Night Gyr

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Night Gyr
Production information
Manufacturer Ironhold Gamma Complex[1]
Production Year 3052[2]
Model Prime
Class Heavy
Cost 19,957,656 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 75 tons
Chassis JF 7 Light Endo Steel
Armor Compound JF Ferro Fibrous
Engine 300 JF Extralight
Communications System JF 3048 Series II
Targeting Tracking System Ironhold Mk II
Heat Sinks 12 Double heat sinks
Speed 65 km/h
Jump Jets JF Standard
Armament

Primary Configuration

BV (1.0) 2,750[1][3]
BV (2.0) 2,830[4]

Description[edit]

The Night Gyr came back with Clan Jade Falcon leaders following their return to the Clan homeworlds in 3051 to elect a new ilKhan. It has become more prevalent in the Falcon touman following the Refusal War. No expense was spared in the manufacture of this OmniMech that uses an XL Engine and Endo Steel to save weight. It also incorporates eleven and a half tons of Ferro-Fibrous armor. Though it is on the slow end for a Clan heavy 'Mech, the Night Gyr mounts four fixed jump jets that enable it to jump up to 120 meters in a single bound. The design was a testbed for some new technologies, including the Laser Heat Sink, which was eventually phased out due to a lack of increased performance.[1]

During the Wars of Reaving, Night Gyr's production facilities on Ironhold, would end up being destroyed in 3076.[5]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The primary configuration is hard-hitting, mounting a pair of ER PPCs located in the left arm and an Ultra Autocannon/10 in the right. This blistering firepower can often take down an opponent before they are in range. Three Medium Pulse Lasers serve as accurate backups. Eight additional double heat sinks keep the 'Mech fairly cool.[1]

Variants[edit]

  • Alt. Config. B 
    The Night Gyr B seeks to destroy opponents before they can return fire. A pair of Gauss Rifles and LB-X Autocannon/2s carry out that mandate. Ammo is somewhat lacking, however, so this design cannot stray far from supply, especially as it has no backup energy weapons. BV (1.0) = 2,145[1][8], BV (2.0) = 2,140[9]
  • Alt. Config. E 
    This variant uses massed pulse lasers, two large and six medium, in conjunction with an ATM 6 and an SRM-6. The ATM only mounts two tons of ammunition, limiting its flexibility. BV (1.0) = 2,554[1][14], BV (2.0) = 2,717[15]
  • Alt. Config. H 
    The heavy laser variant only mounts one, a Heavy Large Laser. A Gauss Rifle gives it long-range firepower, while an Ultra Autocannon/10 is effective at medium and short range. A Medium Pulse Laser is an accurate backup weapon. Five heat sinks are added to ensure the design never has to worry about heat. An ECM Suite provides protection against some enemy electronics. BV (1.0) = 2,484[1][16][17], BV (2.0) = 2,428[18]

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, pp. 186-187, "Night Gyr Profile"
  2. MUL online date for the Night Gyr
  3. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 296
  4. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 178
  5. The Wars of Reaving Supplemental, p. 17 Discarded Tools of War - Night Gyr listed as among the 'Mechs phased out due to its factory being demolished.
  6. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 297
  7. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 179
  8. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 298
  9. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 180
  10. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 299
  11. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 181
  12. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 300
  13. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 182
  14. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 301
  15. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 183
  16. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 302
  17. Record Sheets: Upgrades, p. 129
  18. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 184

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