Thor II

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Thor II
Production information
Manufacturer Eagle Craft Group
Production Year 3093
Model Prime
Class Heavy OmniMech
Introduced 3093[1]
Technical specifications
Mass 70 tons
Chassis Olivetti T4 Endo Steel
Armor Compound Beta FF
Engine Magna 350 XL
Communications System Model J-D 067
Targeting Tracking System Hawkeye 58
Heat Sinks 14 Double Heat Sinks
Speed 86 km/h
Armament

Prime Configuration

BV (2.0) 2,554[2][3][4]

Description[edit]

The Thor II is Heavy Class OmniMech which was first produced by Clan Jade Falcon during early years of the thirty-second century. First produced by the Eagle Craft Group on Erewhon in the Inner Sphere, the Thor II (also known by the Clan as the Grand Summoner) proved to be highly reliable replacement for the original Thor OmniMech. The design would soon be traded among other Inner Sphere Clans and become popular among their Warrior castes.

One of the 'Mech most noted actions was during Clan Wolf's Trial of Possession for then Clan Diamond Shark's entire Swimmer Khanate’s Beta Aimag. The flotilla’s commanders would be able bid down the Clan Wolf commander to a Cluster worth of forces on the world of Feltre. The Thor II's performance in the hands of Diamond Shark MechWarrior’s in this difficult terrain helped to tip the tides of battle in winning the Trial. Clan Jade Falcon first produced the Thor II as a distinct symbol of honor. This 'Mech is painted yearly in the parade scheme of a unit chosen by the Clan's Khan as part of tradition of honoring Clusters who had performed services honoring the Clan.[5]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Thor II shares some similarities to its predecessor, sharing the same size XL Fusion Engine, and physical appearance. What differs from the older design is its Pod Capacity, the Thor II has a 30.5 ton capacity over the older model's 22.5. This increase of capacity comes from the reshuffling of the 'Mech's internal components and dropping the original's permanently mounted Jump Jets from the design. The Thor II's armor protection is slightly greater than the original, with half a ton more.

The Prime Configuration long-range firepower comes from its side-torso mounted 15-Tubed Long-Range Missile Launcher and pair of arm mounted Class 5 Ultra Autocannons. Their ammunition is kept where these weapons are housed, with single ton per Autocannon and two tons for the missile launcher. In intermediate and close ranges, the Thor II's full arsenal include its four Extended Range Medium Lasers can be brought to bear on a target with minimum of overheating concerns (except when its Jump Jets are in use).[6]

Alternate Configurations[edit]

  • Alt. Config. A 
    Similar to the original Thor's Prime Configuration, this arrangement weaponry comes with of pair of side-torso LRM Launchers; large 15-tubed and a smaller 5-tubed model. Found in the Configuration's arms is a LB 10-X Class Autocannon and Extended Range Particle Projection Cannon found left and right arm actuators respectively. Also equipped in the Configuration is Five Jump Jets for tactical mobility. BV(2.0)=2,473[7][8][9]
  • Alt. Config. B 
    The heavy missile laden configuration, the B principle weaponry are pair of arm mounted 15-tubed LRM Launchers with 3 tons of ammo per launcher in same location. Pair of smaller side torso 5-tubed LRMs, with mix sized Advanced Missile Launchers, 9 and 6 found in the left torso exclusively. The design's only energy weapons are pair of ER Small Lasers found inside torsos. BV(2.0)=2,354[10][11][12]
  • Alt. Config. C 
    The C Configuration is a Brawler, armed with close-in and hard hitting weaponry which reminiscent of the original Thor's C Configuration. The Configuration's main gun is a left-torso Ultra Class 20 Autocannon with 3 tons of ammunition split between each of its side torsos. Its other weaponry includes: a pair of arm mounted Large Pulse Lasers, a 4-tubed Streak SRM Launcher, and a Flamer. BV(2.0)=2,351[13][14][15]
  • Alt. Config. D 
    Armed with mainly energy weaponry and single missile launcher, this configuration again takes page from the older model's configuration by the same name. In the arms is pair of ER Large Lasers and ER Mediums Lasers tied into a Targeting Computer. The left torso is home of the 15-tubed LRM launcher and its two tons of ammunition. Eight additional Double Heat Sinks and five Jump Jets round out the equipment for this configuration equipment. BV(2.0)= 2,878[16][17][18]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Thor II has the following Design Quirk:

Notes[edit]

The Thor II visual likeness was first created by Wizkids' MechWarrior Dark Age Collectable Miniatures game as a part of its Fire for Effect expansion set. When it first appeared, it was originally listed as the Thor. The figure (different from original BattleTech version) was used for both regular units and the game's unique figures. It was later adapted by Catalyst Game Labs and redefined in the tabletop game once the company advanced the franchise's timeline to 3145. The computer game MechWarrior 4 had a visually similar Thor as well.

References[edit]

  1. MUL Profile for Thor II - Intro Year
  2. Technical Readout: 3145 The Clans, pp.44-45 & 102 Thor II - BV2
  3. MUL Profile of the Thor II Prime - BV2 and Introduction Date.
  4. Record Sheets: 3145 Unabridged, p. 458
  5. Technical Readout: 3145 The Clans, pp.44-45 & 102 Thor II - Background.
  6. Technical Readout: 3145 The Clans, pp.44-45 & 102 Thor II - Prime's Stats and chassis's abilities
  7. Technical Readout: 3145 The Clans, pp.44-45 & 103 Thor II A - Configuration
  8. MUL Profile of the Thor II A - BV2.
  9. Record Sheets: 3145 Unabridged, p. 459
  10. Technical Readout: 3145 The Clans, pp.44-45 & 104 Thor II B - Configuration
  11. MUL Profile of the Thor II B - BV2.
  12. Record Sheets: 3145 Unabridged, p. 460
  13. Technical Readout: 3145 The Clans, pp.44-45 & 105 Thor II C - Configuration
  14. MUL Profile of the Thor II C - BV2.
  15. Record Sheets: 3145 Unabridged, p. 461
  16. Technical Readout: 3145 The Clans, pp.44-45 & 106 Thor II D - Configuration
  17. MUL Profile of the Thor II D - BV2.
  18. Record Sheets: 3145 Unabridged, p. 462

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