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                 BattleMech Technical Readout

Name/Model:         Locust LCT-3M X-3
Designer:           Rudel Gurken
Source(s):          Custom Mordel.Net Units
Technology:         Inner Sphere
Technology Rating:  E
Tonnage:            20
Configuration:      Biped BattleMech
Era/Year:           Clan Invasion / 3051
Rules (Current):    Standard
Rules (Era):        Standard
Rules (Year):       Standard
Total Cost:         3,374,000 C-Bills
Battle Value:       557

Chassis:              Corean-II Deluxe Endo Steel
Power Plant:          Magna 260 XL
Walking Speed:        140.4 kph 
Maximum Speed:        216 kph   
Jump Jets:            None
    Jump Capacity:    None
Armor:                Kallon FWL Special Ferro-Fibrous
    1 Martell Medium Laser
    4 Magna Small Lasers
Manufacturer:         Free Worlds Defense Industries
    Primary Factory:  Gibson
Communications:       Garret T10-B
Targeting & Tracking: Corean Calcmaster

    As the Free Worlds Defense Industries began production of the LCT-3M at its factory on
    Gibson in late 3050 a design team had been gathered to evaluate the use of the new powerful
    XL-series of fusion engines.
    The team worked out two designs making use of such engines in two different ways and two
    prototypes were built of which both chassis were taken directly from the running production
    of the LCT-3M: The LCT-3M X-2 and the LCT-3M X-3.

    The LCT-3M X-3 went another way in using an XL-engine. While keeping everything as it was
    only the AMS, its ammo and CASE were dropped standard engine had been replaced by a massive
    Magna 260 XL fusion engine. This increased its speed to a never reached before 216 km/h (!)
    reaching the top speed of a Dasher even without the dangerous MASC equipment.
    The tests came to an abrupt stop when the test pilot, obviously unable to cope with such
    speed in a mech, crashed the machine into a small building on the test range with over 200
    km/h on the scale. The pilot survived the crash with only minor injuries but the prototype
    (and the  building) was totally obliterated.

    Only one prototype had been built and production did not start after its destruction.

    With the tests just starting one of the designers proposed a version with two small lasers
    dropped for a MASC. The machine would have been able to reach a top speed of 280 km/h for
    short bursts.

Equipment                                                             Mass                      
Internal Structure:                         Endo Steel                 1.00                     
Engine:                                       260 XL                   7.00                     
    Walking MP:                                 13                                              
    Running MP:                                 20                                              
    Jumping MP:                                 0                                               
Heat Sinks (Single):                            10                     0.00                     
Gyro:                                        Standard                  3.00                     
Cockpit:                                     Standard                  3.00                     
Armor Factor:                                   53                     3.00                     
    Type:                                 Ferro-Fibrous                                         

                                    Internal         Armor     
                                    Structure        Value     
    Head:                               3              6       
    Center Torso:                       6              7       
    Center Torso (rear):                               2       
    R/L Torso:                          5              6       
    R/L Torso (rear):                                  2       
    R/L Arm:                            3              4       
    R/L Leg:                            4              7       

Weapons and Ammo                                       Location          Critical     Tonnage   
Medium Laser                                              CT                1          1.00             
2 Small Lasers                                            RA                2          1.00             
2 Small Lasers                                            LA                2          1.00             

Alpha Strike Statistics                                             
Point Value (PV): 21
TP: BM,  SZ: 1,  TMM: 4,  MV: 26"
Damage: (S) 2 / (M) 1 / (L) 0,  OV: 0
Armor (A): 2,  Structure (S): 1
Specials: ENE