Jupiter

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Jupiter
Jupiter
Production information
Manufacturer CJF Factory Zone 4
Production Year 3068[1]
Model Standard
Class Assault
Cost 24,138,000 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 100 tons
Chassis Olivetti Stage 9
Armor Raydient Series 5
Engine Gorvachs 300 XL
Communications System Raptor X-T Type iii
Targeting Tracking System Goshawk E-Series
Heat Sinks 17 Double heat sinks
Speed 54 km/h
Armament
BV (1.0) 2,433[2]
BV (2.0) 2,784[3][4]


Description

The Jupiter was designed by Clan Jade Falcon to complement their premier assault 'Mech, the Turkina, during the Jihad. Although not as versatile as the Turkina, it was developed from the most commonly available parts at the time, giving the Jupiter a rugged and easily-repaired design that many other designs cannot match. Due to its durability, Jupiters have been spotted in many mercenary and House armies throughout the post-Jihad Inner Sphere.[3]

The Jupiter is a massive BattleMech that can reach 54 km/h at best speed, thanks to its XL Engine. Nineteen and a half tons of armor provide protection that can be matched by few other 'Mechs.[3]

Weapons and Equipment

The Jupiter is armed for long range combat. The 'Mech mounts a pair of Type XX ER PPCs and two Series IV LRM-15 launchers, giving it excellent long range capabilities. These are backed up by four Type DL Ultra AC/5s which allow the 'Mech to put a large volume of fire downrange. Additionally, the ER PPCs allow the 'Mech to stay in combat when its ammunition-dependent weapons have been silenced due to a lack of ammunition in prolonged engagements.[3]

Variants

  • Jupiter
    The Jupiter 2 is a more maneuverable variant of the Jupiter. The 'Mech removes the Ultra AC/5s and replaces them with a pair of Ultra AC/10s. The LRM-15s have been upgraded with Artemis IV for increased accuracy. Finally, to increase its maneuverability, the Jupiter 2 has had jump jets added that allow it to jump up to ninety meters.[3] BV (1.0) = 2,915[2] BV (2.0) = 3,278[5][6]
  • Jupiter
    This version of the Jupiter sports a completely new weapons configuration. Sporting the same Ultra AC/10s as the 2 version, the rest of the weapons are replaced with a pair of HAG 30 cannons and two ER Medium Lasers.[3] BV (1.0) = ??[2] BV (2.0) = 3,074[7][8]

References

  1. MUL online date for the Jupiter
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Record Sheets: MechWarrior Dark Age I
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 149, "Jupiter 'Mech Profile"
  4. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 278
  5. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged, p. 133
  6. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 279
  7. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged, p. 134
  8. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 280
  9. Record Sheets: 3145 New Tech, New Upgrades, p. 196

Bibliography