4200), $9996.00

  • Venus Without Furs (Superlight Venus) Div 10 = Compact, Heavy Ch., Hvy. Sus., Medium PP (PC), 4 PR tires, driver, HMG (15/HD) in turret, SWC, 9 pts. CA each around driver & PP, 176 pts sloped plastic armor (F40 B35 R30 L30 T22 U19; sides are -2 to hit); Top 95, 4068 lbs, $9996.80
The difference with this car is the acceptance of Div20 and a full load of ammo, full dischargers, full component armor, and a zippy engine.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Convoy Interceptor Aug 2057 - RPG Compact

Type: Compact, (Streamlined, Carbon-Aluminum), Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: Large (PC & SC) (Pwr 2300, 10dp), Tires: 4 Radial-Solid Tires (11dp), Crew: Driver (ABV/BA, GL with 5 Flaming Oil grenades); Weaponry:  HMG (20/HD) in 1sp. turret (2D area), Weighted Accessories: active suspension, IFE, spoiler & airdam, safety seat, Unweighted Accessories: HRSWC, HD-antilock brakes, HDHTM & Overdrive (linked), LDR, no-paint windshield, [1 total link], Wheel Armor: 2x10 pt WG rear, 2x10 pt WH front & rear (60 pts total), Cargo: No space, no weight [Cost/Weight for personal equip: $1150, 31 lbs]; 187 pts Plastic Armor: F 40 B 40 R 36 L 36 T 20 U 15; HC: 5 (6 over 60), Acc. 10 (HDHTM 20/Overdrive 5),  Top Speed 132.5 (87.5/152.5), Cruising: 79.5 Weight: 4438 lbs. Max 4440, Cost: $35,556.00


Design Notes - This was in my draft folder dated August 9, 2007.  It's part of the Convoy Project (see here for all the cars) and specifically an older (now alternate) version) of the "interceptor" car, which I made into Convoy 4.  This is a whole lotta money for a pretty bad idea.  C/A frame on the road just is asking for trouble; a routine roll will be end of the line, let alone a side-swipe.

Convoy Filler 2057 - RPG Compact

Type: Compact Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: Medium (PC & SC) (Pwr 1610, 8dp), Tires: 4 Solid Tires (12dp), Crew: Driver, Weaponry: MML (20/incendiary) in 1sp turret (1D+1 area, fire mod. 2/1), TL in turret & LGL to 20 rockets, SD (10/reg) back (1D to tires), Weighted Accessories: IFE, Spoiler & Airdam, Unweighted Accessories: SWC, HD-antilock brakes, HTM & Overdrive (linked), no-paint windshield, [6 total links], Dischargers: none, Defenses: none, Wheel Armor: 2x10 pt WG rear, 2x10 pt WH front, Component Armor: none, Cargo: No space, no weight, 176 pts Plastic Armor: F 35 B 35 R 34 L 34 T 20 U 18; HC: 3 (4 over 60), Acc. 5, Top Speed 95, Cruising: 57 Weight: 4436 lbs. Max 4440, Cost: $17,463.00


Design Notes - This was in my draft folder dated August 7, 2007.  It's part of the Convoy Project (see here for all the cars) and specifically an older (now alternate) version of the "filler" car, which I made into Convoy 4.  This one looks like a half-baked attempt to just fill up the remaining stipend (17K).  But, on a personal note, I love how even years apart the same design idea ("compact with 1sp turret!") stayed in my head. 

I could upgrade this, but what's the point?  The revised Convoy 4 is just better in every way.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Steelers - Div75 Pickup (NFL)

Type: Pickup 1 spc ext. cab, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: 200 cid IC engine (Tubes/Blue/VP/Spr) (14dp, 4500 pwf), 6 gal. dueling tank (8dp), Tires: 6 FP-Radial-Steelbelted-Solid Tires (14dp), Crew: Driver (no equip) Weaponry:  RR (10/HEAT & 10/HESH, mag switch) in UM turret (2D+2 area/2D extra-blast), ramplate, Weighted Accessories: Active Suspension, roll-cage, safety seat, HD shocks, Unweighted Accessories: HRSWC, HD-antilock brakes, Overdrive, no-paint tinted windshield, [5 total links], Dischargers: 10 dischargers: 4 flaming oil (FBRL) 6 hot smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L), Defenses: Smoke Dischargers 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); Wheel Armor: 2x10 pt WG rear, 19pts total WH front, Component Armor:  Engine & Gas Tank = 9 pts LRFP over 6 spaces, Driver = 9 pts LRFP over 2 spaces, Cargo: 10 spaces, 1.1 lbs, 65 pts Composite Armor (35 LR Metal/30 FP Plastic): F 8/5 (ram) B 8/4 R 8/4 L 8/4 T 1/8 U 2/5; HC: 4 Acc. 20 (Overdrive 10),  Top Speed 85 (105), MPG: 34, Range: 204, Weight: 7798.9 lbs. Max 7800, Cost: $72,878.50

