Owens

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Owens
Production information
Manufacturer Luthien Armor Works - OmniMech Production Facility[1]
Irian BattleMechs Unlimited[2]
Production Year 3056[3]
Model OW-1
Class Light
Cost 7,882,875 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 35 tons
Chassis Alshain Class 48 Omni
Armor Starshield
Engine VOX 280 XL
Communications System Sipher Security Plus w/C3 Network
Targeting Tracking System Matabushi Sentinel w/Beagle Active Probe and TAG
Heat Sinks 10
Speed 129.6 km/h
Armament

Primary Configuration

BV (1.0) 695 (C3: 54)[1][4]
BV (2.0) 839[5]

Description[edit]

The Owens is intended to be an OmniMech upgrade of the Jenner BattleMech. The intended role for the Owens is as a cavalry 'Mech that can move along the enemy lines and designate targets for bombardment with Arrow IV artillery attacks. The Owens is a strong spotting unit for artillery and Semi-Guided LRMs as well as a point 'Mech for C3 lances with its permanently mounted TAG laser designator and C3 Slave unit. The Owens is also outfitted with a permanently mounted Beagle Active Probe that allows the 'Mech to detect hidden enemy units. The Owens has a top speed of 129.6 km/h and is protected with seven tons of armor. The 'Mech's unique mix of speed, armor, and electronic warfare equipment make the Owens a valuable asset in urban and dense woods or jungle environments where it can find an enemy unit that is hidden, designate them for an artillery strike, and then leave the area at high speeds.[1][6]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The primary configuration of the Owens is meant to stay at stand-off ranges when possible using its two LRM-5 launchers. If forced into close range combat, the Owens can bring its Medium Laser and two Small Lasers to bear.[1][6]

Alternate Configurations[edit]

  • Alt. Config. A 
    The A configuration is intended to close with an enemy for combat where it can take best advantage of its TAG and C3 Slave. The 'Mech is armed with two Streak SRM-2 launchers, two Machine Guns, and a Small Pulse Laser. BV (1.0) = 551[1][7], BV (2.0) = 680[8]
  • Alt. Config. B 
    Also armed for short-range combat, the B configuration has an SRM-4 launcher as its primary weapon. This is linked to an Artemis IV Fire Control System for greater missile accuracy. The SRM-4 is backed up by four Small Lasers. BV (1.0) = 629[1][9], BV (2.0) = 752[10]
  • Alt. Config. C 
    Intended to be used in long term campaigns where supply lines may be strained, the Owens C carries an arsenal consisting purely of energy weapons. Carrying a Large Laser for long range combat, the Owens C can bring its two Medium Lasers to bear once it has closed with an enemy. BV (1.0) = 729[1][11], BV (2.0) = 964[12]
  • Alt. Config. D 
    The D configuration is built to further the electronic warfare capabilities of the Owens. The 'Mech carries in this configuration a Narc Missile Beacon to mark enemy units for massed missile fire from allied units and carries a single SRM-4 launcher for defense. BV (1.0) = 526[1][13], BV (2.0) = 655[14]
  • Alt. Config. E 
    The E configuration is a medium range combat configuration with an MRM-10 launcher as its primary weapon. The MRM-10 is backed up by one Medium Laser and one Medium Pulse Laser. BV (1.0) = 654[1][15], BV (2.0) = 833[16]
  • Alt. Config. G 
    A Dark Age configuration, this Owens carries a single TSEMP Cannon in the right torso. A Supercharger on the engine allows the Owens to reach a top speed of 160km/h. BV (2.0) = 1,761[18]
  • Alt. Config. R 
    A field upgrade developed in the midst of Operation Bulldog, this configuration used captured Clan Smoke Jaguar weapons to help bolster the SLDF forces in later waves. Based off the Alt Config E, it retains the MRM launcher but replaces the standard and pulse lasers with three Clan ER Medium Lasers.[19] BV (2.0) = 1,215[20]

Related BattleMechs[edit]

  • Jenner - The design of the Owens was based on the successful, light DCMS BattleMech Jenner.[6]

In Media[edit]

The 'Mech made a cameo appearance in the Japanese Anime OVA, Date A Live, where character Tohka Yatogami uses a simulator pod (which resembles the arcade pods for Kidō Senshi Gundam: Senjō no Kizuna across Japan) in an arcade to blow up an Owens BattleMech.[21]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, pp. 124-125, "Owens OmniMech Profile"
  2. Handbook: House Marik, p. 131
  3. MUL online date for the Owens
  4. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 162
  5. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 202
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Technical Readout: 3058, pp. 82-83, "Owens"
  7. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 163
  8. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 203
  9. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 164
  10. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 204
  11. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 165
  12. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 205
  13. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 166
  14. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 206
  15. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 167
  16. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 207
  17. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 208
  18. Record Sheets: 3145 New Tech, New Upgrades, p. 101
  19. The Dragon Roars, p. 6
  20. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 209
  21. Wikipedia Episode list, Date A Line OVA episode 1

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