Ocelot

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Ocelot
Production information
Manufacturer Irece Alpha
Production Year 3067[1]
Class Light
Cost 5,854,410 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 35 tons
Chassis CurtissFox Ocelot
Armor Forging FF01 Ferro-Fibrous
Engine 210 General Systems XL
Communications System Raldon R1
Targeting Tracking System Dalban HiRez II
Heat Sinks 15 Double heat sinks
Speed 97 km/h
Jump Jets Leaper Model L6
Armament
BV (2.0) 1,439[2][3]
1,422[4]

Description[edit]

Following the Abjuration of Clan Nova Cat, Khan Santin West ordered a team of scientists who had been captured from Clan Smoke Jaguar to design a BattleMech that could be produced in the Inner Sphere. They attempted to create a 'Mech similar to the Pack Hunter, but ER PPCs were sparse at the time. The team got its break when the Cats acquired a cache of Heavy Large Lasers from Clan Diamond Shark in 3065. They had to rework the original concept of duplicating the Pack Hunter, which eventually became the Ocelot. The 'Mech was approved for production in early 3067.[1][5]

The Ocelot is a somewhat inexpensive 'Mech that is effective at medium-short range. In order to have the room it needs for its weapons, it saves weight by using an XL Engine and six and a half tons of Ferro-Fibrous armor. It also has enough jump jets to move up to 180 meters at a bound. A Irecian "Squealer" Light Active Probe ensures that the pilot of an Ocelot is rarely surprised.[1][5]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The main gun of the Ocelot is its Model X Heavy Large Laser. The laser deals a lot of damage for its size, though it suffers from inaccuracy. To back that up, the Ocelot mounts a pair of Series 2d ER Medium Lasers that have the same range profile as the large. The fifteen double heat sinks on the Ocelot keep it fairly cool, though continued maxing out of the heat curve can eventually result in significant heat buildup.[1][5]

Variants[edit]

  • Ocelot
    This variant removes the active probe, a heat sink, and a half ton of armor to mount an ER PPC in place of the heavy laser. This effectively turns it into less of a skirmisher and more of a sniper[1][5]. BV (1.0) = 1,784[6], BV (2.0) = 1,734[7][8]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Jihad Hot Spots: 3070, p. 138
  2. Technical Readout: 3075, p. 137
  3. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 258
  4. Jihad Hot Spots: 3070, p. 146
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 136
  6. Jihad Hot Spots: 3070, p. 147
  7. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged, p. 113
  8. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 259
  9. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged, p. 114
  10. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 260
  11. Record Sheets: 3145 New Tech, New Upgrades, p. 100
  • Jihad Hot Spots: 3070, pp. 138, 146-147
  • Technical Readout: 3075, pp. 136-137

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