Orochi

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Orochi
Production information
Manufacturer Victory Industries[1]
Production Year 3084[2]
Model OR-2I
Class Assault
Cost 22,802,375 C-bills[2]
Technical specifications
Tech Base Inner Sphere[1]
Mass 90 Tons[1] tons
Chassis Alshain Class 98c[1]
Armor Starshield A[1]
Engine Hermes 360 XL[1]
Communications System Sipher CommSys 4b[1]
Targeting Tracking System Matabushi Sentinel[1]
Heat Sinks 10 Double heat sinks[1]
Speed 64[1] km/h
Jump Jets None[1]
Armament

2x Thunderbolt 20s[1]
2x Streak SRM 4s[1]
1x ER Small Laser[1]

BV (2.0) 2,077[1][2][3]

Description[edit]

The Orochi is a Post-Jihad Assault BattleMech built by Victory Industries on Marduk. This 'Mech was intended to be an upgrade of the ancient Longbow fire-support design, and the Draconis Combine put great effort into updating the factories on Marduk for production of the Orochi, with the intent of using it as a symbol of the nation's recovery and economic resurgence from the war. However, the 'Mech's advanced weaponry was cited as being overly expensive and requiring a high degree of maintenance. When it was initially produced, intelligence agencies foresaw that it would only be put into limited production.[1]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Orochi utilizes Advance Tech Missile launchers in place of the Longbow's traditional LRM launchers. It has been equipped with two Advanced Tech Telos ThunderShot Thunderbolt 20 Launchers in each arm, which are allotted six tons of ammunition split between two bays in the arms. To supplement the Orochi's short-range firepower, it has been fitted with two Telos TargetLok-4 Streak SRM-4s, similarly located in the arms. The only energy weapon, a Victory 12E Extended Range Small Laser, is mounted in the head. A 360 Rated Hermes Extra-light Engine provides the additional free tonnage for its load out, and propels the assault 'Mech up to 64 KMPH. To protect its vitals and vulnerable ammunition, the Orochi is armored with 17.5 tons of Starshield A standard Armor.[1]

Variants[edit]

  • OR-3K 
    Developed during the Draconis Combine's push into the Federated Suns during the 3140s. This variant swaps the Thunderbolt launchers for Silver Bullet Gauss Rifles and are excellent anti-aerospace platforms.[4]

Related Designs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 Technical Readout: 3085, pp. 102-103, "OR-2I Orochi"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 MUL online entry for the Orochi
  3. Record Sheets: 3085 Print Edition, p. 101
  4. Technical Readout: 3150, p. 224, "New Tech, New Upgrades - BattleMechs"

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