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BattleMech Technical Readout

Type/Model: Orion IIC DW102 orion image
Orion image from: CityTech 2nd Edition rulebook
Tech: Clan / 3060
Config: Biped BattleMech
Rules: Level 2, Modified design
Mass: 75 tons
Chassis: Type W2 Endo Steel
Power Plant: 300 Heavy Force XL Fusion
Walking Speed: 43.2 km/h
Maximum Speed: 64.8 km/h
Jump Jets: 4 Standard Jump Jets
   Jump Capacity:    120 meters
Armor Type: Composite A-4 Ferro-Fibrous
1 Series 6W ER Large Laser
1 Series 7W ER Large Laser
1 Omega 12-Coil Gauss Rifle
1 Type XX "Great Bow" LRM 20
1 Offset Pattern K4 SRM 4
Manufacturer:    WC Aux. Site #2
   Location:    (Unknown)
Communications System:    Khan Series (Type 1)
Targeting & Tracking System: Series III OPT
       As Aleksandr Kerensky's chosen BattleMech, the original Orion held a special place within the Clans, especially Clan Wolf. Out of respect for the Great Father, the Clans maintained the design for several decades, despite the invention of newer technologies. Behind the scenes, however, Clan Wolf was designing an updated version. As they saw it, neither of the great Kerenskys who had founded the Clans would have approved of blindly following tradition at the expense of military progress. The Orion IIC debuted early in the Golden Century, but did not garner much attention when set alongside the OmniMechs that were fast becoming the standard front-line machines.
       Clan Wolf has jealously guarded the Orion IIC design, defending their exclusive right to it in Trials of Possession and refusing all proposed trades for other technologies, despite some generous offers. Like the Kerensky bloodheritages, Clan Wolf sees the Orion IIC as tied to their honor, as the guardians of Kerensky's legacy.

Produced before the advent of OmniMechs, the Orion IIC features many of the technological advancements preserved or developed by the Clans. Endo-steel and ferro-fibrous construction materials lighten the design, allowing for a heavier weapons configuration, and double heat sinks allay heat build-up.
The IIC design upgrades the original Mech's medium lasers to extended-range large lasers. The Orion IIC is armed with two different large lasers, apparently the result of a design change late in the production cycle in which a pulse laser was upgraded to an extended-range weapon. These two different lasers remained despite the problems they posed for upkeep because the older Series 6W laser was more in keeping with the original design's architecture. Clan Wolf also exchanged the old Orion's autocannon for a newer Gauss rifle that packed a harder punch, and upgraded the original 'Mech's missile launchers.

Clan Wolf produces the Orion IIC in limited numbers, and uses them to reward officers in second-line Galaxies who are expected to advance soon to front-line units. This BattleMech is always sent to its recipients "with the compliments of" Clan Wolf's Kahn or saKahn. No officer has ever refused such a gift, even if it meant trading in an assault-class BattleMech, and no Wolf warrior has ever challenged anyone for the right to an Orion IIC.
A few Orion IIC BattleMechs traveled to the Inner Sphere with Phelan Kell's Wolves and remain part of Clan-Wolf-in-Exile's second line forces. However, no one seems to have plans to produce this 'Mech-a possible gesture of reconciliation by Phelan Kell toward the Wolf Clan.

Type/Model: Orion IIC DW102
Mass: 75 tons
Equipment:   Crits Mass
Internal Structure: 114 pts Endo Steel 7 4.00
   (Endo Steel Loc: 3 LA, 3 RA, 1 LT)
Engine: 300 XL 10 9.50
   Walking MP: 4    
   Running MP: 6    
   Jumping MP: 4    
Heat Sinks: 16 Double [32] 8 6.00
   (Heat Sink Loc: 2 LT, 1 RT, 1 CT)
Gyro:   4 3.00
Cockpit, Life Support, Sensors: 5 3.00
Actuators: L: Sh+UA+LA, R: Sh+UA+LA 14 .00
Armor Factor: 230 pts Ferro-Fibrous 7 12.00
   (Armor Crit Loc: 1 HD, 1 LA, 5 RA)

    Internal Armor
    Structure Value
  Head: 3 9
  Center Torso: 23 34
  Center Torso (Rear):   11
  L/R Side Torso: 16 22/22
  L/R Side Torso (Rear):   10/10
  L/R Arm: 12 24/24
  L/R Leg: 16 32/32

Weapons & Equipment: Loc Heat Ammo Crits Mass
1 ER Large Laser RA 12   1 4.00
1 ER Large Laser LA 12   1 4.00
1 Gauss Rifle RT 1 16 8 14.00
   (Ammo Loc: 2 RT)
1 LRM 20 LA 6 18 7 8.00
   (Ammo Loc: 3 LT)
1 SRM 4 LT 3 25 2 2.00
   (Ammo Loc: 1 LT)
4 Standard Jump Jets:     4 4.00
   (Jump Jet Loc: 2 LL, 2 RL)
TOTALS:   34   78 73.50
Crits & Tons Left:       0 1.50

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost: 16,604,000 C-Bills
Battle Value: 2,607
Cost per BV: 6,369.01
Weapon Value: 3,632 / 3,632 (Ratio = 1.39 / 1.39)
Damage Factors:    SRDmg = 42; MRDmg = 35; LRDmg = 21
BattleForce2: MP: 4J,   Armor/Structure: 6/4
    Damage PB/M/L: 6/5/4,   Overheat: 0
    Class: MH,   Point Value: 26

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Design from Dave Wright

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