Tai-Sho (BattleMech)

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This article is about the BattleMech. For the military rank, see Tai-sho (rank).


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Tai-sho
Production information
Manufacturer Independence Weaponry
Production Year 3061[1]
Model TSH-7S
Class Assault
Cost 13,738,100 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 85 tons
Chassis Star League XT
Armor Durallex Ferro-Fibrous
Engine Strand 255
Communications System Garret T-19G w/dual C3 Computer
Targeting Tracking System Cat's Eyes
Heat Sinks 13 Double Heat Sinks
Speed 54.0 km/h
Armament
BV (1.0) 1,518[2][3]
BV (2.0) 1,774[4]

Description[edit]

The Tai-sho is designed to link an entire C3 equipped company together. To do this, the Tai-sho carries two C3 master computers. The Tai-sho is built on a Star League XT chassis that carries a Strand 255 fusion engine, giving the 'Mech a top speed of 54.0 km/h while also adding to the durability of the design. The 'Mech is protected with fifteen tons of Durallex Ferro-Fibrous armor and also has CASE in its right torso to protect the 'Mech from an ammunition explosion. To dissipate waste heat, the Tai-sho is equipped with thirteen double heat sinks. The Tai-sho is a powerful command 'Mech when combined with other C3 equipped 'Mechs and can even hold its own in most one-on-one engagements.

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Tai-sho concentrates on keeping an enemy at long range and using targeting data from friendly units to enhance its long range capabilities. The primary weapons it carries are a pair of Lord's Light 2 ER PPCs capable of keeping an adversary at arms reach. These are backed up by an Imperator Automatic Ultra Autocannon/10 which can fire at twice the rate of a standard autocannon.

Variants[edit]

  • TSH-8S 
    This Variant replaces the two ER PPCs with Heavy PPCs, while replacing the dual C3 masters with a C3 slave, and adds a heavy duty gyro. BV (2.0) = 2,001[5]

References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the Tai-Sho (BattleMech)
  2. Combat Operations, p. 125
  3. Record Sheets: 3060, p. 214
  4. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged, p. 179
  5. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged, p. 180 - New Variant of Tai-sho now has record sheet.

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