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                 BattleMech Technical Readout

Name/Model:         Sledgehammer SHM-3a
Designer:           Redshirt
Source(s):          Custom Mordel.Net Units
Technology:         Inner Sphere
Technology Rating:  E
Tonnage:            55
Role:               Ambusher
Configuration:      Biped BattleMech
Era/Year:           Civil War / 3067
Rules (Current):    Standard
Rules (Era):        Standard
Rules (Year):       Standard
Total Cost:         10,114,654 C-Bills
Battle Value:       1,499

Chassis:              Custom Built Endo Steel
Power Plant:          AMC 275 XL
Walking Speed:        54 kph    
Maximum Speed:        86.4 kph  
Jump Jets:            None
    Jump Capacity:    None
Armor:                Durallex Guardian II Light Ferro-Fibrous with CASE
    2 ER Large Lasers
    1 Light Gauss Rifle
    1 Small Laser
Manufacturer:         Unknown
    Primary Factory:  Unknown
Communications:       Achernar Electronics HICS-15
Targeting & Tracking: Able-Seven Sensor Suite

    The Sledgehammer was designed by Kali Yama Weapons Industries Incorporated as a "delivery
    system" for the new Heavy Gauss Rifles sold to them by Blackwell. Kali-Yama hoped it had
    finally created a design to supplant the old Hunchback, but this was not to be.
    Despite a chassis and Gyro custom-made to house the HGR, the Sledgehammer had chronic
    stability issues that Kali-Yama was never able to cure. The FWLM purchased small numbers of
    the SHM-01 for field testing, but no large orders have thus far been placed.

    A variant of the SHM-03, The SHM-3a uses a Light Gauss Rifle and paired ER Large Lasers to
    do combat, trading damage for increased range. And while this model lacks the Jump Jets of
    the -03, it has highly effective heat dissipation.

    Kali-Yama found itself sturggling to pin down the source of the Recoil issues faced by the
    SHM-01. They had, after all, built an elaborate Gyro system specifically for its Heavy Gauss
    Desperate to make some sales and keep the Sledgehammer alive while they worked on the
    problem, Kali-Yama created the SHM-03 and -04 models, featuring alternative loadouts for
    both short and long range combat.
    The SHM-03 featured 5 Jump Jets, a Standard Gauss Rifle, and an ER PPC. It is by far the
    most commercially successful model of the Sledgehammer, if you can call such limited
    production a success.
    The SHM-04 used the Gauss Rifle's power couplings and magnetic feed rails to mount a
    Ultra-AC 20, alongside a Large Pulse Laser and a pair of anti-missile systems. This model
    was perhaps less popular with its pilots than the SHM-01, as it filled the same niche as the
    Hunchback, had a primary weapon prone to jamming, and was still fundamentally unstable.
    These models were received more favorably by the FWLM, if only because they didn't fall over
    when you fired the main weapons. It was discovered, however, that the over-engineered gyro
    system was still susceptible to failure when affected by outside forces. like weapons fire.
    All models of the Sledgehammer have the following quirks: Variable-Range Targeting,
    Unbalanced, and Poor Reputation.

Equipment                                                             Mass                      
Internal Structure:                         Endo Steel                 3.00                     
Engine:                                       275 XL                   8.00                     
    Walking MP:                                 5                                               
    Running MP:                                 8                                               
    Jumping MP:                                 0                                               
Heat Sinks (Double):                         13 [26]                   3.00                     
Gyro:                                        Standard                  3.00                     
Cockpit:                                     Standard                  3.00                     
Armor Factor:                                  185                    11.00                     
    Type:                              Light Ferro-Fibrous                                      

                                    Internal         Armor     
                                    Structure        Value     
    Head:                               3              9       
    Center Torso:                      18             30       
    Center Torso (rear):                               6       
    R/L Torso:                         13             21       
    R/L Torso (rear):                                  5       
    R/L Arm:                            9             18       
    R/L Leg:                           13             26       

Weapons and Ammo                                       Location          Critical     Tonnage   
Small Laser                                               H                 1          0.50             
2 ER Large Lasers                                         RT                4         10.00             
CASE                                                      LT                1          0.50             
Light Gauss Rifle                                         LT                5         12.00             
Light Gauss Rifle (Ammo 16)                               LA                1          1.00             

Alpha Strike Statistics                                             
Point Value (PV): 35
TP: BM,  SZ: 2,  TMM: 2,  MV: 10"
Damage: (S) 3 / (M) 3 / (L) 3,  OV: 0
Armor (A): 6,  Structure (S): 3
Specials: CASE