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The first pre-Omni Timber Wolf?

 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 10:10 pm    Post subject: The first pre-Omni Timber Wolf? Reply with quote

As posted over at HMP in conjunction with my Clan Standard Lasers thread there. The general gist is that I am curious why Clan Standard Lasers (and PPC's) never saw the light of day. I have created them in my custom weapons editor along the same lines as the LRM's. Everything is the same except the weight which is halved.

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               BattleMech Technical Readout
                     Custom* Weapons

Type/Model:    Timber Wolf Pre-Omni
Tech:          Clan / 2945
Config:        Biped BattleMech
Rules:         Level 2, Standard design

Mass:          75 tons
Chassis:       Endo Steel
Power Plant:   375 XL Fusion
Walking Speed: 54.0 km/h
Maximum Speed: 86.4 km/h
Jump Jets:     None
Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor Type:    Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:     
  2 PPCs*
  4 Medium Lasers*
  2 LRM 20s w/ Artemis IV
Manufacturer:  (Unknown)
  Location:    (Unknown)
Communications System:  (Unknown)
Targeting & Tracking System:  (Unknown)

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==Overview:==
Before the development of the Omni-Mech the Clans made numerous other
technological break-throughs, many of which have never been brought to light
due to the sheer magnitude of Omni development. One of these break-throughs
was in the field of laser research.

Basing their designs on the Star League vintage lasers that the SLDF took with
them in their exodus Clan scientists were able to produce much lighter
versions with comparative size and power. This, along with the advances made
in missile technology, led to a revolution in BattleMech development.

A new breed of powerful BattleMech began to roll off the Clan production lines
and Clan Wolf, Kerenskys Chosen, were the first to lead the way with the
Timber Wolf.

==Capabilities:==
The TImber Wolf BattleMech combines the firepower of a Catapult and Marauder
into a stunning war machine. Utilising the new compact extra-light engine has
provided the power output to increase the TImber Wolfs speed over both these
older designs by 25%.

The Timber Wolf's arsenal centres on the arm mounted particle projection
cannons which are supported by two precision enhanced 20 tube long range
missile launchers. FOr close in defence the Timber Wolf mounts four medium
range lasers.

Twelve and half tons of Clan improved ferro-fibrous armour protects the
chassis and pilot and integrated ammunition storage safe-guards the machine
from missile detonation.

==Deployment==
The new generation Timber Wolf rolled out of Clan Wolfs Alpha Manufacturing
Complex in April of 2945. In the last four years it has seen wide-spread
deployment to all the Galaxys of the Wolves.

Clan Jade Falcon has just obtained a star of Timber Wolves in a Trial of
Possesion against Clan Wolfs Delta Galaxy.

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Type/Model:    Timber Wolf Pre-Omni
Mass:          75 tons

Equipment:                                 Crits    Mass
Int. Struct.:  114 pts Endo Steel            7      4.00
 (Endo Steel Loc: 1 HD, 1 LA, 1 RA, 1 LT, 1 RT, 1 LL, 1 RL)
Engine:        375 XL Fusion                10     19.50
   Walking MP:   5
   Running MP:   8
   Jumping MP:   0
Heat Sinks:     14 Double [28]               0      4.00
Gyro:                                        4      4.00
Cockpit, Life Supt., Sensors:                5      3.00
Actuators: L: Sh+UA+LA    R: Sh+UA+LA       14       .00
Armor Factor:  231 pts Ferro-Fibrous         7     12.50
 (Armor Crit Loc: 2 LA, 2 RA, 1 LT, 1 LL, 1 RL)

                          Internal    Armor
                          Structure   Value
   Head:                      3          9     
   Center Torso:             23         34     
   Center Torso (Rear):                 12     
   L/R Side Torso:           16      24/24     
   L/R Side Torso (Rear):              8/8     
   L/R Arm:                  12      24/24     
   L/R Leg:                  16      32/32     

Weapons and Equipment    Loc  Heat  Ammo   Crits    Mass
--------------------------------------------------------
1 PPC*                   RA     10           3      3.50
1 Medium Laser*          RA      3           1       .50
1 PPC*                   LA     10           3      3.50
1 Medium Laser*          LA      3           1       .50
1 LRM 20 w/ Artemis IV   RT      6   42     12     13.00
  (Ammo Locations: 3 LT, 4 RT)
1 LRM 20 w/ Artemis IV   LT      6           5      6.00
2 Medium Lasers*         CT      6           2      1.00
--------------------------------------------------------
TOTALS:                         44          74     75.00
Crits & Tons Left:                           4       .00

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost:        19,902,750 C-Bills
Battle Value:      2,129
Cost per BV:       9,348.4
Weapon Value:      3,090 / 2,857 (Ratio = 1.45 / 1.34)
Damage Factors:    SRDmg = 37;  MRDmg = 30;  LRDmg = 16
BattleForce2:      MP: 5,  Armor/Structure: 6/4
                   Damage PB/M/L: 5/5/3,  Overheat: 3
                   Class: MH;  Point Value: 21
                   Specials: if

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