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Ronin (BattleMech)

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Ronin
Production information
Manufacturer Solaris Arms
Production Year 3063[1]
Model SA-RN7
Class Medium
Cost 8,282,375 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 50 tons
Chassis Solaris Arms KL77-Modified Endo Steel
Armor StarGuard CIV Ferro-Fibrous
Engine Hermes 250 XL
Communications System Corean Transband-J9
Speed 86 km/h
Jump Jets None
Armament
BV (1.0) 988[2]
BV (2.0) 1,144[3]

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[edit] Description

A Solaris VII BattleMech, the Ronin was introduced by Solaris Arms in the mid-3050's as the SA-RN Ronin. As their entry in the medium range weight class arenas. The original Ronin was based on a Centurion chassis.[4] By using an existing chassis rather than building a custom one, Solaris Arms was able to reduce development time and costs. This design philosophy, pioneered with the Ronin, remains in place today. The 'Mech features balanced speed, armor, and weaponry, making it very popular with the Solaris stables, but it is a rare sight on any other world.[5]

[edit] Weapons and Equipment

The Ronin's main armament is the Sutel Precision Line Large Pulse Laser and a pair of Luxor 3R LRM-10 launchers. These are backed up by a single Diverse Optics ER Small Laser, a Claw, and two Solaris Arms "Pepperspray" M-Pods.

[edit] Variants

  • SA-RN 
    The original model used four Artemis IV FCS aided SRM-4 launchers protected by CASE instead of the LRM-10 launchers on the SA-RN7. It sported a prototype claw, lacks the ER Small Laser, and has slightly less armor. BV (1.0) = ??, BV (2.0) = 1,084[6]

[edit] References

  1. MUL online date for the Ronin (BattleMech)
  2. Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, p. 152
  3. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 252
  4. Solaris VII: The Game World 'Mech record sheets, p. 14
  5. Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, p. 152
  6. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 253

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