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[[File:Pintle Vehicle modified.jpg|right|thumb|Highlighted Pintle Mount fitted on a '''[[Pintel Heavy Combat ATV]]''']]
 
[[File:Pintle Vehicle modified.jpg|right|thumb|Highlighted Pintle Mount fitted on a '''[[Pintel Heavy Combat ATV]]''']]
==Description==
 
'''Pintle Mount''' is a powered unarmored small turret that can be mounted on a [[combat vehicle|combat]] or ground or certain air type [[support vehicle]]s. This intended to allow [[Infantry|infantryman]] to use heavy man-portable weapons up to a half ton in limited arc of 180 degrees depending on the facing. Due to the limited firing arc, this rarely seen mounted on Combat Vehicles. The Pintle Mount has existed since Pre-spaceflight Era.<ref name=TM235>''TechManual'', pp. 235,344 Pintle Mount - Everything regarding the Pintle Mount, including construction and game rules for using it.</ref>
 
  
==Rules==
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== Description ==
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'''Pintle Mount''' is a powered yet unarmored turret that can be mounted on a [[combat vehicle|combat]], ground, or even air type [[support vehicle]]. This mount is intended to allow [[Infantry|infantryman]] to use heavy man-portable weapons up to a half ton in weight. The mount has a limited arc of 180° depending on the vehicle's direction. Due to the limited firing arc, this is rarely seen mounted on Combat Vehicles. The Pintle Mount has existed since the Pre-spaceflight Era.<ref name=TM235>''TechManual'', pp. 235,344, "Pintle Mount" - Everything regarding the Pintle Mount, including construction and game rules for using it.</ref>
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== Rules ==
 
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===Construction Rules===
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=== Construction Rules ===
 
*'''Availability''' - Clan and Inner Sphere and has a '''Tech Rating''' of A.<ref name=TM235/>
 
*'''Availability''' - Clan and Inner Sphere and has a '''Tech Rating''' of A.<ref name=TM235/>
  
*Pintle Mounts are only able to be equipped with weapons as heavy as .5 tons or less. They can not be fitted with any armor protection and it's weight must be equal to five percent of the equipment and weapons mounted on it excluding ammunition rounded up per type of vehicle.  For small Support Vehicles, the weight is rounded up to to nearest kilogram, while for combat vehicles it rounded up to closest half-ton.  It should be noted only the weapons mounted on the Pintle Mount occupies a critical slot, while pintle mount does not.<ref name=TM235/>
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*Pintle Mounts are only able to be equipped with weapons as heavy as .5 tons or less. They cannot be fitted with any armor protection and its weight must be equal to five percent of the equipment and weapons mounted on it excluding ammunition rounded up per type of vehicle.{{cn}} For small Support Vehicles, the weight is rounded up to to nearest kilogram, while for combat vehicles it rounded up to closest half-ton.  It should be noted only the weapons mounted on the Pintle Mount occupies a critical slot, while pintle mount does not.<ref name=TM235/>
  
 
*'''Units Ristrictions''': Pintle Mounts are not allowed on Fixed-Wing Support Aircraft, Naval Craft.<ref name=TM235/>
 
*'''Units Ristrictions''': Pintle Mounts are not allowed on Fixed-Wing Support Aircraft, Naval Craft.<ref name=TM235/>
===Game Rules===
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*'''Firing Arc''' - The equipment has 180 degree arc that it may aim it's weapon.  When Pintle Mounted in the fitted to a front or back of a vehicle, it has same firing arc as a BattleMech’s Front arc, with the same 3 hex facing. Should it be mounted aft, it would also have 3-hex facing, like the front.  When mounted on the sides, the Pintle Mount has the same firing arcs Fore- and Aft-Side arcs that a Spheroid shaped [[DropShip]] has. It should be remembered that the mount is limited to the side it's been placed.<ref name=TM235/>
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=== Game Rules ===
*'''Requirements''' - The vehicle that Pintle Mount is fitted on must be powered and it's designated gunnery crew must be active. Kill or stunned, they will not be able to act.<ref name=TM235/>
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*'''Firing Arc''' - The equipment can be aimed throughout a 180° arc.  When the Pintle Mount is fitted to the front or back of a vehicle, it has the same firing arc as a BattleMech’s Front arc, with the same 3 hex facing. Should it be mounted aft, it would also have 3-hex facing, like the front.  When mounted on the sides, the Pintle Mount has the same firing arcs Fore- and Aft-Side arcs that a Spheroid shaped [[DropShip]] has. It should be remembered that the mount is limited to the side its been placed.<ref name=TM235/>
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*'''Requirements''' - The vehicle that the Pintle Mount is fitted on must be powered and its designated gunnery crew must be active. If the crew is killed or stunned, they will not be able to use it.<ref name=TM235/>
 
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==References==
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== References ==
 
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==Bibliography==
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== Bibliography ==
 
*''[[TechManual]]''
 
*''[[TechManual]]''
  
 
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Latest revision as of 19:55, 24 April 2022

Highlighted Pintle Mount fitted on a Pintel Heavy Combat ATV

Description[edit]

Pintle Mount is a powered yet unarmored turret that can be mounted on a combat, ground, or even air type support vehicle. This mount is intended to allow infantryman to use heavy man-portable weapons up to a half ton in weight. The mount has a limited arc of 180° depending on the vehicle's direction. Due to the limited firing arc, this is rarely seen mounted on Combat Vehicles. The Pintle Mount has existed since the Pre-spaceflight Era.[1]

Rules[edit]

Construction Rules[edit]

  • Availability - Clan and Inner Sphere and has a Tech Rating of A.[1]
  • Pintle Mounts are only able to be equipped with weapons as heavy as .5 tons or less. They cannot be fitted with any armor protection and its weight must be equal to five percent of the equipment and weapons mounted on it excluding ammunition rounded up per type of vehicle.[citation needed] For small Support Vehicles, the weight is rounded up to to nearest kilogram, while for combat vehicles it rounded up to closest half-ton. It should be noted only the weapons mounted on the Pintle Mount occupies a critical slot, while pintle mount does not.[1]
  • Units Ristrictions: Pintle Mounts are not allowed on Fixed-Wing Support Aircraft, Naval Craft.[1]

Game Rules[edit]

  • Firing Arc - The equipment can be aimed throughout a 180° arc. When the Pintle Mount is fitted to the front or back of a vehicle, it has the same firing arc as a BattleMech’s Front arc, with the same 3 hex facing. Should it be mounted aft, it would also have 3-hex facing, like the front. When mounted on the sides, the Pintle Mount has the same firing arcs Fore- and Aft-Side arcs that a Spheroid shaped DropShip has. It should be remembered that the mount is limited to the side its been placed.[1]
  • Requirements - The vehicle that the Pintle Mount is fitted on must be powered and its designated gunnery crew must be active. If the crew is killed or stunned, they will not be able to use it.[1]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 TechManual, pp. 235,344, "Pintle Mount" - Everything regarding the Pintle Mount, including construction and game rules for using it.

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