BattleTech Vehicle Technical Readout

Type/Model: Pinto 2 Attack VTOL (Human Sphere)
Tech: Clan / 3079
Config: V.T.O.L.
Rules: Level 2-FA, Standard design
Mass: 30 tons
Power Plant: 220 Robinson Fuse-Pak XL Fusion
Cruise Speed: 129.6 km/h
Maximum Speed: 194.4 km/h
Armor Type: Krupp Draco-200 Ferro-Fibrous
2 Intek ER Medium Lasers
1 Snorri LRM 10 w/ Artemis IV
1 Garret T20CS Active Probe
1 Krupp Jammer ECM Suite
1 J-Peep Snipersight TAG
Manufacturer:    Krupp Armaments Works
   Location:    Bochum, Terra
Communications System:    Marshall Long-Talk
Targeting & Tracking System: GPT Multi-Track


         Krupp Armament Works' Pinto first entered service in 3055 as an assault VTOL, and ComStar upgraded the surviving aircraft after the Jihad.   Production of the upgrade has since ceased, but both Com Guard and Explorer Corps forces use the swift, well-protected rotor-blade craft as an attack, scout, and an escort VTOL.


         The Pinto is powered by a Robinson Fuse-Pak power plant and features Krupp Armament's new Draco-200 ferro-fibrous armor plating. The Pinto's firepower is provided by two upgraded medium lasers mounted in a chin turret located immediately forward of the cockpit, and a forward-firing, Artemis-equipped LRM-10 system situated in a belly mount. The lasers provide the Pinto with excellent close-range firepower, while the missiles enable the Pinto to engage other units without exposing itself to medium- and short-range return fire.
         A small, 1.5-ton cargo hold is immediately behind the cockpit. Many Pintos use the cargo space to ferry two squads of conventional infantry or small lots of cargo. A full suite of Active Probe, ECM, and TAG also gives the design more electronic warfare options, making it a very good support craft. The transport option of the Pinto removes the electronic warfare suites and downgrades the LRM to a five-rack but is designed to transport a full level 1 of BattleArmor.
         The Pinto can also be transported and stored quite easily. The VTOL's rotors dismantle in less than five minutes, allowing Pintos to be stored in conventional vehicle or cargo bays as well as in the dedicated aerospace bays other VTOLs require.


         Pintos are employed by several Com Guard divisions, and the Explorer Corps makes extensive use of the Pinto, as both a gunship and a light utility transport. Most existing Pintos are aging though and the technicians are spending more time keeping than operational as the years go by.

Type/Model: Pinto 2 Attack VTOL (Human Sphere)
Mass: 30 tons
Const. Options: Fractional Accounting
Equipment:   Items Mass
Internal Structure: 15 pts Standard 0 3.00
Engine: 220 XL Fusion 1 5.00
Shielding & Trans Equip:   0 2.50
   Cruise MP: 12    
   Flank MP: 18    
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: 72 pts Ferro-Fibrous 1 4.00

    Internal Armor
    Structure Value
  Front: 3 20
  Left / Right Sides: 3 18/18
  Rear: 3 14
  Rotor: 3 2

Weapons & Equipment: Loc Heat Ammo Items Mass
2 ER Medium Lasers Front 10   2 2.00
1 LRM 10 w/ Artemis IV Front 0 12 2 4.50
1 Active Probe Front 0   1 1.00
1 ECM Suite Front 0   1 1.00
1 TAG Front 0   1 1.00
CASE Equipment: Body     0 .00
Infantry Bay Body 0   1 1.50
TOTALS:   10   10 30.00
Items & Tons Left:       1 .00

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost: 5,850,000 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,331
Cost per BV: 4,395.19
Weapon Value: 430 / 404 (Ratio = .32 / .30)
Damage Factors:    SRDmg = 19; MRDmg = 13; LRDmg = 4
BattleForce2: MP: 12V,   Armor/Structure: 0 / 3
    Damage PB/M/L: 2/2/1,   Overheat: 0
    Class: VA,   Point Value: 13
    Specials: tran1, if, ecm, tag, prb

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