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2300AD & 2320 Discussion of the original 2300AD from GDW, the revised 2300 from Mongoose Publishing, or QLI's 2320AD.

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Old July 22nd, 2012, 07:04 PM
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Default Tanks and other things that go "Boom".

Looking at the excellent Etranger site, I see the AC-12, which is touted as the worlds best hovertank. However, I see many problems with it, which I will list below. Since it was designed by FRP people, not real world tank designers.

1) Too high- this thing is way, way to high, illustrations make it look like it would have stability issues, as well as being too easy to spot.
2) Almost vertical sides- Where is the sloped armor?
3) Blind spots where the guns cannot depress enough to secure the vehicle.

M-9 Hovertank

OK, so it is obsolete, but it handles these issues better than the AC-12

LKPZ-IX

What a modern (2300) tank should look like, although the gun is vulnerable to shrapnel, as are the loading containers, and sensors.

The Cavalier and Montgomery look like well thought out designs.

Also recall that in this day, the caliber race is driven by better armor, and the need to smash it. 37-50-75-88-90-100-105-115-120-125.....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_battle_tank

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Bundeswehr.jpg Next to the M1A2, probably the BEST tank in the world today.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merkava

I am not going to address IFVs since I did my time as a grunt back in the 1980's in the old, reliable, vulnerable M-113.
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