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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Steelers - Div75 Pickup (NFL)

Type: Pickup 1 spc ext. cab, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: 200 cid IC engine (Tubes/Blue/VP/Spr) (14dp, 4500 pwf), 6 gal. dueling tank (8dp), Tires: 6 FP-Radial-Steelbelted-Solid Tires (14dp), Crew: Driver (no equip) Weaponry:  RR (10/HEAT & 10/HESH, mag switch) in UM turret (2D+2 area/2D extra-blast), ramplate, Weighted Accessories: Active Suspension, roll-cage, safety seat, HD shocks, Unweighted Accessories: HRSWC, HD-antilock brakes, Overdrive, no-paint tinted windshield, [5 total links], Dischargers: 10 dischargers: 4 flaming oil (FBRL) 6 hot smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L), Defenses: 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); Wheel Armor: 2x10 pt WG rear, 19pts total WH front, Component Armor:  Engine & Gas Tank = 9 pts LRFP over 6 spaces, Driver = 9 pts LRFP over 2 spaces, Cargo: 10 spaces, 1.1 lbs, 65 pts Composite Armor (35 LR Metal/30 FP Plastic): F 8/5 (ram) B 8/4 R 8/4 L 8/4 T 1/8 U 2/5; HC: 4 Acc. 20 (Overdrive 10),  Top Speed 85 (105), MPG: 34, Range: 204, Weight: 7798.9 lbs. Max 7800, Cost: $72,878.50

  • VMG IFE Option - Type: Pickup 1 spc ext. cab, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: 200 cid IC engine (Tubes/Blue/VP/Spr) (14dp, 4500 pwf), 6 gal. dueling tank (8dp), Tires: 6 FP-Radial-Steelbelted-Solid Tires (14dp), Crew: Driver (no equip) Weaponry:  VMG (20/incen) in UM turret (2D area; 2/1 fire mod), ramplate, Weighted Accessories: Active Suspension, roll-cage, safety seat, HD shocks, Unweighted Accessories: HRSWC, HD-antilock brakes, Overdrive, no-paint tinted windshield, [5 total links], Dischargers: 10 dischargers: 4 flaming oil (FBRL) 6 hot smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L), Defenses: 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); Wheel Armor: 2x10 pt WG rear, 2x4 pt WH front, Component Armor:  Engine & Gas Tank = 9 pts LRFP over 6 spaces, Driver = 9 pts LRFP over 2 spaces, Cargo: 10 spaces, 2.6 lbs, 46 pts Composite Armor (36 LR Metal/10 FP Plastic): F 8/0 (ram) B 8/0 R 8/0 L 8/0 T 2/5 U 2/5; HC: 4 Acc. 20 (Overdrive 10),  Top Speed 85 (105), MPG: 34, Range: 204, Weight: 7797.4 lbs. Max 7800, Cost: $72,878.50

  • RL Option -  Type: Pickup 1 spc ext. cab, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: 200 cid IC engine (Tubes/Blue/VP/Spr) (14dp, 4500 pwf), 6 gal. dueling tank (8dp), Tires: 6 FP-Radial-Steelbelted-Solid Tires (14dp), Crew: Driver (no equip) Weaponry:  RL (10/AP & 10/reg, mag switch) in UM turret (2D+2 area/2D burst), ITL in turret, LGL to 20 rounds, Ramplate, Weighted Accessories: Active Suspension, roll-cage, safety seat, HD shocks, Unweighted Accessories: HRSWC, HD-antilock brakes, Overdrive, no-paint tinted windshield, [5 total links], Dischargers: 10 dischargers: 4 flaming oil (FBRL) 6 hot smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L), Defenses: 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); Wheel Armor: 2x10 pt WG rear, 2x9 pt WH front, Component Armor:  Engine & Gas Tank = 9 pts LRFP over 6 spaces, Driver = 9 pts LRFP over 2 spaces, Cargo: 10 spaces, 0.1 lbs, 70 pts Composite Armor (35 LR Metal/35 FP Plastic): F 8/5 (ram) B 8/5 R 8/5 L 8/5 T 1/10 U 2/5; HC: 4 Acc. 20 (Overdrive 10),  Top Speed 85 (105), MPG: 34, Range: 204, Weight: 7799.9 lbs. Max 7800, Cost: $78,953.50

  • No Ram Option - Type: Pickup 1 spc ext. cab, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: 200 cid IC engine (Tubes/Blue/VP/Spr) (14dp, 4500 pwf), 6 gal. dueling tank (8dp), Tires: 6 FP-Radial-Steelbelted-Solid Tires (14dp), Crew: Driver (no equip) Weaponry:  VMG (20/incendiary) in UM turret (2D area; 2/1 fire mod), Weighted Accessories: IFE, Active Suspension, roll-cage, safety seat, HD shocks, Unweighted Accessories: HRSWC, HD-antilock brakes, Overdrive, no-paint tinted windshield, [5 total links], Dischargers: 10 dischargers: 4 flaming oil (FBRL) 6 hot smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L), Defenses: 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); Wheel Armor: 2x10 pt WG rear, 19pts total WH front, Component Armor:  Engine & Gas Tank = 9 pts LRFP over 6 spaces, Driver = 9 pts LRFP over 2 spaces,  Cargo: 10 spaces, 2.6 lbs, 66 pts Composite Armor (35 LR Metal/31 FP Plastic): F 8/5 B 8/4 R 8/4 L 8/4 T 1/9 U 2/5; HC: 4 Acc. 20 (Overdrive 10),  Top Speed 85 (105), MPG: 34, Range: 204, Weight: 7797.4 lbs. Max 7800, Cost: $72,566.50

Name & Design Notes - I'm starting a line to name cars - most of them pickups - after NFL teams.  My first is for my birth-team, The Steelers.  We're all friends here so please save rivalry aggression for the field of play and not the comment section... Anyway. The reputation of the Steelers is of great defense and a power running game.  To me, that meant metal armor, roll-cage, gas engine, and if possible a ramplate.  More metal the better, for the "steel" in Steeler.

Naturally, after piling up all the requirements, I was left with not so much weight and 2-3 spaces for weaponry. I went with the RR at first since it seemed to fit the theme (a small "blast cannon" as it were, to fit the blast furnace of the steel mill).  The RL option was for the weight (not much, BTW, once you add the TL) and the VMG to get the space for an IFE.

