Sha Yu

Sha Yu
Sha Yu
Production information
Manufacturer Hellespont Industries[1]
Production Year 3063[2]
Model SYU-2B
Class Medium
Cost 7,859,134 C-bills[2]
Technical specifications
'Mech type Inner Sphere BattleMech
Mass 40 tons
Chassis Hellespont Type T Endo Steel
Armor Hellespont Lite Stealth
Engine VOX 280 XL
Communications System Ceres Metals Model 666 with Guardian ECM suite
Targeting Tracking System Apple Churchill 2000 with 442x Target Acquisition Gear
Heat Sinks 13 double
Speed 118 km/h
Armament
BV (1.0) 1,035[3]
BV (2.0) 1,488[1][2][4]


Description[edit]

Based on the Raven BattleMech, the Sha Yu, or "Shark", is one of the first 'Mechs to incorporate the stealth armor developed by the Capellan Confederation.[5]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Sha Yu is built on a lightweight Hellespont Type T endo steel chassis and is powered by a VOX 280 XL extralight engine that gives it an impressive top speed of 118.8 km/h. Protection is provided by six and a half tons of Hellespont Lite stealth armor, making the 'Mech extremely difficult to hit. The Sha Yu also carries a Guardian ECM suite as part of its stealth armor in order to protect itself from enemy electronic warfare systems.[5]

The Sha Yu is armed with a basic, yet effective, energy weapons based payload. The 'Mech has two Martell ER large lasers for long range combat, backed up by a pair of Diverse Optics ER medium lasers for close combat. Finally, for added lethality, the Sha Yu carries a TAG target designator allowing it to call in accurate Arrow IV artillery missile attacks on a target.[5]

Variants[edit]

  • SYU-4B 
    Modified for close range brawling and developed in 3065,[6] the 4B variant of the Sha Yu completely reconfigures the 'Mech to optimize it for use as a brawler in a C3 lance. The ER large lasers have been dropped in favor of a single LRM-5 launcher for long-range sparring, supported by three ER medium pulse lasers for close combat; the two ER medium lasers are retained. Two tons of armor is added. A C3 slave unit replaces the TAG, allowing it to be used in C3 lances.[1] BV (1.0) = 962;[3] BV (2.0) = 1,348[7][6]

Custom Variants[edit]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Sha Yu is subject to the following Design Quirk:[12]

Related BattleMechs[edit]

  • Raven - The Sha Yu's design was based on the popular Raven BattleMech.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Technical Readout: Jihad, pp. 76–77: "SYU-2B Sha Yu"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 MUL online entry for the Sha Yu
  3. 3.0 3.1 Combat Operations, p. 123: "Force Faction Tables"
  4. Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged, p. 91
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Technical Readout: 3067, pp. 60–61: "SYU-2B Sha Yu"
  6. 6.0 6.1 MUL online entry for the Sha Yu SYU-4B variant
  7. Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged, p. 92
  8. 8.0 8.1 MUL online entry for the Sha Yu SYU-6B variant
  9. Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged, p. 93
  10. 10.0 10.1 MUL online entry for the Sha Yu SYU-2B (Bulldog) variant
  11. BattleTech Dossiers: Youling Zhanshi, p. 17
  12. BattleMech Manual, p. 94: BattleMech Quirk Table - Sha Yu Entry.

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