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Infantry is under appreciated

 
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Boilerman
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2006 7:44 pm    Post subject: Infantry is under appreciated Reply with quote

And it appears so is this place. Wow no posts on the design board in 2 plus weeks. Come on you slakers!!!

Yes I think conventional infantry is under appreciated around here.
Want to make something of it?
I did so I made some more light support vehicles for light fire support, both direct and indirect.

Not much fluff for these those, they are just run-of-the-mill support weapons mounted on trailers that are easily towed by jeeps or even quad ATVs if they are big enough. The idea is that even infantry on foot would have support from a few of these since they are easily deployed by heloicopters. Of course these things aren't much use against mechs but against other infantry they are great, and they can even take on light armor if need calls for it. Of course ammunition will be a bit of a problem

Code:
KT150HRR Trailer Mounted Heavy Recoilless Rifle
                                                 Mass       Cost       Spaces
1. Chassis Type: Wheeled
2. Size & Mass: Small                             150kg             Available: 5
3. Equipment Rating C/A-A-A/E
4. Chassis & Control Wt.                           25kg      47cb
     Chassis Modifications: Off-Road, Trailer
5. Engine & Transmission Wt.                       -         -
     Engine Type: None

6. Other Equipment
   Crew: 2 Gunner & Loader*                        -         -        -
     *Carried on Tow Vehicle
   Armor BAR: 2, None                              -         -        -
   Pintle Mount                                    3kg       3cb      -
   Advanced Fire Control System                    6kg     400cb      -
   HEavy Recoilless Rifle, on Pintle Mount        60kg   4,000cb      1
   Ammo(HRR)12                                    48kg   1,888cb      1
   Additional Cargo (Tools etc.)                   8kg       -        1

Vehicle Subtotal Cost:                          6,338cb
Vehicle Cost Multiplier:                        1.00075
Actual Vehicle Cost:                            6,343cb


Code:
KT300SPC Trailer Mounted Support Particle Cannon
                                                 Mass       Cost       Spaces
1. Chassis Type: Wheeled
2. Size & Mass: Small                             300kg             Available: 5
3. Equipment Rating D/E-E-E/E
4. Chassis & Control Wt.                           50kg     113cb
     Chassis Modifications: Off-Road, Trailer
5. Engine & Transmission Wt.                       -         -
     Engine Type: None

6. Other Equipment
   Crew: 2 Gunner & 2 Assistant Gunners*           -         -        -
     *Carried on Tow Vehicle
   Armor BAR: 2, None                              -         -        -
   Turret Mount                                    9kg       9cb      -
   Advanced Fire Control System                   18kg   4,500cb      -
   Support Particle Cannon, on Pintle Mount      180kg  45,000cb      1
   Ammo(SPT PC), HC Mil Power Pack                 6kg     120cb      1
   Cargo, Additional Power Packs & Tools          37kg       -        1

Vehicle Subtotal Cost:                         49,742cb
Vehicle Cost Multiplier:                        1.00175
Actual Vehicle Cost:                           49,829cb


Code:
KT350HM Trailer Mounted Heavy Mortar
                                                 Mass       Cost       Spaces
1. Chassis Type: Wheeled
2. Size & Mass: Small                             350kg             Available: 5
3. Equipment Rating C/C-C-C/E
4. Chassis & Control Wt.                           58kg     131cb
     Chassis Modifications: Off-Road, Trailer
5. Engine & Transmission Wt.                       -         -
     Engine Type: None

6. Other Equipment
   Crew: 3 Gunner, Assistant Gunner & Loader*      -         -        -
     *Carried on Tow Vehicle
   Armor BAR: 2, None                              -         -        -
   Turret Mount                                   22kg     110cb      -
   Advanced Fire Control System                   22kg     500cb      -
   Heavy Mortar, on Turret Mount                  60kg   5,000cb      1
   Ammo(HM)6                                      24kg     944cb      1
   Additional Cargo (Tools etc.)                   4kg       -        1

Vehicle Subtotal Cost:                          6,685cb
Vehicle Cost Multiplier:                        1.00175
Actual Vehicle Cost:                            6,697cb


Of course ammunition could be a bit of a problem so the tow vehicles need to have some cargo room.

Code:
K250 Mule
                                                 Mass     Cost       Spaces
1. Chassis Type: Wheeled
2. Size & Mass: Small                             250kg             Available: 5
3. Equipment Rating C/A-B-A/B
4. Chassis & Control Wt.                          47kg      117cb
     Chassis Modifications: Bicycle, Off-Road, Tractor
5. Engine & Transmission Wt.                      10kg       70cb
     Engine Type: Fuel Cell
     Cruise MP:  3 / 32.4 km/hr
     Flank  MP:  5 / 54.0 km/hr
     Fuel/Range: 2,666km, 0.015kg/km               4kg

6. Other Equipment
   Crew: 1+1 Passenger, Pillion Seats             50kg     20cb      -
   Armor BAR:2, None                               -        -        -
               Front:- Sides:-/- Rear:-
   Cargo Capacity                                139kg      -        1

Vehicle Subtotal Cost:                           207cb
Vehicle Cost Multiplier:                        1.00125
Actual Vehicle Cost:                             208cb


Code:
K350 Mule
                                                 Mass     Cost       Spaces
1. Chassis Type: Wheeled
2. Size & Mass: Small                             350kg             Available: 5
3. Equipment Rating C/A-B-A/B
4. Chassis & Control Wt.                          66kg      164cb
     Chassis Modifications: Bicycle, Off-Road, Tractor
5. Engine & Transmission Wt.                      14kg       98cb
     Engine Type: Fuel Cell
     Cruise MP:  3 / 32.4 km/hr
     Flank  MP:  5 / 54.0 km/hr
     Fuel/Range: 2,380km, 0.002kg/km               5kg

6. Other Equipment
   Crew: 1+2 Passenger, Pillion Seats             75kg     60cb      -
   Armor BAR:2, None                               -        -        -
               Front:- Sides:-/- Rear:-
   Cargo Capacity                                190kg      -        1

Vehicle Subtotal Cost:                           292cb
Vehicle Cost Multiplier:                        1.00175
Actual Vehicle Cost:                             293cb


Really, how wants to carry a heavy recoilless rifle when you can tow it?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

as a former PBI, I hate carring anything more than I have too.
But, Light Infantry doesn't always have vehicles to follow.

I love the designs.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice to see some new thinking for the oldest profession (well second oldest) around.
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