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                 BattleMech Technical Readout

Name/Model:         Raven (Flamebird) RVN-5L
Designer:           Ruger
Source(s):          Custom Mordel.Net Units
Technology:         Inner Sphere
Technology Rating:  F
Tonnage:            35
Configuration:      Biped BattleMech
Era/Year:           Republic / 3130
Rules (Current):    Advanced
Rules (Era):        Advanced
Rules (Year):       Advanced
Total Cost:         8,641,125 C-Bills
Battle Value:       1,111

Chassis:              Endo Steel
Power Plant:          280 XL
Walking Speed:        86.4 kph  
Maximum Speed:        129.6 kph 
Jump Jets:            None
    Jump Capacity:    None
Armor:                Stealth with CASE II
Armament:             
    2 ER Medium Lasers
    1 MML 5 w/ Artemis IV FCS
    1 ER Flamer
Manufacturer:         Unknown
    Primary Factory:  Unknown
Communications:       Unknown with Angel ECM Suite
Targeting & Tracking: Unknown with Bloodhound Active Probe

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Overview:
    The Raven has been a prime scout 'Mech for over a half-century, but many have ever thought
    that the chassis has never quite lived up to its potential. The 3L model was a definite
    improvement over the original prototype models, but it was still relatively slow, and even
    the triple strength myomer added to some versions was not effective in alleviating this
    issue.
    
    That's where the 5L model comes into play.

Capabilities:
    Discarding the relatively unused NARC missile beacon system freed up 5 tons in this new
    model, and reducing the heat sink system to the base 10 sinks (but making them all double
    strength rating) freed up another ton. Addtionally, the skeletal structure is composed of
    endo-steel "bones", and the gyro is an extra-light model. This extra capacity was used to
    improve the electronics to the latest Bloodhound active probe and Angel ECM suites; which,
    along with the TAG system make this model a prime scout. Finally, its communications system
    has been greatly improved with the latest improvements (quirk: Improved communications).
    
    To ensure that the machine could get in and out of combat zones, the engine was increased to
    a 280 extra-light model, giving the 'Mech a top speed of over 120 kph. Additionally, the
    armor was increased to 6.5 tons of the latest stealth plating.
    
    Offensively, this model Raven is equipped with a pair of extended range 5 cm lasers, and a
    multi-missile launcher with 5 tubes. Equipped with 2 tons of ammunition, the latter can
    customize its payload depending on its mission with both long and short range missiles of
    most any type, and its pilots often load with mine-laying Thunder-type munitions and the
    like. To protect the unit against infantry, it has been equipped with an extended range
    flamer.

Deployment:
    The 5L has just recently started coming off the production lines, so deployment has been
    somewhat slow at present. It is expected that all front line units will be equipped with at
    least a lance of these 'Mechs within the next few years.
    
    Thanks to its flamer, many units have begun nicknaming these machines ?Flamebird?s.

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Equipment                                                             Mass                      
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Internal Structure:                         Endo Steel                 2.00                     
Engine:                                       280 XL                   8.00                     
    Walking MP:                                 8                                               
    Running MP:                                 12                                              
    Jumping MP:                                 0                                               
Heat Sinks (Double):                         10 [20]                   0.00                     
Gyro:                                           XL                     1.50                     
Cockpit:                                      Small                    2.00                     
Armor Factor:                                  104                     6.50                     
    Type:                                    Stealth                                            

                                    Internal         Armor     
                                    Structure        Value     
    Head:                               3              9       
    Center Torso:                      11             15       
    Center Torso (rear):                               4       
    R/L Torso:                          8             10       
    R/L Torso (rear):                                  3       
    R/L Arm:                            6             10       
    R/L Leg:                            8             15       

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Weapons and Ammo                                       Location          Critical     Tonnage   
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Angel ECM Suite                                           H                 2          2.00             
MML 5 w/ Artemis IV FCS                                   RT                3          3.00             
TAG                                                       RT                1          1.00             
Bloodhound Active Probe                                   LT                3          2.00             
CASE II                                                   LT                1          1.00             
MML 5 (Ammo 20) [SRM / Artemis IV]                        LT                1          1.00             
MML 5 (Ammo 24) [LRM / Smoke]                             LT                1          1.00             
2 ER Medium Lasers                                        RA                2          2.00             
ER Flamer                                                 LA                1          1.00             

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Alpha Strike Statistics                                             
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Point Value (PV): 37
TP: BM,  SZ: 1,  TMM: 3,  MV: 16"
Damage: (S) 2 / (M) 2 / (L) 0*,  OV: 0
Armor (A): 3,  Structure (S): 2
Specials: AECM, BH, CASEII, IF0*, RCN, STL, TAG