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Atlas II

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Atlas II
Production information
Manufacturer Hegemony Research and Development Department, Weapons Division (New Earth), Defiance Industries (Hesperus II)
Production Year 2765[1][2]
Model AS7-D-H
Class Assault
Cost 11,198,000 C-bills
Technical specifications
Tech Base Inner Sphere
Mass 100 tons
Chassis Foundation Type 10X
Armor StarSlab/2 Ferro Fibrous with CASE
Engine Vlar 300
Communications System Army Comm Class 5[3]
Targeting Tracking System Army Corporation Type 29K[3]
Speed 54.0km km/h
Armament
BV (1.0) 1,740
BV (2.0) 2,169[4][5][6]

Contents

[edit] Description

First fielded in 2765,[7] the Atlas II was designed by the Hegemony Research and Development Department, Weapons Division of the original Star League to maintain the technological edge over the other Great Houses. It was exclusively for the SLDF's Royal Regiments.[7]

In 2785, when General Aleksandr Kerensky put out his call for loyal forces to join him in his Exodus, every Atlas II pilot responded and left with him, leaving none of these designs behind. These 'Mechs are prized by the Clans when they were found. One such 'Mech was spotted in 3052 during the Battle of Tukayyid.[7]

In the early 3070s, the design was resurrected by the Word of Blake when they captured Hesperus II's factories. After the liberation of Defiance Industries, Devlin Stone's coalition forces kept the 'Mechs in production.[7]

[edit] Weapons and Equipment

The Atlas II is armed with an array of weaponry, including an LB-X Autocannon/10, a pair of ER Large Lasers, and a 20-tube Long Range Missile Launcher for long range attacks. For close range combat, the 'Mech is equipped with a pair of Medium Pulse Lasers and a Holly Six Pack. In addition, the 'Mech has been given CASE for both sides of the torso in order to keep an ammunition cook-off from consuming the 'Mech.[7]

The weapons payload gives the design more broad range attack ability versus the Atlas's brawling weaponry and its limited long range attack capacities.

[edit] Variants

[edit] Custom Variants

  • AS7-D-H Devlin 
    Used by Devlin Stone, this Atlas variant used a combination of Clan and Inner Sphere technology to maximize survival. The ER Large Lasers, XL Engine, and heat sinks came from Clan sources. A Heavy Duty Gyro is also fitted to enhance survivability. The LRM and SRM launchers have been replaced by a single MML-9 with an Artemis IV system. CASE II protects each side torso from ammunition explosions, an Angel ECM suite foils Blakist communications gear, and for additional protection the left torso carries an Anti-Missile System. For additional protection the cockpit, sensors, and life support system in the head are all armored. BV (2.0) = 2,491[10]

[edit] Related Battlemechs

  • Atlas - The base model of the Atlas II, which was utilized originally for the SLDF's regular army.

[edit] Notable Pilots

[edit] References

  1. Technical Readout: 3075, p. 184, "The Atlas II was in its first stages of deployment when the New Vandenburg Revolt sparked off the Periphery uprisings in 2765.
  2. MUL online date for the Atlas II
  3. 3.0 3.1 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 184, "AS7-D-H Atlas II"
  4. Technical Readout: 3075, p. 185
  5. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged, p. 186
  6. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - Age of War, p. 67
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 184
  8. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged, p. 187
  9. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - Age of War, p. 68
  10. Total Chaos, p. 255
  11. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 31 "Mopping up - Confessions"

[edit] Bibliography