Monday, October 31, 2016

Ophelia 2067 - Div90, Div30 Pickup (Galaxy, Updated)



Type: Pickup, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Active-Heavy, Engine: 200 cid IC engine (Tubes/Blue/VP/Spr, 12 dp, 4500 pwr), 6 gal. dueling tank (8dp), Tires: 6 FP-Radial-Steelbelted-Solids (14dp), Crew: Driver (no equip), Weaponry HL (pulse, 4D+4, fire 2/0) front, ramplate Weighted Accessories: laser battery, Active Suspension, IFE, safety seat, HD shocks, spoiler & airdam, Unwgt. Acces.: HRSWC, HD-antilock brakes, no-paint windshield, [0 total links], Dischargers: 10 total: 4 ice (FBRL) 6 hot smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L), Defenses: Styx Defensive System*; Wheel Armor: 35 total = 2x10 pt WG rear, 15 pts WH front (choose where), Component Armor none Cargo: 11 sp, 1.1 lbs.; Vehicle Armor: 164 pts LRFP Plastic: F 50(ram) B32 R33 L33 T8 U8; HC: 4 (5 over 60), Acc. 20, Top Speed 85, MPG: 34, Range: 204, DM: 1, Hit Mod: 0, Weight: 7798.9 lbs. Max 7800, Cost: $89,900.00

  • Div30 Option 1 - Pickup, Xhvy Ch., Hvy Sus, Super PP, 6 PR-Radial tires, driver, HL front, ramplate, IFE, roll-cage, safety seat, spoilers & airdam, HTM & Overdrive (linked), bumper trigger front, 10 dischargers (4 oil, 2 smoke, 4 foam); 38 pts WG/WH, 71 pts component armor (25 MET/46 Plastic): F(10/12, ram) B(4/8) R(4/8) L(4/8) T(1/5) U(2/5); HC 4 (5 over 60), Acc. 5 (HTM 10/Overdrive 2.5), Top 90 (67.5/110), 7799 lbs, $29,988
Design Notes - Updated from this 2037 design:
The old design.
So the problem of updating this truck is that I have a lot of 'Pickups with Heavy Laser front': To make this a proper update, I decided to focus on the ramcar aspects. The option is to try to keep it to div30.

Name Notes - See the original.

* Styx Defensive System = 6 Hot Smoke Dischargers linked to 5 laser reactive webs (F, B, R, L, T; covering tires of those sides as well) & 4 bumper triggers (to ice & also linked to that side's weapons)

Friday, October 28, 2016

Metis 2067 - Div5 Compact (Galaxy)



Type: Compact, Chassis: Standard, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: Medium Electric (no mods) (Pwr 1400, 8dp), Tires: 4 Heavy Duty (6 dp), Crew: Driver (no equip) Weaponry SS (10/reg) & SD (10/reg) linked back, Weighted Accessories: nil Unwgt. Acces.: nil, [1 total links], Dischargers: none; Wheel Armor: 20 total = 2x9 pt WG rear, 2x1 pt WH front, Component Armor 10 pts for (a) PP (FP, 4 sp), (b) Driver (reg, 2 sp), Cargo: 0 sp, 2 lbs.; Vehicle Armor: 41 pts Composite (33 Metal/8 Plastic): F(8/0) B(7/0) R(8/0) L(8/0) T(1/4) U(1/4); HC: 3, Acc. 5 Top Speed 97.5, DM: 2/3, Hit Mod: -1, Weight: 3698 lbs. Max 3700, Cost: $4,976.00

  • Option 1 - replace SS & SD with FOJ (15 shots), add 3 pts MET armor, $4999.00
Design Notes I'm trying to make more Div5 cars. This was to make a pure dropped weapon car with decent armor and that meant a compact. Once I had that size, I hoped I could put in component armor. The option may actually be better than the original: a flaming oil jet in a Div5 fight?!

Name Notes - From the Wiki: "Metis, also known as Jupiter XVI, is the innermost moon of Jupiter. It was discovered in 1979 in images taken by Voyager 1, and was named in 1983 after the first wife of Zeus, Metis."