Pix of Steeler truck from here, modified by me.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Titan III - RPG Pickup (Galaxy)


Type: Pickup 2 space extended cab, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: OR, Engine: Sport PP (Extra Cells) (Pwr 3000, 14dp), Tires: 6 OR Solid Tires (12dp), Crew: Driver (no equip) & 2 passengers (in cargo space)

Weaponry:  Rocket Launcher with mag in UM turret, mag switch, 10 reg (2D), 10 AP (2D+2, no burst), Infrared Targ. Laser in turret, LGL to 20 rockets,   

Dischargers: 10 dischargers: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L), Defenses: 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); Wheel Armor: 2x10 pt WG rear, 2x10 pt WH front, Component Armor:  Power Plant = 9 pts LRFP over 7 spaces, Driver = 9 pts LRFP over 2 spaces, Each passenger = 9 pts LRFP, 2x1 space each - these in cargo, Weighted Accessories:  active suspension, IFE, 3 safety seats (2 in cargo), Unweighted Accessories:  vehicular computer, voice control software, HD-antilock brakes, HTM & Overdrive (linked), no-paint tinted windshield, [6 total links], Cargo:  3 cargo spaces for 42.2 lbs, 4 spaces of cargo used for passengers & CA 


147 pts Composite Armor (2 Metal/145  Plastic): F 0/30 B 0/30 R 0/30 L 0/30 T 0/18 U 2/7

HC: 2 (2 OR), Acc. 5 (HTM 10/Overdrive 2.5), Top Speed 100 (75/120), Cruising: 60, Weight: 7457.8 lbs. (without 300 lbs for passengers & 42.2 lbs for cargo) Max 7800, Cost: $59,336.50


Design Notes - A modification of this RPG station wagon, and this SUV (Camper). The camper allowed more room, but the weight ballooned because of the added armor load, so that basically just allowed me to slope the armor. Not a bad trade-off, per se, and I was able to be loyal to the "SUV" design concept, but why use a pickup without having lots of armor?

This version allowed me to use the armor of the original Station Wagon.  Also, all three Titans have Off-Road suspension because I've been told that is what makes an "SUV."


Name Notes - See original.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Gerard - Div50 Pickup (Amber)


Pickup, Xtra-Heavy Chassis, Heavy Suspension, 200 cid IC engine (Tubes/Blue/VP/Spr) (12dp), 6 gal. dueling tank (8dp), 6 FP-Solid Tires (12dp), Driver (no equip); HMG (20/HD) in 1sp. turret, HRSWC, Active Suspension, roll-cage, IFE, Metal Airfoil spoiler & airdam, safety seat, HD-antilock brakes, Overdrive, no-paint windshield, 10 dischargers: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L): smoke linked to 5 laser reactive webs (F, B, R, L, T; covering tires of those sides as well) and 4 bumper triggers (to oil); 5 total links,  9 pts LRFP Component Armor each around (a) PP & gas tank [6 spaces] and (b) driver [2 sp.], 11 cargo spaces, 37 pts total WG/WH; 94 pts Composite Armor (38 LR Metal/56 FP Plastic): F 10/10 B 8/10 R 8/10 L 8/10 T 2/10 U 2/6; HC: 3 (4 over 60), Acc. 20 (Overdrive 10), Top Speed 85 (105), MPG 34, 7799.4 lbs. (max 7800), $50,173.00

  • Ram Option -add ramplate, reduce armor to: 38 LR Metal/56 FP Plastic: F 10/8 (Ram) B 7/7 R 7/7 L 7/7 T 1/13 U 2/5; $50,970.50

  • Fortress Option - tires are 6 Plasticore, engine system is 150 cid (Tubes/Blue/VP/Spr), 5 gal gas tank; engine CA is around 4 spaces, armor is now Sloped: 34 LR Metal/51 FP Plastic: F 8/6 B 8/6 R 8/7 L 8/7 T 0/20 U 2/5; $47,661.10

Design Notes - Gerard (see below) was the strongest member of the family so I wanted a very strong vehicle, hence a pickup with metal armor and a roll-cage.  I put this at Div50 because the owner can customize how to drop $173 (maybe no bumper triggers? 2 Laser webs?)

Name Notes -Part of the Amber series of cars, named after the most moral and strongest Prince of Amber, and half-brother of Corwin.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Bonodell 2063 - Div75 Pickup (Updated)

Pickup 1sp Ext Cab, Xtra-Heavy Chassis, Heavy Suspension, Sport PP,  6 FP-Radial-Solid Tires (11dp), Driver (no equip), 2 linked GG front (10/reg) HRSWC, Active Suspension, spoiler & airdam, HD-antilock brakes, HD Shocks, HTM, Overdrive (linked), safety seat, no-paint windshield, 10 dischargers: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L): smoke linked to 5 laser reactive webs (F, B, R, L, T; covering tires of those sides as well) and 4 bumper triggers (to oil & also linked to that side's weapons); 6 total links, 59 pts total for FP Wheelguards/Wheelhubs (you choose where), 9 pts LRFP Component Armor each around (a) PP [6 spaces] and (b) driver [2 sp.], 11 cargo spaces, 66 pts Composite Armor (38 LR Metal/28 FP Plastic): F 8/5 B 8/5 R 8/5 L 8/5 T 3/3 U 3/5; HC: 4 (5 over 60), Acc. 5 (HTM 10/Overdrive 2.5), Top Speed 110 (82.5/130), Pwr 3450, 7797.4 lbs. (max 7800), $74,361.00

Ram Option 1 - add ramplate, armor is now 34 pts LR Metal, 26 pts FP Plastic: F 8/4 (ram) B 7/4 R 8/4 L 8/4 T 1/5 U 2/5; 7797.4 lbs, $75,021.00


Ram Option 2 - add ramplate, armor is now LRFP Plastic; there are 33 pts for WG/WH; vehicle armor is 180 pts LRFP: F 50 (ram) B 35 R 35 L 35 T 10 U 15; 7800.1 lbs, $84,775.00


Design Notes -An update of one of my favorite combat veterans: Pickup, Xhvy Ch., Hvy Sus., Super PP, driver, 6 SD tires, 2 linked GG front, cyberlink, no-paint windshield, 281 pts. FP armor: F70, R60, L60, B50, T20, U21; Acc. 5, HC 2; 7791 lbs., $59,564

Simple, deadly. But only 10 shots, and then it's what?  Even in the original, I had a ram option.  But to be honest, I have no idea how the ram rules work with composite armor, hence the second option.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Beast 2037 - RPG Pickup (Obsolete)

Pickup, Xtra-Heavy Chassis, Heavy Suspension, Super PP, 6 Solid Tires, Driver, RL (20/incen) in UM turret, ITL in turret, LGL for 20 rockets, ID (25/reg) back, ramplate, cyberlink, Active Suspension, HD-antilock brakes, Overdrive, IFE, ATAD no-paint tinted windshield,ATAD linked to ID, weapon timer to ID, computer gunner, anti-theft system to 10 weightless grenades, LDR, radar, radar detector linked to radar jammer, 10 weightless smoke dischargers: (F B 2T, 2U 2R 2L); 1 bumper trigger front, 1 total link, 59 pts total for Wheelguards/Wheelhubs (you choose where), 222 pts FPRP Plastic Armor: F 50 (ram) B 40 R 40 L 40 T 30 U 20,  HC: 3, Acc. 5 (Overdrive 2.5), listed weight 7798 lbs. (real weight 7948, max 7800), listed cost $92,696.00 (actually $94,296) Also, as listed, 2 spaces over limit. 

Error Fixing Option - body is 2 space Ext. Cab, no anti-theft system, no AP grenades or dischargers, 168 pts armor: F50 (ram), BRL 30, TU 14, 7797lbs $94,788

Design Notes - I missed this one from my writeups back in 2007.  Ah well. 

