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                 BattleMech Technical Readout

Name/Model:         Ruku RUK-1Qx
Designer:           quijibo7609
Source(s):          Custom Mordel.Net Units
Technology:         Inner Sphere
Technology Rating:  E
Tonnage:            40
Configuration:      Biped BattleMech
Era/Year:           Dark Age / 3111
Rules (Current):    Standard
Rules (Era):        Standard
Rules (Year):       Standard
Total Cost:         4,449,760 C-Bills
Battle Value:       1,288

Chassis:              Luthien Armor Model 5-Light Endo Steel
Power Plant:          General Motors 240 
Walking Speed:        64.8 kph  
Maximum Speed:        97.2 kph  
Jump Jets:            Smithson Lifters L4000 
    Jump Capacity:    180 meters
Armor:                Durallex Light Light Ferro-Fibrous with CASE
    1 Lord's Light 4 Light PPC
    3 Diverse Optics ER Medium Lasers
    2 Sperry Browning Machine Guns
Manufacturer:         Luthien Armor Works
    Primary Factory:  Dieron
Communications:       Sipher SecureCom with Guardian ECM Suite
Targeting & Tracking: Matabushi Sentinel Plus

    Named after the castling maneuver in chess, the Ruku was envisioned to fill a necessary role
    during a time of increased militarism in the Combine.
    Although Luthien Armor Works has admitted this design was heavily inspired by the CLNT-2-3T
    Clint scout mech, the manufacturing giant continues to insist the Ruku does not infringe
    technologically or intellectually on the ubiquitous design.  Nearly five decades of
    litigation in four separate nations has done little to resolve the issue.

    Although similar to the Clint, The RUK-1Qx was envisioned, at its very inception, in a
    vastly different role.  During preparations for the Combine's aggressive expansion, an
    inexpensive garrison mech was seen as necessary.  Both to protect important installations as
    well as fast deployment to deal with counter insurgency.

    Due to five decades of litigation, the design has yet to move beyond limited production.
    However, the Combine has been noticeably pleased by the moderate price point and
    demonstrated effectiveness of the design.  Particularly during deployment at Tsamma where a
    single militia lance crushed an insurrection featuring irregular infantry backed by
    improvised armor.

    Because it is in limited production, due ongoing litigation, all variants have failed to
    move beyond prototyping.

Notable MechWarriors:
    Michio Kaku-- Believing he was deploying his lance simply to disperse rioters and
    malcontents protesting the Dragon, instead found his unit under indirect bombardment from
    improvised LRM Carriers, likely cobbled together by Davion insurrectionists.  Using their
    high mobility and augmented by their Guardian ECM suites, the lance located the improvised
    vehicles and utterly destroyed both them and their treacherous crews whilst suffering only
    superficial damage.  Collateral damage was also well within Combine Operational Standards.

Equipment                                                             Mass                      
Internal Structure:                         Endo Steel                 2.00                     
Engine:                                     240 Fusion                11.50                     
    Walking MP:                                 6                                               
    Running MP:                                 9                                               
    Jumping MP:                                 6                                               
Heat Sinks (Double):                         10 [20]                   0.00                     
Gyro:                                        Standard                  3.00                     
Cockpit:                                     Standard                  3.00                     
Armor Factor:                                  135                     8.00                     
    Type:                              Light Ferro-Fibrous                                      

                                    Internal         Armor     
                                    Structure        Value     
    Head:                               3              9       
    Center Torso:                      12             19       
    Center Torso (rear):                               5       
    R/L Torso:                         10             16       
    R/L Torso (rear):                                  4       
    R/L Arm:                            6             12       
    R/L Leg:                           10             19       

Weapons and Ammo                                       Location          Critical     Tonnage   
ER Medium Laser                                           H                 1          1.00             
Guardian ECM Suite                                        CT                2          1.50             
ER Medium Laser                                           RT                1          1.00             
Jump Jet                                                  RT                1          0.50             
CASE                                                      LT                1          0.50             
ER Medium Laser                                           LT                1          1.00             
Jump Jet                                                  LT                1          0.50             
Machine Gun (Ammo 100)                                    LT                1          0.50             
Light PPC                                                 RA                2          3.00             
2 Machine Guns                                            LA                2          1.00             
2 Jump Jets                                               RL                2          1.00             
2 Jump Jets                                               LL                2          1.00             

Alpha Strike Statistics                                             
Point Value (PV): 31
TP: BM,  SZ: 2,  TMM: 2,  MV: 12"j
Damage: (S) 3 / (M) 2 / (L) 1,  OV: 0
Armor (A): 5,  Structure (S): 3
Specials: CASE, ECM