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                 BattleMech Technical Readout

Name/Model:         Gryphon GRP-4A
Designer:           Ruger
Source(s):          Custom Mordel.Net Units
Technology:         Inner Sphere
Technology Rating:  E
Tonnage:            60
Configuration:      Biped BattleMech
Era/Year:           Dark Age / 3150
Rules (Current):    Tournament Legal
Rules (Era):        Tournament Legal
Rules (Year):       Tournament Legal
Total Cost:         18,916,480 C-Bills
Battle Value:       2,061

Chassis:              Endo Steel
Power Plant:          300 XL
Walking Speed:        54 kph    
Maximum Speed:        86.4 kph  [140.4 kph]
Jump Jets:            Standard
    Jump Capacity:    150 meters
Armor:                Standard with CASE II
    1 Snub-Nose PPC
    1 MML 5 w/ Artemis IV FCS
    2 Medium Lasers
Manufacturer:         Unknown
    Primary Factory:  Unknown
Communications:       Unknown with Guardian ECM Suite
Targeting & Tracking: Unknown

    Built on the frame work of the old GRF-1A Griffin, the 60 ton primitive version of the
    modern medium BattleMech, the GRP-4A Gryphon has been modified from a long range sniper to a
    short range brawler.

    Though maintaining the overall appearance of the primitive Griffin, the Gryphon is built
    around an extralight Vlar 300 fusion engine paired up with both a supercharger and a myomer
    acceleration signal circuitry system, enabling the design to run in bursts just over 140
    kph. Its jump jet system has been expanded over the original base model to allow for leaps
    up to 150 meters at a time. This mobility allows it to close range with most enemies very
    quickly, which is fortunate, as its weapons are designed to make the 'Mech a close-range
    The central weapon of the Gryphon's arsenal is a snub-nose particle cannon tied into a
    capacitor. Backing this weapon are a pair of standard medium lasers, and a 5 rack
    multi-missile launcher with an Artemis IV fire-control system. This last weapon is equipped
    with 3 tons of ammunition, which allows the pilot to carry a range of both long-range and
    short range missiles tailored to fit each mission.
    To protect this 'Mech, the Gryphon mounts 12 tons of standard armor plate, and the MML-5's
    ammunition is stored in a bay protected by CASE II. As a final measure of protection, the
    engineer's added a Guardian ECM suite.

    The Gryphon is currently being sold to virtually all customers, with the lion's share going
    to the mercenary market.

Equipment                                                             Mass                      
Internal Structure:                         Endo Steel                 3.00                     
Engine:                                       300 XL                   9.50                     
    Walking MP:                                 5                                               
    Running MP:                               8 [13]                                            
    Jumping MP:                                 5                                               
Heat Sinks (Double):                         12 [24]                   2.00                     
Gyro:                                        Standard                  3.00                     
Cockpit:                                     Standard                  3.00                     
Armor Factor:                                  192                    12.00                     
    Type:                                    Standard                                           

                                    Internal         Armor     
                                    Structure        Value     
    Head:                               3              9       
    Center Torso:                      20             30       
    Center Torso (rear):                               9       
    R/L Torso:                         14             20       
    R/L Torso (rear):                                  8       
    R/L Arm:                           10             20       
    R/L Leg:                           14             24       

Weapons and Ammo                                       Location          Critical     Tonnage   
Jump Jet                                                  CT                1          1.00             
Medium Laser                                              CT                1          1.00             
Guardian ECM Suite                                        RT                2          1.50             
Jump Jet                                                  RT                1          1.00             
MML 5 w/ Artemis IV FCS                                   RT                3          3.00             
CASE II                                                   LT                1          1.00             
Jump Jet                                                  LT                1          1.00             
MASC                                                      LT                3          3.00             
MML 5 (Ammo 20) [SRM / Artemis IV]                        LT                1          1.00             
MML 5 (Ammo 20) [SRM / Inferno]                           LT                1          1.00             
MML 5 (Ammo 24) [LRM / Artemis IV]                        LT                1          1.00             
Supercharger                                              LT                1          1.00             
Medium Laser                                              RA                1          1.00             
Snub-Nose PPC w/ Capacitor                                RA                3          7.00             
Jump Jet                                                  RL                1          1.00             
Jump Jet                                                  LL                1          1.00             

Alpha Strike Statistics                                             
Point Value (PV): 49
TP: BM,  SZ: 3,  TMM: 3,  MV: 16"/10"j
Damage: (S) 3 / (M) 3 / (L) 0*,  OV: 0
Armor (A): 6,  Structure (S): 3
Specials: CASEII, ECM, IF0*, JMPW1