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BattleMech Technical Readout
Type/Model: Catapult CPLT-C1 'Kimberly'
Tech: Mixed Tech / 3085
Config: Biped BattleMech
Rules: Level 3, Standard design
Mass: 65 tons
Chassis: Hollis Mark II Standard (IS)
Power Plant: 260 Magna XL Fusion (C)
Walking Speed: 43.2 km/h
Maximum Speed: 64.8 km/h
Jump Jets: 4 Anderson Propulsion 25 Standard Jump Jets
Jump Capacity: 120 meters
Armor Type: Durallex Ferro-Fibrous Heavy Special with CASE
2 Exostar LRM 15s (C) w/Goliath Scorpion Artemis V (C)
4 ExoStar Pinnacle ER Medium Lasers (C)
1 O/P Active Probe (C)
1 O/P Angel ECM Suite (C)
1 Command Console* (IS)
Manufacturer: Hollis Incorporated
Communications System: O/P AIR 900 w. Angel ECM
Targeting & Tracking System: O/P Artemis V w.Targeting Computer & Active Probe
Type/Model: Catapult CPLT-C1 'Kimberly'
Mass: 65 tons
Equipment: Crits Mass
Int. Struct.: 104 pts Standard (IS) 0 6.50
Engine: 260 XL Fusion 10 7.00
Walking MP: 4
Running MP: 6
Jumping MP: 4
Heat Sinks: 15 Double (C)  10 5.00
(Heat Sink Loc: 1 RA, 2 RT, 1 LL, 1 RL)
Gyro: 4 3.00
Cockpit, Life Supt.: 5 3.00
Actuators: L: Sh+UA R: Sh+UA 12 .00
Armor Factor: 211 (C) 7 11.00
(Armor Crit Loc: 4 LA, 2 RA, 1 RT)
Head: 3 9
Center Torso: 21 32
Center Torso (Rear): 10
L/R Side Torso: 15 22/22
L/R Side Torso (Rear): 8/8
L/R Arm: 10 20/20
L/R Leg: 15 30/30
Weapons and Equipment Loc Heat Ammo Crits Mass
1 LRM 15 (C) w/ Artemis VRA 5 32 8 9.00
(Ammo Locations: 4 LT)
1 LRM 15 (C) w/ Artemis VLA 5 4 5.00
1 ER Medium Laser (C) RT 5 1 1.00
1 Active Probe (C) RT 0 1 1.00
1 ER Medium Laser (C) LT 5 1 1.00
1 Angel ECM Suite (C) LT 0 2 1.50
2 ER Medium Lasers (C) CT 10 2 2.00
1 Command Console* (IS) HD 0 1 3.00
1 Targeting Computer (C)RT 1 1.00
CASE II Equipment (IS): 1 1.00
(CASE II Loc: 1 LT)
4 Standard Jump Jets: 4 4.00
(Jump Jet Loc: 2 LT, 2 RT)
TOTALS: 30 74 65.00
Crits & Tons Left: 4 .00
Total Cost: 16,374,876 C-Bills
Battle Value 2: 2,475 (old BV = 2,414)
Cost per BV2: 6,616.11
Weapon Value: 3,875 / 3,497 (Ratio = 1.57 / 1.41)
Damage Factors: SRDmg = 49; MRDmg = 37; LRDmg = 13
BattleForce2: MP: 4J, Armor/Structure: 5/3
Damage PB/M/L: 7/5/2, Overheat: 0
Class: MH; Point Value: 25
Specials: if, ecm, prb
The Catapult CPLT-C1 'Kimberly' is a 'gift' from Clan Rift Tiger to the Scion of House Davion for adopting their Clan Conclave into House Davion; not a production run. It is a unique 'Mech, and not available for sale/resale. The upgraded proto type CPLT-C1 'Kimberly' Catapult was produced in conjunction with Hollis Incorporated in 3085 under a special military contract with Clan Rift Tiger. It was officially classified as a close-support vehicle, designed as a second-line defense with strong offensive capabilities.
The 1st upgrade model of the Catapult was equipped with no close support weapons, but the most current version carries four ExoStar Pinnacle (Clantech) extended range medium lasers for close support.
This Catapult was upgraded from an Inner Sphere standard Magna 260 Fusion engine to a Clan XL Magna 260 complete with single to double strength Heat Sinks to boot. With the weight savings granted the engineers, they equipped the 'Kimberly' with the uber reliable ExoStar Clan missile systems, in this case mounting two racks of Heavy Class LRMs with Artemis V FCS each. This gives the Catapult a range of nearly a full kilometer, capable of destroying an enemy from a long distance without risking opposing fire. The Artemis V Fire Control System is an improved, next generation version of the ubiquitous Artemis IV FCS and it improves both the likelihood of a successful hit as well as the number of missiles that strike the target. It maintained its ammo loadout of four tons of reloads but now the 'Mech is protected by a CASE II system, the more advanced version of CASE, venting more of the damage out of the 'Mech, away from the vital internal structure.
On those occasions when the 'Mech is engaged at close range, it is more than able to defend itself with its four Clan model, ExoStar Pinnacle extended range medium lasers, upgrades from their Inner Sphere inferior cousins the Martell medium laser. The 'Mech does lack an effective anti-infantry defense system, however, because it was designed as a second-line fire-support system. Also, its lack of manipulative hands is a drawback in close combat situations. So in order to compensate for the 'Mech's shortcomings in these areas it comes with a Targeting Computer and an Active Probe so it doesn't normally blunder into these situations.
And if those upgraded features weren't enough to whet your whistle, the most significant upgrade to the Catapult and what the 'Kimberly' variant is know for is the inclusion of a Command Console complete with an Angel Electronic Counter Measures Suite. The command and control facilities turn the 'Mech carrying a Command Console into a moving command center typically used by high-level commanders. The O/P Angel ECM Suite is an advanced version of the Guardian ECM Suite operating on a broader spectrum and greatly advances ECM technology on the battlefield.
The Anderson Propulsion 21 jump jets had been a problem for the Catapult ever since their installation. If used extensively, the system tends to break its conductive housing. This in turn vents some of the jet exhaust directly into the 'Mechs interior, leading to overheating. That prompted the design team to install the Anderson Propulsion 25s, which does not share the same design difficulties.
The final upgrade came in the form of it's defensive capabilities. The engineers removed the 10 tens of Durallex standard Heavy armor and maxed it out with 12.5 tons of Durallex, Ferro-Fibrous, Heavy Special armor.
The 'Mech's emergency pilot escape system is a side-firing escape hatch instead of the very common roof hatch system. This can cause some damage to the MechWarrior, but is generally considered safer overall in an emergency situation.
NOTE: This is just a custom Catapult for Kimberly Sandoval-Davion, daughter of Yvonne and Tancred.