JES II Strategic Missile Carrier

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JES II Strategic Missile Carrier
Production information
Manufacturer Joint Equipment Systems[1]
Production Year 3079[2]
Mission Fire Support
Type Tracked
Cost 6,110,000 C-bills[2]
Technical specifications
Tech Base Inner Sphere[1]
Mass 95 tons[1]
Armor ArcShield Maxi IV[1]
Engine DAV 190[1]
Speed 32[1] km/h
Crew 7
Communications System Communicator w/Guardian ECM & C3 Slave[1]
Targeting Tracking System FireScan w/IndirecTrack[1]
Heat Sinks 10[1]
Armament

4x LRM 15s[1]
2x MML-9s[1]
1x ER Medium Laser[1]

BV (2.0) 1,349 [1][2]


Description[edit]

A modern take on the venerable SRM/ LRM Carriers, the JES II Strategic Missile Carrier was a common missile based fire support vehicle in use in the early thirty-second century.

Benefiting from the Ghost Bear Dominion's attempt to build bridges with Inner Sphere manufacturers within its borders, the near-moribund and poorly regarded Joint Equipment Systems of Alshain was brought back from the brink of ruin. Producing Clan-grade vehicles for the Bears and export vehicles for Inner Sphere markets, the desperation of the Jihad only fueled their revival with buyers snapping up even its most disdained products and providing funds to develop the JES II. Produced at JES facilities at Alshain and Panpour for general sale across the Inner Sphere, the bulk were bought by the Ghost Bear Dominion, Federated Suns and Republic of the Sphere to fill out their militia and defensive formations.[1]

Despite carrying a Guardian ECM Suite and C3 Slave to enhance its protection and accuracy when firing from cover, the JES II was similar to the ancient LRM/SRM carriers upon which it is based, its pedestrian ground speed and merely adequate ten and half tons of ArcShield Maxi IV standard armor made it easy prey in a direct confrontation.[1]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

Closely matching more primitive LRM Carriers, the JES II mounted four FarFire LRM-15 racks in its nose, supported by a pair of side-mounted FarFire MML-9 launchers. The advanced Multi-Missile Launchers allowed the crew to switch between adding to main launchers LRM fire or switch to SRMs if the enemy got too close. A massive eight ton ammo bay for the main launchers allowed them almost four minutes of continuous fire, with the four ton configurable bays supplying the MML launchers most commonly divided between two tons of LRM and two tons of SRM reloads to make best use of the versatile launchers. A BlazeFire Longshot ER Medium Laser was added as an after-thought to the front of the vehicle, to act as a backup weapon as ammo runs low and as a deterrent to enemy infantry.[1]

Variants[edit]

  • Dominion (Ammo) 
    Developed in 3080[3], not making use of the Spheroid C3 systems, JES II's purchased by the Ghost Bears dropped the C3 Slave for an extra ton of LRM reloads.[1] BV (2.0) = 1,362[3]
  • Support 
    A model sighted during the Dark Age era in 3088[4] mounted four Artemis IV enhanced LRM-20 in front with a single Artemis IV enhanced LRM-10 on each flank. It was also clad in Ferro-Fibrous armor. [5] BV (1.0) = 1,054[6] However to make room for all the equipment, the C3 Slave and Guardian ECM were removed, as was much of the armor. BV (2.0) = 1,209[7][4]

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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 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 Technical Readout: 3085, pp. 48-49, "JES II Strategic Missile Carrier"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 MUL online date for the JES II Strategic Missile Carrier
  3. 3.0 3.1 MUL online data for the JES II Strategic Missile Carrier (Ammo) variant
  4. 4.0 4.1 MUL online data for the JES II Strategic Missile Carrier (Support) variant
  5. 'Dragon's Fury - Go-Cho Dmitri Sorkin's Dossier.
  6. Record Sheets: MechWarrior Dark Age I, p. 26
  7. Record Sheets: 3145 New Tech, New Upgrades, p. 68

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