Fire Falcon

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Fire Falcon
Production information
Manufacturer Ironhold Alpha Complex[1],
Olivetti Weapons[1]
Production Year 3052[2]
Class Light
Cost 4,706,771 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 25 tons
Chassis JF 3 Light Endo-Steel
Armor Compound JF Ferro-Fibrous
Engine JF 200 XL
Communications System JF Integrated
Targeting Tracking System Series JFVIII KITT
Heat Sinks 10 Double heat sinks
Speed 130 km/h
Armament

Primary Configuration

BV (1.0) 1,281[1][3]
BV (2.0) 1,451[4]

Description[edit]

The Fire Falcon was created in the early-3050s, apparently as a replacement for the Mist Lynx. The Fire Falcon is faster, has more front-facing armor, and more pod space, though it lacks the Jump Jets of that earlier 'Mech. It makes use of weight-saving materials in the form of an XL Engine, an Endo Steel internal structure, and four tons of Ferro-Fibrous armor. Clan Jade Falcon first produced this OmniMech on their capital of Ironhold, but they soon began to produce it on the Occupation Zone headquarters of Sudeten.[1][5] In November of 3069, Clan Steel Viper would sack Ironhold as part that Clan's effort to expel the Jade Falcons from the Clan Homeworlds. The invasion would end up destroying the Fire Falcon's production facilities, letting the design fade from use by Homeworlds based Clans.[6][7]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The primary configuration of the Fire Falcon is best at short to medium range. There, it can bring its twin Streak SRM-4 launchers, Medium Pulse Laser, two ER Medium Lasers, and two ER Small Lasers to bear. While this barrage is powerful for a 'Mech its size, ten double heat sinks are mostly able to keep the design cool.[1][5]

Alternate Configurations[edit]

  • Alt. Config. C 
    Designed for scouting and work against conventional infantry, the C uses an Active Probe to find hidden targets. To use against those targets, it carries a Medium and Small Pulse Laser, one ER Small Laser, and a pair of SRM-6s. Against soft targets, four Machine Guns provide ample killing power. BV (1.0) = 930[1][12], BV (2.0) = 1,004[13]
  • Alt. Config. D 
    A spotter, the D carries TAG and a Narc Missile Beacon. If it gets caught in combat, it can use a pair of SRM-4s and one ER Medium Laser. BV (1.0) = 745[1][14], BV (2.0) = 826[15]
  • Alt. Config. E 
    This variant uses a single ATM 12 and enough ammunition bins to enable it to carry each of the different kinds of ammo. BV (1.0) = 1,014[1][16], BV (2.0) = 1,094[17]
  • Alt. Config. F 
    This variant is designed to destroy infantry and battle armored troops. Equipped with an Active Probe to sniff out targets, each side torso carries a Machine Gun Array with four Machine Guns. The arms each carry an ER Micro Laser and ER Small Laser to deal with battle armor. For heavier targets, the Fire Falcon F carries a single ER Large Laser. BV (2.0) = 1,135[18]
  • Alt. Config. H 
    The H configuration uses a pair of Heavy Medium Lasers and a pair of Heavy Small Lasers. Another pair of Medium Pulse Lasers provide more accurate fire, while three additional heat sinks keep the 'Mech safe. BV (1.0) = 1,003[1][19][20], BV (2.0) = 1,162[21]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, pp. 162-163, "Fire Falcon OmniMech Profile"
  2. MUL online date for the Fire Falcon
  3. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 137
  4. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 97
  5. 5.0 5.1 Technical Readout: 3058, pp. 157-158, "Fire Falcon"
  6. The Wars of Reaving Supplemental, p. 46-47 Exodus Requiem/The Vipers Strikes - Date & Events leading to the Invasion of Ironhold and Fire Falcon's factory's demise.
  7. The Wars of Reaving Supplemental, p. 17 Discarded Tools of War - Fire Falcon listed as among the 'Mechs phased out due to its main factory being complete loss.
  8. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 138
  9. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 98
  10. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 139
  11. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 99
  12. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 140
  13. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 100
  14. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 141
  15. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 101
  16. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 142
  17. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 102
  18. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 103
  19. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 143
  20. Record Sheets: Upgrades, p. 37
  21. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 104

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