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  1. Fair enough. I know that there are GMs and players who love Cyberpunk 2020's AVs. Personally, I have not been able to ever find them to be credible vehicles even back in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Sure, you can continue to follow the canon as written in 2014. Or you can take these concepts. like the S-97 Raider, and create stats for them using Maximum Metal rules and add them to your campaigns. I find that these compound rotorcraft concepts do have the "cool factor" as futuristic helicopters.
  2. Sorry, it was not my intention to cause you, or anyone else, annoyance, Mikael. I just wanted to add vehicles in development into the discussions that may add value to Cyberpunk 2020 campaigns played in 2014 since the setting was developed and written. True, Cyberpunk 2020 is role-playing game rules and a campaign setting. It was never intended to be a future political or technology forecast for the year 2020 AD, but a setting for science fiction role-playing with a cyberpunk flavor. I am not so much a critic of Cyberpunk 2020 predicting the future incorrectly, but more that there are cu
  3. It's depictions like the following that really annoy me about aerodyne vehicles in Cyberpunk: They look more like automobiles than aircraft and I have to engage in handwavium to accept their appearance. Which is why I labelled AVs as "fantasy technology" rather than impractical technology. If reasonable efforts were made to accommodate the dimensions of a Rolls-Royce Pegasus engine, I have less objection to the depiction, such as the depiction of the AV-9: True, there was such a vehicle as the Rolls-Royce Thrust Measuring Rig nicknamed "Flying Bedstead"
  4. Unfortunately, electric vehicles have disappointing range. Not sure if anyone would want a recreational Harley-Davidson with a 53 mile range.
  5. The Sikorsky S-97 Raider is a light tactical helicopter that Sikorsky is developing as a possible replacement for the OH-6 Cayuse and OH-58 Kiowa Warrior as a spec ops transport and scout helicopter.
  6. Cyberpunk 2020 seems to ignore the high-temperature exhaust of thrust-vectoring aerodyne vehicles. Exhaust from an F-35B is 600 degrees F and the AVs are used in high-density populated areas. So how would you like a Police AV landing in your neighborhood with a 600 degree downwash? Plus they don't take into account the expense of fuel consumption since a flying AV is entirely supported by thrust-vectoring rather than aerodynamic lift forces. I know that flying cars are a staple of futuristic science fiction, but I just don't buy AVs or Blade Runner Spinners as future transportation. I just ign
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    I am not sure if biofuels, even fictional ones like CHOOH-2 made from genetically-engineered wheat, make much sense: Sounds like unsustainable modern agriculture techniques applied to crops intended for fuel production. Though Biotechnica seems to be a fictional version of Monsanto. Perhaps growing wheat for CHOOH-2 production is putting further strains on the Ogallala Aquifer and what does that mean for the availability of fresh water?
  8. With Transneft probably being the pipeline infrastructure. The temptation is great to continue to use the Cyberpunk 2020 rules, but to re-write the setting considering that the point of divergence from our timeline is 1988. Eurosource Plus still uses the term European Community (EC) or European Economic Community (EEC) from 1995 even though the Treaty of Maastricht on European Union from 1992 created the European Union (EU). The name Gorborev sounds too much like Gorbachev and then there is Igor Starobin from Ukraine. Should we ignore Boris Yeltsin and Vladimir Putin and Putin's attempts to c
  9. Is anyone familiar with In Harm's Way: Wild Blue by Better Mousetrap Games (Flying Mice Games)? There is also the board game Mercenary Air Squadron. My understanding is that the intention is to add air combat to Cyberpunk 2020?
  10. I don't know about John Chu's Hikaru Sulu, but I know that George Takei's Sulu wouldn't have used a katana. George Takei's Sulu would have probably used a rapier-style sword.
  11. How did you decide to run your Aviationpunk campaign, Companero?
  12. The Kuma light troop vehicle seems ridiculous now after seeing the MRAPs and the JLTV.
  13. My apologies to Cyberbear and friends. Sorry, I got a little carried away.
  14. What the Arasaka Kuma should have been: IMI CombatGuard http://defense-update.com/20140603_combatg...ml#.U6sOC7En8fw
  15. I understand your reasoning, but I was thinking of a credible location in the Levant for my purposes.
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