Fusion Engine - XL

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[edit] Description

The Extralight Fusion Engine (often shortened to XL Fusion Engine) is mechanically similar to a Fusion Engine but uses much lighter radiation shielding. Replacing the dense tungsten carbide of standard fusion engines with a crystalline polymer similar to that of double heat sinks, the XL fusion engine is half the mass for the same performance.

There is a penalty in bulk, however. The Inner Sphere XL fusion engine is twice as large as the standard fusion engine, while the Clan model is about two-thirds larger. The larger volume of the engines makes them much more likely to end up in the path of penetrating hits. Further, these bulkier engines intrude into the side torso bays of a BattleMech, exposing the 'Mechs to catastrophic engine damage from structural damage that would be otherwise survivable.

There is also a penalty in cost; an XL fusion engine is four times as expensive as a standard, a component that is already usually the largest cost in a BattleMech. Despite this, the allure of huge weight reduction means that the technology sees wide use (as evidenced by the long list of manufacturers below).

[edit] History

Developed by Terran Hegemony scientists, these power plants first saw use by their armed forces in 2579. By the time Kerensky left in 2784, they were already widely deployed; the subsequent chaos of the Succession Wars caused the destruction of the last XL engine manufacturing plants by 2865. The technology wouldn't resurface in the Inner Sphere until 3035, when it was rediscovered by the Lyran Commonwealth. [1]

[edit] Construction Notes

It has been indicated that the Clan model of Extralight Fusion Engines requires special materials only available from facilities on the Clan homeworlds. Wolf's Dragoons spent several years building their own engines for their OmniMechs before this material shortage compelled them to find an alternative. Rather than using the bulkier (and more vulnerable) Inner Sphere engines, they successfully developed the Light Fusion Engine, which uses the same bulk of the Clan models but at half the weight savings. This is notable as it seemed the Dragoons had little trouble reproducing other Clan equipment. [2]

[edit] Brands

Fusion Engines are produced under the following brand names:

[edit] Manufacturing

Fusion Engine - XL are manufactured on the following planets:

Brand Planet Company
200 XL Tamaron Ashton 'Mech Production Complex
240 XL Strana Mechty Bear's Den
300 XL Strana Mechty Bear's Den
300 Type I XL Arcadia Arcadia BattleMech Plant CM-03
315 Consolidated XL Arcadia Arcadia BattleMech Plant CM-T15
Clan Type 240 XL Tamaron Ashton 'Mech Production Complex
Consolidated 280 XL Barcella Barcella Alpha
Core Tek 275 XL Wernke-Talon Kallon Industries
Core Tek 275 XL New Vandenburg Vandenberg Mechanized Industries
Core Tek 275 XL Terra Blankenburg Technologies
DAV 220 XL New Avalon Corean Enterprises
Defiance 275 XL Tharkad Defiance Motors
Edasich Motors 280 XL Edasich Edasich Motors
Edasich Motors 340 XL Edasich Edasich Motors
Ford 350 XL New Earth Yankee Weapons Systems
Fusion 330 XL Huntress Huntress Production Facility Epsilon
General Systems 340 XL Huntress Phan Industrial Complex
Hermes 240 XL Wernke-Talon Kallon Industries
Hermes 240 XL Gibson Gibson Federated BattleMechs - (Free Worlds Defense Industries)
Hermes 240 XL Thermopolis Kallon Industries
Hermes 260 XL Asuncion Kallon Industries
Hermes 260 XL Oliver Brigadier Corporation
Hermes 275 XL Gibson Gibson Federated BattleMechs - (Free Worlds Defense Industries)
Hermes 275 XL Keystone Earthwerks Incorporated
Hermes 275 XL Oliver Brigadier Corporation
Hermes 275 XL Thermopolis Kallon Industries
Hermes 300 XL Connaught Kong Interstellar Corporation
Hermes 320 XL Luthien Luthien Armor Works
Hermes 320 XL Stewart Corean Enterprises
Hermes 360 XL Luthien Luthien Armor Works
Lockheed 275 XL Tharkad Lockheed-CBM Corporation
Lockheed 300 XL Tharkad Lockheed-CBM Corporation
LTV 385 XL Paradise Curtiss Militech
LTV 400 XL Luthien Luthien Armor Works
LTV 400 XL Paradise Curtiss Militech
LTV 400 XL Edasich Edasich Motors
Magna 245 XL Loxley Norse-Storm Technologies Incorporated
Magna 250 XL Corey Hellespont Industrials
Magna 250 XL New Avalon Achernar BattleMechs
Magna 250 XL Wernke-Talon Kallon Industries
Magna 250 XL Regulus Magna
Magna 250 XL Loxley Norse-Storm Technologies Incorporated
Magna 260 XL Quentin Independence Weaponry
Magna 260 XL Wernke-Talon Kallon Industries
Magna 260 XL Regulus Magna
Magna 260 XL Loxley Norse-Storm Technologies Incorporated
Magna 350 XL Corey Hellespont Industrials
Magna 350 XL Luthien Luthien Armor Works
Magna 350 XL Regulus Magna
Manatwist 245 XL Dover Wakazashi Enterprises
Manatwist 245 XL Donegal Lockheed-CBM Corporation
Manatwist 260 XL Chatham Wakazashi Enterprises
Manatwist 260 XL Donegal Lockheed-CBM Corporation
Manatwist 330 XL Dover Wakazashi Enterprises
Manatwist 330 XL Donegal Lockheed-CBM Corporation
Model SF-25 250 XL Strato Domingo Auxiliary Production Site 4
Nissan 200 XL Kagoshima Nissan General Industries
Nissan 200 XL Stewart Corean Enterprises
Nissan 200 XL St. Ives Ceres Metals Industries
Nissan 275 XL Kagoshima Nissan General Industries
Nissan 275 XL Marduk Victory - (Norse BattleMech Works)
Nissan 275 XL Nanking Kallon Industries
Omni 175 XL Kagoshima Nissan General Industries
Omni 175 XL Asuncion Kallon Industries