As seen from my worksheet back in 2037, I only had 4 instead of 6 tires.  Whoops.  Also back then, not only did dischargers/AP grenades not weigh anything but you could double up AP grenades and dischargers (and there were only smoke dischargers).  The quick fix was to add 2 spaces.  Not sure this can be viably upgraded.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Armadillo - Div30 Pickup (Obsolete)

Pickup, Xtra-Heavy Chassis, Heavy Suspension, Super PP, 6 Solid Tires, Driver (IBA), VMG with mag in turret, FOJ back, TC, Active Suspension, 11 Armored mini-safes (210 DP of FP armor each, all in cargo, 220lbs), 40 pts total for Wheelguards/Wheelhubs (you choose where), 243 pts Plastic Armor: F 133 B 40 R 0 L 0 T 35 U 35; HC: 3, Acc. 5, 7798 lbs., $28,971.00

Design Notes -Obsolete because of the quickly discovered rules-breaking problem of the armored mini-safe (note, I wonder if it actually conforms to real-world physics?  This is a job for Myth-Busters!).  But just look at the awesome picture.  How I got all those itty-bitty boxes into the minisafes is crazy.  I calculated that the effective armor would be F 497, B 460, L 840, R 630

Why did I assume that the safes, all in the flatbed of a pickup, would instead surround the driver and all other components?  It's not only that I used this adolescent rules-breaker (hey, I *was* an adolescent) but I used it wrong.

This won't be updated with the safes because it (a) can't be (the whole point of the vehicle was to exploit the sink), and (b) even if I keep the weapon system, the identity is locked into the illegal design.  

OK, maybe I should...

Arbingor 2063 - Div80, Div40 Pickup (Update)

Pickup, Xtra-Heavy Chassis, Heavy Suspension, Thundercat PP (PC & SC) (15dp), 6 FP-Radial-Solid Tires (11dp), Driver (FP Suit), HL (pulse) front; HRSWC, Active Suspension, HD-antilock brakes, HDHTM, HD-shocks, safety seat, no-paint windshield, 10 dischargers: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L): smoke linked to 5 laser reactive webs (F, B, R, L, T; covering tires of those sides as well) and 4 bumper triggers (to oil & also linked to that side's weapons); 5 total links, 38 pts total for Wheelguards/Wheelhubs (usu 2x10pt WG rear, 2x9pt WH front); 150 pts FP Plastic Armor: F 30 B 30 R 32 L 32 T 11 U 15; HC: 4, Acc. 10 (HDHTM 20), Top Speed 177.5  (117.5), Pwr 7705, 7800 lbs. (max 7800), $79,160.00

Cheap Option - Pickup, Xtra-Heavy Chassis, Heavy Suspension, Thundercat PP (15dp), 6 Radial-Solid Tires (11dp), Driver (no equip), HL front; safety seat, 10 dischargers: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L): 4 bumper triggers (to oil & also linked to that side's weapons); 0 total links, 38 pts total for Wheelguards/Wheelhubs (usu 2x10pt WG rear, 2x9pt WH front); 162 pts Plastic Armor: F 33 B 33 R 35 L 35 T 11 U 15; HC: 3, Acc. 10, Top Speed 165, Pwr 6700, 7799 lbs. (max 7800), $39,894.00

Design Notes - This is an update of this 2037 design: Pickup, Xtra-Heavy Chassis, Heavy Suspension, Thundercat PP, 6 PR Tires, Driver; HL front, 10 pts Component Armor around HL, 202 pts FP Plastic Armor: F 50 B 40 R 40 L 40 T 12 U 20; HC: 2 Acc. 10, 7792 lbs., $37,088.00


The original design was obsoete because back in the day, CA took no space.  Given the guts of this car is "T-cat + HL," and that took all available space, I needed to drop the CA.  The upgrade cost double the original, so I made a "cheap" version to keep it within the same division.

While the T-cat is designed to haul loads, I have no freakin' idea how the whole trailer system works - that was added when I was away and I don't see the rules for it clearly.

Arbingor 2037 - Div40 Pickup (Obsolete)

Updated Here.
Pickup, Xtra-Heavy Chassis, Heavy Suspension, Thundercat PP, 6 PR Tires, Driver; HL front, 10 pts Component Armor around HL, 202 pts FP Plastic Armor: F 50 B 40 R 40 L 40 T 12 U 20HC: 2 Acc. 10, 7792 lbs., $37,088.00


Design Notes - I missed adding this 1987/2037 design back in 2007/2057.  This is such a product of the 2037 era: the only way to get 10mph was with a thundercat; component armor added DP to a weapon and took no space (and makes this obsolete), and why PR as opposed to Solid at this price class?  I think it's because my math/logistics skill was off.

Name Notes - I have no idea.  Not the worst, though.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Convoy 3 - Div20 Pickup

Pickup, Xtra-Heavy Chassis, Heavy Suspension, Super PP (12dp), 6 Solid Tires (12dp), Driver; VMG (20/reg) in turret, SWC, IFE, safety seat, HTM, LDR, 10 dischargers: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L), 60 pts total for Wheelguards/Wheelhubs (10 pt WG rear, 10 WH on all), 9 pts LRFP Component Armor around PP [6 spaces], 11 cargo spaces for 608.2 lbs; 170 pts Composite Armor (2 Metal/168 Plastic): F 0/35 B 0/35 R 0/35 L 0/35 T 0/23 U 2/5; HC: 2, Acc. 5 (HTM 10) Top Speed 92.5 (67.5), Pwr 2600, 7191.8 lbs. (max 7800), $21,731

Option - Other armor configuration: 51 pts Composite Armor (34 Metal/17 Plastic): F 8/0 B 8/0 R 8/0 L 8/0 T 0/14 U 2/3; 509.2 lbs for cargo: 7290.8 lbs. (max 7800), $20,169.00


Design Notes - This is part of the Convoy project, see here for the lead postConvoy 1 is a lead vehicle while Convoy 2 is the "tail end charlie," and this one is for salvage.  Originally, I had the option as the primary car, but I thought the armor was better - and carrying capacity greater - in the plastic armor car.

Convoy 1 is $24,983, leaving $55,017; Convoy 2 is $17,489.00, leaving $37,528.  This one (primary) makes it $15,797 left.

This was in my draft folder, dated originally Sept 17, 2010. 

