BattleTech ProtoMech Technical Readout

Type/Model: Basilisk [Human Sphere]
Tech: Clan / 3060
Config: ProtoMech
Rules: Rules Level 2, Standard design
Mass: 7 tons   (7,000 kg)
Chassis: Advanced Composite
Power Plant: 45 Size Fusion
Cruise Speed: 43.2 km/h
Maximum Speed: 64.8 km/h
Armor Type: Integral Advanced Alloy
1 LRM 3
1 ER Medium Laser
Manufacturer:    Unknown
   Location:    Unknown
Communications System:    Unknown
Targeting & Tracking System: Unknown

The fighting in the homeworlds following the destruction of Clan Smoke Jaguar-in particular, the Coyote Clan's ill-conceived attack on the Babylon Diet in 3062-taught the Cloud Cobras the value of strengthening their historically weak ground troops, but centuries of preferential treatment for their navy and aerospace proved difficult to adjust. Turning to ProtoMechs for part of the answer and working in conjunction with their new allies in Clan Blood Spirit, the Cobras designed the heavy Basilisk, their first homegrown ProtoMech design.

Powered by a 45-rated fusion engine and lacking jump jets, the Basilisk features average mobility in exchange for heavy armor and firepower, in keeping with its intended role as a support unit for armored infantry and heavy 'Mechs. Close to two full tons of armor keep the Basilisk's warrior well protected, while its punch comes from the combination of its medium laser and a 3-pack LRM launcher. Though reloads for the LRM make its use quite restricted in a fire-support role, a Point of Basilisks can use these weapons quite effectively against lighter BattleMechs, armored vehicles, and even assault BattleArmor.

The Steel Vipers captured some Basilisks when the Cloud Cobras attacked them, shortly before they left the Clan Homeworlds. The Vipers brought the ProtoMechs with them and after setting up in the Wolf Occupation Zone, they began producing the design. They seem to be the only Clan to use it in any large numbers.

Type/Model: Basilisk [Human Sphere]
Mass: 7 tons   (7,000 kg)
Equipment:   Mass
Internal Structure: 17 pts Advanced Composite 700
Engine: 45 Size Fusion 1,000
   Walking MP: 4    
   Running MP: 6    
Cockpit, Life Support, Sensors & Pilot: 500  
Heat Sinks: 5 Compact ProtoMech 1,250  
Armor Factor: 38 pts Integral Advanced Alloy 1,900  

    Internal Armor
    Structure Value
  Head: 2 5
  Torso: 7 14
  Main Gun: 1 3
  Left / Right Arms: 2 / 2 4 / 4
  Legs: 4 8

Weapons & Equipment: Loc Heat Ammo Mass
1 LRM 3 Main Gun 0 2 650
1 ER Medium Laser Torso 5   1,000
TOTALS:   5   7.00
Mass Left, kg:       0

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost: 832,835 C-Bills
Battle Value: 231
Cost per BV: 3,605.34
Weapon Value: 106 / 106 (Ratio = .46 / .46)
Damage Factors:    SRDmg = 8; MRDmg = 5; LRDmg = 1
BattleForce2: MP: 4,   Armor/Structure: 9 / 0
    Damage PB/M/L: 5/5/1,   Overheat: 0
    Class: P ,   Point Value: 2

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