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Piroko wrote:AT-MI/t (Tactical)
The AT-MI/t was designed with an eye towards special operations. It's equipped with larger concussion missiles than other AT-MI designs, a single coaxial heavy blaster cannon, a low gain comm system with a whip antenna, and the ubiquitous light repeating blaster common to all AT-MI units. Because of the fixed, centerline mounting of the main gun, the AT-MI/t has a higher top speed than its peers.
lrdofbricks wrote:WOULDNT IT BE SLOWER BECUASE IT OFF BALANCE? THE FIRST ONE HAS GUNS ON EITHER SIDE SO THEY BALANCE IT OUT AND KEEP IT STRAIT. THIS ONCE WOULD LEAN TO THE LEFT BECAUSE THERE TWO MISSILES ON THAT SIDE AND NO COUNTER-SUPPORT ON THE OTHER SIDE!
Piroko wrote:lrdofbricks wrote:WOULDNT IT BE SLOWER BECUASE IT OFF BALANCE? THE FIRST ONE HAS GUNS ON EITHER SIDE SO THEY BALANCE IT OUT AND KEEP IT STRAIT. THIS ONCE WOULD LEAN TO THE LEFT BECAUSE THERE TWO MISSILES ON THAT SIDE AND NO COUNTER-SUPPORT ON THE OTHER SIDE!
The Artillery model is very heavily off-center. The cannon on the left hand side is not matched by weight on the right hand side.
The Suppression unit has its weight centered but the turret is controlled by the gunner, not the driver, so to move while firing the balance gets all ****ed up due to the gun's recoil coming from all angles, and there have to be limiters on the legs to prevent them from kicking the guns.
The Tactical model's missiles are yes heavier then those of the other two. But they are nowhere near as heavy as the cannon on the arty model. You'll also note if you look very carefully at the rear of the tactical model's underchassis, that I've added an extra block of 1x2 handlegrips and some other stuff basically amounting to a bigger engine.
You'll note that in my original post I said: "Because of the fixed, centerline mounting of the main gun"
I had two juxtapositional statements in that phrase, not one. Fixed AND Centerline. The first is just as important as the second. Having a low slung gun that moves (when the gun is a significant fraction of the total weight) is little help. Having a fixed gun that's high off the ground and off center doesn't help at all either. The tactical model has neither. The missiles don't impart significant recoil and any recoil the gun imparts is nearly centered and below the center of gravity for the whole vehicle.
(Ignoring the core rules....) The Tactical model can run at an enemy, firing. The Suppression model can slog along blasting enemies on either side. The Artillery model has to park and stabilize itself, and then can rip off shots that will throw the enemy into next week.
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