Rifleman IIC

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Rifleman IIC
Production information
Manufacturer Complex H-4 CCC
Production Year 2845[1]
Model Standard
Class Heavy
Cost 5,741,587 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 65 tons
Chassis CCo-B Endo
Armor Forging ZM15 Ferro-Fibrous
Engine Fusion 195 Mk. VI, Mod. 3
Speed 54 km/h
Jump Jets "Highlifter" 44
Armament
BV (1.0) 2,123[2]
BV (2.0) 2,307[3]

Description[edit]

The Rifleman IIC is an upgrade of the venerable Rifleman BattleMech. Five tons heavier than the design it is based on, the Rifleman IIC is also slower. This creates a great deal more room with which to mount other equipment. Further weight savings are found in the use of an Endo Steel frame. One of the first upgrades to the design was maxing out its protection, with eleven tons of Ferro-Fibrous armor. The vaunted anti-aircraft 'Mech is aided in its role by the inclusion of an Active Probe. To compensate for the loss of speed, the IIC mounts three jump jets that can propel the 'Mech up to ninety meters in one leap.

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

Simple, straightforward, and accurate; the Rifleman IIC is armed with four Large Pulse Lasers. This allows it to pick apart enemies from a respectable range, as well as easily target incoming aircraft. A single ER Small Laser is installed, seemingly as an afterthought. Nineteen double heat sinks keep heat mostly in check, though volley fire should be used.

Variants[edit]

  • Rifleman IIC
    This variant removes all of the weapons and equipment, and replaces them with four Ultra Autocannon/2s and six tons of ammunition. The weight saved, plus a half ton from armor, is used to upgrade the engine to allow the 'Mech a top speed of 64 km/h. MechWarriors must be exceptionally wary of the large, vulnerable ammo bins. BV (1.0) = 1,208[2], BV (2.0) = 1,345[4]
  • Rifleman IIC
    Following the surprise invasion of Huntress, most of the Clans looked to upgrade the defenders of their homeworlds. In so doing, Clan Cloud Cobra decided to upgrade their aging Rifleman IICs. The IIC 3 first entered service in the early part of 3062. Based upon the original design, it nonetheless uses two Model HHC-30 Ultra Autocannon/2s to plink at a target from long range. Any opponent who believes he or she is facing a IIC 2 is quickly surprised, however, when the IIC 3 opens up with its paired Series 4D-2 Heavy Large Lasers. Twenty one double heat sinks keep this design cool-running. This rebuilt version still mounts the Active Probe. BV (1.0) = 1,629[5], BV (2.0) = 1,733[6]
  • Rifleman IIC
    The IIC 4 retains two of the Large Pulse Lasers from the base variant, but adds a pair of ATM 9s, each of which can draw on two tons of ammunition. Sixteen double heat sinks are all that is needed to keep all heat from the weapons under control. BV (1.0) = 2,023[7], BV (2.0) = 2,140[8]
  • Rifleman IIC
    The IIC 6 goes in the opposite direction of the IIC 5 by removing the jump jets entirely. This makes room for two HAG 30s, each of which is adjacent to an Anti-Missile System. Seven tons of ammunition provide enough ammunition for most Clan engagements. The ER Small Laser and Active Probe of the original are retained. BV (2.0) = 2,220[10]
  • Rifleman IIC
    This version carries an ER Large Laser and pair of AP Gauss Rifles in each arm. These are supported by a Streak SRM-6 mounted in the left and right torsos. A head mounted ECM Suite can disrupt targeting networks, and five jump jets allow the IIC 8 to cover 150 meters at a time. The Endo Steel chassis allowed the engineers to install a Consolidated 325 XL engine, increasing ground speed to a maximum of 86 km/h. BV (2.0) = 2,541[13]

Noteable Pilots[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the Rifleman IIC
  2. 2.0 2.1 Combat Operations, p. 109
  3. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 257
  4. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 258
  5. Combat Operations, p. 111
  6. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 259
  7. Combat Operations, p. 110
  8. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 260
  9. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 261
  10. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 262
  11. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 278
  12. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 263
  13. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 279
  14. Fire at Will pp. 263, 271, 277, 281

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