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Fire Falcon

Fire Falcon
Fire Falcon
Production information
Manufacturer Ironhold Alpha Complex[1]

Olivetti Weapons[1][2]

Production Year 3052[3]
Model Prime
Class Light
Cost 4,706,771 C-bills
Technical specifications
'Mech type Clan OmniMech
Mass 25 tons
Chassis JF 3 Light Endo-Steel
Armor Compound JF Ferro-Fibrous
Engine JF 200 XL
Communications System JF Integrated
Targeting Tracking System Series JFVIII KITT
Heat Sinks 10 double
Speed 129 km/h
Armament

Primary configuration

BV (1.0) 1,281[4][5]
BV (2.0) 1,451 [1][6]


Description[edit]

The Fire Falcon was created in the early-3050s, apparently as a replacement for the Mist Lynx; it is faster, has more front-facing armor, and more pod space, though it lacks the jump jets of that earlier 'Mech. It makes use of weight-saving materials in the form of an XL engine, an endo steel internal structure, and four tons of ferro-fibrous armor. Clan Jade Falcon first produced this OmniMech on their capital of Ironhold, but they soon began to produce it on the Occupation Zone headquarters of Sudeten.[1][7] In November of 3069, Clan Steel Viper would sack Ironhold as part that Clan's effort to expel the Jade Falcons from the Clan Homeworlds. The invasion would end up destroying the Fire Falcon' production facilities, letting the design fade from use by Homeworlds based Clans.[8][9]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Primary configuration of the Fire Falcon is best at short to medium ranges where it can bring its twin Streak SRM-4 launchers, medium pulse laser, two ER medium lasers, and two ER small lasers to bear. While this barrage is powerful for a 'Mech its size, 10 double heat sinks are mostly able to keep the design cool.[1][7]

Alternate Configurations[edit]

  • Alternate Configuration E 
    This variant uses a single ATM-12 with three tons of ammo—enough to carry each of the different ammo types. BV (1.0) = 1,014[4][18], BV (2.0) = 1,094[1][19]
  • Alternate Configuration I 
    This striker configuration carries a pair of ER medium lasers in each arm, supported by another ER medium laser in the right torso and a plasma cannon with a ton of ammunition in the left torso. An extra double heat sink is carried in the center torso. BV (2.0) = 1,135[2]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Fire Falcon has the following Design Quirks:[24]

Related BattleMechs[edit]

Notable Pilots[edit]

See Category:Notable Fire Falcon Pilots

Notes[edit]

  • In German products, the unit's proper name was translated to Brandfalke, which literally means Blaze Falcon.

Gallery[edit]

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 Technical Readout: Clan Invasion, pp. 10–11: "Dasher"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 15, p. 12
  3. MUL online date for the Fire Falcon
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, pp. 162-163, "Fire Falcon OmniMech Profile"
  5. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 137
  6. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 97
  7. 7.0 7.1 Technical Readout: 3058, pp. 157-158, "Fire Falcon"
  8. The Wars of Reaving Supplemental, p. 46-47 Exodus Requiem/The Vipers Strikes - Date & Events leading to the Invasion of Ironhold and Fire Falcon's factory's demise.
  9. The Wars of Reaving Supplemental, p. 17 Discarded Tools of War - Fire Falcon listed as among the 'Mechs phased out due to its main factory being complete loss.
  10. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 138
  11. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 98
  12. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 139
  13. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 99
  14. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 140
  15. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 100
  16. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 141
  17. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 101
  18. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 142
  19. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 102
  20. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 103
  21. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 143
  22. Record Sheets: Upgrades, p. 37
  23. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 104
  24. BattleMech Manual, p. 91 BattleMech Quirk Table - Fire Falcon Entry.
  25. Technical Readout: 3067, pp. 56-57, "STO-4A Stiletto"

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