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Dan's Pride 2066 - Div20 Luxury (Update)



Type: Luxury, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: Large Electric (PC) (Pwr 2200, 10dp), Tires: 4 FP-Radial-Steelbelted-Solids(14dp), Crew: Driver (no equip) & Gunner (no equip), Weaponry VMG (20/reg) in turret (2D area), HDFT (10/reg) back (2D, fire mod: 5/3) with BTC, HR front (3D), Unwgt. Acces.: HD-brakes, [0 total links], Dischargers: 10 total: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L), Defenses: Styx Defensive System*; Wheel Armor: 40 total = 2x10 pt WG rear, 2x10 pt WH front, Component Armor 9 pts LRFP for (a) PP (5 sp), (b) Driver (2 sp), Cargo: 0 sp, 1.4 lbs.; Vehicle Armor: 140 pts sloped Composite (1 Metal/139 Plastic): F(0/30) B(0/30) R(0/30) L(0/30) T(0/14) U(1/5); HC: 3, Acc. 5, Top Speed 90, DM: 1, Hit Mod: -1, Weight: 6598.6 lbs. Max 6600, Cost: $19,950.50

  • Option 1 - change HDFT to FT, add 9 pts LRFP comp. armor to it, remove HR, add IFE, add spoiler & airdam, add 1 pt. vehicle armor, 6598.2 lbs, $19,997.50
  • Option 2, Sedan version Sedan, Xhvy Ch., Hvy Sus., Large PP (PC), 4 Solid Tires, driver, VMG in turret, HDFT rear, 2 linked HR front, HD brakes, HTM & Overdrive, Targ. Comp., 40 pts WG/WH, Styx Defensive System*, 140 pts Sloped Plastic Armor (FBRL 30 TU 10), HC 3, Top 90, Acc. 5, 6120 lbs, $19,872.00
Design Notes - Updated from this 2037 design:
Luxury, Xhvy Ch., Hvy. Sus., Super PP, 4 Solid Tires, Driver; VMG in turret, HDFT back, 4 linked HRs front, TC, 175 pts Plastic Armor: F 40 B 35 R 30 L 30 T 20 U 20; HC: 3, Acc. 5, 6900 lbs. (max 6600), $19,100.00
Even with the math error in the original, there's a lot of empty spaces in the car (hence the Sedan version), but I used the space for the CA & sloping in the original update.

* 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)

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Hamhock 2066 - Div25 Luxury (Updated)



Type: Luxury, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: Large Electric (SC) (Pwr 2200, 10dp), Tires: 4 Solids(12dp), Crew: Driver (no equip) & Gunner (no equip), Weaponry VMG (15/incen) in turret (2D area, 2/1 burn), GL (5 paint, 5 flaming oil, rotary mag) front (FO 1d-2, 3/2 burn), MF (5/reg) back, Weighted Accessories: IFE, spoiler & airdam, rotary mag, Unwgt. Acces.: Targ Comp (gunner), SWC (driver to GL), HD brakes, HTM [0 total links], Dischargers: 10 total: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 foam (2T, 2U, 1R 1L), Defenses: Styx Defensive System*; Wheel Armor: 37 total = 2x10 pt WG rear, 2x8 pts WH front, Component Armor 9 pts LRFP for (a) PP (5 sp), (b) Driver (2 sp), Cargo: 0 sp, 2.4 lbs.; Vehicle Armor: 142 pts Composite (2 Metal/140 Plastic): F(0/30) B(0/30) R(0/30) L(0/30) T(0/14) U(2/5); HC: 3 (4 over 60), Acc. 5 (HTM 10),  Top Speed 90 (67.5), DM: 1, Hit Mod: 0, Weight: 6597.6 lbs. Max 6600, Cost: $24,885.00

Design Notes - Updated from this 2037 design:
Luxury, Xhvy Ch., Hvy. Sus., Super PP, 4 PR Tires, Driver & Gunner; VMG (20/incen) in turret, MF (5/reg) back, FOJ (25/reg), GL (10/paint) front, 193 pts Plastic Armor: F 36 B 30 R 36 L 36 T 30 U 25; HC: 3, Acc. 5, 6600 lbs. (max 6600), $19,885.00.
All in all, not so bad an idea except that it's still hard to fit all the fun stuff into one frame, and with the modern upgrades I couldn't get it under 20.

