Ground Car

Ground Car.JPG
Production information
Manufacturer
Mission
Type Wheeled
Technical specifications
Mass 3
Armor
Engine Class 10 Fusion Engine
Speed (see notes) km/h
Armament

None

BV (2.0) 55[1]


Description[edit]

The Ground Car was presented in MechWarrior: The BattleTech Role Playing Game (first edition) as a generic piece of equipment, a wheeled road vehicle similar to a regular 20th century automobile in function.[2] A record sheet for the baseline model was published in Record Sheets Volume Five: Vehicles.

At 3 tons, the Ground Car was built under fractional accounting construction rules.

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Ground Car as presented is unarmed, and armored with 1 ton of armor.[2]

Variants[edit]

It has been mentioned that some ground cars feature a storage battery instead of a fusion engine.[2]

Notes[edit]

  • Sources disagree on the ground speed of the Ground Car. While MechWarrior: The BattleTech Role Playing Game states a speed profile under boardgame rules of 9/14 (equivalent to 151.2 km/h max speed),[2] while the record sheet found in Record Sheets Volume Five: Vehicles states a 10/15 movement profile (equivalent to 162 km/h max speed). Combat vehicle construction rules would suggest the latter to be correct for a 3-ton vehicle with a class 10 fusion engine, though it seems strange for a civilian utility vehicle to be built to combat vehicle specs.

References[edit]

  1. MUL entry
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 MechWarrior RPG, p. 58

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