Quasimodo

This article is about the Dark Age era BattleMech. For the BattleMech referred to/translated as "Quasimodo" in the German edition of BattleTech, see Hunchback.


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Quasimodo
Production information
Manufacturer Kali Yama - Alphard Trading Corporation[1]
Production Year 3140[2]
Model QSM-3D[1]
Class Medium[1]
Introduced 3140
Technical specifications
Mass 55[1] tons
Chassis Crucis Type V Endo Steel[1]
Armor Durallex Tensile-4 with Kallon Nimbus Blue Shield Particle Field Damper[1]
Engine Hermes 275 XL[1]
Communications System Omicron 4002 Networking Channel[1]
Targeting Tracking System TRSS Eagle Eye[1]
Heat Sinks 14 Double Heat Sinks[1]
Speed 86[1] km/h (97[1] km/h with TSM)
Jump Jets 5[1]
Armament

3x Medium VSP Lasers[1]
2x ER Medium Lasers[1]
1x ER Small Laser[1]

BV (2.0) 1,575[1][3]

Description[edit]

A product of the Kendall BattleMech factory rebuilt as a collaborative project between Kali Yama and the Alphard Trading Corporation, the Quasimodo was intended from the outset to be the next generation of the venerable Hunchback 'Mech.[1]

The designers of the Quasimodo echoed a number of elements from variants of the Hunchback, including Rawlings 45 Jump Jets to allow the design to jump as well as a weapons load reminiscent of the HBK-4P Hunchback, but they weren't limited by what had come before. The Quasimodo was ten percent heavier than its progenitor, and incorporated Triple-Strength Myomers, a Blue Shield Particle Field Damper and a Full-Head Ejection System.[1]

The Quasimodo debuted in the arena on Solaris VII, where the medium 'Mech defeated a Hellstar, demonstrating the ability of a superior pilot and a well-designed machine to triumph over a much heavier 'Mech piloted by an inferior pilot.[1]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Quasimodo mounts an all-energy loadout, with a trio of Diverse Optics Type 47V Medium Variable-Speed Pulse Lasers in the right torso, a Magna Mk. VI Extended-Range Medium Laser in each arm and a Magna Mk. IV Extended-Range Small Laser in the head.[1]

Variants[edit]

As of 3145 no variants of the Quasimodo had been introduced to service.[1]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Quasimodo was not subject to any Design Quirks.[1]

References[edit]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 Technical Readout: 3145 Free Worlds League, p. 30-31, "QSM-3D Quasimodo"
  2. online date for the Quasimodo
  3. Record Sheets: 3145 Unabridged, p. 253

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