Komodo

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Komodo
Production information
Manufacturer Luthien Armor Works
Production Year 3053[1]
Model KIM-2
Class Medium
Cost 7,740,390 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 45 tons
Chassis Alshain Type Chi
Armor Valiant Lamellor
Engine VOX 225 XL
Communications System Sipher Security Plus w/Guardian ECM Suite
Targeting Tracking System Eagle Eye 410 XX w/TAG
Heat Sinks 14 Double Heat Sinks
Speed 86.4 km/h
Jump Jets Icarus 81
Armament
BV (1.0) 1,340[2]
BV (2.0) 1,533[3]

Description[edit]

The Komodo is designed to hunt and kill Clan Elemental Battle Armor. The 'Mech is built to be able to catch up to and destroy them with exceptional speed and maneuverability. The 'Mech is powered by a VOX 225 XL Engine that propels the 'Mech to a maximum speed of 86.4 kph. The Komodo can jump up to one hundred and fifty meters allowing it to traverse just about any terrain with ease, and is armored with seven and a half tons of armor. The 'Mech is also equipped with a Matabushi Guardian ECM Suite to defend against any enemy electronic warfare systems and also a Forward-1 TAG allowing the Komodo to designate a target for an Arrow IV artillery strike.

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Komodo is armed with ten Victory 23R Medium Lasers as its primary weapons. While these have a range of only 270 meters, the 'Mech has enough firepower to decimate an entire point of Elementals. The 'Mech is also armed with two Yori Flyswatter Anti-Missile Systems to defend against missile attacks.

Variants[edit]

  • KIM-2A 
    The 2A variant of the Komodo is a modification that looks to increase the 'Mechs reach by replacing five of the Medium Lasers with a single ER Large Laser, allowing the Komodo to strike at a much farther range at the cost of raw firepower. BV (1.0) = 1,268[2], BV (2.0) = 1,415[4]
  • KIM-2C 
    The 2C variant of the Komodo removes the TAG unit from the 'Mech. The TAG designator is replaced with a C3 Slave unit. The 'Mech is capable of sharing targeting data with other friendly units, making the 'Mech and its lance mates extremely accurate. BV (1.0) = 1,340, BV (2.0) = 1,533[5]
  • KIM-3C 
    The 3C variant is a radical modification of the Komodo that makes it capable of commanding a C3 lance. This is done by removing two double heat sinks and two Medium Lasers as well as the TAG designator and adding a C3 Master Computer. BV (1.0) = 1,197, BV (2.0) = 1,371[6]

Related BattleMechs[edit]

  • Shugenja - Due to the impressive performance by the Komodo, Independence Weaponry purchased Komodo chassises, which they then modified to manage more mass. The resulting BattleMech developed into the Shugenja[7].

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the Komodo
  2. 2.0 2.1 Combat Operations, p. 125
  3. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 42
  4. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 43
  5. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 44
  6. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 45
  7. Technical Readout: 3060, p. 118

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