Huntress (BattleMech)

This article is about the BattleMech. For other uses, see Huntress (disambiguation).


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The subject of this article is exclusively described in apocryphal sources, i.e. in official BattleTech products that do not fall under the current definition of canon. Consequently, the subject of this article may not be canonical.
See the article's section on Canonicity for details.


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HNT-1S Huntress
Production information
Manufacturer Rebel Industrial Technologies Inc.
Model HNT-1S
Class Assault
Technical specifications
Mass 100 tons
Chassis Reb L1
Armor Star Slab
Engine Vlar 300
Communications System ROMTECH 100
Targeting Tracking System ROMTECH 125 J
Heat Sinks 14
Speed 54.0 km/h
Armament

Description[edit]

Designed as an ArtilleryMech, the Huntress was the most successful of the experimental designs produced by Rebel Industrial Technologies in the late Star League era. When the Star League attacked the Rim Worlds Republic world of Crellacor in late 2767, a battalion of Huntress ArtilleryMechs was deployed against "Fortress Green" hidden in the world's dense and near-impassable jungle, softening up the defenses from afar.[1]

Built from highly reliable components an estimated thirty to forty functional Huntress 'Mechs survived into the late Succession Wars era, mostly with House Steiner and House Kurita, although the Huntress was never produced in great numbers to begin with.[2]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Huntress was built around its two Thumper artillery pieces which define the design and its role. The mass of these guns made the design heavier and slower than originally intended.[2]

For defense against more direct threats the Huntress also sports two Delta Dart LRM-10 launchers and two Martell Medium Lasers.

Canonicity[edit]

The Huntress was only described in BattleTechnology, which is not counted as a canonical source anymore. Consequentially, the Huntress must be considered apocryphal as well at this time. (A ruling by then-Line Developer Randall N. Bills to the effect that all 'Mechs from BattleTechnoloy are canonical was officially rescinded by his successor as Line Developer, Herbert A. Beas II.)

Notes[edit]

  • The Huntress is an illegal design under current construction rules for two reasons: (At the time of the publication of the Huntress, formalized Design Quirk rules did not yet exist; arguably, the "Illegal" quirk should apply to a design that takes such liberties with the construction rules.)
    • The Thumper artillery pieces take up more critical spaces (15) than are available in the side torso sections where they are mounted (12). According to its writeup, the 'Mech lacks three internal structure boxes in the side torso sections "to mount such big guns".
      It should be noted that valid construction rules would allow to split the artillery guns' critical spaces between the respective torso and arm sections, though this would either preclude the installation of a hand actuator (judging from the artwork the Huntress is unlikely to feature hand actuators anyways), or require another critical slot to be moved elsewhere, such as moving the LRM ammunition to the legs.
    • Although the side torso locations are mentioned to have their internal structure reduced to 18 points (from normally 21 points for a 100-ton 'Mech), altogether 43 points of armor are allocated to each front/rear side torso location, which is more than even a 21-point structure could support.

References[edit]

  1. BattleTechnology, Issue #14 p. 53
  2. 2.0 2.1 BattleTechnology, Issue #14 p. 52

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