Rottweiler

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Rottweiler
Production information
Manufacturer TharHes Industries
Equipment Rating
Production Year 3065[1]
Use Scout
Weight Class Medium
Tech Base Inner Sphere
Cost 306,850 C-bills
Introduced 3065
Technical specifications
Mass 1,000 kg
Top Speed 54 km/h
Armament

1x Small Laser
1x "Firedrake" Support Needler

Armor Type Standard Stealth
BV (1.0) 34[2]
BV (2.0) 40[3][4]


Description[edit]

The Rottweiler is a battle armor suit that Lyran Alliance scientists designed as a fast scout. The Fenrir showed how fast a quadruped battlesuit could move, so the team decided to push the envelope with the Rottweiler.[2][5]

Their efforts resulted in a top speed of 54 km/h. The Rottweiler is an electronics marvel. It has stealth armor that enables the suit to evade detection and makes targeting it more difficult along with advanced sensors so that the unit is never surprised. It mounts enough armor to stop a Clan Medium Pulse Laser. The Rottweiler also incorporates a hatch in its front that mimics a mouth and can carry up to five kilograms of equipment.[2][3]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Rottweiler does not use a turret mount like the Fenrir, as the engineering team opted for a fixed Small Laser instead. This increased pilot comfort as he or she can now lay flat, enabling a Rottweiler squad to go on extended missions due to lessened fatigue. For use against unarmored infantry, the battlesuit carries a "Firedrake" incendiary needler.[2][3]

Variants[edit]

  • Close Combat 
    In the midst of the Jihad and the utter devastation of that conflict, the Lyran Alliance demanded new variants of the Rottweiler to supplement dwindling numbers of front-line battlesuits. The close combat variant keeps the sensors and mission equipment, but changes the weapon configuration. It mounts a Flamer and a Machine Gun, transforming it into a furious infantry killer. It is especially well-suited to urban environments thanks to its high speed. BV (2.0) = 40[6], 39[7]
  • Firedrake 
    An anti-infantry specialist, this variant carries more armor and its four Firedrake needlers can shred conventional infantry platoons in seconds.[9] BV (2.0) = 43[10]

References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the Rottweiler
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Combat Equipment, . 48
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 23
  4. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 39
  5. Technical Readout: 3075, p. 22
  6. 6.0 6.1 Technical Readout: 3075, pp. 22-23
  7. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 40
  8. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 41
  9. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 190
  10. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Old is the New New, p. 20

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