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|Mech type||Clan BattleMech|
|Chassis||Bergan Version 6.3 Endo Steel|
|Armor||Compound 12A1 Standard w/ CASE|
|Communications System||Garret L15|
|Targeting Tracking System||RCA Instatrac Version 8|
|Heat Sinks||15 Double Heat Sinks|
|Jump Jets||Clan Standard Type A3|
Following the move of Clan Ghost Bear to the Inner Sphere, Khan Bjorn Jorgensson ordered the creation of a new BattleMech. The Arcas was designed as a symbol to mark the beginning of a new era, so Loremaster Laurie Tseng named it after a character in the mythology of the Greeks who eventually became the constellation known as Ursa Minor. First produced in 3061, the Arcas is expensive for a second-line 'Mech. It utilizes an XL Engine that enables it to move up to 86 km/h and jump jets for a maximum jump capacity of one hundred fifty meters at a time. The Arcas mounts thirteen and a half tons of standard armor, the most a 'Mech of its size can carry.
Weapons and Equipment
For long range combat, the Arcas carries a Series 7K ER Large Laser in each arm. When the Arcas' opponent closes, it can bring three Smartshot Mk. V Streak SRM-4s and a pair of Kolibri Delta Series Medium Pulse Lasers to bear. These accurate weapons help the second-line warrior once an enemy gets close. Fifteen double heat sinks help keep the 'Mech cool.
In German products the unit's proper name was perfectly translated to Arkas, which is the common German transliteration from Greek Ἀρκάς.