Ostscout

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Ostscout
Production information
Manufacturer Kong Interstellar Corporation,
Krupp Armament Works,
Odin Manufacturing
Production Year 2600[1]
Model OTT-7J
Class Light
Cost 3,416,760 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 35 tons
Chassis Kell/S
Armor Durallex Light
Engine VOX 280
Communications System Barret Party Line-200 w/Guardian ECM Suit
Speed 129.6 km/h
Jump Jets Ostmann Sct-A
Armament
BV (1.0) 497[2]
BV (2.0) 596[1][3]

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[edit] Description

The Ostscout was designed as a pure recon 'Mech. To that end, it was built with a maximum speed of 129.6 kph. The design also utilizes eight jump jets, giving it a jumping capacity of 240 meters and allowing it to outmaneuver almost any BattleMech in existence. The Ostscout also relies on an advanced sensor suite to gather information about the surrounding terrain and the disposition of enemy forces. Most Ostscout pilots will not even attempt to engage enemy 'Mechs, as the advanced sensor system is extremely rare and nearly impossible to replace. Its valuable nature made it a prime target during the Succession Wars, and relatively few survived by the Clan Invasion. Soon thereafter, however, several factions began producing the Ostscout once again.[1]

[edit] Weapons and Equipment

The Ostscout carries a single Tronel II Medium Laser. This weapon, while not extremely powerful, is enough to dissuade most light scout assets from attempting to pursue.[1]

[edit] Variants

  • OTT-7K 
    The -7K Ostscout replaces the Medium Laser with the TAG laser designator, sacrificing its limited offensive capability to allow it to designate targets for Arrow IV artillery missiles. Otherwise, the -7K Ostscout is identical to the 7J model. BV (1.0) = 372, BV (2.0) = 484[7]
  • OTT-11J 
    This variant is also produced by Krupp Armament Works. The top speed of the 'Mech is close to 150 km/h thanks to an GM 315 XL Engine. It uses eight standard jump jets and Ferro-Fibrous Armor, but removes all the advanced electronic equipment except for a TAG. The weapons and electronics are replaced by a pair of Light PPCs. BV (2.0) = 908[12][13]

[edit] Related BattleMechs

[edit] BattleMech Gallery

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Technical Readout: 3039, p. 285
  2. Combat Operations, p. 107
  3. Record Sheets: 3039 Unabridged, p. 451
  4. Technical Readout: 3075, p. 169
  5. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged, p. 157
  6. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - Age of War, p. 17
  7. Record Sheets: Phoenix Upgrades, p. 53
  8. Record Sheets: Phoenix Upgrades, p. 54
  9. Record Sheets: Phoenix Upgrades, p. 55
  10. Record Sheets: Phoenix Upgrades, p. 56
  11. "Boring Recon? No More!"
  12. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 235
  13. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 44
  14. Experimental Technical Readout: Boondoggles, p.3

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