Trepida Grav Tank

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AnotherDilbert
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Re: Trepida Grav Tank

Postby AnotherDilbert » Fri May 29, 2020 3:34 am

NOLATrav wrote: Being distracted by the NASA launch I later realized it was a silly suggestion as it’s not like a “fifty caliber laser machine gun” as I initially thought.
Well, I basically agree that a tank should have some lighter secondary armament to combat infantry. Even if don't need to conserve ammunition, we might not always want to use the big sledgehammer with the high signature and massive collateral damage.

A "laser fifty cal" (or two) able to defeat battle dress would be ideal.


MT has rapid fire Pulse Lasers, but they are not all that cheap and less capable than plasma or fusion guns. Light auto-cannon offer far superior rate of fire.
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Re: Trepida Grav Tank

Postby Annatar Giftbringer » Fri May 29, 2020 8:09 am

True, light autocannons or VRF Gauss guns are perfect addons to just about any vehicle for those situations where you don’t wanna waste an entire city block just to hit one guy. Lightweight, decent damage and good RoF.

As a bonus they can both use variant ammo to increase their versatility.

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