One thing that strikes me is the way the hitpoints are very close to each other even in vehicles that have huge differences - a submarine and a car having 40 points each. Does the differences in Hardness really compensate for this, as it looks like you could take out a submarine using rather puny-in-comparison hand-held weaponry, provided you only roll really well (even cinematic games must have some limits)?
Ooo, Ooo (raises hand), I have a few, how about the cars from Fast and the Furious and 2 Fast, 2 Furious? Also, has anyone given any thought to what NOX would do to acceleration in d20M?
-The Flyer 21 (new ATV for the US armed forces),
-James Bond-style Hummer H1.
The hit points are devised on the weight of the vehicle. The sub that has 38 hit points (similar to a car) is a three-seater,
You had SSN-774 with 40 hit points, which is the one that made me notice this - it probably should have more HP than a car, regardless of Hardness, or was it a typo?
Still, with 15 Hardness, all you need to do is keep rolling well with your shotgun or heavy rifle (damage 2d10...2d12), which may take a while, but it'll get there. And even a 9mm handgun could eventually destroy a vehicle with Hardness 15 if you keep doing Double Taps and rolling well (max.3 points per attack, but still; suppose you could chalk it up to metal fatigue). OTOH, d20 Modern has perhaps a bit too compressed damage ranges for more sensible figures.
To Iron Star and all the other that have posted stats, thank you. You folk Rock.
I would love to see more cars based on films and TV shows.
Could you possibly do create the stats for the modified shuttle buses from Dawn of the Dead ‘04?
I couldn’t actually find what the make and model of the real shuttle bus was, I decided to give it my bust guess using the stats from shuttles that are similar (and may actually be the right one):Dawn of the Dead (2004) Shuttle Bus
The Shuttle Bus has been heavily modified with sheet metal and barbed wire. It has had the majority of its seats removed. It is two squares wide and five squares long.
Crew: 1, Passenger(s): 21, Cargo Capacity: 2000 lb., Initiative: -2, Maneuver: -2, Top Speed: 123 (12), Defense: -2, Hardness: 10, Hit Points: 48, Size: Huge, Purchase DC: ?, Restriction: Lic (+1)
WWII British Combat Aircraft
The Spitfire was the brainchild of R.J. Mitchell and first flew in 1938. It is powered by a V12 liquid cooled Rolls-Royce Merlin 45 engine. The Spitfire is 10 squares long and 2 squares wide, with an 8 square wingspan.
Crew: 2, Passenger(s): 0, Cargo Capacity: 100 lb., Initiative: -2, Maneuver: -1, Top Speed: 650 (65), Defense: -2, Hardness: 5, Hit Points: 36, Size: Huge, Purchase DC: ?, Restriction: Res (+2)
A minor correction: it was called the Supermarine Spitfire.
Another correction: The Spitfire is a single-seat fighter, so it has Crew 1, not 2.
Mk IX had a copilot...
IX was a single-seat fighter like the rest of the series (it's just an improved Mk.V, basically); I think you are confusing the combat variants with the training variant, TR-IX.