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Contest #11 Winner

Category: Highest Battle Value ICE Assault 'Mech. Full specifications and discussion can be seen here.

Planetslayer PTY-2B
by
"AWPrime"

 

BattleTech Vehicle Technical Readout

Type/Model: Planetslayer PTY-2B
Tech: Inner Sphere / 3070
Config: Biped BattleMech
Rules: Level 3, Standard design
   
Mass: 100 tons
Chassis: PTY-S Standard
Power Plant: 200 Turbine Red-01 I.C.E.
Walking Speed: 21.6 km/h
Maximum Speed: 32.4 [54.0] km/h
Jump Jets: None
   Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor Type: StarSlab/1 Standard
Armament:
2 Toaster Basher Gauss Rifles
12 Death Blossom Rocket Launcher 10 (OS)s
2 Ramtech 1500Z ER Medium Lasers
1 Norse Guardian Guardian ECM
Manufacturer:    Boudicca Mechworks
   Location:    Canopus IV
Communications System:    Duoteck 65 w/ ECM
Targeting & Tracking System: Scorn TTS
 
Overview:

   As the Jihad rages through the Inner Sphere many people flee from their homes in search for safety. Many of them end up in the Magistracy of Canopus. The refugees that flee to the MoC are mostly women. One of these refugees is Boudicca Guderian.
     She is a wealthy engineer who had worked on reintroducing the Starslayer Battlemech. During the Jihad she had lost her husband and her children to the WOB. She managed to flee with a large weapon shipment that were about to be used for an upgraded Starslayer, containing ECM equipment, TSM bundles and extended range lasers.
     At first she worked the MoC to upgrade their Starslayers, but a large amount of equipment remained after upgrading them. Boudicca then had the idea to use the remaining equipment to create a command 'Mech. However the government didn't share her enthusiasm about this assault Mech project, and thus didn't give her any of the normal subsidies.

Capabilities:

     Without the subsidies Boudicca was unable to buy the necessary fusion engines. This forced her to use an internal combustion engine with power amplifiers to support the gauss weapons and the lasers.
     The Planetslayer is based upon the Starslayer and this can be clearly seen in the looks. Like with the Starslayer the main punch comes from two main weapons mounted in the right torso and arm. Both in this case are gauss rifles. Triple strength myomer were used to compensate for the slow engine. The rear facing extended range medium lasers and the ECM suite are used to cover the weaknesses of this mech. The twelve rocket launcher packs were added to give the enemy a reason to keep away.

Deployment

     Even with all the effort that is put into this project, only one or two Planetslayers are manufactured every month. Nevertheless the military is happy with the design and is deploying them as a fire support 'Mechs in the Magistracy Royal Guards. With the growing support from the military, Boudicca should have enough support to ask for subsidies needed to make a larger production run with fusion engines.


Type/Model: Planetslayer PTY-2B
Mass: 100 tons
Equipment:   Crits Mass
Internal Structure: 152 pts Standard 0 10.00
Engine: 200 I.C.E. 3 17.00
Power Amplifiers:   0 1.00
   Walking MP: 2 [3]    
   Running MP: 3 [5]    
   Jumping MP: 0    
Heat Sinks: 2 Double [4] 6 2.00
   (Heat Sink Loc: 2 LT)
Gyro:   4 2.00
Cockpit, Life Support, Sensors: 5 3.00
Triple Strength Myomer:   6 .00
Actuators: L: Sh+UA+LA+H, R: Sh+UA 14 .00
Armor Factor: 304 pts Standard 0 19.00

    Internal Armor
    Structure Value
  Head: 3 9
  Center Torso: 31 44
  Center Torso (Rear):   15
  L/R Side Torso: 21 32/32
  L/R Side Torso (Rear):   10/10
  L/R Arm: 17 34/34
  L/R Leg: 21 42/42

Weapons & Equipment: Loc Heat Ammo Crits Mass
1 Gauss Rifle RA 1 48 13 21.00
   (Ammo Loc: 3 RA, 3 RT)
4 Rocket Launcher 10 (OS)s LA 12   4 2.00
1 Gauss Rifle RT 1   7 15.00
2 ER Medium Lasers LT(R) 10   2 2.00
4 Rocket Launcher 10 (OS)s LT 12   4 2.00
1 Guardian ECM CT 0   2 1.50
2 Rocket Launcher 10 (OS)s LL 6   2 1.00
2 Rocket Launcher 10 (OS)s RL 6   2 1.00
CASE Equipment: RT     1 .50
TOTALS:   12   78 100.00
Crits & Tons Left:       0 .00

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost: 9,316,666 C-Bills
Battle Value: 2,201
Cost per BV: 4,232.92
Weapon Value: 2,440 / 2,440 (Ratio = 1.11 / 1.11)
Damage Factors:    SRDmg = 13; MRDmg = 12; LRDmg = 12
BattleForce2: MP: 2,   Armor/Structure: 8/8
    Damage PB/M/L: 4/3/3,   Overheat: 0
    Class: MA,   Point Value: 22
    Specials: ecm

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