Pitban 240 XL Aur Edasich Motors
Pitban 285 XL Aur Edasich Motors
Pitban 300 XL Andurien Andurien AeroTech - Free Worlds Defense Industries
Pitban 300 XL Lopez Andurien AeroTech - Free Worlds Defense Industries
Pitban 300 XL Westover Andurien AeroTech - Free Worlds Defense Industries
Pitban 300 XL Aur Edasich Motors
Pitban 320 XL Gibson Gibson Federated BattleMechs - (Free Worlds Defense Industries)
Pitban 320 XL Irian Irian BattleMechs Unlimited
Pitban 320 XL Aur Edasich Motors
Pitban 400 XL Andurien Andurien AeroTech - Free Worlds Defense Industries
Pitban 400 XL Westover Andurien AeroTech - Free Worlds Defense Industries
PlasmaStar 270 XL Marik Imstar Aerospace
PlasmaStar 270 XL Alarion Bergan Industries
PlasmaStar 280 XL Axton Wangker Aerospace
PlasmaStar 280 XL Alarion Bergan Industries
Rawlings 250 XL Capella Ceres Metals Industries
Rawlings 340 XL Sian Saroyan Special Projects
RFUM 270 XL Irece Barcella Beta
Shinobi 240 XL Schuyler Wakazashi Enterprises
Shinobi 320 XL Dover Wakazashi Enterprises
Shinobi 325 XL Chatham Wakazashi Enterprises
Shipil 180 XL Skye Shipil Company
Shipil 275 XL Amity Imstar Aerospace
Shipil 275 XL Atreus Imstar Aerospace
Shipil 275 XL Marik Imstar Aerospace
Starfire 180 XL Babylon Babylon MechWorks V
Strand 265 XL Perdition Alphard Trading Corporation
Type II 175 XL Arcadia Arcadia BattleMech Plant CM-03
Type II 175 XL Huntress Huntress Production Facility Epsilon
Vlar 300 XL Al Na'ir Yori 'Mech Works
Vlar 300 XL New Avalon Corean Enterprises
Vlar 300 XL Gibson Gibson Federated BattleMechs - (Free Worlds Defense Industries)
Vlar 300 XL Kalidasa Kali Yama Weapons Industries Incorporated
Vlar 300 XL Edasich Edasich Motors
Vlar 300 XL Loxley Norse-Storm Technologies Incorporated
Vlar 300 XL St. Ives HildCo Interplanetary
Vlar 300 XL Outreach Blackwell Heavy Industries
Vlar 300 XL Terra Krupp Armament Works
VOX 225 XL Capella Ceres Metals Industries
VOX 225 XL Kagoshima Nissan General Industries
VOX 255 XL Quentin Independence Weaponry
VOX 255 XL Edasich Edasich Motors
VOX 270 XL New Vandenburg Vandenberg Mechanized Industries
VOX 280 XL Grand Base Earthwerks Incorporated
VOX 280 XL Kagoshima Nissan General Industries
VOX 280 XL Tikonov Earthwerks Incorporated
VOX 280 XL Tematagi Nimakachi Fusion Products Limited
VOX 280 XL Carlisle Bergan Industries
VOX 330 XL Tematagi Nimakachi Fusion Products Limited
Warner 180 XL Praxton Praxton Fusion Products Limited
Warner 180 XL Taurus Magna
Warner 240 XL Panpour Jalastar Aerospace
Warner 240 XL Praxton Praxton Fusion Products Limited
Model Used by
Fusion 350 Extralight [3] Clan Bowman (Mech)
300 JF Extralight [4] Clan Night Gyr (Mech)
300 Extralight [5] Clan Thresher (Mech)
285 JF Extralight [6] Clan Turkina (Mech)
315 Consolidated XL Cruising Speed: 76 kph [7] Clan Grendel (Mech)
320 light Force Xl [8] Clan Bruin (Mech)
320 Light Force XL [9] Clan 'Dragonfly (Mech)
325 XL [10] Clan Arcas (Mech)
330 XL [11] IS MS1-O Men Shen (Mech)
330 XL [12] IS Men Shen (E & F) (Mech)
330 Xl Fusion [13] Clan Wusun (Fighter)
