Thursday, October 15, 2009

Styx Special 2059 - RPG Pickup

Type: Pickup (1 sp.ext. cab), Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: Sport (PC & SC), Tires: 6 FP-Radial-Steelbelted-Solid Tires (14dp), Crew: Driver (blended BA), Weaponry:  VMG (20/expl) in UM turret, Weighted Accessories: Active Suspension, cyberlink, IFE, safety seat, HD shocks, spoiler & airdam, Unweighted Accessories: HD-antilock brakes, surge protector, tinted-no paint windshield, Long Range Radio, LR Radar, Radar Detector, Radar Jammer, HTM & Overdrive (linked), [2 total links], Dischargers: 7 dischargers: 4 oil (FBRL) 3 smoke (1T 1R 1L), panic-button link for all dischargers, Defenses: 4 bumper triggers (to oil & also linked to that side's weapons); Wheel Armor: 30 total = 2x10 pt WG rear, 2x5 pt WH front, Component Armor:  Power Plant = 10 pts RPFP over 6 spaces, Driver = 10 pts RFFP over 2 spaces, 175 pts RPFP Plastic Armor: F(35) B(35) R(36) L(36) T(18) U(15), HC: 4 (5 over 60), Acc. 5 (HTM 10/Overdrive 2.5),  Top Speed 110 (82.5/130), Cruising: 66, DM: 1, Hit Mod: 0, Weight: 7800 lbs. Max 7800, Cost: $109,800.00

  • Remove non Combat Accouterments (i.e. Surge, Tinted Windshield, LR Radio, all Radar goo, and UM from turret) save $15,650
  • Pulse Option - Replace VMG with Pulse Laser, add 4 pts armor & 1 discharger: 7799 lbs, $118,802
  • Super Pulse Option - Replace VMG with Pulsed Twin Laser, remove 15 pts. armor & rear WH, add 1 discharger; 7800 lbs, $119,730
  • Straight Pickup Version - No extended cab, replace cyberlink with HRSWC, add 1 discharger, 10 WH on all wheels, 189 pts armor (+14); 7799 lbs., $94,482

Design Notes - Still trying to create the perfect vehicle. This is still an RPG design, made mainly for road combat. I pretty much got everything I wanted except a roll-cage (and maybe some metal armor). Armor is still a bit light; don't know what to do about that. But I wanted to have the highest possible HC, best tires, and best protection for the driver. I originally went with gas, for the acceleration, but decided on electric (because the 250 cu engine, fully modified, was just 10 lbs less than a Sport with PC/SC, and 1 space bigger - so the weight saved went into a bigger componant armor array). The VMG is for accuracy, ammo, and explosive rounds for metal opponents.

I'm trying a luxury version - which is necessary for a higher HC. Note, when I switched body styles from reg. Pickup to Midsized (same # spaces), even when reducing the tires, I was left with a 662 lbs deficit. Just food for thought.

[Updated Oct 2, 2015]

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Benedict - Div100 Luxury (Amber)

Luxury (C/A frame), XHvy Chassis, Hvy-Active Suspension, Sport PP (PC/SC), 4 Solid (FP-Radial-StB) tires, driver (blended BA), 2 linked HMG (20/HD ammo) in turret, FOJ (25/reg) back, cyberlink to HMG, IFE, HDHTM & overdrive (each linked to HMG & as well as HMG-FOJ link), Anti-Lock Heavy Duty Brakes, Heavy Duty Shocks, spoiler & airdam, Fake Ramplate, no paint tinted windshield; 8 dischargers (2 R,L,T,U & 1 F,B - 4 oil, 4 ice, 2 hot-smoke), 4 bumper triggers linked to side's dischargers, 9 pts LRFP CA each around driver, PP and FOJ; driver has , 2x8 pt WH front & 2x7 pt WH front (all LRFP), 170 pts sloped LRFP plastic  armor F 32 B 32 R 35 L 35 U 16 T 20; HC 5 (6), Acc 10 (20), Top 122.5 (142.5 overdrive, 80 HDHTM), 6600 lbs, $86,705

Design Notes - Benedict is the strongest character in the Amber series so I wanted to make the best car possible, cost be damned. Now, mind you, I haven't playtested this - from the standpoint of design theory, a C/A frame is a gamble I'm willing to suggest but I have no idea how it would survive in the arena. But this has much of the stuff I like to see all-together.

Original draft from Sept 9-2008, dunno why it waited till now. Pic from here