  • VMG IFE Option - Type: Pickup 1 spc ext. cab, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: 200 cid IC engine (Tubes/Blue/VP/Spr) (14dp, 4500 pwf), 6 gal. dueling tank (8dp), Tires: 6 FP-Radial-Steelbelted-Solid Tires (14dp), Crew: Driver (no equip) Weaponry:  VMG (20/incen) in UM turret (2D area; 2/1 fire mod), ramplate, Weighted Accessories: Active Suspension, roll-cage, safety seat, HD shocks, Unweighted Accessories: HRSWC, HD-antilock brakes, Overdrive, no-paint tinted windshield, [5 total links], Dischargers: 10 dischargers: 4 flaming oil (FBRL) 6 hot smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L), Defenses: Smoke Dischargers 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); Wheel Armor: 2x10 pt WG rear, 2x4 pt WH front, Component Armor:  Engine & Gas Tank = 9 pts LRFP over 6 spaces, Driver = 9 pts LRFP over 2 spaces, Cargo: 10 spaces, 2.6 lbs, 46 pts Composite Armor (36 LR Metal/10 FP Plastic): F 8/0 (ram) B 8/0 R 8/0 L 8/0 T 2/5 U 2/5; HC: 4 Acc. 20 (Overdrive 10),  Top Speed 85 (105), MPG: 34, Range: 204, Weight: 7797.4 lbs. Max 7800, Cost: $72,878.50

  • RL Option -  Type: Pickup 1 spc ext. cab, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: 200 cid IC engine (Tubes/Blue/VP/Spr) (14dp, 4500 pwf), 6 gal. dueling tank (8dp), Tires: 6 FP-Radial-Steelbelted-Solid Tires (14dp), Crew: Driver (no equip) Weaponry:  RL (10/AP & 10/reg, mag switch) in UM turret (2D+2 area/2D burst), ITL in turret, LGL to 20 rounds, Ramplate, Weighted Accessories: Active Suspension, roll-cage, safety seat, HD shocks, Unweighted Accessories: HRSWC, HD-antilock brakes, Overdrive, no-paint tinted windshield, [5 total links], Dischargers: 10 dischargers: 4 flaming oil (FBRL) 6 hot smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L), Defenses: Smoke Dischargers 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); Wheel Armor: 2x10 pt WG rear, 2x9 pt WH front, Component Armor:  Engine & Gas Tank = 9 pts LRFP over 6 spaces, Driver = 9 pts LRFP over 2 spaces, Cargo: 10 spaces, 0.1 lbs, 70 pts Composite Armor (35 LR Metal/35 FP Plastic): F 8/5 (ram) B 8/5 R 8/5 L 8/5 T 1/10 U 2/5; HC: 4 Acc. 20 (Overdrive 10),  Top Speed 85 (105), MPG: 34, Range: 204, Weight: 7799.9 lbs. Max 7800, Cost: $78,953.50

  • No Ram Option - Type: Pickup 1 spc ext. cab, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: 200 cid IC engine (Tubes/Blue/VP/Spr) (14dp, 4500 pwf), 6 gal. dueling tank (8dp), Tires: 6 FP-Radial-Steelbelted-Solid Tires (14dp), Crew: Driver (no equip) Weaponry:  VMG (20/incendiary) in UM turret (2D area; 2/1 fire mod), Weighted Accessories: IFE, Active Suspension, roll-cage, safety seat, HD shocks, Unweighted Accessories: HRSWC, HD-antilock brakes, Overdrive, no-paint tinted windshield, [5 total links], Dischargers: 10 dischargers: 4 flaming oil (FBRL) 6 hot smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L), Defenses: Smoke Dischargers 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); Wheel Armor: 2x10 pt WG rear, 19pts total WH front, Component Armor:  Engine & Gas Tank = 9 pts LRFP over 6 spaces, Driver = 9 pts LRFP over 2 spaces,  Cargo: 10 spaces, 2.6 lbs, 66 pts Composite Armor (35 LR Metal/31 FP Plastic): F 8/5 B 8/4 R 8/4 L 8/4 T 1/9 U 2/5; HC: 4 Acc. 20 (Overdrive 10),  Top Speed 85 (105), MPG: 34, Range: 204, Weight: 7797.4 lbs. Max 7800, Cost: $72,566.50

Name & Design Notes - I'm starting a line to name cars - most of them pickups - after NFL teams.  My first is for my birth-team, The Steelers.  We're all friends here so please save rivalry aggression for the field of play and not the comment section... Anyway. The reputation of the Steelers is of great defense and a power running game.  To me, that meant metal armor, roll-cage, gas engine, and if possible a ramplate.  More metal the better, for the "steel" in Steeler.

