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Arctic Cheetah (Hankyu)

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Arctic Cheetah
Production information
Manufacturer Foster Mechworks Facility Beta[1]
Production Year 3037[2]
Model Prime
Class Light
Cost 7,257,737 C-bills
Technical specifications
Tech Base Clan
Mass 30 tons
Chassis Hellion Light Endo Steel V3
Armor Compound Beta Ferro-Fibrous
Engine Warrior 240 XL
Communications System HCFA 3001 5.7
Targeting Tracking System HCFA 3005 4.3
Heat Sinks 10 Double Heat Sinks
Speed 130 km/h
Jump Jets Foster Ocelot Mrk. VIII
Armament

Primary Configuration

BV (1.0) 1,313[1][3]
BV (2.0) 1,334[4]

Contents

[edit] Description

The Arctic Cheetah was originally designed by Clan Ice Hellion to replace the Mist Lynx OmniMech. Shortly after they began production in 3037, Clan Smoke Jaguar conquered the factory on Foster that produced the design, enabling the Jaguars the replace their Mist Lynx 'Mechs. The design was dubbed the Hankyu (Japanese for "short bow") by the Draconis Combine forces that first encountered it during the Battle of Luthien.[1][5]

The Arctic Cheetah uses all the weight-saving materials that were available to the Clans in the 3030s: an Endo Steel structure, an XL Engine, and four tons of Ferro-Fibrous armor. It maintains enough jump jets in the base chassis to leap up to one hundred eighty meters at a time.[1][5]

[edit] Weapons and Equipment

Every variant of the Arctic Cheetah mounts a modular Flamer somewhere on the 'Mech for anti-infantry work. The most common configuration to Clan Smoke Jaguar and Clan Nova Cat uses a pair of LRM-5s and ER Medium Lasers, enabling it to excel in medium-range work. The primary configuration is also an incredible scout, mounting an Active Probe, ECM Suite, and TAG.[1][5]

[edit] Variants

  • Alt. Config. B 
    Appealing to patient warriors, the bravo configuration uses an LB 2-X AC, a Medium Pulse Laser, and an ER Medium Laser. BV (1.0) = 1,094[1][8], BV (2.0) = 1,076[9]
  • Alt. Config. C 
    This variant excels in urban combat and scouting thanks to its Active Probe. This hunter-killer makes use of four ER Medium Lasers and a pair of Medium Pulse Lasers in addition to the standard Flamer. BV (1.0) = 1,627[1][10], BV (2.0) = 1,840[11]
  • Alt. Config. D 
    A capable long-range missile boat, configuration D mounts a pair of LRM-10s and a Medium Pulse Laser. BV (1.0) = 1,295[1], BV (2.0) = 1,080[12]
  • Alt. Config. E 
    Configured for anti-infantry work, this variant carries two Machine Gun Arrays populated with three Light Machine Guns each as its primary weaponry. These are backed up by a single Flamer, and battle armor troops are threatened by the twin B-Pods mounted on the torso. For harder targets, it carries two Medium Pulse Lasers. BV (2.0) = 1,084[13]

[edit] Gallery

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, p. 164-165, "Hankyu Profile"
  2. MUL online date for Arctic Cheetah (Hankyu)
  3. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 151
  4. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 105
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Technical Readout: 3058, pp. 160-161, "Hankyu"
  6. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 152
  7. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 106
  8. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 153
  9. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 107
  10. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 154
  11. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 108
  12. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 109
  13. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 110
  14. Record Sheets: 3145 New Tech, New Upgrades, p. 82
  15. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 156
  16. Record Sheets: Upgrades, p. 43
  17. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 111

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