Ragnarok (MechAssault)

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Ragnarok
Production information
Manufacturer Word of Blake
Model RGNK-2
Class Assault
Cost Unknown
Technical specifications
Mass 100 tons
Chassis Unknown
Armor Ferro Fibrous (unknown quantity)
Engine 200 Fusion (unknown model)[1]
Speed 30.5 [2] km/h
Armament
BV (1.0)  ?
BV (2.0)  ?

The Ragnarok Assault-class BattleMech is the ultimate 'Mech in the MechAssault video game series, named after the Norse Armageddon.

Canonicity[edit]

This BattleMech was featured in an official BattleTech product, namely the MechAssault series of computer games.

By virtue of being an official albeit not positively canonical product, the game expansion and the 'Mechs presented therein including this one must be considered apocryphal.

Overview[edit]

The Ragnarok is an Assault 'Mech that was developed and used by the Word of Blake. Little to nothing is known about the 'Mech's development. What is known, however, is that the Word of Blake produced this 'Mech in the hundreds, maybe thousands, but most were destroyed when a JumpShip crashed into the production facility, making the Ragnarok a rare sight on the battlefield.

Description[edit]

The Ragnarok is a very large Assault-class BattleMech. The 'Mech is tall with broad "shoulders" and a very humanoid shape. It is notable for its unique "Lava Gun", which is mounted on its shoulder; this unusual weapon launches three-shot volleys of an unknown superheated material. Its LosTech Shield, when activated, makes the 'Mech nigh-invulnerable to all forms of damage for a few seconds at a time. The 'Mech is known to be extremely powerful and has been shown to be able to make quick work of most 'Mechs with ease. However, what the Ragnarok enjoys in firepower and shielding lacks appallingly in speed - and the slow recharge rate of the shields doesn't help either.

Armament[edit]

As mentioned above, the Ragnarok is extremely deadly at all ranges, but is more effective at medium to long range. Its LosTech shields also give it very good defensive properties.


Variants[edit]

  • Ymir: Functionally identical to the Ragnarok, the only changes are in its armament: The Javelin LRMs are replaced with 4x Autocannons and its Gauss Rifles are replaced with PPCs. It retains its "Lava Gun".

Notes[edit]

In an unusual move that goes against the usual BattleTech universe standards 'Mech speeds are expressed in mp/h rather than km/h, as such the speed figure has been converted to km/h for this article.

References[edit]

  1. Rating extrapolated from tonnage and top speed
  2. MechAssault: Phantom War user manual, p. 20, "Ragnorok" & Star Adder

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