Fusion Engine - Compact

Description[edit]

A Compact Fusion Engine is similar to a Fusion Engine, but utilizes denser radiation shielding and other features to reduce the engine's volume by half. There is a weight penalty for the density; compact fusion engines are 50% heavier than the standard fusion engine[1], limiting its use to 'Mechs that require a lot of internal space and/or have tonnage to spare. One benefit of this arrangement is that penetrating hits are less likely to hit the smaller profile of the compact fusion engine than they would a bulkier standard fusion engine.

A relatively new concept, few base variant 'Mechs utilize this engine. Among BattleMechs that use the compact fusion engine are the Word of Blake's Archangel and the Draconis Combine's Wight.

References[edit]

  1. TechManual, p. 214

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