Blue Shot Weapons

Blue Shot Weapons
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Company Information
Interstellar Company No
Primary Site(s) Loxley
Solaris
Primary Products BattleMechs
Exoskeletons
Vehicles


History[edit]

Blue Shot Weapons was a manufacturing concern in the Lyran Commonwealth for many years before its main factories on Solaris were destroyed by Free Worlds League troops in 2928.[1] During the Clan Invasion, the Federated Commonwealth invested heavily in additional weapons manufacturing centers in order to get as many 'Mechs and tanks on the field as possible. Blue Shot Weapons' Solaris lines were reopened in the mid-3050's via these investments.[1]

Though the Solaris line was producing Lynx BattleMechs by 3056, Gualtiero Marino, the owner of Blue Shot, made several agreements with other manufacturers on Loxley, Midway, and Kathil. These agreements saw licenses for Blue Shot 'Mech designs given to these facilities in exchange for capital investments and production partnerships. Blue Shot's three BattleMech lines have been running continuously ever since.[1]

During the Jihad, the facility on Solaris, suffered heavy capital and personnel losses of 80%, and the operating capacity of the factory was down to only 8% of their full production volume in 3072.[2] The damage was so severe that the Solaris facility was restricted to producing exoskeletons.[3] The Loxley facility, however, came through the Jihad in excellent shape. It suffered no losses at all, and in 3079 it was operating at 95% of its pre-Jihad productivity.[4]

Leadership[edit]

In 3067 the companies CEO is Gualtiero Marino.[1]

Manufacturing[edit]

Blue Shot Weapons has manufacturing centers on the following planets:

Loxley[edit]

Components produced on Loxley:[5][6][7]
Component Type
Mechs
STY-3C Starslayer[3][5] Medium BattleMech
STH-5X Stealth[6] Medium BattleMech
Vehicles
Schildkröte Line Tank[7] Tracked Vehicles (As of 3122)[8]
Chassis
Thor-4 Endo Steel Starslayer[5]
Fusion Engine
Magna 250 Starslayer[5]
Fusion Engine - XL
GM 150 XL Schildkröte[7]
Jump Jets
Odin's Own 34z Starslayer[5]
Armor - FF - BattleMechs & Vehicles
Norse-34 Ferro-Fibrous w/CASE Starslayer[5]
StarSlab/7 Ferro-Fibrous Schildkröte[7]
Communications System
Tek BattleComm Starslayer[5] & Schildkröte[7]
Targeting-Tracking System
Evil Eye Block IX Schildkröte[7]
FireScan with IndirecTrack Starslayer[5]
LB 10-X AC
Defiance Shredder Schildkröte[7]
Light PPC
Defiance 1002 Schildkröte[7]
Anti-Missile System
SureFire 444 Schildkröte[7]

Solaris[edit]

Components produced on Solaris:[9]
Component Type
Exoskeleton
Groundhog[10] Exoskeleton
Mechs
LNX-9C Lynx Medium BattleMech[9]
LNX-9R Lynx Medium BattleMech[9]
CTS-6Y Cestus Heavy BattleMech[11]
Chassis
GM Heavy CVA Cestus[11]
RAMTech QXT Lynx[9]
Fusion Engine - XL
GM 260 XL Cestus[11]
Nissan 275 XL Lynx[9]
Jump Jets
Luxor Load Lifters Lynx[9]
Armor - BattleMechs & Vehicles
Durallex Special Heavy Cestus[11]
Kallon Unity Weave Lynx[9]
Communications System
Lynx-shur Lynx[9]/Shipped to Hesperus II for Valkyrie and to Solaris for Werewolf
TharHes Thalia HM-22 Cestus[11]
Targeting-Tracking System
Cyclops Multi-Tasker 10 Lynx[9]
Salamander Systems CommPhase Unit Cestus[11]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 142, "Blue Shot Weapons Profile"
  2. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 26, "Solaris VII Corporate Profiles"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Objectives: Lyran Alliance, p. 19
  4. Objectives: Lyran Alliance, p. 3
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, p. 210, "Produced Blue Shot Weapons Components"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Experimental Technical Readout: Steiner, p. 4
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 Technical Readout: 3145 Lyran Commonwealth, p. 16, "Schildkröte"
  8. Schildkröte Line Tank's MUL Profile which includes Introduction Year.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, p. 212, "Produced Blue Shot Weapons Components"
  10. Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex, p. 182, "Groundhog Exoskeleton Profile"
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, p. 214 - "Produced Cestus Components"

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