Fox (BattleMech)

Fox (BattleMech)
Fox
Production information
Manufacturer Clan Sea Fox
Production Year 2824
Model CS-1
Class Medium
Introduced 2824[1]
Technical specifications
Mass 50 tons
Chassis Endosteel
Armor Standard
Engine XL Fusion
Communications System Unknown
Targeting Tracking System Unknown
Heat Sinks 10 Double Heatsinks
Speed 94 kph km/h
Armament

Weapon Listings

BV (2.0) 1,954[2]


Description[edit]

The Fox is an early example of a Clan medium BattleMech, originally created as Clan Sea Fox's first BattleMech.[3]

The design is strongly pattered after the Crusader heavy BattleMech, with the design's focus on long-range firepower and the majority of its weapons mounted in the arms and notably also some in the legs. In this sense, the Fox could arguably regarded as an early example of a "IIC" design, though it was never explicitly described as a Crusader IIC.

There is not a lot of operational history about the 'Mech. It was used during Clan Ghost Bear's 2921 Trials to claim the Tokasha MechWorks Alpha factory from Clan Hell's Horses.[4]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Fox was designed using a mix of older Star League Technology and some early Clan weaponry.

While a medium-size design at 50 tons, the Fox is a fairly fast medium 'Mech, powered by an Extra-Light Fusion Engine that propels it up to 94 kph at a run. This weight savings from its engine and endosteel skeleton allows for a sizable amount of weaponry to be mounted, mostly found in the arms.

While considered to be a generalist design, the main fire power is strictly focused on long ranges with pair of experimental Improved Long-Range Missile Launchers, one in each arm. At intermediate and short ranges, the 'Mech depends on its trio of Medium Lasers found arms and center torso and pair Star League Two-Tube Streak Short Range Missile Launchers found in the legs like on its likely Crusader ancestor. The Fox was also equipped to deal with infantry with four Machine Guns split in pairs on each of its arms, making the 'Mech a threat to be feared by conventional troops used in Clan combat.

Most of the ammunition for the machine guns and the long-range launcher's four tons of ammunition is stored in the side torsos, while a single ton of the older Streak ammunition is found nestled in lower part of the center torso.[5]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. MUL Profile for the Fox(standard)
  2. Turning Points: Tokasha, p30 - Fox V2 Battle Value
  3. TechManual, p.16 The Shape of Things to Come - Fox shown as First BattleMech produced by Clan Sea Fox.
  4. Turning Points: Tokasha, p. 1, 6, 30 - Allocation Tables show the Fox was part of the Touman of Clan Ghost Bear in the Tokasha Trials against Hell's Horses.
  5. Turning Points: Tokasha, p.30 - Fox stats from Record Sheet show that the design is a mixed technology design with experimental Clan Improved Long Range Missiles.

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