360 type II Xl [14] Clan Kuma (Mech)
360 Type II XL [15] Clan Fenris (Mech)
360 XL [16] Clan Scytha (Fighter)
360 XL Fusion [17] Clan Vandal (Fighter)
375 XL Fusion [18] IS SA-OS2 Onslaught (Mech)
380 Heavy Force XL [19] Clan Gladiator (Mech)
385 JF Extralight Cruising Speed: 76 kph [20] Clan Black Lanner (Mech)
385 LTV XL [21] IS LGH-4W Lightray (Mech)
390 XL [22] Clan Balius (Mech)
400 Model SF-3 XL [23] Clan Gargoyle (Mech)
400 XL [24] Clan Kodiak (Mech)
AeroFusion 285 XL [25] Clan Hydaspes (Fighter)
Clan Type 240 XL series [26] Clan Canis (Mech)
Clan Type 240 XL Series [27] Clan Canis (Mech)
Dagda-Production Series A 300 XL [28] Clan Predator (Mech)
Dagda-Production Series A 300 XL [29] Clan Predator (Mech)
Dantrus 400 XL [30] IS SPT-N2 Spartan (Mech)
edasich 330 Xl [31] IS Grf-4r Griffin (Mech)
edasich Motors 180 Xl [32] IS eft-7X Eisenfaust (Mech)
Edasich Motors 180 XL [33] IS hct-5s Hatchetman (Mech)
Edasich Motors 180 XL [34] IS PRC-1N Porcupine (Mech)
Edasich Motors 225 XXL w/ Supercharger [35] IS VKH-1 Volkh (Mech)
Edasich Motors 280 XL [36] IS TLN-5W Talon (Mech)
Edasich Motors 315 XXL [37] IS SVR-5X Silver Fox (Mech)
Edasich Motors 380 XL [38] IS bnc-5s Banshee (Mech)
Edasich Motors 390 XL [39] IS MRP-3S Morpheus (Mech)
EXP 425 XXL [40] IS SQS-TH-002 Sasquatch (Mech)
Firebox 120 XL [41] Clan Mandrill (Mech)
Firebox 200 XL [42] Clan Bear Cub (Mech)
Firebox 200 XL [43] Clan Dasher (Mech)
Firebox 200 Xl [44] Clan Ursus II (Mech)
Ford 350 XL [45] IS EXC-B2 Excalibur (Mech)
Ford 375 XL [46] IS MTR-5K Maelstrom (Mech)
Fusion 225 Xl [47] Clan Shadow Hawk IIC (Mech)
Fusion 240 XL [48] Clan Pouncer (Mech)
Fusion 300 XL [49] Clan Kraken (Mech)
Fusion 325 XL [50] Clan Loki (Mech)
Fusion 330 extralight [51] Clan Dark Crow (Mech)
Fusion 330 Extralight [52] Clan Ryoken (Mech)
Fusion 400 XL [53] Clan Naga (Mech)
General Systems 120 XL [54] Clan Baboon (Mech)
General Systems 240 XL [55] Clan Lobo (Mech)
General Systems 300 XL [56] Clan Behemoth (Mech)
General Systems 340 XL [57] Clan Masakari (Mech)
Gorvachs 300 XL [58] Clan Jupiter (mech)
Great Father 210 Extra-Light [59] Clan Puma (Mech)
gteM 210 Xl [60] IS Glt-7-0 Gallant (Mech)
Heavy Force 390 (XL) [61] Clan Linebacker (Mech)
JF 200 XL [62] Clan Fire Falcon (Mech)
KalTek 340 Extralight [63] IS TLRl-O Templar (Mech)
Leenex 140 XL [64] IS KBO-7A Kabuto (Mech)
Leenex 140 XL [65] IS KBO-7B Kabuto (Mech)
Light Force 270 (XL) [66] Clan Vixen (Mech)
light Force (extralight) 210 [67] Clan Pack Hunter II (Mech)
Light Force (ExtraLight) 280 [68] Clan Arctic Wolf (Mech)
Light Force (XL) 180 [69] Clan Pack Hunter (Mech)
Light Force 360 (XL) [70] Clan Phantom (Mech)
light Force 360 (Xl) Fusion [71] Clan Night Wolf (Mech)
Me^na 350 XL [72] IS Manteuffel Attack Tank (Vehicle)
Model SF25 (XL) [73] Clan Solitaire (Mech)
Model SF-3 (XL) [74] Clan Ha Otoko (Mech)
Modified 375 Fusion XL [75] Clan Burrock (Mech)
Perdition 340 Extralight [76] IS s-str-o Striga (Aerospace Fighter)
Pharaoh 240 XL [77] IS OSR-3D Osiris (Mech)
