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Mantis (BattleMech)

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Mantis
Production information
Manufacturer Solaris Arms
Production Year 3061[1]
Model MTS-S
Class Light
Cost 5,811,650 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 30 tons
Chassis Solaris Arms Special Light Endo Steel
Armor Durralex Light II Ferro-Fibrous
Engine GM Rama 270XL
Communications System Endicott Type 22 Master
Speed 151 km/h (194 km/h with MASC)
Jump Jets None
Armament
BV (1.0) 857
BV (2.0) 1,128[2]

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[edit] Description

A Solaris VII BattleMech, the Mantis uses high speed (boosted by MASC) and powerful extended range lasers to slice off enemy armor. Once the Mantis is in grappling range, it can use the experimental Claw systems to literally tear an enemy apart.

[edit] Weapons and Equipment

The Mantis's main weapon are its two tungsten-reinforced composite Claws. These are backed up by three Diverse Optics ER Medium Lasers and two Diverse Optics ER Small Lasers. As the lasers are mounted in the torso, the Mantis can always use the Claws.

[edit] Variants

  • Mantis SA-MN 
    This older version of the Mantis is equipped with standard lasers rather than extended range lasers. It is no longer in production. It used MASC to provide high speed boosts.[3] BV (2.0) = 704[4]
  • MTS-T 
    This version keeps the MASC, but also uses an XL Gyro. It uses the weight saved to mount a Targeting Computer. The weapons suite remains the same as the standard Mantis. BV (2.0) = 1,312[6]
  • MTS-T2 
    This Mantis variant is identical to the MTS-T version, but uses experimental Laser Reflective Armor instead of Ferro-Fibrous Armor.[7]

[edit] References

  1. MUL online date for the Mantis (BattleMech)
  2. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 224
  3. Solaris VII: The Game World 'Mech record sheets, p. 13
  4. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 228
  5. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 223
  6. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 225
  7. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 226

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