White Flame

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White Flame
Production information
Manufacturer Mitchell Vehicles
Production Year 3065[1]
Model WHF-3B
Class Heavy
Cost 14,713,500 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 70 tons
Chassis Dennenbach-Mitchell Series 9 Endo Steel (quad)
Armor StarSlab/3
Engine 350 Magna Light
Communications System Domman Echo II w/C3i Computer
Speed 86 km/h
Jump Jets Rawlings 60
Armament
BV (1.0) 1,341 (C³) 102[2]
BV (2.0) 1,637[3]

Description[edit]

The Word of Blake wanted to create quad BattleMechs, but were unable to produce the kind that they wanted until they acquired the light engine technology from the Lyran Alliance. As with many Word 'Mechs, the majority were funneled to secret units. The White Flame is as protected by its jump jets that can propel it up to 150 meters as by its fifteen tons of armor. A C3i Computer allows it to share targeting telemetry with other similarly equipped units.[4]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Tronel XIII Large Pulse Laser, Tronel XII Medium Pulse Laser, and two Diverse Optics ER Medium Lasers give the White Flame an all-energy configuration for its offensive weaponry. This gives it the ability to operate far from supply for extended periods, but the damage rate is rather low when compared to other 'Mechs of a similar size. Its strength is undoubtedly its speed, which it can use to harass enemies and keep from taking too many hits.[4]

Variants[edit]

  • WHF-3C 
    This variant's pulse lasers are replaced with a Ceres Arms Crusher Plasma Rifle that increases the heat levels in units it strikes. In order to make room for it, a ton of armor and a double heat sink were removed. The ER Medium Lasers, C3i, and anti-missile system are all retained, though the AMS only has half the ammunition available. It also carries a Heavy Duty Gyro. BV (2.0) = 1,826[5]
  • WHF-4C 
    This variant uses a Small Cockpit to free some room. A TAG and ER Medium Laser are mounted in the head, while another ER Medium Laser, two Medium Pulse Lasers, and a Snub Nose PPC make up the rest of the armament. This White Flame carries thirteen double heat sinks. BV (2.0) = 1,680[6]

References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the White Flame
  2. Technical Readout: 3067, p. 85
  3. Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged, p. 132
  4. 4.0 4.1 Technical Readout: 3067, p. 85
  5. Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged, p. 133
  6. Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged, p. 134

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