Goliath

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Goliath
Goliath
Production information
Manufacturer Brigadier Corporation

Corean Enterprises[1]


Defiance Industries (4S)[2]


General Motors (5D)[3][2]


TharHes Industries (4S)[2]

Production Year 2652[4]
Model GOL-1H
Class Assault
Cost 7,651,200 C-bills
Technical specifications
'Mech type Inner Sphere BattleMech
Mass 80 tons
Chassis Nennison 40
Armor 3/Star Slab
Engine Brigadier 1000F 320
Communications System Corean Transband-J9
Targeting Tracking System Corean B-Tech
Heat Sinks 17 single
Speed 64.8 km/h
Armament
BV (1.0) 1,200
BV (2.0) 1,449[1][5]


Description[edit]

The Goliath is the second 'Mech built in 2652 by Brigadier Corporation. The Goliath is based on lessons that were learned from the Scorpion. The first and most important difference is that the Goliath weighs in at 80 tons allowing it to carry a much heavier weapons payload and armor at the cost of mobility. The Goliath is used as a general assault 'Mech and until recently was not usually seen in large numbers because of the bias against quad 'Mechs prior to the 3060s. In the late 3060s the Goliath saw renewed production and renewed popularity and has since become a powerful and respected assault 'Mech. In 3143, The Corean Enterprises - MacAdams-Suharno plant on Stewart was captured by Clan Wolf, and its GOL-6M variant production line converted to produce a Clan version of the 'Mech.

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Goliath is armed with what would be considered a paltry armament for a 'Mech of its size. The primary weapon is a Rand PPC. This is backed up by two Holly LRM-10 launchers. The Goliath has respectable firepower at long ranges, but when an enemy closes though the 'Mech only has two Ramsey-65 Machine Guns to rely on for defense.

Variants[edit]

  • GOL-2H 
    The 3067 2H is a Periphery refit of the 1H model. The 'Mech removes the Machine Guns from the chassis and adds in their place six Rocket Launcher 10s. This gives the Goliath a very powerful close range punch.[2] BV (1.0) = 1,346, BV (2.0) = 1,583[6]
  • GOL-3M 
    The 3M is a 3047 upgrade of the Goliath that uses Star League technology. The 'Mech has had a Hermes 320 XL engine installed to reduce the engine's weight by half. The 'Mech retains the LRM launchers and Machine Guns of the 1H model. The 'Mech replaces the PPC with a Zeus Slingshot Gauss rifle which gives the Goliath devastating long-range firepower. The 'Mech still suffers from its close combat deficiencies but with its updated arsenal most 'Mechs are hard pressed to close to short range. BV (1.0) = 1,310, BV (2.0) = 1,537[9]
  • GOL-3S 
    One of the "new generation" of Goliaths, the 3S's engine has been upgraded to a light fusion engine, and, as a result, it now carries thirteen and an half tons of armor. The entire arsenal has been stripped from the 'Mech and the 3S carries as its primary weapon an LB-X Autocannon/20. This is backed up by three ER medium lasers. For longer-range engagements, the Goliath carries an LRM-10 launcher with an Artemis IV fire control system as well as an ER Large Laser. BV (1.0) = 1,374, BV (2.0) = 1,828[10]
  • GOL-5D 
    The 5D uses some of the newest technology available to the Federated Suns in 3067. The 'Mech is built based on the rugged older 1H chassis and standard engine. The 'Mech carries as its primary weapon a rotary autocannon/5. This is backed up by four ER medium lasers and two machine guns. The lasers and autocannon are all linked to an advanced Targeting Computer which gives the Goliath deadly accuracy at long ranges.[2] BV (1.0) = 1,668, BV (2.0) = 1,975[12]
  • GOL-5W 
    The 5W variant of the Goliath is armed with two Ceres Arms Crusher plasma rifles which not only inflict damage on their targets but heat as well. The 5W is also armed with three medium lasers for close combat. The 'Mech has a Guardian ECM Suite which is needed to properly use its sixteen and a half tons of Stealth Armor. Additionally, the 'Mech has a Small Cockpit that is cramped and makes the 'Mech harder to pilot but saves valuable weight. The 'Mech also has an Improved C3 computer, allowing it to share targeting telemetry with similarly equipped units.[13] BV (2.0) = 2,030[14]
  • Goliath C 
    An Advanced Clan Tech conversion of the GOL-6M created by Clan Wolf in 3143. The weapons are converted to Clan versions while retaining the BattleMech Quad Turret. The Quad Turret houses a Clan Gauss Rifle, teamed with Clan ER Large Laser and Micro Pulse Laser. A single ATM 9 with two tons of ammo, and a single Clan ER medium laser in the head round out the 'Mech's offensive weaponry. On each leg the 'Mech has a B-Pod, and CASE II is mounted in of the 'Mech's legs. The hull of the 'Mech is protected by fourteen and a half tons of Inner Sphere armor. BV (2.0) = 2,227[18][19]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Goliath has the following Design Quirks:[20]

Related BattleMechs[edit]

  • Sirocco - At the beginning of the renewed interest in quad BattleMech technology, Corean Enterprises decided to design a replacement for the aging Goliath. The result was the Sirocco assault BattleMech.[21]

Notable Pilots[edit]

See: Category:Notable Goliath Pilots

Notes[edit]

  • Author Blaine Lee Pardoe stated in a blog entry that, according to his memory which he admitted could be wrong, the Goliath was among the BattleMechs for which he wrote the original background as initially published in TRO:3025, after being given only its name, image, and game stats to work with for the TRO entry.
  • The (original) Goliath variants and artwork from 3025 were part of the Unseen 'Mech designs. The Goliath was Reseen in 3067 with new variants using revised artwork.[22]
  • In French products, the unit's proper name was kept as Goliath, which has the same meaning in both languages.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Technical Readout: 3039, p. 299
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Technical Readout: Jihad, pp. 160–161: "GOL-4S Goliath"
  3. Handbook House Davion p. 187
  4. MUL online date for the Goliath
  5. Record Sheets: 3039 Unabridged, p. 499
  6. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 192
  7. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 262
  8. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 193
  9. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 194
  10. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 195
  11. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 196
  12. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 197
  13. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 262
  14. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 198
  15. MUL profile for the GOL-6H
  16. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 262
  17. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 200
  18. Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 1 - Goliath C p. 10-11, 28 - Goliath C stats and BV2.
  19. MUL Profile for the Goliath C - Introdate, BV2, & Alpha Strike Data Card.
  20. BattleMech Manual, p. 91 Design Quirk Table - Goliath Entry.
  21. Technical Readout: 3060, p. 130
  22. Technical Readout: Project Phoenix

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