Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Smoke Jaguar Dossier: Phoenix Hawk IIC

Smoke Jaguar Dossier

Type: Battlemech

Name: Phoenix Hawk IIC

Mech Class: Assault

Weight: 80 Tons

Tech Base: Clan

In a rare fit of technological innovation, scientists from Clan Steel Viper decided to base a new assault-class BattleMech on the old Phoenix Hawk chassis. The resulting design, known as the Phoenix Hawk IIC is almost twice as heavy as the original, though it is severely under-gunned for an assault 'Mech due its incredible speed for a 'Mech its size. Only the use of an XL Engine, Endo Steel, and ten and a half tons of Ferro-Fibrous armor saved it from being totally useless. Though in many ways it resembles the combat prowess of the Inner Sphere's Charger, the Phoenix Hawk IIC also mounts five jump jets, enough to propel it 150 meters in a single leap. It is a 'Mech that seems designed for physical combat in a Clan culture that looks down upon the use of melee attacks.

Following the introduction of the OmniMech by Clan Coyote, the Phoenix Hawk IIC saw itself relegated to second-line status. After Clan Diamond Shark acquired the specifications for the design in the 3060s, they restarted production at Trellshire Heavy Industries on Twycross, possibly to sell to Inner Sphere customers.

The main armament of the Phoenix Hawk IIC is the paired Ultra Autocannon/10s, each of which has a three-ton ammunition bin it can draw on. A pair of Machine Guns provide extra firepower that is most useful against unarmored infantry. Ten double heat sinks are more than adequate to deal with all heat generated by the 'Mech.

Captain Nash's Analysis:  Can't quite figure this one out.  In the Arenas of Solaris this mech might be one of the best possible designs.  But for a clanner on the is lacking.  Still an 80 tonner that can Jump like a medium is nothing to sneeze at.

Tech Readout:

No comments:

Post a Comment