Nimakachi Fusion Products Limited

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Nimakachi Fusion Products Limited
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Company Information
Interstellar Company Yes
Primary Site(s) Dalton
Lapida II
Tematagi
Primary Products Aerospace Fighter
BattleMechs
DropShips
Small Craft


Nimakachi Fusion Products Limited is an interstellar Manufacturer of DropShips, as well as Light and Medium BattleMechs. Though based in the Free Worlds League, Nimakachi Fusion Products Limited primarily exports BattleMechs to the Draconis Combine.

History[edit]

Early Times[edit]

Founded during the glory days of the original Star League on the Free Worlds League world of Tematagi, like many corporations of the day, Nimakachi's influences spanned across entire breadth of the League. The Draconis Combine was the company's largest "foreign" market and in 2602, Nimakachi purchased the bankrupt Sendai mining complex on Lapida II, using the complex's mining tunnels as factory spaces. Nicknamed "Tematagi Minor" by many in the company, the subterranean facility proved to be a significant deterrent against raiding, military strategist instead suggesting any smart raiders would focus on hijacking the DropShips shipping the completed products off-world. [1]

The business grew to gather contracts with both the DCMS and the Star League Defense Forces. The company produced limited quantities of advanced DropShip designs, such as the Model 96 Elephant Class Tug/Assault DropShip.[2]

The Succession Wars and 31st Century[edit]

After the Star League collapsed, Nimakachi would enter the realm of BattleMech manufacture during the early decades of the Succession Wars era, charged by the Free World League Parliament to produce the Spider and Vulcan, two SLDF designs the FWLM had captured from the collapsing Terran Hegemony, in return for the exclusive rights to their technical data. The company would later initiate production of the Spider at Lapida II also, as well as beginning manufacturing the well regarded Warhammer.

However like many companies, by the Third Succession War the technological decline had begun to effect Nimakachi's output, with the poor condition of the Lapida II plant slowing production to a trickle and the company forced to suspend production of the Warhammer on the eve of the Fourth Succession War.[3]

Nimakachi's fortunes improved dramatically with the Clan Invasion, giving the company access to recovered LosTech and massively increased demand from the desperate DCMS, the output of both League and Combine Spider lines almost entirely going to the rebuilding Combine military. Recognizing that merely increasing production of its existing designs would not ensure future orders when the fighting slowed down, Nimakachi also looked to developing entirely new designs, first with the Spider based Venom and later the four-legged Bishamon.

The company expanded its DropShip production at its Dalton orbital yards to include a civilian cargo version of the Condor transport, named the Stork.[4]

While the underground nature of the Lapida II plant protected it from Word of Blake assault, the Tematagi factory was one of many victims of the Jihad, destroyed by the Order of the Faithful pirate band in 3069.[5] [6] With the Tematagi falling within the borders of the Rim Commonality, that nation's desperate need for a homegrown manufacturer of military hardware led them to spend considerable effort to woo the company back, ultimately successful with additional funding from the Duchy of Oriente in return for a fixed percentage of the rebuilt factory's output. By 3085 the partially rebuilt plant was producing Spiders and Fleas, with Nimakachi making plans to produce Vulcans and Scorpions when additional lines were rebuilt. [7]

After the Jihad ended, the Stork class DropShip became one of Nimakachi's best sellers, with a complete production line at the Dalton yard.[8]

Dark Age[edit]

Nimakachi was chosen to produce the Aquila AeroSpace Fighter for both the Rim Commonality and the Oriente Protectorate. Those two governments split development costs and received production output from the Dalton production line. The fighter was introduced at the start of the Victoria War, and production remained brisk through 3145.[9]

Leaders of Corporation[edit]

The CEO in 3067 was James Sommers.[10]

Manufacturing Centers[edit]

Nimakachi Fusion Products Limited has manufacturing centers on the following planets:

Dalton[edit]

The Dalton plant was completely undamaged by the Jihad and operating at full strength in 3079.[11]

Components produced on Dalton:[12][13]
Component Type
AeroSpace Fighter
AQA-1M Aquila[12] Medium AeroSpace Fighter
Small Craft
KR-61 Long-Range Shuttle[citation needed] Small Craft
DropShips
Condor[13][8] Dropship
Stork[8] Dropship
Octopus[2][8] Dropship
Interplanetary Drive - Small Craft
Pitban 300a [citation needed]
Interplanetary Drive -Dropships
Merlin [citation needed]
Pitban 1350-XRB [citation needed]
Pitban 1250-XRB Condor[13]
Frame
Nimakachi Model IC Aquila[12]
Fusion Engine - XL
Hermes 275 XL Aquila[12]
Armor - FA - Aerospace Fighters
ArcShield IX AO Ferro-Aluminum Aquila[12]
Communications System
Lassitor-5A Aquila[12]
Targeting-Tracking System
Garret S6g Aquila[12]
Light Gauss Rifle
Oriente MagCoil Model E Light Aquila[12]
ER Medium Laser
Diverse Optics Aquila[12]

