Mongrel (BattleMech)

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Mongrel
Production information
Manufacturer Arc-Royal MechWorks
Odin Manufacturing
Production Year 3092
Model MGL-T1
Class Medium
Introduced 3092
Technical specifications
Mass 50 tons
Chassis Beowulf 5C
Armor Royal-7R Reactive
Engine Magna-C 350 XL
Communications System O/P COM-22/ H47 Targeting
Targeting Tracking System Digital Scanlok 347
Heat Sinks 10 Double Heat Sinks
Speed 118 km/h
Jump Jets None
Armament
BV (2.0) 1,860[1][2][3]

Description[edit]

The Mongrel is a mixed-tech Medium Class Clan BattleMech which was originally started as a joint-project between Clan Wolf-in-Exile and the Rasalhague Dominion. Its origin stems from the need of Clan Ghost Bear to replace its aging inventory of 'Mechs. To accomplish this, a joint project was started between manufacturers in the Rasalhague Dominion and those in the Lyran Commonwealth that produced 'Mechs for Clan Wolf-in-Exile.

The two Clan manufactures desired for the 'Mech to be both inexpensive and combat effective. When it was first produced in 3092, it was widely considered to be an abomination due to its hodgepodge appearance. The Mongrel's appearance did not stop the 'Mech from being made. Two different models were produced, one for the Clans and the other made for the Mercenary market. The model made for mercenaries became popular among multiple mercenary commands due its effectiveness on the battlefield and its low maintenance cost.[4]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

Designed with a hybrid of Inner Sphere and Clan technologies, the Mongrel's noted speed comes from its Magna-C 350-rated Extra-Light Fusion Engine. The powerful Clan tech engine allowed the swift 'Mech to outpace most machines on the battlefield. Its hull is protected by 10.5 tons of Reactive Armor, giving it additional protection from area-effect weapons, penetrating weapons and missile fire.

The Mongrel's T1 model weaponry includes three Clan Series 2f Extended Range Medium Lasers fitted to its right torso. Backing up the Extended Range lasers is an GM Whirlwind Class 5 Autocannon which was used over the centuries as main gun for the old WVR-6R model Wolverine.[5][6] The Autocannon is supplied with twenty rounds of ammunition found in its one-ton ammunition bin. Due to Clan construction, the 'Mech is protected from a hit ammunition should it happen. The Mongrel's has a Retractable Blade mounted in its right arm actuator, in case the pilot needs engage in-close in combat.[7]

Variants[edit]

Notes[edit]

The Mongrel first appeared game wise as part of Wizkids' MechWarrior Dark Age Collectable Miniatures game as a part of its Domination expansion set. It was later adapted by Catalyst Game Labs and redefined once the company advanced the game's timeline to 3145.

The MGL-T1 Mongrel has the following Design Quirks:

References[edit]

  1. Technical Readout: 3145 Lyran Commonwealth, pp. 33 & 89 Mongrel - BV2.
  2. MGL-T1's MUL Profile which includes BV2 & Introduction Year.
  3. Record Sheets: 3145 Unabridged, p. 303
  4. Technical Readout: 3145 Lyran Commonwealth, p. 33 Mongrel - Background.
  5. Technical Readout: 3025, p. 71 Wolverine - Whirlwind AC present on the old & the original Wolverine.
  6. Technical Readout: 3039, p.290 Wolverine - Whirlwind AC in use with the 6R Wolverine.
  7. Technical Readout: 3145 Lyran Commonwealth, pp. 34-33 & 89 Mongrel - Stats.
  8. Technical Readout: 3145 Lyran Commonwealth, pp. 32 & 90 Mongrel - Variant info
  9. MGL-T2's MUL Profile which includes BV2 & Introduction Year.
  10. Record Sheets: 3145 Unabridged, p. 304


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