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                 BattleMech Technical Readout

Name/Model:         Grenadier ((Akula's Mech)) GRD-5S
Designer:           The Grand Poobah
Source(s):          Custom Mordel.Net Units
Technology:         Inner Sphere
Technology Rating:  E
Tonnage:            95
Configuration:      Biped BattleMech
Era/Year:           Clan Invasion / 3061
Rules (Current):    Tournament Legal
Rules (Era):        Tournament Legal
Rules (Year):       Tournament Legal
Total Cost:         10,305,750 C-Bills
Battle Value:       2,044

Chassis:              A.C.E. Type VIIID Endo Steel
Power Plant:          Pitban 285 
Walking Speed:        32.4 kph  
Maximum Speed:        54 kph    
Jump Jets:            None
    Jump Capacity:    None
Armor:                A.C.E. Type 5 with CASE
    2 Magna Hellstar II PPCs
    2 Defiance Disintegrator LB 10-X ACs
    1 Defiance B3M Medium Laser
    2 Coventry 4-Tube Missile System SRM 4s
Manufacturer:         Unknown
    Primary Factory:  Unknown
Communications:       TharHes Crystal Flower RG-2
Targeting & Tracking: TharHes Star Shark

    The 95 ton GRD-5S Grenadier was requested by the Lyran Alliance from Akula Corporate
    Engineering to act as a counter to the excellent SFR-3D Spitfire.  With the Federated
    Commonwealth on the brink of civil war, the Lyran commanders wanted to ensure battlefield
    supremacy over Federated Suns forces.  The Grenadier, while lacking the long range
    capabilities of the Spitfire has a powerful medium range attack capability that cannot be

    The Grenadier is a first rate assault mech that uses mass fire to devastate its opponent.
    Mounting a pair of Magna Hellstar II PPCs and a pair of Defiance Disintegrator LB 10-X
    Autocannons the Grenadier has the ability to core even the largest of opponents in a single
    blast.  If the intended victim does manage to close within close range, the Grenadier has a
    pair of Coventry SRM4s to add insult
    to injury.  The rear arc cannot safely be approached either, as the Grenadier has a single
    rear mounted Hesperus B3M Medium Laser to keep enemy mechs off its back.
    The Grenadier utilizes a standard Pitban 285 Fusion Engine for motive power, which gives it
    average speed for a mech its size.  The one advantage of the standard engine is that it is
    less bulky and less fragile than a lighter XL reactor.  This adds to the mechs basic
    hardiness, and makes repairs much easier, as there is ample room to work within the torso of
    the mech.
    The Grenadier takes advantage of Endo Steel internal structure to form the skeleton of the
    mech.  By using the Endo Steel, the designers were able to fit more heavy weapons and armor
    to the Chassis.  The Grenadier is armored with 16.5 tons of the excellent A.C.E. Type 5
    Super Heavy armor which gives it ample protection on the field of battle.  The Grenadier
    also utilizes CASE to minimize the damage should the armor be breached and the stored
    ammunition ignited.

    The Grenadier has only recently gone into full production.  So far, 20 units have been
    delivered to the Lyran Alliance, with another 80 on order.  The Grenadier is deployed to
    mixed assault lances where it can be effectively used for medium range brawling.
    Lyran field commanders have been thoroughly impressed with the capabilities of the
    Grenadier, and plan to use it in the initial stages of an assault to gain battlefield
    superiority. Once superiority has been achieved, the Grenadier will likely be used to to
    maintain that superiority, as well as to capture and hold key objectives.

Equipment                                                             Mass                      
Internal Structure:                         Endo Steel                 5.00                     
Engine:                                     285 Fusion                16.50                     
    Walking MP:                                 3                                               
    Running MP:                                 5                                               
    Jumping MP:                                 0                                               
Heat Sinks (Double):                         13 [26]                   3.00                     
Gyro:                                        Standard                  3.00                     
Cockpit:                                     Standard                  3.00                     
Armor Factor:                                  264                    16.50                     
    Type:                                    Standard                                           

                                    Internal         Armor     
                                    Structure        Value     
    Head:                               3              9       
    Center Torso:                      30             40       
    Center Torso (rear):                              13       
    R/L Torso:                         20             31       
    R/L Torso (rear):                                  9       
    R/L Arm:                           16             27       
    R/L Leg:                           20             34       

Weapons and Ammo                                       Location          Critical     Tonnage   
Medium Laser                                              CT                1          1.00             
CASE                                                      RT                1          0.50             
LB 10-X AC                                                RT                6         11.00             
LB 10-X AC (Ammo 10)                                      RT                1          1.00             
LB 10-X AC (Ammo 10) [Cluster]                            RT                1          1.00             
SRM 4                                                     RT                1          2.00             
SRM 4 (Ammo 25)                                           RT                1          1.00             
CASE                                                      LT                1          0.50             
LB 10-X AC                                                LT                6         11.00             
LB 10-X AC (Ammo 10)                                      LT                1          1.00             
LB 10-X AC (Ammo 10) [Cluster]                            LT                1          1.00             
SRM 4                                                     LT                1          2.00             
SRM 4 (Ammo 25)                                           LT                1          1.00             
PPC                                                       RA                3          7.00             
PPC                                                       LA                3          7.00             

Alpha Strike Statistics                                             
Point Value (PV): 49
TP: BM,  SZ: 4,  TMM: 1,  MV: 6"
Damage: (S) 4 / (M) 5 / (L) 4,  OV: 0
Armor (A): 9,  Structure (S): 8
Specials: CASE, FLK1/1/1, SRM1/1/-