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                 BattleMech Technical Readout

Name/Model:         Rifleman II ((Geoff Mahi's Mech)) RFL-2B
Designer:           The Grand Poobah
Source(s):          Custom Mordel.Net Units
Technology:         Inner Sphere
Technology Rating:  E
Tonnage:            100
Configuration:      Biped BattleMech
Era/Year:           Clan Invasion / 3061
Rules (Current):    Standard
Rules (Era):        Standard
Rules (Year):       Standard
Total Cost:         22,732,000 C-Bills
Battle Value:       2,523

Chassis:              Rifleman X100 
Power Plant:          Hermes 300 XL
Walking Speed:        32.4 kph  
Maximum Speed:        54 kph    
Jump Jets:            None
    Jump Capacity:    None
Armor:                Durallex Heavy
    2 Poland Main Model A Gauss Rifles
    2 Defiance 1001 ER PPCs
Manufacturer:         Unknown
    Primary Factory:  Unknown
Communications:       Unknown with Guardian ECM Suite
Targeting & Tracking: Garret D2s-1

    Long a dream of Team Banzai, the RFL-2B Rifleman-II required the discovery of Star
    League-era weapons systems to become relity. Knowing of Hanse Davion's high regard for the
    Rifleman design, Team Banzai performed an engineering study for an improved, heavier version
    of the Rifleman in the late 3040's. The Rifleman-II prototype was to be presented to Prince
    Davion as a birthday gift.
    Finding a suitable power plant was the main problem that delayed production of the
    prototype. The new 300XL engines the design requires are suitable for a wide variety of
    'Mechs, and so are extremely difficult to find. It took the intervention of Hanse Davion
    himself to hasten the procurement of the necessary engines, even though their use was not
    revealed to him (The gift needed to be a surprise after all).
    In 3052, the Inner Sphere mourned the passing of Hanse Davion, one of history's most
    colorful and powerful leaders. At his funeral, the BattleMech was nicknamed "the Davion."

    The first designs called for the 'Meh to carry the new Bofors anti-missle system, but this
    was replaced in the last two prototypes by the Aegis Guardian ECM suite. Engineers argued
    that the Guardian system would deflect more Narc and Artemis missiles than the anti-missile
    system. However, testing of vehicles with both systems continues at New Avalon test ranges.
    Thee antennae of the Garrett D2s-1 targeting/tracking system are positioned at an unusual
    angle which, along with its added bulk, serves to distinguish the Rifleman II from its
    predecessor. This allows the antenna to double as wings for a cockpit ejection system,
    similar to that found on the Hatchetman and Axeman. This system automatically engages should
    both Gauss Rifles explode, an unlikely but potentially lethal possibility.
    The Rifleman II carries its most noticeable and deadly weapon systems in its arms. each
    arm houses a Poland Main Model FGauss Rifle and a Defiance 1001 Extended Range Particle
    Projection Cannon. This weapon configuration can deal out massive damage at all ranges, even
    at shorter ranges where older PPCs had difficulty targeting. The sixteen double heat sinks
    keep the 'Mech cool in almost any environment, and ensure a high rate of fire.

    Besides the two variants currently being tested, a design study has been in initiated in
    response to the 'Mechs short range firepower being inadequate. Engineers are thinking of
    adding two medium lasers in the torso to replace the Guardian ECM (or missile systems),
    which also necessitates the removal of a half ton of armor. Thee chief designer is opposed
    to this, since the heat curve would rise above safe levels, and important defensive systems
    would have to be sacrificed.

Notable MechWarriors:
    Colonel William Blanton has served with distinction in the Ninth Arcturan Guards RCT for
    twenty years. Like many Inner Sphere MechWarriors, he saw heavy fighting against the Clans,
    and was also involved in several engagements during the War of '39. His high marks at the
    Nagelring, distinguished service record, technical expertise, and experience with heavy
    'Mechs made him a prime candidate to test pilot the Rifleman II> His abilities have helped
    pinpoint minor problems with the Hermes 300XL engine housing. His gunnery instincts have
    helped to resolve targeting system and attack coordination problems much faster than usual
    for  anew design. His reports indicate his extreme confidence in its combat abilities.

Equipment                                                             Mass                      
Internal Structure:                          Standard                 10.00                     
Engine:                                       300 XL                   9.50                     
    Walking MP:                                 3                                               
    Running MP:                                 5                                               
    Jumping MP:                                 0                                               
Heat Sinks (Double):                         16 [32]                   6.00                     
Gyro:                                        Standard                  3.00                     
Cockpit:                                     Standard                  3.00                     
Armor Factor:                                  304                    19.00                     
    Type:                                    Standard                                           

                                    Internal         Armor     
                                    Structure        Value     
    Head:                               3              9       
    Center Torso:                      31             47       
    Center Torso (rear):                              14       
    R/L Torso:                         21             32       
    R/L Torso (rear):                                 10       
    R/L Arm:                           17             34       
    R/L Leg:                           21             41       

Weapons and Ammo                                       Location          Critical     Tonnage   
Guardian ECM Suite                                        CT                2          1.50             
Gauss Rifle (Ammo 16)                                     RT                2          2.00             
Gauss Rifle (Ammo 16)                                     LT                2          2.00             
ER PPC                                                    RA                3          7.00             
Gauss Rifle                                               RA                7         15.00             
ER PPC                                                    LA                3          7.00             
Gauss Rifle                                               LA                7         15.00             

Alpha Strike Statistics                                             
Point Value (PV): 51
TP: BM,  SZ: 4,  TMM: 1,  MV: 6"
Damage: (S) 5 / (M) 5 / (L) 5,  OV: 0
Armor (A): 10,  Structure (S): 4
Specials: ECM