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Cataphract CTF-1X
BattleMech Technical Readout

Type/Model: Cataphract CTF-1X
Tech: Inner Sphere / 3025
Config: Biped BattleMech
Rules: Level 1, Standard design
   
Mass: 70 tons
Chassis: Earthwerk CTF Standard
Power Plant: 280 VOX Fusion
Walking Speed: 43.2 km/h
Maximum Speed: 64.8 km/h
Jump Jets: None
   Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor Type: Kallon Royalstar Standard
Armament:
4 Firmir Standard Medium Lasers
1 Ceres Arms Smasher PPC
1 SarLon MaxiCannon Autocannon/10
Manufacturer:    Earthwerks Incorporated
   Location:    Tikonov
Communications System:    CommuTech Multi-Channel 10
Targeting & Tracking System: BlazeFire Sightlock


Overview:

         Probably Hanse Davion's greatest prize in the Fourth Succession War was the main Earthwerks BattleMech factory on Tikonov.   This had been far and away the largest 'Mech producer in the Capellan Confederation and had a major wing devoted to the Cataphract, House Liao's successful heavy 'Mech design.   An updated version of the Cataphract has the highest priority for the combined Federated Commonwealth armed forces, but the extensive nature of the changes, the size and integrated systems of the Cataphract assembly area, and the age of the Earthwerks factory have combined to set the project behind schedule.
         The new design will use the General Motors 280 Extralight engine and make the Cataphract able to jump, rubbing salt in the Capellans' wounds by using HildCo Model 12 Jump Jets manufactured in the St. Ives Compact.   The model CTF-3D will substitute an advanced Mydron Excel LB 10-X for the older autocannon and a General Motors Nova-5 Autocannon on the right arm instead of the heat-producing PPC.   Though the Federated Commonwealth will eventually be capable of greater production, the Capellan Confederation will be the first into the field with an improved version of the Cataphract.
         Earthwerks' smaller, but more modern factory on Grand Base is nearing completion of the retooling necessary to produce the CTF-3L.   It will differ from the Federated Commonwealth version in several important ways.   Instead of switching to an Ultra-5 autocannon, the Liao version will use a Ceres Arms Warrior Extended-Range Particle Projection Rifle, also mounting double heat sinks to dissipate the extra heat this weapon generates.   This model will also incorporate pulse technology by switching to four Ceres Arms Model W Medium Lasers.   Though it lacks the extra measure of safety provided by CASE and the mobility of jump jets, the CTF-3L will incorporate Myomer Accelerator Signal Circuitry to provide additional speed in an emergency.


Type/Model: Cataphract CTF-1X
Mass: 70 tons
Equipment:   Crits Mass
Internal Structure: 107 pts Standard 0 7.00
Engine: 280 6 16.00
   Walking MP: 4    
   Running MP: 6    
   Jumping MP: 0    
Heat Sinks: 16 Single 5 6.00
   (Heat Sink Loc: 1 LT, 2 LL, 2 RL)
Gyro:   4 3.00
Cockpit, Life Support, Sensors: 5 3.00
Actuators: L: Sh+UA+LA+H, R: Sh+UA+LA 15 .00
Armor Factor: 176 pts Standard 0 11.00

    Internal Armor
    Structure Value
  Head: 3 9
  Center Torso: 22 26
  Center Torso (Rear):   9
  L/R Side Torso: 15 16/16
  L/R Side Torso (Rear):   6/6
  L/R Arm: 11 22/22
  L/R Leg: 15 22/22

Weapons & Equipment: Loc Heat Ammo Crits Mass
1 Medium Laser LT(R) 3   1 1.00
1 Medium Laser RT(R) 3   1 1.00
1 Medium Laser LA 3   1 1.00
1 Medium Laser RA 3   1 1.00
1 PPC RA 10   3 7.00
1 Autocannon/10 RT 3 10 8 13.00
   (Ammo Loc: 1 LT)
TOTALS:   25   50 70.00
Crits & Tons Left:       28 .00

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost: 5,998,054 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,092
Cost per BV: 5,492.72
Weapon Value: 1,289 / 1,289 (Ratio = 1.18 / 1.18)
Damage Factors:    SRDmg = 20; MRDmg = 12; LRDmg = 3
BattleForce2: MP: 4,   Armor/Structure: 4/5
    Damage PB/M/L: 4/3/1,   Overheat: 0
    Class: MH,   Point Value: 11

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