BattleTech Vehicle Technical Readout

Type/Model: Lexan Oceanic Series VIII (Human Sphere)
Tech: Inner Sphere / 3080
Config: V.T.O.L.
Rules: Level 2, Standard design
Mass: 30 tons
Power Plant: 100 Kahana V42 Fusion
Cruise Speed: 86.4 km/h
Maximum Speed: 129.6 km/h
Armor Type: Dharma Series 15 Standard
1 Oceanic 815 Guardian ECM
Manufacturer:    United Airframe
   Location:    Keid, New Earth
Communications System:    Valenzetti Trans108
Targeting & Tracking System: None


         Lexan Oceanic didnít begin as a vehicle manufacturer. Originally founded as a firm that designed and decorated luxury yachts and ocean liners in the mid-twenty-first century, Lexan made a name for itself by expanding its market among the rich. Everyone who had serious money to burn hired the design firm to appoint and decorate their various properties-from high-rise penthouse apartments to low-orbit space station suites to custom-built luxury shuttles. Owning something that came from Lexan Oceanic meant that person had power, money, and position.
         Corrine Yeardly took Lexan in an entirely new direction in 2311. Yeardly partnered with Boeing United, a small subsidiary of the larger Boeing conglomerate responsible for the corporationís passenger VTOL planes. Using a standard VT-1922 airframe, Lexan would provide custom specifications to B-U, who would then build the aircraft. Profits skyrocketed and Boeing United was bought by Lexan shareholders. The newly-renamed United Airframe built two new factories on New Earth and Keid, and for over four centuries they produced the Lexan Oceanic Series for the best, the brightest, and the richest.
         The Lexan factories were destroyed during the First Succession War by Davion and Steiner troops. Lexan Oceanic survived the next few centuries by doing what it did best-catering to the rich and famous. In 3047, the New Earth facility, long ago sold to IrTech, was bought back by Lexan when IrTech stopped producing airframes after a corporate reshuffling.
         Knowing that custom-built vehicles still sold well, CEO Jason Ullman-Yeardly had the R&D division come up with a new VTOL design. The massive Series VI VTOL saw production in 3053, and quickly exploded in popularity throughout the Human Sphere. Easily targeted by weapons though, many executives died when their Series VI went down during the Word of Blake Jihad. All 815 Series VI aircraft built died during that war, either shot down or lost, but Lexan Oceanic adapted and released the smaller Series VIII, now produced along with the Series II.


         The Oceanic Series II became a popular favorite with many interstellar corporate CEOs. A medium-sized VTOL, the Series II contains a custom-built office that boasted one of the most deluxe communications systems outside of the Hegemony military, plus a defensive ECM suite designed and built by United Airframe. Fully armored and extremely fast, the Series II came with foldable wings that allowed the versatile aircraft to be easily stored in a DropShipís cargo bay. Each Series II is unique in appointments, containing such luxuries as Terran redwood floors, Capolla jade filigree, Acamarian diamond strings and even Tharkad coral inlay. The compact fusion engine can keep the Series II aloft for days at a time. The Series II is almost fully automated, utilizing a dumbed-down AI program normally utilized in Hegemony military simulations. The AI could even react to attack profiles if necessary. The centuries have not been kind to the Series II, and those that remain rarely have the advanced AI and communications system, and new production is limited to standard electronics.
         The Series VIII is twice as large, though still maintains an impressive top speed and the ability to avoid combat at need. Vectored thrust keeps it aloft, rather than the rotors seen on most VTOLs, and an amphibious adaptation skin allows it to even travel under water without leaking. Far more expensive than the Series II, the versatility of the Series VIII is making inroads into the market share that its older cousin has long dominated.


         United Airframes will sell to anybody who can afford their product, and the rich and famous everywhere in the Human Sphere can expect to use one of these VTOLs. Interestingly, they are sometimes used by militia units, and by special forces on infiltration missions, to transport infantry. This is most common in the Tikonov Free Republic and the Federation of Skye, though it is sometimes seen outside their borders.

Type/Model: Lexan Oceanic Series VIII (Human Sphere)
Mass: 30 tons
Equipment:   Items Mass
Internal Structure: 15 pts Standard 0 3.00
Engine: 100 Fusion 0 3.00
Shielding & Trans Equip:   0 1.50
   Cruise MP: 8    
   Flank MP: 12    
Heat Sinks: 10 Single 0 .00
Cockpit & Controls: 0 1.50
Crew: 2 Members 0 .00
Rotor Equipment: Main/Tail Rotors 0 3.00
Armor Factor: 44 pts Standard 0 3.00

    Internal Armor
    Structure Value
  Front: 3 12
  Left / Right Sides: 3 10/10
  Rear: 3 10
  Rotor: 3 2

Weapons & Equipment: Loc Heat Ammo Items Mass
1 Guardian ECM Body 0   1 1.50
Amphibious Armor Body 0   1 3.00
Cargo Bay Capacity Body 0   1 .50
Luxury Quarters Body 0   1 10.00
TOTALS:   0   4 30.00
Items & Tons Left:       7 .00

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost: 1,190,000 C-Bills
Battle Value: 232
Cost per BV: 5,129.31
Weapon Value: 0 / 0 (Ratio = .00 / .00)
Damage Factors:    SRDmg = 0; MRDmg = 0; LRDmg = 0
BattleForce2: MP: 8V,   Armor/Structure: 0 / 2
    Damage PB/M/L: -/-/-,   Overheat: 0
    Class: VA,   Point Value: 2
    Specials: tran0, ecm

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