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                 BattleMech Technical Readout

Name/Model:         Crow CRW-4L
Designer:           Sleeping Dragon
Source(s):          Custom Mordel.Net Units
Technology:         Inner Sphere
Technology Rating:  E
Tonnage:            30
Role:               Scout
Configuration:      Biped BattleMech
Era/Year:           Jihad / 3068
Rules (Current):    Standard
Rules (Era):        Standard
Rules (Year):       Standard
Total Cost:         3,164,200 C-Bills
Battle Value:       884

Chassis:              Hellespont Type R mod. 30 
Power Plant:          180 Fusion
Walking Speed:        64.8 kph  
Maximum Speed:        97.2 kph  
Jump Jets:            None
    Jump Capacity:    None
Armor:                Hellespont Lite Stealth with CASE
    2 Ceres Arms ER Medium Lasers
    1 Harpoon MML 3
Manufacturer:         Hellespont 'MechWorks
    Primary Factory:  Betelgeuse
Communications:       Ceres Metals Model 666 with Guardian ECM Suite
Targeting & Tracking: C-Apple Churchill 2000 with Beagle Active Probe

    The crow is an unsuccessful attempt to simplify the Raven, namely the 4L model, and cut the
    production cost, that in the end barely left the drawing boards. Hellespont Industries were
    looking into potential ways to keep their Betelgeuse line busy. As the line is currently
    still capable of producing light 'Mechs at best the engineering team was given a shot at
    updating the Raven and making it more cost effective in the process, but in the end the
    proven chassis and the trouble with Jihad led to shelving of the project.

    The Crow in it's pre-production stage would have served as a testing platform for several
    technologies, while leaving the other systems larlely untouched, if redistributed around the
    chassis. Doing away with the Narc launcher allowed for reduction of the engine to a much
    simpler and smaller standard model, which in the end proved to be the bane of this project
    as a reliable domestic source of a 180 class engine couldn't be obtained. The Crow should
    have also been equipped with and attempt to recreate the MML launcher, although at half the
    size of the original six tube system on the original Raven. This early launcher had to be
    manually set to fire the correct type of missiles by technicians which was deemed acceptable
    because there is only one ammo bin included so the change can be done rather easily during
    the ammunition replenishment. Otherwise the performance would be almost identical to it's
    heavier predecessor.

Equipment                                                             Mass                      
Internal Structure:                          Standard                  3.00                     
Engine:                                     180 Fusion                 7.00                     
    Walking MP:                                 6                                               
    Running MP:                                 9                                               
    Jumping MP:                                 0                                               
Heat Sinks (Double):                         10 [20]                   0.00                     
Gyro:                                        Standard                  2.00                     
Cockpit:                                     Standard                  3.00                     
Armor Factor:                                   96                     6.00                     
    Type:                                    Stealth                                            

                                    Internal         Armor     
                                    Structure        Value     
    Head:                               3              8       
    Center Torso:                      10             15       
    Center Torso (rear):                               5       
    R/L Torso:                          7             10       
    R/L Torso (rear):                                  4       
    R/L Arm:                            5              8       
    R/L Leg:                            7             12       

Weapons and Ammo                                       Location          Critical     Tonnage   
Beagle Active Probe                                       CT                2          1.50             
Guardian ECM Suite                                        RT                2          1.50             
TAG                                                       RT                1          1.00             
CASE                                                      LT                1          0.50             
MML 3 (Ammo 33) [SRM]                                     LT                1          1.00             
2 ER Medium Lasers                                        RA                2          2.00             
MML 3                                                     LA                2          1.50             

Alpha Strike Statistics                                             
Point Value (PV): 33
TP: BM,  SZ: 1,  TMM: 2,  MV: 12"
Damage: (S) 2 / (M) 2 / (L) 0*,  OV: 0
Armor (A): 3,  Structure (S): 3
Specials: CASE, ECM, IF0*, PRB, RCN, STL, TAG