Copper

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CPK-65 "Copper" SecurityMech
Production information
Manufacturer Coventry Metal Works (SecurityMech Division)
Use Civilian Law Enforcement - Private Security
Tech Base Tournament Legal
Model
Equipment Rating
Cost  ???
Introduced 3065
Technical specifications
Mass 25
Chassis
Engine Coventry Hybrid 100 Fuel Cell
Top Speed 64.8 km/h
Armament
Heat Sinks 3
Armor Lexington Limited (80 Heavy Industrial)
Communications System Cyclops P7 Dispatcher
Targeting Tracking System Cyclops 8B UrbanTrak (Advanced Fire Control)
Equipment 2 x Search Lights
BV (1.0)  ???
BV (2.0) 325[1][2]



Description[edit]

Produced since Star League Era, the Copper is a series of IndustrialMechs produced by Coventry Metal Works which are designed exclusively for security duty. The CPK-65 is part of CMW's Peacemaker-series of SecurityMechs since 3065, the Copper was designed using many of the components from the Commando BattleMech. By lacking many BattleMech features and sharing parts, the Copper is half the cost a Commando.[3]

They're primarily used by civilian law enforcement, private security agencies, nobles, and corporations across the Lyran Alliance and other succession States. They can be found more numerously in the Alliance's Coventry Province.[3]

As a SecurityMech, rare by Interstellar Law, the Copper is primarily an anti-riot 'Mech, which can also act in security situations. The 'Mech has no military grade environmental sealing, which limits the pilot to wearing a gas mask or air tank if the area they're operating in has hazards in the air (or a a lack thereof).[3]

The 'Mech is limited to 64.8 kph by its Fuel Cell powered engine.

The Copper production line came through the Jihad intact, but the Word of Blake did control the production lines for a time.[4]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Copper is armed with an SRM-2 Launcher in its left arm, which is typically loaded with tear gas ammunition. In its right arm, the 'Mech mounts two Machine Guns with one ton of ammunition. They most often use rubber bullets in riot situations.[3][5]

Variants[edit]

  • CPK-19 
    This model is the Star League Era Copper, which was the original design first was sold in 2619. It differs from the CPK-65 only slightly with it's ICE power plant with no Heat Sinks and two additional machine guns (with ammunition) placed in the left arm instead of the 65's SRM-2. Aside from those differences, the CPK-19 is identical to CPK-65. BV(2.0)=310[7][8][9]

Comparable Desings[edit]

  • GS-54 Guard - built by Ceres Metals (15 ton, quad chassis, 2 Machine Guns)[3]
  • CCU-36 Pacifier - built by Alshain Weapons (30 ton)[3]
  • ITW-80 Inquisitor - built by Irian Technologies, Unlimited (35 ton)[3]

Related Designs[edit]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Copper features the following Design Quirks:

Notes[edit]

The design is noted to have several earlier variants prior to the 3065 model of the Copper. CPK-19 is the only named variant.[3], has been given stats as of this writing.[10]

As of this writing, MUL Profiles for both versions of the Copper featured in this article are not updated with new information from Record Sheets: Vehicle Annex, IndustrialMechs and Exoskeletons. The CPK-19 profile does not list it's battle value.

References[edit]

  1. Copper CPK-65 SecurityMech - profile, includes battle value 2 and Introduction Date.
  2. Record Sheets: Vehicle Annex, IndustrialMechs & Exoskeletons, p. 54 Copper CPK-19 SecurityMech - "Stats and Battle Value of the CPK-65 version of the Copper.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex, pp. 222-223, "Copper Profile"
  4. Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex Revised, p. 198
  5. Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex Revised, p. 208
  6. Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex, Revised, p. 228 Armed and Dangerous - "Deployment section described the CPK-19 briefly being the base model for entire Peacekeeper or Copper series of SecurityMechs.
  7. Record Sheets: Vehicle Annex, IndustrialMechs & Exoskeletons, p. 53 Copper CPK-19 SecurityMech - "Stats and Battle Value of the CPK-19 version of the Copper.
  8. Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex, Revised, p. 208 Deployment - "Deployment section described the CPK-19 briefly being the base model for entire Peacekeeper or Copper series of SecurityMechs.
  9. MUL Profile for CPK-19 Copper SecurityMech - Introduction Date only
  10. Technical readout: Vehicle Annex, Revised., p. 208 Deployment - Section mentions the original model of the Copper, the CPK-19.

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