Uraeus

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Uraeus
Production information
Manufacturer New Earth Trading Company
Production Year 3135[1]
Model UAE-7R
Class Heavy
Technical specifications
Mass 75 tons
Chassis NETC Omicron Endo Steel
Armor Wall Type 8 Light Ferro-Fibrous w/ CASE II
Engine Vlar 300
Communications System Marshal 635
Targeting Tracking System Scope 4520
Heat Sinks 10 Double Heat Sinks
Speed 68 km/h (86 km/h with TSM)
Armament

1x Bombast Laser
1x UAC/10
1x Streak 4
1x Medium Vibroblade

BV (2.0) 1,843[2][3]

Description[edit]

Named for the Egyptian symbol of goddess of Wadjet, the Uraeus is a Heavy Class BattleMech which first appeared during the 3140s. It was produced in secret by NETC of New Earth for a militaristic splinter group operating within ComStar. The Uraeus first known appearance was in the ranks of resurrected 1st Division of Com Guard on Luyten 68-28, where it was used against elements of the Republic of the Sphere which were hunting them down. After the destruction of the Com Guard on Epsilon Eridani, the Uraeus was adopted by the Republic to help rebuild its tattered ranks after the fall of Gray Monday in 3132.[4][5]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The 'Mech was designed to be on the front lines and to be a close-in fighter. The Uraeus is constructed to be a durable machine, using the NETC Endo-Steel and 300-rated Vlar Fusion Engine. The Uraeus utilizes 13 tons of Wall Type 8 Light Ferro-Fibrous armor to handle the rigors of close-in fighting. Not the fastest among its peers, the Uraeus' strength and speed is augmented by Triple Strength Myomer, giving it the edge once it meets an opponent head on.

The 'Mech's main weapons come in the form of a Class 10 Ultra Autocannon and a Bombast Laser which is mounted on a BattleMech Shoulder Turret on the left torso. The turret is armored to allow the powerful laser array to fire 360 degrees and resist battle damage. When the 'Mech closes in to meet an opponent toe to toe, the 'Mech can rely on its 4-tubed Streak Short-Ranged Missile Launcher and its Medium Vibroblade. The 'Mech's 3 tons of autocannon and missile ammunition are placed in the right torso with benefits of CASE II protecting the design from ammo explosions.[6][7]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Uraeus is subject to the following Design Quirks:

Notes[edit]

Not mentioned in the TRO profile of the Uraeus and its smaller cousin, Kheper, is its resemblance to Heavy OmniMechs of the Word of Blake Celestial series. The Uraeus appearance is not unlike the Grigori and Deva designs. However, there no mention of it borrowing from what would be considered to be taboo designs.

References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the Uraeus
  2. Technical Readout: 3145 The Republic of the Sphere, pp. 38-39, 116 UAE-7R Uraeus - Stats and Mech comes equipped with.
  3. Record Sheets 3145: Unabridged, p. 385 UAE-7R Uraeus - BV2
  4. Technical Readout: 3145 The Republic of the Sphere, pp. 38-39, 116 UAE-7R Uraeus - Stats and 'Mech comes equipped with.
  5. Record Sheets 3145: Unabridged, p. 385 UAE-7R Uraeus - BV2
  6. Technical Readout: 3145 The Republic of the Sphere, pp. 38-39, 116 UAE-7R Uraeus - Stats and Mech comes equipped with.
  7. Record Sheets 3145: Unabridged, p. 385 UAE-7R Uraeus - BV2

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