Ebony

Ebony
Ebony
Production information
Manufacturer Majesty Metals and Manufacturing,[1]

Hellespont 'Mech Works[1]

Production Year 3081[2]
Model MEB-9
Class Light
Cost 5,460,834 C-bills[2]
Technical specifications
'Mech type Inner Sphere BattleMech
Mass 25 tons
Chassis Majesty MLIX endo steel[1]
Armor Hellespont Light stealth armor[1]
Engine Magna 250 XL engine[1]
Communications System Majesty COMSET with Guardian ECM suite[1]
Targeting Tracking System Majesty 032-199[1]
Heat Sinks 10 double heat sinks[1]
Speed 162[1] km/h
Armament
BV (2.0) 1,012[1][2][3]


Description[edit]

The Ebony is a light BattleMech produced jointly by the Magistracy of Canopus and the Capellan Confederation. This stealthy BattleMech first appeared in 3081, and was reportedly being built in factories on Canopus IV and Sian. The 'Mech is allegedly named for the Magistracy's secret intelligence branch, the Ebon Magistrate.[1]

When it made its first appearance, the design's origins, including as far back to where it was built, was a mystery to intelligence agencies. Large concentrations of the design were found among Capellan forces on the border of the still forming Republic of the Sphere.[1]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Ebony's only offensive weapon is its right arm-mounted Ceres Arms Thrasher snub-nose PPC.[1] Triple Strength Myomer is also installed, but a MechWarrior would need to disengage some of its 10 double heat sinks in order to quickly activate it; with the TSM engaged, the Ebony is able to reach speeds over 160 km/h. The design employs five-and-a-half tons of stealth armor, powered by a Guardian ECM suite, to both protect and allow it to move into position to attack its target.[1]

Variants[edit]

  • MEB-11 
    The -11 is a second variant produced for the Ebony, which initially was not popular with its pilots. The MEB-11 swaps out the snub-nose PPC for a plasma rifle with a single ton of ammunition. In order to make room for the rifle's ammunition, the 'Mech's cockpit was downsized to a small cockpit.[1] BV (2.0) = 1,135[6][7]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Ebony has the following Design Quirks:[13]

References[edit]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 Technical Readout: 3085, pp. 58–59: "MEB-9 Ebony"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 MUL online data for the Ebony
  3. Records Sheets: 3085 Print Edition, p. 40
  4. 4.0 4.1 MUL online data for the Ebony MEB-10 variant
  5. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 84
  6. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 85
  7. MUL online data for the Ebony MEB-11 variant
  8. 8.0 8.1 MUL online data for the Ebony MEB-12 variant
  9. 9.0 9.1 Technical Readout: 3145, p. 210: "New Tech, New Upgrades - MEB-12/MEB-13 Ebony"
  10. Record Sheets: 3145 New Tech, New Upgrades, p. 79
  11. 11.0 11.1 MUL online data for the Ebony MEB-13 variant
  12. Record Sheets: 3145 New Tech, New Upgrades, p. 80
  13. BattleMech Manual, p. 91: BattleMech Quirk Table - Ebony Entry

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