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Raptor

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Raptor
Production information
Manufacturer Luthien Armor Works - OmniMech Production Facility[1]
Production Year 3052[2]
Model RTX1-O
Class Light
Cost 3,917,448 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 25 tons
Chassis Alshain Type KR140 Endo-Steel
Armor Star Slab/4
Engine Omni 175 XL
Communications System Sipher CommCon SCU-9
Targeting Tracking System Matabushi Stalker
Heat Sinks 10 Double heat sinks
Speed 118.8 km/h
Armament

Primary Configuration

BV (1.0) 655[1][3]
BV (2.0) 721[4]

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[edit] Description

The Raptor began as a proof of concept design by Luthien Armor Works that turned into a respected recon and fast strike OmniMech. The Raptor is built on an Alshain Type KR140 Endo Steel chassis and uses a weight-saving Omni 175 XL Engine, which gives the Raptor a top speed of 118.8 kph. Three and a half tons of armor provides protection to the Raptor from most light weapons. The Raptor relies more on its speed than anything else to protect it from taking damage, as its armor protection is thin.[1][5]

[edit] Weapons and Equipment

The primary configuration of the Raptor is built to engage an enemy at long ranges with its three LRM-5 launchers. In the case that the enemy somehow manages to close with the swift moving Raptor, the 'Mech carries two Medium Lasers and two Small Lasers. Additionally, in the primary configuration, the Raptor carries two Machine Guns to defend against infantry attacks.[1][5]

[edit] Alternate Configurations

  • Alt Config A 
    The Raptor A is intended for extended operations from supply lines. The Raptor A carries as its primary weapons two Large Lasers and for close range combat the A configuration carries three Small Lasers. BV (1.0) = 702[1][6], BV (2.0) = 783[7]
  • Alt Config B 
    The B configuration carries three SRM-6 launchers and a Small Laser. This configuration is intended for close combat and works well in a vehicle-hunting role as well as in mop up operations. BV (1.0) = 533[1][8], BV (2.0) = 613[9]
  • Alt Config C 
    Configured for medium to close range combat, the C configuration of the Raptor is built to swoop in on a target and overwhelm an enemy with fire from its six Medium Lasers and two Small Pulse Lasers and adds two more double heat sinks. For missile defense the Raptor C carries an Anti-Missile System. BV (1.0) = 780[1][10], BV (2.0) = 870[11]
  • Alt Config D 
    Loaded with advanced electronic equipment, the D configuration carries a TAG laser designator, a Beagle Active Probe, and a C3 Slave unit. The Raptor D is armed with a short-range arsenal of three Streak SRM-2 launchers and two Small Lasers. To deter infantry attacks, the D configuration has two Machine Guns. The combination of a Beagle Active Probe with TAG and a C3 slave make the Raptor D an excellent point 'Mech for light C3 lances, since it is able to share targeting information with allied units and also find hidden units and designate them for highly accurate artillery fire. BV (1.0) = 428[1][12], BV (2.0) = 490[13]
  • Alt Config E 
    A medium range missile barrage 'Mech, the E configuration carries three MRM-10 launchers with a single Small Laser as a backup weapon. BV (1.0) = 517[1][14], BV (2.0) = 597[15]
  • Alt Config F 
    Similar to the C configuration, the F configuration of the Raptor carries five ER Medium Lasers and adds three additional double heat sinks. The Raptor F has added maneuverability with the addition of seven jump jets, allowing it to jump up to two hundred and ten meters. BV (1.0) = 959[1][16], BV (2.0) = 1,029[17]
  • Alt Config G 
    This configuration uses a Plasma Rifle for its main weapon. This is backed up by a single ER Small Laser and a trio of Small Pulse Lasers. BV (2.0) = 857[18]
  • Alt Config U 
    This version carries a trio of ER Medium Lasers and a pair of SRT-4 launchers. To maximize its underwater speed, it's equipped with seven UMUs. BV (2.0) = 914[21]

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[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, pp. 120-121, "Raptor OmniMech Profile"
  2. MUL online date for the Raptor
  3. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 144
  4. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 190
  5. 5.0 5.1 Technical Readout: 3058, pp. 80-81, "Raptor Profile"
  6. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 145
  7. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 191
  8. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 146
  9. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 192
  10. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 147
  11. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 193
  12. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 148
  13. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 194
  14. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 149
  15. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 195
  16. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 150
  17. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 196
  18. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 197
  19. The Dragon Roars, p. 6
  20. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 198
  21. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Old is the New New, p. 60

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