Reinforced Weapons Bunker

Castle Brian reinforced weapons bunker
Production information
Use
Chassis Type Hardened
Motive Type
Technology Base Inner Sphere
Cost
Introduced
Technical specifications
Size (in hexes)
Length (meters/Hexes) 120m / 4 hexes
Width (meters/Hexes) 90m / 3 hexes
Height (meters/Levels) 30m / 5 levels
Power System
Fuel
Heat Sinks (total)
Construction Factor 100 (Capital)
Armor (per Hex) 150 (Capital)
Total Cargo (tons)
Doors (total)
Bays
Escape Pods
Crew 748 total
  • 105 Officers
  • 181 Crew
  • 350 Gunners
  • 112 Infantry
Armament
Equipment
Facilities
BV (1.0)
BV (2.0)



Overview[edit]

A reinforced weapons bunker (RWB) was one of the largest standard weapons emplacements constructed to protect a Castle Brian. RWBs were constructed to protect direct approaches to the Castle Brian or other key transit points such as bridges and mountain passes.[1]

Description[edit]

These bunkers sacrificed a measure of durability in order to ease their construction, but were nevertheless strong enough to withstand repeated hits from capital weapons. They also contained enough weaponry to hold off an entire regiment under the right circumstances, were fully self-contained with sufficient provisions to withstand long sieges, even if the main Castle Brian fell, and had no exterior entrance points, extending a further two levels below ground for storage and access tunnels to other parts of the Castle Brian. Those RWBs which were destroyed in combat were as the result of either orbital or nuclear bombardment.[1]

Armaments[edit]

The RWB was designed to face a primary direction where most of its weaponry was concentrated. Forward-facing turrets were equipped with heavy batteries of direct-fire, long-range weapons, while the interior of the building contained indirect-fire or capital-scale weapons. These were typically conventional systems like Long Toms or anti-aircraft-tasked Thumpers and Arrow IVs, although the Word of Blake would retrofit many RWBs with large Cruise Missile batteries. Two smaller turrets in the center of the RWB were dedicated to anti-aerospace defense. Small weapon blisters pockmarked the exterior of the structure, protecting it from direct assault, while targeting lasers allowed nearby RWBs to provide supporting defensive fire with Arrow IV Homing Missiles.[1]

Variants[edit]

Capital-class RWBs replaced one or more artillery turrets with a Naval Laser 55 or paired Killer Whale/Barracuda launchers and were used to defend Castles Brian within the Terran Hegemony and on Terra itself. Remote or isolated RWBs would replace one of their anti-aircraft turrets with a Helipad and remove storage and crew quarters for two interior hangars, allowing visiting VTOLs to be more easily serviced.[1]

Layout[edit]

Reinforced Weapons Bunker (RWB)
Hex 1

Turret
3x ER PPC, 3x LB 10-X, 3x LRM-15+Artemis
Level 5
30 tons LB-10X ammo, 90 tons LRM-15 ammo
Level 3
4x anti-missile systems w/ 10 tons ammo
Level 2
1x AC/20 w/ 20 tons ammo, 3x SRM-6+Artemis w/ 30 tons ammo, 1x TAG, 4x medium pulse lasers
Level 1
4x machine guns w/ 3 tons ammo, 1x flamer
Facilities
10x officers' quarters, 30x crew quarters, 1x field kitchen

Hex 2

Turret
3x ER PPC, 3x LB 10-X, 3x LRM-15+Artemis
Level 5
30 tons LB-10X ammo, 90 tons LRM-15 ammo
Level 3
4x anti-missile systems w/ 10 tons ammo
Level 2
1x AC/20 w/ 20 tons ammo, 3x SRM-6+Artemis w/ 30 tons ammo, 1x TAG, 4x medium pulse lasers
Level 1
4x machine guns w/ 3 tons ammo, 1x flamer
Facilities
10x officers' quarters, 30x crew quarters, 1x field kitchen

