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Old 10-26-2020, 03:28 PM   #21
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Not much else to do beyond that that but FULL SPEED and ram....
Boats couldn't carry enough armor to make decent rams.

The typical "backup load" was a passenger with a HAVR.
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Old 10-27-2020, 08:40 AM   #22
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The typical "backup load" was a passenger with a HAVR.
Which also doubles as a light anchor.
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Old 10-27-2020, 04:57 PM   #23
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Which also doubles as a light anchor.
Nah -- if he runs out of ammo, he jumps, and the boat is 150 lbs. lighter. :)
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Old 10-31-2020, 09:05 AM   #24
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I've seen a Yacht with a Metal/Plastic Ramplate . Even with a Jet Drive it had only a Top Speed of 27.5 mph & couldn't hit anything . Did cause a Cruiser to accidentally ground trying to get out the way , but that was it ...

It might have been useful in sinking some Amphibious Armoured Cars (Top Speed 10 or 15 mph) , which could be otherwise invulnerable to most Boat mounted Weaponry ?
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Old 11-02-2020, 12:26 PM   #25
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It's pretty sad that amphibious modification cars are probably better than boats
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Old 11-02-2020, 03:30 PM   #26
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It's pretty sad that amphibious modification cars are probably better than boats
For the cost and weight, one can take a design with a MD or similar, replace it with the AM, and have a decent "boat"; but it'll still be a full Division's worth more expensive than a normal boat.

For ex.: A _Defender_ (_VG1_) with AM vice MD, and no other mods, is $20,910, as opposed to the land version's $15,910. Dropping the TC brings it into Div. 20. It's a bit faster (TS 60) than a comparable boat, and has a Top built in; but it has only the one gun, and is still vulnerable to the mass-torp attack.
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Old 11-04-2020, 01:46 PM   #27
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Sure - but of course it can just... leave the water on wheels ;)

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For the cost and weight, one can take a design with a MD or similar, replace it with the AM, and have a decent "boat"; but it'll still be a full Division's worth more expensive than a normal boat.

For ex.: A _Defender_ (_VG1_) with AM vice MD, and no other mods, is $20,910, as opposed to the land version's $15,910. Dropping the TC brings it into Div. 20. It's a bit faster (TS 60) than a comparable boat, and has a Top built in; but it has only the one gun, and is still vulnerable to the mass-torp attack.
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Old 11-04-2020, 02:25 PM   #28
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Sure - but of course it can just... leave the water on wheels ;)
Depends on the arena -- it would be... embarrassing... for the car-based boat to avoid a massed-torp strike by driving out of the water.
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Old 11-05-2020, 03:45 PM   #29
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