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                 BattleMech Technical Readout

Name/Model:         Knightmare Alt Config F
Designer:           Ruger
Source(s):          Custom Mordel.Net Units
Technology:         Clan
Technology Rating:  F
Tonnage:            50
Role:               Sniper
Configuration:      Biped OmniMech
Era/Year:           Dark Age / 3150
Rules (Current):    Standard
Rules (Era):        Standard
Rules (Year):       Standard
Total Cost:         14,412,500 C-Bills
Battle Value:       1,587

Chassis:              Endo Steel
Power Plant:          350 XL
Walking Speed:        75.6 kph  
Maximum Speed:        118.8 kph 
Jump Jets:            Standard
    Jump Capacity:    150 meters
Armor:                Ferro-Fibrous with CASE II
    1 ER Large Pulse Laser
    2 ProtoMech AC/2s
Manufacturer:         Unknown
    Primary Factory:  Unknown
Communications:       Unknown
Targeting & Tracking: Unknown

    By 3145, the Touman of Clan Hell?s Horses had become decidedly heavyweight, as the clan was
    producing a large assortment of heavy and assault-weight ?Mechs. They still made several
    light and medium weight designs as well, but a large number of the latter were more on the
    low side of ground speed and mobility. While their forces did contain several good high end,
    highly mobile medium-weight designs, several of these had to be purchased for the likes of
    Clan Sea Fox or won through Trials of Possession. Wanting a high-end rugged, yet versatile,
    medium OmniMech to call their own, the project that would eventually culminate in the
    Knightmare was begun.

    Wanting a design that was similar to, if not a virtual cross-design of the Clan Sea Fox
    Mongrel (Grendel) and Clan Fire Mandrill?s Crimson Langur, a conscious decision was made to
    base the design more on the latter, but with some design elements of the former included.
    The result was a rugged machine that is easy to maintain, and whose excellent communications
    package allows it to excel as a command machine in a battle line outfit or as a heavy recon
    unit, plus multiple roles in between. It also didn?t hurt in the minds of many that the
    general appearance of the unit hints to the ?knight? piece in the millennia old game of
    Starting out with a base endo-steel framework, and wrapping it in 8.5 tons of ferro-fibrous
    armor saves as much weight as possible while also providing nearly maximum protection to the
    50 ton machine. While some armor was removed from the legs in comparison to its parent
    design, the loss was deemed acceptable to gain extra pod space. The Crimson Langur?s type
    350 extra-light engine was also retained, giving the design ground speed in excess of most
    machines above its mass, and even overmatching many below.
    17 tons of pod space allows for a varied payload when using clan tech, and most of the
    designed configurations reflect this. Most tend to rely on a heavy selection of energy-based
    weapons, supported by missile launchers, but there are a few models that make use of
    autocannons as well, and some even use the best weapons and equipment available from the
    Inner Sphere as the clans have learned that some advancements made by the spheroids rival,
    if not exceed their own.

    Beginning deployment just before Clan Hell?s Horses learned of Clan Wolf?s successful
    challenge for the title of IlClan, the Knightmare (named after both the chess piece it
    resembles and the mythological flaming equine from hell) has begun to be sent to worthy
    ristars in many units, and it seems that clan leadership intends for the design to see
    widespread deployment once more of the OmniMech is available.

    Alternate Configuration F is a semi-replication of the Clan Jade Falcon Gyrfalcon, and is a
    sniper/anti-aircraft platform. The pair of ProtoMech AC/2?s in the left arm share a ton of
    ammunition from a CASE II protected bay; while the left arm mounts an extended range large
    pulse laser. Five jump jets allow 150 meter leaps.

Equipment                                                             Mass                      
Internal Structure:                         Endo Steel                 2.50                     
Engine:                                       350 XL                  15.00                     
    Walking MP:                                 7                                               
    Running MP:                                 11                                              
    Jumping MP:                                 5                                               
Heat Sinks (Double):                         10 [20]                   0.00                     
Gyro:                                        Standard                  4.00                     
Cockpit:                                     Standard                  3.00                     
Armor Factor:                                  163                     8.50                     
    Type:                                 Ferro-Fibrous                                         

                                    Internal         Armor     
                                    Structure        Value     
    Head:                               3              9       
    Center Torso:                      16             24       
    Center Torso (rear):                               8       
    R/L Torso:                         12             18       
    R/L Torso (rear):                                  6       
    R/L Arm:                            8             16       
    R/L Leg:                           12             21       

Weapons and Ammo                                       Location          Critical     Tonnage   
Jump Jet                                                  CT                1          0.50             
2 Jump Jets                                               RT                2          1.00             
2 Jump Jets                                               LT                2          1.00             
ER Large Pulse Laser                                      RA                3          6.00             
CASE II                                                   LA                1          0.50             
2 ProtoMech AC/2s                                         LA                4          7.00             
ProtoMech AC/2 (Ammo 40)                                  LA                1          1.00             

Alpha Strike Statistics                                             
Point Value (PV): 38
TP: BM,  SZ: 2,  TMM: 3,  MV: 14"/10"j
Damage: (S) 2 / (M) 2 / (L) 2,  OV: 0
Armor (A): 5,  Structure (S): 3