Mountain Wolf BattleMechs

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Mountain Wolf BattleMechs
Corporation Profile
Headquarters: Alpheratz
Leadership: CEO
Products: BattleMechs
Division(s) Vendrell

Mountain Wolf BattleMechs is a weapons manufacturer with factories in the Lyran Commonwealth and Outworlds Alliance.

Overview[edit]

Founded in the Lyran Commonwealth during the first Star League, Mountain Wolf BattleMechs was a key supplier of light BattleMechs. The Night Hawk proved so popular that the company opened a subsidiary factory in the Outworlds Alliance when the Alliance was a Star League Territory, owned and led by House O'Leary.[1] A Free Worlds League raid in 2945 destroyed the Vendrell plant,[2] and eventually the Succession Wars also severely damaged the Alpheratz facilities, and Mountain Wolf BattleMechs became a memory.

Michael O'Leary's leadership of the company was a period of stagnation; he traveled around almost all the Inner Sphere, attempting to sell his company's 'Mechs, but as he hadn't any place to build them, or the technology to make Mountain Wolf's 'Mechs, he barely managed to keep the company alive as little more than a empty shell.[3]

In the early thirty-first century, Michael's son, Brandon O'Leary, spent much of his family's fortune to restore the Alpheratz facility. The production line there started producing a new design, the Merlin in 3010, and profits from their sale allowed O'Leary to restore the Vendrell plant which reopened in 3055.[2][1] The Night Hawk reentered production that same year, and eight years later the Night Hawk started to come off the Alpheratz production lines as well.[1] Despite the brisk sales after the FedCom Civil War the company was still on shaky financial ground in 3067.[2]

During the Jihad, the Vendrell facility wasn't damaged, but in 3079, various supplier difficulties reduced the factory's output to 85% of its maximum output.[4] The Alpheratz factory was operating at 80% capability at this time.[5]

Leadership[edit]

Michael O'Leary was the company's CEO of Mountain Wolf at least from 2990 to 3010, and Brandon O'Leary led it from 3010 until at least 3067.[2][1]

Manufacturing[edit]

Mountain Wolf BattleMechs has manufacturing centers on the following planets:

Alpheratz[edit]

Components produced on Alpheratz:[6][7]
Component Type
Mechs
NTK-2Q Night Hawk[8][7] Light BattleMech
MLN-1C Merlin[6][7] Heavy BattleMech
Chassis
Heavy Star QAT-4 Merlin[6]
Fusion Engine
Pitban 240 Merlin[6]
Jump Jets
Pitban LFT-50 Merlin[6]
Armor (BattleMechs & Combat Vehicles)
Longanecker PlastiSteel Merlin[6]
Communications System
Magestrix Alpha Merlin[6]
Targeting-Tracking System
Magestrix Gamma Merlin[6]
Medium Laser
Martell Model 5 Merlin[6]
PPC
Magna Hellstar Merlin[6]
LRM-5
Holly Merlin[6]
Flamer
Zippo Merlin[6]
Machine Gun
Sperry Browning Merlin[6]

Vendrell[edit]

Components produced on Vendrell:[8]
Component Type
Mech
NTK-2Q Night Hawk[8][9] Light BattleMech
SL-1G Sling[citation needed] Fast Fire Support BattleMech
Chassis
Telestar Model 6LQ Night Hawk[8]
Telstar Model 7W Endo-Steel Sling
Extralight Fusion Engine
GM 210 XL Night Hawk[8]
GM 175 XL[citation needed] Sling
Armor (BattleMechs & Combat Vehicles)
Protec Light Night Hawk[8]
Star Shield Light ferro-fibrous[citation needed] Sling[citation needed]
Communications System
TharHes Kr-A P/comm Night Hawk[8]
Targeting-Tracking System
RCA Instatrac Mk X Night Hawk[8]
Medium Pulse Laser
Defiance P5M Night Hawk[8]
Large Laser
Defiance B3L Night Hawk[8]
ER Large Laser
Maxell Night Hawk[8]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 144: "Mountain Wolf BattleMechs Profile"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 144
  3. Seal The Deal in Shrapnel, issue #11, p. 207
  4. Objectives: Lyran Alliance, p. 4
  5. Objectives: The Clans, p. 16
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 6.12 Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, p. 142: "Produced Merlin Components"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Objectives: The Clans, p. 17: "Mountain Wolf BattleMechs"
  8. 8.00 8.01 8.02 8.03 8.04 8.05 8.06 8.07 8.08 8.09 8.10 Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, p. 204: "Produced Night Hawk Components"
  9. Objectives: Lyran Alliance, p. 9

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