BattleTech Vehicle Technical Readout

Type/Model: SOAR VTOL (Human Sphere)
Tech: Inner Sphere / 3018
Config: V.T.O.L.
Rules: Level 1, Standard design
Mass: 15 tons
Power Plant: 25 GM I.C.E.
Cruise Speed: 86.4 km/h
Maximum Speed: 129.6 km/h
Armor Type: Star Slab/3 Standard
Manufacturer:    Yan Manufacturing
   Location:    New Samarkand
Communications System:    Duotech 100
Targeting & Tracking System: None


         Kenneth and Bella Yan formed Yan Manufacturing in 3009 after Kenneth retired from over forty years of active service as a firefighter with the New Samarkand Fire Department. The Yans loved to fly and owned two older-model Wakazashi Airframe’s Ruckus-class acrobatic helicopters that had been handed down from Bella’s side of the family. Using a sizeable amount of their savings, the Yans entered the very niche market of do-it-yourself chopper kits. The small company sold three their first year and the company never seemed to be destined for anything but a hobby for the couple until 3013. During the Galedon Acrobatic Tour, Michael Hulis managed to score a 97.23 (out of 100) using a Yan Stutter-class single-seat chopper, catapulting the small company into the spotlight.
         Demand outstripped supply in a matter of months and the Yans began expanding their business. When Kenneth died in 3017, Bella sold the majority shares to Luthien Armor Works with the stipulation that LAW retain the company’s name and focus of producing small, compact VTOL airframes. LAW happily complied and immediately began designing and producing VTOLs for the open market. They came out with the Search-Over And Rescue (SOAR) VTOL a year later, directly competing with Wakazashi Airframe’s AirRescue model.


         The SOAR can carry enough paramedic equipment to service up to four patients, and seating for up to ten passengers or paramedics. A small myomer tether can be fastened to the doorframe to facilitate accurate vertical pickups if needed. The belly of the SOAR can open up to reveal a bay full of rescue equipment. The exact equipment varies by environment, but often includes basic saws and power lifters for moving rubble. Lightly armored, but environmentally sealed for use in hostile environments, the SOAR can sustain over 100 kilometers an hour for long periods of time, allowing it to quickly travel to any location.


         The SOAR is common throughout the Draconis Rifts. Carrying almost no advanced equipment, many worlds in that region of space build copies of the design, sometimes with a Yan license. This makes the SOAR an extremely common helicopter in the Draconis Rifts.

Type/Model: SOAR VTOL (Human Sphere)
Mass: 15 tons
Equipment:   Items Mass
Internal Structure: 10 pts Standard 0 1.50
Engine: 25 I.C.E. 0 1.00
   Cruise MP: 8    
   Flank MP: 12    
Heat Sinks: 0 Single 0 .00
Cockpit & Controls: 0 1.00
Crew: 1 Members 0 .00
Rotor Equipment: Main/Tail Rotors 0 1.50
Armor Factor: 15 pts Standard 0 1.00

    Internal Armor
    Structure Value
  Front: 2 5
  Left / Right Sides: 2 3/3
  Rear: 2 2
  Rotor: 2 2

Weapons & Equipment: Loc Heat Ammo Items Mass
Environmental Sealing Body 0   1 1.50
MASH Operating Theaters Body 0   1 5.00
Passenger Seating Body 0   1 1.00
Rescue Equipment Body 0   1 1.50
TOTALS:   0   4 15.00
Items & Tons Left:       4 .00

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost: 151,875 C-Bills
Battle Value: 69
Cost per BV: 2,201.09
Weapon Value: 0 / 0 (Ratio = .00 / .00)
Damage Factors:    SRDmg = 0; MRDmg = 0; LRDmg = 0
BattleForce2: MP: 8V,   Armor/Structure: 0 / 1
    Damage PB/M/L: -/-/-,   Overheat: 0
    Class: VA,   Point Value: 1

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