Crimson Hawk

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Crimson Hawk
Production information
Manufacturer Manufacturing Plant DSF-IT1
Production Year 3071[1]
Class Light
Cost 3,134,167 C-bills
Technical specifications
Tech Base Clan
Mass 25 tons
Chassis York II XT
Armor Compound 6A Ferro Fibrous
Engine 125 York XL
Communications System Able-Seven Sensor Suite
Targeting Tracking System Multi-Spread 9
Heat Sinks 10 Double Heat Sinks
Speed 86 km/h
Jump Jets Clan Series Type 1 Light
Armament

2x ER Large Lasers

BV (1.0)  ??
BV (2.0) 1,285[2][3]

Description[edit]

The Crimson Hawk was originally developed by Clan Blood Spirit in 3073 as a light strike 'Mech. Clan Diamond Shark became aware of the prototype model and won a Trial of Possession for it, and developed the Crimson Hawk into its production form. Much of its mass is geared towards armor and firepower rather than speed, as it was intended for difficult terrain and swarm tactics. It is also able to cover 150 meters in a jump.[4]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Crimson Hawk is armed with a Series 7K and a Series 7J ER Large Laser that allow it to snipe at an enemy from long range while using its jump jets to keep the enemy at distance or to attain an advantageous firing position.[4]

Variants[edit]

  • Crimson Hawk 2 
    Some Clan Blood Spirit variations mounted two Series 4D-2 Heavy Large Lasers for more firepower at the expense of range and some accuracy[4]. BV (2.0) = 1,271[5][6]
  • Crimson Hawk 4 
    This variant of the Crimson Hawk carries an advanced Targeting Computer to support the ER Large Laser and two ER Medium Lasers it carries. It is also equipped with a Heavy Flamer. Its jump range has been reduced to 90 meters. BV (2.0) = 1,372[9]

References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the Crimson Hawk
  2. Technical Readout: 3075, p. 135, "Crimson Hawk"
  3. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 255
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Technical Readout: 3075, pp. 134-135, "Crimson Hawk"
  5. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged, p. 110
  6. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 256
  7. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged, p. 111
  8. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 257
  9. Record Sheets: 3145 New Tech, New Upgrades, p. 78

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