Thresher Mk II
|Manufacturer||Trellshire Heavy Industries|
|'Mech type||Clan BattleMech|
|Chassis||DSHM Endo 2.4l|
|Armor||Gamma Special Reflective with CASE II|
|Communications System||Crossband System 20|
|Targeting Tracking System||Dtrac Suite 1|
|Heat Sinks||13 double|
|Speed||86 km/h (140 km/h with all speed enhancers)|
The Thresher Mk II is a Heavy Clan BattleMech designed as a skirmisher by Clan Sea Fox. This is a remodeled/refitted version of the venerable Thresher. The Thresher Mk II came about when a number of these 'Mechs were produced during the Dark Age Era and Clan Sea Fox Merchants were unable to sell them. Negotiations with Clan Wolf Khan Alaric Ward paved the way toward a sale, but only if the 'Mechs were refitted to Clan Wolf's specifications, which included arm actuators that the original design never featured.
Weapons and Equipment
The 'Mech features a 300-rated XL engine with MASC and a Supercharger, allowing it to reach high speeds normally found on lighter machines. Enhancing its mobility further are five jump jets, giving it a jump capacity of 150 meters.
The Thresher Mk II's armament features a mix of long range and short range options. Its main battery of guns consists of an Type 22 extended range PPC with a Type XV "Crossbow" 15-tubed long range missile launcher, supplied with two tons of ammunition. At shorter ranges, a Series 44h large pulse laser coupled with a Mk. 22 Type II 4-tubed short-range missile launcher and DuPont Ultra PM flamer are available for use.
Its ammunition is protected by CASE II, greatly decreasing damage to the right torso from ammo explosions and allowing the XL engine to continue operating with little fear of damage. Clan Sea Fox chose to protect the 'Mech with 9.5 tons of Gamma Special Reflective armor. This armor gives the 'Mech resistance to energy weapons, but makes it more vulnerable to artillery and some ballistic weapons.
The Thresher Mk II has the following Design Quirks:
- Thresher: The original version of the Thresher Mk II.
- Summoner (Thor): OmniMech version of the original Thresher.