Benson and Bjorn

Benson and Bjorn
Company Information
Interstellar Company No
Primary Site(s) Spittal
Primary Products Vehicles


Benson and Bjorn was a military armaments manufacturer in the Free Rasalhague Republic and later Clan Ghost Bear.

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[edit] Overview

The Clan Ghost Bear were not really impressed when they captured the planet Spittal. Having seen the Benson and Bjorn vehicle production plant they felt that the plant was too crude for Clan standards. The Bear's continued to use their production line, but they had no plans to bring the plant up to Clan technology standards.[1] However, during the later part of the Jihad the now Ghost Bear Dominion needed produce more traditional vehicle for its KungsArmé Galaxies. The Clan's merchant caste then invested money to bring tech abilities to produce Clan grade vehicles starting with the Axel IIC.[2] In later stages of the Jihad, Benson and Bjorn would gather success improving their vehicle designs. During the Jihad the plant lost no personnel, and it was operating at 90% efficiency in 3079.[3] However, the company began to clash with the Scientist Caste who saw the success of upgraded Inner Sphere designs as tarnish against their honor. They would use forcefully commission B&B to produce the Vidar Heavy Defense Tank, which would turn out to be inferior to previous designs the company had produced.[4]

[edit] Manufacturing

Benson and Bjorn has a manufacture center on the following planet:

[edit] Spittal

Components produced on Spittal:[5][6][7][8]
Component Type
Vehicles
Axel IIC Heavy Tank[8] Tracked Vehicles
Huitzilopochtli Assault Tank[8] Tracked Vehicles
Tracked APC[5][8] Tracked Vehicles
Scorpion[5][6] Tracked Vehicles
Vedette[5] Tracked Vehicles
Vidar Heavy Defense Tank[7] Tracked Vehicles - As of 3085
I.C.E.
Fuell Cell 150 Vidar[7]
SitiCide 100 Scorpion[6]
Locom-Pack 60 Tracked APC[5]
Locom-Pack 100 Scorpion[5]
Locom-Pack 250 Vedette[5]
Locom-Pack 260 Vedette[5]
Axel Mark I Rommel[5]
Axel Mark II Patton[5]
Armor - BattleMechs & Vehicles
ProTec Light Scorpion[6]
Armor - FF - BattleMechs & Vehicles
Compound A2F Ferro-Fibrous w/CASE Vidar[7]
Communications System
Basix 200 Scorpion[6]
Q2 Block 7 Vidar[7]
Targeting-Tracking System
Build 2 JRD TTS w/Artemis V FCS Vidar[7]
OptiSight-12 Scorpion[6]
Chemical Large Laser
Series 7CHM Vidar[7]
AC-5
Deleon 5 Scorpion[6]
LRM-15
Type XVI w/Artemis V FCS Vidar[7]
Machine Gun
20mm Gatling Gun Scorpion[6]
Anti Missile System
"Goalkeeper" Vidar[7]

[edit] Notes

Technical Readout:Prototypes lists the company name's backward as Bjorn and Benson.[7]

[edit] References

  1. Objective Raids, p. 111, "Benson and Bjorn Profile"
  2. Objectives: Clans, p. 38 - Benson and Bjorn company profile.
  3. Objectives: The Clans, p. 32
  4. Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 78, "Benson & Bjorn's background info includes clashes with Clan Scientist caste over the Vidar".
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 Objective Raids, p. 111, " Produced Benson an Bjorn Components"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 Technical Readout: 3039, p. 34, "Produced Scorpion Vehicle Components"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9 Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 78, "Produced Vidar Heavy Defense Tank"
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Objectives: The Clans, p. 38, "Benson and Bjorn"

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