Naturally, after piling up all the requirements, I was left with not so much weight and 2-3 spaces for weaponry. I went with the RR at first since it seemed to fit the theme (a small "blast cannon" as it were, to fit the blast furnace of the steel mill).  The RL option was for the weight (not much, BTW, once you add the TL) and the VMG to get the space for an IFE.

Pix of Steeler truck from here, modified by me.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Megaclite 2057 - Div20 Luxury (Galaxy, Updated)

Luxury, Xhvy Ch., Hvy. Sus., Large PP (SC) (10dp), 4 Solid Tires (12dp), Driver (no equip); 2 HR (8/reg) in turret with 2 3sp rocket magazines, TL in turret, LGL to the 8 HRs, RL (10/reg) front, SD (10/reg), TC, (LGL total = $2200), 10 dischargers: 4 oil (FBRL) 3 smoke, 3 foam/sand, 36 pts total for Wheelguards/Wheelhubs (you choose where), 9 pts LRFP Component Armor around driver, 35 pts LR Metal Armor: F 7 B 7 R 8 L 8 T 3 U 2; HC: 3, Acc. 5, Top Speed 90, Pwr 2200, 6598.6 lbs. (max 6600), $19,985.00
  • Option 1 - change armor to 47 pts composite armor (32 Metal/15 plastic):  F 8/0 B 7/0 R 8/0 L 8/10 T 0/13 U 1/2, 6598.6 lbs, $19,960
  • Option 2 - Like Option 1, replace RLwith MD (10/reg), add 5 pts plastic armor: 6598.6, $19,635 
  • Option 3 - add $2050 to LGL the RL; another $500 for a smartlink to the RL & HRs? 

Design Notes - An update of this 2037 Original:
Luxury, Xhvy Ch., Hvy. Sus., Super PP (12dp), 4 PR Tires (9dp), Driver (no equip); 2 HR (8/AP) in turret with 2 3sp rocket magazines, ITL in turret, LGL to the 8 HRs, RL (10/reg) front, SD (10/explosive), TC, (LGL total = $2200), 193 pts Plastic Armor: F 40 B 35 R 40 L 40 T 23 U 15; HC: 3, Acc. 5, Top Speed 100, Pwr 2600, 6645 lbs. (max 6600), $21,810.00

Well, I wanted to keep this a Div20, and the only way to do that was all metal.  I'm not sure this is strong enough for div20.

Name Notes - A moon of Jupiter. According to the Wiki: "It was discovered by a team of astronomers from the University of Hawaii led by Scott S. Sheppard in 2000 .... It was named in October 2002 after Megaclite, mother by Zeus (Jupiter) of Thebe and Locrus (although both of these are assigned a different mother by other authors)."

Aegaeon 2057 - Div20 Midsized (Galaxy, Updated)

Midsized, Xhvy Ch., Hvy. Sus., Super PP (PC & SC), 4 Solid Tires, Driver (no equip); RL (10/reg) in turret, MD (10/reg) back, ramplate, SWC, HDHTM & overdrive (linked), safety seat, 4 oil dischargers (FBRL) 6 smoke dischargers (2T, 2U, 1R 1L): linked to 4 bumper triggers (to oil & also linked to that side's weapons); 1 total link, 39 pts total for WG/WH, 9 pts LRFP CA around driver, 186 pts Plastic Armor: F 50 (ram) B 33 R 35 L 35 T 18 U 15; HC 3, Acc. 10 (HDHTM 20/Overdrive 5), Top 122.5 (80/142.5), Pwr 2990, 5758.6 lbs., $20,791.00

How to reduce to div20:
  • Option 1 - dischargers are now 9 foam, remove overdrive, CA is LR not LRFP, add 1 pt WG/WH: 5757.6 lbs, $20,000 even
  • Option 2 - like original; add HD brakes, armor is 71 pts composite (29 LR Metal/42 Plastic): F 8/8 (ram), B 6/5 L 7/5 R 7/5 T 1/4 U 0/15, 5758.6 lbs, $19,683
  • Div25 Laser Option - Midsized, Xhvy Ch., Hvy. Sus., Super PP (PC & SC), 4 Solid-Radial Tires (11dp), Driver (no equip); RL (10/reg) in turret, TL in turret, LGL to 10 rockets, MD (10/reg) back, ramplate, HDHTM, safety seat, 4 oil dischargers (FBRL) 6 smoke dischargers (2T, 2U, 1R 1L): linked to 4 bumper triggers (to oil & also linked to that side's weapons); 39 pts total for WG/WH, 9 pts LRFP CA around driver, 71 pts composite (29 LR Metal/42 Plastic): F 8/8 (ram), B 6/3 L 6/3 R 6/3 T 0/15 U 0/11;  HC 4, Acc. 10 (HDHTM 20), Top 122.5 (80), Pwr 2990, 5756.6 lbs., $24,767.00

