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Name/Model:         Flail FLF-5S
Designer:           Sleeping Dragon
Source(s):          Custom Mordel.Net Units
Technology:         Inner Sphere
Technology Rating:  E
Tonnage:            50
Role:               Skirmisher
Configuration:      Biped BattleMech
Era/Year:           Succession Wars / 3044
Rules (Current):    Standard
Rules (Era):        Standard
Rules (Year):       Standard
Total Cost:         4,254,125 C-Bills
Battle Value:       1,139

Chassis:              Standard
Power Plant:          250 Fusion
Walking Speed:        54 kph    
Maximum Speed:        86.4 kph  
Jump Jets:            None
    Jump Capacity:    None
Armor:                Ferro-Fibrous with CASE
    1 Ultra AC/5
    2 Medium Lasers
    2 Streak SRM 2s
    1 Small Laser
Manufacturer:         Unknown
    Primary Factory:  Unknown
Communications:       Unknown
Targeting & Tracking: Unknown

    While old FLF-3S Flail served it's purpose well and helped to fill depleted Lyran ranks
    after the second succession war, it wasn't as successful as Coventry Metal's management
    expected, so there is no wonder that it was one of the first mechs to be refitted with new
    technologies. The management hoped that improvements will make up for the loss of interest
    that occurred after both hostile neighbors of house Stainer started with production of their
    own variants.

    Coventry Metal works wanted to improve as many things as possible. Old GM whirlwind
    autocannon was replaced with it's direct successor, the GM Nova-5, and TharHes SRMs with
    Coventry T4H streak missiles. Although new missiles are less powerful, additional accuracy
    and ammo conserving abilities more than make up for lower damage potential. Lasers and heat
    sinks were left alone, so pilot must still keep an eye on heat scale, but dangerous heat
    spikes are rare thanks to new launchers. The armor was replaced with Lexington Limited High
    Grade armor. Built from light composites in orbital facilities that were recently launched
    to orbit over Coventry, the armor allowed installation of CASE protected ammunition bays
    that greatly increased survivability of the design. The designers are still working on
    problem of leg plates that for some reason fail to offer the same protection as standard
    Battle history:
    New 5S Flail saw action against Free Worlds League in various border skirmishes. When
    Stainer forces raided Dubhe, defending Marik company was taken by surprise by firepower from
    raiders equipped with upgraded machines, with two 5Ss among them. When Stainer mechs were
    finally driven back by superior numbers of supporting Marik tanks, they left behind crushed
    scout lance and seven tanks while loosing only two mechs. All three Flails left field with
    moderate damage, three armor and one mech kill between them.

    Coventry Metal works started full scale production of new FLF-5S in 3044 and produces about
    fifteen mechs a year. Davion part of FC military has recently started to show interest in
    upgraded Flail. Coventry Metal's management is ready to increase the production numbers if
    the talks with Davion part of FC military will be successful.
    Notable mechs and Mechwarriors
    Sgt. Mike Andrews and his polished 5S Flail are currently the 'faces' of advertisement
    campaign Coventry Metal works launched in Davion space. Mike is excellent pilot and is well
    known for his ability to push additional speed from his mech. There are rumors about
    installation of stronger engine and experimental MASC system to his machine, but nothing was
    confirmed so far.

Equipment                                                             Mass                      
Internal Structure:                          Standard                  5.00                     
Engine:                                     250 Fusion                12.50                     
    Walking MP:                                 5                                               
    Running MP:                                 8                                               
    Jumping MP:                                 0                                               
Heat Sinks (Single):                            10                     0.00                     
Gyro:                                        Standard                  3.00                     
Cockpit:                                     Standard                  3.00                     
Armor Factor:                                  143                     8.00                     
    Type:                                 Ferro-Fibrous                                         

                                    Internal         Armor     
                                    Structure        Value     
    Head:                               3              9       
    Center Torso:                      16             20       
    Center Torso (rear):                               8       
    R/L Torso:                         12             16       
    R/L Torso (rear):                                  5       
    R/L Arm:                            8             16       
    R/L Leg:                           12             16       

Weapons and Ammo                                       Location          Critical     Tonnage   
CASE                                                      RT                1          0.50             
Medium Laser                                              RT                1          1.00             
Streak SRM 2                                              RT                1          1.50             
Ultra AC/5 (Ammo 40)                                      RT                2          2.00             
CASE                                                      LT                1          0.50             
Medium Laser                                              LT                1          1.00             
Small Laser                                             LT (R)              1          0.50             
Streak SRM 2                                              LT                1          1.50             
Streak SRM 2 (Ammo 50)                                    LT                1          1.00             
Ultra AC/5                                                RA                5          9.00             

Alpha Strike Statistics                                             
Point Value (PV): 32
TP: BM,  SZ: 2,  TMM: 2,  MV: 10"
Damage: (S) 3 / (M) 3 / (L) 1,  OV: 0
Armor (A): 5,  Structure (S): 4
Specials: CASE, REAR0*/-/-