BattleMech Technical Readout

 

Type/Model:

Naginata NG-OR1

Tech:

Mixed Tech / 3055

Config:

Biped BattleMech

Rules:

Level 3, Standard design

 

 

Mass:

95 tons

Chassis:

Alshain Class 101a Standard (IS)

Power Plant:

380 Vlar XL XL Fusion (C)

Walking Speed:

43.2 km/h

Maximum Speed:

64.8 km/h

Jump Jets:

None

   Jump Capacity:

0 meters

Armor Type:

Durallex Heavy Special with CASE Ferro-Fibrous

Armament:

2 Kallon Sure-Shot C3-MU C Master Computers(IS)

4 Magna Mk VI ER Medium Lasers (C)

1 Lord's Light 2 ER PPC (C)

2 Shigunga LRM 20s (C) w/ Artemis IV(IS)

1 Matabushi Guardian Guardian ECM(IS)

1 Magna Mk IV ER Small Laser (C)

Manufacturer:    Independence Weaponry

   Location:    Quentin

Communications System:    Garret T-19G w/ Satellite Uplink & C3M Computer

Targeting & Tracking System: Wasat Aggressor Type 5 w/ Omnilink

 

OVERVIEW:

Draconis Combine 'Mech units have at their disposal a marvel of modern technology that allows unmatched coordination of 'Mechs and lances, increased firing accuracy, and built-in target-acquisition capability. Current intelligence shows that the Clans either do not possess anything like it or else have ceased using it. Amazingly, the Kurita forces rarely use the capability, and when they do, it is often used clumsily or under-utilized because of lack of experience! What could possibly cause the Dragon to ignore such a potential advantage? The answer is as simple as it is surprising: inconvenience.

 

 

CAPABILITIES:

The crowning jewel of the Naginata is its Satellite Uplink equipment. It is a form of mobile technology enabling advanced tactical communications to equipped BattleMechs. Many 'Mechs and vehicles have unique or advanced communications systems, but these normally have little impact on the battlefield. The enhanced Satellite Uplink system carried by such 'Mechs as the Cyclops, Naginata, and Atlas is an exception. This advanced communications system gives the equipped unit an excellent view of the battlefield for all units on its side.

 

         The heart of the Naginata is the revolutionary command/control/communications (C3) computer system, which has been fully tested and available to the DCMS for nearly five years. What prevents its widespread deployment is the C3's large size and weight, which make a retrofit lengthy and complicated, requiring the removal of vital weapons, armor, or other needed systems.

         Kurita technicians at Independence Weaponry proposed a 'Mech that incorporated the C3 computer as an integral part of the design, eliminating the difficulty of expensive and time-consuming refits. They settled on a 95-ton assault 'Mech for the platform, further defining its role as a command and fire-support unit. The 'Mech was named Naginata, after the ancient Japanese pole arm.

         The main armament of the Naginata consists of two Coventry Star Fire long-range missile packs, with additional accuracy provided by an Artemis IV fire-control system. Long-range missiles were chosen so that the Naginata would get the maximum benefit for C3-aided targeting, allowing its lancemates to designate targets for direct and indirect barrages at extended range.

         The Naginata mounts another long-range weapon, the Lord's Light 2 extended-range PPC, as a reliable backup weapon. The left-arm mounting for the weapon is flanked by two double-strength freezers to help counter the PPC's tremendous heat buildup. The combined assembly is so long and bulky that the left arm has no hand.

         Current deployment of the Naginata is consistent with its design parameters. It is typically assigned as a command 'Mech for a lance or company. Its three lancemates are medium 'Mechs, or possibly two mediums and a heavy, all retrofit with C3 slave units. They all have greater speed than the Naginata, and preferably, jump capability. It is their role to get as close to the enemy as possible, allowing long-range attacks by the Naginata and other C3-equipped 'Mechs to come in at greatly increased accuracy.

         Until the Naginata achieves more widespread deployment, it is still impossible to decide conclusively on its overall effect against Clan forces.

 

DEPLOYMENT

The DCMS has not underestimated the importance of distributing this unit as quickly as possible. Independence Weaponry is expected to send as many as ten of these assault 'Mechs to the Clan front each year. Naginatas are currently stationed with the Twelfth Dieron Regulars at Kiesen, the Eleventh Benjamin Regulars at Meilen, and the Seventeenth Galedon Regulars at Chandler. It is a strong possibility that Naginatas are also present in many of the so-called "Ghost Regiments" stationed along the Smoke Jaguar front.


Type/Model:

Naginata NG-OR1

Mass:

95 tons

 

Equipment:

 

Crits

Mass

Internal Structure:

145 pts Standard (IS)

0

9.50

Engine:

380 XL

10

20.50

   Walking MP:

4

 

 

   Running MP:

6

 

 

   Jumping MP:

0

 

 

Heat Sinks:

15 Double (C) [30]

0

5.00

Gyro:

 

4

4.00

Cockpit, Life Support, Sensors:

5

3.00

Actuators:

L: Sh+UA+LA, R: Sh+UA+LA+H

15

.00

Armor Factor:

(C)

7

12.50

   (Armor Crit Loc: 5 LA, 1 LL, 1 RL)


 

 

Internal

Armor

 

 

Structure

Value

 

Head:

3

9

 

Center Torso:

30

35

 

Center Torso (Rear):

 

14

 

L/R Side Torso:

20

26/26

 

L/R Side Torso (Rear):

 

8/8

 

L/R Arm:

16

25/25

 

L/R Leg:

20

32/32


Weapons & Equipment:

Loc

Heat

Ammo

Crits

Mass

1 C Master Computer (IS)

RA

0

 

5

5.00

3 ER Medium Lasers (C)

RA

15

 

3

3.00

1 ER PPC (C)

LA

15

 

2

6.00

1 ER Medium Laser (C)

LA

5

 

1

1.00

1 LRM 20 (C) w/ Artemis IV (IS)

RT

6

36

11

12.00

   (Ammo Loc: 4 RT, 1 LL, 1 RL)

1 C Master Computer (IS)

LT

0

 

5

5.00

1 LRM 20 (C) w/ Artemis IV (IS)

LT

6

 

5

6.00

1 Guardian ECM (IS)

CT

0

 

2

1.50

1 ER Small Laser (C)

HD

2

 

1

.50

1 Enhanced Satellite Uplink (C)

 

 

 

0

.00

CASE Equipment (IS):

RT

 

 

1

.50

TOTALS:

 

49

 

77

95.00

Crits & Tons Left:

 

 

 

1

.00


Calculated Factors:

Total Cost:

32,913,108 C-Bills

Battle Value:

2,112 (+491 for C)

Cost per BV:

15,583.86

Weapon Value:

3,992 / 3,749 (Ratio = 1.89 / 1.78)

Damage Factors:   

SRDmg = 46; MRDmg = 31; LRDmg = 19

BattleForce2:

MP: 4,   Armor/Structure: 6/4

   

Damage PB/M/L: 6/5/3,   Overheat: 4

   

Class: MA,   Point Value: 21

   

Specials: if, ecm, c3m, c3m


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