Hex 4

Turret
3x Long Toms, 3x Thumpers, 3x Arrow IVs
Level 5
60 tons Long Tom ammo, 15 tons Thumper ammo, 18 tons Arrow IV ammo
Level 3
4x anti-missile systems w/ 30 tons ammo
Level 2
3x LRM-15+Artemis w/ 60 tons ammo, 3x SRM-6+Artemis w/ 30 tons ammo, 2x ER large lasers, 4x medium pulse lasers
Level 1
4x heavy machine guns w/ 6 tons ammo, 1x flamer
Facilities
10x officers' quarters, 60x crew quarters, 2x infantry compartments, 20 tons communication equipment, 1x MASH w/ 10x operating theaters, 1x mobile field base

Hex 3

Turret
3x LB 2-X w/ 15 tons ammo, 3x LRM-15+Artemis w/ 15 tons ammo
Facilities
40x crew quarters, 1x 10-ton capacity Level 2 industrial elevator

Hex 5

Turret
3x ER PPC, 3x LB 10-X, 3x LRM-15+Artemis
Level 5
30 tons LB-10X ammo, 90 tons LRM-15 ammo
Level 3
4x anti-missile systems w/ 10 tons ammo
Level 2
1x AC/20 w/ 20 tons ammo, 3x SRM-6+Artemis w/ 30 tons ammo, 1x TAG, 4x medium pulse lasers
Level 1
4x machine guns w/ 3 tons ammo, 1x flamer
Facilities
5x officers' quarters, 40x crew quarters, 1x field kitchen

Hex 7

Turret
2x cruise missile 120
Level 5
2x cruise missiles
Level 3
4x anti-missile systems w/ 10 tons ammo
Level 2
4x anti-missile systems w/ 30 tons ammo, 2x ER large lasers, 4x medium pulse lasers, 3x SRM-6+Artemis w/ 30 tons ammo, 4x heavy machine guns w/ 6 tons ammo, 1x flamer
Facilities
1x 60-ton capacity industrial elevator

Hex 6

Turret
3x LB 2-X w/ 15 tons ammo, 3x LRM-15+Artemis w/ 15 tons ammo
Facilities
10x officers' quarters, 60x crew quarters, 20 tons communication equipment, 2x infantry compartments, 1x MASH w/ 10x operating theaters, 1x mobile field base, 1x 10-ton capacity Level 2 industrial elevator

Hex 8

Turret
3x ER PPC, 3x LB 10-X, 3x LRM-15+Artemis
Level 5
30 tons LB-10X ammo, 90 tons LRM-15 ammo
Level 3
4x anti-missile systems w/ 10 tons ammo
Level 2
1x AC/20 w/ 20 tons ammo, 3x SRM-6+Artemis w/ 30 tons ammo, 1x TAG, 4x medium pulse lasers
Level 1
4x machine guns w/ 3 tons ammo, 1x flamer
Facilities
10x officers' quarters, 30x crew quarters, 1x field kitchen

Hex 10

Turret
3x Long Toms, 3x Thumpers, 3x Arrow IVs
Level 5
60 tons Long Tom ammo, 15 tons Thumper ammo, 18 tons Arrow IV ammo
Level 3
4x anti-missile systems w/ 30 tons ammo
Level 2
3x LRM-15+Artemis w/ 60 tons ammo, 3x SRM-6+Artemis w/ 30 tons ammo, 2x ER large lasers, 4x medium pulse lasers
Level 1
4x heavy machine guns w/ 6 tons ammo, 1x flamer
Facilities
10x officers' quarters, 30x crew quarters, 1x field kitchen

Hex 9

Turret
3x ER PPC, 3x LB 10-X, 3x LRM-15+Artemis
Level 5
30 tons LB-10X ammo, 90 tons LRM-15 ammo
Level 3
4x anti-missile systems w/ 10 tons ammo
Level 2
1x AC/20 w/ 20 tons ammo, 3x SRM-6+Artemis w/ 30 tons ammo, 1x TAG, 4x medium pulse lasers
Level 1
4x machine guns w/ 3 tons ammo, 1x flamer
Facilities
40x crew quarters

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, pp. 204-205

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