Sarath

Sarath
Sarath
Production information
Manufacturer Ronin Inc.
Production Year 3122[1]
Model SRTH-1O
Class Medium
Technical specifications
Mech type Inner Sphere OmniMech
Mass 50 tons
Chassis RI-17p Vijaya
Armor Durallex Heavy
Engine Magna 250 XL
Communications System Barret Party Line-200
Targeting Tracking System Wasat Argent with OmniLink
Heat Sinks 10 Double Heat Sinks
Speed 86 kph km/h (97 kph km/h with TSM)
Jump Jets None
Armament

Prime Configuration

BV (2.0) 1,630[2][3]

The Sarath is a medium class quad OmniMech, first developed exclusively for the Regulan Fiefs during the early thirty-second century.

Description[edit]

Built by Ronin Inc of Wallis, the Sarath was the former Free Worlds League first OmniMech. The 'Mech was named for the assumed guise of the mystic Hindu god Krishna. When it was first produced, it was considered a 'Mech of high prestige. Export of the Sarath would be barred and held exclusively for the use of the Regulan military.

However, the 'Mech gained a bad reputation due to the short-lived invasion of the Aitutaki in 3134. The 'Mech performed well, enabling the Regulans to capture the former Regulan planet. Despite a great performance, however, the 4th Regulan Hussars' defeat and Fief's losing control of the planet to the Marik-Stewart Commonwealth gave the 'Mech a bad stigma, where being assigned to the Sarath was seen as a sign of a MechWarrior falling out of favor with their peers.[4]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

One of the 'Mech's most distinguishing traits was that it was constructed using a combination of advanced Inner Sphere and Clan technologies. The Sarath was constructed as an OmniMech, one of its distinguishing features being that 15 of its 19 tons of pod capacity were placed in the BattleMech turret. The 'Mech also had been designed to have enhanced movement and strength, in comparison to other similar designs. This is due, in part, to its 250-Rated extra-light fusion engine and use of TSM in its construction. Aside from its quad turret, the 'Mech possessed only one fixed weapon, a Magna Mk. IV extended range small laser mounted in its head.

The Sarath's primary configuration features a number of weapons mounted in its turret. Usage of the turret allows the prime configuration to bring most of its weapons to bear on any direction. The turreted weapons include a heavy PPC, light PPC, and one of the 'Mech's two ER medium lasers. Its other ER medium laser is installed in the 'Mech's center torso, with the Beagle Active Probe. To take advantage of the 'Mech's TSM, each leg actuator is fitted with spikes.[5]

Alternate Configurations[edit]

  • Alt. Config. B 
    Designed for close assault, the Sarath-B, features a single plasma rifle, two ER medium lasers, and four ER flamers fitted into its turret. For use in melee combat, four Clan produced talons are mounted, one in each of the 'Mech's feet. When combined with the TSM, the talons allow the Sarath-B to demonstrate its physical prowess. The plasma rifle is allotted two tons of ammunition. BV(2.0)=1,475[8][9]

Notes[edit]

The Sarath has the following Design Quirks:

References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the Sarath
  2. Technical Readout: 3145 Free Worlds League, pp. 28, 81 Sarath - BV2
  3. Record Sheets: 3145 Unabridged, p. 250
  4. Technical Readout: 3145 Free Worlds League, p. 28, Sarath
  5. Technical Readout: 3145 Free Worlds League, pp. 28-29, 81 Sarath - Stats
  6. Technical Readout: 3145 Free Worlds League, pp. 28, 82 Sarath - A Configuration
  7. Record Sheets: 3145 Unabridged, p. 251
  8. Technical Readout: 3145 Free Worlds League, pp. 28, 83 Sarath - B Configuration
  9. Record Sheets: 3145 Unabridged, p. 252

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