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                BattleMech Technical Readout

Type/Model: Cicada IIC
Tech: Clan / 3050
Config: Biped BattleMech
Rules: Level 2, Standard design

Mass: 40 tons
Chassis: Hartford 300 Endo Steel
Power Plant: 320 Pitban XL Fusion
Walking Speed: 86.4 km/h
Maximum Speed: 129.6 km/h
Jump Jets: None
Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor Type: 3/Star Slab Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:
2 ER Medium Lasers
1 ER PPC
1 Streak SRM 2
2 Machine Guns
Manufacturer: HartfordCo
Location: Bryant
Communications System: Hartford J15 B
Targeting & Tracking System: Hartford S1000

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==Overview:==
Many small manufacturers entered the BattleMech industry as tensions
mounted near the time of the fall of the Star League. In this period,
HartfordCo, a known manufacturer of fine communications and targeting systems,
began constructing 'Mechs from their home planet of Bryant near Earth. Their
single contribution to battlefield technology was the Cicada, which went into
limited production in 2840.
With Bergan Industries holding almost a total monopoly on the contracts
for small recon 'Mechs, HartfordCo proposed a 'Mech heavier than the Locust
made by Bergan. It would be armed with the well-proven Magna laser systems,
and be as fast as the Locust but weighing twice as much. Most important, the
price was right. Star League took a limited contract for the Cicada, shipping
it to replace many of the Locusts lost in border areas.

==Capabilities:==
The Cicada's speed is one of its major assets. As a light recon 'Mech, it
can cover great distances in a short time. Moreover, the 'Mech's armor and
weaponry make it a serious foe in circumstances where a Locust might fail. The
reliability of the weapons and their tracking systems is also well
established.
The HartfordCo heat sinks proved to be of an inferior design, however,
tending to wear out and fail to perform to full capacity after extended use.
If not repaired, the sinks will vent only 60 percent of the heat transferred
to them, which could lead to serious overheating in a combat situation. Though
many Cicadas currently in use have replaced the original heat sinks with
modular sinks, a number of defective HartfordCo sinks are still in use.

==Battle History:==
The number of Cicadas produced was limited, due to the size of the
manufacturer's facilities on Bryant. With the fall of Star League, the
proximity of the facilities to all of the warring Houses made the planet the
target of many raids. That is how many of the Cicadas stored on Bryant found
their way into the arsenals of all five Successor Houses.
One of the Cicada's most outstanding combat performances occurred in 2930
when House Kurita's Galedon Regulars engaged House Davion on the planet Xhosa.
Reinforced with several Cicadas, one Kurita light recon lance managed to hold
the city of Tar for several days before the Davion forces took control.
Historians have compared the engagement to the Battle of the Alamo on Earth or
the Battle for Kervil during the Reunification War. A small band of lightly
armed defenders held off several lances of crack troops for several days.
As the Cicada's reputation grew throughout the Successor States, it also
brought too high expectations. In one of a long series of battles on the
planet Oriente, crack troops of Liao's Northwind Highlanders tried to take the
planet from House Marik. Attached to Marik's Fusiliers of Oriente's 5th
Brigade were several lances of Cicada 'Mechs defending a lake area.
Unfortunately for the defenders, most of their Cicadas were equipped with the
inferior HartfordCo heat sinks. While the Cicadas fought a prolonged battle on
the shores of Lake Mirrorshade, their heat sinks began to give way, and
several 'Mechs overheated at critical moments. When it was over, many Marik
troops lay dead.
In 3000, two Cicadas attached to House Steiner's 32nd Regiment of the
Lyran Guard more than proved their worth at a series of battles on Kobe,
however. As a raiding force, the two Cicada pilots managed to penetrate a
border defense line, rushed to the rear area, and then made their way to the
Kurita command bunker some 58 kilometers behind enemy lines. Finding the
bunker only lightly defended, MechWarriors Jason and Thurd were able to
capture the commanding officers. This led to a victory for the Steiner forces
and commendations for the two Cicada pilots.

==Variants:==
Only a few experimental models were built during the first production run
of the Cicada. Of these, one was not equipped with the small laser system but
carried two Hotseat flamers. Another version mounted a Donal PPC on the center
torso and two Sperry/Browning machine guns on the legs. Both variants saw very
limited productions yet some still appear on the Successor State battlefields,
especially of House Liao, which has both variants in their training academy as
test models.

