Cricket

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Cricket
Cricket
Production information
Manufacturer Luthien Armor Works
Production Year 3132[1]
Model RWN-01
Class Light
Technical specifications
'Mech type Inner Sphere BattleMech
Mass 30 tons
Chassis New Samarkand Class 22 composite chassis[2]
Armor Durallex Ballistic-Reinforced
Engine GM 210 XXL engine
Communications System Sipher CommSys 4
Targeting Tracking System Dynatec 990 with targeting computer
Heat Sinks double heat sinks
Speed 118 km/h (150 km/h with MASC)
Jump Jets Icarus 81
Armament

2x Light PPC

BV (2.0) 1,169[2]


Description[edit]

The Cricket 'Mech was developed by the DCMS as a raider and harasser. Originally it was named the Roweena after Roweena Kurita, but the ISF suspected the designer was a Black Dragon Society sympathizer so a new name was assigned. The Cricket uses every weight saving technology possible to free enough room to have a high ground speed and pack on more armor. Capable of reaching over 150 km/h, it can also jump 180 meters at a time thanks to six jump jets. Despite its high speed and jump capability, the Cricket is unpopular for scouting and recon as it has a cramped cockpit and no electronics.

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

Built on a composite chassis and equipped with a small cockpit, XL gyro, and XXL engine, the Cricket carries a pair of light PPCs tied into an advanced targeting computer to allow accurate long-ranged fire. The smaller, lighter equipment allows the Cricket to carry nine tons of ballistic reinforced armor. This makes it resistant to the weapons often employed by the AFFS. The downside to these advanced systems is increased maintenance times; The Cricket has developed a reputation as a "hangar queen".

Variants[edit]

There are no variants of the Cricket.

Design Quirks[edit]

Notable Pilots[edit]

See Category:Notable Cricket Pilots

References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the Cricket
  2. 2.0 2.1 Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 6, p. 4

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