Vector II [Attack] VT-II-A

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Shut up and take my C-Bills!
2
50%
A whole regiment!
1
25%
Some... If you make a few changes! [List below]
0
No votes
Only for target practice! [List below] makes it nonviable!
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No votes
One, only to fly it into an Urbanmech where it belongs.
1
25%
 
Total votes: 4

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Vector II [Attack] VT-II-A

Postby HolyHandGrenade » Fri Aug 20, 2021 4:32 am

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Vector II VT-II-A [Attack]

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Vector II VT-II-A [Attack]
Mass: 25 tons
Movement Type: VTOL
Power Plant: 135 XL
Cruising Speed: 118.8 kph
Maximum Speed: 183.6 kph
Armor: Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:
     1 MML 5
     1 MagShot
     1 Small X-Pulse Laser
Manufacturer: General Motors
Primary Factory: Various
Communication System: IrComm ICM-3200b
Targeting & Tracking System: Garret A99
Introduction Year: 3100
Tech Rating/Availability: E/X-X-F-D
Cost: 2,807,750 C-bills

Type: Vector II
Technology Base: Inner Sphere (Experimental)
Movement Type: VTOL
Tonnage: 25
Battle Value: 603

Equipment                                          Mass
Internal Structure                                  2.5
Engine                        135 XL                  4
Cruising MP: 11
Flank MP: 17
Heat Sinks:                   10                      0
Control Equipment:                                1.5
Lift Equipment:                                     2.5
Power Amplifier:                                    0.0
Turret:                                                  0.5
Armor Factor (Ferro)          89                5

                          Internal   Armor   
                          Structure  Value   
     Front                   3         23   
     R/L Side             3/3      20/20   
     Rear                    3         14   
     Turret                  3         10   
     Rotor                   3         2     

Weapons
and Ammo                        Location    Tonnage      
MML 5                            Front        3.0     
Magshot Gauss Rifle
Ammo (50)                      Body        1.0     
MML 5
SRM Inferno Ammo (20)    Body        1.0     
ECM Suite                        Body        1.5     
MML 5
LRM Thunder Ammo (24)  Body        1.0     
Small X-Pulse Laser          Turret       1.0     
MagShot                          Turret       0.5

Lore
The original Vector II was meant for the SLDF's various needs as a universal platform. Though not an Omni vehicle by design, the reduced individual cost of vehicles was meant to appeal to larger military buys to make purchases of whole fleets of Vector IIs as well as to retain the original Vector's simplicity in maintenance. Unfortunately the collapse of the second Star League in 3085 ruined their initial plans. Production of the Transport VT-II-T had already begun, however, as there was a pressing and clear demand for them regardless of the absence of their intended main buyer. The other variants, however, were left as prototypes and trail vehicles.

Unwilling to let the effort go to waste, General Motors put out a tender to gauge interest as well as sending said prototypes and test pilots out for live fire training trials among potential buyers.

Capabilities
A departure from the Vector II and original Vector's purpose of troop transportation. This attack variant removes any and all troop carrying capabilities to mount weapons. It retains a flexible, infantry support role as the original but is now geared towards direct fire support. With an MML 5 launcher and two tons for configurable ammo to suit the mission. A Magshot is added to the chin turret to combat both light vehicles and battle armour.

The cost of all this weaponry was the base and hybrid model's StarSlab-7 Heavy Ferro-Fibrous armour. In it's place it mounts less bulky but increased amounts of StaSlab-1 Ferro-Fibrous.

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Re: Vector II [Attack] VT-II-A

Postby simpleguy » Fri Aug 20, 2021 11:06 pm

And, yes, of course, this design also gets my approval. While losing transport capabilities might be a large sacrifice to those who like a Mi-24 style helicopter, it's not bad in an attack. Two ammo bins for the MML and a 50-shot bin for the Magshot give it serious endurance, the anti-infantry SXPL is still present and strong, and, while it obviously prefers shorter ranges, it has both speed and armor to be effective enough at those.

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Re: Vector II [Attack] VT-II-A

Postby Mcraven » Sat Aug 21, 2021 12:27 pm

I like the versatility of the Karnov and Pinto air frames, but the price makes this one a contender. Of course, the voting choices don't really meet my thoughts on it, but I vote yes, to give more options to the ground forces.
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