Design Notes -  This is an update of this original:
Midsized, Xhvy Ch., Hvy. Sus., Large PP, 4 Solid Tires, Driver (no equip); RL (20/reg) in turret, MD (10/reg) back, ramplate, FE, HRTC, 218 pts sloped Plastic Armor: F 50 (ram) B 40 R 40 L 40 T 28 U 20; HC 3, Acc. 5, Top 90, Pwr 2000, 5759 lbs., $19,338.00

The original design was terrible.  It was div20 because, without the advanced tools available today, I didn't know what to do to make $15,338 into div15... And of course, the freakin' ramplate. I looooooved ramplates. 

So the main entry is an attempt to keep the same basic design with the (a) ramplate, (b) turreted RL, (c) MD; but in order to substantiate the ramplate, I need more acceleration.  And while there may be not enough room for rollcages, I think a safety seat is a general must for ram-cars, and possibly every car.

Name Notes - Aegaeon is the most recently discovered moon of Saturn, and is a monster from Greek mythology ("one of the hecatonchires", see here).

Slice 2057 - Div20 Luxury (Updated)

Luxury, Xhvy Ch., Hvy. Sus., 4 FP Steelbelted PR Tires (11dp), Large PP (PC & SC), Driver & Gunner; ATG (10/APFSDS) front, 2 MG (20/reg) in turret, MML (10/smoke) back, 2 TC, 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) and 4 bumper triggers (to oil & also linked to that side's weapons); 5 total links, 34 pts total for Wheelguards/Wheelhubs (you choose where), 9 pts LRFP Component Armor each around (a) PP and (b) driver, 150 pts sloped plastic Armor: F30 B30 R30 L30 T15 U15HC 3, Acc. 5, Top Speed 92.5, Pwr 2300, 6599.6 lbs. (max 6600), $24,927.50

Design Notes - This is an update of this car:
Luxury, Xhvy Ch., Hvy. Sus., 4 SD Tires, Super PP, Driver; ATG (10/reg) front, 2 linked HR front, RL (10/reg) back, 2 MG (20/reg) in turret, bumper trigger front, TC, 150 pts plastic Armor: F30 B30 R30 L30 T15 U15; HC 3, Acc. 5, 6600 lbs., $19,600

Well, I incorporated a suggestion from an ADQ to use FP steelbelted PR tires instead of solids because they weigh the same, have 1 less DP, but are FP, and that's a big advantage in the FOJ areana.

To be honest, I picked up a tip to have 1 piece of Metal armor on the bottom for that reason as well (I haven't yet incorporated that).  

Another trick in this car is a MML with smoke loads - which according to the UACFH will create a line of 2 1"x½" smoke counters, making this a cheap gas streamer (and better than a standard SS). 

I took out the HRs (because, why?) and the RL (same reason) - it was just my teenage overkill, and back then, what else would you do with 4 extra spaces?   In modern design, I reduced the spaces further with a Large PP, and filled up the 5 with (a) gunner, (b) sloped armor, (c) CA.

Unfortunately, I don't see how to get this car down to div20 and maintain the necessary upgrades while also keeping weapon system integrity.

Armydillo 2037 - Div20 Van (Obsolete)

Type: Van, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: Super Tires: 4 PR back, 2 PR-Radials front, Crew: Driver & Gunner & 3 passengers;  Weaponry: 3 MML (10/reg) in 3 sp. turret, PGS with mag (4/reg) back, Unweighted Accessories: 2 SWCs, Cargo: 6 spaces, 0 lbs. 160 pts Plastic Armor: F 40 B 30 R 30 L 30 T 15 U 15; HC: 3 (OBSOLETE), Acc. 5, Weight: 7200 lbs., Cost: $19,700.00

Design Notes -I think I wanted to have passengers, a low price, heavier armor van.  It's obsolete because of the PR-Radial problem.

Name Notes - Oy, these terrible teenage names.  And it's a name too close to Armadillo (an obsolete rules-breaking pickup).  I assume I named this because of the relatively heavy armor for a Van.

