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HBK-4N or HBK-4K?[edit]

HBK-4N - The 4N variant of the Hunchback combines the qualities of the 4H and 4J. The main weapon is an Autocannon/5 and a pair of LRM-5 launchers. This makes the 4K capable of direct fire and indirect fire support. Additionally, two Medium Lasers have been added to the design. BV (1.0) = 843, BV (2.0) = 1,087 Confusing entry. Does anyone know where it comes from? And what the correct designation should be? Onisuzume 03:04, 29 May 2009 (PDT)

4N is the correct variant. -- Aldous 00:42, 5 December 2009 (UTC)


Is the HBK-5SG a legal variant? It seems fan made.--Muddball 00:23, 5 December 2009 (UTC)
It is. And having played against it, it's pretty ridiculous for a 50-ton 'Mech. --Scaletail 03:16, 5 December 2009 (UTC)
If it is really fan-made then it should not be in the article; as per our Policy:Canon, Fanon may not be mixed in with canonical articles. I won't remove the entry myself because I don't positively know wheter or not the -5SG is Fanon, but if Scaletail (or anyone else, for that matter) does then please remove it. Frabby 12:21, 5 December 2009 (UTC)
It is a legal variant. --Scaletail 18:40, 5 December 2009 (UTC)
Ah sorry - I misread your statement ("It is.") to refer to the question wheter it is fan made. Everything okay then, move on, nothing to see here. :) Frabby 20:38, 5 December 2009 (UTC)


As far as I know the categorys of the different factions indicate where the unit is produced. This is for the Hunchback the Free Worlds and the Alliance. Am I wrong? Harry 10:58, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

Well, more precisely, those categories indicate factions that use the Hunchback in particularly high numbers. Factions where it is particularly common. Now obviously, if a faction is actively manufacturing a mech, that will influence the categories. Does this make sense. ClanWolverine101 12:39, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

Solaris Hunchback pilots?[edit]

Today I've been trying to track down an article on a specific Solaris Hunchback pilot, one who would bring such a mech into Solaris Assault matches. I remember reading that such a pilot existed, but I cannot for the life of me remember where I got that information, or if that pilot really exists in any sort of canon. I know you have a chance to encounter a Hunchback in certain Solaris Assault matches in MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries. The first time I saw that, I thought it was a mistake on the developers' part – obviously, the player can't normally do that outside Instant Action mode – but I recall reading somewhere that a canon Solaris pilot does exactly that.

If I'm crazy and remembering things incorrectly, go ahead and tell me. But this is really bothering me that I can't find the information I'm looking for, if it even exists.--Akamia (talk) 18:18, 11 August 2017 (EDT)

4H Swayback?[edit]

The 4H is called a swayback, but I have never seen a representation of it with a smaller hunch (which is what defines a swayback). Should it really be called a swayback? — The preceding unsigned comment was provided by Cato Zilks (talkcontribs) .

In-universe, "Swayback" is a nickname/semi-official name for the laserspam variant, as per the fluff text in TRO:3025. Frabby (talk) 02:20, 10 September 2018 (EDT)
Ok, upon reading over the variants section the article seems to call a great many variants "Swayback" and even mentions the smaller hunch. That's not what I recall off-hand. Will go over the reference material and clarify the article later today. Thanks for pointing this out. Frabby (talk) 02:29, 10 September 2018 (EDT)
Seems I misremembered. "Swayback" indeed refers to any variant that drops the AC/20. I've gone over the article and simply removed almost all "Swayback" references since it's ultimately just an inofficial appellation and wether or not it's accurate thus depends on whoever uses it. TRO:3039 does specifically list the -4P, -4SP, -4H, and -4N designs when discussing the Swayback concept though. I suppose that answers the original question. Frabby (talk) 07:04, 10 September 2018 (EDT)