Inquisitor (SecurityMech)

This article is about the SecurityMech. For the WarShip, see Inquisitor.
Inquisitor (SecurityMech)
ITW-80 Inquisitor
Production information
Manufacturer Irian Technologies[1][2]
Use SecurityMech
Class Light
Introduced 3062[3]
Technical specifications
Mech type Inner Sphere IndustrialMech
Mass 35 tons
Chassis ITW Heavy Industrial[2]
Armor Irian HardCase[2]
Engine ITW 175 Fusion[2]
Communications System McCall Home-10 CommoRig[2]
Targeting Tracking System ITW Targetech AFC[2]
Speed 86 km/h
Armament

1x ER Medium Laser
1x SRM-4
1x Searchlight
2x Machine Guns
1x Ejection Seat

BV (2.0) 613[4]


As of December 3070 (and still by August 3084),[5] the Inquisitor is considered one of the most well-known SecurityMech designs, named alongside the likes of the Copper, Guard and Pacifier.[1]

Description[edit]

This heavy (by IndustrialMech standards) SecurityMech was invented by Irian Technologies, Unlimited in 3062[3] exclusively for the defense of all IrTech facilities throughout the Free Worlds League. Since its introduction it rapidly proliferated throughout the Inner Sphere due to IrTech's decision to sell it on the open market at the end of the Jihad.

During the Jihad, large numbers of Inquisitors were used by the Word of Blake's police and industrial security forces, militia units, and TerraSec. Though generally less effective than a BattleMech, they were deployed in large numbers that caused problems during Operation SCOUR.[2]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The initial Inquisitor is widely thought to be closer to any BattleMech than any other SecurityMech. The ER Medium Laser and SRM-4 are capable of inflicting respectable damage on armored targets and the twin machine guns are effective against infantry. These weapons are controlled by Advanced Fire Control. Two tons of Communications Equipment allow the pilot to coordinate effectively with other security forces. An Ejection Seat and seven tons of Heavy Industrial Armor protect the pilot, but the design was criticized because it lacked CASE.

Variants[edit]

  • ITW-85 
    The only variant authorized by Irian, this Inquisitor was introduced in 3132 and replaces the Communications Equipment with a Beagle Active Probe and CASE II system from the Inquisitor II.[2] BV (2.0) = 664[6]

Related Designs[edit]

  • Inquisitor II 
    Visually identical to the Inquisitor, this SecurityMech is a fifty-ton version with different equipment.[2]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex, p. 222 = Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex Revised, p. 208
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Technical Readout: Irregulars, p. 36
  3. 3.0 3.1 According to the Pacifier's entry in the official MUL database
  4. Technical Readout: Irregulars, p. 37
  5. Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex, p. 4 (Introduction dated 1 December 3070); Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex Revised, p. 4 (Introduction updated to 21 August 3084)
  6. Technical Readout: Irregulars, p. 101

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