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Old 05-13-2021, 04:23 PM   #21
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Default Re: 43's Truck Stop: When Designs Go South...

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I've crunched numbers on the Navigator a few times over the years.

By my calculations, it weighs in at $165 over budget, but is otherwise legal. (Drop the rifle load to 13 and it becomes legal for the division in the era it was created in)
Obviously the rules have changed since then.
What was cheaper specifically as I can't find anything basic to the car that hasn't been the same since the Black and White Delux rules (items introduced after Delux are annotated *).

Luxury $800
Extra Heavy Chassis $800
Heavy Susp $1,200
Super PP $3,000
PR Radial x 4 $2,000
Armour (201) $4,020
4x2 pt. Hubs $80*
4x10 pt. Guards $400
10 pts. Plastic CA: Driver $100*
10 pts. Plastic CA: Pass $50*
10 pts. Plastic CA: PS $50*
Hi-Res Computer $4,000
3 x RL + link $4,100
TL $1000*
PS $650

Which makes $22,250 for the basic car without LG* or hand weapons
Tune laser $500
Link Laser to RL $50
30 rockets @200 each $6000
This is the price in the 2035 Uncle AL for LG.

So the car, even without any hand weapons or the illegal CA, is $28,800 not the advertised $24,840.

What am I missing?

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Old 05-16-2021, 09:27 PM   #22
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Default Re: 43's Truck Stop: When Designs Go South...

I like the ideas behind the various Omega designs in VG3 , but dismayed by poor execution of those vehicles .

Stormy Weather can easily be tweaked with smaller Gas Engine to give same performance , with only slight loss of Armour Points . An IFE and Component Armour around Driver , Engine & Gas Tank virtually eliminates risk of explosion on top .
It was too overpriced to be in Div 30 anyway . Armour couldn't be Sloped like in description either , with 22 Space RRs Front .

Yes they need adjusting to fit modern games , but that's often fun itself .

I based a recent Hotshot design on model for 6th Edition - 2 FTs AND 2 Bumper Triggered Incendiary MGs all up Front & it makes a nice change . Plus a nasty surprise when you use the old Counters ... !
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Old 05-17-2021, 02:27 PM   #23
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I based a recent Hotshot design on model for 6th Edition - 2 FTs AND 2 Bumper Triggered Incendiary MGs all up Front & it makes a nice change . Plus a nasty surprise when you use the old Counters ... !
Much the same here -- when Incendiary MG ammo came out, I did a _Hotshot_ MG Option with all FTs replaced by twin MGs w/ Inc. ammo; it was actually more effective at setting other cars on fire than the original.

Somewhere in my files is my Much-Simpler Fire and Explosion Rules; I may need to unearth it. :)
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