Hunchback HBK-5HG

  • Last Post 10 April 2018
Snowjeepney posted this 04 February 2018

Hunchback HBK-5HG

Mass: 50 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: 3065 Cost: 4,199,500 C-Bills Battle Value: 1,432 Chassis: Komiyaba Type VIIIE Endo-Steel Power Plant: Nissan 200 Fusion Engine Walking Speed: 43.2 km/h Maximum Speed: 64.8 km/h Jump Jets: None Jump Capacity: 0 meters Armor: Starshield Standard Armor w/ CASE Armament: 1 Defiance "Hammerfist" Heavy Gauss Rifle 3 Defiance Model XII ER Medium Lasers Manufacturer: Norse-Storm BattleMechs Primary Factory: Loxley Communications System: AR-12 Sheathed Directional Beacon Targeting and Tracking System: DLK Type Phased Array Sensor System
A Hunchie with a Heavy Gauss; I think this may have been created something similar already
in the old S7 site, but I can't confirm for sure. Do let me known what you think.

Overview: Created in 3061, the Heavy Gauss Rifle is a deadly innovation by Lyran Alliance scientists, in conjunction with a manufacturing cooperation between Defiance Industries and TharHes Industries, that applied the Lyran "bigger is better" philosophy to Gauss technology. Though highly powerful, the recoil from the weapon is so great that the rifle cannot be mounted in a vehicle's turret or 'Mech's arms, as firing the rifle would essentially rip it off. A 'Mech firing the rifle may even be knocked down by the recoil. At close range, the rifle can inflict damage exceeding that of even an Autocannon/20, and so it has earned the handle of "Thor's Hammer" among LAAF troops. It didn't take long for the Heavy Gauss Rifle to show up in the LAAF forces, first with TharHes' new Barghest BGS-3T variant in 3062, followed by Defiance Industries unveiling the Fafnir in 3063, with two of the "Thor's Hammers" as its main weapons. Norse-Storm Battlemechs would continue the trend of showcasing the Heavy Gauss Rifle on a 'mech, this time on a new Hunchback variant, known as the HBK-5HG, in the year 3064. Capabilities: As mentioned earlier, this Hunchback variant features the Heavy Gauss Rifle as its main weapon on the right shoulder, supplied with three tons of ammo. This big gun is backed up by three Defiance Model XII ER Medium Lasers, with one on each arm, and one on the head. In order to free up tonnage needed for the bigger gun, the chassis structure has been modified to use Endo Steel construction techniques, and the 13 heat sinks were replace with 10 double heat sinks. CASE was added to the right torso to for secondary damage protection in case the main gun gets damaged, at the cost reducing the overall armor to 9.5 tons. ================================================================================ Equipment Type Rating Mass -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Internal Structure: Endo-Steel 83 points 2.50 Internal Locations: 4 LT, 3 LA, 3 RA, 2 LL, 2 RL Engine: Fusion Engine 200 8.50 Walking MP: 4 Running MP: 6 Jumping MP: 0 Heat Sinks: Double Heat Sink 10(20) 0.00 Heat Sink Locations: 2 LT Gyro: Standard 2.00 Cockpit: Standard 3.00 Actuators: L: SH+UA+LA+H R: SH+UA+LA+H Armor: Standard Armor AV - 152 9.50 CASE Locations: 1 RT 0.50 Internal Armor Structure Factor Head 3 9 Center Torso 16 23 Center Torso (rear) 8 L/R Torso 12 17 L/R Torso (rear) 7 L/R Arm 8 15 L/R Leg 12 17 ================================================================================ Equipment Location Heat Critical Mass -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ER Medium Laser RA 5 1 1.00 ER Medium Laser LA 5 1 1.00 Heavy Gauss Rifle RT 2 11 18.00 ER Medium Laser HD 5 1 1.00 @Heavy Gauss Rifle (4) LT - 1 1.00 @Heavy Gauss Rifle (8) CT - 2 2.00 Free Critical Slots: 9 BattleForce Statistics MV S (+0) M (+2) L (+4) E (+6) Wt. Ov Armor: 5 Points: 14 4 4 4 1 0 2 0 Structure: 4 Special Abilities: CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA

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Lord Cain posted this 10 April 2018

Using the Heavy Gauss as a replacement for older weapons is hard on the classic 3025 era mechs 3035 ect... The Hunch is a solid model for just such a weapon switch akin to the two A.C. 5 to a Gauss Rifle arrangement. I would have used a Small Pulse in the head for anti-infantry work but for mech to mech fighting it is fine.

icehellion posted this 10 April 2018

Simple yet efficient.

I am not sure that I miss the anti-infantry weapons as it is now meant to fight in a different way.