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Name: Primitive Commercial
Type (Category): Armor (Core)
Available To: IndustrialMechs (IM)
Reference: TechManual (p. 205)
The standard commercial armor used today is typically based on simpler steel alloys barely more elaborate than layered sheet metal, and is the cheapest and most common type available to IndustrialMechs. It is significantly lighter than industrial or military armor types like standard and ferro-fibrous, but is also easily penetrated by heavy weapons fire, because it is not meant to take that kind of punishment. At the dawn of the BattleMech era, what we know today as commercial-grade armor was actually common on heavy-duty IndustrialMechs, and provided a basis for later armor types.
Armor is considered structural and cannot be “deactivated” during combat through engine shutdown or pilot/crew injury.
May be mounted on any available unit type in accordance with the unit’s standard construction rules.
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