Dueling on a budget? Not sure whether to cut corners on firepower, cargo space, or safety…? But why should you have to cut corners at all?! For less than $8k, you can have twin rocket launchers, a roomy interior, *and* better durability than the competition.
The Fnord Mulligan– Firepower you can Afford!
Mid-Sized, Light Chassis, Medium Power Plant (10 pt CA), Heavy Suspension, Puncture-Resistant Front & Rear Tires, Driver, Passenger, front: 2 RL, back: SS, Weapon Link (RL’s), Armor F31, R20, L20, B20, T2, U2, Accel. 5, Top Speed 90, HC 3, 4,135 lbs, $ 8,000
LT option: Remove SS. 4,060 lbs, $ 7,650. Cargo capacity: 1 space, 140 lbs.
Arena Option: As LT option, but remove passenger. Add FOJ back. Armor: F 40, R 25, L 25, B 25, T 3 U 3. 4,198 lbs, $ 9,241.
Designer’s notes: At the risk of making a cheap knock-off of the Republic Motors Tomahawk, I built this car specifically to fill in for the lack of cars in the $8000 range in the first vehicle guide. The LT option is essentially a “supersized” Stinger, but it has room for a bulk ammo box and a spare tire. The component armor on the power plant is (perhaps cruelly) rigged for third round amateur night duels so that both early driver death and increased salvage values are more likely.
The FOJ variant is intended to be a viable division ten vehicle once a SWC and body armor are added. Note that under 5th edition fire rules, there is a pretty good chance of setting a vehicle on fire if high damages are rolled on any power plant hits with rocket launchers– the component armor on the plant helps to prevent or postpone that. Also, the standard and LT options can make speeds of up to 96 mph without cargo or passengers. (These designs were put together with Klaus Breuer’s design program.)