Gray Death Strike

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Gray Death Strike
Production information
Manufacturer Defiance Industries
Equipment Rating
Production Year 3080[1]
Use
Weight Class Medium[2]
Tech Base Inner Sphere
Cost C-bills
Introduced 3080[3]
Technical specifications
Mass 1000 kg
Top Speed 32 km/h
Armament

1x SRM-3
1x Light TAG

Armor Type Standard
BV (2.0) 52[2][4]

Description[edit]

Gray Death Strike battle armor is a production version of a prototype Gray Death armor battlesuit. The Jihad stopped production at the Gray Death Technologies plants, and then Defiance Industries took over production. Defiance then moved production of the battle armor to Furillo, which slowed production even more. After the Gray Death Technology plant was destroyed in 3074, it would be six years before Defiance produced a new Gray Death Strike suit.[3]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

Defiance Industries wasn't able to secure a source of the advanced Clan Improved SRM Launcher used on the prototype. As a result, Defiance used a single SRM-3 with two reloads. To make room for this the Gray Death Strike armor replaced the Battle Claws of the prototype with Basic Manipulators. The launcher can be jettisoned as well, allowing the unit to move slightly more quickly. The Light TAG system mounted in the arm allows armor that has jettisoned the SRM launcher to remain useful on the battlefield, designating enemy units for artillery and missile strikes.[3]

Variants[edit]

  • HarJel 
    This Dark Age era variant of Gray Death Strike armor uses the same armor and equipment as the standard Gray Death Strike armor, but is also equipped with HarJel to protect the user. A Firedrake Needler is also present for anti-infantry work. BV (2.0) = 55[5]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Gray Death Strike is subject of the following Design Quirk:[3]

References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the Gray Death Strike
  2. 2.0 2.1 Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 13
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 12
  4. Record Sheets: Prototypes, p. 20
  5. Record Sheets: 3145 New Tech, New Upgrades, p. 19

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