|'Mech type||Inner Sphere OmniMech|
|Engine||Magna 330 XL|
|Targeting Tracking System||Beagle Active Probe|
|Heat Sinks||10 Double Heat Sinks|
|Speed||97.2 km/h (129.6 km/h with MASC)|
Named for the door guards who serve to ward off evil spirits from a home, the Men Shen is the first OmniMech to come from the Capellan Confederation, it borrows heavily from the Raven BattleMech for its basic design concept. The 'Mech is built on a lightweight Endo Steel chassis and is powered by a vulnerable but light VOX 330 XL engine that gives it a top speed of 97.2 km/h that is augmented by MASC system allowing the 'Mech to be pushed up to 129.6 km/h in short bursts. The Men Shen comes with eleven tons of armor, giving it a respectable amount of protection. The Men Shen carries on its base chassis a Beagle Active Probe allowing it to serve in a recon role regardless of its configuration. For weapons and equipment the Men Shen has seventeen tons of free pod space.
Weapons and Equipment
In its primary configuration the Men Shen is a powerful close combat 'Mech and is capable of providing indirect fire support to friendly units. For close-range combat, the primary configuration has four highly accurate Medium Pulse Lasers. To provide both direct and indirect long range fire support, the primary configuration of the Men Shen has an LRM-15 launcher with an Artemis IV fire control system for increased missile accuracy.
- Alternate Configuration A
- A versatile configuration, the A configuration has an LB-X Autocannon/10 that allows it to fire both standard and cluster ammunition. For close combat, the A configuration has three ER Medium Lasers and a TAG laser designator allowing the 'Mech to call in friendly artillery fire on a target. BV (1.0) = 1,232, BV (2.0) = 1,529
- Alternate Configuration B
- Intended to act as a long range sniper, the B configuration of the Men Shen carries as its primary weapons a pair of LB-X Autocannon/2s that allow it to fire either standard and cluster ammunition as well as act as an anti-aircraft 'Mech. For close combat, the B configuration has four ER Medium Lasers. BV (1.0) = 1,128, BV (2.0) = 1,484
- Alternate Configuration C
- A close combat machine, the C configuration carries two highly accurate Large Pulse Lasers as its primary weapons. These are backed up by an ER Small Laser. To handle the 'Mech's heat load, the C configuration has an additional double heat sink. The C configuration also has an ECM Suite to protect against enemy electronic warfare equipment. BV (1.0) = 1,151, BV (2.0) = 1,435
- Alternate Configuration D
- Intended for both long range and close combat, the D configuration of the Men Shen has an ER PPC to provide long range firepower. When it closes with an enemy, it can bring its two SRM-4 launchers and two Medium Pulse Lasers to bear. For added heat dissipation, the D configuration has an additional double heat sink. BV (1.0) = 1,157, BV (2.0) = 1,581
- Alternate Configuration E
- Developed during the Jihad, this configuration was developed for anti-infantry missions. For its anti-infantry role, the Men Shen was equipped with a Light Machine Gun Array in each arm. The arrays were given four Light Machine Guns with a ton of ammunition to share. For its heavier weapons, it been given a plasma rifle with two tons of ammunition and two Medium Lasers. BV (2.0) = 1,625
- Samuel Peterson: A lieutenant in a lance of pro-Davion defenders on New Syrtis, Peterson piloted a Men Shen captured from Capellan troops. He was killed at the controls of this 'Mech in the initial stages of a Loyalist assault on New Syrtis during the FedCom Civil War..
- Raven - The Men Shen, the first Capellan-constructed OmniMech, was based on the cutting edge Raven BattleMech.
Original Men Shen from TRO:3060
- MUL online date for the Men Shen
- Combat Operations, p. 122
- Record Sheets: 3060, p. 159
- Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged, p. 147
- Technical Readout: 3060, p. 102, "Men Shen Profile"
- Record Sheets: 3060, p. 160
- Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged, p. 148
- Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged, p. 149
- Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged, p. 150
- Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged, p. 151
- Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged p. 152 - E Configuration from RS3060u.
- Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged p. 153 - 2nd Jihad variant developed during the Jihad for the Men Shen.
- Record Sheets: 3145 New Tech, New Upgrades, p. 131
- Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Old is the New New, p. 84
- BattleTech Dossiers: Youling Zhanshi, p. 5
- BattleTech Dossiers: Youling Zhanshi, p. 20
- BattleMech Manual, p. 93 BattleMech Quirk Table - Men Shen Entry.
- Imminent Crisis p. 136