Mitchell Vehicles

Mitchell Vehicles
Company Information
Previous Name(s) Mitchell Vehicles Interstellar
Founding Year 2108
Interstellar Company Yes
Primary Site(s) Graham IV
Terra
Primary Products Aerospace Fighter
BattleMechs
Vehicles


Mitchell Vehicles, also known as Mitchell Vehicles Interstellar was a leading defense contract for the Terran Hegemony and Star League.

Overview[edit]

Formed in 2108 through the merger of three North American automobile manufacturers and controlled by the Mitchell family of Graham IV, Mitchell Vehicles slowly became an important manufacturer of JumpShips, DropShips, AeroSpace Fighters, Combat Vehicles and BattleMechs for the Terran Hegemony's Hegemony Armed Forces and Star League Defense Forces regular and royal units.

While Mitchell Vehicles was a well-established manufacturer of BattleMechs and Combat Vehicles by mid-twenty-seventh century, the decline in conflict and in arms sales following the close of the Reunification War left the company faced with the difficult prospect of having to diversify if it was to continue growing. It was this which led Mitchell Vehicles to begin entering other markets, beginning with the AeroSpace market, with their first entry - the Hellcat AeroSpace Fighter - entering service in 2671, and further expansion and diversification following.[1]

During the Good Years of the Star League, Mitchell could boast more than two-hundred factories and shipyards divided between Terra, Mars, Venus, New Earth and the company's homeworld of Graham IV, the intensely patriotic company never breaching the Hegemony's restrictions on the release of advanced technology outside its borders and building no facilities in foreign realms.

This decision ultimately doomed the company with the Amaris coup and First Succession War obliterating its headquarters and factories, the bones picked clean by the Successor States. The satellite faculties on Terra were also slagged, but ComStar founder Jerome Blake ordered them rebuilt and mothballed as a precaution against future aggression by the Succession Lords, the production lines finally reopened as part of the Word of Blake's massive rebuilding and expansion of their Militia.

When the Coalition forces assaulted Terra in 3079, the Mitchell Vehicles plants were struck by chemical and biological agents. Though they were apparently left intact, the cleanup effort would take time and money.[2] By 3085 however, the plant was running a Prowler production line for the Republic of the Sphere.[3]

Manufacturing[edit]

Mitchell Vehicles has manufacturing centers on the following planets:

Terra[edit]

Components produced on Terra:[4][5][6]
Component Type
Mechs
BLF-21 Blue Flame[4] Light BattleMech - circa 3062 to ??
ST-8A Shootist[5] Heavy BattleMech - Discontinued First Succession War
WHF-3B White Flame[6] Heavy BattleMech - circa 3062 to ??
Vehicles
Prowler[3] Tracked Vehicles
Chassis
Dennenbach-Mitchell Series 8 Quad Endo Steel Blue Flame[4]
Dennenbach-Mitchell Mark IV Shootist[5]
Dennenbach-Mitchell Series 9 Quad Endo Steel White Flame[6]
Fusion Engine
Vox 280 Shootist[5]
Fusion Engine - Light
VOX 225 Light Blue Flame[4]
Magna 350 Light White Flame[6]
Armor - BattleMechs & Vehicles
StarSlab-2 Blue Flame[4]
StarSlab-3 Armor - BattleMechs & Vehicles - White Flame[6]
Armor - FF - BattleMechs & Vehicles
MV Ferro-Fibrous Shootist[5]
Jump Jets
Rawlings 60 White Flame[6]
Communications System
Domman Echo II Shootist[5] & White Flame[6]
Domman Echo IVw/C3 Computer Blue Flame[4]
Targeting-Tracking System
J-Peep Farsight [citation needed]
Wayne Marksman Shootist[5]
Wayne SuperSigh White Flame[6] & Blue Flame[4]
AC-20
DeathGiver Shootist[5]
Small Laser
Dinatec Mark III for Export[citation needed]
Medium Pulse Laser
Tronel XII White Flame[6]
Large Pulse Laser
Tronel XIII White Flame[6]
LRM-10
Snorri [citation needed]

Graham IV[edit]

The Primary Factory on Graham IV is destroyed in 2775 during First Succesion War.[7]

