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                 BattleMech Technical Readout

Name/Model:         Antlion LK-7R "Ravage"
Designer:           Stinger
Source(s):          Custom Mordel.Net Units
Technology:         Inner Sphere (Mixed)
Technology Rating:  F
Tonnage:            45
Configuration:      Quad BattleMech
Era/Year:           Dark Age / 3144
Rules (Current):    Tournament Legal
Rules (Era):        Tournament Legal
Rules (Year):       Advanced
Total Cost:         9,414,125 C-Bills
Battle Value:       1,664

Chassis:              Reinforced
Power Plant:          225 XL
Walking Speed:        54 kph    
Maximum Speed:        86.4 kph  [108 kph] 
Jump Jets:            Standard
    Jump Capacity:    120 meters
Armor:                Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:             
    2 Light PPCs
    2 ER Medium Lasers (C)
    2 ER Small Lasers (C)
    1 Remote Sensor Dispenser
Manufacturer:         Unknown
    Primary Factory:  Unknown
Communications:       Unknown
Targeting & Tracking: Unknown with Bloodhound Active Probe

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Overview:
    The?Antlion?was an unusual Quad?BattleMech; it was purpose-built byStarCorps Industries?for
    the?Armed Forces of the Federated Suns?from their plant on?Crofton?to fill a tactical
    indirect fire support role. The introduction of the?Antlion?was at least in part a reaction
    to the proliferation of?Anti-Missile Systems, which rendered other indirect fire systems
    significantly less effective after the mid-thirty-first century.
    
    Though this has remained true several requests for a direct fire combat unit were made by
    the AFFS. When StarCorps attempted to rework the design they found that they were unable to
    produce a variant they were happy with. What they didnt realize is that several chassies
    were sent to NAIS for refit and evaluation.

Capabilities:
    Relatively slow despite the use of a GM SuperFusion 225 XL,?XL Gyro and?Small Cockpit,
    the?Antlion?combined nine and a half tons of Light Ferro Fibrous armor with a?Reinforced
    Structure?for survivability, although a great deal of the?Antlion's defense depended on the
    Bloodhound Active Probe each 'Mech was equipped with.
    
    The new variant has passed several checks and balances too arrive at this point. Much of
    what made the mech unique and special. The engine is the same as is the cockpit. The XL Gyro
    though has been replaced with a standard Gyro. This frees up much needed room in the narrow
    torso of the 45 ton machine. Replacing the Clan mech mortars are a reworked weapons suite. 2
    new Light Particle Projection Cannons with paired capacitors comprise the new main weapons.
    Backing these up are a pair of standard Clan medium lasers and under the chin are a pair of
    clan small lasers which replace the ineffective light machine guns. The remote sensor
    dispenser remains, simply because of its usefulness in past missions.
    
    Also addressed was the mobility factor. Though they didn't add any speed to the mech they
    were able to add 4 jump jets to the machine. This did cause some heated debates among the
    refit crews. Many thought that a targeting computer would be far more beneficial than
    jumping ability. This was eventually decided in a simulator battle scenario with the jumping
    mech holding a 2 to 1 edge in victories. Lastly MASC was added to the machine. When used
    sparingly and in conjunction with the jump jets it gives the maligned design a new lease on
    the battlefield.
    
    The biggest worry among AFFS high command and StarCorps is the use ofclan ferro-fibrous
    armor. Though plans are being made incase the day arises when they have to revert back to
    Inner Sphere armor.

Deployment:
    Outclassed in direct combat by many 'Mechs, the?Antlion?wasn't designed to fight opponents
    directly; instead, the?Antlion?was designed to rain down indirect fire, preferably from
    cover some distance away. The Bloodhound Active Probe helped with this mission profile, but
    StarCorps also installed a?Remote Sensor Dispenser?in the?Antlion's left torso, acting as a
    force multiplier by allowing an?Antlion?to seed an area with sensors in anticipation of
    subsequent fire missions.

Variants:
    The Ravage has shipped to only a handful of warriors.

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Equipment                                                             Mass                      
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Internal Structure:                         Reinforced                 9.00                     
Engine:                                       225 XL                   5.00                     
    Walking MP:                                 5                                               
    Running MP:                               8 [10]                                            
    Jumping MP:                                 4                                               
Heat Sinks (Double):                         10 [20]                   0.00                     
Gyro:                                        Standard                  3.00                     
Cockpit:                                      Small                    2.00                     
Armor Factor:                                  163                     8.50                     
    Type:                               Ferro-Fibrous (C)                                       

                                    Internal         Armor     
                                    Structure        Value     
    Head:                               3              9       
    Center Torso:                      14             21       
    Center Torso (rear):                               5       
    R/L Torso:                         11             18       
    R/L Torso (rear):                                  4       
    R/L Front Leg:                     11             21       
    R/L Rear Leg:                      11             21       

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Weapons and Ammo                                       Location          Critical     Tonnage   
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2 ER Small Lasers (C)                                     H                 2          1.00             
MASC                                                      CT                2          2.00             
ER Medium Laser (C)                                       RT                1          1.00             
Light PPC w/ Capacitor                                    RT                3          4.00             
Bloodhound Active Probe                                   LT                3          2.00             
ER Medium Laser (C)                                       LT                1          1.00             
Light PPC w/ Capacitor                                    LT                3          4.00             
Remote Sensor Dispenser                                   LT                1          0.50             
Jump Jet                                                 RFL                1          0.50             
Jump Jet                                                 LFL                1          0.50             
Jump Jet                                                 RRL                1          0.50             
Jump Jet                                                 LRL                1          0.50             

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Alpha Strike Statistics                                             
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Point Value (PV): 38
TP: BM,  SZ: 2,  TMM: 2,  MV: 12"/8"j
Damage: (S) 3 / (M) 3 / (L) 1,  OV: 1
Armor (A): 5,  Structure (S): 4
Specials: BH, ENE, JMPW1, RCN, RSD1