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Weapon & Equipment Information
General Details
Name:  Anti-'Mech Pod
Type (Category):  Weapon (Other)
Technology:  Inner Sphere
Available To:  BattleMechs
Reference:  Tactical Operations (p. 330)

Description:
Based on the A-Pod, the Solaris-designed M-Pod was devised for use against even heavier targets, such as BattleMechs and vehicles. Its short range and one-shot capability prevented this weapon from being used in a battlefield capacity for years, keeping it in the arenas until very recently.

Game Rules:
M-Pods function as an LB-X type Autocannon using Cluster munitions (including the –1 to-hit modifier), but with a range equivalent to a standard machine gun (1 hex for short, 2 for medium, 3 for long, and—if Extreme Range rules are used—4 for extreme). The damage capacity dramatically decreases at each range bracket, however, using the 15 column for Cluster Hits at 1 hex, the 10 column at 2 hexes and the 5 column at 3 hexes. (If Extreme Range rules are used, the M-Pod uses the 2 column for Cluster damage at a range of 4 hexes.) Unexpended M-Pods that take a critical hit explode for 5 points of damage as an ammunition explosion. Expended M-Pods can still be aff ected by a critical hit in the same way as empty ammo bins.

M-Pods mounted on airborne Airships, Fixed-Wing or Satellite vehicles have no effect in combat.

Construction Rules:
May be mounted on any available unit type in accordance with the unit’s standard construction rules.
Inner Sphere Data
Prototype Date:  ~3060
Production Date:  3064
Extinction Date:  —
Recovery Date:  —

WEAPONS AND EQUIPMENT COMBAT AND CONSTRUCTION TABLE
Heat (Aero)
Damage (Aero)
Range (Aero)
Rating
Availability
Cost (C-bills)
Weight (Tons)
Criticals
Battle Value
Direct-Fire
Explosive
0 (–)
15/10/5 (–)
–/1/2/3 (–)
C
X-X-E-D
6,000
1
1
5.000 †
Defensive Battle Value

RULES LEVEL PROGRESSION TABLE
Start Year
End Year
Rules Level
~3060
3063
Experimental
3064
3098
Advanced
3099
Tournament Legal

MTF Output → Weapon List:  M-Pod
MTF Output → Critical Slot:  ISMPod
PDF Output → Critical Slot:  Anti-'Mech Pod