Warhammer IIC

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Warhammer IIC
Production information
Manufacturer Manufacturing Plant DSF-12,
Trellshire Heavy Industries,
Snow Raven Industrial Complex Alpha
Production Year 2829[1]
Model Warhammer IIC
Class Assault
Cost 9,183,000 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 80 tons
Chassis SFX-80 Endo Steel
Armor Forging ZM15 Ferro-Fibrous
Engine Type 10 320 Standard
Speed 64.8 km/h
Armament
BV (1.0) 2,159
BV (2.0) 2,570[2]

Description[edit]

The original Warhammer was designed as an assault BattleMech. However, it had been superceded by later and heavier 'Mech designs, though it remained a powerful weapons platform. The Clans wisely maintained and built on this solid frame a real assault 'Mech, the Warhammer IIC. Thanks to their technological expertise, they were able to add ten tons with the same speed and firepower and nearly double the armor of the original. The Warhammer IIC is built on an Endo Steel frame and is protected by twelve tons of Ferro-Fibrous armor. The result is a dangerous 'Mech, able to hold its own in any battle against the Inner Sphere. Also note that the armor was the primary concern when designing the IIc version rivaling even 100 ton assault mechs in durability and protection .

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

Paired Mk. XVII ER PPCs allow the Warhammer IIC to inflict fifty percent more damage than the regular Successor States' PPCs. Added to an SRM-6 launcher and five Medium Pulse Lasers, this firepower overwhelms most 'Mechs of equal or lesser tonnage. Twenty double heat sinks keep the design relatively cool.

Variants[edit]

  • Warhammer IIC
    This variant turns the Warhammer IIC into a fire support 'Mech. Clan scientists replaced the Medium Pulse Lasers with a pair of LRM-15s and four tons of ammunition. BV (1.0) = 2,173. BV (2.0) = 2,482[3]
  • Warhammer IIC
    Designed by Clan Diamond Shark, this variant replaces the PPCs and missile launcher of the original design with a pair of arm-mounted Heavy Large Lasers, two additional heat sinks, and a half ton of armor. An advanced Targeting Computer was also added to help ensure that the hard-to-use heavy lasers hit. BV (1.0) = 2,038[citation needed], BV (2.0) = 2,382[4]
  • Warhammer IIC
    The IIC 3 was not well-received by the Clan's buyers, so they went back to the drawing board and devoted a significant amount of energy and resources to this variant. Almost completely reworked from the ground up, the IIC 4 has a different aesthetic from the original, but its communication systems and weapons have been upgraded to top-of-the-line models, unlike the traditional view of second-line 'Mechs. The old ER PPCs were swapped out for a pair of new Type DDS "Kingston" models, while the secondary weapons were stripped out. They were replaced by a pair of System 4 ATM-6 launchers and a Series 1 Mk. III ER Small Laser. This variant is also the "Reseen" Warhammer IIC. BV (1.0) = 2,162[citation needed], BV (2.0) = 2,386[5]
  • Warhammer IIC
    This variant of the IIC 4 replaces five heat sinks and the missile launchers with a Hyper-Assault Gauss Rifle 30 and four tons of ammunition.[6] BV (2.0) = 2,661[8]
  • Warhammer IIC
    Developed by Clan Snow Raven this variant is unique in that it's intended for vacuum operations. To this end it carries two Fuel Tanks to carry the additional reaction mass it requires. The weapons are a mix of pulse and extended range lasers but the main firepower comes from the arm mounted ER PPCs. A single ATM-6 launcher provides additional long or short range firepower.[6] BV (2.0) = 2,915[9]
  • Warhammer IIC
    This Diamond Shark-produced variant uses arm mounted Plasma Cannons and Heavy Large Lasers as its main armament. These are supported by two ER Medium Lasers and a Streak SRM-6. Nineteen double heatsinks are installed to keep things cool. The Mech's top speed is increased to 85km/h by using a huge 400XL engine. Shark engineers used Endo Steel and Ferro-Fibrous Armor to maximize weight savings. BV (2.0) = 2,380[10]
  • Warhammer IIC
    This version drops the ER PPCs and replaces them with experimental Rotary AC/5s. An XXL Fusion Engine provides enough power for a top speed of 86km/h. The RACs are backed up by a pair of ER Medium Lasers and ER Small Lasers, and the missile launcher is now an LRM-10. In addition to the Ferro-Fibrous Armor, an ECM Suite in the head disrupts enemy electronics. BV (2.0) = 2,819[11]
  • Warhammer IIC 10 
    Introduced in the Dark Age era, this version carries four ER Large Lasers supported by twin SRM-6 launchers. A single ER Small Laser rounds out the armament. It's powered by a standard fusion engine, but uses an Endo Steel frame and Ferro-fibrous armor. BV (2.0) = 2,290[12]
  • Warhammer IIC 11 
    Another Dark Age variant, this model carries a Heavy Large Laser in each arm, an ER Medium Laser in the head, and a Streak SRM-6 in the side torsos. To protect it from enemy infantry, each leg mounts a single A-Pod. BV (2.0) = 2,021[13]
  • Warhammer IIC 12 
    This version uses an XXL Engine to reach top speeds of 86km/h. Its weapon load harkens back to the original Warhammer, carrying ER PPCs in the arms and a single ER Medium Laser and ER Small Laser in the left and right torso. An SRM-6 is also carried in the right torso, and an ECM Suite disrupts enemy communications and targeting. This version is protected by Heat-Dissipating Armor. BV (2.0) = 2,680[14]

Dark Age Variants[edit]

NOTE: As of this writing there is no Canon Record Sheet for this variant.

Notable Pilots[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the Warhammer IIC
  2. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 272
  3. Technical Readout: 3055, p. 108
  4. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 274
  5. Technical Readout: Project Phoenix, p. 70
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Technical Readout: 3085, p. 282
  7. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 276
  8. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 277
  9. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 278
  10. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 283
  11. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 281
  12. Record Sheets: 3145 New Tech, New Upgrades, p. 166
  13. Record Sheets: 3145 New Tech, New Upgrades, p. 167
  14. Record Sheets: 3145 New Tech, New Upgrades, p. 168

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