Morpheus

Morpheus
Morpheus
Production information
Manufacturer Omnitech Industries
Production Year 3062[1]
Model MRP-3S
Class Heavy
Cost 16,477,230 C-bills
Technical specifications
'Mech type Inner Sphere BattleMech
Mass 65 tons
Chassis Omnitech Morpheus
Armor Durallex Special Heavy Ferro-Fibrous /w Spikes
Engine Edasich Motors 390 XL
Communications System TharHes Thalia HM-22
Targeting Tracking System RCA Instatrac Mark VIII with ECM Suite
Heat Sinks 10 Double Heat Sinks
Speed 97 km/h
Jump Jets Luxor Load Lifters
Armament

BV (1.0) 1,257
BV (2.0) 1,438[2]


Description[edit]

A Solaris VII BattleMech, the Morpheus is a heavily-armored combatant. The high ground speed allow the Morpheus to close quickly, while the heavy armor protects the 'Mech and pilot from enemy fire. The Morpheus is basically a larger version of the Tsunami medium arena fighter, and the engineers of Omnitech Industries learned many lessons from the Tsunami's disappointing appearance.[3] Strangely, one thing they didn't bring over to the Morpheus was triple strength myomer.

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

Considering its size and armor protection, the Morpheus is somewhat underarmed for its role. The Morpheus's main weapons are its Claw and Spikes which are backed up by three Diverse Optics ER medium lasers and a single Poland Main Model C Magshot. The heavy armor allows the Morpheus to close with an opponent and inflict damage via the melee weapons.

Variants[edit]

  • MRP-3 
    Fielded by Steven Hendry (in his personal 'Mech, L'Morte II) in his duel against Kelley Metz in 3067, this variant seems to be functionally identical to the MR-3S, featuring the same weapons and equipment.[6]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Morpheus has the following Design Quirks:[9]


Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the Morpheus
  2. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 260
  3. Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, p.160
  4. Solaris VII: The Game World 'Mech record sheets, p. 16
  5. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 259
  6. Hendry Vs. Metz; record sheet published in the Heavy Metal Mayhem scenario
  7. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 261
  8. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 262
  9. BattleMech Manual, p. 93 BattleMech Quirk Table - Morpheus Entry.

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