Beowulf IIC

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Beowulf IIC
Production information
Manufacturer Odin Manufacturing
Production Year 3084[1]
Model Standard
Class Medium
Technical specifications
Tech Base Clan
Mass 45 tons
Chassis Beowulf 3C
Armor Compound A2F Ferro-Fibrous
Engine Fusion 270 XL
Communications System Dash-2 w/Watchdog CEWS
Targeting Tracking System Watchdog CEWS and Light TAG
Heat Sinks 12 Double Heat Sinks
Speed 97 km/h (129 km/h with MASC)
Jump Jets Odin Type II
Armament

1x ER Large Pulse Laser
2x ER Medium Pulse Lasers

BV (2.0) 2,048[2][3]
This article is about the BattleMech. For other uses, see Beowulf.


Description[edit]

Based on ComStar's Beowulf, the Beowulf IIC is a more advanced Clan-Tech version for the Ghost Bear Dominion.

One of the many smaller manufacturers to emerge in the wake of the Clan Invasion, Odin Manufacturing's prospects soared with the Word of Blake Jihad and the Clan Ghost Bear takeover of the Free Rasalhague Republic. Flush from the success of the Karhu OmniMech and eager to make the 15 year old Beowulf more profitable, Odin set about developing IIC style remake under its own initiative. Though the Ghost Bear toumans post-Jihad need for a fast medium Clan BattleMech to supplement the slower Ursus led them to buy the overly expensive Beowulf IIC, the fact the Dominion needed a fast medium OmniMech even more and that Odin was clearly engaging in blatant profiteering increasingly soured the integration of Rasalhaguian and Ghost Bear arms manufacturing.[4]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

Having dealt with years of mothering incompatible systems with Clan-Tech refits of the standard Beowulf, Odin basically built the Beowulf IIC from scratch in the hopes of avoiding them, only to use the same electronic systems which results in frequent glitches in combat. The main benefits of the switch to Clan-grade components was increased survivability for its XL Engine and the saving of half a ton through the use of Clan Ferro-Fibrous. Aside from that the Beowulf IIC offers identical ground speed, also bolstered by MASC, and jump distance as the ComStar BEO-12 model. The most notable and hotly contested change was the replacement of the Beagle Active Probe and TAG with a Watchdog CEWS and Light TAG. While technically offering the same abilities with the added bonus of an ECM Suite for less weight, the significantly reduced range forces the Beowulf IIC to put itself at much great risk to fulfill its intended role. [4]

Remarkably similar to the ComStar original, the Beowulf IIC carries a right-arm mounted Series PPS-XX ER Large Pulse Laser supported by a pair of left-arm mounted Series PPS-XIX ER Medium Pulse Lasers. While doing more damage than the less advanced Inner Sphere weapons, the range brackets of the ComStar and Dominion models are almost identical, leading to further questions as to the value of the newer and more expensive design. [4]

Variants[edit]

Beowulf IIC-PR 
This design was apparently the result of experimenting with integrating Improved C3 Computers into Clan designs. The base chassis, armor, and ground performance remain the same as the parent design, but the ER Large Pulse Laser and Light TAG were removed. In their place are a standard ER Large Laser and C3i computer. This design was apparently used by troops from the First Drakøn on Labrea in 3099. The C3i technology was removed from the factory by The Republic of the Sphere inspectors after exerting political pressure to stop using the equipment. BV (2.0) = 1,992[5]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Beowulf IIC and "Beowulf IIC-PR" variant is subject to the following Design Quirks:[4][5]

BattleMech Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the Beowulf IIC
  2. Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 145 Beowulf IIC - BV2 listed.
  3. Master Unit List Profile of Beowulf IIC - Intro Year & BV2
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 144 "Beowulf IIC"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Experimental Technical Readout: Republic, Volume 1, p. 5

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