Stormwolf

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Stormwolf
Stormwolf
Production information
Manufacturer Manufacturing Plant SFF-IT5, Kallon Weapon Industries
Production Year 3149[1]
Class Medium
Technical specifications
'Mech type Clan OmniMech
Mass 50 tons
Chassis Mynx Type Medium Endo-Steel
Armor Gamma Special Reflective with CASE II
Engine 300 XL
Communications System Garret T11-b
Targeting Tracking System SyncTracker (39-42071)
Heat Sinks 10 Double heat sinks
Speed 97.2 km/h (162 km/h with all speed enhancers)
Jump Jets Grandthrust Mk 3
Armament

Primary Configuration

BV (2.0) 2,788[2]


Description[edit]

Needing to build up its forces after establishing the Wolf Empire and wanting a more generalist unit than the Skinwalker, Clan Wolf's Ramiel Bekker created the Stormwolf in collaboration with Clan Sea Fox by modifying the Wendigo to the Clan's exacting specifications. The 'Mech was designed with the intention of striking a balance between firepower and speed,[3] and chief among Bekker's modifications was the addition of fixed mobility-enhancing equipment in order to shape the 'Mech's role in combat, as well as relocating the 'Mech's cockpit to the head. This relocation's associated visual changes gave the 'Mech a more canid or ursid appearance, bringing it more in line with the earlier Wulfen and Warwolf aesthetically.[4]

The Stormwolf's exceptional mobility allows it to pick and choose its fights, while keeping it out of reach of those who would take advantage of its reflective armor in physical combat. The Mech's pod space is, however, somewhat limited when compared to its competitors.[4]

First deployed against Clan Jade Falcon, the Stormwolf quickly proved its worth in combat, setting it up for a future as Clan Wolf's new workhorse.[4]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Stormwolf is highly mobile for a mech of its size - its fixed combination of MASC and a Supercharger permits its 300 XL fusion engine to propel the 'Mech to 162 km/h, a speed near-unmatched among its contemporaries. This maneuverability is enhanced by its six jump jets, which allow the 'Mech to jump up to 180 meters. To achieve these feats, the 'Mech makes use of a lightweight Endo-Steel chassis but is limited to only 15 tons of pod space for weapons and equipment.[2]

Protecting the Stormwolf is ten tons of reflective armor, making it exceptionally resilient against energy-based weaponry compared to most mechs of its size. Additionally, the 'Mech carries a fixed Beamsplitter Laser Anti-Missile System to guard it against enemy missiles.[2]

The 'Mech's primary configuration allows it to be effective at both medium and long ranges. Its primary armament is a rotary AC/5 with three tons of ammo protected by CASE II, while for shorter ranges it carries a single ER medium laser. A light TAG is carried for target designation. Ten double heat sinks are sufficient to keep the 'Mech cool, under most circumstances.[2]

Alternate Configurations[edit]

  • Alternate Configuration A 
    Intended as a scout, this Mixed Tech configuration carries an Inner Sphere plasma rifle with two tons of ammo in the right torso, and a Clan large pulse laser in the opposite torso. In addition, the left torso mounts a Clan Active Probe for rooting out hidden targets. BV (2.0) = 2,655[2]
  • Alternate Configuration B 
    This long-range configuration carries a powerful ER PPC in the right torso as its primary armament, along with a plasma cannon with one ton of ammo in the left torso and an ER medium laser in each arm. The addition of three extra double heat sinks allows the ER PPC and plasma cannon to operate in tandem. BV (2.0) = 3,286[2]
  • Alternate Configuration C 
    Packing advanced electronics, this configuration mounts a Watchdog Combined Electronic Warfare System in the left torso along with a targeting computer in the right, giving the 'Mech a technological edge on the battlefield. Linked to the targeting computer is an ER large laser in the right torso and a trio of ER medium lasers spread across the right arm and both side torsos. In addition, the 'Mech carries a flamer in the right arm, along with four extra double heat sinks that are just about sufficient to handle the load from its weapons. BV (2.0) = 3,261[2]
  • Alternate Configuration D 
    This medium-range configuration carries a flexible ATM 9 in its right torso, with its two tons of ammo protected by CASE II, along with five ER medium lasers, one in each arm and three in the left torso. The light TAG from the Prime configuration is preserved. However, the pilot must carefully manage their heat, as even the addition of two extra double heat sinks is insufficient to keep the 'Mech cool. BV (2.0) = 3,122[2]

Related OmniMechs[edit]

  • Wendigo - The Stormwolf is in essence a modification of the Wendigo to meet Clan Wolf's requirements.

Notable Pilots[edit]

See: Category:Notable Stormwolf pilots

References[edit]

  1. MUL profile for the Stormwolf
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 16, p. 11
  3. IlClan (sourcebook), p. 142
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 16, p. 10

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