Lobo

Lobo
Lobo
Production information
Manufacturer W-7 Facilities

W-8 Facilities[1]

Production Year 3059[2]
Model LOB[citation needed]
Class Medium
Cost 7,554,400 C-bills
Technical specifications
'Mech type Clan BattleMech
Mass 40 tons
Chassis Type-A endo steel
Armor Type-1 Ferro Fibrous
Engine General System 240 XL
Communications System Howler 79
Targeting Tracking System Model 92 "Stalker"
Heat Sinks 10 double
Speed 97 km/h
Armament
BV (1.0) 1,299[3]
BV (2.0) 1,715[4]


Description[edit]

The Lobo was originally conceived as an inexpensive companion to the Timber Wolf. Khan Vladimir Ward's Clan Wolf was never fond of the Linebacker, the brain child of Khans Natasha Kerensky and Phelan Ward, so Khan Ward directed his scientists to design something smaller. Despite that, Ward was not happy with his options until Clan Coyote developed the Advanced Tactical Missile launcher, which Ward quickly secured the technology and had it incorporated into the Lobo. With that inclusion, the 'Mech ceased to be cheap, however, as the inclusion of endo steel and an extralight engine was necessary to free up space for the desired launchers. Khan Ward now views the Lobo as a testbed for an eventual OmniMech to justify the costs required to produce the design. Able to out-pace the Timber Wolf, the Lobo is more in line with Clan Wolf's shift to faster, hard-hitting 'Mechs. [3]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Lobo is built on a Type-A endo steel chassis, which carries a General Systems 240 XL that allows the 'Mech to move up to 97 km/h. Protection is provided by seven tons of Type-1 ferro-fibrous armor and a Shield-3 anti-missile system.

At long range, the Lobo makes use of its Volt-7 ER large laser. As it closes, it can makes use of paired CC ATM-6s, paired General Systems heavy medium lasers and a General Systems heavy small laser. The meager 10 double heat sinks allotted to the design cannot hope to keep it cool, so MechWarriors have resorted to running the heat up to the red, then disengaging to cool off.[3]

Variants[edit]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Lobo is subject to the following Design Quirks:[7]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Objectives: The Clans, p. 28
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 MUL online entry for Lobo
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Technical Readout: 3067, p. 113: "Lobo 'Mech Profile"
  4. Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged, p. 196
  5. Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged, p. 197
  6. Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged, p. 198
  7. BattleMech Manual, p. 92: BattleMech Quirk Table - Lobo Entry

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