Sprint

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Sprint Scout Helicopter
Production information
Manufacturer Michaelson Heavy Industries[1]
Production Year 3052[2]
Mission Scout
Type VTOL
Cost 504,444 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 10
Armor Star Slab/1 Ferro-Fibrous
Engine Galas Lightpower 80 Fusion Engine
Speed 216 km/h
Crew 2
Communications System Johnston Wide Band
Targeting Tracking System OptiSight-12
Heat Sinks 10
Armament
BV (1.0) 73[1][3]
BV (2.0) 82[4]


Description[edit]

The Sprint Scout Helicopter is a nimble fast scout platform popular within the Inner Sphere. It was first released in 3052 with much success to the beleaguered units along the Clan invasion corridor where it was able to keep tabs on the swift deployments of the Clans and call in artillery from afar. Such was its success that it quickly became a favored unit within scout and recon detachments throughout the Inner Sphere where it continues to see widespread use. However the nature of battlefields within the Inner Sphere often highlight the one flaw of the design, its mediocre armor.[1]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

As its purpose is recon and artillery spotting, the Sprint relies on a single Beagle Active Probe, a TAG, and its swift speed. It is unarmed.[1]

Variants[edit]

  • Laser 
    This variant drops the TAG for a single medium laser BV(1.0)=353[5], BV (2.0) = 220[6]
  • Troop Transport 
    This emergency rapid deployment variant drops all of the typical recon equipment in favor of a 2.5ton infantry bay. BV(1.0)=12[7], BV (2.0) = 71[8]
  • C3 
    This variant drops the TAG for a C3 slave. BV(1.0)=73[9], BV (2.0) = 82[10]
  • Interdictor 
    This variant trades the Beagle Probe for a Guardian ECM Suite, allowing Coalition forces to disrupt Word of Blake communication networks and targeting systems.[13] BV (2.0) = 139[14]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Technical Readout 3058 Upgrade, pp. 54-55, "Sprint"
  2. MUL online date for the Sprint
  3. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 67
  4. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 6
  5. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 68
  6. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 9
  7. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 69
  8. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 10
  9. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 67
  10. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 7
  11. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 68
  12. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 8
  13. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 191
  14. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Old is the New New, p. 25

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