LTB-1X Long Tom Bastard

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Nightmare
02/17/02 11:14 PM
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Mass: 95 tons
Chassis: Sugarcube Composite Y
Power Plant: GM 380 XL
Cruising Speed: 43
Maximum Speed: 64.5
Jump Jets: Chilton 600
Jump Capacity: 120 meters
Armor: Imperial Type II with CASE
Armament:
2 Diverse Optics ER Medium Lasers
1 Diverse Optics ER Large Laser
1 Snub-nosed Long Tom Cannon
Manufacturer: The Wrecking Crew
Primary Factory: none yet
Communications System: White Noise mk I
Targeting and Tracking System: Killer B
Other Equipment:
Triple-Strength Myomer
Null-Signature System

Fluff:
The LTB was actually inspired by another project, a Davion attempt to mount Long Toms on a King Crab chassis. The result was both slow and prone to exploding, but gave the
mad scientist known only as "The Wrecking Crew" the spark
that would result in the LTB. Mounting two Long Toms on a
mech was too extreme, it wasn`t capable of anything else
after that. He wanted a fast Long Tom carrying mech, something that wouldn`t be destroyed just by firing it`s main gun a few times. The prototype looks likely as a fire-support unit, and is mobile enough to go on the offensive if the enemy breaks.

Capabilities:
The LTB mounts a Long Tom Cannon, and that`s plenty enough for most kinds of wrecking. Splash damage to adjacent hexes should make for interesting times among
tight vehicle formations. The mech has enough heat dissipation to run, fire the Long Tom and keep the Null Signature System up for as long as needed. Firing any lasers
at enemies that get close will require that the NullSig be turned off, but there should be enough heat to turn on the TSM instead. The machine is also surprisingly fast for its size,
and any raiders that come too close may find it out the hard way. A TSM-powered punch or kick is guaranteed to put
most medium mechs out of commission immediately.

LTB-1X Long Tom Bastard
Technology Base: - Inner Sphere - Level 3
Equipment Mass
Internal Structure: 5 (composite)
Engine: 380 XL 20.5
Walking MP: 4
Running MP: 6
Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks: 16(32) - Double 6
Gyro: 4
Cockpit: 3
Armor Factor: 288 18

Internal Armor
Structure Value
Head 3 9
Center Torso 30 43
Center Torso(rear) 14
R/L Torso 20 30
R/L Torso(rear) 9
R/L Arm 16 32
R/L Leg 20 40

Weapons and Ammo Location Critical Tonnage
ER Medium Laser CT 1 1
ER Medium Laser H 1 1
ER Large Laser RA 2 5
Long Tom Cannon LA/LT 9/6 20
Long Tom Ammo RT 3 3
CASE RT 1 0.5
Jump Jet RT 1 2
Jump Jet LT 1 2
Jump Jet RL 1 2
Jump Jet LL 1 2
Double Heat Sink 3 crits in RT
Null Signature 1 crit everywhere except head
Triple Strength 5 crits RA, 1 LT

Actuators removed : Left Hand and Lower Arm

Cost: 32 636 208
BV: 1864

You might find that a Reaver Titan from GWs Epic Space Marine or whatever it`s named nowadays looks a lot like
the Long Tom Bastard.

Comments? Suggestions? A cool name for the mech?
Advice for Evil Overlords:
My legions of terror will be trained in basic marksmanship. Any who cannot learn to hit a man-sized target at 10 meters will be used for target practice.
SpudmanWP
02/18/02 12:23 AM
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How's this:

BattleMech Technical Readout

Type/Model: Thud-2 2
Tech: Inner Sphere / 3062
Config: Biped BattleMech
Rules: Level 3, Standard design

Mass: 95 tons
Chassis: Endo Steel
Power Plant: 380 GM XL Fusion
Walking Speed: 43.2 km/h
Maximum Speed: 54.0 km/h
Jump Jets: None
Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor Type: Hardened
Armament:
8 Medium Lasers
1 Long Tom Cannon
Manufacturer: (Unknown)
Location: (Unknown)
Communications System: (Unknown)
Targeting & Tracking System: (Unknown)

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Type/Model: Thud-2 2
Mass: 95 tons

Equipment: Crits Mass
Int. Struct.: 145 pts Endo Steel 14 5.00
(Endo Steel Loc: 1 HD, 4 RA, 3 RT, 2 CT, 2 LL, 2 RL)
Engine: 380 XL 12 20.50
Walking MP: 4
Running MP: 5
Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks: 15 Double [30] 0 5.00
Gyro: 4 4.00
Cockpit, Life Supt., Sensors: 5 3.00
Actuators: L: Sh+UA R: Sh+UA+LA+H 14 .00
Armor Factor: 192 pts Hardened 0 24.00

Internal Armor
Structure Value
Head: 3 9
Center Torso: 30 28
Center Torso (Rear): 9
L/R Side Torso: 20 20/20
L/R Side Torso (Rear): 6/6
L/R Arm: 16 21/21
L/R Leg: 20 26/26

Weapons and Equipment Loc Heat Ammo Crits Mass
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4 Medium Lasers RA 12 4 4.00
4 Medium Lasers LA 12 4 4.00
1 Long Tom Cannon LA 20 25 20 25.00
(Ammo Locations: 5 RT)
CASE Equipment: RT 1 .50
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TOTALS: 44 78 95.00
Crits & Tons Left: 0 .00

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost: 25,889,208 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,653
Cost per BV: 15,661.95
Weapon Value: 3,498 / 3,498 (Ratio = 2.12 / 2.12)
Damage Factors: SRDmg = 29; MRDmg = 16; LRDmg = 7
BattleForce2: MP: 4, Armor/Structure: 5/4
Damage PB/M/L: 5/4/1, Overheat: 2
Class: MA; Point Value: 17

Since he is an arty mech, speed is not so much an issue as ammo/survival. Hence the 5 tons of ammo (1 smoke, 2 cluster, 2 HE) and the 8 Med Lasers keep anything that is within Minimum range toasty. Costs a lot less too. Oh yeah, all the armor is hardened, so it takes two lucky head shots to kill it.

But, I am more likely to keep Arty in a vehicle as it does not build up heat and cost alot less..
SpudmanWp
"The breakfast of champions is not cereal..... it's the competition.
Nightmare
02/18/02 10:29 AM
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But I wanted it to be fast. Nothing wrong with your mech,
it would probably be better at fire support than my try
Advice for Evil Overlords:
My legions of terror will be trained in basic marksmanship. Any who cannot learn to hit a man-sized target at 10 meters will be used for target practice.
Nightmare
07/07/02 09:44 PM
194.251.240.106

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Just entered the LTB in my HmPro, and the program suggested the TDB had the BV wrong. According to Hm it should be 2,059 points.
Advice for Evil Overlords:
My legions of terror will be trained in basic marksmanship. Any who cannot learn to hit a man-sized target at 10 meters will be used for target practice.
Karagin
07/07/02 10:03 PM
63.173.170.124

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Your long tom mech is interesting, if you happen to have the old Mechworks you can actually fit a LONG TOM artillery piece on to a 100 ton mech...
Karagin

Given time and plenty of paper, a philosopher can prove anything.
Karagin
08/23/09 07:11 PM
72.178.75.99

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Wow...I recall posting this comment...nice to see it back to the top...those were the days...
Karagin

Given time and plenty of paper, a philosopher can prove anything.
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