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Blankenburg Technologies

Blankenburg Technologies
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Company Information
Interstellar Company Yes
Primary Site(s) Soul
Terra
Primary Products BattleMechs
Satellites


Overview[edit]

Blankenburg Technologies is one subsidiary of Independence Weaponry.[1] During Independence Weaponry's revamp of the old Blankenburg facility on Soul, they discovered that 90% of the parts used in the Katana were actually interchangeable with those of the BattleMaster. Not one to waste such an opportunity, Independence rushed to set up a second manufacturing line on Soul to produce the popular and venerable command 'Mech. When Blankenburg took back control of the facility in 3064, it was a simple matter for them to complete the upgrade and put the BattleMaster into production.[citation needed]

Manufacturing[edit]

Blankenburg Technologies has manufacturing centers on the following planets:

Soul[edit]

Note: During the Jihad, the facility on Soul suffered no losses of capital and personnel and had a full production volume of 100% in 3079.[2][3]

Components produced on Soul:[4]
Component Type
Mechs
BLR-CM BattleMaster[4][3] Assault BattleMech
CRK-5003-2 Katana[4][5] Assault BattleMech
CRK-5003-C Katana[4][5] Assault BattleMech
CRK-5003-CJ Katana[4][5][3] Assault BattleMech
Tai-Sho[3] Assault BattleMech
Chassis
Geometric 530 Hardcore Katana[5] & BattleMaster[citation needed]
Fusion Engine
Strand 255 Katana[5] & BattleMaster[citation needed]/Shipped to Quentin for Taisho
Extralight Fusion Engine
Strand 340 XL BattleMaster[citation needed]
Jump Jets
Geotec 300 Katana[5] & BattleMaster[citation needed]
Armor (BattleMechs & Combat Vehicles)
CarboStrand 30 Weight AS Katana[5] & BattleMaster[citation needed]
Communications System
GRPNTR Groundpainter 5 Katana[5] & BattleMaster[citation needed]
Targeting-Tracking System
Scope 30 RNDST Katana[5] & BattleMaster[citation needed]
Small Laser
Dodd Katana[5]
Medium Pulse Laser
Blankenburg Shipped to Hun Ho for Grasshopper & Cerberus[citation needed]
Large Laser
Magna Mk.III Katana[5]
LB 10-X AC
Blankenburg Katana[5]
SRM-6
Holly-6 Katana[5]

Terra[edit]

Components produced on Terra:[6][5]
Component Type
Mechs
GRM-R-PR29 Grim Reaper[6] Medium BattleMech
GRM-R-P30 Grim Reaper[6] Medium BattleMech
GRM-R-P31 Grim Reaper[6] Medium BattleMech
CRK-5003-2 Crockett[5] Assault BattleMech
CRK-5003-3 Crockett[5] Assault BattleMech
CRK-5004-1 Crockett[7] Assault BattleMech
Satellite
Cassion Payload Satellite[8] Satellite
Chassis
Gigi 200 Grim Reaper[6]
Geometric 530 Hard Core Crockett[5]
Fusion Engine
Strand 255 Crockett[5]
Extralight Fusion Engine
Core Tek 275 XL Grim Reaper[6] & Griffin
Jump Jets
Geotec 300 Crockett[citation needed]
Armor (BattleMechs & Combat Vehicles)
CarboStrand 30 Weight AS Crockett[5]
Ferro-fibrous Armor
StarGuard 3056 ferro-fibrous Grim Reaper[6]
Communications System
Groundpainter 5 Crockett[5]
Marshall 333 Grim Reaper[6]
Marshall Long-Talk [citation needed]
Targeting-Tracking System
Blankenburg Trooper Chevalier
O/P Scanoptic 400BP Grim Reaper[6]
Small Laser
Dodd Crockett[5]
Medium Laser
Blankenburg [citation needed]
Medium Pulse Laser
Blankenburg Grim Reaper[6]
ER Large Laser
Blankenburg 25 Crockett[5], Chevalier & Shootist[citation needed]
Large Pulse Laser
Blankenburg for Export[citation needed]
LB 2-X AC
Blankenburg for Export[citation needed]
LB 10-X AC
Blankenburg Crockett[5]
ER PPC
Blankenburg 200 Grim Reaper, Griffin, Grand Crusader II & Raijin II[citation needed]
Light PPC
Blankenburg [citation needed]
Heavy PPC
Blankenburg Heavy PPC[citation needed]
Anti-Missile System
McArthur Excalibur, Initiate, White Flame, Cobra & Spartan[citation needed]
McArthur II anti-missile system - Grim Reaper[6]
LRM-20
Holly Grim Reaper[6]
SRM-6
Holly Grim Reaper[6]

References[edit]

  1. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 159
  2. Objectives: Draconis Combine, p. 4, "State of the Industry Table"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Objectives: Draconis Combine, p. 15
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Handbook: House Kurita, p. 158, "Pillar Of Jade (Economics) - Independence Weaponry"
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 5.17 5.18 5.19 5.20 5.21 5.22 Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade, p. 94, "Produced Crockett Components"
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 6.12 Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, p. 44, "Produced Grim Reaper Components"
  7. Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade, p. 218, "Crockett Profile"
  8. Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex, p. 138, "Cassion Satellite Profile"

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