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{{InfoBoxBattleMech
 
{{InfoBoxBattleMech
|image=Initiate.jpg
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|image = Initiate.jpg
|name=''Initiate''
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|name = ''Initiate''
|manufacturer=[[Martinson Armaments]]<ref name=TRO:3060>''Technical Readout: 3060'', pp. 84-85, "Initiate Profile"</ref>
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|manufacturer = [[Martinson Armaments]]<ref name=TRO:3060>''Technical Readout: 3060'', pp. 84-85, "Initiate Profile"</ref>
|model=INI-02
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|model = INI-02
|production year=3058
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|production year = 3058
|year reference=<ref>''[http://www.masterunitlist.info/Unit/Details/1620/ MUL online entry for ''{{PAGENAME}}'']''</ref>
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|year reference = <ref>''[http://www.masterunitlist.info/Unit/Details/1620/ MUL online entry for ''{{PAGENAME}}'']''</ref>
|cost= 3,177,183 C-bills
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|cost = 3,177,183 [[C-bill]]s
|Tech Base=Inner Sphere
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|Tech Base = Inner Sphere
|mech type=BattleMech
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|mech type = BattleMech
|mass=40
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|mass = 40
|chassis=Geometric 1000 [[Endo Steel]]
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|chassis = [[Geometric 1000]] [[endo steel]]
|armor=Strasbourg Armaments Type 3
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|armor = [[Strasbourg Armaments Type 3]]
|engine=[[LTV 160]]
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|engine = [[LTV 160]]
|comsys=[[Blow 55 Net]]
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|comsys = [[Blow 55 Net]]
|T&T=[[Scope 2000]]
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|T&T = [[Scope 2000]]
|heat sinks=11 [[Double Heat Sinks]]
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|heat sinks = 11 [[Double Heat Sinks|double]]
|speed=64.8
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|speed = 64.8
|armament=
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|armament =  
* 2x [[Medium laser]]s
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* 2x [[medium laser]]s
 
* 3x [[ER small laser]]s
 
* 3x [[ER small laser]]s
* 1x [[Anti-missile system]]
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* 1x [[anti-missile system]]
 
* 1x [[LRM-15]]
 
* 1x [[LRM-15]]
 
* 1x [[SRM-6]]
 
* 1x [[SRM-6]]
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==Description==
 
==Description==
The '''''Initiate''''' started production after the [[Word of Blake]] retook [[Terra]]. This medium 'Mech has been produced in record numbers by the Word of Blake with no shortage of pilots.  It is built on a [[Geometric 1000]] [[Endo Steel]] chassis to save weight and is powered by an [[LTV 160]] [[fusion engine]] that gives it a top speed of 64.8 km/h. For protection from enemy fire, the ''Initiate'' carries eight and a half tons of armor that allows the 'Mech to stand up to fire from most other 'Mechs of the same weight class or lower, and enjoys increased durability because of its [[CASE]] system that protects against ammunition explosions. Overall, the ''Initiate'' is a reliable trooper 'Mech that is capable of filling a variety of roles on the modern battlefield.<ref name=TRO:3060/>
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The '''''Initiate''''' medium 'Mech started production after the [[Word of Blake]] retook [[Terra]], and has been produced in record numbers by the Word of Blake with no shortage of pilots. Overall, the ''Initiate'' is a reliable trooper 'Mech that is capable of filling a variety of roles on the modern battlefield.<ref name=TRO:3060/>
  
 
==Weapons and Equipment==
 
==Weapons and Equipment==
The ''Initiate'' has a diverse weapons mix that allows it to engage an enemy at a variety of ranges. For long-range combat, the ''Initiate'' has an [[Irian Weapons Works V7]] [[LRM-15]] launcher that gives the ''Initiate'' the ability to strike at an enemy at long ranges as well as giving an indirect fire capability to the 'Mech. For medium range combat, the ''Initiate'' has two [[Irian Weapons Works Super 6]] [[medium laser]]s and an [[Irian Weapons Works 60mm]] [[SRM-6]] launcher. For close ranges, the 'Mech has three [[Diverse Optics]] Type [[ER Small Laser]]s. Finally, to protect against missile attacks, the 'Mech had a [[McArthur]] [[anti-missile system]].<ref name=TRO:3060/>
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The ''Initiate'' is built on a [[Geometric 1000]] [[endo steel]] chassis to save weight, and is powered by an [[LTV 160]] [[fusion engine]] that gives it a top speed of 64.8 km/h. For protection from enemy fire, the ''Initiate'' carries eight and a half tons of [[standard armor]] that allows the 'Mech to stand up to fire from most other 'Mechs of the same weight class or lower, and enjoys increased durability because of its [[CASE]] system that protects against ammunition explosions.
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The ''Initiate'' has a diverse weapons mix that allows it to engage an enemy at a variety of ranges. For long-range combat, the ''Initiate'' has an [[Irian Weapons Works V7]] [[LRM-15]] launcher that gives it the ability to strike at an enemy at long ranges as well as giving the 'Mech an indirect fire capability. For medium range combat, the ''Initiate'' has two [[Irian Weapons Works Super 6]] [[medium laser]]s and an [[Irian Weapons Works 60mm]] [[SRM-6]] launcher. For close ranges, the 'Mech has three [[Diverse Optics (ERSL)|Diverse Optics]] [[ER small laser]]s. Finally, to protect against missile attacks, the 'Mech had a [[McArthur]] [[anti-missile system]].<ref name=TRO:3060/>
  
