Kit Fox (Uller)

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Kit Fox
Production information
Manufacturer Babylon MechWorks V
Production Line Gamma 2
Ironhold Plant 9
Production Year 2890[1]
Model Prime
Class Light
Cost 5,368,837 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 30 tons
Chassis Process 12 Endo Steel
Armor Compound H18 Ferro-Fibrous
Engine Starfire 180 XL
Communications System CobraTalk 12
Speed 97.2 km/h
Armament

Primary Configuration

BV (1.0) 1,014[2]
BV (2.0) 1,085[1][3]

Contents

[edit] Quote

If you see a Falcon not in a Summoner, Hellbringer or Kit Fox, double your caution.

- Clan Coyote adage[4]

[edit] Description

The Kit Fox is a light Clan OmniMech with long-range combat as a primary focus, earning it the Inner Sphere codename of Uller, after the Norse god of archery.[1][5][6]

The Kit Fox was another light OmniMech designed by Clan Cloud Cobra, and was first produced in 2890 with the aid of new resources coming from the Tanite Worlds. Rather than emphasize speed, the Kit Fox emphasizes armor and firepower, complementary to the role of the Fire Moth. Clan Jade Falcon Khan Bret Malthus took note of the new design after a string of Cloud Cobra victories, and issued a batchall to the Cobras, a challenge the Jade Falcons only very narrowly won. Clan Snow Raven also produces the Kit Fox, which they acquired by trade. All other Clans field the Kit Fox as isorla, except Clan Blood Spirit, who was gifted the Kit Fox by the generous (or Machiavellian?) Ravens.[1][5][6]

Often fielded by Clan Jade Falcon, the Kit Fox has a surprising amount of firepower, with the ten built-in double heat sinks sometimes barely able to fully cool the 'Mech down. However, the Kit Fox is somewhat slow for its weight class, only capable of a top speed of 97.2 km/h, provided by a lightweight 180 XL Fusion Engine. Available tonnage is further increased by the use of a lightweight Endo Steel chassis. Four tons of Ferro-Fibrous armor provide the Kit Fox with ample protection.[1][5][6]

[edit] Weapons and Equipment

In its primary configuration, the Kit Fox mounts an ER Large Laser and Small Pulse Laser on the left arm as its primary source of firepower. These are supplemented by an LB 5-X Autocannon for tactical flexibility and a Streak SRM-4 rack for close range combat.[1][5][6]

