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Brooks, Inc.

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Brooks, Inc.
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Interstellar Company Yes
Primary Site(s) Andurien
Irian
Kendall
Liberty
Suzano
Primary Products Aerospace fighters
Vehicles


Brooks Incorporated is a combat vehicle manufacturer in the Free Worlds League.

Overview[edit]

Brooks Incorporated is an interstellar company with sites on three worlds.

The company is mostly known for the Galleon light tank, but has also developed several other combat vehicles such as the Harasser hovertank and the Bulwark assault vehicle.

The company's largest part of the business is the components maket, with their StarSlab armor commonly employed on League 'Mechs and also exported to the Magistracy of Canopus and Taurian Concordat.[1]

Brooks Inc. was able to take advantage of the aftermath of the Jihad to acquire technology from Michaelson Heavy Industries, as it was nearly bankrupt at that time, and it utilized that technology in the development of the Aeron, a Strike VTOL based upon prototypes and concepts developed by the Word of Blake in the 3060s. Brooks Inc. was not above using technology acquired through somewhat dubious means, such as the Targeting Computer, with the company taking a robust attitude towards the potential for legal troubles this might cause.[2]

In the 3080s the Duchy of Tamarind found itself embroiled in a legal and economic tangle with Brooks Inc. A manufacturer within the Duchy, Maxwell Planetary Defense Consortium (MPDC), had been producing a version of the Thumper Artillery Vehicle since the later years of the Jihad. The Duchy government had given the MPDC a production contract as a means of growing the Duchy's military defense industry, despite the Duchy's lack of experience in such matters. The production had been rife with problems... and the design was also based on Brooks Inc. intellectual property rights. As the Inner Sphere began to return to normal, Brooks Inc. found out about the MPDC vehicle, and immediately filed a civil suit with the Duchy government.[3]

When MPDC and the Duchy of Tamarind rejected the initial suit on grounds of national security, Brooks Inc. used their substantial interstellar economic pull to embargo MPDC sales to other states in the region. Following swift negotiations on all parts, the matter was finally resolved with a token cash payment for royalties to Brooks Inc, recognition of the licensing for the Thumper, and government-furnished construction of plants within the Duchy of Tamarind to produce the chassis and ECM components for the Thumper. In exchange, Brooks Inc used their expertise to assist in the construction of the various plants within Duchy space, and began line production of the new Thumper vehicle from their plants on Irian from 3089. Whether the costs for building the factories came directly from the Duchy or from breach of contract penalties against MPDC is unknown.[3]

Leadership[edit]

The CEO of Brooks Inc. in 3067 was Walter Meschini, a distant relative of Duchess Humphreys.[1]

Manufacturing[edit]

Brooks Incorporated has manufacturing centers on the following planets:

Andurien[edit]

The Andurien plant was undamaged and operating at full capacity in 3079.[4]

Components produced on Andurien:[5][6][7][8][9]
Component Type
Vehicles
Aeron Strike VTOL[6] VTOL (As of 3082)
Harasser[1][7][5][10] Hovercraft
Galleon[1][7][10] Tracked Vehicles
Moltke Main Battle Tank[8][10] Tracked Vehicles
Arrow IV Assault Vehicle[11] Tracked Vehicles
Coolant Truck[citation needed] Wheeled Vehicles
Mobile HQ[citation needed] Wheeled Vehicles
Thumper (Combat Vehicle)[9][10] Wheeled Vehicles
Internal Combustion Engine
GM 100 ICE [citation needed]
GM 120 Classic II ICE Harasser[7][5]
GTEM 180 ICE Galleon[7]
Fusion Engine
GTEM 210 [citation needed]
Strand 220 Thumper[9]
Extralight Fusion Engine
Nissan 160 XL Aeron[6]
Vlar 300 XL Moltke MBT[8]
Armor (BattleMechs & Combat Vehicles)
Durallex Heavy Thumper[9]
StarSlab-1 Shipped to the Federated Commonwealth for Locust[7]
StarSlab-2 Harasser[7][5]
StarSlab-3 Galleon[7]
StarSlab-6 Galleon[7]
Ferro-fibrous Armor
Durralex Super Heavy ferro-fibrous Aeron[6]
StarSlab-7 Heavy ferro-fibrous Moltke MBT[8]
Communications System
Irian E.A.R. 5 Thumper[9]
Maxell 500 Galleon[7][5]
Maxell 650 Moltke MBT[8]
Maxell 1500w/ECM Aeron[6]
Targeting-Tracking System
Irian FFE-9 Thumper[9]
Maxell TA50 [citation needed]
Maxell TA55 Galleon[7][5]
Maxell TA65 Aeron[6]
Maxell TA86 w/TAG Moltke MBT[8]
Small Laser
Diverse Optics Type 10 Galleon[7]
Medium Laser
Hellion-V Galleon[7]
Medium Pulse Laser
Priestly 600p [citation needed]
ER Large Laser
Hellion-a III Aeron[6]
SRM-6
SureShot Mk VI Harasser[7][5]

Security Forces: Brooks Guardians (1 Company of armor)[12]

Irian[edit]

