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Category: Highest Cost Level 1 BattleMech. Full specs and discussion can be seen here.

Roman Candle MK2
Major Takahashi - Roland Jackson


BattleMech Technical Readout

Type/Model: Roman Candle MK2
Tech: Inner Sphere / 2750
Config: Biped BattleMech
Rules: Level 1, Standard design
Mass: 100 tons
Chassis: Star League HO-01a Standard
Power Plant: 300 Vlar Fusion
Walking Speed: 32.4 km/h
Maximum Speed: 54.0 km/h
Jump Jets: None
   Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor Type: StarSlab/2 Standard
3 Magna Hellstar PPCs
42 Blankenburg Technologies Medium Lasers
Manufacturer:    Krupp Armaments Works
   Location:    Terra
Communications System:    Krupp-COMM 500
Targeting & Tracking System: Sloane 220 Lockover System


         Created in the last days of Amaris's reign this is truly the most costly blunder of his decisions.


         Amaris himself set down the specifications for this 'Mech. At 100 tons it is among the largest 'Mechs ever built and its 300 rated engine does give it a respectable speed and the 42 medium lasers and 3 PPCs give it an unmatched firepower. However in Amaris' dreams of building the ultimate 'Mech he forgot to specify the number of heat sinks and the amount of armor.
         To incorporate all of his "suggestions" the scientists could only give it two tons of standard armor and it only has the ten standard heat sinks that come with the engine.
         With the Usurper's known penchant for beheading those who disagree or bring him bad news, none of the scientists on the project dared to report to him about the 'Mech's deficiencies. In the surviving reports of the time it is apparent that the scientists even falsified the test data in fear for their lives.

Battle History:

         With the political climate surrounding this 'Mech it is no wonder that such a poorly designed instrument of war actually saw use. In the few reported clashes with Star League troops the 'Mech was usually destroyed in the first couple of rounds. Eventually the commanders began to issue it to certain soldiers as punishment. It soon became the most hated 'Mech of the war.


         There are no official variants. However many field commanders stripped of most of the medium lasers to give it extra armor and heat sinks.


         Only 500 were made before the end of the war. None survived.

Type/Model: Roman Candle MK2
Mass: 100 tons
Equipment:   Crits Mass
Internal Structure: 152 pts Standard 0 10.00
Engine: 300 6 19.00
   Walking MP: 3    
   Running MP: 5    
   Jumping MP: 0    
Heat Sinks: 10 Single 0 .00
Gyro:   4 3.00
Cockpit, Life Support, Sensors: 5 3.00
Actuators: L: Sh+UA, R: Sh+UA 12 .00
Armor Factor: 32 pts Standard 0 2.00

    Internal Armor
    Structure Value
  Head: 3 8
  Center Torso: 31 2
  Center Torso (Rear):   0
  L/R Side Torso: 21 3/3
  L/R Side Torso (Rear):   1/1
  L/R Arm: 17 3/3
  L/R Leg: 21 4/4

Weapons & Equipment: Loc Heat Ammo Crits Mass
1 PPC RA 10   3 7.00
7 Medium Lasers RA 21   7 7.00
1 PPC LA 10   3 7.00
7 Medium Lasers LA 21   7 7.00
12 Medium Lasers RT 36   12 12.00
1 PPC LT 10   3 7.00
9 Medium Lasers LT 27   9 9.00
2 Medium Lasers CT 6   2 2.00
1 Medium Laser HD 3   1 1.00
2 Medium Lasers LL 6   2 2.00
2 Medium Lasers RL 6   2 2.00
TOTALS:   156   78 100.00
Crits & Tons Left:       0 .00

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost: 11,960,000 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,309
Cost per BV: 9,136.75
Weapon Value: 318 / 318 (Ratio = .24 / .24)
Damage Factors:    SRDmg = 13; MRDmg = 6; LRDmg = 2
BattleForce2: MP: 3,   Armor/Structure: 1/8
    Damage PB/M/L: 2/2/-,   Overheat: 4
    Class: MA,   Point Value: 13

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