Epimetheus

This article is about the Battlemech. For the individual Potemkin-class WarShip, see Epimetheus (Individual Potemkin-class WarShip).


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Epimetheus
Production information
Manufacturer NAIS Dark Mirage Facility, Hyde
Production Year 3053[1]
Model None/Unique
Class Technology Test Bed
Technical specifications
Mass 80 tons
Chassis Endo Steel
Armor Ferro-Fibrous
Engine 400 XL
Communications System Unknown
Targeting Tracking System Unknown
Heat Sinks 10
Speed 80 km/h
Jump Jets 120 meters
Armament

1x Ultra AC/10
2x ER Large Laser
2x Medium Pulse Laser

BV (2.0) 2,517[2]


Description[edit]

The Epimetheus was designed by the same team that created the Prometheus BattleMech. The team was trying to design a 'Mech for the Inner Sphere with the latest Clan technologies. The 'Mech uses Clan produced Ferro-Fibrous armor, Endo Steel skeleton, and 400 XL engine. After Professor Burke Kale plundered the Dark Mirage research facility, NAIS investigators discovered that he had taken the half-completed 'Mech with him to Solaris.[3]

Under Professor Kale's direction, the Epimetheus was equipped with a prototype Torso Cockpit and Direct Neural Interface that replaced the standard neurohelmet with a direct connection to the MechWarrior's brain. The 'Mech performed admirably in the Solaris arenas, moving swiftly and providing highly accurate fire.

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Epimetheus was equipped with Clan armor and weaponry. As the cockpit was moved to the torso, extra space was available in the 'Mech's head. This space was filled by an Ultra AC/10. Each arm mounted an ER Large Laser and Medium Pulse Laser. All the weapons were tied into a Clan Targeting Computer that made the weapons extraordinarily accurate.

Variants[edit]

As the Epimetheus was a technology demonstrator, it had no variants, but the technology pioneered here was used by other factions.

References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the Epimetheus
  2. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 283
  3. Unbound, p. 75 - "Mech Profile"

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