Behemoth (Combat Vehicle)

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Behemoth Heavy Tank
Production information
Manufacturer Aldis Industries
Production Year 2952[1]
Mission Main Battle
Type Tracked
Cost 3,044,667 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 100 tons
Armor ArcShield Max II
Engine GM I.C.E. R200
Speed 32 km/h
Crew 7
Communications System Olmstead 30
Targeting Tracking System Cirxese Ballista-Check with Cirxese RockeCheck
Heat Sinks None
Armament
BV (1.0) 752[2]
BV (2.0) 1,173[3]


Description[edit]

Introduced in 2952, the Behemoth was designed for increased firepower and heavy armor rather than speed or maneuverability. The design allowed the Behemoth to engage both distant and short-range targets, while allowing it to stand up to almost any type of unit possible.[4][5][3]


Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The two turret-mounted SarLon MaxiCannon AC-10s enable the Behemoth to deal out a great deal of damage at a long distance. The four front-mounted LongFire Light Missile Racks increase this damage potential, particularly in the forward arc of fire. For closer targets, two Harvester 20K SRM-6 packs are mounted on the turret and the Behemoth boasts two ball turrets, each mounting one Harvester 2K SRM-2 and two MainFire MiniGuns. The final two Harvester 2K SRM-2 packs are mounted in a half-turret on the front of tank.[4][5][3]

Variants[edit]

  • Flamer 
    The first variant is not a factory model, but, rather, individual modifications where crews have replaced the SRM-2 missile packs with Flamers [4]. BV (1.0) = 709[2][5]
  • Kurita 
    Developed some time during the FedCom Civil War and produced by New Samarkand Metals, this version of the Behemoth removes all the standard weaponry. It carries a pair of Ultra AC/10s, a pair of MRM-10 launchers, and a pair of Artemis IV FCS enhanced SRM-6 launchers in the turret. To provide some additional long range firepower, it mounts a pair of LRM-5 launchers with Artemis guidance systems on the front of its hull. BV (2.0) = 1,336[7]

Vehicle Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the Behemoth (Combat Vehicle)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Combat Operations, p. 120
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Technical Readout: 3039, pp. 96-97, "Behemoth Vehicle Profile"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Technical Readout: 3026, pp. 80-81, "Behemoth Vehicle Profile"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Technical Readout: 3026 Revised, pp. 83-84, "Behemoth Vehicle Profile"
  6. Record Sheets: 3039 Unabridged, p. 154
  7. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 188

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