* Styx Defensive System = 6 Foam 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)

Friday, October 14, 2016

Orfice 2066 - Div25 Luxury (Updated)



Type: Luxury, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: Large Electric (SC) (Pwr 2200, 10dp), Tires: 4 Solids (12dp), Crew: Driver, Weaponry RR (10/reg) in turret (2D burst), RR (10/reg) front, smartlinked, OJ (25/reg) back, PS (25/reg) under as part of the Styx Laser Paint Array, Weighted Accessories: IFE, safety seat, spoiler & airdam, Unwgt. Acces.: TC, smartlink, HD-brakes, no-paint windshield, [0 total links], Dischargers: 10 total: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L), Defenses: Styx Defensive System*; Wheel Armor: 39 total = 2x10 pt WG rear, 19 pts WH front (choose where), Component Armor 9 pts LRFP for (a) PP (5 sp), (b) Driver (2 sp), Cargo: 0 sp, 0.4 lbs.; Vehicle Armor: 160 pts sloped Composite (2 Metal/158 Plastic): F(0/34) B(0/33) R(0/35) L(0/35) T(0/16) U(2/5); HC: 3 (4 over 60), Acc. 5 Top Speed 90, DM: 1, Hit Mod: -1, Weight: 6599.6 lbs. Max 6600, Cost: $24,863.50

Design Notes - Updated from this 2037 design:
Luxury, Xhvy Ch., Hvy. Sus., Super PP, 4 Solid Tires, Driver; RL with mag in turret, 2 linked RR front, OJ back, PS right, PS left, HRTC, 181 pts Plastic Armor: F 40 B 30 R 30 L 30 T 26 U 25; HC: 3, Acc. 5, 6600 lbs. (max 6600), $24,220.00
Once I have a luxury, it seems a crime to not slope the armor & add component armor. To do that, I needed to drop 1 PS & 1 weapon. In addition, I feel when you have a front & turrent weapon they should be the same type if possible to exploit the smartlink.

* 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) Defenses: Styx Defensive System*;

Nicrob 2066 - Div20 Midsized (Updated)



Type: Midsized, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: Large Electric (Pwr 2000, 10dp) Tires: 4 PR-Radials (8dp), Crew: Driver (no equip) Weaponry GL (10/rotary: 6 Flaming Oil, 4 Thermite) in turret, 2 linked RL (5/Incen then 5/AP) back Weighted Accessories: rotary mag, Unwgt. Acces.: HRSWC (to RLs), [1 total link], Dischargers: 10 total: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 foam (2T, 2U, 1R 1L), Defenses: Styx Defensive System*; Wheel Armor: 40 total = 2x10 pt WG rear, 2x10 pt WH front (choose where), Cargo: 0 sp, 2 lbs.; Vehicle Armor: 166 pts sloped Composite (10 Metal/156 Plastic): F(2/35) B(1/35) R(2/35) L(2/35) T(1/11) U(2/5); HC: 4, Acc. 5 Top Speed 90, DM: 1, Hit Mod: 0, Weight: 5758 lbs. Max 5760, Cost: $19,971.00

Design Notes - Updated from this 2037 design:
Midsized, Xhvy Ch., Hvy. Sus., Large PP, 4 PR Radial Tires, Driver; GL (10/concussion) in turret, 2 linked RL front, HRTC, 40 pts Wheelguards, 221 pts Plastic Armor: F 40 B 40 R 35 L 35 T 36 U 35; HC: 3, Acc. 5, 5758 lbs. (max 5760), $19,586.00
This is an update of the update, i.e. I added a basic 2037 upgrade in the original and then just added my modern touches. * 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)

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Outlaw 2066 - Div20/RPG Station Wagon (Update)

This is an update of this 2037 design.

Type: Station Wagon, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: Super PP (Pwr 2600, 12dp), Tires: 4 Solids(12dp), Crew: Driver (no equip) & Passenger (no equip, in cargo space), Weaponry RR (10/HEAT) front (2D+2), RL (10/reg) back (2D, burst), PS (25/reg) under as part of the Styx Laser Paint Array, Weighted Accessories: IFE, 2 safety seats, Unwgt. Acces.: Targ. Comp., no-paint windshield, 3 space sleeping space in cargo Dischargers: 10 total: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 foam (2T, 2U, 1R 1L), Defenses: Styx Defensive System*; Wheel Armor: 60 total = 2x10 pt WG rear, 4x10 pt WH on all tires, Component Armor nil, Cargo: 6 sp, 385 lbs.; Vehicle Armor: 142 pts sloped Composite (2 Metal/140 Plastic): F(0/30) B(0/30) R(0/32) L(0/32) T(0/11) U(2/5); HC: 3, Acc. 5; Top Speed 100, DM: 1, Hit Mod: 0, Weight: 6215 lbs. Max 6600, Cost: $19,875.00

* Styx Defensive System = 6 Foam 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)