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Zoe - RPG (45) Pickup (SUV) (Galaxy)


Pickup 1 Space Ext Cab,  Xhvy Ch., Hvy. Sus., Sport PP (no mods) (12dp), 6 Solid Tires (12dp), Driver & 3 Passengers (see below); HMG (20/HD) in UM turret, FOJ (25/reg) back, IFE, SWC, active suspension, HD-antilock brakes, HTM, Overdrive (linked), 4 safety seats, no-paint windshield, 10 dischargers: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L): smoke linked to 5 laser reactive webs (F, B, R, L, T; covering tires of those sides as well) and 4 bumper triggers (to oil & also linked to that side's weapons); 5 total links, 40 pts total for Wheelguards/Wheelhubs (you choose where), 9 pts LRFP Component Armor each around (a) PP and (b) driver, (c) 3 passenger spaces (in cargo); 10 cargo spaces are used as follows: 3 passenger spaces, 1 space for CA around passengers, 6 for uncovered (?) cargo; 162 pts Composite Armor (2 Metal/160 Plastic): F 0/30 B 0/30 R 0/35 L 0/35 T 0/20 U 2/10; HC: 4, Acc. 5 (HTM 10/Overdrive 2.5), Top Speed 92.5 (77.5/112.5), Pwr/MPG 2000, 7267.8 lbs. (532.2 lbs for passengers/cargo = max 7800), $44,442.50

Chepest Option -regular solid tires, remove HD-Antilock brakes, active suspension, HTM, overdrive, UM for turret, no-paint windshield: 7077.8 lbs (722.2 for cargo/passengers), $31,142.50


Design Notes -  This is an "SUV" version of the Logos, which was meant to be a 2063 "minivan."  However, I wondered if a pickup needed to be a camper to actually count as an SUV - mainly because of the uncovered luggage issue (is there another option?).

Also, in terms of adding to a pickup's HC, spoiler/airdams are $550, 110lbs; radialing 6 solid tires adds $4500 and 90lbs ($3000/450 vs $7500/540), and active suspension is $4000, 100 lbs.  So spoilers are cheaper and heavier, yet only work at over 60 mph; radial tires are more expensive than active sus., weigh 10 lbs left and take 1dp off each tire.  Active suspension, in a pickup, seems like the best option because not only does it add HC, it also helps with other handling issues.

Originally, I had a Super plant with PC & SC to allow for better towing (to be honest, I still don't know how towing works).  But then I saw the price and realized that a Super PP with PC & SC costs $5100, weighs 1100 lbs., and has 2900 power factors while an unmodified Sport PP costs $6000, weighs 1000 lbs, and has 3000 power factors!  That's just wrong, but I will exploit it; 100 lbs is really valuable.

I tried making this a camper not only did I lose cargo weight, it was 100+ lbs overweight.  And that's just to get protected luggage.  Note, I chose the pic of a covered pickup because... I dunno, it looks more like what I wanted.

Name Notes -  Zoe is the companion to Logos, Zoe is the satellite to Logos' asteroid.  As I said with Logos, this is a cool name - rather than go for Greek (pagan) mythology, scientists used Gnostic philosophy. According to the Wiki: "58534 Logos is a small Kuiper-belt object, more specifically a cubewano, notable for having a comparatively large satellite named Zoe.... In the Gnostic tradition, Logos and Zoe are a paired emanation of the deity, and part of its creation myth.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Oberon - Div100 Pickup (Amber)

Pickup (C/A Frame), Xhvy Ch., Hvy-Active Sus., Sport PP (PC-SC) (12dp), 6 SD (FP-Steel-Radial) Tires (14dp), Driver (blended BA, FP suit); RL (10/Incen.) in turret, 2 linked RL (10/Incen.) in EWP facing forward, 2 ITL (turret & front), LGL for all 30 rounds, smartlink for TLs, PS (25/reg) part of the Styx Laser Paint Array, 9 Pts LRFP EWP armor each, HRTC, Active Suspension, HD-antilock brakes, HTM, Overdrive, safety seat, no-paint windshield, 7 dischargers: 4 oil (FBRL) 3 smoke (1T 1R 1L): smoke linked to 5 laser reactive webs (F, B, R, L, T; covering tires of those sides as well) and 4 bumper triggers (to oil & also linked to that side's weapons); 6 total links, 36 pts total for LRFP Wheelguards/Wheelhubs (you choose where), 9 pts LRFP Component Armor each around (a) PP and (b) driver, 200 pts LRFP Plastic Armor: F 40 B 40 R 45 L 45 T 15 U 15 HC: 4, Acc. 5 (HTM 10/Overdrive 2.5), Top Speed 110 (82.5/130) - without EWPs, Pwr 3450, 7799 lbs. (max 7800), $94,650.00

2063 Update  - Pickup, Xhvy Ch., Hvy Sus., Sport PP (PC-SC) (12dp), 6 SD (FP-Radial) Tires (11dp), Driver (no equip); RL (10/AP) in turret, 2 linked RL (10/AP) in EWP facing forward, 2 ITL (turret & front), LGL for all 30 rounds, smartlink for TLs, PS (25/reg) part of the Styx Laser Paint Array, 9 Pts LRFP EWP armor each, HRTC, Active Suspension, HD-antilock brakes, HTM, Overdrive, safety seat, no-paint windshield, 10 dischargers: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 smoke (2U 2T 1R 1L): smoke linked to 5 laser reactive webs (F, B, R, L, T; covering tires of those sides as well) and 4 bumper triggers (to oil & also linked to that side's weapons); 6 total links, 35 pts total for LRFP Wheelguards/Wheelhubs (you choose where), 9 pts LRFP Component Armor each around (a) PP and (b) driver, 150 pts LRFP Plastic Armor: F 30 B 30 R 30 L 30 T 15 U 15 HC: 4, Acc. 5 (HTM 10/Overdrive 2.5), Top Speed 110 (82.5/130) - without EWPs, Pwr 3450, 7796.6 lbs. (max 7800), $73,600.00

  • Option  - use FP armor only: 39 WG/WH, add 15 pts vehicular armor (165 total): 7798.6 lbs, $72,515
2063 Gas - Pickup, Xhvy Ch., Hvy Sus., 150 cid IC engine (Tubes/Blue/VP/Spr) (9dp), 5 gal. dueling gas tank (8dp), 6 SD (FP-Radial) Tires (11dp), Driver (no equip); RL (10/AP) in turret, 3 linked RL (10/AP) forward (1 in car, 2 in EWP facing forward), 2 ITL (turret & front), LGL for all 40 rounds, smartlink for TLs, PS (25/reg) part of the Styx Laser Paint Array, 9 Pts LRFP EWP armor each, HRTC, Active Suspension, HD-antilock brakes, Overdrive, safety seat, no-paint windshield, 10 dischargers: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 smoke (2U 2T 1R 1L): smoke linked to 5 laser reactive webs (F, B, R, L, T; covering tires of those sides as well) and 4 bumper triggers (to oil & also linked to that side's weapons); 6 total links, 34 pts total for LRFP Wheelguards/Wheelhubs (you choose where), 9 pts LRFP Component Armor each around (a) PP/gas tank and (b) driver, 172 pts LRFP Plastic Armor: F 33 B 33 R 38 L 38 T 15 U 15 HC: 4, Acc. 15 (Overdrive 7.5), Top Speed 72.5 (92.5) - without EWPs, MPG 44, 7798.8 lbs. (max 7800), $81,195.00
 
