Grenadier

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Grenadier
Production information
Manufacturer New Avalon Institute of Science, General Motors
Albion Advanced Technologies and Products[1]
Equipment Rating
Production Year 3065[2]
Use Assault
Weight Class Assault
Tech Base Inner Sphere
Cost 606,310 C-bills
Introduced 3065
Technical specifications
Mass 2,000 kg
Top Speed 21 km/h
Armament

1x SRM-4
1x Modular Weapon Mount
1x Anti-Personnel Weapon Mount[3]

Armor Type Stealth (Standard)
BV (1.0) 56[4]
BV (2.0) 63[5]

Description[edit]

The Grenadier is a battle armor design created by the Hahm-Heinz Design Bureau. The firm has long had a relationship with General Motors' secondary plants on Talcott and Salem, so when the NAIS first started creating battle armor, Hahm-Heinz had access to prototypes that they could work from. Though it took almost ten years from the commencement of the program to a prototype, Hahm-Heinz created the Grenadier, which was based on a concept design that was geared towards the most powerful weapons systems possible.[4][6]

The team still wanted mobility, however, so the Grenadier can muster up a respectable 21 km/h on the ground. The armor is where the Grenadier is lacking, having only enough to stop an Inner Sphere Large Pulse Laser, the same amount as the venerable Inner Sphere Standard. This armor, however, is standard stealth armor, so the Grenadier is a bit more difficult to target.[4][5]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Grenadier comes equipped with a Modular Weapon Mount on the left arm, while it has an Anti-Personnel Weapon Mount on the right. The only fixed weapon is an SRM-4 in the body, along with seven shots, giving it remarkable staying power. The left arm mount can carry a variety of weapons, though a standard Small Laser is the most common, giving the Grenadier a punch similar to (but far greater than) the Elemental battlesuit. The mount will also accept a Flamer, Magshot Gauss Rifle, Light Recoilless Rifle, or a Light TAG.[4][5]

Variants[edit]

  • Hunter-Killer 
    This variant has had its battlefield endurance and flexibility reduced in favor of maximizing its killing power. It mounts an SRM-5 with only four shots, though that is still more ammunition than most battle armor with missiles carry. A Missile-Capable Modular Weapon Mount can hold a Magshot or a Compact Narc Launcher. Finally, the anti-personnel mount has been replaced with a "Firedrake" Support Needler[5]. BV (2.0) = 73[7]
  • Light Recoilless Rifle 
    This version uses a LRR in the arm. BV (2.0) = 65[9]
  • Magshot 
    The MagShot carrying version allows all the weapons to hit targets at the same range. BV (2.0) = 67[10]
  • Small Laser 
    This Grenadier variant uses a Small Laser in the arm. BV (2.0) = 63[11]
  • TAG 
    This version acts as a spotter for artillery and Semi-Guided LRMs. BV (2.0) = 57[12]
  • Hunter-Killer (Narc) 
    This variant of the Hunter-Killer uses a Firedrake needler, SRM-5, and a Compact Narc with twelve shots. BV (2.0) = 74[13]
  • Heavy Flamer/Heavy Flamer 
    This variant of the Grenadier removes the standard weaponry and carries a pair of Heavy Flamers instead. BV (2.0) = 50[14]

References[edit]

  1. Handbook House Davion, p. 185
  2. MUL online date for the Grenadier
  3. Though the original version in Combat Equipment had two Modular Weapon Mounts, Technical Readout: 3075 changed that to one mount plus the missile launcher
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Combat Equipment, p. 38
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 35
  6. Technical Readout: 3075, p. 34
  7. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 290
  8. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 285
  9. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 286
  10. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 287
  11. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 288
  12. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 289
  13. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 291
  14. Record Sheets: 3145 New Tech, New Upgrades, p. 29
  15. Record Sheets: 3145 New Tech, New Upgrades, p. 30
  16. Record Sheets: 3145 New Tech, New Upgrades, p. 31

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