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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian27 Mar 2013 9:54 a.m. PST

The Rhino Heavy Tank is part of Brigade Models' South African Confederation range. link

Rhino Heavy Tank

The prolific javelin98 has previously posted his stats for this one: link

Rhino stats

The challenge with this vehicle is that it has potentially four weapons: a main gun, a side gun, and two "lens" on the turret front. javelin98 called the main gun a mass-driver cannon, but I'm not sure the barrel is long enough to give it that look, and it looks like it has a bore evacuator (fume discharge) on it. He went with high-energy laser for the side gun, but I'm not sure a laser would have a long, thin barrel.

So I went with high-velocity cannon on the main gun, autocannon on the side gun, and counted the dual "lens" as a targeting system.

Equipment Item                   VSP : BVP     Spaces   Cost


Vehicle, class 3 15 : 0 15 15
Armor class 3 15 : 24 15 24
Chemical Fuelled Engine 15 : 24 15 29
Hi-mobility wheeled 15 : 24 15 36
1 class 4 HVC in
Full traverse turret 15 : 24 3 68
with Enhanced fire control 15 : 24 3 84
1 class 1 RFAC in
Full traverse turret 15 : 24 1 89
1 APSW 15 : 24 1 89

Khusrau Inactive Member28 Mar 2013 5:25 a.m. PST

Nice work, I have a whole load of these in my FWC force. The Brigade SAC stuff are nice models, and when I was in Jo'burg last year I stood beside one of the G6 artillery they (South Africa) built, clear lineage, and good grief, that's a huge mutha… like a semi with a gun on top.

kreoseus2 Inactive Member28 Mar 2013 10:57 a.m. PST

I would go for a MDC, barrell looks long enough to me.

Phil

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian28 Mar 2013 5:34 p.m. PST

javelin98 called the main gun a mass-driver cannon, but I'm not sure the barrel is long enough to give it that look…

I would go for a MDC, barrell looks long enough to me.

OK, I've confused myself again. According to the rulebook, what characterizes the MDC is its "small calibre" – and I would assume they mean relative to a "normal" tank gun (the HVC).

Now, I don't think the main gun looks particularly thin compared to other MBTs, but it has enough weirdness to it (the rings at the base, the bulge nearer the middle) that it really could be anything you want it to be.

The side gun could easily be a MDC, though…

Equipment Item                   VSP : BVP     Spaces   Cost


Vehicle, class 3 15 : 0 15 15
Armor class 3 15 : 24 15 24
Chemical Fuelled Engine 15 : 24 15 29
Hi-mobility wheeled 15 : 24 15 36
1 class 4 HVC in
Full traverse turret 15 : 24 3 68
with Enhanced fire control 15 : 24 3 84
1 class 1 MDC in
Full traverse turret 15 : 24 1 94
1 APSW 15 : 24 1 94

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