Night Gyr

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Night Gyr
Night Gyr
Production information
Manufacturer Ironhold Gamma Complex[1]
Production Year 3052[2]
Model Prime
Class Heavy
Cost 19,957,656 C-bills
Technical specifications
'Mech type Clan OmniMech
Mass 75 tons
Chassis JF 7 Light Endo Steel
Armor Compound JF Ferro Fibrous
Engine 300 JF Extralight
Communications System JF 3048 Series II
Targeting Tracking System Ironhold Mk II
Heat Sinks 12 double
Speed 64 km/h
Jump Jets JF Standard
Armament

Primary Configuration

BV (1.0) 2,750[3][4]
BV (2.0) 2,830[1][5]


Description[edit]

The Night Gyr came back with Clan Jade Falcon leaders following their return to the Clan homeworlds in 3051 to elect a new ilKhan. It has become more prevalent in the Falcon touman following the Refusal War. No expense was spared in the manufacture of this OmniMech that uses an XL engine and Endo Steel to save weight. It also incorporates eleven and a half tons of ferro-fibrous armor. Though it is on the slow end for a Clan heavy 'Mech, the Night Gyr mounts four fixed jump jets that enable it to jump up to 120 meters in a single bound. The design was a testbed for some new technologies, including the Laser Heat Sink, which was eventually phased out due to a lack of increased performance.[3]

During the Wars of Reaving, Night Gyr's production facilities on Ironhold would end up being destroyed in 3076.[6]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The primary configuration is hard-hitting, mounting a pair of ER PPCs located in the left arm and an Ultra Autocannon/10 in the right. This blistering firepower can often take down an opponent before they are in range. Three Medium Pulse Lasers serve as accurate backups. Eight additional double heat sinks keep the 'Mech fairly cool.[3]

Variants[edit]

  • Alternate Configuration B 
    The Night Gyr B seeks to destroy opponents before they can return fire. A pair of Gauss rifles and LB-X Autocannon/2s carry out that mandate.[1] Ammo is somewhat lacking, however, so this design cannot stray far from supply, especially as it has no backup energy weapons. BV (1.0) = 2,145[3][9], BV (2.0) = 2,140[1][10]
  • Alternate Configuration E 
    This variant uses massed pulse lasers, two large and six medium, in conjunction with an ATM 6 and an SRM-6, and carries six extra double heat sinks. The ATM only mounts two tons of ammunition, limiting its flexibility.[1] BV (1.0) = 2,554[3][15], BV (2.0) = 2,717[1][16]
  • Alternate Configuration F 
    This variant uses Hyper-Assault Gauss technology to its fullest. Armed with a HAG-20 and a HAG-30, this variant can lay down incredible flak at range. Backing these up are a pair of ER Medium Lasers, and all the weapons are linked to a Targeting Computer. The F also carries an ECM Suite. BV (2.0) = 2,958[17]
  • Alternate Configuration G 
    Making use of advanced PPC Capacitor technology, this Dark Age variant mounts a capacitor-enabled ER PPC and a LB-X Autocannon/5 in each arm. It also equips an ER Flamer in each side torso and a third in the head. Sixteen Double Heat Sinks can just about handle the tremendous heat output from the long-range weapons, but this 'Mech will easily overheat if its operator pushes it too hard. BV (2.0) = 3,069[18]
  • Alternate Configuration H 
    The heavy laser variant only mounts one, a Heavy Large Laser. A Gauss rifle gives it long-range firepower, while an Ultra Autocannon/10 is effective at medium and short range. A Medium Pulse Laser is an accurate backup weapon. Five heat sinks are added to ensure the design never has to worry about heat. An ECM Suite provides protection against some enemy electronics.[1] BV (1.0) = 2,484[3][19][20], BV (2.0) = 2,428[1][21]
  • Alternate Configuration T 
    This variant mounts an intimidating array of weapons, carrying a pair of ER PPCs to use at long range and three Medium Pulse Lasers and a fearsome LB-X Autocannon/20 for close work. Heat output is a concern, however, even with seventeen Double Heat Sinks. BV (2.0) = 2,767[22]
  • Alternate Configuration X 
    A long-range configuration, the X variant carries a pair of rotary autocannon/5s and a pair of Streak LRM-10 launchers, althouh its only short-range weapon is a head-mounted Micro Pulse Laser. Twelve Double Heat Sinks provide more than enough heat dissipation ability to keep this variant cool. BV (2.0) = 2,781[23]

Apocryphal Configurations[edit]

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The information after this notice comes from apocryphal sources; the canonicity of such information is uncertain.
Please view the reference page for information regarding their canonicity.

These variants were introduced in various apocryphal sources, and thus far have not appeared in any canonical media.

From MechWarrior Online:

  • NGT-JK "Jade Kite" 
    A customized variant of the Night Gyr. The Jade Kite uses a pair of Ultra Autocannon/2s in its left arm, supported by a pair of ammo. The left torso carries a pair of Machine Guns, each with one ton of autocannon ammo and a half-ton of machine gun ammo. The right arm carries a pair of ER PPCs. In the right torso, two Streak SRM-6s with two tons of ammo. [24]

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Design Quirks[edit]

The Night Gyr has the following Design Quirk:[25]

Notable Pilots[edit]

See: Category:Notable Night Gyr Pilots

Notes[edit]

  • In German products, the unit's proper Clan name was wrongly translated to Geierfalk, which literally means "Vulture Falcon", while the correct translation would be Gerfalk.

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 1.11 1.12 1.13 Technical Readout: Jihad, pp. 26–27: "Night Gyr"
  2. MUL online date for the Night Gyr
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, pp. 186-187, "Night Gyr Profile"
  4. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 296
  5. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 178
  6. The Wars of Reaving Supplemental, p. 17 Discarded Tools of War - Night Gyr listed as among the 'Mechs phased out due to its factory being demolished
  7. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 297
  8. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 179
  9. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 298
  10. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 180
  11. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 299
  12. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 181
  13. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 300
  14. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 182
  15. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 301
  16. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 183
  17. Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 22, p.26
  18. Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 22, p.27
  19. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 302
  20. Record Sheets: Upgrades, p. 129
  21. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 184
  22. Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 22, p.25
  23. Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 22, p.28
  24. Night Gyr Lore and Blueprint
  25. BattleMech Manual, p. 93 - Design Quirk Table - Night Gyr Entry.

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