Convoy 4 Alternate, Interceptor - RPG Midsized

Type: Midsized, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: Sport (Pwr 3000, 12dp), Tires: 4 Solid Tires (12dp), Crew: Driver (alt. enc. BA/ABV, GL with 5 FO loads, hvy pstl), Weaponry:  VMG (20/incen) in turret (2D area, fire mod 2/1), FOJ (25/reg) back (1D-2, fire mod: 3/2),  Dischargers: 10 dischargers: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L), Wheel Armor: 2x10 pt WG rear, 4x10 pt WH all wheels, Component Armor:  Power Plant = 9 pts LRFP over 5 spaces, Driver = 9 pts LRFP over 2 spaces, Weighted Accessories: IFE, Unweighted Accessories: SWC, HDHTM Cargo: None 182 pts Plastic Armor: F 34 B 34 R 40 L 40 T 18 U 16; HC: 3 (4 over 60), Acc. 10 (HDHTM 20) Top Speed 122.5 (80), Cruising: 73.5 Weight: 5760 lbs. Max 5760, Cost: $22,887.00

  • Note: Price & Weight of personal equipment: $1250, 34 lbs

Design Notes - This was in my draft pile dated Aug 8, 2007. It's part of the Convoy design process as the "Interceptor" (it's original name).  The interceptor is meant to zip in and out of the convoy cars & truck to provide help when needed.  I like the primary interceptor here, as it's cheaper and both speedy and offensive.  FOJs don't work with interceptors who may need to be in front of the main car!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Titan III - RPG Pickup (Galaxy)


Type: Pickup 2 space extended cab, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: OR, Engine: Sport PP (Extra Cells) (Pwr 3000, 14dp), Tires: 6 OR Solid Tires (12dp), Crew: Driver (no equip) & 2 passengers (in cargo space)

Weaponry:  Rocket Launcher with mag in UM turret, mag switch, 10 reg (2D), 10 AP (2D+2, no burst), Infrared Targ. Laser in turret, LGL to 20 rockets,   

Dischargers: 10 dischargers: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L), Defenses: Smoke Dischargers 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); Wheel Armor: 2x10 pt WG rear, 2x10 pt WH front, Component Armor:  Power Plant = 9 pts LRFP over 7 spaces, Driver = 9 pts LRFP over 2 spaces, Each passenger = 9 pts LRFP, 2x1 space each - these in cargo, Weighted Accessories:  active suspension, IFE, 3 safety seats (2 in cargo), Unweighted Accessories:  vehicular computer, voice control software, HD-antilock brakes, HTM & Overdrive (linked), no-paint tinted windshield, [6 total links], Cargo:  3 cargo spaces for 42.2 lbs, 4 spaces of cargo used for passengers & CA 


147 pts Composite Armor (2 Metal/145  Plastic): F 0/30 B 0/30 R 0/30 L 0/30 T 0/18 U 2/7

HC: 2 (2 OR), Acc. 5 (HTM 10/Overdrive 2.5), Top Speed 100 (75/120), Cruising: 60, Weight: 7457.8 lbs. (without 300 lbs for passengers & 42.2 lbs for cargo) Max 7800, Cost: $59,336.50


Design Notes - A modification of this RPG station wagon, and this SUV (Camper). The camper allowed more room, but the weight ballooned because of the added armor load, so that basically just allowed me to slope the armor. Not a bad trade-off, per se, and I was able to be loyal to the "SUV" design concept, but why use a pickup without having lots of armor?

This version allowed me to use the armor of the original Station Wagon.  Also, all three Titans have Off-Road suspension because I've been told that is what makes an "SUV."


Name Notes - See original.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Titan II - RPG Camper (Galaxy)

Camper, Xtra-Heavy Chassis, OR Suspension, Sport PP (Extra Cells) (14dp) 6 OR Solid Tires (12dp), Driver (no equip) & 2 passengers (in cargo space); RL (20=10 reg/10 AP, mag switch) in UM turret, ITL in turret + LGL to 20 rockets, IFE, 3 safety seats, vehicular computer, voice control software, HD-antilock brakes, HTM, Overdrive (linked), no-paint tinted 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) and 4 bumper triggers (to oil & also linked to that side's weapons); 6 total links, 40 pts total for Wheelguards/Wheelhubs (you choose where), 9 pts LRFP Component Armor each around (a) PP [7 spaces] (b) driver [2 sp.], (c) each passenger [1 space each - these in cargo]; 3 cargo spaces for 50 lbs, 4 spaces of cargo used for passengers & CA, 135 pts sloped Composite Armor (2 Metal/133  Plastic): F 0/25 B 0/25 R 0/30 L 0/30 T 0/18 U 2/5; HC: 1 (2 OR), Acc. 5 (HTM 10/Overdrive 2.5), Top Speed 100 (75/120), Pwr 3000, 7449.8 lbs. (without passengers & cargo, max 7800), $50,290.50 

Design Notes -A modification of this RPG station wagon.  I used a Sport engine, despite the cost, in order to save weight; same thing with the RL as the only viable weapon system.

