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|Mech type||Clan BattleMech|
|Chassis||Bergan XIV Endo Steel|
|Engine||Firebox 200 XL|
|Communications System||Garret T10B w/ECM Suite|
|Targeting Tracking System||RCA Instatrac Mark VI w/Artemis IV FCS|
|Heat Sinks||13 Double heat sinks|
|Jump Jets||Leaper Model, L5 Improved|
The Ursus II is a Clan Medium BattleMech that was jointly developed by Bergan Industries of Alshain and Arc-Royal MechWorks of Arc-Royal. Due to their unique status as being a secured producer of Clan Technology, the Ursus II was built as a means for Bergan Industries to increase influence in a very small market. The Ursus II was first produced in 3078, when early production runs went to units participating in the last phases of the liberation of Terra. The design was seen as a body guard unit, escorting larger, more vital 'Mechs.
Based on the Ghost Bear's second-line Ursus, the design had some considerable changes from the original. The XL Fusion Engine was downgraded to a 200 rated engine, to help lower costs. To make up for its loss in speed, the design was fitted with Improved Jump Jets, which granted more tactical mobility. In its role as a Body Guard unit, the 'Mech employs an ECM Suite. Its hull is protected by 10.5 tons of Standard Armor.
Weapons and Equipment
The Ursus II is a well rounded 'Mech. Its long range firepower includes an Artemis IV guided Ten-Tubed Long Range Missile Launcher and an Extended Range Large Laser. As the 'Mech closes in on its target, it can employ its close range weaponry, which includes two Medium Pulse Lasers, two ER Small Lasers, and a Six-Tubed Streak Short-Range Missile Launcher. Both missile launchers are allotted only a single ton of ammunition, though both ammo bins are protected by CASE. To manage the 'Mech's potential heat issues, the Ursus II uses 13 Double Heat Sinks. A pilot using the 'Mech must be careful not to overload their heat sinks, having to choose which systems to employ.
The Ursus II has no known variants.
- Technical Readout: 3085, pp. 154-155, "Ursus II"
- MUL online entry for the Ursus II