Malak

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Malak
Production information
Manufacturer Martinson Armaments,
Gibson Federated BattleMechs
Production Year 3069[1]
Model C-MK-O (Invictus)
Class Light
Cost 6,813,056 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 30 tons
Chassis Celestial Series MK1E
Armor Divine Shield Light Ferro
Engine DefHes 210 Light Fusion
Communications System Master's Voice Cel-Alpha w/C3i Computer
Targeting Tracking System Master's Sight 1-Omega
Heat Sinks 10 Double heat sinks
Speed 118 km/h
Armament

Primary (Invictus) Configuration

BV (2.0) 792[2][3]

Description[edit]

The Malak is the lightest in the Word of Blake's Celestial series of OmniMechs designed for the Manei Domini. The Malak, Arabic for "angel," features a dazzling array of new construction materials in an attempt to free up as much weight as possible in a fast and reliable package. The 'Mech is protected with six tons of Light Ferro-Fibrous armor which weighs less than standard armor. To free up even more space, the 'Mech mounts an XL Gyro, and a small cockpit in addition to its Endo Steel frame. A C3i Computer allows it to sync with other Manei Domini so equipped. Nine and a half tons are left for modular equipment[4].

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Invictus variant of this light 'Mech features a Light PPC, an ER Medium Laser, and a Flamer that allow it to operate far from supply lines. The SRM-2 is capable of mounting inferno munitions, which can make quick work of vehicles and infantry. To protect the 'Mech from ammunition explosions it mounts CASE in the right torso. For close combat it carries a Retractable Blade.[4]

Alternate Configurations[edit]

  • Alt. Config. A (Dominus
    The A configuration of this scout 'Mech uses a pair of ER Medium Lasers as its heavy weapons. Two sets of three Light Machine Guns, each linked to a Machine Gun Array, give the 'Mech the capability to devastate conventional infantry, as can the pair of torso-mounted Flamers. A single ER Small Laser rounds out the weapons array. BV (2.0) = 794[5], 823[6]
  • Alt. Config. B (Infernus
    A medium-range saber-fighter, most of the Infernus variant's pod space is taken up by a head-mounted Snub-Nose PPC. Each arm mounts an ER Medium Laser, giving the Malak the ability to cover its flanks. To protect it from enemy electronics, the Malak B also carries a Guardian ECM Suite. BV (2.0) = 1,047[5][7]
  • Alt. Config. C (Comminus
    The Comminus variant is a dedicated scout platform. To perform this work, the Malak C carries an advanced electronics package that includes a Beagle Active Probe, TAG, and a Guardian ECM Suite. A Targeting Computer guides two ER Medium Lasers and a trio of ER Smalls. A single, torso-mounted B-Pod gives this variant the ability to shake off battle armor troopers, though only once. BV (2.0) = 979[5], 945[8]
  • Alt. Config. D (Luminos
    The D configuration is effective at all ranges with an all-energy loadout that gives it the ability to operate beyond the range of supply lines. Two Light PPCs have the longest range of the Luminos' weapons. This variant also carries a pair of ER Medium Lasers, giving it a very small window where its four largest guns overlap optimal ranges. Should the Malak D find itself inside the minimum range of the PPCs, it can utilize three ER Small Lasers. BV (2.0) = 1,055[5][9]
  • Alt. Config. E (Eminus
    The Malak E utilizes experimental technology in the form of a Thunderbolt 5 missile launcher, though it only carries one ton of CASE-protected ammunition. To this it can add a Light PPC and a pair of ER Medium Lasers. BV (2.0) = 957[5][10]
  • Alt. Config. S (Caelestis
    An experimental testbed configuration sighted in use among the Blakist Shadow Divisions in 3075, the Caelestis configuration features a PPC Capacitor enhanced ER PPC mounted on its right arm, supported by a trio of ER Small Lasers. BV (2.0) = 1,127[11]

Custom Configurations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Jihad Hot Spots: 3072, p. 135
  2. Technical Readout: 3075, p. 67
  3. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 343
  4. 4.0 4.1 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 66
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 67
  6. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 344
  7. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 345
  8. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 346
  9. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 347
  10. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 348
  11. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 349
  12. Starterbook: Wolf and Blake, pp. 42, 92.

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