Gorgon (ProtoMech)

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Gorgon
Production information
Manufacturer Clan Smoke Jaguar Unknown facility[1]
Tech Base Clan
Introduced 3060
Technical specifications
Mass 8 tons
Chassis 800kg
Armor 1700kg
Engine 1500kg
Speed 65 km/h
Jump Jets None
Armament

1x LRM-10
1x ER Micro Laser

BV (1.0) 213[1]
BV (2.0) 295[2]

Description[edit]

The Gorgon is a heavy fire support unit that often anchors ProtoMech Points. Second only to the heavy Minotaur in armor protection, the Gorgon can stay in a fight until it has exhausted all its ammunition, which is its primary drawback. The Gorgon is also responsible for the practice of ProtoMechs carrying a "main gun" externally mounted to the torso and supported by the arms, a necessity devised by Clan Smoke Jaguar engineers given the size of its primary weapon.[3]

Initially only Clan Star Adder adopted the Gorgon after the fall of the Smoke Jaguars, though they were soon joined by the Jade Falcons, Nova Cats and Snow Ravens.[4]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

With a standard LRM-10 launcher and one ton of ammunition, the Gorgon can provide almost as much firepower as a Valkyrie. For close in work, the Gorgon mounts an ER Micro Laser. Usually a pilot will use this weapon to deter pursuit when heading back to reload the LRM launcher. The 65-rated fusion engine propels the ProtoMech to a cruising speed of 43 km/h and the Gorgon carries sufficient armoring to survive a full volley from an SRM-6 to the chest.[3]

Variants[edit]

  • Gorgon 2 
    Developed in the 3060s, this variant is designed for close-quarters combat. The long-range weaponry is dropped, for additional armor, Jump Jets, and a Medium Pulse Laser. BV (2.0) = 308[5]
  • Gorgon 3 
    This variant utilizes short-range missiles in place of its laser weaponry, carrying a torso-mounted SRM 4 Launcher with one ton of ammunition. The variant also increased its armor protection and mounted a more powerful engine for a maximum speed of 80 km/h.[6]
  • Gorgon 4 
    A Jihad era variant, this model utilized a torso-mounted AP Gauss Rifle with two tons of ammunition. Its torso was also fitted with a SRM 6 Launcher with one ton of reloads. It was given a half-set of jump jets and a re-arrangement of its protection. BV (2.0) = 289[7]
  • Gorgon 6 
    Another Dark Age variant, this model removes most of the weaponry to provide electronic warfare systems to its Star.[8]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Technical Readout: 3060, p. 202
  2. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged, p. 310
  3. 3.0 3.1 Technical Readout: 3060, p. 202
  4. Gorgon (Standard) on Master Unit List
  5. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged p. 311 - Medium Pulse Laser variant version of the Gorgon.
  6. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged p. 312 - SRM launcher variant of the Gorgon.
  7. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged p. 313 - Jihad era variant of the Gorgon with anti-Battle Armor weaponry and SRM 6.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Technical Readout: 3150, p. 224


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