Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Smoke Jaguar Dossier: Shadow Hawk IIC

Smoke Jaguar Dossier

Type: Battlemech

Name: Shadow Hawk IIC

Mech Class: Medium

Weight: 45 Tons

Tech Base: Clan

The Shadow Hawk IIC is a second-line Clan BattleMech based upon the Shadow Hawk that was first fielded by the Star League. The inexpensive unit is protected by seven and a half tons of Ferro-Fibrous armor, mounted on a weight-saving Endo Steel chassis. This medium 'Mech can reach a respectable top speed of 97 km/h, though it also carries enough jump jets to vault up to 180 meters at a time. 

The first version of the Shadow Hawk IIC that Inner Sphere forces encountered is meant for close-range fighting, and appears to be designed with urban warfare in mind. Two Medium Pulse Lasers are incredibly accurate in close. Four Streak SRM-2s are best at exploiting holes in an enemy's armor, while the Streak technology ensures the missiles will inflict no collateral damage. An ER Medium Laser and ER Small Laser rounds out the weaponry. Ten double heat sinks take care of most heat, especially since the Streaks will build no heat if they do not achieve a lock and fire.

Captain Nash's Analysis:  This mech has more incommon with the inner sphere Phoenix Hawk than the Shadow Hawk.  Wait for it to slow down, or ignore it.

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