Rifleman II

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Rifleman II
Production information
Manufacturer Kallon Industries
Production Year 2720[1]
Model RFL-3N-2
Class Assault
Technical specifications
Mass 80 tons
Chassis
Armor Kallon Royalstar
Engine Pitban 320
Heat Sinks 14
Speed 64 km/h
Armament
BV (2.0) 1,543


Description, Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Rifleman II was an upgrade fielded by the SLDF Royals in 2720, adding twenty tons to its overall mass. The Rifleman II used an Endo Steel structure and an XL Engine, and carried a pair of LB-X Autocannon/10s and Large Pulse Lasers, one in each arm, as well as a pair of Medium Lasers, a Beagle Active Probe, and fourteen Double Heat Sinks. It carried 12 Tons of regular Armor. This armament made the Rifleman II especially effective as an anti-aircraft weapons platform.[2]. [3]

Variants[edit]

No Factory Variants were created.

Custom Variants[edit]

  • RFL-3N-2 Rifleman II Kataga 
    This Rifleman II was used by Major General Carlos Kataga, the SLDF officer in charge of the New Dallas garrison before the Amaris Civil War.[4] It was broadly similar to the standard Rifleman II, but instead of having an LB-X autocannon and Large Pulse Laser in each arm, it traded these for a pair of Large Pulse Lasers in the left arm and a Gauss Rifle in the right arm. Four Jump Jets allowed it to cover 120 meters in a jump, and it was protected by fifteen tons of armor. BV (2.0) = 1,991[5]


Related BattleMechs[edit]

  • Rifleman IIC - One of the 'Mechs the SLDF took with them when they left the Inner Sphere was the Rifleman. The Clan variant is five tons heavier and mounts four Large Pulse Lasers, jump jets, and an active probe. BV (2.0) = 2,122
  • Rifleman III - A Rim Worlds Republican design, this was a prototype Assault BattleMech which was equipped with stealth system and Gauss Rifles. Only a single unit was produced, which was forgotten in course of time after the liberation of Terra.[6]

Notable Pilots[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Master Unit List, RFL-3N-2 Rifleman II
  2. Technical Readout: 3075, p. 169
  3. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - Age of War, p. 30
  4. Historical Turning Points: New Dallas, p. 2
  5. Historical Turning Points: New Dallas, p. 18
  6. Experimental Technical Readout: Gunslingers - Basic Info on the Rifleman III.

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