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Type/Model: Cicada IIC
Mass: 40 tons

Equipment: Crits Mass
Int. Struct.: 67 pts Endo Steel 7 2.00
(Endo Steel Loc: 2 LA, 2 RA, 1 LT, 1 RT, 1 CT)
Engine: 320 XL Fusion 10 11.50
Walking MP: 8
Running MP: 12
Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks: 11 Double [22] 0 1.00
Gyro: 4 4.00
Cockpit, Life Supt., Sensors: 5 3.00
Actuators: L: Sh+UA R: Sh+UA 12 .00
Armor Factor: 134 pts Ferro-Fibrous 7 7.00
(Armor Crit Loc: 1 HD, 1 LA, 1 RA, 1 LT, 1 RT, 1 LL, 1 RL)

Internal Armor
Structure Value
Head: 3 9
Center Torso: 12 17
Center Torso (Rear): 6
L/R Side Torso: 10 15/15
L/R Side Torso (Rear): 5/5
L/R Arm: 6 12/12
L/R Leg: 10 19/19

Weapons and Equipment Loc Heat Ammo Crits Mass
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1 ER Medium Laser RA 5 1 1.00
1 ER Medium Laser LA 5 1 1.00
1 ER PPC RT 15 2 6.00
1 Streak SRM 2 LT 2 50 2 2.00
(Ammo Locations: 1 LT)
1 Machine Gun LL 0 200 2 1.25
(Ammo Locations: 1 CT)
1 Machine Gun RL 0 1 .25
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TOTALS: 27 54 40.00
Crits & Tons Left: 24 .00

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost: 8,357,066 C-Bills
Battle Value 2: 1,950 (old BV = 1,621)
Cost per BV2: 4,285.67
Weapon Value: 1,609 / 1,577 (Ratio = .83 / .81)
Damage Factors: SRDmg = 26; MRDmg = 16; LRDmg = 7
BattleForce2: MP: 8, Armor/Structure: 3/3
Damage PB/M/L: 4/3/1, Overheat: 1
Class: MM; Point Value: 20



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                BattleMech Technical Readout

Type/Model: Cicada IICA
Tech: Clan / 3132
Config: Biped BattleMech
Rules: Level 2, Standard design

Mass: 40 tons
Chassis: Endo Steel
Power Plant: 280 XL Fusion
Walking Speed: 75.6 km/h
Maximum Speed: 118.8 km/h
Jump Jets: 7 Standard Jump Jets
Jump Capacity: 210 meters
Armor Type: Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:
2 ER Medium Lasers
1 ER PPC
1 Streak SRM 2
2 Machine Guns
Manufacturer: (Unknown)
Location: (Unknown)
Communications System: (Unknown)
Targeting & Tracking System: (Unknown)

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Type/Model: Cicada IICA
Mass: 40 tons

Equipment: Crits Mass
Int. Struct.: 67 pts Endo Steel 7 2.00
(Endo Steel Loc: 2 LA, 2 RA, 2 LT, 1 RT)
Engine: 280 XL Fusion 10 8.00
Walking MP: 7
Running MP: 11
Jumping MP: 7
Heat Sinks: 12 Double [24] 2 2.00
(Heat Sink Loc: 1 RT)
Gyro: 4 3.00
Cockpit, Life Supt., Sensors: 5 3.00
Actuators: L: Sh+UA R: Sh+UA 12 .00
Armor Factor: 134 pts Ferro-Fibrous 7 7.00
(Armor Crit Loc: 1 HD, 1 LA, 1 RA, 1 LT, 1 RT, 1 LL, 1 RL)

Internal Armor
Structure Value
Head: 3 9
Center Torso: 12 17
Center Torso (Rear): 6
L/R Side Torso: 10 15/15
L/R Side Torso (Rear): 5/5
L/R Arm: 6 12/12
L/R Leg: 10 19/19

Weapons and Equipment Loc Heat Ammo Crits Mass
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1 ER Medium Laser RA 5 1 1.00
1 ER Medium Laser LA 5 1 1.00
1 ER PPC RT 15 2 6.00
1 Streak SRM 2 LT 2 50 2 2.00
(Ammo Locations: 1 LT)
1 Machine Gun LL 0 200 2 1.25
(Ammo Locations: 1 CT)
1 Machine Gun RL 0 1 .25
7 Standard Jump Jets: 7 3.50
(Jump Jet Loc: 3 LT, 3 RT, 1 CT)
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TOTALS: 27 63 40.00
Crits & Tons Left: 15 .00

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost: 7,896,934 C-Bills
Battle Value 2: 2,201 (old BV = 2,053)
Cost per BV2: 3,587.88
Weapon Value: 1,365 / 1,335 (Ratio = .62 / .61)
Damage Factors: SRDmg = 27; MRDmg = 18; LRDmg = 7
BattleForce2: MP: 7J, Armor/Structure: 3/3
Damage PB/M/L: 4/3/1, Overheat: 1
Class: MM; Point Value: 22

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