Sunday, November 17, 2013

Titan I - RPG OR Station Wagon (Galaxy)

Type: Station Wagon; Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: OR, Engine: Large PP (Extra Cells, PC & SC) (Pwr 2300, 12dp),  Tires: 4 OR Solids (12dp), Crew: Driver (no equip) & 2 passengers (in cargo space); Weaponry: RR (20=10 HEAT/10 HESH, mag switch) in UM turret, Weighted Accessories: IFE, 3 safety seats, Unweighted Acces.: vehicular computer, voice control software, HD-antilock brakes, HTM, Overdrive (linked), no-paint tinted windshield, [6 total links]; Dischargers: 10 total: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L): Defenses: Styx Defensive System*Wheel Armor: 40 pts total: 2x10 WG rear,  2x10 WH front; Component Armor: 9 pts LRFP pts each around (a) PP [6 spaces] (b) driver [2 sp.], (c) each passenger [1 space each - these in cargo]; Vehicle Armor: 147 pts Composite (2 Metal/145 Plastic): F(0/30) B(0/30) R(0/30) L(0/30) T(0/20) U (2/5); Cargo: 3 sp., 57 lbs; HC: 2 (3 OR), Acc. 5 (HTM 10/Overdrive 2.5), Top Speed: 92.5 (67.5/112.5), Weight: 6243 lbs. (without passengers & cargo, max 6600), Cost: $33,549.00

* Styx Defensive System = 6 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)
  • 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.

[Oct 23, 2015 updated the style]

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