Grizzly

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Grizzly
Production information
Manufacturer Bergan Industries
Production Year 2947[1]
Class Heavy
Cost 7,080,954 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 70 tons
Chassis Type 56-45C Modified Endo Steel
Armor Arcadia Compound Delta VII Standard
Engine 280 RFUM Fusion
Communications System Garret T10B
Targeting Tracking System Series VI KITT
Heat Sinks 11 Double heat sinks
Speed 65 km/h
Jump Jets Clan Standard 14X Series
Armament
BV (1.0) 2,152[2][3]
BV (2.0) 2,219[4]

Description[edit]

The Grizzly is a BattleMech that was developed by Clan Ghost Bear scientists in the 30th century. Unfortunately, the design excels at no one thing, so it never carved a niche in the Clan's touman. Thirteen tons of armor are mounted on an Endo Steel frame. Jump jets are mounted so that the Grizzly can leap up to 120 meters at a time. Aside from the jack-of-all-trades, master-of-none moniker, the Grizzly is also poorly engineered. Slagged armor tends to get stuck in joints and weapons, while the actuators are difficult to repair in their own right. Production ceased in 3013 and the remaining 'Mechs were relegated to green Provisional Garrison Clusters.[2]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Grizzly actually packs a solid long-range punch with a Omega 12-coil Gauss Rifle and a Type X "Short Bow" LRM-10 Launcher. At closer ranges, a brace of pulse lasers provides accurate fire in the form of a Kolibri Delta Series Large Pulse Laser, Kolibri Delta Series Medium Pulse Laser, and a Chi Series Small Pulse Laser.[2]

Variants[edit]

  • Grizzly
    During the Combine-Ghost Bear War, Star Captain Scott of the Gurdel Bloodhouse came to fame for his customized Grizzly that has reignited this failed design. A potent urban defender, Scott's loadout is now a standard, with old Grizzlies being recalled for refit. The variant keeps the Gauss Rifle, but swaps out the pulse lasers for an ER Large Laser and six ER Micro Lasers. The missile launcher is replaced with an ATM 9 and two tons of ammunition that are usually High-Explosive rounds as they are the most useful in an urban environment. This refit is especially potent against infantry, both conventional and battle armor. BV (1.0) = 2,019[5], BV (2.0) = 2,195[6]

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References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the Grizzly
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, pp. 184-185, "Grizzly Profile"
  3. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 286
  4. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 176
  5. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 287
  6. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 177

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