Schiltron

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Schiltron
Production information
Manufacturer Bulldog Enterprises[1]
Cosara Weaponries (under license)[1]
Production Year 3059[2]
Mission Fire Support
Type Wheeled
Cost 10,977,167 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 80
Armor Protec 12 Ferro-Fibrous
Engine DAV 220 Fusion
Speed 54 km/h
Crew 6
Communications System Sipher CommSys 1
Targeting Tracking System TargiTrack 717
Heat Sinks 10
Armament

Primary Configuration

BV (1.0) 776 (C3: 165)[3][4]
BV (2.0) 1,434[1][5]


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[edit] Description

The Schiltron was co-designed by engineers from Bulldog Enterprises and Cosara Weaponries to follow up on the success of Bulldog's Tokugawa tank. More than just a combat vehicle, the Schiltron uses modular weapon ports similar to those used on OmniMechs so that it can theoretically be quickly reconfigured for a variety of mission parameters. In practice, the Schiltron is designed to provide command and control, as well as fire support, and its different configurations do not stray from those principles. Perhaps its only weakness, the Schiltron only carries ten tons of armor, forcing to stay well out of the line of fire, something that a top speed of 54 km/h does not always make possible. The base chassis carries a C3 Computer that gives it the ability to coordinate an entire lance's fire, as well as a Guardian ECM Suite to protect the tank from enemy electronics.[1]

[edit] Weapons and Equipment

The primary configuration of the Schiltron is meant to stay out of harm's way and launch its Arrow IV Artillery into the fray. Eight tons of ammunition give it the flexibility it needs to carry a variety of ammunition types, including the vaunted homing artillery. In case enemies get close, the Schiltron has a pair of Medium Lasers and four Small Lasers in a turret mount.[1]

[edit] Alternate Configurations

  • Alt. Config. A 
    Meant to be used much closer than the primary configuration, the first alternate configuration swaps out the artillery pieces for twinned MRM 40s and MRM 10s, the latter of which join the lasers in a turret mount. One hundred missile is usually enough to deal significant amounts of damage to even 'Mechs and can shred the motive systems of other combat vehicles with ease. BV (1.0) = 1,088 (C3: 241)[3][4], BV (2.0) = 1,456[1] (1,458)[6]
  • Alt. Config. B 
    Also a standoff configuration, the B carries four LRM-15s that are each slaved to their own Artemis IV Fire Control System. Half of these are mounted in the turret, the other pair in the front. Eight tons of ammunition is sufficient for sustained firing, though the laser backup is reduced to one medium and two smalls. BV (1.0) = 1,071 (C3: 251)[3] (1,117)[7], BV (2.0) = 1,439[1][8]
  • Alt. Config. C 
    Meant for times when resupply is not possible, the third configuration mounts four Large Lasers in the turret. BV (1.0) = 714 (C3: 174)[3][7], BV (2.0) = 1,078[1][9]
  • Alt. Config. D 
    This upgrade uses Federated Suns technology prominently. The turret carries two Rotary Autocannon/5s, which are slaved to a Targeting Computer. Six tons of ammunition ensures a steady supply. This is supplemented by an LRM-15 mated to an Artemis IV FCS. Though it has no energy weapon backup, the Schiltron D carries ample ammunition. BV (1.0) = 1,211 (C3: 265)[3], BV (2.0) = 1,603[10]
  • Alt. Config. E 
    This is a new config was introduced during the Jihad, which centers usage of Multi-Missile Launcher & Autocannons. The three Nine-Tubed Launchers mounted in the front facing pods with three tons of ammunition. In the turret, three Class 5 Light Autocannon have been fitted with 2 tons of ammunition. BV (2.0) = 1,120[11]

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Technical Readout: 3060, pp. 28-29, "Schiltron Profile"
  2. MUL online date for the Schiltron
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Combat Operations, p. 133
  4. 4.0 4.1 Record Sheets: 3060, p. 40
  5. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged, p. 45
  6. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged, p. 46
  7. 7.0 7.1 Record Sheets: 3060, p. 41
  8. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged, p. 47
  9. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged, p. 48
  10. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged, p. 49
  11. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged, p. 50
  12. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged, p. 51

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