Challenge created by @Crash77
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His Highness Demands
> What is it?
His Higness Demands is an ongoing (for a while) challenge, that will follow the Communist monarchy Semyonovia through 2 rulers, 5 decades, 3 wars and 1 rebellion.
Round 2: The People’s Might
With the success of the new People’s Car of Semyonovia, the Petrov SEM, the government turns its view to the outdated military of the challenged nation. Threatened by many foreign powers, what good is a people’s car without a people to buy it?
Several very important people will meet to discuss a pressing matter: the Semyonovian military’s lack of engines.
Not just engines, but transport and cargo trucks. Their current pre-World War II era Soviet vehicles don’t cut it anymore - they never did, but they were all the old King would allow - and a boost to the local economy is always welcome. Something that can be produced at home but is powerful, efficient and engineered both for a purpose and to the letter is required to satisfy the wargoing nation’s forces.
Chairman Lyanovsvik - Honorable Chairman Lyanovsvik of the Semyonovian Budgetary Committee and Foreign Affairs
Assistant Director - Commander Dmitrivokt of the 12th Supply Brigade
General A - the Honorable General Asaveket
These people will be going over the proposals they receive and will, with the input of the King near the end of the selection process, determine what powers the military - and, even, the local economy. This vehicle may play a part in the nation’s future - and this part may not be small. This vehicle will need to haul troops, supplies, State cargo, heavy weapons and more throughout its - hopefully - long lifespan. It will most probably be produced for many years, in many variations - and, with production costs low due to in-state manufacturing, could prove to be a wildly profitable venture for any company that manages to win the bid. Citizens of the Communist state, however, will just know they are protected by a dependable automotive wonder worthy of their King.
This vehicle must be reliable, utilitarian, powerful, efficient, and capable of going anywhere in the small island nation - meaning that low quality fuel is, still, a bonus, as modern fuel stations are still nonexistent in some corners of Semyonovia - it’s a tall order to fill, but try to fulfill most of the criteria and you’ll have a chance.
Price & Service Costs
Fuel Type - 80 RON preferred
Semyonovian Monetary System:
Ok. The Automation dollar-to-Semyonovian Daktoz is simple:
Divide the price of the car by 7.
This is a military vehicle, so there’s no wheelbase tax, or taxes at all - few civilians will own one, if any.
MAXIMUM PRICE: 1,250 Dakotz @ 0% (Less is better)
TRIM YEAR SHOULD BE 1956. MODEL YEAR SHOULD BE CLOSE
they’re looking to replace old Soviet trucks, not buy more.
- Engine ET: 75 max
- Engine PU: 30 max
- Trim ET: 60 max
- Trim PU: 75 max
- Minimum Drivability: 20
- Minimum Comfort: no
- Minimum Utility: 10
- Minimum Offroad: 20
- Minimum Economy: 10 mpg US
- Minimum Trim Reliability: 50
- Minimum Engine Reliability: 35
- Minimum Safety: 20
- One muffler mandatory
- Emissions: What?
- Fuel: 92 RON/ 87 AKI Leaded OR 80 RON/ 75 AKI Low Quality
- Minimum Seating of 3
Must have a respectful reference to the Semyonovian communist monarchy somewhere in the car, i.e. calling your car the “Whatever-bit-here Persktokt Special”, after the capital, or something about the design, colors, ads, etc.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Friday, April 5
RULES FINALIZED & SUBMISSIONS OPEN
Naming: Model / Family as HHD2 - Username, Trim/Variant free
(under the generous minimums or over the generous maximums means your vehicle will definitely not be used and abused with at least one jump of some size during testing)