Shockwave

Shockwave
Shockwave
Production information
Manufacturer Earthwerks-FWL, Incorporated[1]
Production Year 3082[2]
Model SKW-2F
Class Medium
Cost 8,493,500 C-bills[2]
Technical specifications
'Mech type Inner Sphere BattleMech
Mass 50 tons
Chassis Corean-II Deluxe endo steel[1]
Armor Starshield[1]
Engine Hermes 250 XL[1]
Communications System Corean Transband-J9[1]
Targeting Tracking System Corean B-Tech with Artemis IV[1]
Heat Sinks 11 double[1]
Speed 86.4[1] km/h
Armament
BV (1.0) N/A
BV (2.0) 1,453[1][2][3]


Description[edit]

The Shockwave was created by the Marik-Stewart Commonwealth in the years after the Jihad. Its high top speed, strong armor, and powerful weapons make it a popular choice around the Inner Sphere. Mobile and heavily-armed for a 50-ton 'Mech, the Shockwave can deliver a withering barrage and has the heat-sinks to keep it up almost indefinitely. The use of standard armor and commonly employed weapons allows the Shockwave to be used on nearly any battlefield. This popularity and ease of maintenance allowed Earthwerks-FWL to export it to many buyers across the Inner Sphere, bringing much-needed capital into their accounts.[1]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Shockwave is geared primarily for long-range attacks. The combination of its Artemis IV FCS-enhanced Zeus LRM-10 launcher and Martell ER large laser provide effective firepower at long range, supplemented by an Imperator RAC/5 for devastating firepower should opposing units close in. The only drawback to this weapon configuration is the 'Mech's heavy reliance on ammunition; if the ammo bays for each weapon run dry, the Shockwave is left with only a single laser to defend itself.[1]

Variants[edit]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Shockwave is subject to the following Design Quirks:[10]

BattleMech Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 Technical Readout: 3085, pp. 80-81, "SKW-2F Shockwave"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 MUL online data for the Shockwave
  3. Record Sheets: 3085 Print Edition, p. 60
  4. 4.0 4.1 MUL online date for the Shockwave SKW-4G variant
  5. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 118
  6. 6.0 6.1 MUL online date for the Shockwave SKW-6H variant
  7. Record Sheets: 3145 New Tech, New Upgrades, p. 122
  8. 8.0 8.1 MUL online date for the Shockwave SKW-8X variant
  9. Record Sheets: 3145 New Tech, New Upgrades, p. 123
  10. BattleMech Manual, p. 94 BattleMech Quirk Table - Shockwave Entry.

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