Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Smoke Jaguar Dossier: Night Gyr

Smoke Jaguar Dossier

Type: Battlemech

Name: Night Gyr

Mech Class: Heavy

Weight: 75 Tons

Tech Base: Clan (Omni)

The Night Gyr came back with Clan Jade Falcon leaders following their return to the Clan homeworlds in 3051 to elect a new ilKhan. It has become more prevalent in the Falcon touman following the Refusal War. No expense was spared in the manufacture of this OmniMech that uses an XL Engine and Endo Steel to save weight. It also incorporates eleven and a half tons of Ferro-Fibrous armor. Though it is on the slow end for a Clan heavy 'Mech, the Night Gyr mounts four fixed jump jets that enable it to jump up to 120 meters in a single bound. The design was a testbed for some new technologies, including the Laser Heat Sink, which was eventually phased out due to a lack of increased performance. 

The primary configuration is hard-hitting, mounting a pair of ER PPCs and an Ultra Autocannon/10. This blistering firepower can often take down an opponent before they are in range. Three Medium Pulse Lasers serve as accurate backups. Eight additional double heat sinks keep the 'Mech fairly cool.

* Alt. Config. A - This first variant is a short-range powerhouse. It mounts an Ultra Autocannon/20 to breach opponent's armor and a pair of Streak SRM-6s to exploit those holes. A Large Pulse Laser and a trio of Medium Pulse Lasers are highly accurate weapons that can help to minimize collateral damage in an urban environment. Even with four additional double heat sinks, this variant can be quickly overwhelmed by heat.

* Alt. Config. B - The Night Gyr B seeks to destroy opponents before they can return fire. A pair of Gauss Rifles and LB-X Autocannon/2s carry out that mandate. Ammo is somewhat lacking, however, so this design cannot stray far from supply, especially as it has no backup energy weapons.

* Alt. Config. C - Another long-range variant, the C mounts three Ultra Autocannon/2s and two ER Large Lasers. A pair of ER Medium Lasers are present for backup. All of these weapons are linked to a Targeting Computer. Six extra heat sinks ensure the 'Mech stays mostly cool.

* Alt. Config. D - This missile boat carries four LRM-20 launchers, each of which is slaved to an Artemis IV FCS. Six tons of ammunition is barely enough to keep it firing for a minute. A Large Pulse Laser and Medium Pulse Laser are effective backup weapons

Captain Nash's Analysis:  Lord knows how the clanners managed to fit so many hard hitting weapons on such a well armed and armored chassis.  To be honest I'm glad the clanners favor the Mad Cat to this chassis.  Cut it off from the other clanners if possible, then team up and drop this one.  Smoke Jags have a good number of these chassis on planet, would be REALLY nice to salvage one of them. 

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