BattleTech Vehicle Technical Readout

Type/Model: Silverfin Coastal Cutter (Human Sphere)
Tech: Inner Sphere / 2302
Config: Hydrofoil
Rules: Level 3, Standard design
Mass: 40 tons
Power Plant: 125 GM I.C.E.
Cruise Speed: 86.4 km/h
Maximum Speed: 129.6 km/h
Armor Type: Dervish Faith Standard
1 SarLon MaxiCannon 5 Autocannon/5
1 Sky Raven LR Torpedo 5
Manufacturer:    Windancer Marine Technologies
   Location:    Terra
Communications System:    HUNTER Ears
Targeting & Tracking System: HUNTER Eyes


         Faced with near-bankruptcy in 2302, Terra’s Windancer Marine Technologies took a wild gamble on a new hydrofoil frame designed by the eccentric naval architect Tyler Raymonds. Constructed of an extremely strong polymer composite, the thin wings were able to maintain a high speed during heavy gales without warping or snapping. Windancer put every conceivable asset on the line and partnered with the Tadaki Company (a private venture capital firm based out of Japan) to produce a working prototype. When the Silverfin returned from a widely-broadcast two-day journey into and out of a Class 3 Typhoon in the Sea of Japan, the corporate executives knew the company was saved.


         The Silverfin-class of cutters has changed little over the intervening centuries. The only major changes are the newer torpedo launchers installed in 2423 and a complete overhaul of the cutter’s communications suite every fifty years. Though the HUNTER suite’s electronics have changed little, the harsh vibrations from constant use of the foils as well as the continual corrosion of salt-heavy seas usually degrade the HUNTER’s performance.
         Armed with a SarLon MaxiCannon Class 5 rotary machine gun-designed for maritime use-and a Sky Raven torpedo launching system, the Silverfin can easily put down a pirate gunboat with few problems. For heavier ships, those coastal guardsmen units with several Silverfins have found that working in packs enables their quicker ships to overwhelm most armored vessels-and light BattleMechs-with swarms of torpedo salvos.


         Almost every water-rich world in the Human Sphere has a Silverfin-or a locally produced copy-assigned to their coast guard or planetary militia. The hydrofoil’s quick speed and hardier endurance allows the design to patrol important sea and river approaches in case of a surprise naval assault. ComStar of course makes heavy use of the design to patrol the sea lanes around island bases that they maintain.

Type/Model: Silverfin Coastal Cutter (Human Sphere)
Mass: 40 tons
Equipment:   Items Mass
Internal Structure: 20 pts Standard 0 4.00
Engine: 125 I.C.E. 0 8.00
   Cruise MP: 8    
   Flank MP: 12    
Heat Sinks: 0 Single 0 .00
Cockpit & Controls: 0 2.00
Crew: 3 Members 0 .00
Lift Equipment:   0 4.00
Turret Equipment:   0 .50
Armor Factor: 72 pts Standard 0 4.50

    Internal Armor
    Structure Value
  Front: 4 15
  Left / Right Sides: 4 15/15
  Rear: 4 12
  Turret: 4 15

Weapons & Equipment: Loc Heat Ammo Items Mass
1 Autocannon/5 Front 0 100 2 13.00
1 LR Torpedo 5 Turret 0 48 2 4.00
TOTALS:   0   4 40.00
Items & Tons Left:       9 .00

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost: 779,444 C-Bills
Battle Value: 539
Cost per BV: 1,446.09
Weapon Value: 143 / 143 (Ratio = .27 / .27)
Damage Factors:    SRDmg = 6; MRDmg = 5; LRDmg = 3
BattleForce2: MP: 8N,   Armor/Structure: 0 / 3
    Damage PB/M/L: 1/1/1,   Overheat: 0
    Class: NS,   Point Value: 5

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