Penetrator

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Penetrator
Production information
Manufacturer Kallon Industries
Production Year 3053[1]
Model PTR-4D
Class Heavy
Cost 7,628,250 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 75 tons
Chassis Crucis G
Armor Durallex Heavy
Engine Vlar 300
Communications System Dalban Micronics
Speed 64.8 km/h
Jump Jets Anderson 398
Armament
BV (1.0) 1,375[2]
BV (2.0) 1,687[3]

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[edit] Description

The designers at Kallon Industries used the Black Hawk Clan OmniMech as the basis for the Penetrator. The Penetrator has an all energy weapons arsenal and uses twelve double heat sinks to handle the massive heat load from its weapons. The 'Mech is lacking in speed though when compared to the Black Hawk. This is because the 'Mechs designers used a Vlar 300 fusion engine for its combat durability, giving the 'Mech a top speed of 64.8 kph. To help offset the 'Mech's lack of mobility, the Penetrator has four Anderson 398 jump jets giving it added mobility with a jumping distance of one hundred and twenty meters. The Penetrator also carries a respectable thirteen tons of armor. The 'Mech's heavy armor protection, combined with its standard engine and near-non reliance on and limited amounts of ammunition, make for a 'Mech that is very rugged and hard to kill. The first Penetrators started coming off the production line in 3053.

[edit] Weapons and Equipment

The Penetrator carries a blistering laser array. The primary weapons are a pair of arm mounted Diverse Optics Sunbeam ER Large Lasers for long range firepower. For close range combat, the 'Mech carries six Sutel Precision Line Medium Pulse Lasers which are mounted in its right and left torsos. Finally, the 'Mech carries its only ammunition based weapon, a Yori Flyswatter Anti-Missile System, for added defense against missile attacks.

[edit] Variants

  • PTR-4F 
    Intended to act as a fire support 'Mech, The PTR-4F Penetrator sacrifices two of its Medium Pulse Lasers and the ER Large Lasers, freeing enough tonnage to add two LRM-10 missile launchers. The LRM-10s were then mated to Artemis IV fire control systems for added accuracy. BV (1.0) = 1,384[2], (1,401)[4], BV (2.0) = 1,564[5]
  • PTR-6M 
    The 6M is a variant of the Penetrator that looks to alleviate the 'Mech's heat build up by removing two of the Medium Pulse Lasers and replacing them with five additional double heat sinks. BV (1.0) = 1,459[2], (1,472)[6] , BV (2.0) = 1,639[7]
  • PTR-6S 
    A simple modification of the Penetrator, the 6S model removes one and a half tons of armor. This frees enough weight to add a Guardian ECM Suite to the 'Mech, protecting the 'Mech from foes' advanced electronics. BV (1.0) = 1,391[2], (1,401)[8], BV (2.0) = 1,689[9]

[edit] Notable Pilots

[edit] Gallery

[edit] References

  1. MUL online date for the Penetrator
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Combat Operations, p. 127
  3. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 97
  4. Record Sheets: 3060, p. 193
  5. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 98
  6. Record Sheets: 3060, p. 194
  7. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 99
  8. Record Sheets: 3060, p. 195
  9. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 100
  10. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 101
  11. Measure of a Hero
  12. Assumption of Risk
  13. Impetus of War

[edit] Bibliography