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Trinity

This article is about Trinity Battle Armor. For Trinity, the Deep Periphery system, see Trinity (planet).


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Trinity
Production information
Manufacturer Capellan Confederation
Use Line Unit
Weight Class Medium
Tech Base Inner Sphere
Cost 319,020 C-bills
Introduced 3066
Technical specifications
Mass 1,000 kg
Top Speed 32 km/h
Armament

1x Modular Weapon Mount

Armor Type Mimetic
BV (1.0) 43[1]
BV (2.0) 37[2]

Contents

[edit] Description

Following the introduction of the Fa Shih, Capellan Confederation Armed Forces leaders wanted battle armor to be made available to more units than just the most prestigious. Surprisingly, the Strategios listened and commissioned the design of a new battle armor. With funding from their Trinity Alliance allies, the CCAF put together a new unit in record time, leading to speculation that the design was already on the drawing board.[1][3]

The Trinity is really three different battle armors, all initially constructed by the Capellan Confederation. The Ying Long (Shadow Dragon) uses the mimetic armor first created by Word of Blake for their Purifier, though how they acquired the technology is unknown. The Asterion and Theseus are functionally identical, but have different aesthetics. The Taurian Concordat is apparently unhappy at the decision of the Magistracy of Canopus to name their version after the legendary founder of Athens who slew the minotaur.[1] The Periphery nations became more and more agitated when convenient mishaps kept production solely in the hands in the Capellans. Both nations finally resorted to retro-engineering the design, then put them quietly into production. This left the Capellans with egg on their face as their allies suddenly stopped purchasing the production runs.[3]

All three versions of the Trinity mount enough armor to stop a Large Laser and can move swiftly at 32 km/h on the ground.[1][2]

[edit] Weapons and Equipment

The Yin Long usually carries an infantry-scale Man-Portable Plasma Rifle. In addition to having a decent range and damage potential, the rifle is useful for starting fires. The battle claws used by the battlesuit enable it to make anti-'Mech attacks and ride OmniMechs into battle.[1][4]

[edit] Variants

  • Asterion 
    This Taurian variant does not use mimetic armor, opting instead for standard armor that is easier to replace. It usually mounts a much easier to maintain Medium Recoilless Rifle, which actually deals half as much damage as the standard Plasma Rifle, but is supplied with twice as much ammunition. BV (1.0) = 49[1], BV (2.0) = 40[2][5]
  • Asterion (Upgrade) (MRR) 
    Much like the PPC Asterion, this version uses Advanced Armor for increased protection, and also carries a Vibro Claw and Machine Gun for swarm attacks.[8] The only difference, however, is that this version carries a Medium Recoilless Rifle in its weapons mount. BV (2.0) = 48[9]
  • PPC 
    Popular with the Taurians, this variant of the Asterion mounts a Support PPC in the modular weapon mount. BV (2.0) = 36[2][10]
  • Theseus 
    This variant, produced for the Canopians, is functionally identical to the Asterion.[1] BV(2.0)=40[12]

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Combat Equipment, p. 52
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 27
  3. 3.0 3.1 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 26
  4. Technical Readout: 3075, pp. 26-27
  5. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 258
  6. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 190
  7. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Old is the New New, p. 9
  8. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 190
  9. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Old is the New New, p. 10
  10. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 259
  11. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 270
  12. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 269
  13. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 190
  14. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Old is the New New, p. 21
  15. Experimental Technical Readout: Liao, p. 15

[edit] Bibliography