1. What is a Ton in the Bt universe? is it 2000 pounds or 2240 pounds
weight, equivalent to 2000 pounds (0.907 metric ton) avoirdupois (short ton) in the U.S. and 2240 pounds (1.016 metric tons) avoirdupois (long ton) in Great Britian" - or some other equivelant
2. A 100 ton mech has a 10 ton internal structure (harden framework) with 10 heat sinks default, but if we add additional heat sink they weight 1 ton each, so a base structure for a 100 ton mech is 20 tons not include all the possible cabling, control runs, etc...
3. All weights are round to the nearest ton or .5 ton in some cases
4. A mech weights a fixed amount 100 ton, not 99 or 101, or any number not evenly divided by 5
5. It is a number used to classify and compare mechs
the ammo weight issue
1. 1 ton of mg ammo would not be just the bullets/shells is would have to include the loading mechanism and controls, and again it is rounded and it is just to simplified the mechanics of the game
for those that want a reason why mech could have been build verses what we have for AFV's like tanks, think exploring space and what type of vehicle would work best in unknown enivroment with the greatest mobility. Sure you can use self contained battle armor with transport, but then the armor has limited life support and endurance, a vehicle like a mech can carry a larger engine for endurance more lfe support, arms for manipilations. Just food for thought
these are just some passible conjectures on my part, i am sure there are others and no away invalidates other
ps: all spelling mistakes are my own
Edited by Dogbreed, 27 June 2012 - 05:39 AM.