Jet Sled

Jet Sled.JPG
Production information
Manufacturer
Mission
Type Tracked
Technical specifications
Mass 3
Armor
Engine Type 25 ICE
Speed 125 km/h
Crew 1 or 2
Armament

None

BV (2.0) 36[1]


Description[edit]

The Jet Sled is an all terrain vehicle most often associated with arctic conditions. It was presented in MechWarrior: The BattleTech Role Playing Game (first edition) as a generic piece of equipment. A record sheet for the baseline model was published in Record Sheets Volume Five: Vehicles.

At 3 tons, the Jet Sled was built under fractional accounting construction rules.

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Jet Sled as presented is unarmed, and armored only with a meagre 0.5 tons of armor. It has 1.05 ton of cargo space, though there is the option of mounting a half-ton machine gun with half a ton of ammunition.[2]

Variants[edit]

It has been mentioned in the Jet Sled's writeup that they have been outfitted with one to two machine guns or small lasers in rare instances, and the stats given include an "optional" MG with half a ton of ammunition.[2] No record sheet was published for either variant.

Notes[edit]

The unit's boardgame movement profile of 8/12 (a 3 ton tracked vehicle powered by a 25-rated engine) would technically translate into a top speed of 129.6 km/h, but the descriptive text says Jet Sleds can reach speeds of (only) up to 125 km/h. This is still closer to a movement of 12 hexes/round than to 11 hexes/round (118.8 km/h equivalent) though.

References[edit]

  1. MUL entry
  2. 2.0 2.1 MechWarrior RPG, p. 59

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