2063 Gas, no EWP - Pickup, Xhvy Ch., Hvy Sus., 150 cid IC engine (Tubes/Blue/VP/Spr) (9dp), 5 gal. dueling gas tank (8dp), 6 SD (FP-Radial-Steelbelted) Tires (14dp), Driver (no equip); RL (10/AP) in turret, 2 linked RL (10/AP) forward, 2 ITL (turret & front), LGL for all 30 rounds, smartlink for ITLs, HRTC, Active Suspension, HD-antilock brakes, HD shocks, spoiler & airdam, Overdrive, safety seat, no-paint windshield, 10 dischargers: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 smoke (2U 2T 1R 1L): smoke linked to 5 laser reactive webs (F, B, R, L, T; covering tires of those sides as well) and 4 bumper triggers (to oil & also linked to that side's weapons); 6 total links, 39 pts total for Wheelguards/Wheelhubs (you choose where), 9 pts LRFP Component Armor around PP/gas tank, 81 pts Composite Armor (39 LR Metal/42 Plastic): F 8/4 B 8/4 R 8/4 L 8/4 T 1/13 U 2/13 HC: 4 (5 over 60), Acc. 15 (Overdrive 7.5), Top Speed 72.5 (92.5), MPG 44, 7797.2 lbs. (max 7800), $77,108.00

Design Notes - This was in my draft pile, dated Oct 8, 2009. Oberon is one of the most powerful of the This is part of the Amber characters, so I wanted to make a very powerful car.  Sadly, back in 2009, that meant a C/A frame. Hence the 2063 update, which is not altogether bad, but it reinforces my discovery that EWPs are really heavy!  Each is 250 lbs, that makes a RL into a laser; so is it worth it?

As usual, after the spate of updates and options, I'm not sure the end car recognizably resembles the one at the top.

Note, the original didn't have the Styx Laser Paint Array, but I had an extra space and 80 lbs to spare, so I left historical accuracy.

Name Notes - This is named after the head of the family in the Amber series.  Ironically, since Oberon is a name of a moon of Uranus, I've used the name before.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Brzarp 2037 - Div30 Pickup (Obsolete)

Luxury, Xhvy Ch., Imp. Sus., Super PP, 4 PR tires rear, 2 PR-Radials front, Driver; 2 linked Lasers front, laser battery, 30 pts of WG/WH, 255 pts Plastic Armor: F60 B 55 R 50 L 50 T 25 U 15; HC: 2. Acc. 5, 7797 lbs. (max 7800), $29,960.00

Design Notes - Obsolete because of the PRR issue.  I wonder how many people have already made this design?  Also, a global point: reducing costs by going to Improved suspension is the design equivalent of losing weight by cutting off your legs.

Name Notes -One of the most teenage of my names.  It's onomatopoeia!  The sound a laser makes!  Gadzooks.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Ophelia 2037 - Div30 Pickup (Galaxy)

Pickup, Xhvy Ch., Hvy. Sus., Super PP, 6 Radial-PR Tires, Driver; HL front, ramplate, TC, 250 pts Plastic Armor: F 60 (ram) B 50 R 40 L 40 T 30 U 30; HC: 3, Acc. 5, 7790 lbs. (max 7800), $29,705.00

Design Notes - Signs o' the times, ramplates and heavy lasers.  Loved those things.  Look at those armor numbers!

Name Notes - This was unnamed, so like the others of this period, I'm using the moons of Uranus; Ophelia  is from Shakespeare's Hamlet.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Io - Div20 Pickup (Galaxy)

Pickup, Xhvy Ch., Hvy. Sus., Super PP (12dp), 6 Solid Tires (12dp), Driver; VMG (20/HD) in turret, SD (10/reg) back, SWC, 10 dischargers: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 foam/sand (2T, 2U, 1R 1L); 4 bumper triggers (to oil & also linked to that side's weapons); 40 pts total for Wheelguards/Wheelhubs (you choose where), 9 pts LRFP Component Armor each around (a) PP and (b) driver, 91 pts sloped Composite Armor (41 Metal/50 Plastic): F 10/5 B 10/5 R 10/5 L1 0/5 T 0/18 U 1/10; HC: 2, Acc. 5, Top Speed 90, Pwr 2600, 7798.4 lbs., $19,955.00


Design Notes -On the SJGames forum some dude said that a Div20 Pickup can be made with a VMG and HD ammo and metal armor.  I tried it out and it worked.

Name Notes -From the Wiki: "Io is the innermost of the four Galilean moons of the planet Jupiter and, with a diameter of 3,642 kilometres (2,263 mi), the fourth-largest moon in the Solar System. It was named after the mythological character Io, a priestess of Hera who became one of the lovers of Zeus."

Friday, October 18, 2013

Omega 60 - Div60 Pickup (Retool)

As stated here, I wanted to update the cars from the AADA Car Guide vol. 3 (see first attempt here).  Even with my untrained eye, I knew the designs were problematic.  But that was just about the *ideas* behind the car.  Since then, I've read that every design is actually against the rules.  Here's another example:

Original (as Claimed in the Book):  Camper, X-Hvy. Ch., Heavy Sus., 450 cid IC (VP), 15-gal. Duelling tank, 6 Plasticore Tires, driver, MFR (B) 2 AP MRs (F) 4 FCD (2U.1R, 1L) 2TLs (1F, 1B), ramplate, Spoiler (no airdam), Safety seat, 3 Links (FCD R-FCD L. MFR-MRs. 2 U FCDs), HRTC. LGL (8 rockets), HD brakes, ABS. Overdrive, No-paint windshield, 5 Blow-through concealments (MRs. TLs. and MFR), 4 fake WG/WH, 169 pts FP plastic armor: F65 (Ram) R30 L30 B30 T6 U8; HC: 2 (3), Acc 20, Top 132.5, 7,797 lbs, $59,449 

Problems:  From a design perspective: A ramcar with HC 2?  Medium Rockets, in a pickup?  No wheelguards?? Why not put 1 TL in a zero space turret?  Who needs the BTC?  Top and U armor is laughable for div60.

But from a factual perspective, according to my calculations,  the car is 255 lbs overweight, does not have enough gas (it needs a 16 gal tank, which adds 16 lbs and 1 space).  It's total weight is 8055 lbs, $58,943.  It also has 1 space left (maybe for the tank?  I added it).  To make it legal without changing the whole essence, you'd need to take away 20 pts armor. That's leave: 7791 lbs, $57,808.  Put another way:
Camper, X-Hvy. Ch., Heavy Sus., 450 cid IC (VP), 16-gal. Duelling tank, 6 Plasticore Tires, driver, MFR (B) 2 AP MRs (F) 4 FCD (2U.1R, 1L) 2TLs (1F, 1B), ramplate, Spoiler (no airdam), Safety seat, 3 Links (FCD R-FCD L. MFR-MRs. 2 U FCDs), HRTC. LGL (8 rockets), HD brakes, ABS. Overdrive, No-paint windshield, 5 Blow-through concealments (MRs. TLs. and MFR), 4 fake WG/WH, 149 pts FP plastic armor: F65 (Ram) R25 L25 B20 T6 U8; HC: 2, Acc 20, Top 132.5, 7791 lbs, $57,808

And this is without redesigning this turkey.  Here's a set of attempted updates:

First Attempt:  Camper, X-Hvy. Ch., Heavy Sus., 300 cid IC (Blue/VP/Spr), 10-gal. Duelling tank, 6 Plasticore Tires, driver, MFR (B) 2 AP MRs (F) 4 FCD (2U.1R, 1L) 2TLs (1F, 1B), ramplate, Spoiler & Airdam, Safety seat, 3 Links (FCD R-FCD L. MFR-MRs. 2 U FCDs), HRTC. LGL (8 rockets), HD brakes, ABS. Overdrive, No-paint windshield, 5 Blow-through concealments (MRs. TLs. and MFR), 4 fake WG/WH, 9 pts LRFP Component Armor each around (a) driver, (b) engine (c) gas tank; 157 pts FP plastic armor: F45 (Ram) R30, L30. B30, T7, U15 HC: 2 (3), Acc 20, Top 112.5 (overdrive 132.5), 7,800 lbs, $61,623

  • First Attempt Notes: Originally, I changed the 2 TLs to 1 in a zero-space turret. Except that the original needed to have idiotic blow-thru-concealment! So what would be better: (1) a zero-space pop-up turret for 1 TL (my first fix) but this is 1 more space, 100 more pounds than just 2 TL!  (2) a zero-space turret with a fake turret on top.  But that is also an unnecssary 50 lbs! so (3) I just kept the 2 stupid lasers, and used the space I saved by shrinking the engine on a spliff-load of component armor.

