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Chariot CRT-12

Chariot CRT-12
BattleMech Technical Readout

Type/Model: Chariot CRT-12
Tech: Inner Sphere / 3058
Config: Biped BattleMech
Rules: Level 2, Standard design
Mass: 50 tons
Chassis: Endo Steel
Power Plant: 200 Nissan Fusion
Walking Speed: 43.2 km/h
Maximum Speed: 64.8 km/h
Jump Jets: 4 Pratt and Whitney 440s Standard Jump Jets
   Jump Capacity: 120 meters
Armor Type: Maximillian 100 Ferro-Fibrous
2 Holly LRM 10s
2 Exostar Large Lasers
1 Exostar Medium Laser
Manufacturer:    Blackstone BattleMechs, Ltd.
   Location:    (Unknown)
Communications System:    Tek BattleCom
Targeting & Tracking System: Cat's Eyes 5


When a contract was offered for a medium to heavy battlemech with fire support capabilities, Blackstone Battlemechs quickly began designing a battlemech in hopes of catching the contract.


Although the Chariot has below average speed for its weight class, the designers decided against an extra light engine. One of the conditions for the design was to be able to go for long periods without support, and the XL was deamed to costly. Secondly, the mech was designed for use in lances with heavier mechs. The designers used both endosteel and ferro fibrous armor to increase the mechs carrying capacity as much as possible. Due to the mechs weight and dispite the above efforts, the project was plagued with weaponry problems from the beginning. The mech was originaly slated to carry an advanced electronics suite, but that was cut due to weight constraints. The twin large lasers were downgraded from the extra range versions due to overheating problems and the lack of space for heatsinks.   The twin LRM 10s were problematic as well. While one ton of ammunition is usualy sufficient, on extended campaigns they risk ammunition shortages. Overheating issues and the vulnerability of the ammunition both contributed to the mech's design. The quad Prat and Whitney 440 jumpjets are the saving grace of the design.   the designers decided that the added maneuverability of jumpjets be more useful than a possible increased engine output. Using the jumpjets the mech is able to reach better firing positions, and thus, increases its usefulness.


This mech has yet to see active duty.

Type/Model: Chariot CRT-12
Mass: 50 tons
Equipment:   Crits Mass
Internal Structure: 83 pts Endo Steel 14 2.50
   (Endo Steel Loc: 4 RA, 7 RT, 1 CT, 2 RL)
Engine: 200 6 8.50
   Walking MP: 4    
   Running MP: 6    
   Jumping MP: 4    
Heat Sinks: 10 Double [20] 6 .00
   (Heat Sink Loc: 1 LT, 1 RT)
Gyro:   4 2.00
Cockpit, Life Support, Sensors: 5 3.00
Actuators: L: Sh+UA+LA, R: Sh+UA+LA 14 .00
Armor Factor: 161 pts Ferro-Fibrous 14 9.00
   (Armor Crit Loc: 4 LA, 7 LT, 1 CT, 2 LL)

    Internal Armor
    Structure Value
  Head: 3 9
  Center Torso: 16 21
  Center Torso (Rear):   9
  L/R Side Torso: 12 16/16
  L/R Side Torso (Rear):   7/7
  L/R Arm: 8 15/15
  L/R Leg: 12 23/23

Weapons & Equipment: Loc Heat Ammo Crits Mass
1 LRM 10 RA 4 24 4 7.00
   (Ammo Loc: 1 LA, 1 RA)
1 Large Laser RA 8   2 5.00
1 LRM 10 LA 4   2 5.00
1 Large Laser LA 8   2 5.00
1 Medium Laser HD 3   1 1.00
4 Standard Jump Jets:     4 2.00
   (Jump Jet Loc: 2 LT, 2 RT)
TOTALS:   27   78 50.00
Crits & Tons Left:       0 .00

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost: 4,120,000 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,147
Cost per BV: 3,591.98
Weapon Value: 1,109 / 1,109 (Ratio = .97 / .97)
Damage Factors:    SRDmg = 16; MRDmg = 15; LRDmg = 6
BattleForce2: MP: 4J,   Armor/Structure: 4/4
    Damage PB/M/L: 3/2/1,   Overheat: 1
    Class: MM,   Point Value: 11
    Specials: if