BattleTech ProtoMech Technical Readout

Type/Model: Voltigeur [Human Sphere]
Tech: Clan / 3070
Config: ProtoMech
Rules: Rules Level 2, Standard design
Mass: 8 tons   (8,000 kg)
Chassis: Advanced Composite
Power Plant: 40 Size Fusion
Cruise Speed: 32.4 km/h
Maximum Speed: 54.0 km/h
Armor Type: Integral Advanced Alloy
1 RL 1*
1 Medium Laser*
Manufacturer:    Unknown
   Location:    Unknown
Communications System:    Unknown
Targeting & Tracking System: Unknown

During the Jihad, Word of Blake forces rolled over the young Fronc Federation one planet after another. Though ready and eager to fight for their newfound freedom, the Federation found itself outclassed in space, on the ground, and in sheer ferocity. The Word proved perfectly willing to nuke any fortification that held out against their conventional forces, forcing the Federation to persue other ways of fighting them. As one planet after another fell, they put their engineers on Fronc to creating new weapons of war. The Voltigeur was one result of that program.
         Rather than send the handful they could build at a time out to fight the Word though, the Federation kept them in reserve. When the Word finally hit Fronc itself, the Federation had a large number of Voltigeurs to surprise them with. With anti-aircraft batteries making it impossible for the Word to air-deploy nuclear devices, and with Federation BattleArmor intercepting suitcase nukes, the Word was forced to fight in the old fashioned way in the Federation capital. The Voltigeurs met them and bled them even whiter than normal.

Designed to work with the slow Char superfortress, the Voltigeur is no speed demon. It makes up for that with heavy armor, and two BattleMech-grade laser weapons, one over each shoulder. The Word learned on Fronc that Voltigeur took an incredible amount of firepower to take down, and that its twin lasers could strip many BattleMechs down, especially when performing massed fire volleys from hiding in the ruins of buildings. Few would use them on the open field because of their limited speed, but as a point-blank defense unit, they have few equals for their cost.

The Voltigeur is used by many Fronc Federation militia units to guard their Char superfortresses, or other important non-mobile objectives. They are also common in the frontline forces, despite the advent of the more mobile but less well-armed Matador. Even in frontline forces though, they are normally relegated to defensive assignments, since they are simply too slow to manuever on the open field.

Type/Model: Voltigeur [Human Sphere]
Mass: 8 tons   (8,000 kg)
Equipment:   Mass
Internal Structure: 19 pts Advanced Composite 800
Engine: 40 Size Fusion 1,000
   Walking MP: 3    
   Running MP: 5    
Cockpit, Life Support, Sensors & Pilot: 500  
Heat Sinks: 6 Compact ProtoMech 1,500  
Armor Factor: 43 pts Integral Advanced Alloy 2,150  

    Internal Armor
    Structure Value
  Head: 2 6
  Torso: 8 16
  Main Gun: 1 3
  Left / Right Arms: 2 / 2 4 / 4
  Legs: 5 10

Weapons & Equipment: Loc Heat Ammo Mass
1 RL 1* Main Gun 0 1 50
1 Medium Laser* Torso 3   1,000
1 Medium Laser* Torso 3   1,000
TOTALS:   6   8.00
Mass Left, kg:       0

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost: 819,837 C-Bills
Battle Value: 183
Cost per BV: 4,479.98
Weapon Value: 84 / 84 (Ratio = .46 / .46)
Damage Factors:    SRDmg = 8; MRDmg = 2; LRDmg = 0
BattleForce2: MP: 3,   Armor/Structure: 10 / 0
    Damage PB/M/L: 6/6/1,   Overheat: 0
    Class: P ,   Point Value: 2

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