Second Attempt: Pickup , Heavy. Ch., Heavy Sus., 300 cid IC (Tubes/Blue/VP), 10-gal. Duelling tank, 4 Plasticore Tires, driver, MFR (B) 2 AP MRs (F) 4 FCD (2U.1R, 1L) 2TLs (1F, 1B), ramplate, active suspension, Spoiler & Airdam, Safety seat, 3 Links (FCD R-FCD L. MFR-MRs. 2 U FCDs), HRTC. LGL (8 rockets), HD brakes, ABS. Overdrive, No-paint windshield, 5 Blow-through concealments (MRs. TLs. and MFR), 39 points FP WG/WH; 195 pts FP plastic armor: F65 (Ram) R35, L35, B35, T10, U15; HC: 3 (4), Acc 15, Top 105 (overdrive 125), 7,148.5 lbs, $59,530

  • Second Attempt Notes: After making the first version, I realized that after shrinking the engine to a manageable size, I had a lot of room left over.  While I love Component Armor, I thought if I reduced this to a regular pickup, there's be more regular armor.  When I did that, I needed to toss the supercharger, and then I had a HUGE amount of weight left over.  Even after raising the ramplate back to 65, and adding active suspension and full wheelguards, I  had so much weight left over that I didn't think I could make the div60 cutoff.  So I made the chassis Heavy - which not only changed the cost, but allowed me to drop 2 tires.

Third Attempt: Pickup , Extra Heavy Chassis, Heavy Sus., 300 cid IC (Tubes/Blue/VP), 10-gal. Duelling tank, 6 Steelbelted-Radial-FP Solid Tires, driver, MFR (B) 2 AP MRs (F) 4 FCD (2U.1R, 1L) 2TLs (1F, 1B), ramplate, active suspension, Spoiler & Airdam, Safety seat, 3 Links (FCD R-FCD L. MFR-MRs. 2 U FCDs), HRTC. LGL (8 rockets), HD brakes, ABS. Overdrive, No-paint windshield, 5 Blow-through concealments (MRs. TLs. and MFR), 38 points FP WG/WH; 111 pts composite Armor (36 LR Metal/75 reg Plastic armor): F13/10 (Ram) R8/13, L8/13, B7/13, T0/10, U0/16; HC: 4 (5), Acc. 15, Top 100 (overdrive 120), 7,799.5 lbs, $59,997.75

  • Third Attempt Notes:  Since I had so much weight left over in the second attempt, I decided to see what metal armor would allow with an extra-heavy chassis, especially if it allowed me to change tires to the best available. I dropped the plastic FP armor to save some money, especially as the tires were FP.

That's all I'm willing to polish this turkey.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Themisto - Div55 Pickup (Galaxy)

Pickup, Xhvy Ch., Hvy. Sus., Sport PP (PC & SC) (12dp), 4 Radial-Solid Tires (11dp) back, 2 Steel-Radial-Solids front (14dp), Driver (no equip); GG (10/reg) in turret, PS (25/reg) part of the Styx Laser Paint Array,, HRSWC, active suspension, safety seat, ramplate, HD-Antilock brakes, HD shocks, HTM, overdrive (linked), no-paint windshield, 10 dischargers: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L): smoke linked to 5 laser reactive webs (F, B, R, L, T; covering tires of those sides as well) and 4 bumper triggers (to oil & also linked to that side's weapons); 6 total links, 38 pts total for Wheelguards/Wheelhubs (you choose where), 9 pts LRFP Component Armor each around (a) PP and (b) driver; 81 pts Composite Armor (35 Metal/46 Plastic): F 10/4 (ram) B 8/4 R 8/4 L 8/4 T 1/15 U 0/15; HC: 4, Acc. 5 (HTM 10/Overdrive 2.5), Top Speed 110 (82.5/130), Pwr 3450, 7798.4 lbs., $54,999.00

  • Gas Option (Div65) - Pickup 1sp Ext Cab, Xhvy Ch., Hvy. Sus., 200 cid IC (Tubes/Blue/VP/Spr) (12dp), 6 gal. dueling gas tank (8dp), 4 Radial-Solid Tires (11dp) back, 2 Steel-Radial-Solids front (14dp), Driver (no equip); GG (10/reg) in turret, PS (25/reg) part of the Styx Laser Paint Array,, HRSWC, active suspension, rollcage, safety seat, ramplate, HD-Antilock brakes, HD shocks, HTM, overdrive (linked), no-paint windshield, 10 dischargers: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L): smoke linked to 5 laser reactive webs (F, B, R, L, T; covering tires of those sides as well) and 4 bumper triggers (to oil & also linked to that side's weapons); 5 total links, 40 pts total for Wheelguards/Wheelhubs (you choose where), 9 pts LRFP Component Armor each around (a) IC engine & gas tank, and (b) driver; 79 pts Composite Armor (33 Metal/46 Plastic): F 10/4 (ram) B 7/4 R 8/4 L 8/4 T 0/15 U 0/15; HC: 4, Acc. 20 (Overdrive 10), Top Speed 85 (105), MPG 34, 7798.4 lbs., $64,813.00

  • Cheap Option (Div40) - Pickup, Xhvy Ch., Hvy. Sus., Sport PP (12dp), 6 Radial-Solid Tires (11dp), Driver (no equip); GG (10/reg) in turret, PS (25/reg) part of the Styx Laser Paint Array,, SWC, safety seat, ramplate, HTM, overdrive (linked), no-paint windshield, 10 dischargers: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L): smoke linked to 5 laser reactive webs (F, B, R, L, T; covering tires of those sides as well) and 4 bumper triggers (to oil & also linked to that side's weapons); 6 total links, 38 pts total for Wheelguards/Wheelhubs (you choose where), 9 pts LRFP Component Armor each around (a) PP and (b) driver; 86 pts Composite Armor (39 Metal/46 Plastic): F 10/4 (ram) B 9/4 R 9/4 L 9/4 T 2/15 U 0/15; HC: 4, Acc. 5 (HTM 10/Overdrive 2.5), Top Speed 100 (75/120), Pwr 3000, 7798.4 lbs., $39,791.00

