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                 BattleMech Technical Readout

Name/Model:         Albatross ALB-5U
Designer:           Sleeping Dragon
Source(s):          Custom Mordel.Net Units
Technology:         Inner Sphere
Technology Rating:  E
Tonnage:            95
Role:               Sniper
Configuration:      Biped BattleMech
Era/Year:           Civil War / 3067
Rules (Current):    Standard
Rules (Era):        Standard
Rules (Year):       Standard
Total Cost:         25,758,850 C-Bills
Battle Value:       1,934

Chassis:              Endo Steel
Power Plant:          380 XL
Walking Speed:        43.2 kph  
Maximum Speed:        64.8 kph  
Jump Jets:            None
    Jump Capacity:    None
Armor:                Standard with CASE
    1 ER PPC
    1 ER Large Laser
    1 LRM 15 w/ Artemis IV FCS
    1 Light Gauss Rifle
    1 Streak SRM 4
    2 Medium Lasers
Manufacturer:         Unknown
    Primary Factory:  Unknown
Communications:       Unknown
Targeting & Tracking: Unknown

    ALB-5U is an attempt to improve the aging design. Irian BattleMechs Unlimited completely
    redesigned the internal structure with Endo Steel and configured the weapons array for long
    range fighting. New mech was originally intended for open market, but Captain-General
    ordered all mechs to be stockpiled.

    Most striking feature on ALB-5U model is the long range weapon array. Old Oriente Model O
    and Tronel Large Pulse Laser were replaced with Imperator Type II Light Gauss Rifle and
    Fusigon Longtooth ER PPC to augment the firepower of the Diverse Optics Sunbeam ER Large
    Laser and Irian Weapons Works (IWW) V7 LRM rack that remained from 3U model.
    The IWW worked hard to improve the accuracy of their missile launchers, LRMs were equipped
    with Artemis IV system and the SRMs were replaced with smaller streak launcher.
    Old IWW Super 6 medium lasers were replaced with Diverse Optics Type 18 lasers, because the
    mech was originally designed with ER lasers, but the pilots complained about overheating.
    The designers tried to place old lasers back but there were problems with targeting systems,
    so they had to use different type.
    As final touch the engineers strengthened the armor, mainly around the fragile XL engine,
    and installed an additional heat sink to the engine, but the pilot must be very careful,
    because even fifteen double heat sinks cannot handle the heat produced by all new weapons.
    Pilots usually try to fire the LRMs only once every twelve seconds to conserve the ammo and
    keep the heat levels low.

    Strangely the ALB-5U is undergoing the field tests with the Gryphons regiment of Silver Hawk
    Irregulars. The Gryphons have one lance of new 5U Albatrosses, first testing run, but it is
    believed that at least full company has been produced but the whereabouts of these mechs are
    currently unknown.

Equipment                                                             Mass                      
Internal Structure:                         Endo Steel                 5.00                     
Engine:                                       380 XL                  20.50                     
    Walking MP:                                 4                                               
    Running MP:                                 6                                               
    Jumping MP:                                 0                                               
Heat Sinks (Double):                         16 [32]                   6.00                     
Gyro:                                        Standard                  4.00                     
Cockpit:                                     Standard                  3.00                     
Armor Factor:                                  222                    14.00                     
    Type:                                    Standard                                           

                                    Internal         Armor     
                                    Structure        Value     
    Head:                               3              9       
    Center Torso:                      30             39       
    Center Torso (rear):                              10       
    R/L Torso:                         20             28       
    R/L Torso (rear):                                  8       
    R/L Arm:                           16             21       
    R/L Leg:                           20             25       

Weapons and Ammo                                       Location          Critical     Tonnage   
CASE                                                      RT                1          0.50             
LRM 15 w/ Artemis IV FCS                                  RT                3          7.00             
LRM 15 (Ammo 16)                                          RT                2          2.00             
Streak SRM 4                                              RT                1          3.00             
Streak SRM 4 (Ammo 25)                                    RT                1          1.00             
ER Large Laser                                            LT                2          5.00             
Light Gauss Rifle (Ammo 32)                               LT                2          2.00             
ER PPC                                                    RA                3          7.00             
2 Medium Lasers                                           RA                2          2.00             
Light Gauss Rifle                                         LA                5         12.00             

Alpha Strike Statistics                                             
Point Value (PV): 43
TP: BM,  SZ: 4,  TMM: 1,  MV: 8"
Damage: (S) 4 / (M) 5 / (L) 4,  OV: 1
Armor (A): 7,  Structure (S): 4
Specials: CASE, IF1