 
==Variants==
 
==Variants==
*; INI-04 : Introduced during the [[Jihad]], this is a modernization of the 'Mech utilizing newer technologies. The WoB engineers first exchanged the 02 variant's fusion engine with a [[Light Fusion Engine|Light Fusion model]]. This new engine allowed for a slight increase of armor, but allow more room for this era's latest production weaponry. All the 'Mech's original weaponry has been removed in favor of a [[MML-7|Seven-Tubed Multi-Missile Launcher]], three [[Small Pulse Laser]]s, and a pair of [[Light PPCs]]. To keep the 'Mech more compatible with modern WoB formations, a [[C3i Computer]] was added. To help handle the 'Mech's heat load, an additional double heat sink was added as well. BV (2.0) = 901<ref>''Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged'' p. 124 - INI-04 variant from the RS3060u PDF book.</ref>
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*; INI-04 : Introduced during the [[Jihad]], this is a modernization of the 'Mech utilizing newer technologies. The WoB engineers first exchanged the 02 variant's fusion engine with a [[light fusion engine]], which not only allowed for a slight increase of armor, but allow more room for this era's latest production weaponry. All the 'Mech's original weaponry has been removed in favor of an [[MML-7]], three [[small pulse laser]]s, and a pair of [[light PPC]]s. To keep the 'Mech more compatible with modern WoB formations, a [[C3i computer]] was added. To help handle the 'Mech's heat load, an additional [[double heat sink]] was added as well. BV (2.0) = 901<ref>''Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged'' p. 124 - INI-04 variant from the RS3060u PDF book.</ref>
  
 
==Design Quirks==
 
==Design Quirks==
The ''Initiate'' has the following [[Design Quirks]]:<ref>''BattleMech Manual'', p. 92 BattleMech Quirk Table -Initiate Entry.</ref>
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The ''Initiate'' is subhect to the following [[Design Quirks]]:<ref>''BattleMech Manual'', p. 92 BattleMech Quirk Table -Initiate Entry.</ref>
 
* [[Hyper-Extending Actuators]]   
 
* [[Hyper-Extending Actuators]]   
 
* [[Bad Reputation]]
 
* [[Bad Reputation]]

Revision as of 12:03, 26 September 2022

Initiate
Initiate
Production information
Manufacturer Martinson Armaments[1]
Production Year 3058[2]
Model INI-02
Class Medium
Cost 3,177,183 C-bills
Technical specifications
'Mech type Inner Sphere BattleMech
Mass 40 tons
Chassis Geometric 1000 endo steel
Armor Strasbourg Armaments Type 3
Engine LTV 160
Communications System Blow 55 Net
Targeting Tracking System Scope 2000
Heat Sinks 11 double
Speed 64.8 km/h
Armament
BV (1.0) 899[3]
913[4]
BV (2.0) 1,036[1][5]


Description

The Initiate medium 'Mech started production after the Word of Blake retook Terra, and has been produced in record numbers by the Word of Blake with no shortage of pilots. Overall, the Initiate is a reliable trooper 'Mech that is capable of filling a variety of roles on the modern battlefield.[1]

Weapons and Equipment

The Initiate is built on a Geometric 1000 endo steel chassis to save weight, and is powered by an LTV 160 fusion engine that gives it a top speed of 64.8 km/h. For protection from enemy fire, the Initiate carries eight and a half tons of standard armor that allows the 'Mech to stand up to fire from most other 'Mechs of the same weight class or lower, and enjoys increased durability because of its CASE system that protects against ammunition explosions.

The Initiate has a diverse weapons mix that allows it to engage an enemy at a variety of ranges. For long-range combat, the Initiate has an Irian Weapons Works V7 LRM-15 launcher that gives it the ability to strike at an enemy at long ranges as well as giving the 'Mech an indirect fire capability. For medium range combat, the Initiate has two Irian Weapons Works Super 6 medium lasers and an Irian Weapons Works 60mm SRM-6 launcher. For close ranges, the 'Mech has three Diverse Optics ER small lasers. Finally, to protect against missile attacks, the 'Mech had a McArthur anti-missile system.[1]

Variants

  • INI-04 
    Introduced during the Jihad, this is a modernization of the 'Mech utilizing newer technologies. The WoB engineers first exchanged the 02 variant's fusion engine with a light fusion engine, which not only allowed for a slight increase of armor, but allow more room for this era's latest production weaponry. All the 'Mech's original weaponry has been removed in favor of an MML-7, three small pulse lasers, and a pair of light PPCs. To keep the 'Mech more compatible with modern WoB formations, a C3i computer was added. To help handle the 'Mech's heat load, an additional double heat sink was added as well. BV (2.0) = 901[6]

Design Quirks

The Initiate is subhect to the following Design Quirks:[7]

Related BattleMechs

  • Albatross - Though not directly related to the Albatross assault BattleMech, the Initiate was designed using some of the same weapons systems and is armed with a similar mix.[1]

Notes

  • In German products, the unit's proper name was translated to Initiat. The model code was left unchanged.

Gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Technical Readout: 3060, pp. 84-85, "Initiate Profile"
  2. MUL online entry for Initiate
  3. Combat Operations, p. 134
  4. Record Sheets: 3060, p. 106
  5. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged, p. 123
  6. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged p. 124 - INI-04 variant from the RS3060u PDF book.
  7. BattleMech Manual, p. 92 BattleMech Quirk Table -Initiate Entry.

Bibliography