Arctic Wolf

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Arctic Wolf
Production information
Manufacturer WC Site 1
Production Year 3059[1]
Model ACW[citation needed]
Class Medium
Cost 7,768,693 C-bills
Technical specifications
Tech Base Clan
Mass 40 tons
Chassis Type AR1 Endo Steel
Armor Royal-7 Standard
Engine Light Force (Extralight) 280
Communications System HWLR Designation ComSys
Targeting Tracking System Hunter (7) Dedicated TTS
Heat Sinks 10 Double heat sinks
Speed 119 km/h
Armament
BV (1.0) 1,044[2]
BV (2.0) 1.330[3]

Description - Battlemech[edit]

Originally conceived as a test-bed for a future OmniMech, the Arctic Wolf BattleMech was produced on Arc-Royal by Clan Wolf-in-Exile to both bolster the Clan's touman and work out the kinks in production of its Omni-Pod at the same time. Like the Pack Hunter, some materials used in the design were obtained from the Kell Hounds, though the design is Clan-tech in every way that matters. This fast medium 'Mech is designed to close quickly and unleash over forty short-range missiles at an opponent before withdrawing just as quickly. The ten double heat sinks can be overwhelmed, but only if a MechWarrior insists on staying in the fight or going full-tilt for long periods. The Arctic Wolf is protected by six tons of standard armor.

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The design of the Arctic Wolf is simple: get close, unleash a torrent of missiles, and get out. To do this, it is armed with six Type 1 SRM Six-Shooters and two Type 1 Cross-Pattern SRM-4 Launchers. Aiding the accuracy of these missiles is the Tracker Series Narc Missile Beacon. The Arctic Wolf also boasts an impressive four tons of ammunition for its launchers.

Variants[edit]

  • Arctic Wolf 2 
    The one variant replaces the SRM-4s and two SRM-6s with an Alpha Series Large Pulse Laser. This gives the 'Mech some long-range capability and provides it with a punch weapon, as well as increased accuracy and a reduction on ammunition dependency. BV (1.0) = 1,207[2], BV (2.0) = 1,511

OmniMech Version[edit]

Finally introduced in the lead-up to the Jihad, the OmniMech version of the 'Mech is a refinement of the design. While retaining the Endo Steel chassis and ten double heat sinks, the Omni version is now clad in Ferro-Fibrous Armor for increased armor protection. To increase pod space, it is equipped with a smaller engine, making it slower than its parent design with a maximum speed of 90 km/ph.[4] Due to problems, production of the OmniMech version ceased in 3074 in favor of the completely new and redesigned OmniMech, the Arctic Wolf II.[5]

  • Prime Config. 
    The Prime is based on the original Arctic Wolf, but the extra space allows it to switch to four SRM 6 Launchers with four tons of CASE protected ammunition. The Arctic Wolf Prime has also been fitted with Jump Jets. BV (2.0) = 1,641[6]
  • Alt. Config. A 
    Also introduced in the 3060s, this configuration is principally armed with a pair of shoulder mounted LRM 15 Launchers with four tons ammunition. For close-range fighting, the 'Mech utilizes a paired of SRM 6 launcher with an accompanying Small Pulse Laser in each arm. For added protection, the 'Mech is fitted with an ECM Suite. BV (2.0) = 1,587[7]
  • Alt. Config. J 
    Created during the Jihad, this configurations main weapon is a Plasma Cannon provided with one ton of ammunition. Backing it up are four Streak SRM 4 Launchers in the arms and shoulders. The 'Mech also sports a single Heavy Medium Laser in its left arm. As with the A configuration, the Arctic Wolf also has an ECM Suite fitted in the right shoulder to add to its protection from sophisticated weaponry. BV (2.0) = 1,786[8]

Notes[edit]

The Arctic Wolf OmniMech was later used as the basis for the Arctic Wolf II.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the Arctic Wolf
  2. 2.0 2.1 Combat Operations, p. 119
  3. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged, p. 222
  4. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged, pp. 224-226 - Arctic Wolf Prime - design shown to be OmniMech design mention in original fluff.
  5. Technical Readout: 3085 Supplemental, p. 50 - info on Old OmniMech being discontinued in favor of better design.
  6. Record Sheets: 3060 Unbridged, p. 224 - Artic Wolf Prime
  7. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged, p. 225 - A configuration A for the new Arctic Wolf OmniMech.
  8. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged, p. 226 - Jihad era J configuration of the Arctic Wolf

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