[edit] Alternate Configurations

  • Alt. Config A 
    The A configuration of the Kit Fox uses a Gauss Rifle as its primary long-range weapon. Two ER Medium Lasers provide medium and short-range firepower. BV (1.0) = 1,218[2], BV (2.0) = 1,310[1][7]
  • Alt. Config B 
    The B configuration of the Kit Fox boasts a rapid-fire Ultra Autocannon-10 as its primary weapon, startling considering the 'Mech's tonnage. An ER Medium Laser, ER Small Laser, and an SRM-6 rack allow the Kit Fox B to finish off anything that manages to close ranges. BV (1.0) = 1,016[2], BV (2.0) = 1,088[1], 1,087[8]
  • Alt. Config C 
    An attempt to employ the Kit Fox in a scouting role, the C configuration has but one ER Large Laser for long-range combat. Instead, the Kit Fox C mounts numerous light weapons, equipped with a Small Pulse Laser and dual Machine Guns. Two A-Pods provide excellent protection against infantry. While the Kit Fox C still has a somewhat slow speed, it is far more durable than other scout 'Mechs, and carries an array of three Anti-Missile Systems and an ECM Suite to further increase it's survivability. An Active Probe allows for detection of hidden units while scouting. BV (1.0) = 1,195[2], BV (2.0) = 1,150[1], 1,147[9]
  • Alt. Config D 
    The Kit Fox D is configured for indirect fire support, mounting dual LRM-15 racks as well as a LRM-5. A Narc Missile Beacon is also carried, which may be exploited by the Kit Fox D itself, as the targeting systems of Clan LRMs lack a minimum range; this literally allows the Kit Fox D to run up to an enemy and mark them for increased accuracy, and then fall back, firing the entire time. BV (1.0) = 1,070[2], BV (2.0) = 1,142[1][10]
  • Alt. Config E 
    The Kit Fox E sports the new Advanced Tactical Missile system, mounting an ATM-3 rack, which can fire ammunition specifically designed for maximum effectiveness at a certain range, causing more damage at shorter ranges. Six added Jump Jets, allowing for a jump capacity of 180 meters, provide the Kit Fox E with additional mobility, allowing it to better exploit the ATM system, and an ER PPC provides the high firepower common to the 'Mech. BV (1.0) = 1,520[2][11], BV (2.0) = 1,418[1], 1,415[12]
  • Alt. Config F 
    The F configuration of the Kit Fox is armed with a powerful Hyper-Assault Gauss Rifle 20 which is capable of delivering large amounts of damage, especially for such a small 'Mech. This is backed up by two Medium Pulse Lasers for close combat. BV (2.0) = 1,219[1][13]
  • Alt. Config G 
    The G configuration is armed with a pair of LRM-10 missile launchers. An ER Large Laser and ER Medium Laser mounted in the right arm provide additional firepower. The left arm carries an ECM Suite to disrupt enemy electronics. BV (2.0) = 1,368[14]
  • Alt. Config H 
    The Kit Fox H sports the new Heavy Laser system for doubled close-range firepower, mounting dual Heavy Medium Lasers. A Gauss Rifle is used as the primary high-damage, long-range weapon. BV (1.0) = 1,122[2], BV (2.0) = 1,214[1][15]
  • Alt. Config I 
    The I configuration is equipped with an ER PPC, ER Small Laser, and ER Medium Laser, all of which are tied into a Targeting Computer. The arms, legs, and front of the side torsos are protected by Modular Armor. The I configuration is equipped with an engine Supercharger, which allows it to reach speeds of slightly more than 100km/h for brief instances. BV (2.0) = 1,936[16]
  • Alt. Config R 
    This configuration can reach 96km/h without any enhancements. It is equipped with a Rotary AC/5 and Streak SRM-6. BV (2.0) = 1,232[17]
  • Alt. Config. U 
    Used in Jihad-era underwater conflicts, this configuration carries a quartet of LRT-5 launchers in each arm and a single ER Medium Laser in the torso. Six experimental UMUs allow the Kit Fox U to match its cruising ground speed underwater. BV (2.0) = 1,434[19]
  • Alt. Config W 
    Intended for medium to close range combat, the W configuration carries a simple yet effective arsenal. Its primary weapons are a pair of Large Pulse Lasers which are backed up by two Medium Pulse Lasers for close range combat. BV (2.0) = 1,431[1][20]

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[edit] References

  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 Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade, pp. 118-119, "Uller OmniMech Profile"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Combat Operations, p. 109
  3. Record Sheets: 3050 Upgrades Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 25
  4. Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade, p. 134
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Technical Readout: 3050, pp. 16-17, "Uller OmniMech Profile"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Technical Readout: 3050 Revised, pp. 14-15, "Uller OmniMech Profile"
  7. Record Sheets: 3050 Upgrades Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 26
  8. Record Sheets: 3050 Upgrades Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 27
  9. Record Sheets: 3050 Upgrades Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 28
  10. Record Sheets: 3050 Upgrades Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 29
  11. Record Sheets: Upgrades, p. 51
  12. Record Sheets: 3050 Upgrades Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 30
  13. Record Sheets: 3050 Upgrades Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 31
  14. Record Sheets: 3050 Upgrades Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 32
  15. Record Sheets: 3050 Upgrades Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 33
  16. Record Sheets: 3145 New Tech, New Upgrades, p. 90
  17. Record Sheets: 3145 New Tech, New Upgrades, p. 91
  18. Record Sheets: 3050 Upgrades Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 34
  19. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Old is the New New, p. 136
  20. Record Sheets: 3050 Upgrades Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 35
  21. Blood Legacy, p.??[citation needed]

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