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Weapon & Equipment Information
General Details
Name:  ProtoMech Fusion Engine
Type (Category):  Engine (Core)
Reference:  TechManual (p. 214)

Description:
ProtoMech engines, the last of the major combat-rated fusion plants, are new not so much because they are particularly innovative, but because they were devised to maximize their power-to-weight ratios in the interests of improving ProtoMech viability when they debuted in 3060. Where standard combat-rated fusion engines are available only in power rating increments of five, ProtoMechs, with their smaller design mass increments, can benefit better from engines custom-built to their unique needs. Observers had identified ProtoMech engines as light as 250 kilograms in the field, though the theoretically smallest possible chassis could have an engine with a power rating of 4, weighing as little as 100 kilograms.

Game Rules:
The third critical torso hit destroys the engine and the ProtoMech, killing the pilot.
Unit Type Availability
ProtoMechs
Clan Data (ProtoMechs)
Prototype Date:  ~3055
Production Date:  3060
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)
– (–)
– (–)
D
X-X-D-C
0
0.000
0

RULES LEVEL PROGRESSION TABLE
Start Year
End Year
Rules Level
~3055
3059
Experimental
3060
Standard