Name Notes - Titan is the coolest moon of Saturn.

Alternate Car Description:  I wonder if I should change the way I write up the car description.  Below is an attempt to possibly make the description simpler:
  • Type: Camper
  • Chassis: Xtra-Heavy
  • Suspension: OR
  • Engine: Sport with Extra Cells (Pwr 3000, 14dp)
  • Tires: 6 OR Solid Tires (12dp)
  • Crew: Driver (no equip) & 2 passengers (in cargo space)
  • Weaponry:  
    1. Rocket Launcher with mag in UM turret, mag switch, 10 reg (2D), 10 AP (2D+2, no burst)
    2. Infrared Targ. Laser in turret, LGL to 20 rockets
  • Dischargers: 10 dischargers: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L)
  • Defenses: Smoke Dischargers 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);
  • Armor: 135 pts sloped Composite Armor (2 Metal/133  Plastic): 
    • Front 0/25 
    • Back 0/25 
    • Right 0/30 
    • Left 0/30 
    • Top 0/18 
    • Underbody 2/5
  • Wheel Armor: 2x10 pt WG rear, 2x10 pt WH front
  • Component Armor:  
    • Power Plant = 9 pts LRFP over 7 spaces
    • Driver = 9 pts LRFP over 2 spaces
    • Each passenger = 9 pts LRFP, 2x1 space each - these in cargo
  • Weighted Accessories:  IFE, 3 safety seats (2 in cargo), 
  • Unweighted Accessories:  vehicular computer, voice control software, HD-antilock brakes, HTM & Overdrive (linked), no-paint tinted windshield, [6 total links]
  • Cargo:  3 cargo spaces for 50 lbs, 4 spaces of cargo used for passengers & CA
  • HC: 1 (2 OR), 
  • Acc. 5 (HTM 10/Overdrive 2.5), 
  • Top Speed 100 (75/120)
  • Range: ?
  • Weight: 7449.8 lbs. (without passengers & cargo) Max 7800
  • Cost: $50,290.50
Does the new description work?  Maybe a combination of the two?
Type: Camper, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: OR, Engine: Sport with Extra Cells (Pwr 3000, 14dp), Tires: 6 OR Solid Tires (12dp), Crew: Driver (no equip) & 2 passengers (in cargo space), Weaponry:  Rocket Launcher with mag in UM turret, mag switch, 10 reg (2D), 10 AP (2D+2, no burst), Infrared Targ. Laser in turret, LGL to 20 rockets,  Dischargers: 10 dischargers: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L), Defenses: Smoke Dischargers 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); Wheel Armor: 2x10 pt WG rear, 2x10 pt WH front, Component Armor:  Power Plant = 9 pts LRFP over 7 spaces, Driver = 9 pts LRFP over 2 spaces, Each passenger = 9 pts LRFP, 2x1 space each - these in cargo, Weighted Accessories:  IFE, 3 safety seats (2 in cargo), Unweighted Accessories:  vehicular computer, voice control software, HD-antilock brakes, HTM & Overdrive (linked), no-paint tinted windshield, [6 total links], Cargo:  3 cargo spaces for 50 lbs, 4 spaces of cargo used for passengers & CA,  Armor: 135 pts sloped Composite Armor (2 Metal/133  Plastic): Front 0/25 Back 0/25 Right 0/30 Left 0/30 Top 0/18 Underbody 2/5, HC: 1 (2 OR), Acc. 5 (HTM 10/Overdrive 2.5), Top Speed 100 (75/120), Range: ?, Weight: 7449.8 lbs. (without passengers & cargo) Max 7800, Cost: $50,290.50 
 Or maybe the combination with paragraphs:
Type: Camper, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: OR, Engine: Sport with Extra Cells (Pwr 3000, 14dp), Tires: 6 OR Solid Tires (12dp), Crew: Driver (no equip) & 2 passengers (in cargo space),  

Weaponry:  Rocket Launcher with mag in UM turret, mag switch, 10 reg (2D), 10 AP (2D+2, no burst), Infrared Targ. Laser in turret, LGL to 20 rockets,   

Dischargers: 10 dischargers: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L), Defenses: Smoke Dischargers 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); Wheel Armor: 2x10 pt WG rear, 2x10 pt WH front, Component Armor:  Power Plant = 9 pts LRFP over 7 spaces, Driver = 9 pts LRFP over 2 spaces, Each passenger = 9 pts LRFP, 2x1 space each - these in cargo, Weighted Accessories:  IFE, 3 safety seats (2 in cargo), Unweighted Accessories:  vehicular computer, voice control software, HD-antilock brakes, HTM & Overdrive (linked), no-paint tinted windshield, [6 total links], Cargo:  3 cargo spaces for 50 lbs, 4 spaces of cargo used for passengers & CA,   

