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                 BattleMech Technical Readout

Name/Model:         Dirk DIR-1C
Designer:           Bulbasaur1IG
Source(s):          Custom Mordel.Net Units
Technology:         Inner Sphere
Technology Rating:  D
Tonnage:            30
Configuration:      Biped BattleMech
Era/Year:           Star League / 2644
Rules (Current):    Introductory
Rules (Era):        Introductory
Rules (Year):       Introductory
Total Cost:         2,156,700 C-Bills
Battle Value:       786

Chassis:              Armstrong 2-a 
Power Plant:          Pitban 150 
Walking Speed:        54 kph    
Maximum Speed:        86.4 kph  
Jump Jets:            Pitban LFT 50 
    Jump Capacity:    150 meters
Armor:                Durallex
    2 Defiance B3M Medium Lasers
    2 ATA Atlatl LRM 5s
Manufacturer:         Armstrong Tractor and Armory Co.
    Primary Factory:  Unknown
Communications:       Dalban FastTalk
Targeting & Tracking: Dalban HiRez

    Initially designed by the Armstrong Tractor Company (later Armstrong Tractor and Armory Co.)
    of Palmer in the periphery, the Dirk was their introduction to BattleMech design. The Dirk
    was intended to provide a low-cost cavalry skirmisher for militia and cash-strapped
    mercenaries at the low price of 2.2 million C-bills per unit. Armstrong successfully managed
    to design and build the Dirk, but a lack of budget for marketing led to the 'mech remaining
    a limited, local product for a few systems.
    In the aftermath of the Clan Invasion, Armstrong was slowly able to acquire access to
    lostech designs and update the Dirk, but it remained little more than a niche design
    performing a role many other mechs already performed. Armstrong had a sudden influx of
    orders during the Jihad and ensuing events, as planetary governments and militias searched
    for anything low-cost to buy and field in defense against outside threats. The Dirk remained
    in limited production as of 3151, with both original and upgraded models available from
    Armstrong's Palmer factory in the inner periphery.

    The -1C is designed as a mobile fire support platform. Built on an Armstrong 2-a standard
    chassis with a Pitban 150 Fusion engine, the -1C maintains a top speed of 86.4 km/h. This is
    augmented with 5 Pitban LFT 50 jump jets for a jump distance of 150 meters. A Dalban
    FastTalk and Dalban HiRez round out the communication and targeting systems.
    Clad in 6 tons of Durallex Standard armor, the -1C carries 8 tons of weapons and ammunition.
    An ATA Atlatl LRM-5 sits in each side torso,  supplied with 2total tons of ammunition for
    endurance. A medium laser remains in each arm, both Defiance B3 series. This makes the Dirk
    reliable and consistent in the field, with plenty of endurance to support nearby allies. The
    major flaw is the lack of lower arm and hand actuators, making the Dirk unable to engage in
    melee combat beyond kicking at enemy units.

Equipment                                                             Mass                      
Internal Structure:                          Standard                  3.00                     
Engine:                                     150 Fusion                 5.50                     
    Walking MP:                                 5                                               
    Running MP:                                 8                                               
    Jumping MP:                                 5                                               
Heat Sinks (Single):                            10                     0.00                     
Gyro:                                        Standard                  2.00                     
Cockpit:                                     Standard                  3.00                     
Armor Factor:                                   96                     6.00                     
    Type:                                    Standard                                           

                                    Internal         Armor     
                                    Structure        Value     
    Head:                               3              9       
    Center Torso:                      10             12       
    Center Torso (rear):                               3       
    R/L Torso:                          7             12       
    R/L Torso (rear):                                  2       
    R/L Arm:                            5             10       
    R/L Leg:                            7             12       

Weapons and Ammo                                       Location          Critical     Tonnage   
Jump Jet                                                  CT                1          0.50             
2 Jump Jets                                               RT                2          1.00             
LRM 5                                                     RT                1          2.00             
LRM 5 (Ammo 24)                                           RT                1          1.00             
2 Jump Jets                                               LT                2          1.00             
LRM 5                                                     LT                1          2.00             
LRM 5 (Ammo 24)                                           LT                1          1.00             
Medium Laser                                              RA                1          1.00             
Medium Laser                                              LA                1          1.00             

Alpha Strike Statistics                                             
Point Value (PV): 23
TP: BM,  SZ: 1,  TMM: 2,  MV: 10"j
Damage: (S) 2 / (M) 2 / (L) 1,  OV: 0
Armor (A): 3,  Structure (S): 3
Specials: IF1