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Purifier Adaptive

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Purifier Adaptive
Production information
Manufacturer Krupp Armament Works [1]
Production Year 3062[2]
Use Line Unit
Weight Class Medium
Tech Base Inner Sphere
Cost 400,000 (unarmed) C-bills
Introduced 3062
Technical specifications
Mass 1,000 kg
Top Speed 10 km/h
Armament

1x Modular Weapon Mount

Armor Type Mimetic
BV (1.0) ER Small Laser = 46
Narc = 21
TAG = 20
PPC = 42
BV (2.0) ER Small Laser = 52[3][4]
Narc = 50[5][6]
TAG = 26[7][8]
PPC = 47[9][10]

Contents

[edit] Description

The Purifier Adaptive battle armor is produced by Word of Blake, though the original data was stolen from ComStar. When the Word conquered Terra in 3058, they found the research that ComStar scientists had started only months before. For their part, ComStar believed the data had been destroyed, so they were as shocked as everybody else when a prototype turned up in August 3061. The Purifier Adaptive is revolutionary in that it uses mimetic, color-shifting armor. It has dozens of tiny cameras that feed data concerning the environment back to a computer that shifts the colors of the suit to camouflage, much like a chameleon does naturally. This effect is much better the less the armor moves, as the computer does not have to struggle to keep up with the background. The Mimetic Armor makes the Purifier Adaptive much more difficult to target, especially when it is motionless. The drawback comes in the amount of armor it carries; only enough to stop a blast from a Medium Pulse Laser. It does, however, mount enough jump jets to leap ninety meters at a time. The Republic of the Sphere captured many Purifier suits and put them into service. The Republic Armed Forces organized their troops into four man squads. Aside from this organizational change, the Purifier operated in exactly the same manner as the Word of Blake version.[11]

[edit] Weapons and Equipment

The Purifier Adaptive has a battle claw that aids it in anti-'Mech attacks. It mounts a modular weapon port that can accept an ER Small Laser, Compact Narc Launcher, Light TAG, or a Support PPC. The ER Small is the only vehicle-scale weapon. The TAG allows the squad to act as spotters for artillery and semi-guided missile fire. The Narc launcher only has one reload, and it is so bulky that a Purifier Adaptive trooper cannot make anti-'Mech attacks or jump until it runs out of ammunition and the launcher is jettisoned. The newest addition is the infantry-scale PPC, which, though an infantry weapon, allows the Purifier Adaptive to stand off and snipe at opponents, making good use of its mimetic armor.

[edit] Variants

  • Purifier Terra 
    Based on the standard Purifier suit, the primary difference is the removal of the mimetic armor and its replacement with Clan standard armor identical to that used on the Elemental suit. The Purifier Terra uses a Modular Weapon Mount to provide a variety of weapons options. The Coalition encountered variants equipped with Clan level ER Small Laser, Small Pulse Laser, and AP Gauss Rifle. Other variants used a Medium Recoilless Rifle. Beyond that, any equipment that could fit into a 400kg MWM could be carried.[12]

[edit] Design Quirks

The Purifier Terra variant is subject to the following Design Quirks:[12]

[edit] Gallery

[edit] References

  1. Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, p. 31
  2. MUL online date for the Purifier Adaptive
  3. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 51
  4. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Old is the New New, p. 15
  5. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 52
  6. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Old is the New New, p. 16
  7. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 54
  8. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Old is the New New, p. 17
  9. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 53
  10. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Old is the New New, p. 18
  11. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Old is the New New, pp. 15-18
  12. 12.0 12.1 Experimental Technical Readout: Phantoms, p. 15

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