christened "Daishi" (Great Death) by a member of the Draconis
Combine's criminal underground, this 'Mech seems particularly aptly
named. Though the left-shoulder mounted long-range missiles augment
the 'Mech's firepower, it is the bundles of lasers, autocannons and
other weapons in the arm pods that make the Daishi most fearsome.
Slow but lethal, the Daishi is an assault 'Mech in the purest sense,
able to wade through almost any defenses.
The main configuration, by far the most common, features an LRM-10
rack in the left torso. In addition, each arm carries a bundle of
death - an Ultra-5 autocannon, two extended-range large lasers, and
two medium pulse lasers. Double heat sinks enable it to handle the
heat generated by its multiple laser weapons.
The most common alternative configuration carries the huge Gauss rifle
in its left arm, along with plenty of ammunition. The right arm holds
three large pulse lasers. Dual Streak SRM-6 racks replace the long-range
missile launcher in the left torso, and an anti-missile system protects
the 'Mech against enemy attacks.
The Daishi is a favorite 'Mech among Clan forces. According to dubious
but persistent rumors, the Draconis Combine has managed to capture
a Daishi intact. How Inner Sphere MechWarriors could seize such a
war machine is a mystery, short of the defection of a Clan MechWarrior
- an impossible act, from all that we know of these warlike people.
Technical Readout 3050
50,5 tons pod space availible