Backstabber BTS-1X

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07/28/04 07:47 AM

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BattleMech Technical Readout

Type/Model: Backstabber BTS-1X
Tech: Inner Sphere / 2750
Config: Biped BattleMech
Rules: Level 2, Standard design

Mass: 35 tons
Chassis: Endo Steel
Power Plant: 245 Magna XL Fusion
Walking Speed: 75,6 km/h
Maximum Speed: 118,8 km/h
Jump Jets: None
Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor Type: Ferro-Fibrous
2 PPCs
Manufacturer: (Unknown)
Location: (Unknown)
Communications System: (Unknown)
Targeting & Tracking System: (Unknown)

The SLDF Periphery uprising asessment caused a ripple with the high command.
General Kerensky himself had been aware of this weakness and implemented plans
he had drawn up nearly a decade earlier for a fast-striking mech.

Many mech units operating in the Periphery were often the victim of
well-planned ambushes designed to cause heavy damage, before the agressors
would scatter and withdraw. Conventional fire support was too slow and light
pursuing mechs often fell prey to secondary ambushes.

In order to counter this threat the SLDF deployed a number of new machines
such as the Damocles and the Backstabber.

The Backstabber was designed as a fast strike mech carrying substantial
firepower for a machine this light. The twin PPC's had only been on on Heavy
mechs until then.

The Backstabber was designed to operate in small independent units, patrolling
until they were called upon. They would rush to the scene of an ambush and
lend support to the beleaguered units and could be sent to pursue to the enemy
if needed.

Well armed and fast, the Backstabber was a deadly mech. It could take on
almost any light and medium head on, while it could outmaneuver any heavy and
assault, usually trying to attack the more weakly armoured rear since, living
up to its name.

Surprisingly the Backstabber was never paired with the Damocles, a mech
designed for similar purposes.

==Battle History:==
The Backstabber came late to participate in the Periphery uprising, but it
proved to be a most capable fighting machine.

The most famous engagement happened between a lance of Backstabbers and a
lance composed of Warhammers and Marauders.

Using their superior mobility the Backstabbers harassed the enemy at long
range, keeping on the move. Slowly the heavy lance was worn down and three
machines were destroyed with only the loss of a single Backstabber. The
surviving Marauder, pock-marked with several PPC impact scars defied his
enemies to destroy him. The Backstabbers closed in and fired 6 PPC's
simultaniously, instantly destroying the Marauder.

Of the 300 or so Backstabbers produced, none survived beyond the second
succession war. Many followed Kerensky's exodus.

The factory was damaged during the civil war, only to be destroyed during the
1st succession war, subsequently rebuilt and destroyed again during the 2nd
succession war.

Comstar files show that the SLDF received less than 100 Backstabbers and that
the remaining 200 were were lost during transport to Camelot Command in the
Dark Nebula. For centuries treasure hunters have searched in vain for the
lost transports. Even at the height of the Clan invasion did people
recklessly enter Clan space in search of long lost SLDF treasure.

Type/Model: Backstabber BTS-1X
Mass: 35 tons

Equipment: Crits Mass
Int. Struct.: 58 pts Endo Steel 14 2,00
(Endo Steel Loc: 1 HD, 2 LA, 2 RA, 2 LT, 2 RT, 1 CT, 2 LL, 2 RL)
Engine: 245 XL Fusion 12 6,00
Walking MP: 7
Running MP: 11
Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks: 10 Double [20] 3 ,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: 119 pts Ferro-Fibrous 14 7,00
(Armor Crit Loc: 4 LA, 3 RA, 3 LT, 3 RT, 1 CT)

Internal Armor
Structure Value
Head: 3 9
Center Torso: 11 16
Center Torso (Rear): 6
L/R Side Torso: 8 12/12
L/R Side Torso (Rear): 4/4
L/R Arm: 6 12/12
L/R Leg: 8 16/16

Weapons and Equipment Loc Heat Ammo Crits Mass
1 PPC RA 10 3 7,00
1 PPC LA 10 3 7,00
TOTALS: 20 70 35,00
Crits & Tons Left: 8 ,00

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost: 5.756.625 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1.020
Cost per BV: 5.643,75
Weapon Value: 900 / 900 (Ratio = ,88 / ,88)
Damage Factors: SRDmg = 11; MRDmg = 13; LRDmg = 5
BattleForce2: MP: 7, Armor/Structure: 3/1
Damage PB/M/L: 2/2/2, Overheat: 0
Class: ML; Point Value: 10
07/29/04 03:24 PM

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Oh, I like it.

Even the price is okay. At least I think so.

I´ll order a dozen of it. Oops, there are no Backstabbers left.
A shame.

Really a cool Mech.
Frederic Walden
driver of "Sir Scan-a-L.o.T." (A Savannah Master, for neven <img src="" alt="" /> )
with the "Lords of Thunder"
and proud of it.

watch out for
10/20/05 06:11 PM

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Nice fluff and nice mix of SL tech.

Given time and plenty of paper, a philosopher can prove anything.
08/22/10 07:30 AM

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Backstabber BTS-1A

Mass: 35 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Tournament Legal
Era: Clan Invasion
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-F
Production Year: 3070
Cost: 6.155.010 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1.253

Chassis: Unknown Endo-Steel
Power Plant: Unknown 245 Fusion XL Engine
Walking Speed: 75,6 km/h
Maximum Speed: 118,8 km/h
Jump Jets: None
Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: Unknown Ferro-Fibrous
2 Snub-Nose PPCs
1 ER Medium Laser
Manufacturer: Unknown
Primary Factory: Unknown
Communications System: Unknown
Targeting and Tracking System: Unknown

Equipment Type Rating Mass
Internal Structure: Endo-Steel 58 points 2,00
Internal Locations: 1 HD, 1 CT, 2 LT, 2 RT, 2 LA, 2 RA, 2 LL, 2 RL
Engine: XL Fusion Engine 245 6,00
Walking MP: 7
Running MP: 11
Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks: Double Heat Sink 11(22) 1,00
Heat Sink Locations: 1 LT, 1 RT
Gyro: Standard 3,00
Cockpit: Standard 3,00
Actuators: L: SH+UA+LA+H R: SH+UA+LA+H
Armor: Ferro-Fibrous AV - 119 7,00
Armor Locations: 4 LT, 3 RT, 4 LA, 3 RA

Internal Armor
Structure Factor
Head 3 9
Center Torso 11 17
Center Torso (rear) 5
L/R Torso 8 12
L/R Torso (rear) 4
L/R Arm 6 12
L/R Leg 8 16

Equipment Location Heat Critical Mass
Snub-Nose PPC RA 10 2 6,00
Snub-Nose PPC LA 10 2 6,00
ER Medium Laser CT 5 1 1,00
Free Critical Slots: 2

BattleForce Statistics
MV S (+0) M (+2) L (+4) E (+6) Wt. Ov Armor: 4 Points: 13
7 3 2 0 0 1 0 Structure: 2
Special Abilities: ENE, SRCH, ES, SOA

Although late for full production during the Jihad, the 1X model became available in small numbers to Republic forces, until the introduction of the 2A model, which replaced the PPC's with Snub-nosed versions and added a single medium laser for close range defence.

Fast and deadly, the backstabber is a potent cavalry mech, outflanking the enemy. Capable of operating for extended periods without supply the Backstabber is the perfect raider, capable of wreaking havoc to supply lines and reserve forces.

Another variant, the 1B replaces both PPC's with quad Light PPC's and has proven to be very effective against BA and light vehicles.
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