Pwwka

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Pwwka
Production information
Manufacturer Master's Wings Aerospace
Production Year 3078[1]
Model S-PW-1LAM
Class Light LAM
Technical specifications
Mass 30 tons
Chassis Spectral-L Series PW1L
Armor Durallex Divine Protector Standard Armor
Engine GM 180
Communications System Master's Voice Cel-Beta
Targeting Tracking System Master's Sight 1-Omega
Heat Sinks 10 (20)
Speed 64 km/h
Jump Jets GM ATO 100
Armament

3x Clan Medium Lasers

BV (2.0) 1,638[2]

Description[edit]

The Pwwka achieved one notable success on the battlefield; it completely surprised the forces from both the allied coalition and the Principality of Regulus who were engaged in combat actions against the Word of Blake, as conventional wisdom stated that LAMs were an extinct area of battlefield technology. The Blakist design and use of the Spectral LAM series came as a shock, but all three designs - including the Pwwka - failed to achieve any dramatic improvements over the traditional flaws inherent to the nature of the LAMs built in earlier eras.[2]

While the Pwwka carried a trio of Clantech lasers and mounted Double Heat Sinks it was unable to utilize many common advanced technologies, making it impossible to match the speed or performance of many BattleMech designs or AeroSpace Fighters, and the Pwwka carried only a single ton of fuel, limiting its battlefield endurance. The Pwwka did mount a small cockpit, presumably indicating that it was piloted by Manei Domini pilots. Those Pwwkas that saw combat action did so in combination with other Manei Domini units, fighting primarily against forces from the Principality of Regulus and the Duchy of Oriente, although there are rumors of some Pwwka seeing action against allied coalition forces. With the destruction of the only known manufacturing plant producing Pwwka on Gibson during the Principality Of Regulus raid of 3079, coupled with the defeat of the Word of Blake, the Pwwka was effectively an extinct design by the end of 3081.[2][3]

The Pwwka is believed to have been named after shape-shifting spirits from the mythology of ancient Wales, a region within the former United Kingdom on Terra.[2]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The source of the Clan-level weaponry on the Pwwka has yet to be identified; mounting a trio of ER Medium Lasers, one located in the head and one in each arm, the Pwwka avoided the need to carry ammunition but did mount a one-ton bomb bay.[2]

Variants[edit]

No known variants of the Pwwka exist, although given the limited information available from battlefield salvage and the relatively low number of engagements the Pwwka was observed to participate in, it is not impossible that other variants may have existed.[2]

Quirks[edit]

The Pwwka has two Design Quirks:

Gallery[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. >MUL online date for the Pwwka
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 155, "S-PW-1LAM Pwwka"
  3. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 52, "The Jihad In Review"

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