BattleTech Vehicle Technical Readout

Type/Model: Brutus TFR (Human Sphere)
Tech: Inner Sphere / 3068
Config: Tracked Vehicle
Rules: Level 2, Standard design
Mass: 75 tons
Power Plant: 225 Rawlings Fusion
Cruise Speed: 32.4 km/h
Maximum Speed: 54.0 km/h
Armor Type: Kressly Stoneskin 40X Standard
2 BlazeFire Systems Large Lasers
3 Gabriel's Fire MML 9s*
Manufacturer:    Kressly Warworks
   Location:    Epsilon Eridani
Communications System:    Angst Clear Channel 3
Targeting & Tracking System: BlazeFire Sightlock


         The Brutus has never achieved the fame of other, more renowned tank designs, but its power and reliability make it a favorite of the Tikonov Free Republic and their customers, mainly mercenaries and friendly governments. Despite its highly successful initial test runs in 2998, the Capellan High Command relegated the Brutus to second-line forces, where it remained for decades. The Brutus's fortunes changed, however, when Hanse Davion's armies rolled over the Capellan forces during the Fourth Succession War. The AFFC forces captured large numbers of Brutus tanks and were so impressed with the combat performance of the design that the new AFFC High Command supplied Brutuses to its front-line Regimental Combat Teams (RCTs). The Brutus compared well with other famous tank designs such as the Von Luckner and the Manticore, and the versatile Brutus soon became a common sight among combat, garrison and militia forces. The original Brutus, still fully operational after a full century of operation in some cases, can still often be seen in this role.
         The creation of the Chaos March and the formation of the Tikonov Free Republic once again changed the fortunes of this design. When the Jihad began, Kressly Warworks supported Epsilon Eridani in their war against Word-backed forces and came out with an upgrade using technology provided by the Battle Magic mercenary unit. This new, cheap, version of the Brutus fought well during the Jihad, proving dangerous and hard to kill.


         The Brutus possesses an impressive combination of long- and short-range weapons. In the chaos of the beginning years of the Jihad, Kressly proved incapable of replicating or importing the main weapons of the Brutus, so they replaced them with weapons they could build on site. The two turret-mounted BlazeFire Systems heavy lasers and turret-mounted Gabriel's Fire Mult-Missile racks result in a solid long-range punch that has disabled or outright killed many enemies. For short-range engagements, the Brutus can unload volleys of twenty-seven missiles from the racks, capable of shredding even the most powerful enemies.
         The Brutus has respectable armor protection and speed for its weight class. Though it has less armor than comparable models such as the Manticore, the Brutus's superior firepower amply compensates for this weakness.


         Brutus tanks are deployed throughout the the Tikonov Free Republic, with the exception of the Sirian worlds, and many mercenaries swear by the good but basic design. Other nations friendly with Tikonov also purchase the design, helping Kressly to maintain an impressive production rate.

Type/Model: Brutus TFR (Human Sphere)
Mass: 75 tons
Equipment:   Items Mass
Internal Structure: 40 pts Standard 0 7.50
Engine: 225 Fusion 0 10.00
Shielding & Trans Equip:   0 5.00
   Cruise MP: 3    
   Flank MP: 5    
Heat Sinks: 16 Single 0 6.00
Cockpit & Controls: 0 4.00
Crew: 5 Members 0 .00
Turret Equipment:   0 3.00
Armor Factor: 128 pts Standard 0 8.00

    Internal Armor
    Structure Value
  Front: 8 31
  Left / Right Sides: 8 25/25
  Rear: 8 20
  Turret: 8 27

Weapons & Equipment: Loc Heat Ammo Items Mass
2 Large Lasers Turret 16   2 10.00
3 MML 9s* Turret 0 39 4 21.00
CASE Equipment: Body     1 .50
TOTALS:   16   7 75.00
Items & Tons Left:       13 .00

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost: 3,608,500 C-Bills
Battle Value: 985
Cost per BV: 3,663.45
Weapon Value: 630 / 630 (Ratio = .64 / .64)
Damage Factors:    SRDmg = 23; MRDmg = 21; LRDmg = 8
BattleForce2: MP: 3T,   Armor/Structure: 0 / 6
    Damage PB/M/L: 2/3/2,   Overheat: 0
    Class: GH,   Point Value: 10

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