Shadow Hawk IIC

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Shadow Hawk IIC
Shadow Hawk IIC
Production information
Manufacturer Irece Alpha, Barcella Alpha, Trellshire Heavy Industries
Production Year 2831[1]
Class Medium
Cost 4,752,303 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mech type Clan BattleMech
Mass 45 tons
Chassis NCIS Endo Steel Type M
Armor Alpha Compound Ferro-Fibrous
Engine Consolidated 270 Fusion Standard
Speed 97 km/h
Jump Jets Northrup Starlifters M45s
BV (1.0) 1,646
BV (2.0) 1,732[2]


The Shadow Hawk IIC is a second-line Clan BattleMech based upon the Shadow Hawk that was first fielded by the Star League. The inexpensive unit is protected by seven and a half tons of Ferro-Fibrous armor, mounted on a weight-saving Endo Steel chassis. This medium 'Mech can reach a respectable top speed of 97 km/h, though it also carries enough jump jets to vault up to 180 meters at a time.

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The first version of the Shadow Hawk IIC that Inner Sphere forces encountered is meant for close-range fighting, and appears to be designed with urban warfare in mind. Two Medium Pulse Lasers are incredibly accurate in close. Four Streak SRM-2s are best at exploiting holes in an enemy's armor, while the Streak technology ensures the missiles will inflict no collateral damage. An ER Medium Laser and ER Small Laser rounds out the weaponry. Ten double heat sinks take care of most heat, especially since the Streaks will build no heat if they do not achieve a lock and fire.


  • Shadow Hawk IIC
    This variant is designed for long-range, direct-fire support. It carries two ER Large Lasers. The ER Small Laser is retained and supplemented by three Small Pulse Lasers. The pulses are quite accurate and a serious threat to unarmored infantry. BV (1.0) = 1,517 BV (2.0) = 1,763[3]
  • Shadow Hawk IIC
    First fielded in 3060, the IIC 4 was a joint effort by Clan Nova Cat and Clan Diamond Shark to upgrade their second-line forces. The result was a 'Mech that is visually very different from the design it is considered a variant of. This 'Mech carries a Type 6 Series ATM System with three tons of ammunition to allow for flexibility of choice. The missile launcher is backed up by two Series 14NC Medium Pulse Lasers and a Series 2NC ER Medium Laser. BV (1.0) = 1,663 BV (2.0) = 1,698[5]
  • Shadow Hawk IIC
    This version uses an XL Engine to make room for a HAG 20 and three tons of ammunition. To back it up, the IIC 6 mounts two Medium Pulse Lasers, an ER Small Laser, and a Small Pulse Laser. BV (2.0) = 1,907[7]
  • Shadow Hawk IIC
    This Clan Snow Raven variant is used in space combat to support or repel boarding attacks. By carrying eight Improved Jump Jets tied into extended capacity fuel tanks, the Shadow Hawk IIC 7 can maneuver in space very easily. On the ground the smaller XL Engine used reduces the top speed slightly, but the jump jets easily compensate for this. To reduce handling problems in space the weapons array consists of low-recoil ER Large and Medium lasers with a Medium Pulse Laser. In fact the only recoil-inducing weapon is the ATM-6 in the right torso. Three tons of ammunition space allow the IIC 7 pilot to tailor the weapon load depending on the situation. BV (2.0) = 1,999[8]
  • Shadow Hawk IIC
    This variant increases the maximum speed of the 'Mech to 96 km/h. Nine Improved Jump Jets allow it to cover 270 meters in a single bound. A head mounted ECM Suite disrupts enemy electronic systems. An ER Large Laser and LRM-10 provide long range firepower, and close combat is possible via the Heavy Medium Laser and Micro Pulse Laser mounted in each arm. This variant carries slightly less armor on the limbs and center torso. BV (2.0) = 1,940[9]
  • Shadow Hawk IIC
    This variant was introduced in the Dark Age. It carries an ER Large Laser, an ATM-6, and two ER Medium Lasers. It has a top speed of 96 km/h, and can jump 180 meters at a time. BV (2.0) = 1,803[10]

Related BattleMechs[edit]

Shadow Hawk -10 tons lighter than is IS counterpart, the Shadow Hawk IIC is a Clan upgrade of the Shadow Hawk.

Notable Pilots[edit]

Rikkard Star Colonel of Spirit Cats, he piloted a Shadow Hawk IIC during his attack on planet Marik and later battles.



  1. MUL online date fore the Shadow Hawk IIC
  2. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 249
  3. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 250
  4. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 251
  5. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 252
  6. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 253
  7. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 254
  8. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 277
  9. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 256
  10. Record Sheets: 3145 New Tech, New Upgrades, p. 114