Bellona

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Bellona Hover Tank
Production information
Manufacturer HH Complex Beta
Production Year 3070[1]
Mission Dragoon/Cavalry
Type Hover
Cost 1,699,075 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 45 tons
Armor Forging HTT05
Engine Fusion Type 170
Speed 150 km/h
Crew 3
Communications System Series XII ComSys
Targeting Tracking System Build IX TTS
Heat Sinks 10
Armament
BV (2.0) 1,018[2][3]


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DescriptionEdit

In the late 3060s, under Khan James Cobb's command, Clan Hell's Horses began preparation for a renewed presence in the Inner Sphere. The scientist caste saw this as an opportunity to create a new cavalry vehicle, which they called the Bellona. Designed as a striker and flanker, the Bellona carries enough firepower on a nimble enough frame to keep up with even the fastest-advancing lines.[4]

The original specs called for tracks, but test pilots for the vehicle cited that "speed is armor", which led to the Bellona being redesigned as a hovertank. The vehicle has eight tons of armor to protect the hull and motive systems.[4]

Coming off production lines on Tiber in the Kerensky Cluster, a large number were sent through the long chain of JumpShips to front-line Clusters fighting trials against Clan Wolf in the early 3070s.[4]

The vehicle has been seen in combat operations with variety of factions in Inner Sphere as late as the mid-3130s.

Weapons and EquipmentEdit

The main gun is a Type 9 Ultra-Class 10 Autocannon with two tons of ammunition. It is mounted with two Type 14b Flamers in its turret. To deal with unarmored infantry, the vehicle has a pair of Series HL-II Light Machine Guns in its nose and one for each of its left and right sides.[4]

VariantsEdit

  • Laser 
    To reduce ammunition dependency, the autocannon and one Flamer are dropped for an Extended Range Large Laser and an LRM-10. Although the LRM is still ammunition hungry, it is primarily for harassment. The variant was still on the drawing board as of 3075.[4] BV (2.0) = 1,262[5], 1,270[6]

NotesEdit

MWDA Dossier for Savoni is incorrect, due to fluff for the JI100 Recovery vehicle in place of the Bellona.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. MUL online date for the Bellona
  2. Technical Readout: 3075, p. 129
  3. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 246
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Technical Readout: 3075, pg. 128
  5. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged, p. 102
  6. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 247
  7. Technical Readout: 3150, p. 222

BibliographyEdit