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Swordsman (SWM-3)
Swordsman Medium BattleMech
Custom Design
Designer AlphaMirage
Production information
Manufacturer Majesty Metals and Manufacturing / Magistracy of Canopus
Model SWD-3A
Class Medium
Technical specifications
Mass 40 tons
Chassis Prototype Endo Steel
Armor Maximillian 43 Standard Armor
Head: 9
CT/CTR: 18/5
LT/RT/LTR/RTR: 16/4
Arms: 12
Legs: 20
Engine Nisson 200 Fusion Engine
Speed 86.4 km/h
Jump Jets
Armament
BV (1.0) ???
BV (2.0) 956



Description[]

The Swordsman (also known as the Calliope) is a Medium weight BattleMech built jointly by the Magistracy of Canopus and Federated Suns. It is a based on the canon Age of War Era Swordsman, which was also built by the FedSuns, however it was 'Mech used by rebels forces during the Davion Civil War, which resulted the 'Mech being removed from service due to it's part being used by wrong side of the war.

This is a early (what if) variant. It was created by fan writer, AlphaMirage, for his fan book Ian Davion, Golden Lion.

History[]

Background[]

The Swordsman aka "Calliope" in the Magistracy of Canopus is a modern redesign of a Federated Suns design from their early history. Designed as a lighter, cheaper Shadow Hawk it is the first attempt of the Federated Suns and Magistracy of Canopus to use recently recovered Endo Steel technology. Through a barter deal with Johnson Industries of New Syrtis, the Dropship yards above both New Syrtis and Dunianshire added Endo-Steel foundries with the necessary molds for the Swordsman/Calliope 'Mechs.

Deployment[]

These 'Mechs have thus circulated throughout the Capellan March and Magistracy Militia units with other commands such as the SIMC using the low cost design to fill out their lances. It lacks stopping power against heavily armored opponents but is strong enough to support Mechanized Infantry particularly in constricting terrain.

Armament and Equipment[]

The Swordsman/Calliope utilizes the same Armstrong J11 AC/5, Holly LRM-5, and Martell Model 5 Medium Laser as the Shadow Hawk occupying the side torsos. A ChrisCom 32 the same type used in the AFFS' Enforcer is located beneath the Martell in the Left Torso. The Autocannon's ammunition is housed in the right torso, while one ton of LRM missiles is in left torso.

Eight and half tons of Maximillian 43 standard plate provide almost maximum protection supported by the simple and rugged Dynastic Forge 40 prototype Endo-Steel chassis. Five Pitban LFT-50 jump jets, the same type used in the Shadow Hawk, allow it to jump 150 meters notably superior to its bigger brother.

Design Quirks[]

  • Accurate Weapon quirk (AC/5)
  • Easy to Maintain

Variants[]

Notes[]

  • Cost: 3,230,477 C-bills

External Links[]

Wiki Note[]

  • Outsider7724 created the MegaMek/Solaris Skunk Works files for this mech, since it was purely fluff (story based)

References[]

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