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|'Mech type||Inner Sphere BattleMech|
|Chassis||Kallon Light Type 2AXQ|
|Armor||Kallon Light Ferro-Fibrous|
|Engine||Omni 175 XL|
|Communications System||Irian TelStar|
|Targeting Tracking System||GuideRite with Laser Coordination Link|
|Heat Sinks||13 double|
The Falcon Hawk has what is probably the longest development time of any 'Mech in history. Originally engineered and designed in 2794, the rapid loss of technology during the Succession Wars delayed its production until 3057, and even then only thanks to the recovery of a Star League memory core on Helm by the Gray Death Legion. The Falcon Hawk is powered by an Omni 175 XL engine that provides a top speed of 86.4 km/h, making it relatively slow for its weight class. This is done so the Falcon Hawk could carry the weapons needed for its role as a long-range sniper. The 'Mech carries seven tons of armor to protect it from return fire, and while this is not a very thick hide, the Falcon Hawk can take advantage of cover and wooded terrain to make itself extremely hard target to hit at range while using its long range weapon to strike at targets on the battlefield.
Weapons and Equipment
The Falcon Hawk is armed with a Fusigon Longtooth ER PPC as its primary weapon, which allows engage targets at up to 690 meters. For close range combat the 'Mech carries two Tronel XII medium pulse lasers and a Diverse Optics small pulse laser. In the event that an enemy is able to circle into its rear arc, the Falcon Hawk is prepared with a Martell medium laser to defend its rear armor.
- The discontinued 9K1A variant of the Falcon Hawk reduces its long-range capabilities, but increases the raw firepower available. The ER PPC has been removed as well as the two medium pulse lasers. These have been replaced with an ER large laser, a standard large laser, and a medium laser; the original medium laser was retained. This weapons configuration provides the Falcon Hawk with a capable medium to long-range arsenal. BV (1.0) = 900, BV (2.0) = 1,040
- A variant sold exclusively to the Word of Blake, the 9K1B variant of the Falcon Hawk is a major upgrade of the design. The ER PPC, both medium pulse lasers, and the small pulse laser have all been removed, replaced with an ER large laser and a trio of ER medium lasers. The saved weight has been used to add a TAG laser designator, a Beagle active probe, and a Guardian ECM suite. This variant replaced the 9K1A in production. BV (1.0) = 968, BV (2.0) = 1,116
- In German products, the unit's proper name was altered to Habichtsfalke, which instead means Brown Falcon, and is misspelled – it should be Habichtfalke. The model code was accordingly changed to HBFK-9K.
- Technical Readout: Clan Invasion, pp. 102–103: "FNHK-9K Falcon Hawk"
- MUL online date for the Falcon Hawk
- Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, pp. 122-123, "Falcon Hawk Profile"
- Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 157
- Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 199
- Technical Readout: 3058, p. 98, "Falcon Hawk"
- Combat Operations, p. 130
- Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 158
- Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 200
- Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 159
- Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 201
- BattleMech Manual, p. 91 Design Quirk Table - Falcon Hawk Entry.