Ragusson 375 XL [78] IS Padilla Heavy Artillery Tank (Vehicle)
Redline 350 XL [79] Clan Thor (Mech)
RFUM 270 XL [80] Clan Shadow Cat (Mech)
Second Grade 285 XL [81] Clan Heimdall (Combat Tank) (Vehicle)
Series V Fusion 315 XL [82] Clan Jenner IIC (Mech)
Starfire 180 XL [83] Clan Uller (Mech)
Starfire 300 Xl [84] Clan Tundra Wolf (Mech)
Starfire 300 XL [85] Clan Daishi (Mech)
Starfire 375 Xl [86] Clan Sphinx (Mech)
Starfire 375 XL [87] Clan Mad Cat (Mech)
Super Magna 350 Extralight [88] IS HCA-3T Hachiwara (Mech)
type 215 Xl Fusion [89] Clan Eldingar Hover Sled (Vehicle)
Type 255 Extra-Light [90] Clan Savage Coyote (Mech)
type 79 360 Xl [91] Clan Shadow Cat II (Mech)
Type 79 360 XL Fusion [92] Clan Mad Cat Mk II (Mech)
type 79 400 Xl [93] Clan Warhammer IIC (Mech)
type 79 400 Xl [94] Clan Dasher II (Mech)
Type 79 400 XL Fusion [95] Clan Phoenix Hawk IIC (Mech)
Type 79 400 XL Fusion [96] Clan Phoenix Hawk IIC (Mech)
type 81 320 Xl Fusion [97] Clan Phoenix Hawk IIC (Mech)
Type 81 Fusion 240 XL [98] Clan Clint IIC (Mech)
Type 81 Fusion 240 XL [99] Clan Clint IIC (Mech)
Type II 175 XL [100] Clan Koshi (Mech)
Warrior 240 XL [101] Clan Hankyu (Mech)
Consolidated 135 Xl [102] Clan Balac Strike VTOL (Vehicle)
VoX 280 Xl Fusion [103] IS Bolla Stealth Tank (Vehicle)
125 York XL [104] Clan Crimson Hawk (Mech)
180 Firebox XL [105] Clan Piranha (Mech)
180 XL [106] Clan Snow Fox (Mech)
320 Xl [107] Clan Carnivore assault tank (Vehicle)
200 XL [108] Clan Hunchback IIC (Mech)
200 Xl Fusion [109] Clan Joust BE 700 Medium Tank (Vehicle)
210 General Systems XL [110] Clan Ocelot (Mech)
210 XL [111] Clan Hellion (Mech)
220 XL [112] Clan Sun Cobra (Mech)
220 XL Fusion [113] Clan Bashkir (Fighter)
225 Fusion XL [114] IS HSCL-I-О Huscarl (Fighter)
240 XL Fusion [115] Clan Jengiz (Fighter)
245 XL [116] IS LST-2 Longshot (Mech)
250 XL Fusion [117] Clan Turk (Fighter)
Indy 70 extralight [118] IS Yasha VTOL (Vehicle)
250 XL Model SF-2 [119] Clan Black Hawk (Mech)
255 Fusion XL [120] IS SHV-O Shiva (Fighter)
255 Xl Fusion engine [121] Clan Marauder IIC (Mech)
275 XL [122] Clan Pariah (Mech)
280 Fusion XL [123] Clan Jagatai (Fighter)
280 Xl Fusion [124] Clan Flamberge (Mech)
280 XL Fusion [125] Clan Avar (Fighter)
280 XL Fusion [126] Clan Batu (Fighter)
300 Type I XL [127] Clan Vulture (Mech)
300 XL [128] Clan Sabutai (Fighter)
300 XL [129] Clan Icestorm (Mech)
300 XL [130] Clan Icestorm (Mech)
300 XL [131] Clan Ursus (Mech)
300 XL fusion [132] Clan Visigoth (Fighter)
300 XL fusion [133] Clan Kirghiz (Fighter)
305 XL [134] Clan Crimson Langur (Mech)
315 XL Fusion [135] Clan Sulla (Fighter)
175 JF Extralight [136] Clan Cougar (Mech)
175 JF Extralight [137] Clan Cougar(F & G) (Mech)
Ceres Motors 240 Extralight [138] IS ABS-3L Anubis (Mech)
ER Motors 275 Extra Light [139] IS eyk-45a Eyleuka (mech)
extralight 315 Fusion [140] Clan Goshawk II (Mech)
Type 330 Extralight [141] Clan Enyo Strike Tank (Vehicle)

[edit] Bibliography

[edit] References

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