Classic BattleTech Battle Armor Technical Readout

Type/Model: Ying Long [Human Sphere]
Tech: Inner Sphere / 3066
Chassis Type: Humanoid
Weight Class: Medium Battle Armor (751 - 1,000 kg)
Rules: Level 2, Standard design / CBT Rules
Ground Speed: 32.4 km/h
Armor Type: Mimetic
R&D Start Date: 3064
Prototype Design and Production: 3065
Standard Production: 3066
Manufacturer:    (Unknown)
   Location:    (Unknown)


         Sun-Tzu's Xin Sheng movement revitalized the Capellan military, but not all elements of CCAF enjoyed equal benefits. As Fa Shih BattleArmor came into production, only the Warrior Houses and premier front-line units received the bulk of the new suits, leading many commanders to question-at the risk of their careers-the Strategios' policies. Surprisingly, the CCAF leadership listened and sought resolution to this issue, authorizing the development of a new armor that would free more Fa Shihs for second-line commanders. Capellan engineers then produced a new suit in record time, leading many to wonder if the R&D was already complete and funding was requested only to jump start production.


         The Ying Long armor is a medium-sized suit designed for anti-personnel and 'Mech operations. Known as the "Shadow Dragon" it is identical in many ways to the Word of Blake's Purifier battlesuit, complete with the same mimetic armor technology, though how they managed that is anyone's guess.
         The Ying Long possesses superb ground speed, powerful battle claws, more than half a ton of armor, and a modular weapons mount on the back that enables it to carry a variety of weapons, including a man-portable plasma rifle. Moreover, in keeping with Xin Sheng, designers molded the suit in the likeness of a Chinese dragon.


         The Ying Long was deployed and used throughout the old Capellan state before the Jihad came. They proved instrumental in the survival of the remains of that state during the Jihad and the following wars, and continue to see heavy use throughout the Capellan Rump States.

Type/Model: Ying Long [Human Sphere]
Equipment:   Slots Mass, kg
Chassis Type: Medium Class Humanoid 0 175
Motive System: Ground Movement (3 MP) 0 80
Armor Type: 8 Points Mimetic 7 400
   Left Arm: Battle Claw 0 15
   Right Arm: Battle Claw 0 15

Weapons and Equipment: Loc Shots Slots Mass, kg
Modular Weapon Mount Body 1 10
   Man-Portable Plasma Rifle Body 20 2 300
TOTALS:     10 995
Slots & Mass Left: 0 5

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost: 469,020 C-Bills, Including Trooper Training Costs of 150,000 C-bills
Battle Value: 43 (172 for 4)
Cost per BV: 7,419 (without Trooper Training costs)
Weapon Value: 18 (Ratio=.42)
Mechanized: Can travel on OmniMechs and OmniVehicles
Attacks: Can perform Swarm and Leg attacks
BattleForce2: Class: IB,   MP: 3,   Armor/Structure: 2 / 0
    Damage PB/M/L: 1/1/-,   Overheat: 0
    Point Value: 2,   Specials: mec, car4
CBT:RPG Data: Armor Value (M/B/E/X): 9/7/7/7,   Coverage: Full
  IR: +6,   ECM: +6,   Camo: +4
  Melee AP: 2,   Target Size Modifier: -1
  Movement Modifiers: Walking: +3, Running: +6, Sprinting: +9
  Attribute Modifiers:   STR: +3,   DEX: -1,   RFL: 0
  Equipment Rating: E/E/F

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