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                 BattleMech Technical Readout

Name/Model:         Sagittaire SGT-6X
Designer:           Ruger
Source(s):          Custom Mordel.Net Units
Technology:         Inner Sphere
Technology Rating:  D
Tonnage:            95
Configuration:      Biped BattleMech
Era/Year:           Civil War / 3063
Rules (Current):    Introductory
Rules (Era):        Introductory
Rules (Year):       Introductory
Total Cost:         8,675,550 C-Bills
Battle Value:       1,969

Chassis:              Skuel Heavy TRQ 
Power Plant:          285 Fusion
Walking Speed:        32.4 kph  
Maximum Speed:        54 kph    
Jump Jets:            HildCo LFT 9-X 
    Jump Capacity:    90 meters
Armor:                Starshield Special Heavy
    1 PPC
    2 Large Lasers
    5 Medium Lasers
    1 Flamer
Manufacturer:         Robinson Standard BattleWorks
    Primary Factory:  Robinson
Communications:       Sony MSF-31
Targeting & Tracking: Unknown

    Although the Sagittaire saw production in mid-3063, Robinson's semi-isolationist policies
    with regard to the civil war kept the design out of the general militaries until much later.
    As the civil war progressed, however, the fighting took a nasty, personal turn for the
    worst. MechWarriors began to demand machines that were superior at point-blank range,
    whether for fighting in narrow city streets or for brawls on the open no-man's-land between
    cities. The Sagittaire was just such a design.

    A Pitban extralight engine powers the laser-heavy Sagittaire, giving it a top speed of 54
    kph-which is directly in line with 'Mechs of similar weight. Of greater interest, however,
    are the HildCo lifters installed in the legs and centerline, making the Sagittaire one of
    the relatively few assault 'Mechs with jumping capability, giving it a great deal of
    tactical flexibility. That, of course, doesn't even take into account the psychological
    impact of watching a 95-ton BattleMech fly through the air upon untested warriors.
    If that wasn't enough, the Sagittaire mounts a heavy weapon configuration tied into one
    of the new Federated Suns targeting computers. A single ER PPC gives this 'Mech striking
    power from a distance. As ranges close, the Sagittaire ties in two large pulse lasers, a
    trio of medium pulse and even a single small pulse laser. Two more medium pulse lasers are
    provided with rear-firing arcs for extra protection, though with eighteen tons of armor the
    need for such a stratagem is debatable. The Sagittaire's pulse-technology lasers combined
    with the targeting computer allow a MechWarrior to maintain a high rate of mobility and
    still hold an edge against most other BattleMechs. When keeping the Sagittaire's feet firmly
    planted on the ground, the design is simply devastating.

    Deployed from Robinson BattleWorks in 3063, the machine first saw heavy action against House
    Kurita as Duke James Sandoval committed heavy resources toward taking and holding a
    half-dozen Combine worlds. The Sagittaire was instrumental in the assault on Proserpina,
    where one lance of these machines destroyed a company of samurai from the Ninth Benjamin
    Regulars in a series of ill-fated one-on-one duels. Later, during House Kurita's successful
    counter-assault, the Dragon made a concerted effort to capture or salvage several 'Mechs of
    the Sagittaire design for its own use.
    As Katherine Steiner-Davion later tightened her reigns on the Draconis March, Duke
    Sandoval allowed more of these machines to be sold into her loyalist army. This was
    short-lived, however, as Tancred Sandoval deposed his father not long after as the March
    Lord. He then shifted the entire Sagittaire line into bolstering his own forces and those
    regiments supporting Victor Steiner-Davion.
    As an example of the wide appeal of the Sagittaire, an allied company and a loyalist
    company were deployed on New Avalon, each with a lance of Sagittaires. They clashed during
    battle for the continental capital of Flensburg, and only three allied machines walked away
    under their own power. All three were Sagittaires. Between them, they accounted for eight
    "kills" out of twelve enemy 'Mechs.

    The Sagittaire-6X was the prototype model of the impressive assault ?Mech. Constructed only
    of long proven technologies in the waning days of the Fourth Succession War, it never
    entered general production, as the engineers highly desired to modify what they felt would
    be their premier design with as many recovered technologies as could be used. The few
    prototypes that made their way onto a battlefield were lethal in performing their duties,
    but their deeds never became legend as they were concealed under the most stringent of
    secrecy, while design work continued.

Equipment                                                             Mass                      
Internal Structure:                          Standard                  9.50                     
Engine:                                     285 Fusion                16.50                     
    Walking MP:                                 3                                               
    Running MP:                                 5                                               
    Jumping MP:                                 3                                               
Heat Sinks (Single):                            26                    16.00                     
Gyro:                                        Standard                  3.00                     
Cockpit:                                     Standard                  3.00                     
Armor Factor:                                  288                    18.00                     
    Type:                                    Standard                                           

                                    Internal         Armor     
                                    Structure        Value     
    Head:                               3              9       
    Center Torso:                      30             44       
    Center Torso (rear):                              15       
    R/L Torso:                         20             30       
    R/L Torso (rear):                                 10       
    R/L Arm:                           16             31       
    R/L Leg:                           20             39       

Weapons and Ammo                                       Location          Critical     Tonnage   
Medium Laser                                            H (R)               1          1.00             
Jump Jet                                                  CT                1          2.00             
Medium Laser                                            CT (R)              1          1.00             
Medium Laser                                              RT                1          1.00             
PPC                                                       LT                3          7.00             
Flamer                                                    RA                1          1.00             
Large Laser                                               RA                2          5.00             
Medium Laser                                              RA                1          1.00             
Large Laser                                               LA                2          5.00             
Medium Laser                                              LA                1          1.00             
Jump Jet                                                  RL                1          2.00             
Jump Jet                                                  LL                1          2.00             

Alpha Strike Statistics                                             
Point Value (PV): 46
TP: BM,  SZ: 4,  TMM: 1,  MV: 6"j
Damage: (S) 3 / (M) 3 / (L) 1,  OV: 2
Armor (A): 10,  Structure (S): 8
Specials: ENE, REAR1/1/-