Firestarter (OmniMech)

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Firestarter
Production information
Manufacturer Coventry Metal Works[1]
, Luthien Armor Works[1]
, Ceres Metals Industries [2]
, Victory Industries[3]
Production Year 3056
Model FS9-O
Class Medium
Cost 10,146,375 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 45 tons
Chassis Foundation Reinforced Endo Steel
Armor Duralex Nova
Engine GM 270 XL
Communications System Cyclops 18XS Adaptable
Speed 97.2 km/h
Jump Jets Luxor Load Lifters
Armament

Primary Configuration

BV (1.0) 1,009[1][4]
BV (2.0) 1,144[5]

Contents

[edit] Description

The Firestarter OmniMech is the direct result of a goodwill gesture by Coventry Metal Works to the Draconis Combine in which Luthien Armor Works was given the design specifications for the Firestarter BattleMech. Once the specifications for the Firestarter were received, Luthien Armor Works went to work converting it to an OmniMech and returned a set of specifications to Coventry Metal Works for this OmniMech. This new version of the Firestarter is ten tons heavier than its BattleMech cousin and the extra weight is put to good use. Most of the configurations are based around advanced electronic warfare equipment. The various configurations also tend to be specific to either the Draconis Combine or the Lyran Alliance. As a 'Mech, the Firestarter is well armored and maneuverable with its eight and a half tons of armor and six permanently mounted jump jets that allow the Firestarter to jump up to one hundred and eighty meters in all of its configurations.[1][6]

[edit] Weapons and Equipment

In its primary configuration the Firestarter is built to stay at long ranges when facing an enemy. The primary weapons are a pair of Large Lasers. The Large Lasers provide the 'Mech with respectable long-range firepower. To allow the 'Mech to create cover for itself and to clear woods, the Firestarter carries four Flamers, two of which are mounted permanently on the chassis. Finally, to allow the 'Mech to search out hidden units, the Firestarter carries a Beagle Active Probe.[1][6]

[edit] Alternate Configurations

  • Alt. Config. A 
    The Firestarter A carries, as its primary weapon, an LB-X Autocannon/10 that allows the 'Mech to work in an anti-aircraft or vehicle hunting role. As a secondary weapon in the A configuration, the 'Mech carries a Small Laser and retains two Flamers for anti-personnel combat. BV (1.0) = 902[1][7], BV (2.0) = 976[8]
  • Alt. Config. B 
    Configured as a close combat and spotting 'Mech, the Firestarter B carries, as its primary weapon, a Large Pulse Laser, which is backed up by a pair of Medium Pulse Lasers and a Small Laser. The 'Mech also carries two Flamers to deter infantry attacks and also allow the 'Mech to start fires for cover. The centerpiece of the B configuration is its electronics package, which consists of a TAG spotting laser for directing artillery fire and a C3 Slave unit that allows the Firestarter to share targeting data with allied units. BV (1.0) = 957[1][9], BV (2.0) = 1,070[10]
  • Alt. Config. C 
    Intended as a long-range fire support configuration, the Firestarter C carries a pair of LRM-10 launchers. The 'Mech has two Flamers and a Small Laser for close combat. Additionally, a C3 Slave Unit is carried so that the Firestarter C can benefit from sharing targeting data with allied units. BV (1.0) = 939[1][11], BV (2.0) = 1,006[12]
  • Alt. Config. D 
    The D configuration is intended for long-range direct fire support and sniping. This is done by using an ER PPC as its primary weapon. Backing this up is an LRM-5 launcher, a Medium Laser, and two Flamers for direct fire support. The D Configuration carries a Guardian ECM Suite to protect itself from an enemy's electronic warfare equipment. The 'Mech also carries a C3 Slave Unit. BV (1.0) = 1,210[1][13], BV (2.0) = 1,322[14]
  • Alt. Config. E 
    The E configuration of the Firestarter is intended for close combat and carries as its primary weapon an MRM-20 launcher. This is backed up by a Medium Pulse Laser, a Small Pulse Laser, and two Flamers. A Sword provides superb accuracy in melee combat situations. BV (1.0) = 932[1][15], BV (2.0) = 998[16]
  • Alt. Config. G 
    Another long-range configuration of the Firestarter, the G configuration mounts an LB-X Autocannon/5. For close combat, the 'Mech carries three Medium Lasers and a pair of Flamers that allow the Firestarter to start fires to create smoke to cover its movement. BV (1.0) = 1,008[1][19], BV (2.0) = 1,063[20]
  • Alt. Config. H 
    This version is an electronics specialist. Equipped with a Beagle Active Probe and Guardian ECM Suite, it provides cover for its lancemates. Offensively, the Firestarter H is equipped with an ER Medium Laser, two Flamers, two Medium Pulse Lasers, two Small Pulse Lasers, and a pair of Machine Guns with a half ton of ammunition. It also carries an Anti-Missile System. BV (2.0) = 1,119[21]
  • Alt. Config. U 
    Another "unusual environment" configuration, the Firestarter U carries a Sword in the right arm and five Medium Pulse Lasers. Though it retains the torso mounted flamers, the most interesting part of its payload is the Liquid Storage tank that provides additional reaction mass for the six Jump Jets. This Firestarter is intended to support marine boarding actions against DropShips and WarShips. The 24 Double Heat Sinks could barely handle the heat from all the weapons.BV (2.0) = 1,120[24]

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[edit] References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, pp. 128-129, "Firestarter OmniMech Profile"
  2. Objectives: Capellan Confederation, p. 8 - "Capella"
  3. Objectives: Draconis Combine, p. 21
  4. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 186
  5. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 220
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Technical Readout: 3058, pp. 86-87, "Firestarter OmniMech"
  7. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 187
  8. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 221
  9. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 188
  10. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 222
  11. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 189
  12. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 223
  13. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 190
  14. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 224
  15. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 191
  16. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 225
  17. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 192
  18. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 226
  19. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 193
  20. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 227
  21. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 228
  22. The Dragon Roars, p. 6
  23. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 229
  24. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Old is the New New, p. 70
  25. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 230

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