Lapida II[edit]

The Lapida II factories are located underground to protect the workers and the machinery from the world's tainted atmosphere.[14] In 3079 these factories were operating at approximately 80% of their pre-Jihad output.[15]

Components produced on Lapida II:[16][17]
Component Type
BattleMechs
SDR-5V Spider Light BattleMech[14]
SDR-5K Spider Light BattleMech[14]
SDR-7K Spider Light BattleMech[14]
SDR-7K2 Spider Light BattleMech[14]
SDR-7M Spider Light BattleMech[14]
SDR-9K Venom Light BattleMech[14]
BSN-3K Bishamon Medium BattleMech[14]

Tematagi[edit]

Components formerly produced on Tematagi:[18][19][20]
Component Type
BattleMechs
SDR-7M Spider[18] Light BattleMech
SDR-7K Spider[citation needed] Light BattleMech
SDR-7K2 Spider[citation needed] Light BattleMech
SDR-9K Venom[20] Light BattleMech
SDR-9KA Venom[20] Light BattleMech
SDR-9KB Venom[20] Light BattleMech
VT-5M Vulcan[18] Medium BattleMech
BSN-3K Bishamon[19] Medium BattleMech
WHM-7M Warhammer[citation needed] Heavy BattleMech
Chassis
Fortune VII Endo Steel Bishamon[19]
Crucis-II Newhart Refit Venom[20]
Crucis-II Delux Endo Steel Vulcan & Spider[18]
Fusion Engine
Magna 240 Vulcan & Spider[18]
Pitban 240 [citation needed]
VOX 280 [citation needed]
Fusion Engine - XL
GM 315 XL Bishamon[19]
VOX 280 XL Venom[20]
VOX 280 XL [citation needed]
VOX 330 XL [citation needed]
Jump Jets
Rawlings 75 Vulcan, Spider[18] & Venom[20]
Armor - BattleMechs & Vehicles]
Nimakachi Type 3 Bishamon[19]
Kallon Royalstar Vulcan[18]
Armor - FF - BattleMechs & Vehicles
Kallon FWL Special Ferro Fibrous Spider[18] & Venom[20]
Communications System
Omicron 4002 Networking Channel Vulcan, Spider[18] & Venom[20]
Omicron 5000 Bishamon[19]
Targeting-Tracking System
Eagle Eye B-18 Bishamon[19]
TRSS Eagle Eye Vulcan, Spider[18] & Venom[20]
Medium Pulse Laser
Tronel XII Vulcan, Spider used on Ostsol field refit[18] & Venom[20]
Large Pulse Laser
Tronel PPL-20 Vulcan, shipped to Gibson & Wallis for Marauder[18]
Tronel XIII Ostsol field refit[18]
Machine Gun
LFN Linblad Vulcan, shipped to Asuncion & Bernardo for Crusader[18]
Anti-Missile System
LFN Linblad Shotgun Shipped to Asuncion & Bernardo for Crusader and used in Ostsol field refit[18]

References[edit]

  1. Objectives: Draconis Combine, p. 21 "Lapida II - Nimakachi Fusion Products, Limited"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Technical Readout: 3057 Revised, p. 58, "Note of manufacturer"
  3. Handbook: House Marik, p. 134, "Warhammer formerly was produced by Nimakachi's Mech factory, but stopped".
  4. Handbook: House Marik, p. 134, "New Class of Dropship to be produced by Dalton shipyards by 3069".
  5. Jihad Hot Spots: 3070, p. 54
  6. Jihad Hot Spots: 3072, pp. 12-17, 19-22, "Jihad Timeline 3069"
  7. Field Manual: 3085, p. 78 "The Sundered League - State of Readiness - Rim Commonality"
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Objectives: Free Worlds League, p. 17
  9. Technical Readout: 3145 Free Worlds League, p. 44
  10. Handbook: House Marik, p. 134, "Nimakachi Fusion Products Limited CEO".
  11. Objectives: Free Worlds League, p. 4
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 12.8 Technical Readout: 3145 Free Worlds League, p. 44, "Produced Aquila Components"
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Objective Raids, p. 123, "Produced Nimakachi Fusion Components on Dalton"
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 Objectives: Draconis Combine, p. 21
  15. Objectives: Draconis Combine, p. 4
  16. Technical Readout: 3039, pp.106-107
  17. Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade, pp.20-21
  18. 18.00 18.01 18.02 18.03 18.04 18.05 18.06 18.07 18.08 18.09 18.10 18.11 18.12 18.13 18.14 Objective Raids, p. 136, "Produced Nimakachi Fusion Components on Tematagi"
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 19.6 Technical Readout: 3060, p. 90, "Produced Bishamon Components"
  20. 20.00 20.01 20.02 20.03 20.04 20.05 20.06 20.07 20.08 20.09 20.10 Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, p. 26, "Produced Venom Components"

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