Lament

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Lament
Production information
Manufacturer Skobel MechWorks
Production Year 3126[1]
Model LMT-2R
Class Heavy
Introduced 3127
Technical specifications
Mass 65 tons
Chassis Skobel Template 10 Endo Steel
Armor Krupp 205 Light Ferro-Fibrous
Engine VOX 325 XL
Communications System Skobel Wave VII Comm
Targeting Tracking System Falcon 15 Watcher
Heat Sinks 15 Double Heat Sinks
Speed 86 km/h
Armament

2x Heavy PPCs
3x ER Medium Lasers

BV (2.0) 1,999[2][3]

Description[edit]

The Lament is a Heavy Class BattleMech originally created for the Armed Forces of the Republic of the Sphere in late 3120s. Designed by Skobel MechWorks of Terra, the company created the design as new hard-hitting attack 'Mech for the regiments of the Stone's Brigade. Its blend of firepower and armor has had individuals comparing the 'Mech with past designs such as the Warhammer and the heavier Awesome Assault 'Mech.[4]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The design features a blend of firepower, speed, and balance of armor protection. The heart of the 'Mech is its 325-rated VOX Extra-Light Fusion Engine, with enough Double Heat Sinks fire both its main guns with some heat left over. In addition to 15 Double Heat Sinks, engineers would include an advanced tech Radical Heat Sink System allow flushing excess heat from the 'Mech system. The 'Mech's hull is protected by 12.5 tons of Krupp 205 Light Ferro-Fibrous, giving it enough armor handle incoming fire as its pilot focus their efforts in destroying an opponent. To fit in additional equipment, the 'Mech features a XL Gyro.

To achieve this 'Mech's principle focus in destroying its enemies, its engineers weapons straight forward and to the point. The design's main guns come in the form of a pair of Magna Supernova Heavy Particle Projection Cannons, one per arm. Backing up main guns are three Diverse Optics Sunfire Extended Medium Lasers in each of the side torso and in the head.[5][6]

Variants[edit]

  • LMT-2D
    Being developed in 3147 by the Republic of the Sphere, this variant based on the LMT-2R. The 2R is a experimental Drone Command Unit. Armed similarly to the 2R, with pairs of Heavy PPCs and ER Medium Lasers. The 2R features Angel ECM, Drone Command Console and a Radical Heat Sink System. Its hull is protected by 12.5 tons of Light Ferro-Fibrous armor. BV(2.0)= 2,044[7][8]
  • LMT-3C
    A variant with firepower on par with the ancient Awesome, the 'Mech comes with three Extended Range Particle Projection Cannons, mounted in each arm and left torso. While retaining the Radical Heatsink System, the 'Mech loses its secondary weapons and receives a single Small X-Pulse Laser in the right torso. A C3 Slave unit is fitted in the head to allow coordinate its firepower with other C3 lance mates. BV(2.0)=1,874[9][10]
  • LMT-3R
    Simple variation of the 3C, where the C3 Slave unit is swapped out in favor an additional Small X-Pulse Laser in the head. BV(2.0)=1,888[11][12]
  • LMT-4RC
    Based on the LMT-3C, this version of the 'Mech uses a mix of Clan weaponry and equipment. The 4RC has four Clan-produced Improved Heavy Large Lasers in place of three ER PPCs. The 'Mech's Inner Sphere Double Heat Sinks are exchanged for twenty one Clan Double Heat Sinks, while retaining the 3C's C3 Slave Unit and Radical Heatsink System. BV(2.0)=2,474[13][14]

Custom Variants[edit]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Lament is subject to the following Design Quirks:

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. MUL online Profile for the LMT-2R - Includes; Introduction Date, Battle Value 2, and Alpha Strike Data Card info.
  2. Technical Readout: 3145 The Republic of the Sphere, pp. 36-37, 112 LMT-2R Lament - BV2 and Introduction Year.
  3. Record Sheets 3145: Unabridged, p. 382 LMT-2R Lament- BV2
  4. Technical Readout: 3145 The Republic of the Sphere, pp. 36-37, 112 LMT-2R Lament - Background information.
  5. Technical Readout: 3145 The Republic of the Sphere, pp. 36-37, 112 LMT-2R Lament - Stats and Mech comes equipped with.
  6. Record Sheets 3145: Unabridged, p. 382 LMT-2R Lament- BV2
  7. Experimental Technical Readout: Republic, Volume 3, pp. 10, 32 LMT-2R Lament - "Variant information and specs differentiating it from the base unit as a Drone command unit.
  8. MUL Profile of the LMT-2D Lament - Which includes; Introduction Date, Alpha Strike Card, and BV2.
  9. Technical Readout: 3145 The Republic of the Sphere, pp. 36-37, 113 LMT-3C Lament - BV2 and Introduction Year.
  10. Record Sheets 3145: Unabridged, p. 383 LMT-3C- BV2
  11. Technical Readout: 3145 The Republic of the Sphere, pp. 36-37 LMT-3R Lament - BV2 and Introduction Year.
  12. Record Sheets 3145: Unabridged, p. 384 LMT-3R - BV2
  13. Technical Readout: 3145 The Republic of the Sphere, pp. 36-37 LMT-4RC Lament - BV2 and Introduction Year.
  14. Record Sheets 3145: Unabridged, p. 385 LMT-4RC - BV2
  15. Turning Points: Epsilon Eridani, p. 24

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