Lt. Leonard Sanders - IAC - Vigilis VGL-1B 85 Tons

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Lt. Leonard Sanders - IAC - Vigilis VGL-1B 85 Tons

Postby LeonardSanders » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:45 am


Mass: 85 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Quad
Rules Level: Standard
Era: 3097+ (non-canon)
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-E-X
Production Year: 3097
Cost: 9,883,008 C-bills
Battle Value: 2,303

Chassis: Earthwerks Standard
Power Plant: VOX 340 Series Standard Fusion
Walking Speed: 43.2 km/h (64.8 km/h)
Maximum Speed: 86.4 km/h
Jump Jets: Rawlings 45 Jump Jets
Jump Capacity: 120 meters
Armor: Reise-500 Armor Plate Solutions
2 Sian/Ceres Jaguar LRM 20
2 Magna Mark IV ER Small Laser
1 Apple Churchill Golden Shield Guardian ECM
2 Maximillian Case
Manufacturer: Earthwerks
Primary Factory: Tikonov
Communications System: Neil 2000
Targeting and Tracking System: Dalban HiRez-B

Design Quirks: No Torso Twist, Variable Range Targeting

The original plans go back some 10 years when Earthwerks began to see the need for mobile fire platforms in and around any heavily built-up defenses. Early design work imagined a battlemech capable of mounting itself on the edge of a perimeter wall or castle turret. The reality of that was much harder to realize, as a number of setbacks and surprise production costs came up. Notably, a shippment of VOX engines for the test models went missing, or were stolen, and it took Earthwerks a few years to be able to replace them.

The Skoebel Legacy was it’s main inspiration, but the design team didn’t feel that the bipedal design made the mech stable enough to handle repeated, accurate firings on it’s LRMs. The obvious choice was to move to a quad leg design.
Two LRM 20s were mounted on each Armand given four tons of ammo, with the idea being that in a defensive situation, the Vigilis would be able to return to the front lines quick enough if pulled to reload. Two Small ER lasers were also mounted on each side to be able to close the gap created by the minimum range of the LRMs.

To aid in accuracy at long ranges, a targeting computer was added as well. To make sure that the Vigilis would be able to mount those high defensive walls, some weight was sacrificed for a larger engine and more jump jet power. The hopeful trade off was that the missing armor would be made up in speed and flexibility. The Vigilis also carries a Guardian EMC Suite to detect any hidden units attempting to approach what it is defending.

While no variants official exist for the Vigilis, the designers have made it known that there are two variants in the workss. The first replaces one LRM with an AC to help increase the short range capabilities of the Vigilis. The second variant decreased the engine size to make space for a C3i unit as well as a little more armor, to enable the Vigilis to work closely with other Vigilis or front line mechs to assist with aiming.

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Vigils VGL-1B
Base Tech Level: Standard (IS)
Level          Era
Experimental    - 
Advanced        - 
Standard      3097+
Tech Rating: E/X-X-E-X
Weight: 85 tons
BV: 1,792
Cost: 9,883,008 C-bills
Movement: 4/6
Engine: 340
Double Heat Sinks: 10 [20]
Gyro: XL Gyro
Internal: 138
Armor: 256/279
                     Internal  Armor   
Head                        3      9   
Center Torso               27     37   
Center Torso (rear)               12   
Right Torso                18     27   
Right Torso (rear)                 8   
Left Torso                 18     27   
Left Torso (rear)                  8   
Front Right Leg            18     32   
Front Left Leg             18     32   
Rear Right Leg             18     32   
Rear Left Leg              18     32   
Weapons         Loc  Heat 
LRM 20           LT    6   
ER Small Laser   LT    2   
LRM 20           RT    6   
ER Small Laser   RT    2   
Ammo         Loc  Shots 
LRM 20 Ammo   LT      6 
LRM 20 Ammo   LT      6 
LRM 20 Ammo   RT      6 
LRM 20 Ammo   RT      6 
Equipment                Loc 
CASE                      LT 
ECM Suite (Guardian)      RT 
CASE                      RT 
Targeting Computer [IS]   HD
Cpt. Leonard “Sal” Sanders
Recon Joint Task Force
IAC Executive Officer
Ingersoll’s Armored Cavalry

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