Phoenix Hawk LAM

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Phoenix Hawk Land-Air 'Mech
Production information
Manufacturer Allied Aerospace
Production Year 2701[1]
Model PHX-HK2
Class Medium LAM
Technical specifications
Mass 50 tons
Chassis Dort 100
Armor Durallex Light
Engine Allied 250
Speed 86.4 ground km/h, 1440 overthrust km/h
Jump Jets Allied AVRTech 125
Armament

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[edit] Description

The Phoenix Hawk LAM was the largest Land-Air 'Mech produced during the Star League. Allied Aerospace reworked their designs for conversion equipment and the size of the LAM, learning from their mistake with the Shadow Hawk LAM and the success of the Stinger LAM. The resulting LAM was the largest LAM ever constructed capable of remaining in AirMech mode. Unfortunately, large Land-Air 'Mech conversion technology was not fully researched before the fall of the Star League, and the Phoenix Hawk LAM frequently met its end due to the occasional glitch. The end of the Star League and destruction of the Allied Aerospace facilities at the beginning of the First Succession War prevented further development and refinement.[2][3]

[edit] Weapons and Equipment

The basic configuration of the Phoenix Hawk LAM is armed with a torso-mounted One Amsterdam 120 Large Laser, and tandem Maxum 50 Medium Laser-Sperry/Browning Machine Gun in each arm. Despite the increased size of the Land-Air 'Mech relative to the original Phoenix Hawk, the Phoenix Hawk LAM remains poorly armored. Worse, the Phoenix Hawk LAM is vulnerable to being crippled during conversion.

[edit] Variants

  • PHX-HK1 
    Developed for the Star League Defense Force Royal Divisions in 2692, this variant of the Phoenix Hawk LAM used four Medium Lasers and a single ER Large Laser as its main firepower. Twelve double heat sinks kept the heat curve low, but the limited fuel, armor, and maneuverability made the Phoenix Hawk LAM easy prey for AeroSpace Fighters of the same weight. It could maneuver fast enough to evade heavier foes however.[4] BV (2.0) = 1,942
  • PHX-HK1R 
    This version was created before the introduction of the PHX-HK2, in 2695. It removed the ER Large Laser, a Medium Laser, and two heat sinks, replacing them with an experimental Snub-Nose PPC, Beagle Active Probe, and an additional half ton of armor.[4] BV (2.0) = ????

[edit] Related 'Mechs

[edit] Notable Pilots

[edit] References

  1. MUL online date for the Phoenix Hawk LAM
  2. Technical Readout: 3025, p. 130
  3. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 290-300
  4. 4.0 4.1 Technical Readout: 3085, p. 300
  5. BattleTechnology issue #7, pp. 24, 56

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