Fusilier (Battle Armor)

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Fusilier
Production information
Manufacturer General Motors[1]
Equipment Rating
Production Year 3121[2]
Use Line Unit[1]
Weight Class Assault[1]
Tech Base Inner Sphere[1]
Cost ??? C-bills
Introduced ???
Technical specifications
Mass 2,000[1] kg
Top Speed 10[1] km/h
Jump Range 60[1] m
Armament

1x Magshot Gauss Rifle[1]
1x Light Machine Gun[1]

Armor Type Basic Stealth[1]
BV (1.0)  ???
BV (2.0) 67[1][3]

Description[edit]

General Motors began production of the Fusilier battle armor suit at their plant in Salem in the early 3120s while there was no particular demand for the suit; despite being both too heavy and too slow, the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns purchased supplies of the Fusilier for a decade before GM began producing an upgraded version, but the Fusilier would continue to remain an odd capability within AFFS units.[1]

Whereas other battle suits in service to the AFFS typically earned a reputation based around their distinguishing characteristics, the best description of the Fusilier is "solid". As a heavy combat suit, the Fusilier combined aspects of the Grenadier and Sea Fox, and was designed to serve as a line unit alongside other similar suits. Because it was so slow-moving, the Fusilier mounted a Jump Booster to increase its mobility.[1]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Fusilier mounted two weapon systems, a Magshot Gauss Rifle with ten rounds of ammunition in the right arm and a Light Machine Gun with fifty rounds of ammunition in the body. An Armored Glove was installed on the left arm.[1]

Variants[edit]

  • Upgrade 
    Manufactured by GM in the 3130s, the upgraded version of the Fusilier downgraded the Jump Booster, reducing the effective jump distance of the suit to just thirty meters, and removed the Magshot; the capacity freed up by doing so allowed it to mount a Plasma Rifle and twenty rounds of ammunition. The armor package on the Fusilier was also reworked, replacing the Basic Stealth armor of the original with Reflective Armor. BV (2.0) = 73. The Fusilier (Upgrade) used the Inner Sphere (Advanced) Tech Base.[1][4]

Design Quirks[edit]

Fusilier battle armor was subject to the Accurate Weapon (Light Machine Gun) Design Quirk.[1]

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 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 Technical Readout: 3145 Federated Suns, p. 8-9, "Fusilier Battle Armor"
  2. MUL online date for the Fusilier (Battle Armor)
  3. Technical Readout: 3150, p. 23
  4. Technical Readout: 3150, p. 23

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