Nightstar NSR-9FS

  • Last Post 29 November 2019
Snowjeepney posted this 24 November 2019

Nightstar NSR-9FS

Mass: 95 tons Tech Base: Inner Sphere Chassis Config: Biped Rules Level: Tournament Legal Era: Clan Invasion Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-E-A Production Year: 3059 Dry Cost: 10,313,940 C-Bills Total Cost: 10,413,940 C-Bills Battle Value: 2,605 Chassis: Norse-GM HeavyTRQ Mk. II Endo-Steel Power Plant: Pitban 285 Fusion Engine Walking Speed: 32.4 km/h Maximum Speed: 54.0 km/h Jump Jets: None Jump Capacity: 0 meters Armor: Kallon Royalstar Heavy Type K Standard Armor w/ CASE Armament: 2 Poland Main Model A Gauss Rifles 1 Johnston High Speed ER PPC 3 BrightBloom ER Medium Lasers 1 Garret-Guardian Interface 2B Guardian ECM Suite Manufacturer: General Motors Primary Factory: Kathil Communications System: Tek BattleCom Targeting and Tracking System: DLK Type Phased Array Sensors Overview: The 2767 genesis of the Nightstar lies in the Amaris Civil War, when it was noticed that unit commanders, most of whom were piloting Marauder BattleMechs, were being targeted by troops loyal to Stefan Amaris. The 'Mech itself was only produced until the first year of the First Succession War, 2786, when both of the factories and engineers capable of producing the Nightstar were destroyed or killed - the Norse-Storm factory was savaged in a Marik raid, while the General Motors engineers on Kathil died in a freak accident. About two hundred and fifty years later, both GM and Norse-Storm restarted production of the Nightstar; besides the primary NSR-9J model, both companies created their own unique variants of the Nightstar battlemech. In GM's case, besides the more mobile NSR-9FC, the company also created another AFFS-exclusive variant of the Nightstar; the NSR-9FS. Capabilities: Created in 3059, the NSR-9FS was intended to be a more rugged variant of the Nightstar, and as a result, utilizes a 285-rated Standard Fusion Engine instead of the more fragile XL Engine. However, the NSR-9FS was built with a lighter Endo-Steel chassis, thus saving some weight. In terms of weaponry, the NSR-9FS has a Poland Main Model A Gauss Rifle on each arm as its main weapons, supplied by five tons of ammunition. These are backed by a Johnston High Speed ER PPC for long-range combat, and three BrightBloom ER Medium Lasers for close-range combat. Twelve double heat sinks provide respectable heat dissipation, although repeated alpha-strikes could overtax the cooling system. The Nightstar NSR-9FS has 18 tons of Standard Armor, a half-ton less compared to the other Nightstar variants, but it is still close to the maximum. Besides armor, the side torsos are also fitted with CASE to counter any blowback from a Gauss Rifle explosion; furthermore, this Nightstar variant also has a Guardian ECM Suite to counter any enemy electronics. Deployment: As mentioned earlier the NSR-9FS Nightstar variant was primarily limited to AFFS units; however, a surprising majority of them were found in Pro-Victor-aligned Davion units during the FedCom Civil War.

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Snowjeepney posted this 24 November 2019


================================================================================ Equipment Type Rating Mass -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Internal Structure: Endo-Steel 145 points 5.00 Internal Locations: 7 LT, 3 RT, 2 LL, 2 RL Engine: Fusion Engine 285 16.50 Walking MP: 3 Running MP: 5 Jumping MP: 0 Heat Sinks: Double Heat Sink 12(24) 2.00 Heat Sink Locations: 1 RT Gyro: Standard 3.00 Cockpit: Standard 3.00 Actuators: L: SH+UA+LA+H R: SH+UA+LA+H Armor: Standard Armor AV - 288 18.00 CASE Locations: 1 LT, 1 RT 1.00 Internal Armor Structure Factor Head 3 9 Center Torso 30 44 Center Torso (rear) 15 L/R Torso 20 30 L/R Torso (rear) 10 L/R Arm 16 32 L/R Leg 20 38 ================================================================================ Equipment Location Heat Critical Mass -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gauss Rifle RA 1 7 15.00 ER Medium Laser RA 5 1 1.00 Gauss Rifle LA 1 7 15.00 ER Medium Laser LA 5 1 1.00 ER PPC RT 15 3 7.00 Guardian ECM Suite LT 0 2 1.50 ER Medium Laser HD 5 1 1.00 @Gauss Rifle (16) RT - 2 2.00 @Gauss Rifle (16) LT - 2 2.00 @Gauss Rifle (8) CT - 1 1.00 Free Critical Slots: 1 BattleForce Statistics MV S (+0) M (+2) L (+4) E (+6) Wt. Ov Armor: 10 Points: 26 3 4 5 4 0 4 1 Structure: 8 Special Abilities: ECM, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA

Thunder posted this 25 November 2019

Mech is absolutely reliable.

But what brought on creating it?

Snowjeepney posted this 29 November 2019

I wanted to see if I could create a more improvd Nightstar design, as the canon variants are either too fragile or undergunned.