  • Dueling Option Station Wagon, Xhvy Ch., Hvy Sus., Large PP (SC), 4 Solid tires, driver & passenger (100 lbs avail. for cargo), RR (10/HEAT) front, MML (10/incen) back, PS (25/reg) under as part of the Styx Laser Paint Array, sunroof, IFE, spoiler & airdam, Targ. comp., no-paint windshield, 60 pts. WH/WG, 6 Foam 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, 48 pts composite sloped armor (38 MET/10 Plastic): F(8/0) B(7/0) L(10/0) R(10/0) T(1/5) U(2/5), HC 3 (4 over 60), Acc. 5, Top 90, -1 hit mod, 6500 lbs, $19,035

Design Notes - Updated from this obsolete 2037 design:
Station Wagon, Xhvy Ch., Hvy. Sus., Super PP, 4 PR Tires, Driver & 1 passenger (in cargo); RR with mag front, RL back, HDPS back, 3 space sleeping compartment (in cargo), 3 spaces for cargo: 900 lbs capacity; 150 pts Plastic Armor: F 35 B 30 R 30 L 30 T 10 U 15; HC: 3, Acc. 5, 5965 lbs. (max 6600), $14,400.00
This is an RPG design (passenger, major level cargo space/weight) but the combat option is to recognize that a passenger can be useful in certain duels that allow the occupants to use hand weapons.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Bismark 2066 - Div25 Midsized (Updated)

Update of this 2037 design.

Type: Midsized, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: Super Electric (PC & SC) (Pwr 2990, 12dp), Tires: 4 FP-Radial-PR (8dp), Crew: Driver (no equip), Weaponry RL (10/incen) front (2D+2 fire mod: 3/2), FCE (10/reg) back (1D-1, fire mod: 3/1), Weighted Accessories: ramplate, IFE, safety seat, HD shocks, spoiler & airdam, Unwgt. Acces.: SWC, HD-antilock brakes, bumper trigger front, HDHTM & Overdrive (linked), [1 total link], Dischargers: 10 total: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L), Wheel Armor: 39 total = 2x10 pt WG rear, 19 pt WH front (choose where), Cargo: 0 sp, 1 lbs.; Vehicle Armor: 180 pts Composite (3 Metal/177 Plastic): F(0/48 ramplate) B(0/37) R(0/40) L(0/40) T(1/7) U(2/5); HC: 4 (5 over 60), Acc. 10 (HTM 10/Overdrive 5),  Top Speed 122.5 (80/142.5), DM: 1, Hit Mod: 0, Weight: 5759 lbs. Max 5760, Cost: $24,944.00

  • Option 1 - replace RL with MML, add roll-cage, remove 12 pts vehicular armor (anywhere but front), add 1 pt. WH armor, 5757 lbs, $25,162.

  • Option 2 - Midsized, Xhvy Ch., Hvy Sus., Large PP, 4 PR-Radial tires, driver, RL (10/incen) front, FCE (10/reg) rear, ramplate, roll-cage, safety seat, IFE, spoiler & airdam, HTM & Overdrive (linked), SWC, 10 smoke/oil dischargers, 39 pts WG/WH, 62 pts composite veh. armor (30 MET/32 Plastic): F (10/13 ram), B(5/4) L(6/4) R(6/4) T(1/3) U(2/4), HC 4(5), Acc. 5 (10/2.5), Top 90 (67.5/110), 5759 lbs, $15,864
Design Notes - Updated from this 2037 design:
Midsized, Xhvy Ch., Hvy. Sus., Large PP, 4 PR Tires, Driver; RL (10/incen) in turret, FCE (10/back), FE, ramplate, 40 pts total for Wheelguards/Wheelhubs; 233 pts Plastic Armor: F 55 (ram) B 40 R 40 L 40 T 30 U 28; HC: 3, Acc. 5, 5704 lbs. (max 5760), $14,948.00
Well, in order to preserve the design, specifically the ramplate, I made this a ram car: bigger engine, engine mods, etc.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Terra 2066 - Div20 Midsized (Galaxy) (Update)

Update of this 2037 design.

