Ghost

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Ghost
Production information
Manufacturer Defiance Industries[1], Earthwerks-FWL, Inc.[1]
Production Year 3077[2]
Model GST-10
Class Medium
Cost 10,360,000 C-bills[2]
Technical specifications
Tech Base Inner Sphere[1]
Mass 50[1] tons
Chassis Enran TXS2A Standard[1]
Armor Starshield Ultra-tech Stealth Stealth Armor[1]
Engine GM 300 XL[1]
Communications System Nashan Comm-i U-284[1]
Targeting Tracking System Nashan trac V-102 w/Active Probe[1]
Heat Sinks 14 Double heat sinks[1]
Speed 97[1] km/h
Armament
BV (2.0) 1,353[1][3]

Description[edit]

Developed as a complement to the Griffin in the later years of the Jihad, the Ghost is a medium strike 'Mech that saw considerable use in the years after the formation of the Republic of the Sphere. Developed by the Lyran Commonwealth and elements of the former Free Worlds League the Ghost carries an extensive array of electronic warfare equipment into combat. A Beagle Active Probe allows the Ghost to find enemy units, while Stealth Armor and a Guardian ECM Suite allows the 'Mech to live up to its name.[1]

With excellent land speed and formidable medium-range weaponry, the Ghost is ideal for hunter-killer and heavy raiding missions, especially when paired with Griffins. Though production runs started low due to the expensive Stealth Armor and electronics, both Defiance and Earthwerks make a simpler Ghost variant available for purchase on the open market.[1]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Ghost uses twin Light PPCs to hit a target at long range. The MML-3's can supplement this fire with long range missiles. After closing with enemy forces, the Ghost can easily switch to SRM ammunition and the ER Medium Laser to damage the enemy. Defensively the high speed and Stealth Armor make the Ghost particularly difficult to hit. This allows the Ghost to dictate the pace of the fight and maximize its advantages.[1]

Variants[edit]

  • GST-11 
    This Ghost variant introduced in 3082[4] is popular with mercenary commands and is available for purchase by anyone. The key difference is the Stealth Armor has been removed and replaced by conventional armor. All other statistics remain the same[1]. BV (2.0) = 1,244[5][4]
  • GST-90 
    Another variant introduced in 3133[9] removes the SRM-6 rack from the standard Dark Age Ghost and replaces it with a Chainsaw to minimize logistical needs, or potentially to disguise it as an IndustrialMech.[10] This leaves it with a pair of Large Pulse Lasers as its only ranged weaponry. BV (2.0) = 1,012[11][9]

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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 1.16 1.17 1.18 Technical Readout: 3085, pp. 78-79, "GST-10 Ghost"
  2. 2.0 2.1 MUL online date for the Ghost
  3. Record Sheets: 3085 Print Edition, p. 59
  4. 4.0 4.1 MUL online data for the Ghost GST-11 variant
  5. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 116
  6. 6.0 6.1 MUL online data for the Ghost GST-50 variant
  7. Shanetta Yuen's Dossier, Felix Jarta's Dossier
  8. Record Sheets: 3145 New Tech, New Upgrades, p. 118
  9. 9.0 9.1 MUL online data for the Ghost GST-90 variant
  10. Suzie "Qutter" Falson's Dossier, Cecile Wolf's Dossier
  11. Record Sheets: 3145 New Tech, New Upgrades, p. 119

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