CRB-28 Crab
Dropship Command Armory Crab CRB-28

Author: Nugget

BattleMech Technical Readout

CRB-28 Crab
Mass: 50 tons
Chassis: Standard
Power Plant: Magna 250
Cruising Speed: 54.0 km/h
Maximum Speed: 86.4 km/h
Jump Jets: None
Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: Starshield
1 Exostar Small Laser
2 RAMTech 1200 Large Lasers
1 Victory 23R Medium Laser
Diplan Luthien Corporation
Communications System: Dalban Series K
Targeting & Tracking System: 650 RND

The Crab has been a welcome addition to the regiments 
of the Draconis Combine ever since Comstar began 
supplying them in 3030. Since that date the Crab has 
earned a distinguished fighting record.

In 3045 the Draconis Combine made the Crab one of its 
standard designs when they decommisioned line used 
for the ageing TBT-7K Trebuchet. The line would have 
been used as another Dragon manufacutrer but the old 
machinery was limited to a maximum of 50 tons.

After that date the Crab has been produced in great 
numbers to become the Combines most numerous 
medium weight battlemech. Because the Draconis 
manufacturing plants could not replicate the advanced 
Ferro-Fibrous armor of the original design some minor 
modifications were needed.

The new design labeled the CRB-28 had 10 tons of armor 
and mounted one less heat sink than the original. This 
variant became widely used throughout the Combine and 
was greatly respected by pilots and foes alike.

Battle History

The CRB-28 has been widely accepted mainly because 
the original version had such a distinguished fighting 
history. While not quite as well armoured or heat efficient 
as the original, the CRB-28 has never the less continued 
to advance the proud record of the Crab. With the CRB-28 
seeing action in many minor skirmishes, the designers 
are impressed with the designs performance.
Type: CRB-28 Crab
Technology Base: Inner Sphere Level 1 3025
Tonnage: 50

Equipment Mass
Internal Structure: 5.0
Engine:250 12.5
Walking MP:5
Running MP:8
Jumping MP:0
Heat Sinks:155.0
Armor Factor:160 10.0
Center Torso:1623
Center Torso (Rear):8
R/L Torso:1216
R/L Torso (Rear):6
R/L Arm:815
R/L Leg:1223

BV : 946 Cost : 3927876
Weapons and AmmoLocationCriticalHeatMass
Large Laser RA28 5.0
Large Laser LA28 5.0
Medium Laser CT13 1.0
Small Laser CT11 0.5