135 pts sloped Composite Armor (2 Metal/133  Plastic): F 0/25 B 0/25 R 0/30 L 0/30 T 0/18 U 2/5

HC: 1 (2 OR), Acc. 5 (HTM 10/Overdrive 2.5), Top Speed 100 (75/120), Range: ?, Weight: 7449.8 lbs. (without passengers & cargo) Max 7800, Cost: $50,290.50

I may try this last option...

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Titan I - RPG OR Station Wagon (Galaxy)

Station Wagon, Xtra-Heavy Chassis, OR Suspension, Large PP (Extra Cells, PC & SC) (12dp) 4 OR Solid Tires (12dp), Driver (no equip) & 2 passengers (in cargo space); RR (20=10 HEAT/10 HESH, mag switch) in UM turret, IFE, 3 safety seats, vehicular computer, voice control software, HD-antilock brakes, HTM, Overdrive (linked), no-paint tinted 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) and 4 bumper triggers (to oil & also linked to that side's weapons); 6 total links, 40 pts total for Wheelguards/Wheelhubs (you choose where), 9 pts LRFP Component Armor each around (a) PP [6 spaces] (b) driver [2 sp.], (c) each passenger [1 space each - these in cargo]; 3 cargo spaces for 57 lbs, 147 pts Composite Armor (2 LR Metal/145 FP Plastic): F 0/30 B 0/30 R 0/30 L 0/30 T 0/20 U 2/5; HC: 2 (3 OR), Acc. 5 (HTM 10/Overdrive 2.5), Top Speed 92.5 (67.5/112.5), Pwr 2300, 6243 lbs. (without passengers & cargo, max 6600), $33,549.00
  • VMG Option - replace RR & mag & mag switch with VMG (20/incendiary) in turret, add PS (25/reg) under as part of the Styx Laser Paint Array, remove 5 pts Plastic vehicle armor, remove 1 pt WH armor; no extra cargo weight outside of passengers; 6299 lbs. unloaded, $34,289
  • MG Option 1 -as VMG option but in turret are 2 MGs: 1 with (20/incen) & 1 with (20/explosive); $34,989
  • MG Option 2 - replace RR system (as in VMG option) with 2 MGs, both with (20/incen); remove 3 pts vehicle armor; only 7 lbs for cargo; 6293 lbs unloaded, $34,829
  • RL Option - replace RR system (see above) with RL (10/reg) & extra mag (10/AP), mag switch, ITL in turret, LGL to 20 rockets; 87 lbs for cargo; $39,464
  • Laser Option - replace RR system with Pulsed Laser in turret, add Laser Battery, remove 13 pts plastic armor, 2 lbs for cargo above passengers; 6298 lbs unloaded, $43,189
Design Notes - I had this in my draft pile as another way to design the family car. In this one, I decided to add extra-power cells to increase range.  However, the rules are so confusing as to what the extra cells do, I have no idea how to figure this out, sorry.

Because of those extra cells, I was kinda stuck for weapon systems, especially if I needed 300+ lbs for the expected passengers and cargo.  The main option was to preserve weight at the expense of space, i.e. to get 20 shots (a minimum, no, for a long car trip) I'd need the extra mag. This allowed me to use the mag switch and the fun HEAT/HESH switch for the possible metal encounters on the road; something I couldn't do with the steadfast Vulcan, given it's weight.

I did want to see what the other 2 space weapons would do, so I've included the other options.

Name Notes -I'm surprised I haven't used this name yet!  Titan is the coolest moon in our solar system, no offense to Earth's own:
The atmosphere of Titan is largely composed of nitrogen; minor components lead to the formation of methane and ethane clouds and nitrogen-rich organic smog. The climate—including wind and rain—creates surface features similar to those of Earth, such as dunes, rivers, lakes and seas (probably of liquid methane and ethane), and deltas, and is dominated by seasonal weather patterns as on Earth. With its liquids (both surface and subsurface) and robust nitrogen atmosphere, Titan's methane cycle is viewed as an analogy to Earth's water cycle, although at a much lower temperature. [from the Wiki]
I'm naming this Titan I because I think I'll try to make a pickup (SUV) version of this too.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Gerard - Div50 Pickup (Amber)


