Griffin (55t)
Model by Primus BuS
The GRF-1N Griffin was first put into production in 2492. Considered a heavy 'Mech early in its career, the Griffin was superseded by heavier and better-armored vehicles within a century. Though the Griffin was initially designed as an assault 'Mech, its capacity was soon surpassed by more advanced weapons technology. For this reason, the Griffin was given a new specialty, that of long-range support in medium lances, a role for which it is well suited. The design was popular, however, and so the Griffin was kept in produc- tion but downgraded to medium status. This 'Mech may currently be found in almost every unit of the Successor States.