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Eris

Eris
Eris
Production information
Manufacturer Kallon Weapon Industries
Model ERS-2N
Class Medium
Technical specifications
'Mech type Inner Sphere BattleMech
Mass 50 tons
Chassis N&D HLBM endo steel
Armor Kallon Royalstar with CASE II
Engine Hermes 250 XL
Communications System Garret T20-C
Targeting Tracking System Garret A6
Heat Sinks 10 double
Speed 86 km/h
Jump Jets Chilton 360 with partial wing
Armament
BV (2.0) 1,400[1]


Description[edit]

The Eris began as an attempt by Nashan Diversified to branch out of IndustrialMechs and into BattleMechs along with the Inner Sphere's other major BattleMech manufacturers. It was originally called the Hel, but the LCAF rejected the design, and Nashan Diversified was only able to sell a few to mercenaries and independent worlds before Defiance Industries stopped supplying Nashan with some necessary components. The specifications for the Hel were sold to Kallon Weapon Industries, who went on to redesign the 'Mech as a skirmisher ideally suited for the sort of fighting that was going on in the former Free Worlds League following the end of the Jihad.[2]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The armament of the Eris was very similar to that of the Wolverine, which was also manufactured by Kallon. As such, they tried to distinguish the design by adding a partial wing, which improved its mobility in rough terrain and also allowed them to market it as a competitor to the Phoenix Hawk being sold by Earthwerks. The energy weaponry that the Hel had used were replaced with a snub-nose PPC and three small X-Pulse lasers, and the Hel's missile launchers were replaced with MML-5s.[2]

Variants[edit]

  • ERS-3R 
    Designed to act as a heavy striker and interdictor, this variant replaced the MML-5s with RL-10s and added an Angel ECM suite, as well as additional armor.[2]

Related BattleMechs[edit]

  • Hel - This was the original basis for the Eris.[2]

References[edit]

  1. Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 18, p. 7
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 18, p. 6

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