Jupiter

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Jupiter
Production information
Manufacturer CJF Factory Zone 4
Production Year 3068[1]
Model Standard
Class Assault
Cost 24,138,000 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 100 tons
Chassis Olivetti Stage 9
Armor Raydient Series 5
Engine Gorvachs 300 XL
Communications System Raptor X-T Type iii
Targeting Tracking System Goshawk E-Series
Heat Sinks 17 Double heat sinks
Speed 54 km/h
Armament
BV (1.0) 2,433[2]
BV (2.0) 2,784[3][4]

Description[edit]

The Jupiter was designed by Clan Jade Falcon to complement their premier assault 'Mech, the Turkina, during the Jihad. Although not as versatile as the Turkina, it was developed from the most commonly available parts at the time, giving the Jupiter a rugged and easily-repaired design that many other designs cannot match. Due to its durability, Jupiters have been spotted in many mercenary and House armies throughout the post-Jihad Inner Sphere.[3]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Jupiter is a massive BattleMech that can reach 54 km/h at best speed, thanks to its XL Engine. Nineteen and a half tons of armor provide protection that can be matched by few other 'Mechs.[3]

The Jupiter is armed for long range combat. The 'Mech mounts a pair of Type XX ER PPCs and two Series IV LRM-15 launchers, giving it excellent long range capabilities. These are backed up by four Type DL Ultra AC/5s which allow the 'Mech to put a large volume of fire downrange. Additionally, the ER PPCs allow the 'Mech to stay in combat when its ammunition-dependent weapons have been silenced due to a lack of ammunition in prolonged engagements.[3]

Variants[edit]

  • Jupiter
    The Jupiter 2 is a more maneuverable variant of the Jupiter. The 'Mech removes the Ultra AC/5s and replaces them with a pair of Ultra AC/10s. The LRM-15s have been upgraded with Artemis IV for increased accuracy. Finally, to increase its maneuverability, the Jupiter 2 has had jump jets added that allow it to jump up to ninety meters.[3] BV (1.0) = 2,915[2] BV (2.0) = 3,278[5][6]
  • Jupiter
    This version of the Jupiter sports a completely new weapons configuration. Sporting the same Ultra AC/10s as the 2 version, the rest of the weapons are replaced with a pair of HAG 30 cannons and two ER Medium Lasers.[3] BV (1.0) = ??[2] BV (2.0) = 3,074[7][8]

Notes[edit]

The Jupiter was originally introduced to the BattleTech universe by WizKids in their MechWarrior: Age of Destruction Collectible Miniatures Game. The design first appeared in then called Classic Battletech in record sheet form with the print-only publication of Record Sheets: MechWarrior Dark Age I. Principally BattleTech-style stats were given to the Jupiter in the form of Dossiers releases at initial release of the game for unique pilots. The Standard version of the Jupiter and the Jupiter 2 originated from the dossiers and later exclusive Dark Age Record Sheet Book. Which went out print for a time.

The Jupiter would later re-introduced into the Battletech universe with release of Technical Readout: 3075, where third variant was introduced. The Wizkids' Liao Incursion have unique pilots with dossiers featuring then unnamed Jupiter 4 variant, which sported missile launchers in place of the autocannons. This variant's record sheet would not be introduced until Record Sheets: 3145 New Tech, New Upgrades was published.


References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the Jupiter
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Record Sheets: MechWarrior Dark Age I
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 149, "Jupiter 'Mech Profile"
  4. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 278
  5. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged, p. 133
  6. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 279
  7. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged, p. 134
  8. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 280
  9. Record Sheets: 3145 New Tech, New Upgrades, p. 196

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