Luthien Armor Works - OmniMech Production Facility

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Luthien Armor Works - OmniMech Production Facility
Company Information
Interstellar Company No
Primary Site(s) Luthien
Primary Products OmniMechs


Tasked by the DCMS with reverse-engineering the technological advantage of the Clan invaders' fearsome OmniMechs, Luthien Armor Works (LAW) eventually succeeded and constructed the top-secret Luthien Armor Works - OmniMech Production Facility to produce their designs.

Overview[edit]

The DCMS's victory on Wolcott provided the Draconis Combine with pristine examples of the Clans' advanced military technology, and as the premier BattleMech manufacturer in the Combine and with its location on the capital world of Luthien, Luthien Armor Works was the obvious choice to reverse-engineer the advanced technology for the Dragon.[1] While unable to match the material advances of the invader's hardware, LAW quickly realized the Omni-Pod technology was within their reach. The later Clan assault on Luthien turned out to be a mixed blessing: while Clan forces succeeded in damaging the existing LAW facilities and crippling production, they left behind a treasure trove of OmniMechs to study and help kick-start the development and production of further Inner Sphere designs. Using extensive funding from the government, LAW rebuilt and expanded their existing facilities, while constructing a top secret facility for the development and construction of OmniMechs.

While a number of LAW's OmniMech designs have been sub-licensed to other manufacturers, the LAW OmniMech wing had both the highest output of all Combine-derived OmniMech production. Like most LAW facilities, the original OmniMech wing was destroyed during the Jihad.[2]

Planetary Description[edit]

Located mere kilometers from the center of Imperial City, the LAW OmniMech Production Facility is centrally located on Guthry Island, a man-made island on the Unity Plateau. Part of the greater industriplex that comprises the company's headquarters and LAW City, the facility has both surface and sub-surface structures that are largely responsible for the system's overall economic output and employment of millions.[3]

Manufacturing[edit]

The OmniMech facility was destroyed in January, 3068, by the Black Dragons.[2]

Luthien[edit]

Components produced on Luthien:
Component Type
OmniMechs
RTX1-0 Raptor[4] OmniMech
OW-1 Owens[5] OmniMech
SR1-0 Strider[6] OmniMech
FS9-0 Firestarter[7] OmniMech
BJ2-0 Blackjack[8] OmniMech
BHKU-0 Black Hawk-KU[9] OmniMech
AV1-0 Avatar[10] OmniMech
SD1-0 Sunder[11] OmniMech
Chassis
Alshain Type KR140 Endo Steel Raptor[4]
Alshain Class 48 Omni Owens[5]
Alshain Type KR240 Endo Steel Strider[6]
Foundation Reinforced Endo Steel Firestarter[7]
Alshain Type 50 Endo Steel Blackjack[8]
Alshain Type 52 Endo Steel Black Hawk-KU[9]
Alshain Hagetaga-07 Avater[10]
Alshain Class 98 Omni Sunder[11]
Fusion Engine
GM 240 Strider[6]
Fusion Engine - XL
Omni 175 XL Raptor[4]
GM 270 XL Firestarter[7]
Nissan 200 XL Blackjack[8]
Hermes 280 XL Avater[10]
VOX 280 XL Owens[5]
Vlar 300 XL Black Hawk-KU[9]/Shipped to Quentin for Shugenja & Tessen[citation needed]
Hermes 360 XL Sunder[11]
Jump Jets
Icarus Standard Blackjack[8] & Black Hawk-KU[9]
Luxor Load Lifters Firestarter[7]
Armor - BattleMechs & Vehicles
Durallex Nova Firestarter[7]
Michel Argon Standard Blackjack[8], Black Hawk-KU[9] & Sunder[11]
Starshield Owens[5]
Star Slab-4 w/CASE Raptor[4], Strider[6] & Avatar[10]
Communications System
Cyclops 18XS Adaptable Firestarter[7]
Sipher CommSys 4b Black Hawk-KU[9]
Sipher CommCon SCU-9 Raptor[4], Strider[6] & Avatar[10]
Sipher Security Plus w/C3 Network Owens[5], Blackjack[8] & Sunder[11]
Targeting-Tracking System
Cyclops Special Limited Firestarter[7]
Matabushi Sentinel w/Beagle Active Probe & TAG Owens[5], Blackjack[8] & Sunder[11]
Matabushi Sentinel Plus Black Hawk-KU[9]
Matabushi Stalker Raptor[4], Strider[6] & Avatar[10]

References[edit]

  1. Jihad Turning Points: Luthien, p. 5, "Luthien" - location on Luthien
  2. 2.0 2.1 Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers, p. 24, "says this facility was totally destroyed".
  3. Jihad Turning Points: Luthien, p. 5, "Luthien"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, p. 120, "Produced Raptor OmniMech Components"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, p. 124, "Produced Owens OmniMech Components"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, p. 126, "Produced Strider OmniMech Components"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, p. 128, "Produced Firestarter OmniMech Components"
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, p. 130, "Produced Blackjack OmniMech Components"
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, p. 140, "Produced Black Hawk-KU OmniMech Components"
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, p. 144, "Produced Avatar OmniMech Components"
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, p. 154, "Produced Sunder OmniMech Components"

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