Type: Midsized, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: Large Electric (Pwr 2000, 10dp) Tires: 4 Solids(12dp), Crew: Driver (no equip) Weaponry RR (10/HEAT) in turret (2D+2 area), HDFOJ (10/reg) back (1D-2, fire mod: 3/2), weapons linked Weighted Accessories: safety seat, spoiler & airdam, Unwgt. Acces.: HRSWC, HD-brakes, HTM [1 total link], Dischargers: 10 total: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L), Defenses: Styx Defensive System*; Wheel Armor: 60 total = 2x10 pt WG rear, 4x10 pt WH all wheels Component Armor 9 pts LRFP for PP (5 sp), Cargo: 0 sp, 2 lbs.; Vehicle Armor: 59 pts Composite armor (36 Metal/23 Plastic): F(6/3) B(6/3) R(9/3) L(9/3) T(4/6) U(2/5); HC: 3 (4 over 60), Acc. 5 (HTM 10),  Top Speed 90 (67.5), DM: 1, Hit Mod: 0, Weight: 5758 lbs. Max 5760, Cost: $19,995.50

* 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) Design Notes - Updated from this obsolete 2037 design:
Midsized, Xhvy Ch., Hvy. Sus., Large PP, 4 Solid Tires, Driver; RR with mag in turret, HDFOJ back, HRTC, 4x10 pts WG on all wheels, 236 pts Plastic Armor: F 60 B 40 R 50 L 50 T 21 U 15; HC: 2, Acc. 5, 5753 lbs. (max 5760), $19,976.00
I felt this needed to be updated for 'modern' times just to be thorough. I felt limited by the core weapon system (RR & HDFOJ), the body size, and price class. I took the RR extra mag out to get some component armor. If I could, I'd reduce the HDFOJ to an OJ and add an IFE, but then it'd be the fabled Hyperion.

Summary
Summary: Midsized, X-Hvy Ch, Hvy Sus, Large PP, 4 Solid Tires, Driver, RR (10/HEAT) in turret, HDFOJ (10/reg) back, safety seat, spoiler & airdam, HRSWC, HD-brakes, HTM, 4 OD (FBRL) 6 SkD (2T, 2U, 1R 1L), 5 laser webs, 4 bump trig, 60 pts WG/WH, 9 pts LRFP Cmp Ar. for PP; Armor (36 Metal/23 Plastic): F(6/3) B(6/3) R(9/3) L(9/3) T(4/6) U(2/5), HC 3 (4), Acc. 5 (10), Top 90 (67.5), 5758 lbs. $19,995.50

Friday, October 7, 2016

Antiped B2 2066 - RPG Van (Updated)

Update of this obsolete RPG (anti-pedestrian) design.

Type: Van, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: Sport (Pwr 3000, 12dp), Tires: 6 FP-Solids(14dp), Crew: Driver (no equip) & Gunner (no equip), Weaponry 3 FG (20/reg) in UM turret (1D+1, area), GL (10/TG) front, HDSS (10/TG) back, PS under as part of the Styx Laser Paint Array, Weighted Accessories: IFE, Unwgt. Acces.: 2 Targ. Comp., HD-antilock brakes, HTM & Overdrive (linked), no-paint windshield, [6 total links], Dischargers: 10 flachette: (2T, 2U, 2R, 2L, F, B), Defenses: 4 bumper triggers, Styx Laser Paint Array; Wheel Armor: 2x10 pt WG rear, 2x10 WG front, 38 pts WH (choose where), Component Armor 9 pts LRFP for (a) PP (6 sp), (b) Driver (2 sp), & (c) Gunner (2 sp) Cargo: 6 sp, 3 lbs.; Vehicle Armor: 98 pts FP Plastic: F(20) B(20) R(22) L(22) T(9) U(5); HC: 1, Acc. 5 (HTM 10/Overdrive 2.5),  Top Speed 105 (77.5/125), DM: 1, Hit Mod: -1, Weight: 7193 lbs. Max 7200, Cost: $41,003.00

Design Notes - Updated from this obsolete RPG (anti-pedestrian) 2037 design:
Van, Xtra-Heavy Chassis, Heavy Suspension, Super PP, 4 PR-Radials tires back, 2 PR tires front, Driver, 3 FG with mag (40 each) in 3sp turret, 2 linked GL (10/tear gas) front, GL (10/tear gas) right, left, back; 7 total links, 10 pt WG individually on 6 wheels, 10 pt WH individually on all 6 wheels, 70 pts Plastic Armor: F 20 B 16 R 12 L 12 T 10 U 0; HC: 2, Acc. 5, 7195 lbs,.$25,000.00
Even outside of the errors in the math, and the major farce of the whole anti-pedestrian theme, and even beyond the farce of Car Wars vans, this was a horrible design. To improve it, I used the tricks for all my vans: sloped armor, gunner, Component Armor for all crew (everything should be CA, to be honest, but I needed to keep the original nonsense, at least nominally). I threw out the original $25K tag because RPG doesn't really require it, and updated from Super to Sport for the weight saving; upgraded the armor and tires to FP (because fire attacks are the most effective from peds to cars), added IFE for same reason.