Daedalus GTX2

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Daedalus GTX2A
Production information
Manufacturer Mason Farquarson[1]
Use Cargo
Class Heavy
Introduced Early Star League
Cost 4,075,200[2]
Technical specifications
Mech type Inner Sphere IndustrialMech
Mass 60 tons
Chassis
Armor MF-Heavy Industrial
Engine GM 240 Fusion
Heat Sinks 10 Single
Speed 64 km/h
Armament

2x Lift Hoist, 15x Cargo Bays

BV (2.0) 649


Description[edit]

The Daedalus GTX2A is a 60 ton quad IndustrialMech. Its primary purpose is to carry cargo, but the flexibility of the chassis allowed many manufacturers to create customized versions. The 'Mech was particularly popular with the Star League Defense Force Corps of Engineers because it was so versatile. Though there were dozens in the Clan Homeworlds, no examples are known to have survived to the present day.[3]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The standard Daedalus GTX2A has a pair of Lift Hoists that bring cargo into the torso-mounted cargo bays.

Cargo[edit]

The Daedalus GTX2A "Stevedore" can carry 15 tons of cargo in its internal cargo bays. The bays are split into two bays, one in the left torso and one in the right torso. The left torso bay can carry seven tons of cargo, while the right bay can carry eight tons of cargo. These cargo pods were heated and pressurized, and so could be used to transport liquid, bulk, or live cargo with ease.[4]

Variants[edit]

  • Daedalus GTX2 "Navvy" 
    This version reduces the Cargo Bay size to five tons. The available space is filled with a Rock Cutter and a Backhoe. It was most frequently used in cities for construction projects.[5] BV (2.0) = 663[6]

Certain desperate forces have armed their IndustrialMechs. These armed IndustrialMechs are usually no match for dedicated BattleMechs, but can threaten infantry and light vehicles.

References[edit]

  1. Historical: Operation Klondike, p. 169
  2. Record Sheets: Operation Klondike, p. 79
  3. Historical: Operation Klondike, p. 169
  4. Historical: Operation Klondike, p. 169
  5. Historical: Operation Klondike, p. 169
  6. Record Sheets: Operation Klondike, p. 80
  7. Record Sheets: Operation Klondike, p. 81

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