  • No Ram Option (Div55) - Pickup, Xhvy Ch., Hvy. Sus., Sport PP (PC & SC) (12dp), 4 Radial-Solid Tires (11dp) back, 2 Steel-Radial-Solids front (14dp), Driver (no equip); GG (10/reg) in turret, PS (25/reg) part of the Styx Laser Paint Array,, HRSWC, active suspension, safety seat, HD-Antilock brakes, HD shocks, HTM, overdrive (linked), no-paint windshield, 10 dischargers: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L): smoke linked to 5 laser reactive webs (F, B, R, L, T; covering tires of those sides as well) and 4 bumper triggers (to oil & also linked to that side's weapons); 6 total links, 38 pts total for Wheelguards/Wheelhubs (you choose where), 9 pts LRFP Component Armor each around (a) PP and (b) driver; 81 pts Composite Armor (35 Metal/46 Plastic): FBLR 9/4 T 4/17 U 0/15; HC: 4, Acc. 5 (HTM 10/Overdrive 2.5), Top Speed 110 (82.5/130), Pwr 3450, 7798.4 lbs., $54,306.00


Design Notes -This was in my draft folder dated Oct 16 2010, named "yrt" (don't remember what that means). I kept the ramplate despite not having any credible reason to do so.  As such, I won't label it a "ramcar" because you need a bit more of acceleration for that.  Hence the gas option, which to maintain the weapon system (and thus the identity) I needed to either throw out component armor or make it extended cab.  I chose the latter.

Name Notes -Themisto is a moon of Jupiter According to the Wiki: "also known as Jupiter XVIII, is a small prograde irregular satellite of Jupiter. It was discovered in 1975, lost, and then rediscovered in 2000." ... "In October 2002 it was officially named after Themisto, daughter of the river god Inachus and lover of Zeus (Jupiter) in Greek mythology."

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Surtur - Unlimited (Div100, Div60) Pickup (Galaxy)

Pickup, 1 sp. Ext cab., Xhvy Ch., Hvy. Sus., 150 cid IC engine (Tubes/Blue/VP) (9 dp), 5 gal dueling tank (8 dp), 6 FP-Radial-Steelbelted-Solid Tires (14 dp), Driver (blended BA); Laser (pulse) in universal turret, 2 linked Lasers (pulse) front, smartlink, laser battery, active suspension, HD-antilock brakes, safety seat, HD shocks, HRTC, overdrive, no-paint windshield, 4 oil dischargers (FBRL) 6 smoke dischargers (2T, 2U, 1R 1L): smoke linked to 5 laser reactive webs (F, B, R, L, T) and 4 bumper triggers (to oil & also linked to that side's weapons); 6 total links, 35 pts total LRFP WG/WH, no CA;167 pts sloped LRFP Plastic Armor: F 33 B 33 R 35 L 35 T 16 U 15; HC 4, Acc. 10 (Overdrive 5), Top 60 (80), MPG 45, 7799.7 lbs., $105,678.50

EWP Option - Pickup, Xhvy Ch., Hvy. Sus., 150 cid IC engine (Tubes/Blue/VP/Spr) (9 dp), 5 gal dueling tank (8 dp), 6 FP-Radial-Solid Tires (11 dp), Driver (no equip); Laser (pulse) in universal turret, 2 linked Lasers (pulse) front in 2 2sp EWP, 9 pts LRFP EWP armor each, EWP ejectors, smartlink, laser battery, active suspension, HD-antilock brakes, safety seat, HD shocks, HRTC, overdrive, no-paint windshield, 4 oil dischargers (FBRL) 6 smoke dischargers (2T, 2U, 1R 1L): smoke linked to 5 laser reactive webs (F, B, R, L, T) and 4 bumper triggers (to oil & also linked to that side's weapons); 6 total links, 40 pts total FP WG/WH, 9 pts LRFP CA around (a) engine & gas tank, (b) driver; 147 pts sloped FP Plastic Armor: F 30 B 30 R 30 L 30 T 12 U 15; HC 4, Acc. 15 (Overdrive 7.5?), Top 72.5 (92.5) not counting lag for EWP, MPG 44, 7800 lbs., $98,249.80

Cheaper Option - Pickup, 1 sp. Ext cab., Xhvy Ch., Hvy. Sus., 150 cid IC engine (Tubes/Blue/VP) (9 dp), 5 gal dueling tank (8 dp), 6 Radial-Solid Tires (14 dp), Driver (no equip); Laser in turret, 2 linked Lasers front, smartlink, laser battery, safety seat, TC, overdrive, HD-Antilock brakes, 4 oil dischargers (FBRL) 6 smoke dischargers (2T, 2U, 1R 1L): smoke linked to 5 laser reactive webs (F, B, R, L, T) and 4 bumper triggers (to oil & also linked to that side's weapons); 6 total links, 40 pts total WG/WH, no CA; 92 pts sloped composite Armor (32 LR Metal/60 Plastic): FBRL 8/6 T 0/20 U 0/16; HC 3, Acc. 10 (Overdrive 5), Top 60 (80), MPG 45, Range 225, 7800 lbs., $59,531.50 
  • exchange armor for 220 pts reg. plastic armor, $61,274 (accessories can be dropped to get to Div60)
  • exchange armor for 200 pts LRFP plastic armor, $68,050
  • exchange armor for 200 pts LR plastic armor, $61,274

Design Notes - This started as a simple idea for how to get 3 internal smartlinked pulse lasers (3x3d+3), for an average of 40 points of damage on a successful hit, with that on a 4 or above.  I wanted internal to avoid the EWP problem, but the option is above (EWP weigh a lot!). 

Name Notes -Surtur is a moon of Saturn and another Norse God, as seen in this Dungeon & Dragon's pic:

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Pandora - Div30 Pickup (Galaxy)

Pickup (steamlined), Xhvy Ch., Hvy. Sus., 200 cid IC (Tubes/Blue/VP/Spr), 6 gal HD gas tank,  6 PR Tires, Driver;  ramplate, SAM (AP) front, 5 oil/smoke dischargers, linked 4 bumper triggers (also linked to that side's weapons) 10 pts CA each around PP and driver 110 pts sloped Composite Armor (60 Metal/50 Plastic): F 15/5 (ram) BRL 15/5 TU 0/15  HC 2 Acc. 20 Top 95 MPG 37.4 Range 204 7799 lbs. $29.577.75

2063 Update 1 - Pickup, Xhvy Ch., Hvy. Sus., 200 cid IC (Tubes/Blue/VP/Spr), 6 gal dueling gas tank,  6 Solid Radial Tires, Driver (with impact armor); ramplate, SAM with mag (2/AP) front, active suspension, roll-cage, safety seat, spoiler & airdam, HD-Antilock brakes, HD shocks, overdrive, 10 oil/smoke dischargers, linked to 5 laser reactive webs (F, B, R, L, T) and 4 bumper triggers (also linked to that side's weapons), 38 pts WG/WH, 9 pts LRFP CA each around PP and driver 93 pts Composite Armor (44 Metal/49 Plastic): F 12/14 (ram) BRL 9/4 T 2/7 U 0/15  HC 4 (5) Acc. 20 (overdrive 10) Top 85 (105) MPG 34 Range 204 7797.4 lbs. $48.282.50


