Firestorm FRSTRM-3D

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02/06/15 01:25 AM

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               BattleMech Technical Readout

Type/Model: Firestorm FRSTRM-3D
Tech: Inner Sphere / 2763
Config: Biped BattleMech
Rules: Level 2, Standard design

Mass: 60 tons
Chassis: Technicron Type F Endo Steel
Power Plant: 300 Vlar XL Fusion
Walking Speed: 54.0 km/h
Maximum Speed: 86.4 km/h
Jump Jets: 4 Chilton 460 Standard Jump Jets
Jump Capacity: 120 meters
Armor Type: Durallex Heavy Standard
3 Kreuss PPCs
2 Omicron 4000 Medium Lasers
Manufacturer: Technicron Manufacturing
Location: Savannah
Communications System: Garret T-19G
Targeting & Tracking System: Dynatec 2180

The Firestorm made its debut in 2763, manufactured by Technicron
Manufacturing. With inspiration from the company's other mech designs, the
Firestorm was conceived as a hybrid design with the firepower of the Awesome
and the mobility of the Quickdraw. Technicron Manufacturing used many
of the same parts found in both mechs to speed up development and simplify
production across all mech production lines.

Weighing in at 60 tons, the Firestorm is at the lighter end of the heavy mech class.
Powered by an 300 Vlar Extra-light engine, the Firestorm is capable of
reaching speeds of 86 km/h and jumping 120 meters with four Chilton 460
jumpjets. Ten and a half tons of standard Durellex Heavy armor protect the
endo-steel frame; while not as much as the Awesome, it is considerably more
then the Quickdraw and comparable to most other heavy mechs.

The primary armament is three Kreuss Particle Projection Cannons mounted in
the arms and left torso give the Firestorm an immense amount of damage
potential at range and all firing arcs. With lessons learned from the Awesome, the
Firestorm is given two Omnicon 4000 Medium Lasers for close range defense, one
of which is mounted to the rear. 14 double heat sinks manage heat buildup from
firing the weapon systems.

Much detail went into the design of the cockpit. A robust and redundant life
support system protects the Mechwarrior from heat buildup, which has
unfortunately resulted in a rather confined area for the pilot to control the

Design quirk: Improved Life Support and Cramped Cockpit.

As production of the Firestorm begin just prior to the start of the Star
League Civil War, many were bought up by Kerensky's forces to replaces losses
at a high rate. As such, Technicon Manufacturing focused simply on production
in the interim rather then spend money and time on R&D of a new variant.

One custom variant was recorded of a SLDF unit repairing a heavily damaged
Firestorm and bring it up to "Royal Division" specifications. The arm mounted
PPCs were replaced with an extended-range version of unknown manufacturer. The
damaged left torso PPC was replaced with a left over Delta Dart LRM-10
launcher and one ton of ammo and an Artemis IV FCS. Half a ton of armor is
removed to install a CASE system to protect the missile ammo from cooking off.

Type/Model: Firestorm FRSTRM-3D
Mass: 60 tons

Equipment: Crits Mass
Int. Struct.: 99 pts Endo Steel 14 3.00
(Endo Steel Loc: 1 HD, 3 LA, 3 RA, 1 LT, 2 RT, 2 LL, 2 RL)
Engine: 300 XL Fusion 12 9.50
Walking MP: 5
Running MP: 8
Jumping MP: 4
Heat Sinks: 14 Double [28] 6 4.00
(Heat Sink Loc: 1 LT, 1 RT)
Gyro: 4 3.00
Cockpit, Life Supt., Sensors: 5 3.00
Actuators: L: Sh+UA+LA+H R: Sh+UA+LA+H 16 .00
Armor Factor: 168 pts Standard 0 10.50

Internal Armor
Structure Value
Head: 3 9
Center Torso: 20 25
Center Torso (Rear): 8
L/R Side Torso: 14 17/17
L/R Side Torso (Rear): 6/6
L/R Arm: 10 17/17
L/R Leg: 14 23/23

Weapons and Equipment Loc Heat Ammo Crits Mass
1 PPC RA 10 3 7.00
1 PPC LA 10 3 7.00
1 Medium Laser RT 3 1 1.00
1 Medium Laser RT(R) 3 1 1.00
1 PPC LT 10 3 7.00
4 Standard Jump Jets: 4 4.00
(Jump Jet Loc: 1 LT, 1 RT, 2 CT)
TOTALS: 36 72 60.00
Crits & Tons Left: 6 .00

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost: 11,866,560 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,544
Cost per BV: 7,685.6
Weapon Value: 1,615 / 1,615 (Ratio = 1.05 / 1.05)
Damage Factors: SRDmg = 25; MRDmg = 18; LRDmg = 7
BattleForce2: MP: 5, Armor/Structure: 4/2
Damage PB/M/L: 4/3/3, Overheat: 0
Class: MH; Point Value: 15
"Captain! We're completely surrounded on all sides." - Kiff, Futurama
..."Excellent, then we may attack in any direction." - Zapp Brannigan, Futurama

"A fool fights a war on two fronts; only an idiot defends on one." - Fusilier
02/06/15 02:28 AM

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A faster lighter awesome with jump jets. Interesting.
Nice to see it's walk speed if faster then the awesomes run speed.
It is a little unexpected to see the armor less then max, but not really a deal breaker.
The inclusion of a rear mounted weapon is nice, but wondering if it is necesary, since the speed and jets would help keep the enemy from getting there easily.

I like the hand actuators, though some would say remove them and the lower arms so you could flip the arms to cover the rear better.
02/06/15 04:58 AM

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Eh, the medium laser to the rear is more for fluff and uniqueness to maybe ward off light mechs. The hand actuators are for brawling and to try and make it stand out from a war hammer. I try not to create The Perfect Mech and will try to add something to cover a weakness (minimum range weapons) unless its something like a general purpose mech.
"Captain! We're completely surrounded on all sides." - Kiff, Futurama
..."Excellent, then we may attack in any direction." - Zapp Brannigan, Futurama

"A fool fights a war on two fronts; only an idiot defends on one." - Fusilier
02/06/15 08:54 AM

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Wheee, mini Awesome that fixes its problems!
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