Devastator

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Devastator
Production information
Manufacturer Norse-Storm BattleMechs Inc.
Corean Enterprises[1]
Production Year 3036[2]
Model DVS-2
Class Assault
Cost 22,398,000 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 100 tons
Chassis Star League XT
Armor Durallex Heavy
Engine Vlar 300 XL
Speed 54.0 km/h
Armament
BV (1.0) 2,093[3]
BV (2.0) 2,481[4]

Contents

Description

General Kerensky himself designed the specifications for the Devastator to make up for perceived flaws in the prototype Titan. However, when Stefan Amaris seized the reigns of the Terran Hegemony, production of the Devastator was stalled until the invasion of Terra, when a mere six prototypes were delivered to the Star League Defense Force. After its deployment in the battle for Terra, the Devastator remained lost to the Inner Sphere for centuries, until troops from the Federated Suns chanced upon the blueprints in a Star League base on the world of Hoff in 3023. A downgraded version of the 'Mech was prototyped in 3033 by the NAIS, using technology available at the time. It was not until 3044 that a Devastator appeared that was constructed using the intended technologies (DVS-2); this version was finally put in production by 3048.

The Devastator is powered by a Vlar 300 XL Engine giving it a top speed of 54 km/h. The 'Mech is protected by eighteen and a half tons of Durallex Heavy armor and has fourteen double heat sinks to dissipate waste heat.

Armament

The Devastator carries an arsenal focused on long-range combat. The primary weapons are a pair of Poland Main Model A Gauss Rifles backed up by two Donal PPCs. For close combat, the Devastator carries four Intek Medium Lasers, one of which is mounted in the rear of the center torso to keep enemy infantry from getting too ambitious.

Variants

  • DVS-1D - The low-tech version of the Devastator, the 1D used a standard engine, so components had to be downgraded. The Gauss Rifles became Autocannon/10s and the PPCs were replaced with Large Lasers. One ton of armor was removed, while fifteen single heat sinks strained to keep the 'Mech's heat under control. The vast majority of these that were produced were upgraded by the late 3060s, leaving most 1Ds in the hands of the Taurian Concordat. BV (1.0) = 1,402, BV (2.0) = 1,858[5]
  • DVS-3 - The DVS-3 variant of the Devastator increases the 'Mechs longevity on the battlefield. To do this, the 'Mech has increased its ammunition load for its Gauss Rifles by two tons and the armor protection has been increased by half a ton. The 'Mech mounts a rear mounted Small Laser with the rear mounted Medium Laser, using the weight leftover by the removal of the three forward facing Medium Lasers. BV (1.0) = 2,182[6], BV (2.0) = 2,452[7]

Custom Variants

  • DVS-X10 MUSE EARTH - The Devastator MUSE EARTH project created to push the limitations of existing Assault 'Mechs to new heights during the Jihad. Their first step was to install a 400 rated XXL Engine to increase the Devastator's maximum ground speed to 64 km/h. By combining a Supercharger with a MASC system, the engineers assigned to this project created a design that that can move at a top speed of over 100 km/h for short bursts. Not content with nearly twenty tons of Reactive Armor, the engineers also armored the 'Mech's cockpit, Compact Gyro, Supercharger, and the shoulder and hip actuators. The MUSE EARTH Devastator carries a Heavy PPC and PPC Capacitor in each arm and a pair of Medium Variable Speed Pulse Lasers in the center torso. To make room for all the armor, large engine, and supercharger, the MUSE EARTH uses a Compact Gyro and an Endo Composite skeleton. BV (2.0) = 3,344[8]

Notable 'Mechs and pilots

BattleMech Gallery

References

  1. Objectives: Federated Suns, p. 12
  2. MUL online date for the Devastator
  3. Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, p. 157
  4. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 298
  5. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 299
  6. Combat Operaions, p. 131
  7. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 300
  8. Experimental Technical Readout: Davion, p. 6
  9. Patriots and Tyrants
  • McCarron's Armored Cavalry (scenario pack), pp. 18-19
  • Technical Readout: 3058, pp. 146-147

Bibliography