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                 BattleMech Technical Readout

Name/Model:         Anvil ANV-9M
Designer:           09-Tyba
Source(s):          Custom Mordel.Net Units
Technology:         Inner Sphere
Technology Rating:  E
Tonnage:            60
Role:               Brawler
Configuration:      Biped BattleMech
Era/Year:           Clan Invasion / 3055
Rules (Current):    Tournament Legal
Rules (Era):        Tournament Legal
Rules (Year):       Experimental
Total Cost:         6,198,080 C-Bills
Battle Value:       1,598

Chassis:              Duralyte 314 Endo Steel
Power Plant:          Vlar 300 
Walking Speed:        54 kph    
Maximum Speed:        86.4 kph  
Jump Jets:            None
    Jump Capacity:    None
Armor:                Jolassa-328 Ferro-Fibrous
    2 Diverse Optics Sunbeam ER Large Lasers
    1 Sutel Precision Line Large Pulse Laser
    1 Diverse Optics ER Medium Laser
Manufacturer:         Free Worlds Defense Industries
    Primary Factory:  Gibson
Communications:       Datacom 50 with Guardian ECM Suite
Targeting & Tracking: Dynatec 1122

    The Free Worlds League military had high hopes for the ANV-3M Anvil. Paired with the Hammer,
    the two BattleMechs were supposed to be an unstoppable combination ? the Hammer pounded
    opponents at long range and the Anvil was intended to finish them off at short range with
    its battery of pulse weapons. Unfortunately, the FWLM?s thinking was still focused on
    winning the Third Succession War ? not the combat of the mid Thirty-first century.
    MechWarriors equipped to take on an Anvil were not intimidated by the Hammer?s pitiful
    barrage; enemy pilots learned to stay back and pick off Anvils from a distance. Various
    attempts were made to upgrade the Anvil, but these efforts only swung the design from one
    extreme to another. However, a recent variant has appeared which features a more successful
    mix of weapons. This is the ANV-9M, a ?Mech eminently suited for front-line combat.

    The ANV-9M is a refit of the base chassis. The factory- level conversion begins with the
    removal of the Chilton 365 jump jets. The sturdy and inexpensive Vlar 300 engine is retained
    along with the Anvil?s speedy movement profile. The Guardian ECM suite is also left in
    place, as it was one of the few good points of the original design. Armor protection has
    increased with the addition of Jolassa-328 ferro-fibrous plate and the weaponry has been
    almost completely replaced.
    A single Sutel Precision Line large pulse laser remains, shifted over to the right arm to
    provide a better arc of fire. Two Diverse Optics Sunbeam extended range large lasers have
    been added, one to the left torso and another in the right torso. The 9M?s effective
    striking distance is now almost double that of the standard 3M, and similar to the 5M of
    3055. The right arm carries a Diverse Optics extended range medium laser, which works well
    with the Sutel in close engagements; this pairing provides an accurate punch lacking in the
    One additional heat sink has been added to deal with the increased thermal load of the main
    guns. As a result, the Anvil is now a much more practical machine, capable of bringing ruin
    to opponents at any range

    The ANV-9M first appeared in 3058 with the Thirteenth Marik Militia. The Lucky Thirteenth?s
    reconnaissance and deep penetration raids are well-matched to the new Anvil; the Marik
    regiment has put this BattleMech through its paces, using the relatively swift 9M as heavy
    fire support for their lances of Hermes II scout ?Mechs. The success of this version quickly
    came to the attention of the League Central Coordination and Command, which commissioned a
    closer look at the new ?Mech?s battlefield performance.
    The recently-completed study thoroughly examined the 9M?s performance with the Thirteenth on
    Wasat, the Knights of the Inner Sphere on New Saint Andrews and the Fusiliers of Oriente?s
    campaign against Clan Smoke Jaguar on Marshdale. The commission?s findings confirmed the
    ANV-9M as a significant advance, superior to the original 3M and boasting better protection
    than its nearest equivalent, the ANV-5M.

    Commanders who wish to further increase the Anvil?s long-range striking power have directed
    their technicians to remove the Guardian ECM and ER medium laser, replace the right arm?s
    large pulse laser with another Sunbeam ER large laser and install three more ?freezers? to
    deal with the increased heat. Another ton and a half of armor are added as well,
    particularly to the leg areas (a weak spot in all Anvil designs). The ANV-9MER (nicknamed
    the ?Little Awesome?) is capable of firing all three of its main weapons at once without
    losing accuracy or mobility.

Notable MechWarriors:
    Captain Nathan Ruthven
    Sir Ruthven was one of the initial recruits to the First Knights of the Inner Sphere and
    received his Anvil after losing his Ostsol on Gibson. He subsequently fought valiantly on
    New Saint Andrews and was promoted to company command of the Gawaine Medium Battalion prior
    to Task Force Serpent. His ANV-9M, ?Milady?s Grace,? is often at the forefront of any First
    Knights military assignment.

Equipment                                                             Mass                      
Internal Structure:                         Endo Steel                 3.00                     
Engine:                                     300 Fusion                19.00                     
    Walking MP:                                 5                                               
    Running MP:                                 8                                               
    Jumping MP:                                 0                                               
Heat Sinks (Double):                         13 [26]                   3.00                     
Gyro:                                        Standard                  3.00                     
Cockpit:                                     Standard                  3.00                     
Armor Factor:                                  170                     9.50                     
    Type:                                 Ferro-Fibrous                                         

                                    Internal         Armor     
                                    Structure        Value     
    Head:                               3              9       
    Center Torso:                      20             22       
    Center Torso (rear):                               5       
    R/L Torso:                         14             21       
    R/L Torso (rear):                                  5       
    R/L Arm:                           10             20       
    R/L Leg:                           14             21       

Weapons and Ammo                                       Location          Critical     Tonnage   
Guardian ECM Suite                                        CT                2          1.50             
ER Large Laser                                            RT                2          5.00             
ER Large Laser                                            LT                2          5.00             
ER Medium Laser                                           RA                1          1.00             
Large Pulse Laser                                         RA                2          7.00             

Alpha Strike Statistics                                             
Point Value (PV): 40
TP: BM,  SZ: 3,  TMM: 2,  MV: 10"
Damage: (S) 3 / (M) 3 / (L) 2,  OV: 1
Armor (A): 6,  Structure (S): 5
Specials: ECM, ENE