Pack Hunter

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Pack Hunter
Production information
Manufacturer WC Site 3
Production Year 3059[1]
Model Standard
Class Light
Introduced 3059[2]
Cost 3,206,840 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 30 tons
Chassis Type AR1 Endo Steel
Armor Royal-7 Standard
Engine Light Force (Standard) 210
Communications System K9 Communications System
Targeting Tracking System Hunter (3) Dedicated TTS
Heat Sinks 10 Double heat sinks
Speed 119 km/h
Jump Jets 210 meters
Armament

1x ER PPC

BV (1.0) 1,384[3]
BV (2.0) 1,369[4][5]

Description[edit]

The Pack Hunter is the first new design produced by Clan Wolf-in-Exile on Arc-Royal. It also represents a new partnership between Phelan's Wolves and the Kell Hounds, as the armor and communications gear are Kell Hound products, traded to the Wolves in exchange for Endo Steel. Reflecting their Khan's bias towards light, fast designs, Wolf scientists designed the Pack Hunter to be fast and have a sharp bite. Though its four tons of armor are light, the BattleMech is supposed to use its speed and maneuverability to stay out of trouble.[5]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Pack Hunters's Ripper Series A1 ER PPC, capable of decapitating a foe in a single blast, gives any 'Mech that faces it a good reason to worry. It excels when staying at extreme range and using its speed to keep that distance between it and larger 'Mechs. However, it is hard pressed to defend itself if attacked by multiple opponents, due to its lack of secondary weapons and its light armor.[5]

Variants[edit]

  • Pack Hunter
    Introduced during the Jihad in 3068[2], this variant of the 2 removes half of the lasers to mount MASC, enabling the Pack Hunter to move up to 151 km/h in bursts. This has the added bonus of alleviating some of the heat problems of the first variant. BV (1.0) = 1,550[9], BV (2.0) = 1,747[10]
  • Pack Hunter
    Another Jihad variant introduced 3070, this one takes advanage of new advances in Clan technology. The mech has been fitted with lower rate XL Fusion Engine, reducing the 'Mech speed to 90 km/ph. To make up for drop in speed, the Pack Hunter is equiped with nine Improved Jump Jets. The design has been given Endo Steel and a slight increase in Ferro-Fibrous Armor. For weaponry, the 'Mech has a Clan ER Large Laser, guided by a Targeting Computer. In addition, the 'Mech has been given a Guardian ECM. BV (2.0) = 1,257[11]

Related BattleMechs[edit]

  • Pack Hunter II - Originally intending to develop an upgraded OmniMech version of the original Pack Hunter, the desperation of the Jihad resulted in the Wolves-in-Exile refocusing their efforts into merely developing an improved Pack Hunter II [12]

References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the Pack Hunter
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Master Unit List, "Pack Hunter introduction dates"
  3. Combat Operations, p. 119
  4. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged, p. 207
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Technical Readout: 3060, pp. 142-143, "Pack Hunter Profile"
  6. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged p. 208 - 'Mech variant's era is Civil War.
  7. Record Sheets: MechWarrior Dark Age I, p. 40
  8. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged, p. 208
  9. Record Sheets: MechWarrior Dark Age I, p. 41
  10. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged, p. 209
  11. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged, p. 210 - New Improved Jump Jet variant introduced in 3060u Record Sheets.
  12. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 144, "Pack Hunter II"

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