Preta

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Preta
Production information
Manufacturer Martinson Armaments,
Gibson Federated BattleMechs
Production Year 3069[1]
Model C-PRT-O
Class Medium
Cost 10,503,800 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 45 tons
Chassis Celestial Series PR1E
Armor Durallex Divine Protector
Engine GM 270 Light
Communications System Master's Voice Cel-Alpha
Targeting Tracking System Master's Sight 1-Omega
Heat Sinks 10 Double heat sinks
Speed 97 km/h
Armament
BV (2.0) 1,067[2][3]

Description[edit]

The Preta (which means "ghost" in Hindi) is the second-lightest in the Word of Blake's new Celestial series of OmniMechs, which are primarily piloted by Manei Domini. As with the other Celestials, the Preta was designed by Doctor Devon Cortland. Like the others, this 'Mech is full of brand new, 3069-era technology, featuring a C3i Computer and a small cockpit. It is built on a lightweight Endo Steel chassis and uses a light fusion engine for power. For protection, the Preta uses nine tons of standard armor.[2]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The primary variant, the Invictus, is armed with an incredibly accurate Retractable Blade for close combat. It also uses a Light PPC and a Snub-Nose PPC that deals more damage as the 'Mech closes with its opponent. The Invictus sports an anti-missile system for further defensive capabilities.[2]

Alternate Configurations[edit]

  • Alt. Config. A (Dominus
    This configuration sports Improved Jump Jets that allow the Preta to jump up to 240 meters. Offensively, it uses two pairs of arm-mounted ER Medium Lasers guided by a Targeting Computer. An extra pair of heat sinks keeps the heat buildup nil. BV (2.0) = 1,302[4][5]
  • Alt. Config. B (Infernus
    The Infernus variant is a mobile sniper and a capable light 'Mech killer. Six Jump Jets catapult the 'Mech up to 180 meters at a leap. A Heavy PPC gives the Preta B a respectable punch. It is supplemented by an ER Medium Laser. BV (2.0) = 1,338[4][6]
  • Alt. Config. D (Luminos
    This variant is a capable knife fighter. Six Jump Jets give it a maximum jumping distance of 180 meters. A Snub-Nose PPC deals damage at long range, but is more powerful up close. A pair of Medium Pulse Lasers are highly accurate, as are the twin Small Pulse Lasers that are so devastating against infantry. BV (2.0) = 1,158[4][8]
  • Alt. Config. E (Eminus
    The Preta E utilizes an experimental Thunderbolt 15, though it only has enough ammunition to fire four times. Nonetheless, CASE protects the ammo bin. A pair of ER Mediums provide respectable firepower, while a Rocket Launcher 10 should make smaller enemies wary until it is expended. BV (2.0) = 1,211[4][9]
  • Alt. Config. U (Exanimus
    The Exanimus configuration uses an experimental Laser AMS to destroy incoming torpedoes. An ER Small Laser and Snub-Nose PPC provide ranged firepower, while a Retractable Blade can pierce enemy armor and flood it. Six UMUs allow the Preta U to move around underwater at a high speed. The configuration is also equipped with an Improved C3 BV (2.0) = 1,055[12]

Non-Standard Configurations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Jihad Hot Spots: 3072, p. 135
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 74
  3. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 138
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 75
  5. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 139
  6. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 140
  7. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 141
  8. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 142
  9. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 143
  10. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 158
  11. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 144
  12. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Old is the New New, p. 71
  13. Starterbook: Wolf and Blake, p. 41, 97.

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