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                 BattleMech Technical Readout

Name/Model:         Focht FCT-9A
Designer:           Redshirt
Source(s):          Custom Mordel.Net Units
Technology:         Inner Sphere (Mixed)
Technology Rating:  F
Tonnage:            65
Role:               Skirmisher
Configuration:      Biped BattleMech
Era/Year:           Dark Age / 3081
Rules (Current):    Standard
Rules (Era):        Standard
Rules (Year):       Advanced
Total Cost:         14,534,162 C-Bills
Battle Value:       1,563

Chassis:              Advanced HWK 
Power Plant:          Alshain Type XX 325 XL
Walking Speed:        54 kph    
Maximum Speed:        86.4 kph  
Jump Jets:            None
    Jump Capacity:    None
Armor:                Heavy Ferro-Fibrous with CASE II
    2 ATM 6s (C)
    3 Medium VSP Lasers
Manufacturer:         Grumium Creations/ComStar
    Primary Factory:  ComStar Site Delta
Communications:       Exeter Longscan 500
Targeting & Tracking: Garret A6C

    Initially concepted in 3055 as the "Raiden", the Mech was the brainchild of Precentor
    Martial Anastasius Focht. His proposal called for a fast-moving Heavy Battlemech in the same
    vein as the Dragon. A machine which could perform a multitude of combat roles and survive
    thanks to a combination of superior speed and heavy armor. Internal bickering over doctrinal
    issues and the loss of Terran-based manufacturing firms delayed production of the machine,
    even after the design was finalized. When the machine finally reached production, it was
    renamed Focht, in honor of the retired Precentor Martial. The production FCT-7 would see
    extensive use by the ComGuards during the Blakist Jihad, and would prove itself to be a
    rugged and reliable option for virtually any assignment.

    While ComStar debated the merits and purpose of this new design, Grumian Creations grew
    concerned for the future of thier investment. The company decided to hedge its bets with the
    new design, and incorporated provisions for more specialized equipment. Room would be made
    for Hand actuators, Melee weapons, advanced electronics and Missile Launchers.
    The final production model, the FCT-7, would utilize then cutting-edge Variable Speed Pulse
    Lasers, three Medium and three Small models. In addition, the FCT-7 would use a Retractable
    Blade for Melee combat, and a Beagle Active Probe to increase its sensor capabilities. These
    sophisticated systems are wrapped in an impressive 11 tons of Heavy Ferro-Fibrous Armor. The
    Mechs 86kp/h top speed allows it to reliably deliver damage to the enemy, wherever they may
    With the exception of its VSP Lasers, the Focht was constructed with reliable and
    easily-replaced components, making it a rugged, and easy to maintain design. Mysteriously,
    spare parts and even brand new FCT-7s have appeared within the Inner Sphere as late as the
    3150s. This has lead many to conclude that the mysterious "Site Delta" is an automated
    factory of some sort, continuing to biuld Focht Battlemechs and spare parts long after
    ComStar itself has vanished. Whatever the reason, this steady supply of chassis and parts
    mean that the FCT-7 and its variants will persist well into the next century.

Equipment                                                             Mass                      
Internal Structure:                          Standard                  6.50                     
Engine:                                       325 XL                  12.00                     
    Walking MP:                                 5                                               
    Running MP:                                 8                                               
    Jumping MP:                                 0                                               
Heat Sinks (Double):                         15 [30]                   5.00                     
Gyro:                                        Standard                  4.00                     
Cockpit:                                     Standard                  3.00                     
Armor Factor:                                  206                    10.50                     
    Type:                              Heavy Ferro-Fibrous                                      

                                    Internal         Armor     
                                    Structure        Value     
    Head:                               3              9       
    Center Torso:                      21             30       
    Center Torso (rear):                               7       
    R/L Torso:                         15             24       
    R/L Torso (rear):                                  6       
    R/L Arm:                           10             20       
    R/L Leg:                           15             30       

Weapons and Ammo                                       Location          Critical     Tonnage   
Medium VSP Laser                                          CT                2          4.00             
ATM 6 (C)                                                 RT                3          3.50             
ATM 6 (Ammo 10) (C)                                       RT                1          1.00             
ATM 6 (Ammo 10) [ER] (C)                                  RT                1          1.00             
ATM 6 (Ammo 20) [HE] (C)                                  RT                2          2.00             
CASE II                                                   RT                1          1.00             
ATM 6 (C)                                                 LT                3          3.50             
2 Medium VSP Lasers                                       LT                4          8.00             

Alpha Strike Statistics                                             
Point Value (PV): 43
TP: BM,  SZ: 3,  TMM: 2,  MV: 10"
Damage: (S) 7 / (M) 4 / (L) 1,  OV: 0
Armor (A): 7,  Structure (S): 3
Specials: CASEII