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Harasser

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Harasser Missile Platform
Production information
Manufacturer Brooks Incorporated
Production Year 2811[1]
Mission Scout/Raider
Type Hover
Cost 561,000 C-bills[1]
Technical specifications
Mass 25 tons
Armor StarSlab/2 Standard
Engine GM 120 Classic II I.C.E.
Speed 162 km/h
Crew 2
Communications System Maxell 500
Targeting Tracking System Maxell TA 55
Heat Sinks 0
Armament

2x SRM-6

BV (1.0) 413
BV (2.0) 433


Description[edit]

The Harasser was extremely cheap to manufacture, and was produced in large numbers, as it was incorporated into the Galleon Light Tank units within the Free World League.

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

A pair of SureShot Mk VI SRM 6-racks give the Harasser more firepower than any other vehicle in its class, but this does come with a price, as it only mounts one and half tons of armor. With such little armor, its best defensive strategy is to use its speed. With a maximum speed of 162 km/h, a fleeing Harasser can outrun nearly everything, running circles around heavier BattleMechs and making it a much harder target to hit.

Variants[edit]

  • LRM 
    One of the most common variants, this 2821 version replaces the pair of SureShot Mk VI SRM-6 with a single FarFire LRM-10 and two additional tons of ammunition. This enables it to provide long-range fire support, while keeping out of harm's way. BV (2.0) = 412
  • Flamer 
    This highly specialized 2851 variant mounts a vehicle Flamer and two SRM-4 racks in place of the SRM-6 racks. BV (2.0) = 365
  • Small Laser 
    Another specialized variant design, to operate without support and far from supply lines. It mounts five Small Lasers in the turret. BV (2.0) = 233
  • Mini-Peggy 
    This 3028 variant is a simple scouting vehicle. The SRM-6s are decreased to four packs and a remote sensor dispenser is added. Armor is also increased by a ton. BV (2.0) = 351[2]
  • MML 
    This 3087 variant of the Harasser uses a fuel cell-powered motor to reach speeds of 180 km/h. It carries a pair of turret-mounted MML-5s, which in turn have two tons of ammunition. BV (2.0) = 427[3]
  • Thunderbolt 
    Based on the MML variant, this 3089 version carries two Thunderbolt 5 missile launchers and a ton of ammunition. BV (2.0) = 541[4]

Custom Variants[edit]

  • Leaping Lisa 
    An Succession War era experimental version of the Harasser trying to resurrect the famous jumping Kanga. SRM-4s replace the six packs. Seven jump jets are then added. BV (2.0) = 354[5][6][7]
  • Fuel cell 
    This variant is equipped with a fuel cell-powered motor that allows it to move at a maximum speed of 150 km/h. It is also equipped with three turret-mounted MML-5s and two tons of ammunition. It is protected by one and a half tons of Reflective Armor. It's used by two spoiled brat twin girls who have committed crimes across The Republic of the Sphere in 3081.[8] BV (2.0) = 447[9][10]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Harasser (fuel cell) variant is subject to the following Design Quirk:[8]

Notes[edit]

  • The Harasser appeared in Dragon Magazine in 1986, predating Technical Readout: 3026. The TRO entry filed off the serial numbers, keeping the SureShot Mk. VI SRMs but changing all other fluff.[11]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 MUL data for the Harasser
  2. Record Sheets: 3039 Unabridged, p. 49
  3. Record Sheets: 3145 New Tech, New Upgrades, p. 42
  4. Record Sheets: 3145 New Tech, New Upgrades, p. 43
  5. Record Sheets: 3039 Unabridged, p. 50
  6. Experimental Technical Readout: Most Wanted, p. 21
  7. MUL Profile for experimental Harasser Missile Platform "Leaping Lisa" variant - Includes BV, Alpha Strike Data Card, and Introduction Date.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Experimental Technical Readout: Most Wanted, p. 8
  9. Experimental Technical Readout: Most Wanted, p. 21
  10. MUL Profile for experimental Harasser Missile Platform (Fuel Cell) variant - Includes BV, Alpha Strike Data Card, and Introduction Date.
  11. Dragon Magazine Vol. XI, No. 5 (#114), pp. 79–80: Running Guns

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