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Maelstrom MTK-3C (FCBC) (In Battlefield - Colorized)
Maelstrom
Custom Design
Designer 2ndAcr
Production information
Manufacturer Hegemony (Periphery)
Model MTR-3C
Class Heavy
Technical specifications
Mass 75 tons
Chassis Endo Steel Biped
Armor Ferro-Fiberous Armor
Engine Fusion 375 XL
Speed 86.4 km/h
Jump Jets None
Armament
  • 2xER Large Lasers
  • 4xER Medium Lasers
BV (1.0) ???
BV (2.0) 2,753[1]



Description[]

Designed as originally part of the Marauder-Class of BattleMechs for the Star League, the Maelstrom was all but a footnote of designs planned but never built by the Star League. However, it wasn't end of the Mech. Largely unknown to the Inner Sphere and the descendants of the Star League Defense Force that became the Clans, part of the Terran Hegemony and the original Star League Defense Force persists in Deep Periphery.

In deep Hegemony's factories, Hegemony Armed Forces (HAF) set out to bring the design to life. With aid of Clan forces fleeing Clan Homeworlds from prosecution by the early leadership, they gave the hidden nation Clan Technology. With enhance weaponry equal to the Clans, the MTR-3C would be used by the Hegemony in its own army.

This variant was created by fan writer, 2ndAcr, for his fan book Fate Can Be Cruel - Book Two.

Armament and Equipment[]

Design using entirely Clan technology, the Hegemony's engineers would the Mech's original standard Endo Steel to lighter version. Powered by 375-rated Extralight Fusion, the 'Mech is able to keep up with most smaller designs at 86.4 km per hour. To manage the Mech's heat, the design was fitted out with 23 Double Heatsinks. Protecting it's armor hide is 12.5 tons of (Clan) Ferro-Fibrous Armor, with sizable amount of armor in the chest and legs with modest protection in it's arms other facings.

Gone is the original design's arrangement of weapons in favor of all far reaching Extended Clan Lasers both of the large and medium classes. ER Large Leasers in mounted in the Mech's arms. The three of the ER Medium Lasers mounted in the Mech's Left Torso, with remainer in the right Arm with one of the Larges.

Intended as advance unit for heavier forces of the Hegemony, the Mech fields addition to it's all energy arsenal electronic suite and Active probe to weed out hidden units attempting to ambush the Hegemony forces.

Design Quirks[]

  • Good Reputation (1)
  • No Torso Twist

Notes[]

  • Tech Rating/Availability: F/X-F-D-D
  • Cost: 19,220,250 C-bills

This 'Mech uses all Clan Technology.

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