Pickup, Xtra-Heavy Chassis, Heavy Suspension, 200 cid IC engine (Tubes/Blue/VP/Spr) (12dp), 6 gal. dueling tank (8dp), 6 FP-Solid Tires (12dp), Driver (no equip); HMG (20/HD) in 1sp. turret, HRSWC, Active Suspension, roll-cage, IFE, Metal Airfoil spoiler & airdam, safety seat, HD-antilock brakes, Overdrive, 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) and 4 bumper triggers (to oil); 5 total links,  9 pts LRFP Component Armor each around (a) PP & gas tank [6 spaces] and (b) driver [2 sp.], 11 cargo spaces, 37 pts total WG/WH; 94 pts Composite Armor (38 LR Metal/56 FP Plastic): F 10/10 B 8/10 R 8/10 L 8/10 T 2/10 U 2/6; HC: 3 (4 over 60), Acc. 20 (Overdrive 10), Top Speed 85 (105), MPG 34, 7799.4 lbs. (max 7800), $50,173.00

  • Ram Option -add ramplate, reduce armor to: 38 LR Metal/56 FP Plastic: F 10/8 (Ram) B 7/7 R 7/7 L 7/7 T 1/13 U 2/5; $50,970.50

  • Fortress Option - tires are 6 Plasticore, engine system is 150 cid (Tubes/Blue/VP/Spr), 5 gal gas tank; engine CA is around 4 spaces, armor is now Sloped: 34 LR Metal/51 FP Plastic: F 8/6 B 8/6 R 8/7 L 8/7 T 0/20 U 2/5; $47,661.10

Design Notes - Gerard (see below) was the strongest member of the family so I wanted a very strong vehicle, hence a pickup with metal armor and a roll-cage.  I put this at Div50 because the owner can customize how to drop $173 (maybe no bumper triggers? 2 Laser webs?)

Name Notes -Part of the Amber series of cars, named after the most moral and strongest Prince of Amber, and half-brother of Corwin.

Dysnomia - Div15 Heavy Cycle (Galaxy)

Heavy Cycle (Carbon-Aluminum), Cycle Chassis, Heavy Suspension, Medium Cycle PP (PC & SC) (3dp), 2 Radial-PR Tires (8dp), Cyclist (blended BA); 2 linked HMG (10/reg) front, SWC, HD-antilock brakes, HDHTM & Overdrive (linked), 2 total links, 9 pts LRFP Component Armor around PP [1 spaces] and 3 pts LRFP CA around HMGs [2 sp.]; 21 pts sloped Plastic Armor: F 11 B 10; HC: 3, Acc. 10 (HDHTM 20/Overdrive 5), Top Speed 122.5 (80/142.5), Pwr 690, 1299 lbs. (max 1300), $14,314.70

  • HD Option - Heavy Cycle (Streamlined/Carbon-Aluminum), Cycle Chassis, Heavy Suspension, Small Cycle PP (PC & SC) (2dp), 2 PR Tires (9dp), Cyclist (blended BA); 2 linked HMG (10/HD) front, SWC, HD-antilock brakes, HTM & Overdrive (linked), 2 total links; 20 pts sloped Plastic Armor: F 10 B 10; HC: 2, Acc. 5 (HTM 10/Overdrive 2.5), Top Speed 102.5 (75/122.5), Pwr 506, 1300 lbs. (max 1300), $14,464.00

  • HD Hi-Res Option - Heavy Cycle (Streamlined/Carbon-Aluminum), Cycle Chassis, Heavy Suspension, Small Cycle PP (PC & SC) (2dp), 2 PR Tires (9dp), Cyclist (blended BA); 2 linked HMG (10/HD) front, HRSWC, HTM, 1 total link; 20 pts sloped Plastic Armor: F 10 B 10; HC: 2, Acc. 5 (HTM 10), Top Speed 102.5 (75), Pwr 506, 1300 lbs. (max 1300), $14,814.00

Design Notes -This was in my draft pile dated either Oct 11, 2006 or Sept 17, 2010.  The concept was to get linked HMGs on a cycle.  My first design got messed up because I didn't remember that you couldn't modify the cycle chassis (and I did so with MADHAT and it got much cooler than it deserved to be).  A heavy cycle was thus a must to allow the most weight.

Even then, as anyone who has designed with HMGs knows, those things are *heavy* and I could almost not fit anything on the cycle, even with a C/A frame. 

Given the targeting rules for cyclists, I thought the BA was worth 1 pt of vehicle armor.

Name Notes - Dysnomia is the moon of Eris: "the only known moon of the dwarf planet Eris (the most massive known dwarf planet in the Solar System). It was discovered in 2005 by Mike Brown and the laser guide star adaptive optics team at the W. M. Keck Observatory, ... officially named Dysnomia (from the Ancient Greek word Δυσνομία meaning "lawlessness") after the daughter of the Greek goddess Eris."