2063 EWP Option  - Pickup, Xhvy Ch., Hvy. Sus., 200 cid IC (Tubes/Blue/VP/Spr), 6 gal dueling gas tank,  6 Solid Radial Tires, Driver (with impact armor); ramplate, 2 linked SAMs with mag (2/AP) in 2sp Rocket EWPs facing forward, EWP ejection system, SWC, active suspension, roll-cage, safety seat, spoiler & airdam, HD-Antilock brakes, HD shocks, overdrive, 10 oil/smoke dischargers, linked to 5 laser reactive webs (F, B, R, L, T) and 4 bumper triggers (also linked to that side's weapons), 39 pts WG/WH, 9 pts LRFP CA each around PP and driver 86 pts sloped Composite Armor (34 Metal/52 Plastic): F 10/10 (ram) BLR 8/6 T 0/9 U 0/15  HC 4 (5) Acc. 20 (overdrive 10) Top 75 with EWP, 85 without (overdrive 95/105) MPG 34 Range 204 7798.4 lbs. $50,687.35

Design Notes -This was in my draft pile dated Oct 15, 2007 and temporarily named "Metal Test."  As a ram car, there's some glimmerings of possibility, but I didn't really play as a rammer, so I don't know what the best designs would be.  But there are obvious problems: HC at 2, ahem.  PR tires in general. 

The "big idea" I had was the SAM for ramming.  Basically, the 11 to hit would be offset by the point blank range.  Except it's still a 7!  And 1 shot (in a pickup, where space is premium) Ah well, I should playtest.

I also think that pickups in general can use EWPs effectively.  It may not make sense for ramcars given the problems with speed.

Name Notes - Pandora is a moon of Saturn.  And, she had a bad box...

Thanatos - Div75, Div100, Div70 Pickup

Pickup (C/A frame), Xhvy Ch., Hvy. Sus., Super PP (PC/SC), 6 Solid Radial Tires, Driver (with blended BA); GG (10/reg) in turret, cyberlink, fake ramplate, active suspension, spoiler & airdam, HD-Antilock brakes, HD shocks, HTM, overdrive, no-paint windshield, 30 pts WG/WH, 157 pts sloped composite Armor (48 LR Metal/109 FP Plastic): F 12/15 B 12/15 R 12/20 L 12/20 T 0/20 U 0/19 HC 4 (5) Acc. 5 (HTM 10/Overdrive 2.5) Top 97.5 (72.5/117.5) Pwr 2990 7799 lbs. $74,530.00

2063 UpdatePickup (C/A frame), Xhvy Ch., Hvy. Sus., Sport PP (PC/SC), 6 FP Solid Steelbelted Radial Tires, Driver; GG (10/reg) in turret, cyberlink, fake ramplate, active suspension, spoiler & airdam, safety seat, HD-Antilock brakes, HD shocks, HTM, overdrive, no-paint windshield, 10 oil/smoke dischargers, linked to 5 laser reactive webs (F, B, R, L, T) and 4 bumper triggers (also linked to that side's weapons), 41 pts WG/WH, 139 pts sloped composite Armor (46 LR Metal/93 FP Plastic): F 11/14 B 11/14 R 12/13 L 12/13 T 0/20 U 0/19 HC 4 (5) Acc. 5 (HTM 10/Overdrive 2.5) Top 110 (82.5/130) Pwr 3450 7797 lbs. $95,142.50

Switchout - for either of these, replace cyberlink with HRSWC & 9 pts LRFP CA around driver, save $13,275 and 60.4 lbs

Solid Option Pickup, Xhvy Ch., Hvy. Sus., Sport PP (PC/SC), 6 FP Solid Steelbelted Radial Tires, Driver; GG (10/reg) in turret, HRSWC, active suspension, spoiler & airdam, safety seat, HD-Antilock brakes, HD shocks, HTM, overdrive, no-paint windshield, 10 oil/smoke dischargers, linked to 5 laser reactive webs (F, B, R, L, T) and 4 bumper triggers (also linked to that side's weapons), 9 pts LRFP CA around driver, 39 pts WG/WH, 239 pts sloped FP plastic Armor: F 50 B 50 R 50 L 50 T 20 U 19 HC 4 (5) Acc. 5 (HTM 10/Overdrive 2.5) Top 110 (82.5/130) Pwr 3450 7799.6 lbs. $76,272.60

4 Wheel Option  - Pickup, Hvy Ch., Hvy. Sus., Sport PP (PC/SC), 4 FP Solid Steelbelted Radial Tires, Driver; GG (10/reg) in turret, HRSWC, active suspension, spoiler & airdam, safety seat, HD-Antilock brakes, HD shocks, HTM, overdrive, no-paint windshield, 10 oil/smoke dischargers, linked to 5 laser reactive webs (F, B, R, L, T) and 4 bumper triggers (also linked to that side's weapons), 9 pts LRFP CA around driver, 40 pts WG/WH, 205 pts sloped FP plastic Armor: F 40 B 40 R 43 L 43 T 20 U 19 HC 4 (5) Acc. 5 (HTM 10/Overdrive 2.5) Top 115 (85/135) Pwr 3450 7149.6 lbs. $65,197.00

Design Notes - In my drafts pile, dated Sept 5 2007.  What a mess.  I kept the original design as the primary description; note that in a high $ ticket, I was still using a Super plant. Whaaaaat?

The 4 wheel option came about because I saw that I had a ridiculous amount of armor (239) and I wondered if going 4 wheel would save some weight etc.  I thought, incorrectly, that a 4 wheel pickup would have a higher HC; that evidently comes when the pickup is 5500 lbs or under (which is craziness).

Name Notes - Greek god of death.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Triton 2057 - Div45 Pickup (Galaxy, Updated)

Pickup, Xhvy Ch., Hvy. Sus., Sport PP, 6 SD-Radial Tires, Driver; Heavy Laser front, VMG (20/reg) in turret, active suspension, spoiler & airdam, HD brakes, TC, 10 oil/smoke dischargers, linked to 5 laser reactive webs (F, B, R, L, T) and 4 bumper triggers (also linked to that side's weapons) 41 pts WG/WH, 176 pts sloped Plastic Armor: F33 B33 R40 L40 T15 U15 HC 4 (5), Acc. 5, Top 100, Pwr 3000 7800 lbs. $44,832

  • Laserproof Option - drop 16 pts, armor (160 total) & change to LR, drop 4 pts WG/WH, $44,829

Design Notes - Update of this pickup:
Pickup, Xhvy Ch., Hvy. Sus., 4 SD Tires back + 2 PR-Radials front, Super PP, Driver; Heavy Laser front, VMG (20/reg) in turret, Hi-Res Comp., 20 pts WG/WH, 209 pts Plastic Armor: F50 B40 R40 L40 T20 U19; HC 3, Acc. 5. 7799 lbs. $34148 
Too many weapons, not enough newfangled doodads.  I'm just leaving this as it is because it's an update.  I don't think I'd use it in Div45 combat.


Name Notes - Triton is a moon of Neptune.