Michaelson Heavy Industries

Michaelson Heavy Industries
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Primary Site(s) June
Ruchbah
Primary Products VTOLs


Michaelson Heavy Industries was a smaller military contractor that specialized in VTOLs. It was headquartered on Ruchbah.

Overview[edit]

Michaelson Heavy Industries was created in the Twenty-ninth century by the city of Michaelson on Ruchbah. The city government recovered from the devastation of the first two Succession Wars by taking control of many idle factories and employing citizens in a socialist plan. This allowed the new company to flourish, and the company quickly took control of the city itself. They produced a variety of products for the civilian market, including heavy construction equipment, VTOLs, and tools used by military and civilian technicians and engineers. The company ran for nearly a century under the socialized plan, but in the late Thirtieth century the company began trading stocks on public exchanges. This brought in a great deal of capital which allowed Michaelson to repair its factories and expand into military production. In 3051 they offered several different combat VTOLs to the AFFS, and by 3061 it was producing a total of five combat VTOLs.[1]

After Operation Guerrero sundered the Federated Commonwealth, orders for Michaelson's products increased dramatically.[2] Much of this success came at the expense of Cal-Boeing of Dorwinion, who had been the AFFS' preferred VTOL manufacturer to that time.[3]

Michaelson Heavy Industries found itself nearly bankrupt in the aftermath of the Jihad, leading to it selling technology to Brooks Incorporated which Brooks Inc. then used to develop the Aeron Strike VTOL.[4] Brooks Inc. were far from the only company to benefit from Michaelson's dire financial straits, which were entirely due to the Word of Blake blockade of Ruchbah, the homeworld for Michaelon Heavy Industries. A large part of the intellectual property owned by Michaelson was sold to other companies as Michaelson tried to stay afloat, but this also resulted in the marketplace rapidly filling with copies of their own vehicles produced by other companies, putting yet more pressure on Michaelson.[5]

A financial lifeline for Michaelson in the early 3080s came from the Republic of the Sphere when Michaelson entered a design for a new battle armor transport for the Republic Armed Forces. Although Michaelson nearly passed on the procurement competition, the decision by Michaelson to focus on the mobility requirement of the contract rather than the carrying capacity requirement saw their design accepted over all of the competitors, leading to production orders for the Trireme in three different variants as the major battle armor transport platform for the RAF.[5]

By the thirty-second century, the company would setup an manufacturing plant on Terra.[6][7]

Michaelson's Bishop Transport VTOL was introduced to the market in 3093, and became such a success that Michaelson opened a new production line for the Bishop on the world of June in 3118.[8]

Leadership[edit]

In 3067 the companies CEO is Ozzi Gutierrez.[9]

Manufacturing[edit]

Michaelson Heavy Industries has manufacturing centers on the following planets:

June[edit]

Components produced on June:[8]
Component Type
VTOLs
Bishop Transport VTOL (from 3118)[10] VTOLs
MHI Amphibious APC (Since thirty-second century)[7] Combat Vehicle
MHI Defense AA Tank (Since thirty-second century)[6] Combat Vehicle
Fuel Cell
Michaelson Fuel Cell Bishop Transport VTOL[8]
Armor - BattleMechs & Vehicles
StarSlab Civic 8 Bishop Transport VTOL[8]
StarSlab/7 Heavy Ferro-Fibrous MHI Defense AA Tank[6]
Communications System
Garret Supremesound Bishop Transport VTOL[8]

Ruchbah[edit]

Components produced on Ruchbah:[10][11][12][13][14][15][6]
Component Type
VTOLs
Bishop Transport VTOL[10] VTOLs - (Since 3093)
Cavalry[10] VTOLs
Hawk Moth[11] VTOLs
Mantis[12] VTOLs
Sprint[13][14] VTOLs
Yellow Jacket[15] VTOLs
Trireme[16] VTOLs (As of 3085)
Combat Vehicles
MHI Amphibious APC[7] Combat Vehicle - (Since 32nd Century)
MHI Defense AA Tank[6] Combat Vehicle - (Since 32nd Century)
Hexareme HQ Hovercraft[17] Super-Heavy Combat Vehicle - (Began Development as of 3115)
I.C.E.
Michaelson-Omni 40 Yellow Jacket[15]
Michelson 60 Hawk Moth[11]
Michaelson 110 Cavalry[10]
Fuel Cell
Michaelson Fuel Cell Bishop Transport VTOL[8]
Fusion Engine
Galas 70 Micro-Fusion Mantis[12]
Galas Lightpower 80 Sprint[13][14]
Armor - BattleMechs & Vehicles
StarSlab-3 Mantis[12], Cavalry[10] & Yellow Jacket[15]
StarSlab-5 Hawk Moth[11]
StarSlab Civic 8 Bishop Transport VTOL[8]
Armor - FF - BattleMechs & Vehicles
StarSlab-1 Ferro-Fibrous Sprint[13][14]
StarSlab/7 Heavy Ferro-Fibrous MHI Defense AA Tank[6]
Communications System
Garret Supremesound Mantis[12], Cavalry[10], Hawk Moth[11], Yellow Jacket[15], Bishop Transport VTOL[8]
Johnston Wide Band Sprint[13][14]
Targeting-Tracking System
Garret D2j Mantis[12], Cavalry[10], Hawk Moth[11], Defense AA[6], & Yellow Jacket[15]
OptiSight-12 w/Beagle Active Probe & TAG Sprint[13][14]

Terra[edit]

Components produced on Terra:[8]
Component Type
Combat Vehicles
MHI Amphibious APC (Since thirty-second century)[7] Combat Vehicle
MHI Defense AA Tank (from thirty-second century)[6] Combat Vehicle
Armor - FF - BattleMechs & Vehicles
StarSlab/7 Heavy Ferro-Fibrous MHI Defense AA Tank[6]

References[edit]

  1. Handbook: House Davion, p. 167
  2. Chaos March (sourcebook), p. 48
  3. Handbook: House Davion, p. 164
  4. Technical Readout: 3085 Supplemental, p. 12
  5. 5.0 5.1 Technical Readout: 3085 Supplemental, p. 22, "Trireme Infantry Transport
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 Technical Readout: 3145 Republic of the Sphere, pp. 24 MHI Defense AA Tank - Tank's list of factory it is built from include Terra.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Technical Readout: 3145 Republic of the Sphere, p. 18 MHI Amphibious APC - MHI Amphibious APC is included in vehicles produced on Terra and else where by 3145.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 Technical Readout: 3145 Mercenaries, p. 22-23, "Bishop Transport VTOL"
  9. Handbook: House Davion, p. 167, "Michaelson Heavy Industries Profile"
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, p. 62, "Produced Cavalry Components"
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 Technical Readout: 3060, p. 14, "Produced Hawk Moth Components"
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 Technical Readout: 3060, p. 10, "Produced Mantis Components"
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 Technical Readout: 3058 , p. 8, "Produced Sprint Components"
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, p. 54, "Produced Sprint Components"
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, p. 74, "Produced Yellow Jacket Components"
  16. Technical Readout: 3085 Supplemental, p. 22 - Trireme noted being produced by Michaelson.
  17. Experimental Technical Readout: Republic, Volume 1, p. 13 - Hexareme noted being developed by Michaelson.

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