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Daryk

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Nighthawk Mk. XXV/XXVI PA(L)
« on: 03 July 2011, 20:43:59 »
One of several derivatives of the original Nighthawk Mk. XXI developed during the 28th century, the Mk. XXV was the first suit to meet the Special Armed Services' requirements for stealthy insertion from space.  Ironically, this required stripping down the sophisticated armor of the Mk. XXI to its most essential components to make room for a parafoil.  Two jump jets were also removed while the third was left to facilitate obstacle clearance and as a backup to the parafoil.  Improved ground motive systems somewhat compensated for the loss of the extra jump jets, but more importantly, enabled to the Mk. XXV to reposition more stealthily than a jumping unit.  In use, SAS tactics called for deploying Mk. XXV suits in specially treated Personal Reentry Units (PRUs) up to 20 hours out from a planet.  The deploying dropship (a "civilian" transport) would then proceed on its way, completing its deceleration and landing.  The SAS troops, meanwhile, would execute a ballistic reentry, and use their parafoils for the final leg to the ground.

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        Classic BattleTech Battle Armor Technical Readout

Type/Model:    Nighthawk Mk. XXV
Tech/Era:      Inner Sphere / 2780 / CBT Rules
Chassis Type:  Humanoid
Weight Class:  Power Armor (Light) (0 - 400 kg)
Rules:         Level 2, Standard design

Ground Speed:  21.6 km/h
Jump Capacity: 30 meters
Armor Type:    Basic Stealth

==================================================================
Configuration: [Base]
Equipment:                                          Slots    Mass
Chassis Type:  Light Class Humanoid                   0        80
Motive System: Ground Movement (2 MP)                 0        25
               Jump Jets       (1 MP)                 0        25
Armor Type:    2 Points Standard                      0       100

Manipulators:
  Left Arm:    Armored Glove                          0         0
  Right Arm:   Armored Glove                          0         0

Fixed Weapons & Equipment            Loc     Shots  Slots    Mass
------------------------------------------------------------------
ECM Suite                             LA              1       100
Mission Equipment                     RA              1        10
Extended Life Support               Body              1        25
Parafoil                            Body              1        35
------------------------------------------------------------------
TOTALS:                                               4       400
Slots & Mass Available for Configurations:            0         0

A further refinement of the Mk. XXV, the Mk. XXVI abandoned the Mk. XXI's ECM Suite for additional operational endurance, speed and maneuverability.  This generally limited Mk. XXVI targets to the less sophisticated variety.

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        Classic BattleTech Battle Armor Technical Readout

Type/Model:    Nighthawk Mk. XXVI
Tech/Era:      Inner Sphere / 2780 / CBT Rules
Chassis Type:  Humanoid
Weight Class:  Power Armor (Light) (0 - 400 kg)
Rules:         Level 2, Standard design

Ground Speed:  32.4 km/h
Jump Capacity: 90 meters
Armor Type:    Basic Stealth

==================================================================
Configuration: [Base]
Equipment:                                          Slots    Mass
Chassis Type:  Light Class Humanoid                   0        80
Motive System: Ground Movement (3 MP)                 0        50
               Jump Jets       (3 MP)                 0        75
Armor Type:    2 Points Standard                      0       100

Manipulators:
  Left Arm:    Armored Glove                          0         0
  Right Arm:   Armored Glove                          0         0

Fixed Weapons & Equipment            Loc     Shots  Slots    Mass
------------------------------------------------------------------
Power Pack                            LA              1        25
Mission Equipment                     RA              1        10
Extended Life Support               Body              1        25
Parafoil                            Body              1        35
------------------------------------------------------------------
TOTALS:                                               4       400
Slots & Mass Available for Configurations:            0         0

EDIT: Finally realized I was reading the wrong line in the structure table, and cleaned up the code tags.
« Last Edit: 20 March 2016, 16:25:53 by Daryk »

 

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