Asshur

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Asshur Artillery Spotter
Production information
Manufacturer Various
Production Year 2893[1]
Mission Spotter
Type Hover
Cost 984,433 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 20
Armor Compound JX2 Ferro-Fibrous
Engine Fusion 95
Speed 151 km/h
Crew 2
Communications System Consolidated Type 2M
Targeting Tracking System Consolidated Type V TTS
Armament
BV (1.0) 809[2][3]
BV (2.0) 930[4][5]


Description[edit]

The Asshur Artillery Spotter is the lightest of the combat vehicles produced during ilKhan Jerome Winson's revitalization of the conventional forces of the Clans. Most vehicles had fallen by the wayside in favor of 'Mechs that could be piloted by individuals, thus assuring that the glory of victory was not shared. With the Clans' expansion into the Kerensky Cluster, however, Winson understood that they would need more garrison forces. The Asshur still fills the niche of forward observer for many Clan garrison forces.[4]

The Asshur is a swift hovercraft that is designed to move quickly, using its speed as its primary defense. In the event that it comes under fire, only three tons of Ferro-Fibrous armor protect it.[4]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Asshur's turret contains two Series 2b ER Medium Lasers and a Pattern J6 Streak SRM-6 launcher. These light weapons are potent nonetheless and a credible threat to other vehicles and lighter 'Mechs. The most potent threat from the hovertank, however, is its ICD Type 4 TAG that can direct powerful homing artillery rounds from a friendly Arrow IV launcher.[4]

Variants[edit]

  • Reconnaissance 
    This variant of the Asshur was introduced during the Succession Wars era. While still retaining the ER Medium Lasers, the vehicle's TAG is substituted for a pair of Machine Guns with a half ton of ammunition. BV (2.0) = 952[6]
  • Proto AC 
    This is a Jihad era version of the Recon variant of the Asshur. All weaponry has been replaced with a single Advanced Technology Proto Mech Autocannon. The vehicle carries ten rounds of ammunition and has a slight increase in its armor protection. In place of the vehicle's Fusion Engine, the vehicle has been fitted with a Fuel Cell engine instead. BV (2.0) = 333[7]

References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the Asshur
  2. Combat Operations, p.
  3. Record Sheets: 3060, p. 16
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Technical Readout: 3060, pp. 36-37, "Asshur Vehicle Profile"
  5. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged, p. 57
  6. Record Sheets: 3060 Unbridged, p. 58
  7. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged, p. 59

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