Chigger CHG-1 -- Anti-infantry ultralight zombie 'mech.

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Chigger CHG-1

Mass: 10 tons
Chassis: Endo Steel Quad
Power Plant: Mazda 70 Fusion
Cruising Speed: 75.6 kph
Maximum Speed: 118.8 kph
Jump Jets: None
Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: Ferro-Fibrous
2 Small Pulse Laser
Manufacturer: Unknown
Primary Factory: Unknown
Communication System: Unknown
Targeting & Tracking System: Unknown
Introduction Year: 3067
Tech Rating/Availability: F/X-X-E-E
Cost: 796,033 C-bills

An incredibly inexpensive second-line unit, the Chigger is deceptively dangerous. Two small pulse lasers, a blistering top speed, and a small stature make it incredibly deadly for its weight class, and the use of a standard engine coupled with a lack of ammunition-based weaponry make it exceptionally hard to kill with infantry-scale weapons. However, it is quite susceptible to larger weapons, with a single hit from a large laser being more than sufficient to expose the engine. In 3070, an experimental refit went out to address this, which replaced the armor with the then-recently developed Ferro-Lamellor, and traded the Pulse Lasers for lighter and more powerful ER Lasers.

Ultralight Zombie 'mech. Well-suited to anti-infantry and scouting roles, along with swarming tactics. Small, fast, and hard to hit. Can be packed into DropShips with ease.

The Chigger is infamous for its tendency to be deployed in vast numbers, made possible by its incredibly low cost and compact profile. It is often issued to Solahma Mechwarriors, and usually put on riot-control or scouting duty.

Type: Chigger
Technology Base: Mixed (Advanced)
Tonnage: 10
Battle Value: 295

Equipment Mass
Internal Structure Endo Steel 0.5
Engine 70 Fusion 2
Walking MP: 7
Running MP: 11
Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sink 10 0
Gyro 1
Small Cockpit 2
Armor Factor (Ferro) 45 2.5

Internal Armor
Structure Value
Head 3 9
Center Torso 4 6
Center Torso (rear) 2
R/L Torso 3 5
R/L Torso (rear) 1
FR/L Leg 2 4
RR/L Leg 2 4

and Ammo Location Critical Heat Tonnage
2 Heat Sink FRL 2 - 2.0
2 Heat Sink RLL 2 - 2.0
2 Heat Sink FLL 2 - 2.0
2 Small Pulse Laser HD 2 2 2.0
2 Heat Sink RRL 2 - 2.0

Compact 'Mech
Narrow/Low Profile
Difficult Ejection
Non-Standard Parts

Named after the annoying biting/burrowing insect, and not to be confused with a certain other word.
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Fun Fact: The Chigger CHG-1 began life on the drawing board as the Cheapskate CHP-3, a concept 'mech with a BV of only 15!
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