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Name: ProtoMech Fusion Engine
Type (Category): Engine (Core)
Reference: TechManual (p. 214)
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.
The third critical torso hit destroys the engine and the ProtoMech, killing the pilot.
Clan Data (ProtoMechs)
WEAPONS AND EQUIPMENT COMBAT AND CONSTRUCTION TABLE
|Prototype Date: ||~3055|
|Production Date: ||3060|
|Extinction Date: ||—|
|Recovery Date: ||—|
RULES LEVEL PROGRESSION TABLE