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                 BattleMech Technical Readout

Name/Model:         Thunderbolt TDR-9M
Designer:           Catalyst Game Labs
Source(s):          Record Sheets: Clan Invasion
                    Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged, Project Phoenix
                    Record Sheets: Phoenix Upgrade, Complete
                    Record Sheets: Phoenix Upgrade, Periphery
                    Record Sheets: Phoenix Upgrade, ComStar & Word of Blake
                    Record Sheets: Phoenix Upgrade, Marik
                    Record Sheets: Phoenix Upgrade, Liao
                    Record Sheets: 3067
Technology:         Inner Sphere
Technology Rating:  E
Tonnage:            65
Configuration:      Biped BattleMech
Era/Year:           Civil War / 3067
Rules (Current):    Standard
Rules (Era):        Standard
Rules (Year):       Standard
Total Cost:         6,350,960 C-Bills
Battle Value:       1,648

Chassis:              Earthwerks TDR-II Endo Steel
Power Plant:          Magna 260 
Walking Speed:        43.2 kph  
Maximum Speed:        64.8 kph  
Jump Jets:            Chilton 465 
    Jump Capacity:    120 meters
Armor:                Starshield A with CASE
    1 Imperator Light Gauss Rifle
    1 Delta Dart LRM 15
    3 Diverse Optics ER Medium Lasers
Manufacturer:         Earthwerks Incorporated
    Primary Factory:  Keystone
Communications:       Neil 8000
Targeting & Tracking: RCA Instatrac Mark X

    Of all the redesigns, the Thunderbolt was given special attention. The T-Bolt, as it has
    been affectionately called, served in all the armies of the Inner Sphere at one time or
    another, making it one of the most versatile BattleMechs ever produced. When Earthwerks had
    the chance to redesign the 'Mech, they did not stray far from the original's specifications.
    The problem Earthwerks encountered came from the LCCC, thanks to Irian BattleMechs Unlimited
    - they had been pushing their TMP-3M Tempest as a replacement for the Thunderbolt for some
    time. Irian pressed the LCCC to stop Earthwerks from proceeding with their project. Lawsuits
    were being drafted to put an injunction on Earthwerks when Precentor Blaine stepped in and
    negotiated a settlement. A compromise was reached settling the dispute of which both sides
    approved. The prospective companies would have their 'Mechs battle in a test trial. The
    winner would get a lucrative contract with the Word of Blake. The Word of Blake received the
    first shipment of TDR-9Ms early in April of 3067, thanks to the efforts of Captain Mordel
    Blacknight in his stunning victory over Irian's Tempest.

Equipment                                                             Mass                      
Internal Structure:                         Endo Steel                 3.50                     
Engine:                                     260 Fusion                13.50                     
    Walking MP:                                 4                                               
    Running MP:                                 6                                               
    Jumping MP:                                 4                                               
Heat Sinks (Double):                         10 [20]                   0.00                     
Gyro:                                        Standard                  3.00                     
Cockpit:                                     Standard                  3.00                     
Armor Factor:                                  200                    12.50                     
    Type:                                    Standard                                           

                                    Internal         Armor     
                                    Structure        Value     
    Head:                               3              9       
    Center Torso:                      21             28       
    Center Torso (rear):                               9       
    R/L Torso:                         15             22       
    R/L Torso (rear):                                  7       
    R/L Arm:                           10             19       
    R/L Leg:                           15             29       

Weapons and Ammo                                       Location          Critical     Tonnage   
CASE                                                      RT                1          0.50             
LRM 15                                                    RT                3          7.00             
LRM 15 (Ammo 16)                                          RT                2          2.00             
Light Gauss Rifle (Ammo 16)                               RT                1          1.00             
3 ER Medium Lasers                                        LT                3          3.00             
Light Gauss Rifle                                         RA                5         12.00             
2 Jump Jets                                               RL                2          2.00             
2 Jump Jets                                               LL                2          2.00             

Alpha Strike Statistics                                             
Point Value (PV): 38
TP: BM,  SZ: 3,  TMM: 1,  MV: 8"j
Damage: (S) 3 / (M) 4 / (L) 2,  OV: 0
Armor (A): 7,  Structure (S): 5
Specials: CASE, IF1