- Non Metal Option - replace metal with a (total) of 246 pts. plastic armor; $16,561
- Non Metal Div15 - replace MGs with VMG (20/reg), FOJ is (10/reg), remove SWC, 240 pts plastic armor; 5750 lbs, $14,990
- Hyperion 20 - 4 Solid tires, VMG in turret (20/incd) in turret, FOJ (15/reg) back, 6 Smoke/Oil Dischargers, IFE, 4 Bumper Triggers, HD-ABS, HD shocks, spoiler & airdam, 10 pts. FP CA around driver, 2 10pt WG back, 2 5 pt WH front, BA for driver, 200 pts plastic armor (F40 B35 R45 L45 T20 U15); Acc. 5, Top 90, HC 3(4), 5760 lbs., $19,875
- Hyperion 25 - 4 Solid-Radial tires, VMG in turret (18/incd) in turret, SS(10/Hot) back, 7 Smoke/Oil Dischargers, HRSWC, FE, 4 Bumper Triggers, HD-ABS, HD shocks, spoiler & airdam, 10 pts. FP CA each around driver & PP, BA for driver, 200 pts plastic armor (F40 B35 R45 L45 T20 U15); Acc. 5, Top 90, HC 4(5), 5760 lbs., $24,895
Design Notes - This is an update of the original - and personal favorite - Hyperion. I haven't playtested recently (if I ever learn how to program, I'd create a playtest program for this purpose). Anyway, as a Div15 it's pretty good; I'm not sure if it'll hold up to the nasty stuff in 20 and/or 25.
Name Notes - Hyperion is a moon of Saturn, and in general one of my favorite names.
[Updated Nov 15, 2013]