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Posted 25 December 2011 - 09:00 AM
Posted 25 December 2011 - 09:38 AM
Designed for extended, long-range bombardments, the Schrek PPC Carrier is capable of unleashing a deadly rain of particle fire.
Developed by Aldis in 2813 to overcome the heat issues which hampered the effectiveness of their immensely popular Demolisher tank, the company took an entirely different tack, replacing the Demolisher's mammoth autocannons with a trio of PPCs and enough Heat Sinks to fire them continuously.
While highly effective when firing from cover and the perfect partner to the short-ranged Demolisher, the design is unpopular with crews due to the Schrek's limited mobility and pitifully low seven tons of ArcShield VII Mk 5 plate, making it highly vulnerable to counter-battery fire. The Schrek's reputation also suffered due to the decline of technical knowledge during the Succession Wars era, its use of increasingly rare Fusion Engine to power its weapons array drove up the costs to buy and maintain the vehicle, pricing it outside the range of all but the most elite units until after the War of 3039.
The trio of turret mounted HellStar PPCs allow the Schrek to unleash horrific firepower on a target. Also unlike other vehicles or BattleMechs mounting as many particle projection cannons as the Schrek, such as the fearsome Awesome, the vehicle mounts enough heat sinks to continuously fire all three at once from a fixed position. Because the Schrek mounts no other weapons, and due to inability of PPCs to effectively fire at close range, it is rarely deployed without escorts such as the Demolisher.
Will we get to face off against these things (and/or their Demolisher counterparts/escorts), and/or have to rely on them for long-range direct-fire support during an operation?
Posted 25 December 2011 - 10:20 AM
Posted 25 December 2011 - 10:26 AM
Posted 25 December 2011 - 01:27 PM
Posted 25 December 2011 - 01:43 PM
As for a better version, there was a similiar but better tank made in TRO 3075, the DI Morgan. It's difficult and expensive to make a better Energy boat tank however as they can't carry double heatsinks. The DI Morgan is 100 tons and uses an XL Fusion engin, it's probably more than twice the cost of a Schrek, though it does carry ER PPCs instead of standard.
Considering the Schrek can earilly take out mechs and makes for a wonderful support unit, it's a good Tank.
Posted 25 December 2011 - 03:08 PM
Posted 25 December 2011 - 06:29 PM
Posted 25 December 2011 - 10:51 PM
Posted 26 December 2011 - 11:47 AM
Posted 26 December 2011 - 08:55 PM
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