Inner Sphere Standard (Battle Armor)

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Inner Sphere Standard
Production information
Manufacturer Ceres Metals Industries[1]


Corean Enterprises[1]
Cosby Myomer Research Firm[1]
Defiance Industries[1]
Free Worlds Defense Industries[1]
Hellespont Industrials[1]
Irian Technologies[1]
Luthien Armor Works[1]
Kali-Yama Weapons Industries[1]
Tanadi Computers [1]

Use Line Unit
Weight Class Medium
Tech Base Inner Sphere
Cost 400,000 C-bills
Introduced 3052
Technical specifications
Mass 1,000 kg
Top Speed 10 km/h
Armament

Modular Weapon Mount:

Armor Type Standard
BV (1.0) 33 (Flamer)
31 (Machine Gun)
37 (Small Laser)
26 (SRM-2)
BV (2.0) 38 (Flamer)[2]
38 (Machine Gun)[3]
44 (Small Laser)[4]
34 (SRM-2)[5]
49 (LRR)[6]

Description[edit]

Following the initial thrust of the Clan invasion, Inner Sphere powers rushed to duplicate the battle armor technology the Clans fielded. It took the salvage from the first victories over the Clans to kick-start the development of battle armor, since the only other examples the engineers had to work from were power armor suits that were more akin to exoskeletons. The Federated Commonwealth was the first to field a working battle armor suit, though it took ComStar scientists to add the jump jets that are now an integral part of Inner Sphere Standard battle armor. [1]

The Standard suit is inferior in almost every way to the Elemental suit it is based upon; with less armor, no anti-personnel weapon, and lacking the detachable missile launcher. Despite that, this suit has been the basis for many other battle armor designs, mostly notable the Cavalier and Raiden that mimic its capabilities. Though the suit adds no movement capability to the user, it does mount jump jets that enable it to move up to 90 meters a jump. It features enough armor to stop an Inner Sphere Large Pulse Laser and a Battle Claw in the off-hand.[1]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Inner Sphere Standard uses a modular weapon mount that can hold one weapon. The mount can take a Machine Gun and Flamer, each of which is useful against conventional infantry, or a Small Laser or One-Shot SRM-2 that is more useful against hardened targets. After the Capellan-St. Ives War of 3067 several units equipped with Inner Sphere Standard battle armor armed their units with Light Recoilless Rifles. [1] [7]

Custom Variants[edit]

  • "The Hive" 
    Used by the members of the "Four Myths and a Funeral" team on Galatea, the battle suits known as "The Hive" trade the standard armor for Advanced Battlesuit armor. The modular weapon mount on the right arm has been removed and replaced with an Armored Glove. The Hive armor suits keep the Battle Claw on the left arm, and add a "David" Light Gauss Rifle in an underslung mount. The most dramatic upgrade, however, is the experimental Battle Armor C3 System carried by the Hive. This system allows the members of the Hive to send targeting information to their teammates in The Ballista, a heavily modified Manticore. BV (2.0) = 35 (without active C3 network)[8]

References[edit]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, p. 27
  2. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 38
  3. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 41
  4. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 39
  5. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 42
  6. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 40
  7. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 40
  8. Experimental Technical Readout: Gladiators, p. 14

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