MongTrav TL-9 Battle Tanks

Trying out Mongoose Traveller’s Vehicle Creation Sequence (aka Vechicle Design System) and built my first military vehicle.

Hover Battle Tank (TL-9)   M3 Mass (kg) Cost (Cr.)
Hull 80m3 (base 100), Super Slopped configuration, Very Rugged,   13860 675,000

Advanced Composites, Advance Sealed      

Hull: 35 Structure: 38      
Drive System Hover 15 1125 3,000,000
Power Plant Turbine-9 10 800 45,000

Power Output: 420      

Fuel Consumption: 40 per hour      
Fuel 960 liters (24 hours operation) 0.96 100  
Armor Advanced Composites 34 (50/42/42/24/24/24) 3 16200 15,000
Weapons 35mm Railgun (dorsal internal traversing, TL9 stab) 12.08 984.38 1,875,000

Ammo: 55 attacks 14 10500  

Light Machine Gun (dorsal external traversing) 0.08 8.75 4,500

Ammo: 10 attacks      
Decoys Multi-spectral Smoke Discharger (x2) 12 rounds 1   4,000
Sensors Advanced, Very Long Range, Compact (50km +3 DM) 9 5 80,000
Communications Laser-100 (TL-8) 5 10 12,000
Environment Improved Life Support 2 500 250,000
Extra Components Airflow, Excellent Controls 1 83.16 1,100
Crew 5 (commander, driver, gunner + loader, sensor operator)      
Operating Stations 5 6.25 625  
Total
79.36 44801.29 5,961,600
Agility +3 DM      
Combat DM > Half Speed : +0 <Half Speed: -2      
Speed Cruise: 94 kph Top: 125 kph      

Then I tried to build a variant.  In this case, a grav version instead of hover.

Grav Battle Tank (TL-9)   M3 Mass (kg) Cost (Cr.)
Hull 80m3 (base 100), Super Slopped configuration, Very Rugged,   13860 675,000

Advanced Composites, Advance Sealed      

Hull: 35 Structure: 38      
Drive System Grav 5 750 2,500,000
Power Plant Turbine-9 10 800 45,000

Power Output: 420      

Fuel Consumption: 40 per hour      
Fuel 960 liters (24 hours operation) 0.96 100  
Armor Advanced Composites 34 (50/42/42/24/24/24) 3 16200 15,000
Weapons 35mm Railgun (dorsal internal traversing, TL9 stab) 12.08 984.38 1,875,000

Ammo: 55 attacks 14 10500  

Light Machine Gun (dorsal external traversing) 0.08 8.75 4,500

Ammo: 10 attacks      

Light Tac Missile (Anti-Air) 2.5 140 30,000

Ammo: 10 attacks      

Light Tac Missile (Anti-Armor) 3.75 240 60,000

Ammo: 15 attacks      

Light Tac Missile (Anti-Personnel) 3.75 150 27,000

Ammo: 15 attacks      
Decoys Multi-spectral Smoke Discharger (x2) 12 rounds 1   4,000
Sensors Advanced, Very Long Range, Compact (50km +3 DM) 9 5 80,000
Communications Laser-100 (TL-8) 5 10 12,000
Environment Improved Life Support 2 500 250,000
Extra Components Airflow, Excellent Controls 1 83.16 1,100
Crew 5 (commander, driver, gunner + loader, sensor operator)      
Operating Stations 5 6.25 625  
Total
79.36 44956.29 5,578,600
Agility +4 DM      
Combat DM > Half Speed : +0 <Half Speed: -2      
Speed Cruise: 280 kph Top: 373 kph      

Wow!  What a difference!  For around 500,000cr less you get a tank that has all that extra armament and greater speed for more operational (and strategic) mobility.

Almost seems like something in the VDS is not quite right….

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