Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Ariel 2037 - Div30 Midsized (Galaxy, Combat)

Midsized, Xhvy Ch., Hvy. Sus., Large PP (10dp), 4 PR Tires, Driver; 2 linked Lasers front, OJ (25/reg) back, HRTC, 229 pts Plastic Armor: F 50 B 45 R 45 L 45 T 19 U 25; HC: 3 Acc. 5, 5757 lbs. (max 5760), $29,114.00

Combat Record  
  • all I see is 2 shots of OJ.  
  • Possibly all else was erased.

Design Notes - It's in div30 because back in 1987 if a car was even a few bucks above one division, I'd just add a hi-res computer and push it to the next.  Given the huge amount of armor, I should definitely had gone for solid tires.  Ah well, wait until the update.

Name Notes - This was unnamed, for some reason, even though it was taken into battle. For this batch of unnamed "vintage" cars, I decided to use the moons of Uranus (no sniggering, please), which according to the wiki:
"The first two Uranian moons, discovered in 1787, did not receive names until 1852, a year after two more moons had been discovered. The responsibility for naming was taken by John Herschel, son of the discoverer of Uranus. Herschel, instead of assigning names from Greek mythology, named the moons after magical spirits in English literature: the fairies Oberon and Titania from William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and the sylphs Ariel and Umbriel from Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock (Ariel is also a sprite in Shakespeare's The Tempest). The reasoning was presumably that Uranus, as god of the sky and air, would be attended by spirits of the air."

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