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                 BattleMech Technical Readout

Name/Model:         Dirk DIR-7C
Designer:           Bulbasaur1IG
Source(s):          Custom Mordel.Net Units
Technology:         Inner Sphere
Technology Rating:  E
Tonnage:            30
Configuration:      Biped BattleMech
Era/Year:           Dark Age / 3148
Rules (Current):    Standard
Rules (Era):        Standard
Rules (Year):       Standard
Total Cost:         3,789,500 C-Bills
Battle Value:       772

Chassis:              Armstrong 2-a 
Power Plant:          Pitban 150 XL
Walking Speed:        54 kph    
Maximum Speed:        86.4 kph  
Jump Jets:            Pitban LFT 50 
    Jump Capacity:    120 meters
Armor:                Durallex Extra Light Heavy Ferro-Fibrous with CASE II
    2 Defiance C9M ER Medium Lasers
    2 ATA Spike MML 5s
Manufacturer:         Armstrong Tractor and Armory Co.
    Primary Factory:  Palmer
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
    original 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 XL 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 120 meters. A Dalban
    FastTalk and Dalban HiRez round out the communication and targeting systems.
    Clad in 5 tons of Durallex Extra Light armor, the -1C carries 11 tons of weapons and
    ammunition. An ATA Spike MML-5 sits in each side torso,  supplied with 2 total tons of LRM
    ammunition and 1 of SRM for endurance. An ER medium laser sits in each arm, both Defiance
    C9M 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 XL                   3.00                     
    Walking MP:                                 5                                               
    Running MP:                                 8                                               
    Jumping MP:                                 4                                               
Heat Sinks (Single):                            10                     0.00                     
Gyro:                                        Standard                  2.00                     
Cockpit:                                     Standard                  3.00                     
Armor Factor:                                   96                     5.00                     
    Type:                              Heavy Ferro-Fibrous                                      

                                    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   
2 Jump Jets                                               RT                2          1.00             
MML 5                                                     RT                3          3.00             
CASE II                                                   LT                1          1.00             
2 Jump Jets                                               LT                2          1.00             
MML 5                                                     LT                3          3.00             
MML 5 (Ammo 20) [SRM]                                     LT                1          1.00             
MML 5 (Ammo 48) [LRM]                                     LT                2          2.00             
ER Medium Laser                                           RA                1          1.00             
ER Medium Laser                                           LA                1          1.00             

Alpha Strike Statistics                                             
Point Value (PV): 21
TP: BM,  SZ: 1,  TMM: 2,  MV: 10"/8"j
Damage: (S) 2 / (M) 2 / (L) 1,  OV: 0
Armor (A): 3,  Structure (S): 1
Specials: CASEII, IF1, JMPW1