Von Rohrs (BattleMech)

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Von Rohrs / Hebis
Production information
Manufacturer Kankoku MFC
Production Year 2487[1]
Model VON 4RH-5
Class Heavy
Cost 6,034,435 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 65 tons
Chassis Kankoku SP-VI
Armor Kemplar 5000
Engine VOX 325
Communications System Dalban Primer-I
Speed 86 km/h
Armament
BV (2.0) 1,170[1][2][3]

Description[edit]

Following the Battle of Nox and the failure of the Gladiator during that battle, Coordinator Von Rohrs ordered the creation of a new manufacturing center with a new BattleMech. 2487 saw the first Von Rohrs step out of the factory. This new 'Mech was to be symbolic of the Dragon's steps forward, as well as the Dragon itself. Following the McAllister Rebellion that saw all of the members of the Von Rohrs dynasty killed, Coodinator Martin McAllister ordered the Von Rohrs renamed the Hebi. He further mandated that the BattleMech not be salvaged from the battlefield and instead chose to focus on newer designs, a situation eerily reminiscent of the fate of the Gladiator. Production ceased in 2510 and the last Hebi was dismantled in 2518.[1]

The BattleMech itself can reach speeds up to 86 km/h. It is protected by a reasonable nine tons of armor.[1]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

Primarily a long-range combatant, the Von Rohrs is armed with a Lord's Light P1 PPC and a DLC-10 LRM-10. If an enemy closes, only a single MagnaFlex Flamer lacks a minimum range, though it is particularly effective against infantry and vehicles.[1]

Variants[edit]

  • VON 4RH-6 
    A planned variant that may or may not have reached production status prior to the annihilation of the Von Rohrs family, this version of the Von Rohrs called for the replacement of the missile launcher with two SRM-4s. An additional heat sink would have allowed it to keep up a respectable rate of fire[1]. BV (2.0)= 1,146[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Technical Readout: 3075, pp. 208-209
  2. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged, p. 204
  3. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - Age of War, p. 101
  4. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged, p. 205
  5. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - Age of War, p. 102

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