Components produced on Irian:[3][13][14]
Component Type
Vehicles
Harasser[1][5] Hovercraft
GAL-102 Galleon[1] Tracked Vehicles - Light Tank
Main Gauche[1][13] Tracked Vehicles
Stygian[1][14] Hovercraft - Strike Tank
Thumper (Combat Vehicle)[9] Wheeled Vehicles
Thumper (Angel) (from 3089)[3] Wheeled Vehicles
Internal Combustion Engine
GM 120 Classic II ICE Harasser[5]
GTEM 180 ICE Galleon[15]
Fuel cell
Strand 220 Fusion Cell Thumper (Angel)[3]
Fusion Engine
GM 120 Main Gauche[13]
GTEM 210 [citation needed]
Magna 185 Stygian[14]
Armor (BattleMechs & Combat Vehicles)
Durallex Heavy w/CASE II Thumper (Angel)[3]
Jolassa 320 Main Gauche[13]
Maximillian 43 Stygian[14]
StarSlab-2 Harasser[5]
StarSlab-3.6 Galleon[citation needed]
Communications System
Garret T21-C Main Gauche[13]
Irian E.A.R. 5 w/Angel ECM Suite Thumper (Angel)[3]
Maxell 500 Galleon[citation needed]
Maxell 600b Stygian[14]
Targeting-Tracking System
Corean B-Tech Main Gauche[13]
Irian FFE-9 Thumper (Angel)[3]
Maxell TA50 [citation needed]
Maxell TA55 Galleon[citation needed]
Maxell TA70 Stygian[14]
Thumper Artillery Piece
Edward Industries Thumper (Angel)[3]
Light Gauss Rifle
Imperator Type II Main Gauche[13]
Medium Laser
Diverse Optics Stygian[14]
SRM-6
SureShot Mk VI Harasser[5]
SRM-2
Hovertec Thumper (Angel)[3]
LRM-15
Magna Longbow Stygian[14]
Machine Gun
Voelkers 200 Main Gauche[13] & Thumper (Angel)[3]

Kendall[edit]

During the Jihad the plant lost 60% of its staff. In 3079 the plant was operating at 70% of its maximum.[4]

Components produced on Kendall:[16][17]
Component Type
Vehicles
Bulwark Assault Vehicle[16] Tracked Vehicles
Galleon[1][17][18] Tracked Vehicles
Main Gauche[1][18] Tracked Vehicles
Internal Combustion Engine
GTEM 180 ICE Galleon[17]
Armor (BattleMechs & Combat Vehicles)
StarSlab-2.6 Galleon[17]
Ferro-fibrous Armor
Durallex Special Heavy Ferro-Fibrous Bulwark[16]
Fusion Engine
GTEM 210 [citation needed]
Extralight Fusion Engine
Strand 340 XL Bulwark[16]
Communications System
Maxell 500 Galleon[17]
Maxell 700 Bulwark[16]
Targeting-Tracking System
Maxell TA55 Galleon[17]
Maxell TA92 Bulwark[16]
Heavy PPC
Fusigon Strongtooth Bulwark[16]
Improved Heavy Gauss Rifle
Imperator Titan's Wrath Bulwark[16]
Small Laser
Diverse Optics Type 10 Galleon[17]
Medium Laser
Hellion-V Galleon[17]
Medium Pulse Laser
Priestly 600p [citation needed]

Carver V/Liberty[edit]

Known as Carver V at the time, this line was likely destroyed in the fierce fighting during the Amaris Coup.[citation needed]

Components produced on Carver V:[19]
Component Type
Aerospace Fighter
IRN-SD1 Ironsides[19] medium aerospace fighter
Frame
Lockheed FairFax Ironsides[19]
Fusion Engine
GM 260 Ironsides[19]
Armor - Aerospace Fighters & Conventional Aircraft
SearWeave Ironsides[19]
Communications System
OP/1/2/3.66 Mk IIa Ironsides[19]
Targeting-Tracking System
Ryder Track IV Ironsides[19]

Suzano[edit]

Components produced on Suzano:[5]
Component Type
Vehicle
Harasser[5] Hovercraft
Internal Combustion Engine
GM 120 Classic II ICE Harasser[5]
Armor (BattleMechs & Combat Vehicles)
Star Slab-2 Standard Harasser[5]
Communications System
Maxell 500 Harasser[5]
Targeting-Tracking System
Maxell TA55 Harasser[5]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Handbook: House Marik, p. 127, "Brooks,Inc. Profile"
  2. Technical Readout: 3085 Supplemental, p. 12
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 54, "Thumper (Angel) Artillery Vehicle"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Objectives: Free Worlds League, p. 4
  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 Technical Readout: 3026 Revised, p. 22, "Produced Harasser Components Components"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 Technical Readout: 3085 Supplemental, p. 12, "Aeron produced by Brooks after the Jihad in 3082 on Andurien".
  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 Objective Raids, p. 118, " Produced Brooks Inc. Components"
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 Technical Readout: 3085, p. 42, "Production of Moltke MBT on Andurien".
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 75, "Thumper Artillery Vehicle"
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Objectives: Free Worlds League, p. 20
  11. Technical Readout: 3145 Capellan Confederation, p. 22
  12. Objective Raidsp. 118
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 Technical Readout: 3067, p. 67, "Main Gauche Profile"
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 Technical Readout: 3067, p. 12, "Produced Stygian Components"
  15. Technical Readout 3058 Upgrade p.68
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 16.6 16.7 Technical Readout: 3145 Free Worlds League, p. 20, "Produced Bulwark Components"
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 17.6 17.7 Objective Raids, p. 129, "Produced Galleon Components"
  18. 18.0 18.1 Objectives: Free Worlds League, p. 29
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 19.6 Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade, p. 240, "Produced Ironsides Components on Liberty"

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