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General Details
Name:  Retractable Blade
Type (Category):  Weapon (Melee)
Technology:  Primitive, Inner Sphere, Clan
Available To:  BattleMechs (BM), IndustrialMechs (IM)
Reference:  TechManual (p. 236)

Description:
Description not provided

Game Rules:
Game rules not provided

Construction Rules:
May be mounted on any available unit type with adherence to the following construction rules:
 May only be mounted in the Arms
 May only be mounted if a Lower Arm Actuator is present in the same location
 Not allowed if Chain Whip, Claws, Flail, Hatchet, Lance, Mace, Sword, Small Vibroblade, Medium Vibroblade, or Large Vibroblade is mounted in the same location
 May mount up to one per location
Primitive/Inner Sphere Data
Prototype Date:  ~2400
Production Date:  2420
Extinction Date:  —
Recovery Date:  —

WEAPONS AND EQUIPMENT COMBAT AND CONSTRUCTION TABLE
Heat (Aero)
Damage (Aero)
Range (Aero)
Rating
Availability
Cost (C-bills)
Weight (Tons)
Criticals
Battle Value
Direct-Fire
Explosive
0 (0)
– (–)
–/1/–/– (–)
B
0
0.000
1

RULES LEVEL PROGRESSION TABLE
Start Year
End Year
Rules Level
~2400
2419
Experimental
2420
Standard

ALPHA STRIKE WEAPON CONVERSION TABLE
Heat
Short
Medium
Long
Extreme
Special Abilities
Melee, Saw

Special Unit Abilities
The special unit abilities described here are intended for use with the Alpha Strike rule system:
 Melee (MEL)
This special ability indicates that the íMech is equipped with a physical attack weapon, and adds 1 additional point of physical attack damage on a successful Melee-type physical attack.

 Saw (SAW)
A unit with this special ability may forego its attack to clear an area of woods.

MTF Output → Critical Slot:  Retractable Blade
PDF Output → Critical Slot:  Retractable Blade
Clan Data
Prototype Date:  ~2400
Production Date:  2420
Extinction Date:  —
Recovery Date:  —

WEAPONS AND EQUIPMENT COMBAT AND CONSTRUCTION TABLE
Heat (Aero)
Damage (Aero)
Range (Aero)
Rating
Availability
Cost (C-bills)
Weight (Tons)
Criticals
Battle Value
Direct-Fire
Explosive
0 (0)
– (–)
–/1/–/– (–)
B
0
0.000
1

RULES LEVEL PROGRESSION TABLE
Start Year
End Year
Rules Level
~2400
2419
Experimental
2420
Standard

ALPHA STRIKE WEAPON CONVERSION TABLE
Heat
Short
Medium
Long
Extreme
Special Abilities
Melee, Saw

Special Unit Abilities
The special unit abilities described here are intended for use with the Alpha Strike rule system:
 Melee (MEL)
This special ability indicates that the íMech is equipped with a physical attack weapon, and adds 1 additional point of physical attack damage on a successful Melee-type physical attack.

 Saw (SAW)
A unit with this special ability may forego its attack to clear an area of woods.

MTF Output → Critical Slot:  Retractable Blade
PDF Output → Critical Slot:  Retractable Blade