Osteon

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Osteon
Production information
Manufacturer Kerensky Memorial Manufacturing[1]
Production Year 3072[2]
Class Assault
Technical specifications
Mass 85 tons
Chassis 85-100T Support Reinforced Lambda Profile
Armor Ferro-Lamellor
Engine 255 XL Engine
Communications System Model 74/129.3 TCS
Targeting Tracking System S438 Mk. VI Mod. 2 TTS
Heat Sinks 10 Double Heat Sinks
Speed 54 km/h
Armament

Primary Configuration

BV (2.0) 3,235[1]

Description[edit]

The Osteon is The Society's assault class OmniMech. To maximize the 'Mech's battlefield longevity, the designers focused on survivability above other considerations. Eighteen tons of Ferro-Lamellor armor provide excellent protection against weapons fire, but in case the armor is breached the Reinforced Structure will resist most attacks. In addition, the Torso-Mounted Cockpit allows the Osteon's pilot to take advantage of the heavy center torso armor. In the primary configuration the huge ammunition bays are protected by CASE II systems, further insurance against critical damage. To maximize the Osteon's damage potential, a Nova CEWS allows the unit to share targeting data with friendly units. This equipment is so valuable that it's permanently mounted in the 'Mech's head.[1]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The primary configuration uses a quartet of iATM 9 missile launchers as its primary armament. To maintain a domineering presence on the battlefield, these launchers can draw from thirteen tons of ammunition stored in five separate bays. This allows the Osteon to launch up to ninety salvos at enemy forces.[1]

Variants[edit]

  • Alt. Config. A 
    The Osteon-A uses a trio of Mech Mortar/8s to lay down suppressive fire against conventional infantry, Battle Armor, ProtoMechs, and other light 'Mechs. Six tons of mortar ammunition provide an ample supply for a battle, but the lack of CASE or CASE II protection may concern some warriors. To augment this long range power, the 'Mech carries a single ER Large Laser in the left torso. For close in work, the Osteon-A carries a Medium Pulse Laser in the right torso, and each arm carries a pair of Improved Heavy Medium Lasers. To dissipate the additional heat from these weapons, the 'Mech carries a total of fourteen Double Heat Sinks. BV (2.0) = 2,284[1]
  • Alt. Config. B 
    This configuration uses energy weapons. Three ER Large Lasers provide covering fire as the Osteon closes. For shorter ranges, the 'Mech carries two Improved Heavy Large Lasers. For close combat, the Osteon-B carries a Large Vibroblade. Eighteen Double Heat sinks prevent overheating.[3] BV (2.0) = 2625[4]
  • Alt. Config. D 
    This configuration carries four Large Pulse Lasers. Unlike the Osteon-C this version lacks jump jets and the Targeting Computer. Instead it carries nineteen double heat sinks which allow it to stay in the fight for a long time.[7] BV (2.0) = 2587[8]
  • Alt. Config. E 
    This version carries a HAG 20 in each arm. The head sports an ER Large Laser and ER Medium Laser.[9] BV (2.0) = 2762[10]
  • Alt. Config. G 
    A fire-support variant, this configuration carries two Arrow IV missile launchers. Two ER Medium Lasers and two Medium Pulse Lasers provide close-range firepower.[13] BV (2.0) = 2388[14]

Custom Configurations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 The Wars of Reaving, p. 217-218
  2. MUL online entry for Osteon
  3. The Wars of Reaving Supplemental, p. 76
  4. MUL online entry for Osteon
  5. The Wars of Reaving Supplemental, p. 77
  6. MUL online entry for Osteon
  7. The Wars of Reaving Supplemental, p. 78
  8. MUL online entry for Osteon
  9. The Wars of Reaving Supplemental, p. 79
  10. MUL online entry for Osteon
  11. The Wars of Reaving Supplemental, p. 80
  12. MUL online entry for Osteon
  13. The Wars of Reaving Supplemental, p. 81
  14. MUL online entry for Osteon
  15. The Wars of Reaving Supplemental, p. 82
  16. MUL online entry for Osteon
  17. The Wars of Reaving Supplemental, p. 83
  18. MUL online entry for Osteon

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