Components produced on Graham IV:[7][8][9][10][11][1][12][13] [14][15]
Component Type
Mechs
MCY-97 Mercury[8] Light BattleMech - Destroyed First Succession War
MCY-98 Mercury[16] Light BattleMech - Destroyed First Succession War
GLH-2D Galahad[9] Heavy BattleMech - 2570 to 2775
HEP-2H Helepolis[7] Heavy BattleMech - 2488 to 2775
SHG-2F Shogun[10] Assault BattleMech - Destroyed First Succession War
Vehicles
Kanga[11] Combat Vehicle - Destroyed 2767
AeroSpace Fighter
HCT-213 Hellcat[1] Heavy Aerospace Fighters - 2671 to 2775
HCT-213B Hellcat II[12] Medium AeroSpace Fighter - 2710 to 2775
HCT-213BC Hellcat II Herman[13] Medium AeroSpace Fighter
DropShip
Colossus[15] DropShip - Discontinued prior to Amaris Coup
WarShips
Luxor-class Heavy Cruiser[14] WarShip - 2727 to 2765, last vessel destroyed 2777
Essex-class Destroyer[17] WarShip - Destroyed First Succession War
Frame
Lycomb 6 Hellcat[1]
Wakazashi IX Hellcat II[12]
I.C.E.
Janzen 165 Kanga[11]
Chassis
Bergan MXII Mercury[8]
Kitushi Shogun Shogun[10]
Mitchell Heavy HEP Helepolis[7]
Star League VI Galahad[9]
Fusion Engine
GM 240 Hellcat[1]
GM 280 Galahad[9]
LTV 160 Mercury[8]
Rawlings 250 Hellcat II[12]
Strand 255 Shogun[10]
VOX 225 Helepolis[7]
Armor - BattleMechs & Vehicles
Armorscale w/CASE Helepolis[7]
Durollex Standard Kanga[11]
Riese-350 Shogun[10]
SlabPanzer 5 Hellcat[1]
Armor - FF - BattleMechs & Vehicles
Grumman-3 Ferro Fibrous Galahad[9]
Mitchell-091 Ferro Fibrous Mercury[8]
Armor - FA - Aerospace Fighters
SRT Ferro-Aluminum Hellcat II[12]
Jump Jets
Anderson Propulsion 21 Shogun[10]
Mitchell JB Thrust Bottles Kanga[11]
Communications System
Exeter Longscan 100 Helepolis[7]
Data Tech 401 Mercury[8]
HartfordCo COM 3000 Galahad[9]
HartfordCo COM 4000 Shogun[10]
Stony AIX Kanga[11]
Telecron L50 Hellcat[1] & Hellcat II[12]
Targeting-Tracking System
AL2200 Track-Nav AI System Kanga[11]
HartfordCO XHW 7 Galahad[9]
HartfordCO XKZ 1 Shogun[10]
Skyhunter IV w/Beagle Active Probe Mercury[8]
Tacticon Tracer 150b Helepolis[7]
Telecron M75 Hellcat[1] & Hellcat II[12]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 188, "Produced Hellcat Components"
  2. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 134
  3. 3.0 3.1 Technical Readout: 3085 Supplemental, p. 14
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Technical Readout: 3067, p. 64, "Produced Blue Flame Components"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, p. 218, "Produced Shootist Components"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.9 Technical Readout: 3067, p. 84, "Produced White Flame Components"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 182, "Produced Helepolis Components and note of factory destruction"
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 Technical Readout: 3050 Revised, p. 51, "Produced Mercury 'Mech Components"
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 180, "Produced Galahad Components"
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade, p. 96, "Produced Shogun Components"
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade, p. 166, "Produced Kanga Components"
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade, p. 236, "Produced Hellcat II Components"
  13. 13.0 13.1 Experimental Technical Readout: Gunslingers, p. 14, "HCT-213BC Hellcat II Herman"
  14. 14.0 14.1 Technical Readout: 3057 Revised, p. 224, "Note of Luxor Production"
  15. 15.0 15.1 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 224, "Note of Colossus Production"
  16. Technical Readout: 3025 Revised, p. 6, "Produced Mercury Components"
  17. Technical Readout: 2750, p. 128, "Produced Essex Components"

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