Paladin (BattleMech)

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Paladin
Production information
Manufacturer Innovative Design Concepts
Production Year 3068[1]
Model PAL-2
Class Heavy
Cost 52,620,801 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 60 tons
Chassis Crusis-III Deluxe Composite
Armor Durallex Light Ferro-Fibrous Armor
Engine GM Super-Lite 360 XXL Fusion Engine
Speed 97 km/h
Jump Jets HildCo Model 10
Armament
BV (1.0) 1,303
BV (2.0) 1,691[2]


Description[edit]

A Solaris VII BattleMech, the Paladin was created by Innovative Design Concepts as their entry into the heavy 'Mech weight class. Equipped with an XXL Fusion engine and jump jets, the modern Paladin can move through the battlefield quickly and keep enemy forces in the ideal range band. To provide enough weight savings for the equipment, the IDC engineers used a Composite Internal Structure, Small Cockpit and Light Ferro-Fibrous armor. To provide additional capabilities the Paladin uses Triple Strength Myomer. This doubles the damage inflicted by physical attacks and provides a burst of speed when the 'Mech's heat reaches a certain point. Eleven double heat sinks make sure the heat levels stay in range that activates the TSM.

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Paladin's main armament is the Mydron Tornado Rotary AC/2, which is backed up by an ExoStar Medium X-Pulse Laser, a Harpoon 6S Streak SRM-6 launcher, and a Harpoon-4S Streak SRM-4 launcher protected by CASE. This weapon configuration

Variants[edit]

  • PAL-3 
    This variant is armed with an Ultra AC/20 backed up by four Machine Guns and a Medium X-Pulse Laser. It lacks the SRM launchers and the jump jets of the PAL-2. BV (1.0) = ??, BV (2.0) = 1,370[5]

Notes[edit]

  • In the German edition of BattleTech, the QKD Quickdraw 'Mech was renamed/translated as PLD Paladin, but is a different design from the PAL Paladin covered in this article.

References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the Paladin (BattleMech)
  2. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 256
  3. Solaris VII: The Game World 'Mech record sheets, p. 15
  4. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 255
  5. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 257

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