Phantom (BattleMech)

This article is about the BattleMech. For other uses, see Phantom (disambiguation).


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Phantom
Production information
Manufacturer W-5 Facilities, WC Site 1
Production Year 3052[1]
Class Medium
Cost 11,200,787 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 40 tons
Chassis Type-A Endo Steel
Armor Composite A-2 Ferro-Fibrous
Engine Light Force 360 XL
Communications System Howler 79
Targeting Tracking System Model 92 "Stalker"
Heat Sinks 12 Double heat sinks
Speed 151.2 km/h
Armament

Primary Configuration

BV (1.0) 1,029[2]
BV (2.0) 1,159[3]

Description[edit]

The Phantom was pushed into production by Khan Phelan Ward immediately prior to the Refusal War between Clan Wolf and Clan Jade Falcon. The 'Mech is designed around Khan Ward's extensive experience with Inner Sphere tactics. The Phantom is intended to push a medium recon 'Mech to its most extreme limits. The Phantom is built on a lightweight Type-A Endo Steel chassis and is propelled to a top speed of 151.2 km/h by a Light Force 360 XL Engine. The Phantom has good protection for its size with six tons of Composite A-2 Ferro-Fibrous armor.

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

In its primary configuration the Phantom is an electronics marvel. To root out hidden units, the Phantom carries an Active Probe which is able to find hidden enemy units at up to one hundred and eighty meters. The Phantom prime is capable of spotting for friendly Arrow IV artillery with a TAG laser designator and, for protection from enemy electronic warfare systems, the 'Mech has an ECM Suite. To engage its enemies at long range, the Phantom has an LRM-5 launcher backed up by an ER Medium Laser and an ER Small Laser for close combat.

Alternate Configurations[edit]

  • Alt Config. A 
    Capable of working as a long range fire support 'Mech or very short range brawler, the Phantom A is armed with a pair of LRM-5 launchers for long range fire support capabilities. For close range combat, the 'Mech has five ER Small Lasers and a single ER Medium Laser, making it a powerful medium 'Mech at any range. BV (1.0) = 1,304[2], BV (2.0) = 1.410[4]
  • Alt Config. B 
    A dedicated close combat machine, the B configuration carries two SRM-4 launchers as its primary short range weapons. These are supported by an ER Medium Laser and an ER Small Laser. Additionally, an Active Probe protects the 'Mech from ambush. BV (1.0) = 966[2], BV (2.0) = 1,096[5]
  • Alt Config. C 
    Another close combat configuration, the Phantom C carries eight ER Small Lasers and a single ER Medium Laser all of which are linked to an advanced Targeting Computer for increased accuracy. The 'Mech also has a Flamer, which it can use for anti-infantry use. BV (1.0) = 1,413[2], BV (2.0) = 1,590[6]
  • Alt Config. D 
    The D configuration is something of a compromise between the B and C configurations. The 'Mech carries three ER Medium Lasers and an ER Small Laser for a powerful short range punch. These are backed up by a highly accurate Streak SRM-4 launcher. BV (1.0) = 1,443[2], BV (2.0) = 1,581[7]
  • Alt Config. E 
    The E configuration of the Phantom carries an ATM-3 launcher that can fire long, medium, and short range munitions that become deadlier as ranges close. For close combat, the 'Mech has eight Micro Pulse Lasers. BV (1.0) = 836[2][8], BV (2.0) = 975[9]
  • Alt Config. F 
    The F configuration carries an ER Medium Laser in each side torso, supported by a Heavy Medium Laser in the right arm. Anti-infantry support comes from a Heavy Flamer in the left arm, while an ECM Suite in the center torso jams enemy sensors. BV (1.0) = ??? BV (2.0) = 975[10]
  • Alt Config. H 
    A very powerful close combat configuration, the H carries six Heavy Small Lasers and a Medium Pulse Laser, which are all linked to a Targeting Computer for increased accuracy. The 'Mech also has a Flamer that can be used for anti-infantry purposes. BV (1.0) = 967[2][11], BV (2.0) = 1,178[12]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the Phantom (BattleMech)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Combat Operations, p. 110
  3. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 129
  4. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 130
  5. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 131
  6. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 132
  7. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 133
  8. Record Sheets: Upgrades, p. 66
  9. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 134
  10. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 137
  11. Record Sheets: Upgrades, p. 67
  12. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 135

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