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                 BattleMech Technical Readout

Name/Model:         Nexus NXS1-B
Designer:           Catalyst Game Labs
Source(s):          Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged
                    Record Sheets: Upgrades
Technology:         Inner Sphere
Technology Rating:  E
Tonnage:            25
Configuration:      Biped BattleMech
Era/Year:           Civil War / 3062
Rules (Current):    Tournament Legal (Extinct)
Rules (Era):        Tournament Legal
Rules (Year):       Tournament Legal
Total Cost:         3,116,146 C-Bills
Battle Value:       715

Chassis:              Endo Steel
Power Plant:          175 Fusion
Walking Speed:        75.6 kph  
Maximum Speed:        118.8 kph 
Jump Jets:            Standard
    Jump Capacity:    150 meters
Armor:                Ferro-Fibrous
    2 ER Medium Lasers
    1 ER Small Laser
Manufacturer:         Unknown
    Primary Factory:  Unknown
Communications:       Unknown
Targeting & Tracking: Unknown

    The Nexus has a checkered past. It began as the Jackrabbit, a light 'Mech developed by the
    SLDF at Skobel MechWorks just two years before the Amaris Civil War. Mere weeks after Skobel
    finished the Jackrabbit's preliminary testing, Stefan Amarais's armies seized the factory.
    Amaris the Usurper ordered the Jackrabbit mass-produced for his Republican army. Ultimately,
    the would-be dictator deployed more than five hundred Jackrabbits against the Star League
    soldiers for whose use they had originally intended.
    General Kerensky recaptured the Skobel MechWorks plant relatively intact during the
    Liberation of Terra, but refused to use the 'Mech that Amaris had sent against its
    developers. He shut down the factory, and ComStar kept it closed for several centuries.
    Kerensky's army took no Jackrabbits on the Exodus. Outside ComStar, few records of the
    'Mech's existence remained.
    In 3054, ComStar's Precentor Martial Focht modified the Jackrabbit's design, replacing
    the engine with the faster Nissan 175, removing the ballistic and missle weapons, and
    installing jump jets and an array of energy weapons. The BattleMech, newly refitted and
    renamed Nexus, soon began production.

    The Nexus is a fast mover that can reach a target, deliver a solid punch and get out
    quickly. Its speed and its highly effective McArthur anti-missle system makes it diffficult
    to hit, and its Rawlings 55 jump jets make it difficult to pursue.
    An impressive combination of medium- and short- range energy weapons allows for
    devastating volleys in most combat situations. Blankenburg Technologies' shoulder-mounted
    medium laser provides the punches at a distance, and Intek's efficient shoulder-mounted
    small lasers give the Nexus excellent firepower in tight situations. The 'Mech's main
    slugging power, however, comes from Blankenburg Technologies' excellent medium pulse lasers
    that have replaced the Jackrabbit's hand actuators.

    Since mid-3055 the Nexus has been deployed in the ComStar Fourth Army's 366th Division (Wolf
    Bait). The 366th Division, decimated by Clan Wolf hit-and-run raids on Tukayyid, used large
    numbers of Nexuses to replace their losses. The Nexus is expected to live up to every word
    of the 366th Division's promising initial reports

Equipment                                                             Mass                      
Internal Structure:                         Endo Steel                 1.50                     
Engine:                                     175 Fusion                 7.00                     
    Walking MP:                                 7                                               
    Running MP:                                 11                                              
    Jumping MP:                                 5                                               
Heat Sinks (Double):                         10 [20]                   0.00                     
Gyro:                                        Standard                  2.00                     
Cockpit:                                     Standard                  3.00                     
Armor Factor:                                   71                     4.00                     
    Type:                                 Ferro-Fibrous                                         

                                    Internal         Armor     
                                    Structure        Value     
    Head:                               3              7       
    Center Torso:                       8             10       
    Center Torso (rear):                               2       
    R/L Torso:                          6              8       
    R/L Torso (rear):                                  2       
    R/L Arm:                            4              6       
    R/L Leg:                            6             10       

Weapons and Ammo                                       Location          Critical     Tonnage   
ER Small Laser                                            CT                1          0.50             
Jump Jet                                                  CT                1          0.50             
2 Jump Jets                                               RT                2          1.00             
Improved C3 Computer                                      LT                2          2.50             
2 Jump Jets                                               LT                2          1.00             
ER Medium Laser                                           RA                1          1.00             
ER Medium Laser                                           LA                1          1.00             

Alpha Strike Statistics                                             
Point Value (PV): 26
TP: BM,  SZ: 1,  TMM: 3,  MV: 14"/10"j
Damage: (S) 2 / (M) 2 / (L) 0,  OV: 0
Armor (A): 2,  Structure (S): 2
Specials: C3I, ENE, JMPW1, MHQ2