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                 BattleMech Technical Readout

Name/Model:         Nuada ((WildWeasels Mech)) NDS-1SW
Designer:           The Grand Poobah
Source(s):          Custom Mordel.Net Units
Technology:         Inner Sphere
Technology Rating:  E
Tonnage:            75
Configuration:      Biped BattleMech
Era/Year:           Civil War / 3066
Rules (Current):    Tournament Legal
Rules (Era):        Tournament Legal
Rules (Year):       Tournament Legal
Total Cost:         12,897,500 C-Bills
Battle Value:       2,011

Chassis:              KH-4H Endo Steel
Power Plant:          GM 300 Light Fusion
Walking Speed:        43.2 kph  
Maximum Speed:        64.8 kph  
Jump Jets:            None
    Jump Capacity:    None
Armor:                Aldis Heavy with CASE
Armament:             
    1 Norse-Storm Model 7D Gauss Rifle
    1 Mydron Tornado Rotary AC/5
    4 Diverse Optics ER Medium Lasers
    1 Guided Technologies 2nd Gen Streak SRM 4
Manufacturer:         Unknown
    Primary Factory:  Unknown
Communications:       Neil 9000-A
Targeting & Tracking: TharHes Mars-5

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Overview:
    The Nuada was the follow-up offering to the successful Kell Hounds-produced Artic Fox and
    Verfolger BattleMechs. Produced on Arc-Royal, it is heavier than both of those designs,
    tipping the scale at 75 tons.
    
    Named for an important character in Celtic mythology, Nuada was the king of a long line of
    descendants of deities who lost his arm, which was eventually replaced by one made of
    silver, and had to regain his throne from his evil replacement. Just as the naming of the
    Verfolger had subtle meaning for the Ice Princess of Tharkad, so does the Nuada.

Capabilities:
    The Nuada was intended to be the main battle line and leader of a heavy combat or assault
    lance, and uses many relatively new technologies to achieve its goals. However, Morgan and
    Phelan Kell, as well as the Kell Hounds administration, did not want to break the bank in
    the process. The design team settled on beefing up the Verfolger's chassis to the desired
    weight and using an endo steel structure as the foundation for the new heavy design.
    
    Originally, the design called for the use of an extra-light engine, but the Kells balked at
    using that particular type of powerplant. Needing additional weight savings, the design team
    requested the use of the new light engines produced in Steiner space, but these were hard to
    come by, due to the ARDC's political position. Eventually, several examples of the engine
    and blueprints for its design were "appropriated" by outside means, finally allowing the
    installation of a GM 300L fusion engine.
    
    Basic design goals met, the Nuada packs over half its overall weight into weapons and
    equipment, and it does not disappoint. Echoing its namesake's malady, the left arm is
    occupied by the Norse-Storm 7D "Silverhand" Gauss Rifle. The right arm contains an odd sight
    in Steiner space, the Mydron Rotary-5 autocannon. How the Hounds got ahold of this weapon,
    we can only guess, but one must suspect Morgan Kell's political connections in Davion space
    are responsible. Two tons of ammunition ensure that the Nuada's main guns won't run out of
    ammunition too soon, as long as the pilot does not go overboard with the rotary cannon's
    accelerated firing profile.
    
    The main guns are backed up by some excellent close range firepower. Four Diverse Optics
    extended-range medium lasers, two in each side torso, as well as a Guided Technologies
    Streak-4 rack in the right ensure that any opponents who get too close to the Nuada are in
    for a lot of trouble. CASE is mounted in the right torso to protect the ammo reloads stored
    there.
    
    Like many modern-day BattleMechs, the Nuada isn't very heat-friendly in an alpha-strike
    profile, unless the autocannon is fired at a standard rate so as not to over-tax the 'Mechs
    ten freezer-grade heat sinks.
    
    Lastly, the Nuada packs on thirteen tons of readily-available Aldis slab armor to defend
    itself from incoming fire.

Deployment:
    Prior to the end of the Civil War, the Nuada was only found in the formations of the Kell
    Hounds and their cronies on Arc-Royal. Since the end of hostilities between the Houses, the
    Hounds have placed the Nuada for sale on the open market and grant discounts to smaller
    mercenary formations.

Notable MechWarriors:
    Lt. Dailly graduated from an older TDR-7S Thunderbolt to a new Nuada after his pride and
    joy, the "Jerk" suffered a cataclysmic gyro failure that almost killed her owner. Lt. Dailly
    was the first pilot of the jumping NDA-1SJ Nuada model. Unfortunately, Lt. Dailly was killed
    on Tharkad advancing on the palace when a Steiner Arrow IV shell dropped from the sky and
    landed directly on the head of Dailly's Nuada.

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Equipment                                                             Mass                      
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Internal Structure:                         Endo Steel                 4.00                     
Engine:                                  300 Light Fusion             14.50                     
    Walking MP:                                 4                                               
    Running MP:                                 6                                               
    Jumping MP:                                 0                                               
Heat Sinks (Double):                         10 [20]                   0.00                     
Gyro:                                        Standard                  3.00                     
Cockpit:                                     Standard                  3.00                     
Armor Factor:                                  208                    13.00                     
    Type:                                    Standard                                           

                                    Internal         Armor     
                                    Structure        Value     
    Head:                               3              9       
    Center Torso:                      23             29       
    Center Torso (rear):                              10       
    R/L Torso:                         16             22       
    R/L Torso (rear):                                  7       
    R/L Arm:                           12             22       
    R/L Leg:                           16             29       

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Weapons and Ammo                                       Location          Critical     Tonnage   
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CASE                                                      RT                1          0.50             
2 ER Medium Lasers                                        RT                2          2.00             
Rotary AC/5 (Ammo 40)                                     RT                2          2.00             
Streak SRM 4                                              RT                1          3.00             
Streak SRM 4 (Ammo 25)                                    RT                1          1.00             
2 ER Medium Lasers                                        LT                2          2.00             
Rotary AC/5                                               RA                6         10.00             
Gauss Rifle                                               LA                7         15.00             
Gauss Rifle (Ammo 16)                                     LA                2          2.00             

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Alpha Strike Statistics                                             
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Point Value (PV): 40
TP: BM,  SZ: 3,  TMM: 1,  MV: 8"
Damage: (S) 4 / (M) 5 / (L) 2,  OV: 1
Armor (A): 7,  Structure (S): 4
Specials: CASE