In our opinion, the key question when trying to fit an unofficial model into the Battletech universe is how to estimate the tonnage of the vehicle. We have come up with two rough rules of thumb:
These rules of thumb are admittedly rough, but get you in the right ballpark. Feel free to adjust up or down by 30%.
For Example: Four of a particular hovertank weigh 1 ounce, so each tank weighs a quarter of an ounce. .25 ounces X 60 = 15 tons.
For Example: The hull of a tank measures 1.1 cm wide by 2.4 cm long x .4 cm high, for a hull volume of 1.06 cubic centimeters. (1.1 X 2.4 X .4 = 1.056 ccm) The turret measures .7 cm wide by 1.3 cm long (from front to back of the turret, not counting the guns) by .3 cm high, for a turret volume of .273 c.cm. The total volume, adding hull and turret together, is 1.329 c.cm. 1.329 c.cm. X 10 = 13.29 tons.
|22 January 1999||page first published|
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